Once I got my fill of competitive fast-paced shooting in, I returned to my AAA gaming backlog. I recorded several stretches of ultrawide gameplay in Gears 5 as I battled through a frozen underground lab full of baddies just asking for a face full of weaponized cryo-coolant. In its full HDR glory, Gears 5 ran at around 75 FPS on average, even at Ultra settings across the board.
No such worries arose with the Mothership once I got down to brass tacks. Its comprehensive array of ports and full-size SD card slot let me dump footage from my cards without digging out a clumsy external reader, and when I wanted to watch the final copy of the video on my 4K TV without waiting for my YouTube upload to finish, the system's Thunderbolt 3 port let me transfer the 6GB final product to my Thunderbolt 3 SSD at speeds far beyond what even a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port could achieve.
The sound of the ROG Mothership's fans does become quite prominent in Turbo Mode, but if you need the performance boost, you can rest easy knowing that this system has plenty of extra power for those times when it matters most. Even with those desktop-class all-core clock speeds in play, the liquid metal thermal compound and massive heatsinks of the Mothership kept CPU temperatures below 90º C. That's amazing thermal performance for an overclocked system you can put in a backpack and take with you. 2b1af7f3a8