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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition and ASUS ROG Flow X16: two gaming beasts

We already anticipated it yesterday, and today ASUS has confirmed its Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition and ROG Flow X16, two gaming laptops with an aesthetic that already indicates that we are not facing normal equipment, something that is confirmed by reviewing its technical specifications, which we will tell you a little later. But, to go ahead, if we normally talk about two families of very high-performance laptops, with these two models in particular, and especially with the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE, anything less than beast falls short.

These two teams are one more example, and probably one of the most palpable, that that that laptops are not good for gaming has already become totally obsolete. And it is that, for example, in the case of the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition, the combination of a material called Conductonaut Extreme together with a vapor chamber system, allows its CPU to reach a TDP of 65 watts, and that its GPU can scale to as high as 175 watts TGP. With these values, we can expect spectacular performance.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition and ASUS ROG Flow X16: Technical Specifications

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 SE ASUS ROG Flow X16
Screen 17.3-inch IPS, WQHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 points) 240 hertz / FullHD (1,920 x 1,080 points) 360 hertz, Dolby Vision 16-inch MiniLED, QHD+ resolution (2,560 x 1,600 dots) 16:10, 165 hertz, Dolby Vision, Pantone Validation
Processor Intel Core i9-12950HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
Graphic card Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mobile Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti mobile
RAM 32 gigabyte DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM (expandable up to 64 gigabytes) 32 gigabyte DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM (expandable up to 64 gigabytes)
Storage 2TB + 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe Up to 2 terabytes PCIe 4.0 NVMe
connectivity WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 1 Thunderbolt 4 / 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 type-A, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 type-C, 1 HDMI 2.1, 1 RJ45 and 1 audio minijack WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C (one of them G-SYNC), 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-A, 1 HDMI 2.0b, 1 audio minijack and 1 ROG XG Mobile Interface
Audio 4 speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio, noise cancellation 4 speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio, noise cancellation
Battery 90 watt hours 90 watt hours
Operating system Windows 11 Pro Windows 11 Pro
Dimensions and weight 39.5 x 28.2 x 2.34 ~ 2.83 centimeters, 3.10 kilograms 35.5 x 24.3 x 1.94 centimeters, 2.10 kilograms

Let’s now see the details of both teams, starting with the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE.

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition

The specifications of this team leave little room for imagination. Indeed, we are facing a top of the range, capable of satisfying even the most demanding users, whether they are gamers and/or content creators. Starting with your screen 17.3 inches, available with resolution WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 points) at 240 hertz or FullHD (1,920 x 1,080 points) at 360 hertz compatible with Dolby Vision. It is complemented by a four-speaker sound system with noise cancellation and compatible with Dolby Atmos.

Already inside, we see that the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition is built around a processor Intel Core i9-12950HXa chip presented by Intel last week, and that with its 24 threads (eight performance cores and eight efficiency cores) its up to five gigahertz and its 30 megabytes of L3 cache, has become the most powerful integrated for laptops of the twelfth generation of Intel Core.

In the graphic section, the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition is not short either, since its highest version incorporates a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti which is supported by 16 gigabytes of GDDR6 VRAM. They complete the epicenter of the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE 32 gigabytes of RAM DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM, amount that can be expanded up to 64 gigabytes, and two PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage drives of two terabytes eachset to Raid 0.

If we look at its connectivity, ASUS has not neglected it in the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE either. In the wireless section we find state-of-the-art connectivity, with WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, while in terms of connectors we will find a Thunderbolt 4 / 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 type-A ports , a USB 3.2 Gen 1 type-C, an HDMI 2.1 port, an RJ45 network connection and a minijack for headphones and microphone.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition and ASUS ROG Flow X16: two gaming beasts

ASUS ROG Flow X16

If for the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition ASUS has opted for Intel, in this case the bet is based on AMD. This is highly appreciated, since in this way the manufacturer diversifies its offer, providing options based on the different platforms. And if the Strix SCAR 17 is an absolute top of the range, this ASUS ROG Flow X16 is also among the highest positions in the table, as we will see below.

Starting with its screen, the ASUS ROG Flow X16 rests on a brand new 16-inch MiniLED panel with QHD+ resolution resolution (2,560 x 1,600 points) in a 16:10 aspect ratio, capable of providing a brightness of up to 1,100 nits thanks to this technology. for content creators and designers, it is Pantone Validated and compatible with Dolby Vision. It is complemented by four noise-cancelling speakers and is compatible with Dolby Atmos.

Inside, as indicated before, we will find an integrated AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, an APU with 8 cores for 16 threads with a maximum speed of 4.9 gigahertz and a TDP that can exceed 45 watts, being the most suitable variant of the chip for overclocking. Without being the top of the range of its generation, it is located at the very top of the table.

In the graphic section, the highest option we find is a GPU GeForce RTX 3070 Ti mobile with 8 gigabytes of GDDR6 VRAM. Other versions include a GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 gigabytes of GDDR6 memory and a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 gigabytes of GDDR6 VRAM. The neuralgic center is completed with 32 gigabytes of DDR5-4800 RAM And till two gigabytes of PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage (one gigabyte in the model with the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti).

There are, at the moment, no dates or prices for the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition and ASUS ROG Flow X16, so we will have to wait for updates in this regard, now that ASUS has already given us long teeth.

More information: ROG Strix / ROG Flow

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