XMG ULTRA 17
max. Ultra HD IPS Display
G-SYNC | 100% Adobe RGB
max. Intel Core i9-10900K
3.7 – 5.3 GHz | 10 Cores/20 Threads
max. RTX 2080 SUPER
8 GB GDDR6 Memory
max. 128 GB RAM
4x SO-DIMM DDR4
Legends never die: As an icon of uncompromising desktop replacement gaming, the new XMG ULTRA 17 rises with the most brute performance a laptop could ever put into the hands of the most demanding gamers. The combination of Intel desktop processors with up to ten cores for the first time and NVIDIA’s ray-tracing-capable GeForce graphics cards up to the RTX 2080 SUPER manifests a unique performance revelation, which effortlessly handles the latest AAA and VR game titles in the highest possible resolution and at maximum detail level. But also in terms of connection and memory equipment, the XMG ULTRA 17, as the new definition of limitless, portable top performance, puts even well-equipped desktop PCs from the high-end segment in their place.
A significant part of the impressive evolutionary leap of the gaming laptop is the cooling system, which has been optimized in many areas. For the first time, the new XMG ULTRA 17 is therefore able to cool even the unbridled performance of a desktop processor with a TDP of up to 125 watts. The design offers enough reserves to push even Intel’s latest top consumer model, the Core i9-10900K, to its maximum, in addition to further improved NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics chips. To ensure that the groundbreaking cooling performance is available permanently and without annoying maintenance, the XMG ULTRA 17, equipped with a 97 Wh battery, has an innovative self-cleaning function: the laptop immediately guides penetrating dust out of the case through an anti-dust tunnel. In addition, the built-in fans have a reverse function to effectively remove dirt particles from the narrow spaces between the fins of the heat sink – ideal conditions for continuous maximum performance with the best possible operating temperatures!
Especially for gamers, the XMG ULTRA 17 integrates an optimally equipped keyboard with excellent responsiveness, freely configurable RGB per-key backlight, full N-key rollover and anti-ghosting. At the back of the XMG ULTRA 17, a likewise configurable RGB lighting strip frames the area of the connections and air outlets and, if desired, allows for a stylish look to suit individual preferences. The laptop is equipped with a 2.1 sound system with powerful bass and impresses with a dynamic sound, without the need to connect an external speaker system – an advantage that gaming laptops trimmed to slimmer dimensions cannot claim for themselves because of their construction.
Desktop CPU power with up to ten cores
The XMG ULTRA series has always been a synonym for the raw, unbridled extreme performance of desktop processors in a portable laptop. However, the new version of the XMG ULTRA 17 revolutionises the approach fundamentally and, for the first time, makes use of up to ten hyperthreading-capable cores in the form of Intel’s Core i9-10900K in the maximum configuration.
The multitasking genius faces the desire for simultaneous gaming, streaming and running other programs with sovereign composure. With a 3.7 GHz base clock, a turbo boost of up to 5.3 GHz and 20 MB L3 cache, the mercilessly performing Core i9-10900K is ready to assert itself in even the most demanding application scenarios.
High-end graphics with SUPER powers
Everything ultra? NVIDIA’s redesigned GeForce RTX graphics cards make this wish come true with no ifs or buts. The concept of the XMG ULTRA 17 is designed to get the most out of the potential of the new GPUs: In the top version, a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER in MXM plug-in card format, the high-end flagship of the current graphics card line-up does its job with an unlimited TGP of 200 watts!
In 4K gaming with the highest possible level of detail and the latest VR game titles such as Half-Life-Alyx, the high-performance chip guarantees the smoothest, most immersive and spectacular graphics ever. With the RTX 2070 SUPER and the RTX 2070 Refresh, there are two additional, high-performance cards available, which can already deliver exceptional mobile performance.
Fantastic high-end displays for gaming and content creation
The XMG ULTRA 17 comes with a first-class Full HD display with IPS panel and NVIDIA G-SYNC support designed for gamers. Thanks to an lightning fast refresh rate of 240 Hz, it ensures an incredibly smooth display of all game content. The laptop’s powerful hardware delivers the necessary performance to ensure consistently high FPS rates with impressive reliability. Due to the 100% coverage of the sRGB colour space, the display is also suitable for colour-accurate work in the photo or video sector.
Those who require a higher resolution can opt for the UHD alternative. This also relies on IPS technology in order to provide the best possible viewing angle stability, vibrant, rich colours, high contrasts and an excellent black level. Thanks to the 100% coverage of the even larger Adobe RGB colour space, this display is particularly aimed at users who intend to use their gaming laptop as a powerful tool for professional content creation.
Connectivity champion with maximum port variety
When it comes to connectivity, the XMG ULTRA 17 boasts a whole swarm of connectivity options: USB-C 3.2 Gen2x2, three additional USB-A 3.2 Gen2 ports and Thunderbolt 3 as well as USB-C 3.2 Gen2, each with alternative DisplayPort stream, are a clear statement. In addition, two NVIDIA G-SYNC-compatible Mini DisplayPort 1.4 interfaces and an HDCP-compatible HDMI 2.0 output are available for connecting a multi-monitor setup.
The network adapters offer several special features. For example, the Ethernet port for wired network connection already operates at a future-oriented speed of 2.5 GBit/s. The wireless module supports the current Wi-Fi 6 standard. As an option, the XMG ULTRA 17 can be equipped with a killer module to enable the DoubleShot Pro feature: In this way, for example, all gaming applications are prioritised via the fast Ethernet port, while the remaining network traffic is routed to the wireless channel. A further highlight of the laptop is its integrated card reader, which features outstanding transfer speeds thanks to its UHS-III connection.
Unlimited storage capacity
As the spearhead of the XMG portfolio, the XMG ULTRA 17 makes use of powerful reserves in terms of storage capacity. The laptop can hold up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM and distributes this to four SO-DIMM slots. With four M.2 slots for fast SSDs, the motherboard offers more extensive configuration options than most high-end boards from the desktop PC sector.
The laptop takes advantage of this generous configuration to cleverly combine it with advanced features to create an all-round exceptional total package. Not only can the drives be combined to form a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array, but when three M.2 SSDs are used simultaneously, they also support RAID 5 operation, which not only offers improved data throughput compared to a single storage drive, but also ensures higher data reliability through redundancy.
Enter the acoustic holodeck
The XMG ULTRA 17 features Creative’s latest Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip to enhance the sound quality of headphone audio with impressively detailed sound nuances. At the core of this innovative technology is a customized, AI-based surround sound simulation providing a personalised sound experience by analysing the shape of the user’s head an ears using a smartphone app. Super X-Fi technology is compatible with any type of headphones, adding precise spatial sound reproduction – a feature that is otherwise only available when using expensive hi-fi speaker systems.
Thus, Super X-Fi allows for superior localisation of sound events such as enemy movements in PC games. The audio DAC features an integrated headphone amplifier, supports high-resolution 24-bit sound reproduction and provides an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB as well as five times more processing power than the fastest Sound Blaster model up to now.
” The XMG Ultra 17 is a desktop replacement in a class of its own. “
|” The cooling of the ULTRA 17 is great, it’s one of the best cooling concepts I’ve seen so far in notebooks. “
|” So anyway, this is easily one oft he biggest, dumbest, but also bestest laptops that I’ve ever seen. “
17.3″ Full HD IPS | 240 Hz | G-SYNC | 100% sRGB
17.3″ Ultra HD IPS | G-SYNC | 100% Adobe RGB
10th generation Intel Core desktop processors
max. Intel Core i9-10900K | 3.7 – 5.3 GHz | 10 cores/20 threads | 20 MB cache | 125 watts
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Refresh | 8 GB GDDR6 | up to 115 watts
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER | 8 GB GDDR6 | up to 115 watts
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER | 8 GB GDDR6 | up to 200 watts
Display connection: direct (no NVIDIA Optimus)
HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, DP via USB-C connection: direct
4x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 128 GB
2x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express x4 or SATA III
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express x4
1x M.2 2280 SSD via SATA III
RAID support (0/1/5)
High Definition Audio
Microphone with noise cancelling
2.1 speaker system
TI Smart Amp
Creative Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip
Creative Sound Blaster Atlas
Gaming keyboard with per-key RGB backlight and numeric keypad,
N-key rollover and anti-ghosting
Microsoft Precision Touchpad, two soft-touch-buttons
3x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (1x powered)
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2x2
1x Thunderbolt 3/USB-C 3.2 Gen2
2x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (G-SYNC compatible)
1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP)
1x Headphone-Out (smartphone-headset compatible)
1x 2-in-1-Audio (Mic-In + S/PDIF optical)
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x UHS-III card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Killer E3000 2.5 GBit LAN
Killer DoubleShot Pro (in combination with Killer WiFi module)
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax + Bluetooth 5
TPM 2.0 (Hardware)
Area Fingerprint Reader
399 x 319 x 43.5 mm (W x D x H)
Ca. 3.8 kg
2x 280 watts*
*For normal operation two power supplies are required. In operation with one power supply, the whole system is supplied with a maximum of 110 watts, the CPU runs with a maximum of 30 watts. Furthermore, the battery must be installed and at least 10% charged.
Changeable 97 Wh Li-ion battery
Included in box
Laptop (incl. battery), power supply, driver CD/USB-stick, manual