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Asus Brings GTX 460M GPU To RoG G53 And G73 Gaming Notebooks

Asus Brings GTX 460M GPU To RoG G53 And G73 Gaming Notebooks

Asus, meet NVIDIA. NVIDIA, meet Asus. We know you two have a long history of working together, but this particular union seems more important than ever before. The G53 and G73 gaming notebooks were powerful before, but the newest versions are even more potent. These two machines have just been upgraded with NVIDIA's GTX 460M (Fermi) graphics engine, meaning that DirectX 11 support and high-end 3D gaming are both included.

Both machines also enjoy a rear vented cooling system, ergonomic keyboard layout, 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory and plenty of screen real estate. The G73 has an eye-popping 17" panel, while the G53 steps it back to 15". Also, both machines are cut out for 3D gaming, and the HDMI 1.4 output ensures that you can display HD content on even the newest of HDTVs. Other specifications include a Core i7 processor (Core i5 and Core i3 are available), Windows 7, DD3 memory, dual hard drive support, an optical drive (Blu-ray or DVD), 2.0MP webcam, integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, audio in/out and even a USB 3.0 port. There's also an 8-cell battery, built-in subwoofer and a case that  may give you back problems if you lug it around too long. No word on price yet, but we know Fermi doesn't come cheap.

Asus Launches Republic of Gamers G53 and G73 Notebooks Featuring the Brand New NVIDIA GTX 460M

New from ASUS Republic of Gamers, G53 and G73 gaming notebooks now ship with the just-released NVIDIA GTX 460M graphics engine, utilizing hardware optimized for DirectX11, with full support for high definition 3D gaming. They also feature a gaming-dedicated design, with rear vented cooling and an ergonomic keyboard surface.

Bringing Fermi to Notebooks

Based on the latest generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA, known to media and the public as Fermi, the NVIDIA GTX 460M offers extreme graphics performance tailored to portable PCs. It employs DirectX11 graphics with effects such as real time ray tracing and advanced tessellation. This offers the most sophisticated graphics engine from NVIDIA ever on a notebook PC.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G53 and G73 gaming notebooks represent the first time the new NVIDIA GTX 460M comes with a massive 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory. This also signifies the first time the NVIDIA GTX 460M has been put to use rendering 3D visuals, a key aspect of G53 and G73 gaming notebooks.
Made for 3D

These new notebooks come ready for full high definition 3D gaming, the first time this has been achieved on a 17” notebook PC in the case of the G73. Delivered in 120 frames per second to eliminate ghosting and lag, the 3D effect on these notebooks benefits from the power of the NVIDIA GTX 460M, as well as from superior quality LCD panels, embedded sensors and high fidelity active shutter glasses.

Both notebooks support 3D output to any compatible large screen television through HDMI 1.4, taking 3D to the living room for a larger-scale experience. The newest generation of G Series gaming notebooks improves 3D visuals on Blu-ray, as the NVIDIA GTX 460M graphics engine uses special hardware to accelerate 3D on the high definition disc format, whereas other graphics engines rely on the CPU, which increases system load.
Upgrading Visuals

With the NVIDIA GTX 460M on board, ROG G53 and G73 gaming notebooks are ready for the newest and most demanding PC game titles, including StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty from Blizzard-Activision.

Through their powerful hardware, these notebooks deliver high definition graphics with no compromise, taking advantage of DirectX11 innovations such as real time ray tracing and tessellation. They can run games in high resolutions with anti aliasing turned on and no slowdown incurred. This is due to the addition of the NVIDIA GTX 460M and its large dedicated video memory.
Gaming-Focused Design

Beyond core technologies, ROG G53 and G73 gaming notebooks focus on the overall user experience. Their unique styling puts them apart from other gaming notebooks, as does the 5-degree inclined keyboard surface, designed to ensure user comfort during even the lengthiest of gaming sessions. Likewise, the rear venting cooling exhaust pushes heat and noise away from users, keeping the notebooks stable and cool.

Speaking of the new models from ROG, Rene Haas, General Manager of Notebooks with NVIDIA, said: “ASUS Republic of Gamers notebooks always lead the industry with the latest gaming tech. With the introduction of NVIDIA’s new Fermi-class GeForce GTX 460M GPU, ASUS delivers DX11 for gamers on the go. Combined with NVIDIA 3D Vision, G53 and G73 notebooks are must haves for the coming holidays.”
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Looks good, be interesting to see what price point these come out at.

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"a case that may give you back problems if you lug it around too long"

If so, i would just stick to a desktop as it will probably stay put in one spot anyways seeing it can cause you back injuries... lol

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The G73JW-A1 starts at $1691.78 while the G53JW-A1 is

at $1453.28 @xoticpc

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It's got good specs, but it's allot of cash just to game with in a small form factor.

$1450.00 builds a very nice little gaming box. The 3-d doesn't entice me at all.

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My laptop just died and the G53 looks like a nice replacement. As realneil said though, it's too expensive so I'll just wait for it to drop in price.

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How much will it have to drop before you will buy G53?

As a guide look at the G51 and G73 prices at launch and now.

How much did they drop?

There may be a G54 announced by the time there's any significant drop in the G53.

Enjoy it now and bite the bullet.

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I have seen G73s for $999 although they were door crashers. I'll just wait for a good deal on them. I'm not in urgent need of a gaming laptop anyways. That's what my desktop is for.

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