We all have our everyday laptops, right? The kind that gets us through our emails, lets us procrastinate on YouTube, and sometimes even muster up a few hours of productivity. And then there’s the beast that is the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023). This is not your everyday laptop, oh no, it’s the equivalent of going to the gym wearing your oldest college T-shirt and shorts, and then stepping onto the treadmill with rocket boots on. Sure, every laptop has its ups and downs, but there’s something that’s just unmatched here: the power.
Think you’ve experienced performance before? Well, it’s time to redefine your expectations. The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is not just flirting with power; it’s married to it, with a stunning 16GB RTX 4090 and 16-core/32-thread AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX processor under its hood. This isn’t just about doing more, it’s about obliterating the boundaries of what a laptop can achieve. Companies like ASUS don’t just throw around the term “most powerful laptop on the market” for fun, you know.
But, hold on a second, let’s add a layer to this rocket-boosted treadmill scenario. The beast, while sprinting at light speed, does drink its share of power juice. The battery life might not exactly be its strong suit. But hey, supercars don’t exactly boast about fuel efficiency, do they? In any case, when you’re crushing performance records, maybe having the laptop charger close by is a small price to pay. After all, unmatched power does come with its own set of rules.
A Deep Dive into the Unparalleled Power of the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) with AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
There’s an unspoken rule in the realm of gaming laptops that we tend to blindly follow: you’ve got to compromise portability for raw power. We all find ourselves reaching for the bulkiest, heaviest rigs when we crave that top-tier performance, resigned to the fact that our backs may forever hate us for the decision. But hold up! This is where we’re asking you to pause for a moment. Yes, we do have a problem with this ‘more bulk, more power’ notion, and here’s why: the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023).
If you’re thinking, “Eh, I’ve already got a gaming laptop,” we’re willing to wager it might be time for an upgrade. Especially when you get a load of the sheer power this compact beast holds. Under the hood, it’s armed to the teeth with the latest AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX and NVIDIA RTX 4090, two components that scoff at the word ‘compromise’. Brands like ASUS are rewriting the rules, packing in high-end specs into slimmer and sleeker machines.
1) CPU Performance – Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23 Benchmark – Strap yourself in, folks, because the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is the Usain Bolt of laptops – it’s left all others eating its dust! Just take a look at the benchmark (image right down below). You see that? That’s AMD’s new Ryzen 9 7945HX processor flexing its multicore muscles like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime.
Now, let’s talk cores because if the laptop world was a fruit basket, this thing would be packed with the juiciest apples you’ve ever tasted. Unlike those high-society Intel laptops, with their mix of high-performance and efficiency cores, AMD isn’t about that life. They’re all about the ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mantra – it’s all high-performance cores here, no efficiency runts.
Sure, Intel’s 10th gen still gets to wear the single-core performance crown, but remember folks, it’s not about how you start the race, it’s about how you finish. And the Scar 17? Well, it’s breaking the tape at the finish line, even when we unplug the charger and let it run on pure battery adrenaline.
Pretty dazzling, right? But hold on to your hats, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns (why? Keep scrolling!).
2) Battery (Bad Than Worse… I Really Don’t Have Any Word)
Well, brace yourselves because this new 16-core CPU is like a starved teenager at an all-you-can-eat buffet – it’s gobbling up power like there’s no tomorrow. In fact, it has one of the most dismal battery life results I’ve ever had the pleasure (or should I say displeasure) of witnessing. It lasts a whopping 2 hours and 38 minutes – just about long enough to watch ‘Titanic’ without the heartbreaking ending.
So, if you’re planning to binge-watch the latest YouTube sensation, you might want to bring a charger… or three. Or perhaps a portable nuclear power plant. Because with this battery life, you’re more likely to see the ‘Low Battery’ alert than the end of that video you’re watching.
3) Unparalleled Specs of ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023)
Now, let’s cut to the chase here. When it comes to tech, we’re often like that kid in the candy store. We see the flashy lights, hear the fancy words, and immediately we’re sold. But hold onto your wallets because we’re about to introduce you to something that’s more than just bright LEDs and snazzy marketing terms. We’re talking about the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) and its performance that’s as impressive as the length of its name.
Stop! Take a deep breath! This beast is powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX processor. If you’re wondering what’s that, it’s the kind of chip that laughs in the face of multitasking, with its 16 cores and 32 threads. And if you think that’s intense, wait until you hear about its graphics card.
Meet the GeForce RTX 4090, with a max Total Graphics Power (TGP) of 175W. Yes, you heard it right! With this power, you could practically render a lifelike 3D model of a spaceship, launch it into a virtual universe, and still have enough juice left to binge-watch your favorite series on ultra settings without a hitch. Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Here are a few benchmarks to prove how worthy ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is for all your professional/casual needs.
And speaking of cakes, this one’s got a sweet middle layer of 32 GB DDR5 4800MHz memory. That’s like the Swiss Army knife of RAM, slicing through data at lightning speed, ensuring your gaming experience is as smooth as a well-aged Scotch.
We know what you’re thinking – surely there’s a downside? Well, we thought so too, but then we saw the 1TB PCIe SSD. That’s more space than the closet you’ve been promising to clean out for six months. And it’s as fast as your excuses for not doing it.
So next time you’re looking for a gaming laptop with guts, look no further. Remember, it’s not just about the bright lights and the fancy terms. With the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023), it’s about an all-around powerhouse performance that doesn’t just walk the walk, but sprints it. So buckle up, your gaming journey is about to get a serious upgrade.
4) Gaming on ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023)
Most of us aren’t too picky when it comes to gaming, right? We just need our favorite game, a bucket of popcorn, and a laptop that doesn’t go into meltdown mode halfway through a boss fight. But let’s stop you right there. If you’ve been gaming on just any old laptop, we need to talk about the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023).
Think you’ve seen it all in the world of gaming? Cyberpunk 2077 might beg to differ. With an average frame rate of 81.57 fps, and a peak that sprints up to 149.93, it’s a smooth and cinematic joyride through Night City. That’s not just a stroll in the park, my friend, that’s a high-speed chase in a flying car.
Switching gears to Control, and the Strix Scar 17 flexes its muscles like a bodybuilder at a beach party. A jaw-dropping average of 111.74 fps and a max that rockets all the way to 207.9 fps with high settings and FHD resolution? Now that’s what we call having your cake and eating it too. We’re not sure what kind of sorcery ASUS has got going on under the hood, but we’re here for it.
Seriously though, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is like the cool aunt that always brings the best gifts to the family party. Except this time, the gift is an unrivaled gaming experience. Sure, we may have a few questions about your current gaming setup, but there’s something missing: an ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17. And if you do have one, well, we bet you’re having a blast.
The next time you fire up Cyberpunk or Control, remember this: gaming is hard enough as it is, there’s no need to add an extra layer (pun fully intended) of lag or dropped frames to it. So, trade up and play like a pro. Or keep playing on your old laptop. Your call. But remember, gaming should be fun, not a test of your patience.
5) ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) Display
Picture this, you’re walking through a digital meadow at sunset. The hues on this screen? Chefs kiss. Stunning. All thanks to its advanced optimus with Gsync. But don’t expect it to be brighter than a Broadway show.
With a peak of 300 nits, it’s decently lit, but remember, we’re talking about a high-end laptop here, and high-end is supposed to mean “shine bright like a diamond”, not “a little less conversation, a little more light, please.”
Now let’s get into the nitty-gritty, the response time of ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17’s display. Sure, it’s decent, but it’s like that friend who’s usually on time, but occasionally makes you wait at the restaurant alone, sipping your water and scrolling through your phone while other diners give you pitiful looks. In other words, not all transitions made the 417-millisecond refresh window.
If we cast our minds back to yesteryear, the Scar 17 SE had a bit more pep in its step. This year’s ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18, though, is like the student who aced the test – one of the best results so far, with only OLED screens showing it up, like that kid who not only aces the test but does the extra credit too.
But wait, there’s a plot twist. Despite the slight lag, our Scar 17 runs almost neck and neck with the 18 when it comes to total system latency – that’s the time between your trigger-happy mouse click and the gunshot appearing on the screen. To put it another way, it’s like the difference between yelling “Surprise!” at a party and the guest of honor actually looking surprised. The Nvidia RTX 40 series laptops have been holding their own in this race, but remember our friend Scar 17 Se from last year? Turns out, it had a bit more spring in its step. Talk about a blast from the past!
6) ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) Internals
When you dig deep into the heart of the beast, you’ll find the internals sticking to the old-school layout, carrying forward the legacy of the previous year’s Scar. What’s cooking underneath? A spanking new 16-core AMD processor, sure to satisfy any power-hungry gamer.
But let’s get real: it still harbors those pesky ribbon cables connecting the bottom panel to the motherboard. Don’t be fooled, they’re as annoying as stepping on a LEGO barefoot, so tread with caution when you pop the hood.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. The 7945HX, a chip off the old block, supports DDR5 5200 memory. But, if you peek into the specs of the Scar 17 on AMD’s site, it seems to have hit a minor speed bump, shipping with DDR5 4800 MHz memory. It’s like giving a Formula 1 car regular unleaded instead of high-octane fuel.
But don’t go raising your eyebrows just yet. This machine has a trick up its sleeve. You see, I took it for a spin with some 5200 sticks, and voila! It ran them faster than Usain Bolt on an Olympic track. Plus, the 1 TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD? It puts on quite a show, performing with a zip that’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear.
True to ASUS’s signature style, the Scar 17 comes equipped with a range of performance modes. But if you want to play puppet master with CPU power limits, fan speeds, and maximum GPU temperatures, only the ‘Manual’ mode gives you the keys to the kingdom.
So in summary, the Scar 17, much like your favorite superhero movie, comes with a few flaws but packs quite a punch in the power department, and we reckon that it’s a gadget worth giving a whirl.
Is This Laptop Worth Its Price?
So, we’re at the crossroads with AMD’s 7945HX CPU. This beast of a processor promises performance that’ll make your head spin, but does it justify its pretty penny? Prices fluctuate, and availability can be as fickle as the wind, so be sure to keep an eye on the link below for the most up-to-date scoop.
Should a sale tag land on this laptop, we’ll revamp the link faster than you can say ‘bargain.’ Now, the Scar 17, with specs identical to my test unit, fetches a cool $3,500 on Amazon. It might seem less of a sting to your wallet compared to Asus’s Scar 18, loaded with 4090 graphics and an intel processor. Meanwhile, the slightly humbler RTX 4080 option is making eyes at you for a palatable $600 less.
Hold up, you’re here for the CPU, aren’t you? Asus’s Strix G 17 cradles the 7945HX in its techy embrace but with a slightly less imposing RTX 4060 graphics card. Priced at $1800, it’s a bit steep for a 4060. But let’s face it, you’re shelling out for the monstrous power of the CPU here.
So, what’s the verdict? If you’re on the hunt for Herculean multicore performance in a package you can carry under your arm, then my friend, Asus’s Scar 17 with the Ryzen 979 45 HX is a prospect worth serious thought.
Written by Johnathan Abram