XMG ULTRA 17 – BASICALLY ROCKET SCIENCE
Fierce gaming performance – no ifs or buts; the XMG ULTRA 17 combines the uncompromising performance of Intel’s 11th generation desktop processors with NVIDIA graphics cards designed specifically for this class of laptop up to the GeForce RTX 3080. These cards, designed in the special discrete MXM format, work faster than anything else used in the mobile sector. Need the blistering extreme performance of a high-end desktop PC without being desk-bound? Then the portable XMG ULTRA 17 is the tailor-made solution for your needs. Up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory, four M.2 slots for fast PCI Express SSDs and an outstanding range of connections make for an outstanding set of features to compliment the core components.
max. UHD IPS Display
100% Adobe-RGB | non-glare
max. Intel Core i9-11900K
3.5 – 5.3 GHz | 8 cores/16 threads
max. GeForce RTX 3080
16 GB GDDR6 | 165 W TGP
max. 128 GB RAM
4x SO-DIMM DDR4 | 3200 MHz
Extreme performance focus:
Intel desktop processors
With Intel’s desktop processors from the 11th Core generation (Rocket Lake), the XMG ULTRA 17 keeps all mobile CPUs at bay. The new top model Core i9-11900K offers 8 cores, 16 threads and works with the full TDP of 125 watts. As such, the processor delivers unbridled performance at high-end desktop PC level. This is made possible by a mainboard with a well-equipped Intel Z590 Express chipset – the current flagship for Socket 1200 systems. Whether simultaneously gaming and streaming, or working with massive multitasking workloads, the XMG ULTRA 17 offers nothing less than the maximum of what is possible.
GeForce maxed out:
RTX 30 series without limit
The XMG ULTRA 17 integrates the most powerful NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards up to the RTX 3080 with a whopping 16 GB of memory and groundbreaking Ray Tracing capabilities. However, this GPU takes the form of an interchangeable card, opposed to being soldered into the mainboard. Thanks to the specially designed and optimally tuned cooling system, it puts regular notebook solutions in the shade: while even the most powerful laptop GPUs from NVIDIA have to be content with a maximum TGP of 150 watts, the ULTRA goes several steps further – with a TGP of up to 165 watts and being the first graphics card in the mobile sector that is already connected via a full 16 PCI Express 4.0 lanes.
300 Hz fast
IPS display with G-SYNC
With a refresh rate of 300 Hz, the Full HD IPS panel (1920 x 1080 pixels) is one of the fastest gaming displays on the market. G-SYNC ensures exact synchronisation of the graphics card’s image output with the display – for a smooth gaming experience without tearing and with ultra-fast response times. The high refresh rate makes it possible to react significantly faster and with professional precision to the gaming action. In addition, the high-quality IPS panel impresses with bright, intense colours, first-class black levels and contrasts, high viewing angle stability and 100% coverage of the sRGB colour space.
High resolution & true colour
UHD display with G-SYNC
At 3840 x 2160 pixels, the Ultra HD display’s impressive resolution and pixel density delivers a breathtaking gaming graphics experience – but the panel doesn’t only cater for gamers. In addition, thanks to 100% coverage of the extended Adobe RGB colour space, the IPS panel uncompromisingly serves the demands of content creation professionals: the exceptionally high colour fidelity is exactly the right starting point for professional photo, image and video editing. Outstanding black levels, excellent contrast, brilliant colours and G-SYNC support all ensure maximum immersion even in games.
High-end in a double pack:
With two fast Thunderbolt 4 ports, the XMG ULTRA 17 is in no way inferior to even current top-level ATX mainboards in terms of connectivity. The interface, with a data throughput of up to 40 Gbit/s, allows the connection of the most powerful external drives or modern docking stations. At the same time, the connection functions as an additional DisplayPort output and is already compatible with the latest external monitors with groundbreaking 8K resolution.
Epic multi-monitor setups:
Three native display outputs
With one HDMI 2.1 output and two G-SYNC-enabled Mini DisplayPort 1.4a including Dynamic HDR support, the XMG ULTRA 17 is ideally prepared for multi-monitor setups. In addition to its internal display, the laptop can simultaneously run up to three external displays. Run gaming and capturing software on a second monitor for better clarity, increase productivity by using multiple display devices in parallel or couch gaming on a huge 4K TV with 120 Hz technology – the XMG ULTRA 17 offers you all the possibilities.
As flexible as a desktop PC:
The XMG ULTRA 17 comes with an impressive range of connectivity options: USB-C 3.2 Gen2, three USB-A 3.2 Gen2 ports, a full-format SD card reader connected via UHS-III and a microphone input and headphone output leave nothing to be desired. The latter is fully headset-compatible, so no additional splitter is needed. In addition, there is a cutting-edge 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port from Killer and fast Wi-Fi 6. If an optional Killer WLAN module is installed, you can activate Killer Doubleshot Pro to prioritise network traffic and run your games exclusively via the Ethernet port, while all other applications communicate via WLAN.
Monstrous memory expansion:
Up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM
“There’s no substitute for RAM – except more RAM!” Following this mantra, the XMG ULTRA 17 is equipped with four instead of just the more common two SO-DIMM slots, holding up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM with a high clock frequency of up to 3200 MHz. When it comes to demanding, high-resolution video editing projects, setting up a RAM disk or multitasking with a large number of programs open at the same time, you shouldn’t have to settle with “almost enough RAM” – with the XMG ULTRA 17, you don’t have to!
Method in the madness:
Up to four M.2 SSDs
The XMG ULTRA 17 has four M.2 slots for blazing-fast PCI Express SSDs and holds up to 32 TB of local high-performance storage. In combination with Intel’s latest Rocket Lake CPUs, one of the interfaces already communicates via PCI Express 4.0, thus exploiting the full potential of the world’s fastest storage drives. The remaining M.2 slots are connected via PCI-E.
Immersive surround sound:
Creative Super X-Fi UltraDSP
Creative’s Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip brings extraordinary surround sound to any headset. A customisable, AI-based room sound simulation tailors the sound reproduction exactly to you. For an optimal result, you can measure the shape of your head and ears in advance using a smartphone app, and the software will then take care of the fine-tuning. In terms of technical key data, the sound chip features crystal-clear 24 bit sound reproduction and a DAC with a powerful, integrated headphone amplifier.
Performance – on the Rocks:
Tailor-made cooling system
The key to lasting high performance lies in a cooling system that is specially tailored to the components. The XMG ULTRA 17 meets this requirement with flying colours and is effortlessly able to keep the temperatures of both the genuine desktop CPU and the performance-enhanced graphics chip in check. A smart self-cleaning function directs penetrating dust directly out of the case by means of an anti-dust tunnel. In addition, the fans have a reverse function that ensures that no dirt particles get stuck between the fins of the heat sinks – minimum maintenance, maximum performance!
RGB, anti-ghosting and NKRO:
Precise gaming keyboard
The keyboard of the XMG ULTRA 17 offers all the features that not only gamers count on: from the freely configurable RGB individual key illumination and fully comprehensive anti-ghosting, as well as N-key rollover and a first-class pressure point and precise response behaviour, the keyboard has everything you need for maximum control over the gaming action. An additional RGB LED bar on the back of the laptop shows off an even more distinct gaming look if desired.
17.3″ IPS | 1920×1080 px | G-SYNC | 300 Hz | 300 nits | 100 % sRGB | non-glare
17.3″ IPS | 3840×2160 px | G-SYNC | 60 Hz | 400 nits | 100 % Adobe-RGB | non-glare
10th and 11th generation Intel Core desktop processors
max. Intel Core i9-10900K | 3.7 – 5.3 GHz | 10 cores/20 threads | 20 MB cache | 125 watts
max. Intel Core i9-11900K | 3.5 – 5.3 GHz | 8 cores/16 threads | 16 MB cache | 125 watts
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 6 GB GDDR6 | 115 W TGP (+ 15 W Dynamic Boost) | dedicated
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 | 8 GB GDDR6 | 125 W TGP (+ 15 W Dynamic Boost) | dedicated
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 | 16 GB GDDR6 | 150 W TGP (+ 15 W Dynamic Boost) | dedicated
Display connection: direct (no NVIDIA Optimus)
HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, DP via USB-C connection: direct
Up to 4 displays natively addressable (3x external + internal or 4x external)
4x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 128 GB and 3200 MHz
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI Express 4.0 x4 (only usable with Intel Core i-11000)
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI Express 3.0 x4
2x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI Express 3.0 x4 or SATA III
RAID support (0/1/5)
RAID 0 and 1 also parallel to each other (e.g. RAID 0 on NVMe and RAID 1 on SATA)
High Definition Audio
Microphone with noise cancelling
2.1 speaker system
TI Smart Amp
Creative Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip
Creative Sound Blaster Atlas
Keyboard with per-key RGB backlight, numeric keypad, N-key rollover and anti-ghosting
Microsoft Precision Touchpad, two soft-touch-buttons
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
2x Thunderbolt 4/USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 (DisplayPort 1.4a: yes, G-SYNC compatible | Power Delivery: no)
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (DisplayPort: no | Power Delivery: no)
3x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (1x powered)
2x Mini DisplayPort 1.4a (G-SYNC compatible)
1x HDMI 2.1 (with HDCP 2.3)
1x Headphone-Out (smartphone-headset compatible)
1x 2-in-1-Audio (Mic-In + S/PDIF optical)
1x RJ45 Port 2.5 Gbit (LAN)
1x UHS-III card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
TPM 2.0 (Hardware)
Area Fingerprint Reader
Display lid and top case made of metal
Display frame and bottom case made of plastic
130° display opening angle
configurable RGB LED bar
399 x 319 x 43.5 mm (W x D x H)
ca. 4.6 kg
2x 280 watts (each: 181 x 55 x 35 mm | 1.11 kg incl. EU power cable)
Incl. power supply rack
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