ASUS ROG G752VS-XB78K – OC Edition 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop Review
Asus has never been one to disappoint gamers, and their performance range of products, known as Republic of Gamers, or ROG for short. ROG motherboards have always been highly coveted by gamers due to their impressive performance, and unique styling. We see this influence firmly entrenched here within the Asus ROG G752VS-XB78K OC Edition, and it looks really good. It has a 2 toned metallic grey covering that gives a professional and industrial look to the unit, while red accents on the keyboard and exhaust vents on the back of the unit hint at the laptops wild side. Right on the back of the unit is a bronze plate with the Republic of Gamers name etched into it for all to see. This, is a great gaming laptop.
Other than the ludicrously powerful Intel Core i7 CPU that this unit ships with, it also has been severely tweaked by the Asus engineers before leaving the factory. This means that your Intel Core i7-6820HK processor is actually able to punch way above its intended weight division. There are also great things happening with this systems RAM load out, as it comes with a mind numbing 64GB of DDR4 ram. To think that this amount of system memory would be running in a laptop even 10 years ago was laughable, but here we have a real life example. System memory is really important to a computer system because it acts as a temporary storage buffer for applications and programs. The CPU then executes these programs when it is available and however it has been prioritized. When a system runs out of memory, the CPU needs to wait for the program or application that has just run to be cleared from the system memory. The application or data then needs to be read from your computer’s hard drive and then loaded back into system memory where your CPU can then run and execute this code. This all happens in a matter of microseconds, but when you multiply this task by several hundred or several thousand parrallel instances, the drop in performance becomes noticeable to the human user. Therefore, more RAM is always a good thing for gamers.
The NVidia GeForce 1070 GTX runs 8GB of GDDR 5 which is a faster version RAM that was designed specially to assist graphics cards with the complex geometry that is has to calculate in order to render objects in 3D. The graphics rating for this laptop means that it is certainly capable of running VR games, all you need to do is pick your favourite VR system and then pair it with your laptop. The 17.3” display offers gamers some serious real estate which means that gaming while out and about is going to be just as enjoyable as it would be at home.