Tests notebook Asus ROG Zephyrus show that the 3D-card GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q behind the usual 10-20%, and sometimes stronger
A month ago we wrote about the principles that underpin the complex Nvidia Max-Q. Recall that a number of measures that are grouped with this term allows manufacturers to create laptops are quite thin and light devices with top-end graphics card Nvidia.
One of the first laptops that implements this series of actions is Asus ROG Zephyrus. It is based on the GeForce GTX 1080 and the thickness of the device is 17 mm, and weighs 2.2 kg. This previously unattainable parameters for the gaming notebooks of this class.
And here colleagues from the resource THG tested the PC, which allows us to know what will have to sacrifice a potential buyer of such a device, receiving in return a great weight and dimensions.
So, skipping all the unnecessary, proceed directly to the tests. To begin with, performance tests. The most important opposition to the laptop Eurocom F5 Tornado, as it is based on the same GTX 1080, but without the complex Max-Q. with regard to the apparatus of the MSI, it has two adapter 1070 GTX in SLI.
As you can see, ahead of the standard GTX 1080 GTX 1080 Max-Q (the name is not very correct, but it is simpler and clearer) by 10-20% and sometimes more. For example, in Metro: Last Light Redux superiority reaches 55%, although the minimum frame rate all the way around. In most tests the performance of subjects closer to the Alienware 15 with the GTX 1070, although Asus is always a little ahead.
In the end it turns out that those who need maximum performance at any cost, is, as before, to choose a huge monster laptops weighing under 5 lbs. the Rest you can safely choose from more advanced options, created under the concept of Max-Q. moreover, it is highly likely that in the case of the GTX 1070 Max-Q the lag from «normal» will be less because of the initially lower power consumption and heat.
It is important for someone may be and the question of autonomy. If the five-kilogram spacecraft, this aspect often does not make sense, the laptop weighing just over 2 kg it becomes very important, since this laptop is no problem to take along.
As you can see in the diagram, Asus and Eurocom demonstrate almost identical performance under load of a game. However, the first has a battery capacity of only 50 W·h, whereas the second battery has a capacity of 75 watts.
Well, the last important aspect is heat. Thin case definitely does not allow you to use equally massive and effective WITH how thick. It’s interesting to see what GPU the Asus though, and is heated to about 10 degrees stronger, but beyond a reasonable temperature is.
Unfortunately, the noise of our colleagues did not measure, so it has nothing to say.