Powerful Asus ROG 24 Inch Gaming Laptop With Secret GPU Beats GTX Titan X Performance

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, May 23, 2016 10:22 AM

As far as over the top hardware goes, a 24-inch laptop is probably right up there. You’d need thighs the size of Thor to get it sitting on your lap. Nevertheless that’s exactly what Asus has done with its latest ROG (Republic of Gamers) laptop. It looks like it’s been worth it in terms of performance as well, with this 24” beast raking in a higher 3DMark 11 benchmark score than the mighty GeForce GTX Titan X. That makes it the most powerful laptop on the planet. 

Asus have claimed it is “the future of ultimate gaming laptops”, offering desktop beating performance in an all-in-one solution a fraction of the size. The laptop in question is still a concept machine, tucked away inside the Asus labs, but what graphics card solution Asus is using, it’s best in field stuff. The only single GPU graphics card which can beat this experimental laptop is the newly announced Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1080.

Unfortunately Asus isn’t allowed to release the specs of the laptop, although it’s very likely there is either an early Polaris of Pascal GPU tucked inside there. Could this potentially be the first benchmark results of the inevitable GeForce GTX 1080M?

More on this is expected to be shown at Computex Taipei which begins at the end of this month. "Overclocked performance on the latest benchmarks and specs will all come in due time," said Asus. Unfortunately there’s no confirmed plans to bring this machine to market just yet, but as a proof of concept it shows where the notebook market could be heading soon.

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10:40 May-25-2016

Lol "a fraction of the size"

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10:55 May-25-2016

1/2 and 1/3 are still fractions :D


On a serious note - that laptop would be the size of a 24" screen with a keyboard, rather than a huge box as an addition to the screen.

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13:39 May-25-2016

Yeah, maybe someday I'll be able to afford one, doubt it'll be anytime soon :$

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03:39 May-24-2016

Well... It looks like I may have found my next laptop. I can hardly wait to see what the specs are in that behemoth 24" laptop. I wonder if it has a 144Hz 1440p IPS G-Sync display? That would be sweet! XD

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09:47 May-24-2016

haha ;D

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16:53 May-24-2016

While for a 'laptop' 24" is gi-normous...it's STILL better than trying to lug around a whole desktop xD

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16:56 May-24-2016

I dunno, it'd probably be a lot easier for me to take a Corsair250D based computer around with me, which can fit my entire system in.

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17:21 May-24-2016

It wouldn't. You're forgetting the keyboard, the screen, the cables, the speakers/headphones, etc.
A laptop is a laptop. 1 power plug, ready to go (AND has a battery should you want to run it someplace else and it also helps when you wanna boot BEFORE even plugging in the power plug, which saves time, or if the electricity cuts off for some reason, which happened to me a good few times).

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03:17 May-25-2016

Yeah it is nice to not miss anything just because the power goes out. Really nice here in Tornado Alley USA where the electricity can go out at anytime.

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10:36 May-25-2016

Here in UK some buildings exhibit power problems just because xD

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10:47 May-25-2016

Xquatrox makes some good points that I kinda missed. On the topic of power cuts though, yay for UPS's. They're the best.

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10:57 May-25-2016

Thanks :)
I always try to make quality points :)

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01:49 May-24-2016

Must be be 1080M or 1070M, since both of this card have low power consumption. Good news for laptop. Too early to talk about it, Asus love to tease people with their guessing game.

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03:36 May-24-2016

It could be a desktop GTX 1080 in a laptop. They already have laptops with desktop GTX 980 inside. The GTX 1080 is rated for 180 watts and my GTX 780M SLI is rated for 200 watts. My 780M SLI are actually using more like 220 watts so the desktop GTX 1080 shouldn't be an issue on power consumption, & as big as that 24" monster laptop is a full desktop GPU would fit easily.

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05:29 May-24-2016

Agreed
if its 24 inch it means it can house full fat GTX 1080 easily, no need for "m" version.

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16:39 May-24-2016

The size of a desktop card is mostly the cooler, really. Any somewhat thick laptop would house a desktop GPU space-wise, but the problem is heat output and cooling.

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06:36 May-26-2016

Damn.. If that laptop can fit a full size GPU. Why they still call it a "laptop"?

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12:32 May-26-2016

Because it's still portable like a laptop.
They're more commonly called "desktop replacement" though (because of the size and power)
(maybe not necessarily used on the lap at 24", but 17-18" laptops gave desktop GPUs as well!)

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22:27 May-23-2016

Well I'm sure the Titan-X owners out there are wallowing in grief over this horrendous revelation!


Then again, those very same Titan-X owners don't need to suffer long, I'd imagine the next-gen T-X equivalent will surface in a few months. At which point those poor n00bs with the laptops will be able to do precisely nothing, apart from dropping several thousand more for a newer laptop......


Hardware upgrades FTW!

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16:46 May-24-2016

First of all - no need to call laptop owners 'n00bs'. And...
...you do realize that laptops these days are upgradeable, right?


My original specs were:
GTX 780M SLI, i7-4700MQ, 24GB DDR3, none of the SSDs.
Same chassis, same laptop, but I upgraded all the parts myself and LITERALLY doubled my framerates. And now with laptops using purely desktop parts these days it's actually easier than ever to upgrade.


And just to let you know - 980M SLI beat a Titan X even at stock speeds (and mine are overclocked on top of that). 980M came out...umm...October 7, 2014...

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20:22 May-23-2016

A 24 INCH LAPTOP!?!?!

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21:01 May-23-2016

that's what she said x?

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03:07 May-25-2016

XD

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16:57 May-23-2016

Nah im happy with my lap, it can run almost every game at ultra settings 900p, that damn thing should be an unportable monster that weight like a bag of cement xD.

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14:28 May-23-2016

Sounds cool, but you'll probably have to dip quite deeply into your retirement fund to buy the damn thing...

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13:53 May-23-2016

probably a crude protoype of nvidia 10xx series

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12:58 May-23-2016

probably will also cost like $5000. gaming laptops are way too expensive

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13:53 May-23-2016

You pay for the size and laptops also include keyboards, screens, speakers, touchpads, etc.

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14:15 May-23-2016

Also it doesn't help that NVidia owns the mobile gaming market ATM. No competition equals sky high prices. -_-'

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14:30 May-23-2016

True. I spent around 1600CAD for my laptop cards alone when I decided to upgrade from the 780M SLI I had.

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14:22 May-23-2016

Problem is generally you're paying the price for good quality screens, keyboards, speakers, touchpads, etc.


Except OEMs cut so many corners it becomes a circle and gives you crapass of all the above for the same price. (It's the same on desktops obviously but there you can escape it.)

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14:32 May-23-2016

My AW screen and touchpad are definitely quality (the screen I even OC'd to 110Hz, though 120Hz under certain conditions also worked for me).
The keyboard has 5 lighting zones that I can program, macros, it's a full-size one. Not a fat mechanical keyboard, but I don't care tbh, it's just right for me.
Can't complain.

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22:05 May-23-2016

@TheMagicGuy You're right, as far as laptops go, if you're not careful. Research much, study carefully and you can get the good quality components that you pay for. Although I've only had laptops, I'm sure it's much the same with desktops.
Like Xquatrox, I can't complain either. No overclocking, but my keyboard is fine for a membrane keyboard with 4 lighting zones and macros, plus I have an IPS screen with 300 nits, whatever they are.
I feel I got my money's worth.

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16:52 May-24-2016

I'm not complaining about mine either. If anything, I'm running into a power wall because my overclocks draw so much power that it isn't enough for everything and my battery is being drained AS WELL AS the power from the wall (so I say - quality parts - the cards easily hold a +200MHz core, for example) xD
My next PC will be a sick-end desktop, though. I got spoiled by this laptop :)

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12:36 May-23-2016

Surprised there isn't a poll.
What do you guys think is the mysterious force powering the """"""""Laptop""""""""? (Not like a 24 inch monster can comfortably fit on your lap)
http://www.strawpoll.me/10289191

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18:42 May-23-2016

Good idea! I just contributed my thoughts ;) IMO ATM I think that pascal is the most plausible one since it's already pretty much waiting at the corner to be sold. But Polaris would explain logicaly the secrecy too I guess.

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20:24 May-23-2016

Thanks. :)

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08:05 May-26-2016

why isn't there a **** option on this poll like 'apples all the way' or '30fps 4ever'. you sir, just violated the sacred rule of strawpolls.

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12:24 May-23-2016

what if its at GTX 1070 Desktop in there?

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12:52 May-23-2016

You only read the title right? IF you read the whole article: The only single GPU graphics card which can beat this experimental laptop is the newly announced Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1080
or an amd gpu

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14:36 May-23-2016

Still could be an OC'd 1070 in there - but more probably its a 1080 sample or something very similiar

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02:38 May-24-2016

maybe it''s a overclocked GTX 1070 or Polaris

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12:00 May-23-2016

I love how they hid the model details with a black bar with confidential written on it, like it's a document of a weapon of mass destruction

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12:20 May-23-2016

Either for hype or an NDA/embargo. But not expecting much because those scores are what I'd expect from a 980M SLI (and the eouble-height field might indicate two GPUs there too)

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14:23 May-23-2016

No, I think you misunderstand, I was mocking about how they could have simply blurred it or put a black stip but instead how the went on wrote confidential with

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14:24 May-23-2016

their special font, like it's an important document while at the same time publishing it on the internet

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14:33 May-23-2016

oh yeah xD

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11:39 May-23-2016

24''?


How is this still portable :O

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12:17 May-23-2016

maybe rack-mounted suitcase with wheels? xD

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12:18 May-23-2016

Sounds more like an all-in-one desktop replacement to me...

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12:24 May-23-2016

maybe it'll have detachable keyboard xD

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13:41 May-23-2016

Maybe it comes with wheels.. :D

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12:51 May-23-2016

100% Bezel free display,maybe 95%.

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14:59 May-23-2016

They use it for Best Buy's Geek Squad boot camp.

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11:17 May-23-2016

xquatrox and leadstardude drooling xD


(I hope you 2 won't take offense, just posting this cause have some of the most monstrous laptops around GD :P)

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12:21 May-23-2016

Hah, not offended at all! I almost shed a tear there, almost like I won an award for having a monster laptop xD

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12:54 May-23-2016

But your laptop is getting old...

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13:43 May-23-2016

Not THAT old, by far :)

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14:09 May-23-2016

Hey Xquatrox :) I am looking to buy an epic gaming laptop, as I work abroad...how much in $$$ should I expect to pay for something similar to your current world-eater?

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14:41 May-23-2016

Depends on where you live and what specs aside from the CPU/GPUs you want.
Some models I can recommend would be:
MSI GT80 Titan Anniversary edition (features desktop 980 SLI!) | Eurocom SKY X9 | Eurocom Panther 5 | Sager/Clevo laptops (can either have 980M SLI or a single 980)


Most of these are highly customizable according to your budget, you'll get to pick things like:
4K Screens | 120Hz 1080p screens | M2 storage | G-Sync | Intel K series overclockable CPUs


They're awesome :)

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10:46 May-23-2016

My 980M SLI OC beat a Titan X by quite a bit more than that so no, this laptop is not "the most powerful laptop on the planet". 980M SLI without OC beat a TitanX already in benches, so nothing surprising there.
And with 24 inches of space and dual-spacing on the 3DMark GPU tab I'd guess 980M SLI. Maybe I'm wrong, who knows, but 1080M or 1080 for laptops has not even been murmured about yet.

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11:13 May-23-2016

Now imagine what the gtx 1080M sli would do :P

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12:18 May-23-2016

If they can get around putting them in like they did with regular 980 chips (there's an MSI GT80 Titan laptop sporting two desktop 980s in SLI!) - it would make for one sick laptop! :D

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10:46 May-23-2016

It's not even a laptop anymore. My main MONITOR'S 24" and I feel it's huuuge

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11:15 May-23-2016

Agreed. 24" is way too big for a laptop.

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10:40 May-23-2016

At a mere price of $4000+ o.e

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10:37 May-23-2016

pretty sure we're talking about the 1080M. or they managed to fit the 1070 or 1080 into the laptop.

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10:30 May-23-2016

I heard Polaris is currently aiming for high-end mobile graphics so...

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