New ASUS Gaming Laptops! Nvidia Super + Intel 10th Gen Models
, Just as a quick refresher if you missed yesterdays video. These are the new Nvidia Super graphics that were going to get so 2070 and 2080 Super. Outside of Super. There are also some improvements from Nvidia, such as dynamic boost and advanced optimus.. These are the Intel 10th gen processors that upcoming laptops will be available with. Its worth noting this includes the upgrade to faster DDR4, 2933 memory. Lets start out with the ASUS Zephyrus Duo 15, because I thought it was the most interesting laptop out of the new machines.. The idea behind this one is combining the best of both worlds from the Zephyrus lineup and the ZenBook Pro Duo, the laptop with two screens.. What we get is a gaming laptop with a second screen., The lower screen folds up automatically when you open the lid of the machine. A comment. A lot of people left on. My review of the Pro Duo was that theyd want the screen to be angled more so its easier to see and from these initial images it looks like that may be the case.. The secondary 14 60Hz touch screen is apparently the same panel. We saw in the Pro Duo. ASUS say they are working with various game developers, so that different titles will better support. This two screen, setup., If you recall from previous Zephyrus laptops like the GX701, the back half above the keyboard, is just all air intake, vents and otherwise unused.. The Duo 15 will pull air in below the second screen, and the gap is wider than the older hinge.
Lift design so in theory, better cooling plus you of course also get the advantage of the extra screen real estate.. As for the rest of the specs, the Duo 15 will be available with up to the 8 core Intel, i9 10980HK processor and Nvidia RTX 2080. Super Max Q, graphics, quite the mouth full there.. It will be available with either a 1080p 300Hz screen or 4K Im guessing 60Hz, but it wasnt specified.. The Duo 15 also has Thunderbolt 3 and Type C charging so sounds like it will be their top end. Option. Its also listed as having an Optimus GPU switch Im. Assuming this is the new Nvidia advanced optimus feature I outlined in yesterdays video, but wasnt able to confirm if it is or just a standard, MUX switch that needs a reboot. Speaking of top end options. Asus were asked if theyd be refreshing, the mothership they werent able to say at the moment it sounds like theyre still considering. It. ASUS said that all of their new 10th gen laptops, excluding the TUF, F15 and F17, will use thermal grizzly conductonaut, so liquid metal, which is honestly pretty awesome and should greatly improve thermals. While cool. It really makes you wonder if the Intel 10th gen processors are just so hot that this has now become required, but I guess well see when they arrive for testing. ASUS said they perfected liquid metal application by machine with the Mothership and were able to expand this Process to this new generation, as application by hand simply isnt scalable.
, Now lets move onto the GX502 and GX701. These are 15 and 17 inch machines respectively, however, theyre being renamed to the Zephyrus S 15 and Zephyrus S 17.. From what I can tell, the design appears similar, if not the same. Again, both have liquid metal, cooling, type c charging and interestly Thunderbolt 3, which they were missing. Last generation., The Intel 10th gen CPU will go up to the 8 core i7 10875H and Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max Q, graphics at the top end.. The ASUS GU502 is now called the Zephyrus M 15 again liquid metal cooling here too, with up to 8 core i7 10875H processor. Although the max GPU with this one will be RTX 2070 Super Max Q. It will still get Thunderbolt 3 Type C charging. However, no switch to disable Optimus here, as was the case with the earlier models.. There are some different lid options available which have a subtle colour change effect.. Next up there are the Strix Scar, 15 and 17, which seem to just replace the Scar III and I guess, Hero III. Externally. The designs look very similar to the prior models, but once more, both have liquid metal for cooling and they also go right up to the 8 core. I9 10980HK processor.. The Scar 15 goes up to RTX 2070 Super graphics, while the larger Scar 17 goes up to RTX 2080 Super and these arent, the Max Q versions., Neither have Thunderbolt, 3 or Type C charging, though those more premium features seem to be left to the Zephyrus range.
. They do, however, offer three M.2 slots for storage. If I recall last gen, there was just one and a 2.5 drive bay.. They also make use of keystone version 2, though it wasnt too clear what benefits that provides compared to last gen.. Down from that, there are the Strix G, 15 and Strix G 17, both of which go up to RTX 2070 Super and the i7 10875H.. Unlike the older Strix G, these ones will also have liquid metal and, like the bigger brother Scar model, also support 3 M.2 slots with dual NVMe drives in RAID 0 with WiFi 6. So some nice improvements there ASUS seem to be getting on board with faster M.2 storage and offering plenty of slots for it.. Asus are listing a number of their laptops with DDR4 3200 memory. However, the Intel 10th gen officially supports DDR4 2933, its not currently clear. If higher is possible with XMP profiles, or if you require memory that supports 3200 with JEDEC Ill test, that out when I have some. On the AMD side, theres of course, the new Zephyrus G14, which Ive previously reviewed in depth and the G15, which is basically a Newer version of the popular GA502 and is also Ryzen based.. A lot of you have asked if Ill be testing this lately. I expect so, but dont currently have an ETA. It depends on when ASUS have review units available in my country. So, Im waiting to hear back on that.
, We saw in my CES coverage that there are the TUF, A15 and A17 gaming laptops, which are also Ryzen, based again still waiting to get my hands on those. However, Ive got some more information on the TUF, F15 and F17, which are the Intel 10th gen versions of the A15 and A17.. Basically, theyre only going to be available in China and Taiwan at least initially so for most of the world, were only getting the Ryzen versions of the TUF laptops but honestly, based on the performance Ive seen so far. Thats, ok with me. ASUS mentioned that these would be the only Ryzen based models at this time, as it requires a redesign of the motherboard and thermals. So maybe theyll have more options in future, but for now it looks like their higher end. Gaming laptops will primarily be Intel based., Given the outstanding processor performance from the 4900HS in the G14. I found it a little strange that they havent also gone for, say a Ryzen based Scar or Zephyrus model, but at the same time I think they also currently have the most Ryzen 4000 gaming laptops available. Other companies are still lacking much more in that regard.. So the key takeaways seem to be that everything has undergone a name change. Most of the lineup is being refreshed with Intel 10th gen and Nvidia. Super graphics., Thunderbolt 3 has made its way into the Zephyrus models and liquid metal is present in almost all of their 10th gen laptops.
. A few of the models like the Scar and Strix have moved to three M.2 slots for expanded, solid state storage, otherwise, Ryzen processors will only be available in the G14, G15 TUF, A15 and A17, as originally covered at CES in January.. Let me know which models youre most interested in down in the comments.. I hope this video was useful. This was meant to be an in person event where I probably would have had a chance to film the new products and have some hands on time, but unfortunately, due to current circumstances, that was not possible. So all Ive got is the images provided by ASUS..