ASUS ROG Chimera G703 Gaming Laptop Review

Clock and Storage Speeds

ASUS ROG G703 Gaming Laptop Review

Clock and Storage Speeds

The Core i7-7820HK boosts up to 4.3 GHz on its 4 cores 8 threads giving you plenty of CPU horsepower. As you'll see in our graphs it ends up performing exactly like a desktop i7-7700K. If that doesn't pique your interest we're not sure what will.

ASUS ROG G703 Gaming Laptop Review  

Any gaming laptop requires a beefy GPU and the G703 ticks all the boxes with a full-fat GTX 1080 pushing polygons. This commitment to desktop performance from a mobile GPU has been hugely successful for nVidia when we reviewed GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060 models, so we can't wait to see how a GTX 1080 fares.


ASUS ROG G703 Gaming Laptop Review  

Nobody wants to be left behind in the storage wars and the NVMe M.2 drive that works the Windows 10 OS in the G703 is blisteringly fast, with read speeds deeply into the 3GB/s territory whilst the write speeds aren't exactly slow.


ASUS ROG G703 Gaming Laptop Review  

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26-10-2017, 12:23:48

evilcorp
Great review TTL. Having spent a lot of time with the Alienware 17 with a similar high end spec and then the MSI GT75VR the Chimera seems very interesting.

The cooling system looks very good im glad the Asus has separate cooling fans and heat pipes for both the cpu and gpu. It sound like at 96c the cooling solution is doing a good job of keeping the 7820hk under control. I suspect with better thermal paste and a slight undervolting you could probably get <90c overclocked. The price is about what I would have expected. I just hope that the EU gets 2 years rather than the paltry 1 year asus offers on some of their higher end laptops.

How was the panel? was there any flex in it? Did it look great? How did it sound?Quote

26-10-2017, 13:24:02

VonBlade
Panel looked amazing, no flex (as I mentioned) and it sounded as good as you'd expect a high end laptop to sound.Quote

26-10-2017, 13:39:10

Wraith
330W

Not bad at all for a gaming laptop, very impressed given that it's a desktop GPU. Kudos Asus.Quote

26-10-2017, 13:49:46

AlienALX
I had a ROG laptop once and it was a work of art. Seriously, just massively over engineered in every aspect.Quote

03-11-2017, 13:16:19

fejerm
96C CPU temp brings up a lot of questions. But before this let's consider the previous flagship, the G701VIK. That one had 7820HK CPU too. When running 4.3 GHz even during the most CPU intensive gaming (BF1, ROTTR) it maxed out at 84C with turbo fan. So this brings up the question, why does the Chimera with better cooling have higher CPU temp?
A ) did you run the CPU 4.3 GHz clocked ?
B ) were you gaming or running synthetic tests ?
C ) were you using auto fan or turbo fan? I

If you got 96c in Games with turbo fan and noncpu oc then your review unit is defective and needs a repaste.

However if CPU temp is around 80C running the most CPU intensive games at 4.3 GHz, then the CPU temp is perfectly normal.

Please add this information to the review because it is too important to leave out and can be a deal breaker for people considering this laptop.
I assume you dont test gaming laptops very often, so this was a good experience for the reviewer.Quote
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