ASUS G703GI Thermal Testing, Overclocking and Undervolting
The IEEE 78758, for instance, may be cooler, especially as he can't overclock it. Thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, so expect different temperatures in different environments. Keep in mind that there are heat pipes shared between processor and graphics, so a change in one component may affect the other I've tested, both balanced and overboost modes. Balanced mode is basically with stock settings, while over boost mode would max out the fans and overclock the graphics by 100 megahertz on the core. It was also overclocked to 4.8 gigahertz on all calls out of the box up from the default 4.3 gigahertz or court over speed of the I 989 50 HK starting at the bottom of the graph at idle. The temperatures were fairly warm, although the fan was almost silent. The gaming tests were done with watchdogs too, as I find it to use a good combination of CPU and GPU, going from balanced to over boost mode. We can see a 6 degree improvement on both the processor and graphics, as this boosts the fan speed with the power limit. If the CPU, boosted from the stock 45 watts and under Bolton by minus 0.1 volts, we were seeing much hotter temperatures mainly on the CPU, but we'll see how performance improved in terms of clock speed in the next graph. The stress tests were done by running a to 64 and the heav'n benchmark. At the same time, in order to attempt to fully utilize both the processor and graphics, the lowest most stress test resulted stock was parliment throttling at the 45 watt TDP, but also had occasional thermal throttling at 94 degrees Celsius once boost mode is enabled, and we boost The power limits the CPU was constantly thermal throttling at 98 degrees Celsius when, under these high levels of load, even with the fans maxed out or minus 0.
1 volt multiplied at the top of the graph I've added the Thermaltake massive 20 cooling pad, which didn't really help With temperatures these are the average clock speeds for the same tests just shown up the top. We can see that with the cooling pad in use, we do get the best performance. Although the CPU was still thermal throttling, it was throttling less due to the extra cooling getting 200 megahertz higher CPU clock speeds on all six cores. This is actually quite impressive. Yes, it's running hot, but this is also very nice performance for a laptop. The 89 50 HK has an all court turbo speed of 4.3 gigahertz on all six cores so being able to go beyond this. Even under this worst case, stress test is a decent result. Otherwise, in general, we can see higher clock speeds with overboost mode enabled, as this increases the fan, speed, which addresses the thermal throttling that was taking place in most tests. These are the clock speeds I got while just running CPU only stress to us without any GP load and we're, seeing higher clock speeds now, as there's less heat in the system, without the graphics contributing with the minus 0.1 volt under multiplier, it was possible to get Four gigahertz on all six cores under stress test, not bad, considering your typical 87 58 tops out at 3.9 gigahertz by boosting the power limit and under bolting together it was possible to reach 4.6 gigahertz on all six cores.
Not bad at all. Here are the temperatures for the same tests and we can see that as soon as we boost the default 45 watt, TDP we're running into thermal throttling at 98 degrees Celsius, even under a CPU only workload. But as we just saw, we are getting some nice performance to demonstrate how this translates into performance. I'Ve got some cinder bench CPU benchmarks here with the IEEE 78758 down the bottom for comparison, the single core result with the i9 doesn't change, as we only see throttling under multi core stress test power limit throttling prior to boosting the power limit, followed by thermal throttling. With the power limit increased here are the GPU any clock speeds well under a graphical, only stress test and with a 150 megahertz core of clock applied on average, there was a 140 megahertz improvement under this workload with the overclock applied, the temperature rose by a couple Of degrees, but I never saw any thermal throttling on the graphics. So how does this performance boost actually translate into games? I'Ve tested with the exact same windows in video and gamer dates installed. The only changes were the ones listed here. Far cry 5 was tested using the built in benchmark at 1080p, with the manual overclocks shown by the purple bars. There was a fair improvement to the one percent low in all, but ultra settings with the manual settings up to 10 percent with low settings, for instance, and then a 3.
6 percent improvement to average FPS at Ultra there's, not too much of a difference as we're. Only running at 1080p and the stock results already have some overclocked supplier due to the nature of overboost mode, but we can get a small boost with the manual tweaks. As for the external, temperatures will actually be put in your hands at idle. It was in the low 30s, while gaming and under stress test it got to the mid 40s in the center honestly, not too bad, considering the temperatures inside, although we can see a fair bit of hot air coming out from the right directly under your mouse and If you're right handed as for the fan noise produced by the laptop, although you ever listen to some of these tests, Music at idle, that was fairly quiet but still audible, while gaming and under stress tasked with balanced mode. It was about the same as most other gaming laptops, I've tested and then with overboost mode enabled it was very loud overall. The G 703 is a large and loud machine which will run hot if you boost the power limit of the i9 CPU. However, as we've seen, this does offer us some fairly nice performance. These differences in performance shown aren't hard and fast rules. There are different factors which will vary results, primarily the temperature of the room, you're running in application of thermal paste, and even the specific hardware which comes down to the silicon loitering.
You may not be able to under bolt or overclock your hardware. The same as me. It depends on the chip and it's specific power requirements, so don't just blindly copy my settings and do some testing and find out where your stable point is for best results. It may be possible to further improve temperatures by swapping the thermal paste. However, as this is a review unit I'm, not able to try that if I change the paste, the next reviewer will unknowingly report incorrect thermal results due to what I've done in any case under faulting and raising the fan. Speed is much easier for anyone to do and as we've seen it did improve performance in this laptop. Let me know how much of a performance boost you found by under vaulting your hardware and what you thought of the improvements here and don't forget to subscribe.