The ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC is the first Ryzen powered gaming laptop we have seen, featuring the Ryzen 7 1700 desktop CPU along with a 4GB RX580 GPU. This means that the 17.3" IPS 1080p monitor is Freesync capable with a maximum 60Hz refresh rate. That resolution and refresh rate will ensure even AAA titles can play with your graphics settings cranked.
In addition to the previously mentioned components,the GL702ZC ships with 16GB DDR4-2400MHz, a 256GB SATA III SSD, a 1TB 5400rpm HDD, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connectivity and 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi along with Bluetooth 4.1. The base model retails for a competitive $1500.
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Fremont, CA (November 20, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Strix GL702ZC, the world’s first laptop powered by AMD’s Ryzen™ eight-core processor. Multithreading technology provides 16 threads, that in combination with AMD Radeon™ RX580 graphics, make the Strix GL702ZC a formidable machine equally capable of playing the latest games and handling intensive rendering or other multi-threaded tasks with ease. The Strix GL702ZC features AMD FreeSync™ technology to provide gamers with ultra-smooth visuals on the laptop display as well as on compatible monitors via DisplayPort or HDMI. Designed for gamers, Strix GL702ZC features ROG Gaming Center and a backlit keyboard with anti-ghosting technology.
Desktop-version AMD Ryzen 7
Thanks to an exclusive deal between ROG and AMD, the Strix GL702ZC is the world’s first laptop that is powered by the full desktop-version AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor. This processor features eight cores and 16 threads, with a maximum boosted speed of 3.7GHz to give users the performance required for intense gaming and productive computing.
The Strix GL702ZC features AMD Radeon™ RX580 graphics with 4GB DDR5 VRAM for the visual prowess required for the latest games and graphics-intensive virtual reality (VR) applications.
AMD FreeSync Technology for Ultra-smooth Visuals
The Strix GL702ZC comes with a 17.3-inch FHD IPS display with 178° wide viewing angles and AMD FreeSync display technology. AMD FreeSync synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the graphics card to prevent lag, minimize frame-rate stutter and eliminate visual tearing for ultra-smooth gaming visuals. The Strix GL702ZC even works with FreeSync-compatible external monitors via DisplayPort or HDMI.
In addition, ASUS Splendid visual optimization technology ensures the best image quality for any type of content. It features four display modes, which can be accessed with a single click. Normal mode is ideal for daily tasks; vivid mode optimizes contrast to deliver stunning photos and video; Eye Care mode reduces blue-light levels to ease eye strain; and Manual mode allows for personalized color adjustments.
The Strix GL702ZC features the ROG Gaming Center, a unique dashboard that lets gamers launch ROG applications and access the settings menu. It works with integrated applications including ROG GameFirst IV, XSplit Gamecaster, and ASUS Splendid visual technology.
The backlit keyboard features anti-ghosting technology to ensure all keystrokes are instantaneously and correctly interpreted, even when 30 keys are pressed simultaneously.