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Courte critique du PC portable de jeu Asus Strix GL702VS (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1070) Xotic PC Edition

Chaud devant! L'Asus GL702VS est l'une des multiples options pour les joueurs à la recherche d'excellentes performances dans un châssis fin. Avec des composants haut de gamme dans un châssis relativement fin et léger, le GL702VS permet d'obtenir des détails graphiques élevés dans les jeux récents sans un impact important à la balance. Mais peut-il maîtriser sa chauffe ou va t-il en succomber?

Asus is known for building high-end components into quality chassis. Nowhere is that truer than with their ROG line of premium gaming laptops. The brand often places in our Top Ten Gaming Notebooks list due to its excellent performance and stellar build quality, and the GL702VS fits right in. An upgrade from the previously review GL702VM, our review model is equipped with the capable Intel Core i7-7700HQ and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

The GL702VS is a part of the Strix brand, which Asus uses to denote its thinner and lighter gaming notebooks. While smaller than other 17-inch gaming notebooks on the market, it still packs a punch when it comes to AAA titles. We'll look at how this notebook performs and how it stacks up to the competition and analyze thermal management, maintenance, and several other facets of the laptop to see if it is worthy of a spot on your desk.

Top-tier gaming notebooks are no longer the hulking beasts they once were; gamers can find very enjoyable experiences in highly portable machines these days. In addition to our GL702VS, we'll look at several other high-end gaming notebooks in the same class: the MSI GT72VR, the MSI GT62VR, the Gigabyte P57X v7, the Eurocom Tornado F5, and the lower-specced Asus GL702VM.

Thanks to Xotic PC for providing our review unit. The GL702VS can be found on their website for about $1,700 USD.

Asus Strix GL702VSK (GL702 Gamme)
Processeur
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Carte graphique
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 Mo, Processeur: 1443 MHz, Mémoire: 2002 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 21.21.13.7878, None
Mémoire
16384 Mo 
, DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200, jusqu'à 32 Go (2 emplacements mémoire)
Écran
17.3 pouces 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 127 PPP, Non, AU Optronics AUO119D, IPS, 120 Hz G-Sync, brillant: non
Carte mère
Intel HM175
Disque dur
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1000 Go 
, 7200 tpm, HDD 1 To à 7200 RPM, 930 Go libres
Carte son
Intel A171
Connexions
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Encoche de Sécurité Kensington, Connectique audio: prise combo audio 3,5 mm, Lecteur de cartes mémoires: lecteur de carte SD, Brightness Sensor
Réseau
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac)
Taille
Hauteur x Largeur x Profondeur (en mm): 30.0 x 414.8 x 279.9
Batterie
76 Wh Lithium-Ion
Système d'exploitation
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Appareil photo
Webcam: 720p
Fonctionnalités additionnelles
Haut-parleurs: haut-parleurs à l'avant, Clavier: Chiclet, Rétroéclairage du clavier: oui, ROG Gaming Center, Splendid, ROG Game First IV, XSplit Gamecaster, Sonic Radar, Sonic Studio, GeForce Now, 12 Mois Garantie
Poids
2.9 kg
Prix
1700 USD

 

Case

Some gaps are present around the display bezel.
Some gaps are present around the display bezel.

The build quality is on par with what we've come to expect from the ROG line. The chassis is firm and feels strong. There is some flex in the keyboard deck, but only under intentional pressure. While typing, the deck remains rigid. The screen can also be twisted (as is the case with many 17-inch displays), but only slightly. The underside is cannot be warped at all. Overall, the chassis feels well made. There is no service hatch for upgrades, but the internals are relatively simple to access. See the section on maintenance below for more details.

Asus has opted for a mix of materials for the chassis. Our review unit features an Xotic PC skin that covers the brushed aluminum finish on the lid. The rest of the case is made from plastic with a faux-brushed metal finish. This finish is highly resistant to fingerprints; smudges and oils will not readily show, keeping the chassis clean. The overall aesthetic is toned down from the typical "gamer flair" seen in other ROG notebooks. Ornamentation is subtle and the gunmetal and black colors are muted.

The main chassis fits together well with no glaring gaps. The bezel around the display doesn't fare as well - there are several large gaps along both the top and bottom. This might be due to the wrap on the display's lid and may not be present in all units. Creaks can be heard when the lid is depressed or twisted as well. The middle of the back panel is a particular weak spot, and the lid is visibly distorted when pressure is applied to this spot.

The hinge is well tuned and the display can be opened with one hand to a maximum of 135º. Despite the strong hinge, the display wobbles when the device is moved or knocked. The screen stays stable when typing.

Compared to its rivals, the Asus GL702VS is light and thin. It weighs less than most current competitors. An exception is the thinner GL702VM, which sports a less powerful GPU. Despite its larger footprint and 17-inch display, our unit ties the smaller MSI GT62VR in weight and beats the Eurocom Tornado F5 by about 200 grams (almost half a pound). The GL702VS is almost a full kilogram (~2.2 lbs) lighter than the MSI GT72VR. Asus has done a fine job in packing high-level hardware in a relatively small and portable package.

Connectivity

The GL702VS has a good mix of I/O. It has the same ports and layout as its brother, the GL702VM. We're glad to see the inclusion of Thunderbolt 3; the 40 Gbps bandwidth allows the GL702VS to hook up to high-speed storage, external graphics solutions, and high-resolution monitors. There is also a Mini DisplayPort and HDMI port on the left side, allowing users to connect several external displays. At this time, we cannot determine the standards of the display connections.

The ports are well spaced and placed near the rear of the unit, which is preferable when using USB devices like mice.

Left side: charging port, gigabit LAN, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Type-A, combo audio jack
Left side: charging port, gigabit LAN, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Type-A, combo audio jack
Right side: SD card slot, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, Kensington lock
Right side: SD card slot, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, Kensington lock
Front: activity LEDs
Front: activity LEDs
Back: ventilation
Back: ventilation

SD Card Reader

The SD card reader is average. Using our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II Reference-Card, we see 86.1 MB/s in our AS SSD read test. This is a decent score but pales when compared to the competition; the MSI notebooks are almost 2.5 times faster. In a "real-world" test of copying JPG files, the GL702VS hit 63.6 MB/s, which puts it well behind its rivals. On their own, these transfer speeds are adequate, but users that rely on SD cards to transfer files should look at other options.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Eurocom Tornado F5
159.5 MB/s ∼100% +151%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
153 MB/s ∼96% +141%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
125 MB/s ∼78% +97%
Gigabyte P57X v7
78.2 MB/s ∼49% +23%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
72.6 MB/s ∼46% +14%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
63.6 MB/s ∼40%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
209 MB/s ∼100% +143%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
205 MB/s ∼98% +138%
Eurocom Tornado F5
191.9 MB/s ∼92% +123%
Gigabyte P57X v7
90.4 MB/s ∼43% +5%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
86.1 MB/s ∼41%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
84.6 MB/s ∼40% -2%

Communication

In contrast to the Killer Wireless 1435 and 1535 commonly found in competing gaming notebooks, the GL702VS uses Intel's Dual-Band 8260 wireless card for a quick and reliable WiFi connection. Send and receive speeds come in at 526 and 650 MBit/s, respectively. These are in line with rivals and are more than fast enough for multiplayer gaming, content streaming, and file transfers.

Network connections are strong and stable. We have yet to encounter any drops or other hiccups when using WiFi. Users can also use the Gigabit LAN port for more reliable connections.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
672 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
669 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
650 MBit/s ∼97%
Eurocom Tornado F5
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
558 MBit/s ∼83% -14%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
618 MBit/s ∼100% +17%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
579 MBit/s ∼94% +10%
Eurocom Tornado F5
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
569 MBit/s ∼92% +8%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
526 MBit/s ∼85%

Maintenance

Maintenance is simple and easy. Like other gaming notebooks, Asus allows users to access and upgrade the internal components. After removing 10 Phillips head screws and disengaging plastic clips with a pry tool, the bottom cover pops off to reveal the inside of the machine. The wireless card is readily accessible. Our review unit includes a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD and 1 DIMM of 16 GB DDR4 RAM. There is a blank slot for an additional DIMM of DDR4 RAM and an M.2 SSD. The M.2 slot can accommodate PCIe/NVMe SSDs for lightning quick access times.  

The fans can easily be cleaned. The heat pipe array can also be removed with further disassembly, revealing the soldered GPU and CPU.

All components are readily accessible.
All components are readily accessible.
The GL702VS can use a PCIe/NVMe SSD.
The GL702VS can use a PCIe/NVMe SSD.
The 2.5" SATA drive can easily be changed.
The 2.5" SATA drive can easily be changed.

Warranty

Asus includes a one-year limited warranty. Xotic PC offers up to a three-year limited warranty on components (including accidental damage to the display) and a lifetime limited warranty on labor with technical support for an additional cost.

Input Devices

Keyboard

While not at the level of other gaming notebooks, the generous 1.6 mm of travel makes typing a breeze. The pressure point is well-defined and articulate, and key response is firm. Feedback isn't as good as other gaming notebooks' (namely the GL553VD) but is overall pleasing. The keys are silent with minimal clatter and are suitable for typing in quiet environments. The matte black finish compliments the red lettering and is resistant to fingerprints and smudges. The lack of RGB lighting may turn some users off, but the three-stage red backlight is bright and easy on the eyes in dark environments. Also, there are no special keys other than a dedicated ROG key that launches the ROG Center software. Macro keys are absent which may be a deal breaker for some. 

The key layout is good. Keys are well-sized and easy to find. The number pad keys on the right side are a bit narrow and require some adjustment. Arrow key placement is also not optimal; the right arrow key tends to blend in with the number pad and can be hard to find by touch. The keyboard deck remains firm under normal typing conditions but can flex when keys are pounded. Overall, the keyboard is good but a bit mundane. Most users will be perfectly happy with the typing experience, but serious typists may want to explore other options.

Touchpad

The touchpad is adequate. It is well-sized at about 105 mm by 75 mm. The smooth finish gives the illusion of a glass surface but definitely feels like plastic. Gliding feels good and tracking is accurate. Gestures are recognized, but our unit seems to have a small delay between the touchpad and screen. This is especially noticeable when scrolling with two fingers. Users will move their fingers, but the touchpad takes a small breath before registering the action. It's not overly distracting but is worth mentioning.

The integrated left- and right-click buttons feel hollow and spongy. Travel is average, but feedback is soft. Overall, the touchpad is disappointing and should be used only for basic navigation. Gamers will definitely want to use a mouse. 

Keyboard and touchpad.
Keyboard and touchpad.
Red Keyboard backlighting.
Red Keyboard backlighting.

Display

The GL720VSK features a 17.3-inch Full HD matte display. With great color accuracy and wide viewing angles, the IPS panel from AU Optronics looks stunning, especially when compared to TN panels commonly seen in gaming notebooks. The trade off for these improvements is response time; IPS displays typically have slower response times which might impede the hair-trigger reflexes needed in some games. Despite this, response times are superior to other IPS panels but are beaten by the TN display in the MSI GT72VR

The GL702VS has a nice surprise in its panel: G-Sync. G-Sync is a proprietary technology from Nvidia that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the GPU. The result is a more fluid experience with minimal or no screen tearing. Thanks to the high 120 Hz refresh rate of our review unit's display, gameplay is buttery smooth and looks absolutely gorgeous.

Backlight bleed along the bottom edge and top corners.
Backlight bleed along the bottom edge and top corners.
Subpixel array.
Subpixel array.
293.8
cd/m²
313.3
cd/m²
314.5
cd/m²
292.9
cd/m²
316.5
cd/m²
294.9
cd/m²
308.8
cd/m²
309.4
cd/m²
313.1
cd/m²
Homogénéité de la luminosité
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 316.5 cd/m² Moyenne: 306.4 cd/m² Minimum: 35.8 cd/m²
Homogénéité de la luminosité: 93 %
Valeur mesurée au centre, sur batterie: 316.5 cd/m²
Contraste: 1507:1 (Valeurs des noirs: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.2 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 3.9 | - Ø
86% sRGB (Argyll) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.19
Asus Strix GL702VSK
AU Optronics AUO119D, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF3, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F), IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Chi Mei N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN LED, 17.3, 1920x1080
Eurocom Tornado F5
IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Gigabyte P57X v7
SHP145E, IPS, 17.3, 3840x2160
Response Times
-34%
-36%
18%
-39%
-121%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
21.2 (9.6, 11.6)
38 (12, 26)
-79%
37 (16, 21)
-75%
29 (13, 16)
-37%
33.6 (8.4, 25.2)
-58%
55.6 (18.4, 37.2)
-162%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (13.6, 12.4)
23 (5, 18)
12%
25 (4, 21)
4%
7 (4, 3)
73%
31.2 (4.4, 26.8)
-20%
46.8 (10.4, 36.4)
-80%
PWM Frequency
1000 (29)
Screen
-42%
-13%
-37%
-16%
-10%
Brightness
306
312
2%
311
2%
277
-9%
310
1%
408
33%
Brightness Distribution
93
91
-2%
85
-9%
87
-6%
90
-3%
86
-8%
Black Level *
0.21
0.5
-138%
0.3
-43%
0.27
-29%
0.33
-57%
0.44
-110%
Contrast
1507
652
-57%
1033
-31%
1107
-27%
957
-36%
1003
-33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.2
6.3
-50%
4.82
-15%
9.65
-130%
5
-19%
5.1
-21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.9
7.37
-89%
3.94
-1%
9.68
-148%
4.2
-8%
4.3
-10%
Gamma
2.19 110%
2.37 101%
2.45 98%
1.89 127%
2.12 113%
2.08 115%
CCT
7242 90%
7116 91%
6877 95%
11652 56%
6107 106%
7345 88%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
55
-2%
54
-4%
75
34%
54.5
-3%
87
55%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
86
83
-3%
83
-3%
100
16%
83
-3%
100
16%
Moyenne finale (programmes/paramètres)
-38% / -41%
-25% / -18%
-10% / -26%
-28% / -21%
-66% / -32%

* ... Moindre est la valeur, meilleures sont les performances

Brightness is good and in line with the competition at about 306 nits. The Gigabyte P57X v7 has a brighter screen but much slower response times. There is some screen bleeding around the panel, but it's minimal and not distracting. The bleed may be due to gaps in the bezel. Black levels are impressive at 0.21 and contrast is very good at 1507:1. As a result, dark scenes in movies and games are well defined with none of the blockiness present in lower contrast displays. 

Colors are excellent. Deltas are lower than all rivals; as such, photos and movie clips are accurate. Objectively, deltas of less than 3 are generally considered acceptable for professional work, so photographers and others who work extensively with colors may want to look elsewhere. That said, the target audience for this notebook is the gaming community, and they will be pleased with the vivid and accurate colors on this display.

The display has an above average color space, covering 86% of sRGB and 56% of AdobeRGB. This should be more than acceptable for gaming.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMan: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMan: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
vs. sRGB: 86%
vs. sRGB: 86%
vs. AdobeRGB: 56%
vs. AdobeRGB: 56%

Due to the matte finish on the display panel and adequate brightness, the GL702VS can be used outdoors. Images and text remain crisp and legible. Moving into direct sunlight presents some problems, but the screen is still visible. Overcast skies are this panel's best friend when outdoors.

The screen can be used in the shade...
The screen can be used in the shade...
...but direct sunlight may be problematic.
...but direct sunlight may be problematic.

Temps de réponse de l'écran

Le temps de réponse d'un écran mesure la rapidité à laquelle l'écran est capable de changer une couleur pour une autre. Un temps de réponse élevé se traduit par une image floutée pour les objets en mouvement. Les joueurs bénéficieront de faibles latences d'affichage en jeu.
       Temps de réponse noir à blanc
26 ms ... hausse ↗ et chute ↘ combinées↗ 13.6 ms hausse
↘ 12.4 ms chute
L'écran souffre de latences relativement élevées, insuffisant pour le jeu.
En comparaison, tous les appareils testés affichent entre 0.8 (minimum) et 240 (maximum) ms. » 42 % des appareils testés affichent de meilleures performances.
Cela signifie que les latences relevées sont similaires à la moyenne (26.7 ms) de tous les appareils testés.
       Temps de réponse gris 50% à gris 80%
21.2 ms ... hausse ↗ et chute ↘ combinées↗ 9.6 ms hausse
↘ 11.6 ms chute
L'écran montre de bons temps de réponse, mais insuffisant pour du jeu compétitif.
En comparaison, tous les appareils testés affichent entre 0.9 (minimum) et 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % des appareils testés affichent de meilleures performances.
Cela signifie que les latences relevées sont meilleures que la moyenne (42.8 ms) de tous les appareils testés.

Scintillement / MLI (Modulation de largeur d'impulsion)

Afin d'abaisser la luminosité de l'écran, certains ordinateurs portables font varier très rapidement le rétroéclairage entre éteint et allumé. La fréquence à laquelle le rétroéclairage s'éteint et se rallume est normalement fixée à une valeur qui permet de rendre la variation indétectable à l'œil nu? Si la fréquence est trop basse, certaines personnes peuvent être sujettes à une fatigue oculaire, des maux de tête ou même percevoir les variations.
Scintillement / MLI (Modulation de largeur d'impulsion) non décelé

En comparaison, 57 % des appareils testés n'emploient pas MDI pour assombrir leur écran. Nous avons relevé une moyenne à 6262 (minimum : 43 - maximum : 142900) Hz dans le cas où une MDI était active.

Viewing angles are good as with any IPS panel. Asus claims a 178° viewing angle, and we believe it. At extreme angles, the screen begins to dim and details may get lost, but text and images are still visible. Thanks to the large size and wide visibility, the display can easily be shared with others.

Viewing angles.
Viewing angles.

Performance

Asus' GL702 notebooks are available in a few different configurations which offer various storage and graphics solutions. Our review model is in the upper echelon of the line, sporting an Intel Core i7-7700HQ and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. This specific SKU eschews an SSD in favor of a slower, but cheaper, mechanical hard drive. The HDD is the only compromise in this machine, as both the CPU and GPU promise excellent performance.

Processor

The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is one of the fastest mobile processors currently available. The quad-core Kaby Lake chip features Hyperthreading, a 6 MB L3 cache, and a 45 W TDP. The 7700HQ has a base clock of 2.8 GHz and can boost up to 3.8 GHz on a single core. In our testing, the processor is able to fully boost whether plugged in or running on battery power. The CPU can handle almost any workload with aplomb, especially applications that take advantage of multiple CPU threads. When the system is stressed, we do notice some throttling. We will expound upon this in the Stress Test section below.

The 7700HQ is becoming fairly commonplace among high-end gaming notebooks. As such, the GL702VS keeps pace with most of the competition. The 7700HQ is routinely about 10-15% faster than the previous generation i7-6700HQ (Skylake) seen in the GL702VM. The Eurocom Tornado F5 takes the gold in our processor comparison; its overclockable i7-7700K is about 20-25% faster than the 7700HQ in all tests, thanks in part to the higher TDP of the unlocked CPU.

You can find more information about the Intel Core i7-7700HQ in our dedicated processor page here.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
190 Points ∼97% +19%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
160 Points ∼82% +1%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
159 Points ∼82% 0%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
159 Points ∼82%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
152 Points ∼78% -4%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
134 Points ∼69% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
897 Points ∼42% +22%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
736 Points ∼34% 0%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
736 Points ∼34% 0%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
736 Points ∼34%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
731 Points ∼34% -1%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
678 Points ∼32% -8%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
2.19 Points ∼99% +22%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.81 Points ∼82% +1%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.81 Points ∼82% +1%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.8 Points ∼81%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.71 Points ∼77% -5%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.5 Points ∼68% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
9.78 Points ∼41% +21%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.17 Points ∼34% +1%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.15 Points ∼34% +1%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.1 Points ∼34%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.04 Points ∼34% -1%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.47 Points ∼31% -8%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
7222 Points ∼81% +22%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5929 Points ∼67%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5906 Points ∼67% 0%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5733 Points ∼65% -3%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5126 Points ∼58% -14%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
28189 Points ∼57% +28%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22270 Points ∼45% +1%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22171 Points ∼45% +1%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
21997 Points ∼44%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
20111 Points ∼40% -9%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
340.3 s * ∼4% -51%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
333.762 s * ∼4% -48%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
226 s * ∼3%
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
176.329 s * ∼2% +22%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Asus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
590 Seconds * ∼3%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
569.52 Seconds * ∼3% +3%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
546 Seconds * ∼2% +7%
Eurocom Tornado F5
Intel Core i7-7700K
440.036 Seconds * ∼2% +25%

* ... Moindre est la valeur, meilleures sont les performances

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
10860
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
21997
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5929
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
68.2 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.1 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.8 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
100.9 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
736 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
159 Points
Aide

Looping Cinebench R15, we see some interesting results. The i7-7700HQ appears to ramp up over the first few tests before finally leveling off at around 680 points. This is lower than the score achieved in a single run. During prolonged workloads, the i7-7700HQ isn't able to maintain full performance, falling by about 8%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

System Performance

Despite its stellar CPU and GPU, the GL702VS takes a while to get up to full speed. This is mainly due to the slower mechanical hard drive in our review unit, but retailers like Xotic PC offer SKUs with faster SSDs preinstalled. The hard drive can be easily swapped by users, and there is a slot for an M.2 SSD (either SATA or NVMe). Regardless, overall system performance is good. The GL702VS can handle any work or game thrown its way, but performance is not up to scratch when compared to rivals in PCMark 8. Again, the Eurocom Tornado F5 is king, but keep in mind that it has a faster processor and much faster NVMe SSD at its heart.

It should be noted that our review unit could not complete the Creative Accelerated test in PCMark 8. We cannot determine the cause but suspect there may be some driver issues at play. As such, we will not include this benchmark in our review. 

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
6515 Points ∼100% +36%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5406 Points ∼83% +13%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
5404 Points ∼83% +13%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4809 Points ∼74% +1%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4782 Points ∼73%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
4218 Points ∼65% -12%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
5476 Points ∼92% +14%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5011 Points ∼84% +5%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
5009 Points ∼84% +5%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4787 Points ∼80%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4670 Points ∼78% -2%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
3569 Points ∼60% -25%
PCMark 7 Score
4246 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4787 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4782 points
Aide

Storage Devices

CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
HD Tune
HD Tune

As mentioned, the 7200 RPM HDD is slow. Interestingly, CrystalDiskMark testing places our review unit behind its smaller brother, the GL702VM, despite both notebooks using the same hard drive. This was the case with multiple rounds of testing. HD Tune may tell a more accurate story; the average transfer rate of 133.5 MB/s is more in line with 7200 RPM drives. 

What is clear is that the 1 TB drive in our GL702VS is outclassed by the SSD-equipped competition. Rivals are about 7 times faster in sequential read speeds and 4 times faster in write speeds. The Eurocom Tornado F5 blows everything else out of the water with its PCIe/NVMe drive, coming in at speeds over 20 times faster than our GL702VS (2145 MB/s vs. 78.3 MB/s). This is noteworthy as our unit can also accommodate NVMe SSDs. In theory, the GL702VS can attain this speed with an easily installed high-quality drive.

Asus Strix GL702VSK
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
Eurocom Tornado F5
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
Gigabyte P57X v7
Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
32%
10008%
9754%
20180%
8382%
Write 4k QD32
1.1
1.186
8%
257.9
23345%
318.3
28836%
634
57536%
296
26809%
Read 4k QD32
1.1
1.106
1%
388.4
35209%
331.1
30000%
744.4
67573%
281.3
25473%
Write 4k
1.1
1.146
4%
122.8
11064%
111.1
10000%
180.6
16318%
82.25
7377%
Read 4k
0.5
0.602
20%
38.55
7610%
33.35
6570%
55.94
11088%
26.04
5108%
Write 512
43.9
63.33
44%
286.9
554%
332.3
657%
966.7
2102%
306.1
597%
Read 512
34
44.85
32%
462
1259%
403.1
1086%
715.3
2004%
315
826%
Write Seq
75.5
130.6
73%
422.8
460%
311.8
313%
1724
2183%
305.7
305%
Read Seq
78.3
134.6
72%
521.4
566%
521.2
566%
2145
2639%
516.8
560%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
Débit de transfert minimal: 49.3 MB/s
Débit de transfert maximal: 133.5 MB/s
Débit de transfert moyen: 85.3 MB/s
Temps d'accès: 17.5 ms
Débit en pointe: 183.2 MB/s
Utilisation du processeur: 4.1 %

GPU Performance

And now on to the star of the show: the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. The 1070 is based on Nvidia's new Pascal architecture which focuses on high performance and energy efficiency. The result is a graphics card that offers desktop-level performance with laptop-level power consumption. The 1070 is classified as "VR Ready," meaning that it can render graphics at the high resolutions and frame rates demanded by VR headsets. You can read more about the GeForce GTX 1070 at our dedicated GPU page here. Due to the inclusion of G-Sync, the GL702VS doesn't use integrated graphics; the GTX 1070 handles all display output.

In our 3DMark testing, we see an interesting result. While the GL702VS outpaces the GTX 1060 in the GL702VM in most benchmarks, it falls behind its rivals in the Cloud Gate Standard and Ice Storm Extreme benchmarks. The GL702VS has the same CPU and GPU as the MSI GT62VR and GT72VR but can't match their performance. It manages similar scores in Fire Strike at 1080p, which is more in line with expectations. We suspect that the disparity in less demanding tests is due to some thermal throttling, which we will explore in the Stress Test section below.

3D Mark 11
3D Mark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
11099 Points ∼69% +48%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
9116 Points ∼57% +21%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
7712 Points ∼48% +3%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
7601 Points ∼48% +1%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
7516 Points ∼47%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
6525 Points ∼41% -13%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
23243 Points ∼46% +2%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
23170 Points ∼45% +2%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
23042 Points ∼45% +1%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
22825 Points ∼45%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
22704 Points ∼45% -1%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
14317 Points ∼28% -37%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
17625 Points ∼43% +3%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
17477 Points ∼43% +2%
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
17321 Points ∼43% +1%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
17170 Points ∼42% 0%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
17131 Points ∼42%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
11311 Points ∼28% -34%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
114095 Points ∼70% +55%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
108027 Points ∼66% +47%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
97501 Points ∼60% +33%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
79107 Points ∼48% +8%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
75190 Points ∼46% +2%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
73454 Points ∼45%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Eurocom Tornado F5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K
315546 Points ∼43% +123%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
231131 Points ∼32% +63%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
203705 Points ∼28% +44%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
185998 Points ∼25% +31%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
141599 Points ∼19%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
116033 Points ∼16% -18%
3DMark 11 Performance
15287 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
102217 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
25144 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13532 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
7528 points
Aide

Gaming Performance

Here we arrive at the most compelling feature of the GL702VS: gaming. Thanks to the powerful combo of the i7-7700HQ and the GTX 1070, the GL702VS absolutely crushes games at maximum details at Full HD. Despite the setbacks we saw in synthetic GPU tests, the GL702VS puts up an impressive show in demanding AAA titles. Lighter or older titles like Bioshock Infinite see our unit falling behind again, but at such high frame rates, we have little to complain about.

Full HD gaming is the sweet spot for this machine. The GL702VS often breaks 100 FPS at Full HD, which puts the 120 Hz monitor to work. Motion is silky and screen tearing is non-existent thanks to G-Sync. Gaming at higher resolutions is possible, but as the only option for the display is 1080p, there is no added benefit unless gaming on a 1440p external monitor. 4K may be in reach, but the GTX 1070 will struggle at higher detail settings. 

Mafia 3 - 1920x1080 High Preset
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
66 fps ∼69% +14%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
58 fps ∼61%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
40.1 fps ∼42% -31%
Ashes of the Singularity - 1920x1080 high
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
78.2 fps ∼89% +60%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
55.3 fps ∼63% +13%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
49 fps ∼56%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
47.5 fps ∼54% -3%
Doom - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
136.5 fps ∼68% +24%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
110 fps ∼55%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
98 fps ∼61% +7%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
92 fps ∼57%
Fallout 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
107.6 fps ∼72% +2%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
105 fps ∼70%
Thief - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
80 fps ∼64%
Metro: Last Light - 1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
117.6 fps ∼79% +32%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
89 fps ∼60%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
149.6 fps ∼70% +24%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
133.2 fps ∼62% +10%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
130.6 fps ∼61% +8%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
130 fps ∼60% +7%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
121 fps ∼56%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
98.9 fps ∼46% -18%
Bas Moyen Élevé Ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 187121fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 10289fps
Thief (2014) 8680fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 58fps
Fallout 4 (2015) 119105fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 11092fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 5249fps
Doom (2016) 112110fps
Mafia 3 (2016) 58fps

Stress Test

The GL702VS's Achilles Heel lies in thermal management. In their effort to pack powerful hardware into such a thin chassis, Asus seems to choke the CPU in order to keep heat under control. Loading all threads in Prime95 to brings the CPU to a maximum temperature of 85º C. After straining the 7700HQ for over an hour, temperatures across the die averaged 70º C. Three of the four cores were able to hit the boost speed of 3.8 GHz but couldn't hold there for long, dropping back down to the average speed of 3.3 GHz.

Graphical stress tells a different story. When stressed while running FurMark, the GTX 1070 manages to stay relatively cool at an average of 75º C and peaks at 78º C. This result by itself is very good, but the CPU approaches its limits. The 7700HQ reached a maximum temperature of 97º C and sat at an average of 93º C over the hour long test. While this is hot, it still sits under the 100º C threshold specified by Intel. Running both Prime 95 and FurMark yields similar results; while the GPU keeps its cool at an average of 78º C, the CPU runs at a higher 95º C. The 7700HQ also chokes back to 3.1 GHz, which could explain the performance disparity when compared to other gaming laptops with the same chip. 

While running Unigine Valley, a more realistic test of gaming stress, the GPU averages 70º C. While the CPU reaches 96º C, it averages a much more tolerable 83º C on average and maintains an average clock speed of 3.5 GHz across all four cores. While gaming, the system can get hot internally but will cool back down. Intense loads may choke the components in favor of tolerable temperatures.

Running The Witcher 3 for a full hour sees more stress on the components. The CPU and GPU are both pushing themselves at 3.5 GHz and 1625 MHz, respectively. Framerates start strong, hitting 60 fps with small dips for about 40 minutes. The game then dips into the mid 50s, which is still respectable. To hit this performance, though, CPU temperatures average at 90º C while the GPU sits at 79º C. Gamers should ensure that the notebook is well ventilated during long gaming sessions. We suggest the device be used on a solid, flat surface (like a table) that provides the best airflow and won't block vents; this will allow the notebook to constantly perform at its peak.

Prime95
Prime95
FurMark
FurMark
Prime95 + FurMark
Prime95 + FurMark
Unigine Valley
Unigine Valley
The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
 

Stress Test

CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
Prime95 Stress 3.4 180 70 47
FurMark Stress 3.4 1275 93 75
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 3.1 1300 95 78
Unigine Valley Stress 3.5 1422 83 70
The Witcher 3 3.5 1625 90 79
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The Witcher 3 ultra

Emissions

System Noise

Fan noise profile.
Fan noise profile.

Despite its thin chassis, the GL702VS is relatively quiet. Fans remain near silent at idle and under light load, only ramping up under demanding tasks. Even while taxing the system, we only measure an average of about 40 dB. This is audible, but the fans produce a low, even whir that is not at all distracting. When gaming, we are still able to hear dialogue and directional audio over the fans. The notebook does peak at 48 dB after extended periods (1.5 hours or more) and tends to stay louder, so gamers may opt for headsets during long play sessions. The fans stay even and do not pulse under either light or heavy loads.

Our device is noticeably quieter than the competition, especially under load. The Eurocom Tornado F5 and Gigabyte P57X v7 are about 10-15% louder during intense work or gameplay.

Degré de la nuisance sonore

Au repos
30.6 / 30.6 / 30.6 dB(A)
Fortement sollicité
39.8 / 48 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silencieux
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
bruyant
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (à 15 cm de distance)   environment noise: 28.6 dB(A)
Asus Strix GL702VSK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
Eurocom Tornado F5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
Noise
-3%
-8%
-7%
-8%
-5%
off / environment *
28.6
30.5
-7%
30
-5%
31
-8%
29.4
-3%
29
-1%
Idle Minimum *
30.6
31.4
-3%
34
-11%
34
-11%
33.3
-9%
30.4
1%
Idle Average *
30.6
31.4
-3%
35
-14%
35
-14%
33.5
-9%
32.1
-5%
Idle Maximum *
30.6
31.5
-3%
36
-18%
37
-21%
33.5
-9%
32.1
-5%
Load Average *
39.8
40.9
-3%
40
-1%
37
7%
44.2
-11%
45.6
-15%
Load Maximum *
48
46.2
4%
46
4%
44
8%
52.5
-9%
51.5
-7%

* ... Moindre est la valeur, meilleures sont les performances

Temperature

Asus did a good job in controlling hot spots on the laptop. Under extreme load, the laptop does get hot (about 50° C), but this heat is dumped out of the back ventilation and away from the user. Hotspots are only around the back vents and directly over the CPU and GPU. The keyboard deck stays very cool to the touch in most places. The WASD keys are never uncomfortable to use, and the palm rest doesn't heat up.

Looking at the cooling solution, the reason behind the thermal throttling rears its head. Whereas most other gaming laptops with this much power under the hood have a robust cooling solution with several heat pipes, the GL702VS has a paltry two shared between both the CPU and GPU. Compare the photos of the cooling systems of our review unit and the MSI GT72VR 6RE below. (The GT72VR 7RE uses the same chassis as the 6RE.) While the GT72VR generates more heat overall, the CPU and GPU stay under 90º C and are not throttled.

The cooling system in the GL702VS is anemic...
The cooling system in the GL702VS is anemic...
...when compared to other solutions on the market. (Photo: MSI GT72VR 6RE)
...when compared to other solutions on the market. (Photo: MSI GT72VR 6RE)
 42.8 °C50.4 °C41.6 °C 
 26.6 °C46 °C24.6 °C 
 27 °C25.2 °C22 °C 
Maximum: 50.4 °C
Moyenne: 34 °C
44.6 °C40.2 °C37.4 °C
28.8 °C33.2 °C35.4 °C
23 °C25.2 °C26.2 °C
Maximum: 44.6 °C
Moyenne: 32.7 °C
Alimentation (valeur maximale)  45 °C | Température ambiante de la pièce 20 °C | Fluke 62 Mini
Thermal image of keyboard deck.
Thermal image of keyboard deck.
Thermal image of underside.
Thermal image of underside.

Speakers

Speaker sound profile.
Speaker sound profile.

The stereo speakers are average. They are well placed on the sides of the keyboard deck and fire directly up at the user. They get reasonably loud at 79 dB but lack definition and clarity. Bass is present but thin; the lack of a subwoofer hurts the overall sound profile. Highs are quiet and muffled. Mids are clear, but this leads to an overall muddy sound. Dialogue gets swallowed up by lower registers and can be difficult to understand. At peak volumes, the speakers do not distort and no vibrations in the chassis can be heard.

The speakers are good enough for gaming and background music, but users may want to invest in external speakers or headphones for a better audio experience. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.535.4253333.53133.636.3403535.55032.8336330.633.68031.532.710030.73412529.441.416028.658.820027.562.325026.4623152662.740025.960.750025.359.363025.462.980025.259.6100024.358.5125024.660.6160024.762.1200023.764.1250023.566.5315023.569400023.373.8500023.370.6630023.262.3800023.254.91000023.347.61250023.343.71600023.336.6SPL36.278.9N2.741.3median 24.6Asus Strix GL702VSKmedian 60.7Delta1.64.735.432.73637.735.540.629.133.427.232.427.542.124.146.624.656.325.563.424.167.222.168.720.364.120.872.119.573.919.975.619.672.118.471.618.87618.675.418.875.418.979.618.980.419.174.119.168.61967.71965.71963.5196618.963.518.849.131.2871.570median 19MSI GT72VR 7RE-433median 68.71.15.1hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Asus Strix GL702VSK audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 8.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 61% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 18%, worst was 34%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

MSI GT72VR 7RE-433 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(+) | good bass - only 4.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 18%, worst was 34%
Compared to all devices tested
» 6% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Frequency Comparison (Checkbox selectable!)
Graph 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Graph 2: Audio off

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Power consumption is to be expected with this level of hardware. The GL702VS idles at about 23 Watts and caps out at 188 Watts. The included 230 Watt power supply provides about 20% more power than the device pulls under load, giving the notebook a sufficient amount of headroom. It should be noted that the power supply is large (170 mm by 83 mm by 35 mm) and heavy (over half a kilogram); as such, it's not the easiest to transport and may dissuade some users in search of portability.

Consommation énergétique
Éteint/en veilledarklight 0.4 / 0.6 Watts
Au reposdarkmidlight 20.9 / 22.9 / 23.1 Watts
Fortement sollicité midlight 147.2 / 188.1 Watts
 color bar
Légende: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus Strix GL702VSK
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5, TN LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Eurocom Tornado F5
7700K, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800), IPS, 3840x2160, 17.3
Power Consumption
21%
3%
-1%
-10%
-6%
Idle Minimum *
20.9
15.6
25%
20
4%
20
4%
21.2
-1%
15.7
25%
Idle Average *
22.9
20.2
12%
24
-5%
27
-18%
25.1
-10%
23.4
-2%
Idle Maximum *
23.1
21.4
7%
29
-26%
31
-34%
26.3
-14%
23.5
-2%
Load Average *
147.2
90
39%
82
44%
86
42%
169.4
-15%
184.6
-25%
Load Maximum *
188.1
147
22%
193
-3%
184
2%
202.4
-8%
233.1
-24%

* ... Moindre est la valeur, meilleures sont les performances

Battery Life

Gaming notebooks have never been known for strong battery life and the GL702VS is no exception. Our WiFi Surfing v1.3 test, which simulates typical use by refreshing a web page every 30 seconds, saw the 76 Wh battery clock in about 3 and a half hours before dying. Under load (read: when gaming), the notebook only lasts 1 hour 20 minutes. Gamers will need to lug the power brick with them on the road.

The main culprits for the lackluster battery life are the GTX 1070 and G-Sync. Since G-Sync synchronizes the monitor with the GPU, notebooks with the feature lack Optimus graphics switching. The GTX 1070 is always running whether playing a game or simply reading text and is an ever-present strain on battery life.

Autonomie
Au repos (module WiFi éteint, luminosité au minimum)
5h 06min
En navigation internet via le module WiFi WLAN v1.3
3h 23min
Fortement sollicité (luminosité au maximum)
1h 21min
Asus Strix GL702VSK
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 76 Wh
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 76 Wh
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 75 Wh
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 83 Wh
Eurocom Tornado F5
7700K, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 75.24 Wh
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 75.81 Wh
Autonomie de la batterie
15%
22%
9%
-5%
-6%
Reader / Idle
306
353
15%
377
23%
316
3%
291
-5%
256
-16%
WiFi v1.3
203
250
23%
246
21%
230
13%
216
6%
155
-24%
Load
81
87
7%
98
21%
91
12%
67
-17%
98
21%

Points positifs

+ performances de jeu excellentes en Full HD
+ écran 120 Hz G-Sync fantastique
+ relativement fin et léger pour sa catégorie
+ bonne qualité de construction
+ clavier excellent
+ nuisances sonores modérées
+ rapport prix-performances excellent

Points négatifs

- CPU et GPU bridés thermiquement
- pavé tactile moyen
- son faible venant des haut-parleurs
- HDD lent

Verdict

Test: Asus Strix GL702VS-DS74. Exemplaire de test fourni par Xotic PC.
Test: Asus Strix GL702VS-DS74. Exemplaire de test fourni par Xotic PC.

Le GL702VS est une machine faite de compromis. Elle tente de tout bien faire en proposant des composants performants dans un châssis relativement fin. Si le résultat est effectivement plus facile à transporter que bon nombre de machines de jeu de 17,3 pouces disponibles sur le marché, les performances et le refroidissement en souffrent. Ce qui est vraiment dommage, car on est en face d'un très bon ensemble. Le clavier est excellent, la connectique satisfaisante et le châssis est relativement fin et léger. La présence d'un GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 et d'un écran 120 Hz compatible G-Sync, permettent un rendu fluide et une excellente qualité d'affichage. Le prix relativement abordable de notre configuration de test (1700 $US) rend le PC encore plus attractif. Il est rare d'obtenir un tel rapport performances-prix. 

Mais c'est au niveau de la chauffe que le bât blesse. En raison du système de refroidissement et de la gestion de la chauffe médiocres, le CPU et le GPU se trouvent bridés, ce qui les empêchent de déployer leur plein potentiel. Nous aurions aimer avoir un meilleur système de refroidissement, mais on réalise que cela augmenterait l'épaisseur et la masse de la machine. 

L'ojectif du GL702VS est d'être une machine performante que les joueurs peuvent emporter avec eux dans leurs déplacements sans que cela soit un poids handicapant.  Le pari est réussi dans ce sens là. Si le niveau de performances proposé n'est pas le même que celui de ses concurrents, ces derniers sont plus épais, plus lourds et moins faciles à transporter. Il existe d'autres alternatives en termes de machines de jeu compactes et fines, mais elles sont souvent de 15 pouces donc une expérience moins immersive. 

Malgré la chauffe importante, nous pensons qu'Asus a réussi son pari avec le GL702VS. Le PC offre une excellente expérience de jeu en Full HD sans impacter la mobilité; et pour cela nous recommandons le GL702VS aux utilisateurs à la recherche d'une machine de jeu performante et portable.

Pour plus de détails, la version complète de ce test (en anglais) est disponible ici.

Asus Strix GL702VSK - 03/22/2017 v6
Sam Medley

Châssis
78 / 98 → 79%
Clavier
85%
Dispositif de pointage
61%
Connectivité
61 / 81 → 75%
Poids
57 / 66 → 84%
Autonomie
71%
Écran
89%
Performances en jeu
95%
Performances dans les applications
86%
Chauffe
89 / 95 → 94%
Nuisance sonore
83 / 90 → 93%
Audio
59%
Appareil photo
44 / 85 → 52%
Moyenne
74%
84%
Gaming - Moyenne compensée

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Sam Medley, 2017-05-19 (Update: 2017-05-19)