ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop announced date: 6th November 2019
Last reviewed: 21st August 2020
FutureproofHigh/Ultra4 Years 8 MonthsLow/Medium9 Years 9 Months
If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games
Is the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - With the Core i9-9980HK 8-Core 2.4GHz processor in this laptop its excellent for 2020 gaming, capable of running today’s game processor system requirements. With 8 of CPU cores available, this processor doesn’t have to worry too much about gaming processes bottlenecking as few games will be able to use all of these cores completely
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics card is excellent at running AAA titles released during 2020. The graphics solution in the laptop also has 8GB of VRAM. This is an excellent gamers amount of VRAM and plenty for today’s big games.
System Memory - An excellent amount of system memory, the 64GB is capable of running AAA titles during the 2020 gaming year and we would expect beyond that as well.
Screen Size - The 17.3" panel found in this laptop we would consider an excellent size for modern 2020 AAA games, and the sort of screen size more serious gamers would be looking for.
Refresh Rate - A gaming laptop wants to have a higher refresh rate to accommodate more frames per second(FPS) in the games it runs. The refresh rate is like a hard cap on the games deliverable FPS. The better the refresh rate the more FPS the laptop can deliver in games, up to the panels refresh rate hertz, and then the sharper the in game play is when the player moves about. So with those thoughts in mind and how the refresh rate impacts gaming, the review laptop has an ok refresh rate available to it. The 60Hz is certainly not great though, and if your hardware can deliver better FPS than the refresh rate, then perhaps shop around for a better refresh rate panel.
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
With this gaming laptop we will be exploring how well it can run modern, demanding and popular games that are out now or will be coming out over the coming months. Currently we will want to understand its gaming performance compared to its overall laptop cost and we can do this by looking at how it could run popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We will be seeing how it deals with these games in ultra graphics settings on its laptop screen resolution of 4K. Coming loaded with the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, this laptop is capable of beating 500 games at their minimum system specs and 492 games at their recommended system specs. This is when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games.
Comparing ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
We really want to see how the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K will compare across all permutations of the ROG Mothership GZ700GX model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
We review performance and allocate a P2P rating out of 10 that will adjust over time as the prices for hardware adjust. This laptop is currently given a 2.2 for P2P. Looking at how this configuration of the ROG Mothership GZ700GX laptop compares against other laptops within its range we can see it currently is placed at the 2nd spot. Those laptops that are closer to the top 1st place of the model range are considered better gaming laptops regarding performance and laptop price.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i9-9980HK 8-Core 2.4GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
64GB DDR4 3200MHz
17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
1x Thunderbolt 3
ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $986.99. Our ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop’s price to performance is 469%worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Another great model is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $858.54. Our ROG Mothership GZ700GX laptop is 428%worse on Price to Performance.
How does the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
The Core i9-9980HK 8-Core 2.4GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 499 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop cpu beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 500 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Let's take a look and see how well our Core i9-9980HK 8-Core 2.4GHz compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended CPU specs for Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop is 38%better, and compared to Watch Dogs Legion it is 38%better , where as against Assassins Creed: Valhalla it delivers 38%better performance.
How does the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key hardware aspects in any laptop is certainly the graphics card. Our ROG Mothership GZ700GX laptop’s GPU solution can be compared against a laptop that has one of the most powerful GPU’s around today, which will give us a relative benchmark. And will help us know how this laptop performs against the top end GPU laptop available today. We have chosen this next laptop for its GPU power, which is the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, and comes packing a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card. That graphics card performs 16%better when compared to our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 492 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 500 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 59%better performance while against Watch Dogs Legion it’s 59%better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 59%better.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
A mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and currently priced at $11.99. Price watching this mouse shows that it has had a price drop by $19 during the past couple of weeks, which gives us more reason to select it to go with today’s laptop. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop, then the HyperX Cloud Stinger is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $47.14. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.