Asus announces the first gaming laptop with an eight-core processor

At Computex today, Asus announced several new ROG gaming laptops. The new Strix GL702ZC is the first gaming laptop to feature an eight-core processor (AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU). Variants of the laptop will also be available with the six-core Ryzen 5 1600 and the quad-core Ryzen 3 1200. Strix GL702ZC also comes with Radeon RX 580 graphics to make it VR-ready. Gamers can also select from FreeSync display options, including 4K at 60Hz and 1080p at 120Hz. The motherboard sports dual SO-DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory. It also has an M.2 slot for NVMe SSDs up to 512GB. It will be available later this summer.

The new Strix GL702VI will be one of the most affordable 17″ laptop with a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. Gamers can configure with an Intel Core i7 or i5 processor and up to 32GB of memory. They can also opt for a 120Hz display and PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD.

The new ROG Strix GL503 and GL703 series will offer the best combination of price, performance, and portability. Asus is also releasing that versions have been tailored exclusively for different types of esports games for the first time. The Hero Edition is designed for MOBAs, while the SCAR Edition is tweaked for competitive FPS gaming. There’s also a traditional version without genre-specific touches. These ROG Strix laptops are powered by the latest Intel 7th Gen. Core i7 or i5 processor, up to 32GB of memory, and a Pascal-based GTX 10-series GPU.

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