ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS – Review


The 15-inch (SGD$2498) is the latest mainstream ROG Strix segment gaming laptop. But the ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS is more than a fancy redesign. It’s also packed with Intel’s powerful 6th-generation  i7 – 6700HQ processors [Review model] and paired with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, makes for a system that can handle multitasking, gaming and VR with minimal effort.

The design of the two-toned mix of orange and black, but it’s also classy and refined, with solid aluminum construction and soft-touch plastic.

The lid features the ROG logo, and lifting it reveals two red integrated lights, adorn the stabile aluminum lid.

The display on this laptop is amazing, it uses matte panel to block sunlight reflect different angles, the Full HD In-plane switching display with 1920 x 1080 resolution has an excellent color reproduction. The display has also supported NVIDIA G-Sync technology.

ASUS specially-designed chiclet gaming keyboard with red-backlit scissor-switch keys that offer you 1.6mm of travel distance for tactile keystrokes. It also features highlighted WASD keys so you know where your hands need to be.

The laptop is literally surrounded by ports, so there’s plenty of room for expansion. On the right side, there’s a two USB 3.0 ports, Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack, micro SDXC card reader and Noble lock slot, while on the left side – USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, a HDMI, a LAN Gigabit port and Power DC.

The cooling system uses Hyper Cool Duo-Copper heat sink to connect CPU and GPU together with the copper heat pipe, create an effective and efficient cooling system that helps decrease the CPU and GPU temperature.

You can open the back panel and upgrade or replace some hardware component.


Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) – 8192 MB, Core: 1443 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5,
8GB DDR4, 2133 MHz, Dual-Channel
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920×1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WF6-SPB6 (LGD046F), IPS, Full HD, G-Sync
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1000 GB @ 7200 rpm, 2,5 inch HDD

CPUZ/GPUZ information


AS SSD Benchmark

The AS SSD Benchmark determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD).*The tool contains six synthetic and three copy-tests.The synthetic tests determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are conducted without using the operating system caches. In Seq test the program measures how long it takes to read a 1 GB file respectively to write. In the 4K test, the read and write performance at randomly selected 4K blocks is determined.

3D Mark –  Benchmark

3DMark is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built “the right way” from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal test for benchmarking the latest graphics cards.

PC Mark 8 – Benchmark

PCMark 8 is the latest version in our series of industry standard PC benchmarking tools. With PCMark 8 you can test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. PCMark 8 is the complete PC benchmark for home and business.

Cinebench – Benchmark

CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.

Benchmark: PerformanceTest 9

Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.

Stress Test: Temperature & Power Consumption

Mode Watts CPU Temperature GPU Temperature
Idle 22 34 41
Full Load 155 88 80

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