AMD Ryzen 1700 and Radeon RX 580 Equipped Notebook Gets Benchmarked

Back in COMPUTEX 2017, ASUS teased the ROG Strix GL702ZC. An all AMD equipped gaming notebook featuring the Ryzen 7 1700 and the Radeon RX 580 inside. We initially thought it’s a Raven Ridge APU based unit; after all, AMD had Raven Ridge announced prior to anything else together with Threadripper. 

Now the ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC features the desktop class AMD Ryzen 1700 which is an 8-core 16-threads CPU. GPU on the other hand is the notebook version of the Radeon RX 580 which is technically the Polaris 20. An improved version of the Polaris 10 with better efficiency and higher frequency envelop.

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Since the notebook we got to test is an internal sample, the benchmarks you’ll see here are purely for references alone. That’s both for the CPU and GPU’s capabilities. No storage, temperature, noise and power benches here guys.

Again, this is not the retail version.

TEST SETUP AND METHODOLOGY:

The performance of the system shall be evaluated by various benchmarking tools and applications. We are testing this system with the high-performance settings enabled at the OS, with the default UEFI configuration. Background processes such as anti-viruses and third-party applications are disabled as well. Outlined below are the applications and benchmark tools for reference:

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CPU AND MEMORY PERFORMANCE:

  • Super PI – 32M Calculations
  • wPrime – 32M and 1024M Calculations
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition – Memory Benchmark

PRODUCTIVITY PERFORMANCE:

  • GIMP – 7 MB worth of image processing
  • HandBrake – 150 MB MP4 to H.264 video encoding
  • WinRAR – Internal benchmark tool

GAMING PERFORMANCE:

  • Overwatch – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • Battlefield 4 – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • DIRT: Rally – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • Project CARS – Maximum Settings | V-SYNC off
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Ultra Settings | HairWorks off | V-SYNC off

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • AS SSD – Storage performance
  • RightMark Audio Analyzer – Audio performance
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition – Temperature, Power, Noise
  • NetIO-GUI – Network Performance

CPU AND MEMORY PERFORMANCE:

Super PI is a single-threaded program that calculates pi to a specified number of digits after the decimal point. It is a widely used benchmark and stress test within the industry.

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WPrime is a multi-threaded program that calculates a set number of square roots for estimating functions. It verifies the results by squaring them, then compares it with the original numbers.

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The AIDA64 Memory Benchmark measure the maximum achievable data transfer bandwidth of the memory. That includes the Read, Write, Copy and Latency performance.

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PRODUCTIVITY PERFORMANCE:

GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a free and open-source image editing tool. A 7 MB worth of images is be processed and converted to gauge the system performance.

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HandBrake is a free video encoding tool that supports a wide variety of media codecs. A 150MB worth MP4 video is converted using the H.264 codec to gauge the system performance.

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WinRAR is a file archive utility that can create, view and unpack numerous archive file formats. The software’s built in benchmark tool is utilized to gauge the system performance.

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GAMING PERFORMANCE:

DIRT: Rally is CODEMASTER’s take on the rally racing game genre. It utilizes the EGO game engine with support for the DirectX 11 API.

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Project CARS is Slightly Mad Studios’ latest simulation racing game, running on the Madness game engine utilizing DirectX 11 support.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is Bethesda’s critically acclaimed Action Adventure RPG. Skyrim utilizes the Creation Engine with DirectX 10 support.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is CDProjekt RED’s award-winning Action Adventure RPG. The Witcher 3 utilizes the REDengine 3 with DirectX 11 support.

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WRAPPING IT UP:

With an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU inside, there’s no denying that the ASUS ROG Strix GL702CZ is shaping up as a mobile monster. We never had the desktop Ryzen 7 1700, but we’ve tested the 1800X and the 1600X so we’ve got a good grasp on this processor’s performance. This thing basically eats the Core i7-7700HQ for breakfast. If multi-tasking on the go is your kind of thing, then it’s hard to recommend any other CPUs for mobility needs.

Gaming on the other hand, the AMD Radeon RX 580 features a typical performance below the lines of the GTX 1060. That is, as far as our benchmarked games goes. I am pretty optimistic that once the notebook got the OS updated and with proper drivers installed, we could make this one a little more faster.

This is just a preview of the ASUS ROG Strix GL702CZ’s capabilities. That said, we cannot wait to test it again with a no-holds-barred approach.

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