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[IT Home Evaluation Room]Lingyao X Ultra Evaluation: ASUS Ultra-high-speed System Module First Launch, i9+4080 Creativity Unlimited-IT Home



There is a paradox in the field of creative production notebooks. Creators often prefer thin notebooks and want large memory for heavy creative production. However, large memory and thinness are often not compatible. But this problem was recently solved by Asus. At the recent ASUS Lingyao 2023 new product launch conference, ASUS released a new product – Lingyao X Ultra, and cooperated with Intel to develop a new ASUS ultra-high-speed system module.32G of 7467MHz high-speed memory is stuffed into the ultra-thin bodyas well as i9-13905H processor and RTX 4080 independent display, designed to meet the needs of professional creators.

IT Home has received the Lingyao X Ultra, in this article we will take a look at the experience of this new notebook full of materials.

exterior design

Lingyao X Ultra measures 35.5x 25.1x 1.69 cm and weighs 2.4kg. It is heavier than the general all-rounder, but considering the internal configuration, it can be said to be very thin and light.

The design of the A side continues to adopt the ASUS family-style concentric circle design. The metal brushed A side highlights the newly designed small A logo, which looks younger and smarter. What’s interesting is that this Logo also integrates the effect of RGB lights, which can customize the color of the lights.

Open the B side by opening and closing with one hand, and you can find the unique floating keyboard design. The keyboard area will rise together with the cover. From the front, the main screen and the keyboard are integrated, which greatly reduces the size of the chin and improves the performance in disguise. screen-to-body ratio.

At the same time, this design also makes the keyboard angle more ergonomic, which can be said to serve multiple purposes.

It is worth mentioning that this keyboard also supports single-key WRGB backlight, which can be controlled separately through software, which is quite a game book gene. I believe that friends who know more about ASUS notebooks can also see it.This keyboard is in the same line as the ROG Ice Blade series, and can achieve ergonomics, heat dissipation and visual perception.

In addition, because the keyboard is suspended, it can also adopt a unique fan design, which directly enters the air from under the keyboard and exits from both sides, completely avoiding the embarrassment of hot air blowing the screen. At the same time, the core heat pipe is exposed to the cold air as much as possible to further enhance the heat dissipation performance.

The main screen on the B side is a 16-inch, 120Hz OLED touch screen with a resolution of 3200 x 2000. It has a peak brightness of up to 550 nits and a 100% P3 wide color gamut. It has passed the DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 certification and supports Dolby Vision. It is a top-level display. Asus good screen, we will test in detail later.

An infrared IR camera is also attached above the screen. This feature enables face recognition through Windows Hello, and real-time background blur in video conferences or live broadcasts.

There are quite a lot of black technology under the keyboard. The first is this virtual numeric keypad, as long as you click the logo on the corner of the touchpad, you can call out a virtual numeric keypad, making up for the regret of not having a physical numeric keypad.

There is also a unique ASUS knob on the left side of the touchpad. The surrounding circle is sliding, and the middle can be clicked. When matched with the supporting software, it greatly improves creative productivity.

As a flagship performance thin and light notebook, the side is also equipped with the necessary interfaces. On the right is an SD express 7.0 card reader, a headphone jack, and an HDMI 2.1 interface.

On the left side, there are two full-speed Thunderbolt 4 40Gbps interfaces (support PD charging), 1 USB-A 3.2 Gen2, and a DC power interface.

In addition to the computer body, some accessories are included in the package, including an ASUS Pen 2.0 stylus and a USB-A to RJ45 network cable interface.

Finally, a backpack is also included in the package, and the workmanship is also very good. As a flagship new notebook, Lingyao X Ultra is full of both internal materials and external accessories.

Almighty big screen

The OLED screen on the notebook has the advantages of accurate color, uniform brightness, high contrast, and good compatibility with HDR, which is very suitable for creative designers. The screen on the Lingyao X Ultra is a good screen among ASUS’s good screens.

Next, let’s test the screen. We adjusted the screen to the highest 3200*2000 120Hz, and manually adjusted to the highest brightness under SDR. Then use the color calibrator to test the color gamut and color accuracy. The measured color gamut in the default mode covers 100% sRGB, 96.2% Adobe RGB and 99.3% P3 color gamut. The color coverage is very comprehensive, but sRGB will have some over-limit problems. The color gamut volume has reached 173.6% of sRGB, and if you are used to the LCD screen, you will find it too bright.

↑ Color gamut performance in default mode

But don’t worry too much. Like other notebooks equipped with ASUS good screens, Lingyao X Ultra also integrates four professional color gamut switching functions in the system, which can switch between native, sRGB, DCI-P3 and DisPlay P3.

If we switch to sRGB mode, the color gamut will be reduced to very close to the standard 100% sRGB, and the volume of the color gamut will also be reduced to 102.7%. At this time, the look and feel will be quite accurate, and it will no longer be colorful. More suitable for use under Windows.

↑ Color gamut performance in sRGB mode

If you need to create or enjoy DCI-P3 wide color gamut content, you can turn on the DCI-P3 mode. After turning on the DCI-P3 mode, this screen will adjust the color gamut coverage to 99.6% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and the color The gamut volume is adjusted to 108.1% DCI-P3. At this time, it is precise and elegant to create wide color gamut content.

↑ Color gamut performance in DCI-P3 mode

The final DisPlay P3 mode is the most accurate mode for color accuracy. Every ASUS good screen has been calibrated at the factory. The measured average ΔE is only 0.74 and the maximum ΔE is only 2.19, which means that it can be used directly for professional color correction, graphic design and other work.

Finally, this screen is still a touch screen, which supports 4096-level stylus pressure sensitivity. With the Asus Pen 2.0 included in the package, it is very convenient to write and draw.

hardware analysis

Lingyao X Ultra is positioned as the flagship performance thin and light notebook, so it is equipped with such a powerful configuration as i9-13905H + RTX 4080. The most special thing is that it uses an onboard 32G 7467MHz large-capacity, ultra-high frequency LPDDR5X memory, which is different from other notebooks. All are rare. So what exactly is its internal hardware? Let’s take a look at it next. Looking over the same, you can see a vapor chamber covering all heat sources. What is interesting is that the area of ​​the vapor chamber is not large this time. Why is this?

ASUS calls this unique core configuration of Lingyao X Ultra the “ASUS Ultra-High Speed ​​System Module”. According to reports, the ASUS ultra-high-speed system module combines Intel’s 13th generation CPU chip and LPDDR5X memory to form a complete package, reducing the PCB area from the original 50*60mm package to the current 42*44.7mm package . With the support of this packaging technology,CPU, memory particles and communication modules are highly integrated, can reduce the core area of ​​the motherboard by 38%, and can also improve the overall cooling efficiency of the system. In addition, ASUS Ultra-Speed ​​System-on-Module shortens the distance between the CPU and memory compared to traditional packaging technology, enabling higher-frequency memory to run.

In addition to the memory, the hard disk is also full. The fuselage comes with a Micron 3400 2TB solid-state hard drive with PCIe4.0 speed, which is quite efficient for storing video materials.

More than half of the fuselage is filled with batteries, and the built-in battery has a full 96Wh, almost reaching the maximum value of the notebook, and the battery life performance can be expected.

So what is the performance release of Lingyao X Ultra? Let’s test its performance release next. At a room temperature of 24°C, we first used AIDA64 to single-bake the FPU. After 15 minutes, the CPU temperature stabilized at 90°C. At this time, the power consumption reached 105W. This performance release is quite good, completely reaching the level of mainstream gaming notebooks.

In terms of graphics card, the graphics card of Lingyao X Ultra has also reached the level of high-end RTX 4080, and the Cuda core contained in it can provide a lot of help for creative production work. The measured oven stabilized at 155-160W in 15 minutes, and the core temperature was 87.8°C. This performance release does not seem to have reached full power consumption, but due to the excellent energy efficiency ratio of the RTX 40 series Ada architecture, it can actually retain about half of the full blood performance. 96%.

Finally, we run the two roasting machine software at the same time to simulate the maximum pressure. After 15 minutes of actual measurement, the CPU stabilized at 28W, the GPU stabilized at about 158W, and the total power consumption reached more than 185W. This performance release is almost the same as that of a gaming notebook. The thickness of Lingyao X Ultra is thinner than traditional gaming notebooks, which shows the high performance density.

Next, the theoretical performance test was carried out. The GPU running score of RTX 4080 in 3DMark Time Spy reached 18328 points. This score has surpassed the running score of the previous generation desktop RTX 3080. It can be seen that the energy efficiency ratio of this generation of RTX 40 series notebook GPUs high.

In terms of CPU theoretical performance, in CineBench R20, the i9-13905H scored 798 points for single thread and 7865 points for multi-threading, which is about 15% higher than the 12th generation Core, and about 5% higher than the i9-13900H. %.

The performance of the R23 is also impressive, with a single-core score of 2070 and a multi-core score of 20201. It is worth mentioning that the main improvement of the 13th generation Core is not in the peak performance, but in the low-load energy efficiency ratio.

The storage uses Micron 3400 2T hard drive, which performs extremely well and is one of the current high-end PCIe 4.0 solid-state drives. In addition, it also adopts a replaceable hard disk design. If there is a need for large files, you can manually upgrade the 4T solid-state hard disk.

In terms of memory, it is worth mentioning that Lingyao X Ultra uses the rare 7467MHz onboard LPDDR5X memory on the market. Due to the adoption of the latest ASUS ultra-high-speed system modules, it can simultaneously take into account the large capacity of the slot memory and the high speed of the onboard memory. The measured running scores are as follows. The performance is almost the same as the high-frequency DDR5 memory above 6000Mhz on the desktop. It is of great benefit to the modeling, rendering and post-production special effects that require large memory.

creative work

Since Lingyao X Ultra is positioned as a flagship performance thin and light notebook, we will mainly test creative production software. Let’s take a look at the commonly used video editing software PR and special effects production software AE. If you have used AE to make special effects, you will know that AE has a particularly large demand for memory. Thanks to the 32G high-speed memory, Lingyao X Ultra can make special effects very smoothly in AE. The measured PugetBenchMark for Ae score is 1347 points, medium and large Special effects are out of the question.

In PR, thanks to the powerful multi-core performance of the 13th generation Core i9-13905H, Xe core display acceleration and NVENC encoder of the N card, even the real-time playback of the 4K original film does not require a proxy, and the editing is very smooth. The measured PugetBenchMark for Pr score is 942 points.

In Davinci, a commonly used color editing software, we also used PugetBench For Davinci to test, and the measured score reached an astonishing 1830 points, which can fully meet the editing and coloring needs of large-scale videos.

With such a powerful configuration, it is definitely not a problem to use it to do some modeling, rendering and other work. Therefore, we also tested the commonly used modeling software Blender and the commonly used renderer V-Ray. The actual Blender results are as follows. The modeling capabilities of RTX 40 series GPUs have been greatly improved, and the rendering speed has been significantly improved.

The running scores of V-Ray are as shown in the figure below. Compared with the previous generation, the performance has been greatly improved, and it is very suitable for use as a creative workstation.

In the above high-load scenarios, Lingyao X Ultra has performed well, and it is not a problem in PCMark10 and CrossMark, which represent comprehensive office performance. The measured PCMark10 score of Lingyao X Ultra is 8203 points, which is very good.

In another CrossMark that reflects comprehensive office performance, its comprehensive score is 2206 points, and the response speed is also excellent, and the daily office efficiency will be very high.

As we said before, the 13th-generation Core has greatly improved the low-load energy efficiency ratio, coupled with the large 96Wh battery, let us have a lot of expectations for its battery life. We turned on the power-saving mode at 50% brightness, and the actual PCMark10 modern office test battery life reached 9 hours and 42 minutes, which can almost meet a day’s work. If you run out of power when you go out, you can also use the PD charger to replenish it at any time energy.

game test

Although Lingyao X Ultra is positioned as a flagship performance thin and light notebook, it is equipped with a powerful CPU+GPU after all, and it even provides a direct connection switch inside, so we can still look forward to its game performance. All the following games will be tested in 2.5K resolution + highest image quality + independent display output mode, and DLSS will be opened to balanced DLSS. If there is DLSS 3, it will test the number of frames of switching DLSS 3 separately.

The first is e-sports games. We selected two mainstream e-sports games, “CS:GO” and “PUBG Mobile” for testing. It is measured that in “CS:GO”, running BenchMark can reach an average of 434 frames, which can run all over this 120Hz screen. It is worth mentioning that due to the extremely fast response speed of the OLED screen, it is particularly advantageous in shooting games where every second counts.

For PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the actual measurement can run to an average of 226 frames under the highest quality, which can meet the highest quality and high frame games.

Of course, the most attractive thing about the RTX 40 series is its DLSS 3 technology. The so-called DLSS 3 is an AI-driven performance doubling technology, driven by a new fourth-generation Tensor Core and a new optical flow accelerator. Frame generation capabilities that will usher in a new era of NVIDIA RTX neural network rendering for games and applications.

Simply put, DLSS2 used to render a low-resolution image, and then AI zoomed in to a high resolution to improve image quality and frame rate. On the basis of being compatible with DLSS 2, the new DLSS 3 also adds a new frame generation function, which can insert a new frame calculated by AI between two real frames to double the number of frames. Combined with the super-resolution function of DLSS 2, AI can reconstruct up to seven-eighths of the display pixels, and the game performance can be increased by up to 4 times compared to without DLSS!

Let’s take a look at the most stressful “Cyberpunk 2077” first, run its own BenchMark under 2.5K super ray chasing, and get the following data. By default, the average is only 31 frames, and the game cannot be played smoothly. Even after DLSS 2 is turned on, it can reach an average of 66 frames, and the game can already be played smoothly at this time. When the DLSS 3 option is fully turned on, the number of frames can be increased by more than 3 times, and the average frame can be increased to about 100 frames, which can meet the requirements of 2.5K 100 frames for light pursuit. It seems that DLSS3 technology is really brilliant.

The legendary 3A masterpiece “The Witcher 3” has also recently been updated to the next-generation version. The configuration requirements have been greatly improved, but it also provides support for DLSS 3 technology, which is undoubtedly good news for RTX 40 series laptops.

Judging from the frame rate test, it is still very difficult for Lingyao X Ultra to play The Witcher 3 with full light pursuit. Only an average of 40 frames without DLSS. In the DLSS 2 balance file, you can play at an average of 71 frames, but you can’t play smoothly. But if you turn on DLSS3, you can reach an average of nearly 105 frames, and the game experience of playing with 100 frames is still very good.


As a new product, the author is no stranger to Lingyao X Ultra. It has some elements of Asus’s flagship gaming notebook, with a unique floating keyboard, strong cooling and cool WRGB. In addition, Lingyao X Ultra has made many optimizations for creators. Such as the unique ASUS ultra-high-speed system module, the easy-to-use touch screen and stylus, and the unique ASUS knob.

If you are a professional in the field of creative production, or an enthusiast who wants an all-rounder that combines low-key and performance, you may wish to consider this unique new product of Lingyao X Ultra. Lingyao X Ultra has been released, and if you are interested, you can go to major platforms to buy it.

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