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Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW Laptop Review: 1440p 240 Hz gaming powerhouse with Alder Lake Core i9 and 150 W RTX 3070 Ti

Scar ye DNA. This year's Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 comes with an improved WQHD 240 Hz panel along with upgrades to Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900H and a 150 W Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti with a dedicated MUX switch. We find that the Scar 15 is able to check off most boxes that enthusiast gamers look out for. Areas of concern still remain, however, particularly with respect to emissions and power draws.

The Asus ROG Strix series is one of the highly anticipated gaming laptop lineups to look out for at the start of each year. The ROG Strix Scar 15 (2022) was announced during CES 2022 with upgrades to Intel Alder Lake-H and graphics options up to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU. Asus continues to carry forward the G533 nomenclature into 2022 but has made some changes to the branding.

While Asus completely switched over to AMD Ryzen 5000 series offerings with the ROG Strix Scar 15 in 2021, the company has now bifurcated the product line into distinct Intel Alder Lake and AMD Ryzen 6000 offerings.

In the 15.6-inch format, we have offerings such as our current test unit, the ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW. On the AMD side, Asus drops the "Scar" branding (along with the signature design and Keystone) with the Strix G15 G513 series being powered by CPU options up to a Ryzen 9 6900HX and up to a 150 W RTX 3080 Laptop GPU.

The ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW (2022) introduces some enticing new features to the lineup. All 2022 ROG laptops now come with a MUX switch that can be enabled within Armory Crate. We also get to see display options up to WQHD 240 Hz panels, DDR5-4800 memory, PCIe Gen 4 SSDs, faster USB ports, 2.5G LAN, and Wi-Fi 6E.

Our test ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW device is powered by the Core i9-12900H and a 150 W RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU. There's 32 GB DDR5-4800 RAM onboard along with a 2 TB Gen 4 NVMe SSD. This configuration will set you back by ₹2,64,990 (US$3,419).

In this review, we take the ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW for a spin and see if the new upgrades merit your consideration.

ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW (ROG Strix Scar 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 135 W PL2 / Short Burst, 135 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1410 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 150 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, Game Ready Driver 512.15, MUX Switch
Memory
32 GB 
, Quad-channel DDR5-4800, Timings: 40-39-39-76
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 188 PPI, BOE CQ NE156QHM-NZ2, IPS-level, Adaptive Sync, glossy: no, HDR, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 1770 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.2 x 354 x 259 ( = 1.07 x 13.94 x 10.2 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4S1P, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10.5 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p ROG Eye USB External
Additional features
Speakers: 2x tweeters + 2x woofers with Smart Amp and Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: Chicklet, Keyboard Light: yes, ROG Keystone, Armor Caps, Armory Crate, MyAsus, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3252 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.3 %
05/2022
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg27.2 mm15.60"2560x1440
80.7 %
04/2022
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.7 %
03/2022
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg22.4 mm16.00"3840x2400
86.9 %
03/2022
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.4 %
06/2022
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.4 kg23.4 mm15.60"3840x2160
85.5 %
05/2022
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23 mm16.10"2560x1440
88 %
03/2022
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.6 kg26.6 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.4 %
05/2022
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
R9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1.8 kg16.8 mm14.00"2560x1440
86.7 %
03/2022
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
R9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
1.7 kg19.5 mm14.00"2560x1600
89.1 %
03/2022
Razer Blade 15 2022
i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.1 kg16.99 mm15.60"2560x1440

Case: Unchanged from last year

The ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW is virtually indistinguishable from last year's model in terms of design, dimensions, and weight. The main body is primarily made of plastic — it does not feel cheap or tacky, but it can quickly gather quite a few fingerprints and smudges.

There is some flex noticeable in the keyboard deck if pressed hard but nothing concerning in particular. The right edge of the keyboard deck is translucent in signature Scar style, letting get a sneak peek at the innards.

The lid cover is made of aluminum and can be opened with one finger, but it flexes a bit too much for our liking. The back of the lid sports the ROG logo, the outline of which gets some RGB love. There are also LEDs at the base of the display for some added bling. The lid can open only up to about 130°, which can be a bit of a hassle when using the device on the lap.

The base is rubberized for a firm grip. There's also some customizability on offer in the form of ROG Armor Caps — a couple of them come in the box, but you can 3D print custom ones if you like.

Overall, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW's build quality is sturdy for the most part save for some flex in the keyboard and the lid.

Size Comparison

369 mm / 14.5 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.3 kg5.05 lbs359.9 mm / 14.2 inch 264.4 mm / 10.4 inch 26.6 mm / 1.047 inch 2.6 kg5.63 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.3 kg5.1 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.4 kg5.37 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 27.2 mm / 1.071 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 248.5 mm / 9.78 inch 22.4 mm / 0.882 inch 2.3 kg5.05 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2.1 kg4.64 lbs319.7 mm / 12.6 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.8 kg3.93 lbs312 mm / 12.3 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 1.7 kg3.77 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity: Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E onboard

The ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 covers the essentials when it comes to I/O. On the left, there are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-As and a combo audio jack while the right just has a slot for the ROG Keystone 2. The Keystone 2 is an NFC key that works with the Armory Crate app to apply various performance and RGB profiles and also to unlock a hidden Shadow Drive.

The majority of the ports are located towards the rear. These include a Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C that supports DisplayPort-out and Power Delivery, HDMI 2.1-out, a 2.5G Ethernet port, and DC power-in.

The port placement is convenient and does not hinder movements of an external mouse. Unfortunately, the Scar 15 does not offer an SD card slot or a Kensington lock slot.

Left: 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Left: 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Rear: Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, HDMI 2.1-out, 2.5G Ethernet, DC-in
Rear: Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, HDMI 2.1-out, 2.5G Ethernet, DC-in
Right: ROG Keystone slot
Right: ROG Keystone slot

Communication

The Intel AX211 Wi-Fi 6E module is hidden under the primary M.2 SSD
The Intel AX211 Wi-Fi 6E module is hidden under the primary M.2 SSD

The ROG Strix Scar 15 offers Wi-Fi 6E connectivity via the Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 card. We have already seen several laptops featuring the AX211 chipset before, but the ROG Strix Scar 15 is likely to be the first laptop to launch in India that supports the new wireless standard.

The Scar 15's Wi-Fi card can be swapped out if needed, but we are not really fans of its placement. The WLAN card is actually tucked under the primary M.2 SSD and requires removing the drive in order to access it for upgrades or replacement. You should also be careful with the data cable coming from the Keystone PCB that runs directly above the card.

Accordingly, we tested both Wi-Fi 5 GHz and Wi-Fi 6E performance with our reference Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router at a distance of 1 m from the device in clear line of sight. Our test device shows up to 6% higher average receive speeds with 6E in the receive test and similar average throughput as 5 GHz in the transmit test. The 6E band also allows for higher maximum receive values close to 2 Gbit/s.

We did observe that it takes some time for the 6 GHz option to become available for connecting after freshly booting into Windows. No major dips in throughput were observed during testing. 

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1857 (831min - 1948max) MBit/s
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZA
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1665 (1628min - 1691max) MBit/s -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1652 (1633min - 1668max) MBit/s -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 21CE002HGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1601 (1590min - 1610max) MBit/s -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1857, n=78, last 2 years)
1512 MBit/s -19%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=171)
1492 MBit/s -20%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1467 (1440min - 1493max) MBit/s -21%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 21CE002HGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1619 (1162min - 1688max) MBit/s +9%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1613 (1478min - 1688max) MBit/s +9%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZA
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1601 (1502min - 1664max) MBit/s +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1567 (979min - 1654max) MBit/s +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1481 (1314min - 1543max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=76, last 2 years)
1474 MBit/s 0%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (632 - 1851, n=172)
1375 MBit/s -7%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1748 (903min - 1835max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=158, last 2 years)
1406 MBit/s -20%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=182)
1394 MBit/s -20%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1482 (962min - 1587max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=152, last 2 years)
1274 MBit/s -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=182)
1245 MBit/s -16%
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Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1481 (1314-1543)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 21CE002HGE Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1619 (1162-1688)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1829 (831-1948)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 21CE002HGE Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1601 (1590-1610)

Webcam

Asus ROG Eye external 1080p 60 fps webcam
Asus ROG Eye external 1080p 60 fps webcam

The ROG Strix Scar 15 does not feature a webcam. However, our review unit came with an external ROG Eye 1080p 60 fps webcam with built-in beamforming dual microphones. The webcam can be used on the desk or mounted on the Scar 15's top bezel.

The image quality from the ROG Eye is quite usable for the most part. The ROG Eye camera shows an average Delta E color accuracy of 15.12 with our ColorChecker Passport in a well-lit room, with the lowest Delta E values seen in the white and black patches.

The test chart shows decent detailing, but there is a lack of sharpness and clarity in the image. The ROG Eye webcam will set you back by about ₹5,800 (~US$75 or lower) if purchased separately.

ColorChecker
18.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
18 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS: 15.12 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 23.63 ∆E

Security

Since the ROG Strix Scar 15 is targeted at the gaming crowd, Asus has skimped on security features such as a fingerprint reader or an IR camera. There is a TPM 2.0 module present, however. 

Accessories

The box contains the power adapter and the usual paperwork. You also get the ROG Keystone 2 key and two replaceable ROG Armor Caps. Our unit shipped with the ROG Eye external webcam, but some retail units may not be offered with one depending on the SKU and region.

Maintenance

The bottom panel can be easily pried open after removing the 10 PH0 screws. However, one needs to be careful here as there are fragile ribbon cables that run from the bottom panel to the motherboard. These cables control the RGB light bar on the front edge of the bottom panel.

Having the chassis RGB strip in this location is not a good idea in our opinion as it complicates accessing the internals due to thin cables that can snap if you aren't careful while dislodging the bottom panel. The LEDs should have been part of the main chassis itself ideally like the MSI GE76 Raider, for example.

The innards do not throw up any particular surprises. You get swappable SO-DIMMs, M.2 SSDs, and WLAN card, a large 90 Whr battery, and a dual-fan eight-heat pipe cooling system.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW internals
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW internals

Warranty

Asus offers a standard one-year warranty for the ROG Strix Scar 15 in India. Additional Premium Care warranty extensions can be purchased via the MyAsus app or from an Asus Store.

Indian buyers can currently avail Back to School offers for two and three-year warranty extensions and accidental damage protection across various Asus laptop portfolios, including the ROG series, within 15 days of purchase. 

Input Devices: Back to membrane switches

Keyboard

The matte keyboard deck is a smudge and grease magnet despite Asus's claims to the contrary. The 2021 ROG Strix Scar 15's keyboard featured opto-mechanical switches, but Asus has reverted to the classic membrane dome switch for this year's Scar 15. To compensate, Asus is using what it calls ROG Overstroke that registers a key press earlier in the stroke. The keys are adequately spaced and typing, in general, is quite comfortable with decent tactility.

The topmost row has quick shortcuts for volume, mic mute, fan speed, and the Armory Crate app. These keys can also be mapped to custom shortcuts and macros via Armory Crate. Arrow keys are smaller than we'd like but get the job done. Asus says there are small vents around the WASD keys to draw air into the chassis and prevent keyboard warm-up. 

RGB brightness is more than adequate to enjoy various lighting effects via Aura Sync. All keys can be individually lit, but Asus likes to keep the F1-F12 lettering in the dark for some reason.

Touchpad

The 13 cm x 7.5 cm touchpad is roomy and offers smooth gliding. However, the clicks are shallow and somewhat loud for our taste. Gamers would be better off with a proper mouse.

There's a soft-touch toggle on the touchpad for a digital numeric keypad, which glows only in white.

The ROG Strix Scar 15's keyboard is quite responsive for both work and play but attracts a lot of grime
The ROG Strix Scar 15's keyboard is quite responsive for both work and play but attracts a lot of grime

Display: Dolby Vision with poor contrast ratio but improved response times

Asus essentially uses the same QHD IPS BOE panel as last year's in the new Scar 15 but with a slight revision in the model number and a 240 Hz refresh rate across all 15-inch and 17-inch SKUs.

The Scar 15's display supports Dolby Vision HDR and Adaptive Sync. We used the default "Bright" profile in the Dolby Vision settings for ensuing measurements.

The sub-pixel arrangement appears a bit fuzzy due to the matte coating. We observe significant backlight bleeding under long exposures.

The brightness distribution is decent at 91%. However, the panel suffers from a poor contrast ratio of only 586:1. The overall subjective viewing experience is still pretty good for an IPS panel.

Sub-pixel arrangement with matte coating
Sub-pixel arrangement with matte coating
Significant backlight bleed seen at the corners under long exposure
Significant backlight bleed seen at the corners under long exposure
317
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NZ2 tested with X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3
Maximum: 346 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 329.2 cd/m² Minimum: 4.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 346 cd/m²
Contrast: 586:1 (Black: 0.59 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.06 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 2.5784.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.12
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NZ2, IPS-level, 2560x1440, 15.60
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
AU Optronics B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
BOE NE156FHM-NZ3, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
AUO51EB, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
BOE09E5, IPS, 2560x1440, 16.10
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
NE160QDM-NY1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Razer Blade 15 2022
Sharp LQ156T1JW03, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Display
-51%
-14%
-2%
-14%
-16%
2%
Display P3 Coverage
96.2
39
-59%
70.1
-27%
80.4
-16%
71
-26%
68.7
-29%
99.1
3%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
58.4
-42%
99.5
0%
98.4
-2%
97.9
-2%
97.6
-2%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
84.5
40.3
-52%
72.1
-15%
94.7
12%
73.3
-13%
70.9
-16%
86.8
3%
Response Times
-334%
-1%
-105%
-55%
-63%
-69%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
7.86 ?(4.02, 3.84)

4.21 ?(1.98, 2.23)

38.8 ?(18.2, 20.6)
-394%
5.8 ?(3.4, 2.4)
26%
18.8 ?(9.2, 9.6)
-139%
14.5 ?(7.2, 7.3)
-84%
17.6 ?(9.2, 8.4)
-124%
14.4 ?(6.8, 7.6)
-83%
Response Time Black / White *
7.5 ?(3.89, 3.61)
28 ?(14.6, 13.4)
-273%
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
-28%
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
-71%
9.4 ?(4.4, 5)
-25%
7.6 ?(2.4, 5.2)
-1%
11.6 ?(5.6, 6)
-55%
PWM Frequency
Screen
28%
24%
21%
12%
43%
17%
Brightness middle
346
248
-28%
353.1
2%
351
1%
335
-3%
502
45%
286
-17%
Brightness
329
245
-26%
325
-1%
347
5%
319
-3%
491
49%
271
-18%
Brightness Distribution
91
86
-5%
85
-7%
90
-1%
90
-1%
91
0%
89
-2%
Black Level *
0.59
0.13
78%
0.38
36%
0.35
41%
0.28
53%
0.37
37%
0.25
58%
Contrast
586
1908
226%
929
59%
1003
71%
1196
104%
1357
132%
1144
95%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.06
3.14
-3%
2.24
27%
2.54
17%
4.38
-43%
2.7
12%
2.74
10%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.81
5.82
-0%
5
14%
8.36
-44%
9.48
-63%
4.5
23%
5.21
10%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.57
3.14
-22%
1.02
60%
0.67
74%
1.33
48%
1.4
46%
2.52
2%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.49 88%
2.24 98%
2.089 105%
2.103 105%
2.44 90%
2.2 100%
CCT
7021 93%
6468 100%
6864 95%
7036 92%
6244 104%
6326 103%
6408 101%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.2
4
4.1
7
2.7
1.1
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-119% / -46%
3% / 11%
-29% / -4%
-19% / -4%
-12% / 13%
-17% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

The ROG Strix Scar 15's display performs very well for a gaming laptop when it comes to color gamut coverage. The panel covers the complete sRGB spectrum and almost all of DCI-P3. AdobeRGB coverage is good too at nearly 85%, making the Scar 15's display quite amenable to professional photo and video editing workflows.

vs. sRGB - 99.9% coverage
vs. sRGB - 99.9% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 84.5% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 84.5% coverage
vs. DCI-P3 - 96.2% coverage
vs. DCI-P3 - 96.2% coverage

Color calibration out-of-the-box is already quite good with an average Delta E of 2.9 in Grayscale and 3.06 in ColorChecker  Our calibration routine helps in further reducing the average Grayscale Delta E to 0.7 and the ColorChecker Delta E to 2.57. Higher deviations are seen in the red and blue parts of the color spectrum.

Our calibrated ICC file can be downloaded from the link above.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration

The BOE CQ NE156QHM-NZ2 panel seems to offer much improved response times than last year's variant, which should please gamers. We measured a combined 100% black to 100% white response time of 7.5 ms and a combined 50% grey to 80% grey response time of 4.21 ms.

Asus enables overdrive mode by default, which is reflected in the "horn" signal seen in the 50% grey to 80% grey data. Panel overdrive can be disabled in the Armory Crate app. This increases the grey-to-grey response times to 7.86 ms.

We did not observe any PWM or screen flickering across all brightness levels, so long-term use of this display should not cause any eye fatigue.

For more information, refer to our article "Why Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is such a headache", and also check out our PWM ranking table for PWM frequency comparison across all reviewed devices.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
7.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.89 ms rise
↘ 3.61 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 16 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4.21 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.98 ms rise
↘ 2.23 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
7.86 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.02 ms rise
↘ 3.84 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17924 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor viewing is decent as long as there is no harsh sunlight falling on the display. Viewing angles are wide, but we observe loss of brightness and color information when viewed from extreme angles.

Outdoor viewing under bright conditions
Outdoor viewing under bright conditions
Outdoor viewing under shade
Outdoor viewing under shade
Loss of brightness and color seen at extreme viewing angles
Loss of brightness and color seen at extreme viewing angles

Performance: Core i9-12900H gets wings at 135 W

Asus has equipped our test ROG Strix Scar 15 unit with an Intel Core i9-12900H CPU and a 150 W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU.

Apparently, the Core i9-12900H with a liquid metal thermal interface material (TIM) is the de facto processor option on all 2022 Scar 15 SKUs, at least in India. GPU options, however, range from the 140 W RTX 3060 to the 150 W RTX 3080 Ti.

 

Testing Conditions

The Armory Crate app allows the selection of one of the three primary performance modes — Silent, Performance, and Turbo. You can also tune clock and fan settings manually in the Manual mode or simply let Windows power profiles take over with the Windows mode.

For the GPU, Asus allows choosing between the default MSHybrid mode and a MUX mode. The MUX switch allows routing the dGPU signal directly to the internal display bypassing the iGPU. This can afford a slight performance benefit, which we shall see in the GPU Performance section. However, for the sake of comparison, we used the standard MSHybrid mode as this is the default configuration.

Performance modes
Performance modes
MSHybrid settings
MSHybrid settings
Default system configuration
Default system configuration

The table below illustrates how the PL1 and PL2 values change with each chosen power profile. We recommend going with the Turbo profile for heavy workloads and gaming if high fan noise levels are no issue.

Performance Mode PL1 / Tau PL2 / Tau
Silent 45 W / 56 s 70 W / 2.44 ms
Performance 80 W / 56 s 90 W / 2.44 ms
Turbo 135 W / 56 s 135 W / 2.44 ms

For our testing, we chose the Turbo mode as it allows the Core i9-12900H to fully flex its muscles with an unlocked 135 W PL1/PL2. Comparative data between various performance modes are provided wherever applicable.

Processor

The Core i9-12900H in the ROG Strix Scar 15 offers good sustained performance
The Core i9-12900H in the ROG Strix Scar 15 offers good sustained performance

The Core i9-12900H is a 12th gen Alder Lake part with 14 cores (6P+8E) and 20 threads. Asus's implementation of a robust cooling system ensures that the Core i9-12900H is able to offer sustained performance without much throttling in the Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test.

Interestingly, we observe the Core i7-12700H in the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16 G7 to offer a slightly higher multi-core performance across the board. However, the Core i9-12900H does have the edge in single-core loads.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2788 (2732.8-2978.18)
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2587 (2493.77-2729.26)
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2616 (2562.79-2779.9)
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2467 (2423.65-2668.98)
HP Omen 16-b1090ng Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2557 (2455.34-2812.94)
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2829 (2783-2902.76)
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2265 (2136.18-2287.68)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS: Ø2040 (2010.05-2066.65)
Razer Blade 15 2022 Intel Core i7-12800H: Ø2081 (2061.43-2178.41)
Cinebench R20 scores take a big hit on battery power
Cinebench R20 scores take a big hit on battery power

The Core i9-12900H also seems to have a slight advantage over the Core i9-12900HK in the MSI Raider GE66 12UHS, but ties with the multiplier-unlocked Alder Lake chip in the Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 in single-core Cinebench tests.

On battery, the ROG Strix Scar 15 switches to the Silent power plan. This results in a massive 40% reduction in multi-core performance and a 50% drop in single-core numbers in Cinebench R20.

CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
80.7 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
78.8 pt
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
78.5 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
78.4 pt
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
77 pt
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
76.6 pt
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
76.4 pt
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
76 pt
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
70.6 pt
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
67.8 pt
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
63.7 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
61.7 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=229, last 2 years)
19422 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
19250 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
19064 Points
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18106 Points -5%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
17667 Points -7%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
16812 (15129.6min - 16812.1max) Points -12%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
16530 Points -13%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
16253 Points -15%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (7359 - 19648, n=25)
15301 Points -20%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
14893 (13078min - 14893.1max) Points -22%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14120 (13823.2min - 14120max) Points -26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
12606 Points -34%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1940 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
1918 Points
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
1914 Points 0%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
1887 Points -2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1855 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1634 - 1921, n=25)
1822 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1819 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2235, n=227, last 2 years)
1809 Points -6%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
1799 Points -6%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1796 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
1562 Points -19%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1529 Points -20%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=227, last 2 years)
7383 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
7382 Points +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
7109 Points
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6941 Points -2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
6675 Points -6%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
6594 Points -7%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6271 Points -12%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
5892 Points -17%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2681 - 7471, n=25)
5761 Points -19%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
5731 Points -19%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5461 Points -23%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
4829 Points -32%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
735 Points +1%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
730 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
728 Points
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
717 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (624 - 738, n=25)
705 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=227, last 2 years)
697 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
696 Points -4%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
695 Points -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
690 Points -5%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
685 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
612 Points -16%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
601 Points -17%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=231, last 2 years)
3074 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
2978 (2732.8min - 2978.18max) Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2903 (2783min - 2902.76max) Points -3%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
2813 (2455.34min - 2812.94max) Points -6%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2780 Points -7%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
2729 (2493.77min - 2729.26max) Points -8%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2669 (2423.65min - 2668.98max) Points -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1395 - 3077, n=25)
2482 Points -17%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
2449 (2349.62min - 2449.33max) Points -18%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2288 (2136.18min - 2287.68max) Points -23%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
2178 (2061.43min - 2178.41max) Points -27%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
2067 (2010.05min - 2066.65max) Points -31%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
279 Points +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
277 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
275 Points
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
273 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=230, last 2 years)
268 Points -3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
267 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
263 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (235 - 277, n=26)
262 Points -5%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
261 Points -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
258 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
254 Points -8%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
245 Points -11%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
247 Seconds * -41%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (160 - 451, n=25)
229 Seconds * -31%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
226 Seconds * -29%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
222 Seconds * -27%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=225, last 2 years)
201 Seconds * -15%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
200 Seconds * -14%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
197 Seconds * -12%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
195.9 Seconds * -12%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
187 Seconds * -7%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
182.7 Seconds * -4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
175.4 Seconds *
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
171 Seconds * +3%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=226, last 2 years)
76641 MIPS +13%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
72679 MIPS +7%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
70903 MIPS +5%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
69083 MIPS +2%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
68520 MIPS +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
67680 MIPS
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
66678 MIPS -1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
64918 MIPS -4%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
62123 MIPS -8%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
61936 MIPS -8%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (34684 - 76677, n=25)
61535 MIPS -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
59889 MIPS -12%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6186 MIPS +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=226, last 2 years)
6113 MIPS +4%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
6071 MIPS +3%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
6033 MIPS +3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5981 MIPS +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
5881 MIPS
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
5863 MIPS 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
5851 MIPS -1%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5840 MIPS -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5835 MIPS -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5302 - 6289, n=25)
5835 MIPS -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
5726 MIPS -3%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
14140 Points
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13865 Points -2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13722 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=231, last 2 years)
13504 Points -4%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
13500 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
12981 Points -8%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
12434 Points -12%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
12382 Points -12%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8519 - 14376, n=26)
12163 Points -14%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
11794 Points -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
10034 Points -29%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
9647 Points -32%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
1883 Points +2%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1870 Points +1%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1861 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
1849 Points
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
1847 Points 0%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
1810 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2193, n=231, last 2 years)
1805 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1631 - 1892, n=26)
1797 Points -3%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1758 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1746 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
1614 Points -13%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1558 Points -16%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
21.4 fps +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
21.1 fps
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=229, last 2 years)
21.1 fps 0%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
20 fps -5%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
19.8 fps -6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
19.3 fps -9%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18.4 fps -13%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18.1 fps -14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
17.8 fps -16%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8.05 - 22.5, n=25)
17.3 fps -18%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
17.2 fps -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
15.8 fps -25%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
51.5 s * -30%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
50.1 s * -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=223, last 2 years)
49.3 s * -24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
47.6 s * -20%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (36.8 - 59.8, n=25)
42.7 s * -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
42.1 s * -6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
41.3 s * -4%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
41 s * -3%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
40.3 s * -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
39.7 s *
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
39 s * +2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
36.3 s * +9%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4797 sec * -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
0.4779 sec * -11%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.4715 sec * -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=226, last 2 years)
0.4706 sec * -9%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (0.4218 - 0.506, n=25)
0.4547 sec * -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4495 sec * -4%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4489 sec * -4%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4392 sec * -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4316 sec *
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.424 sec * +2%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4218 sec * +2%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4155 sec * +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2978 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
206 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
275 Points
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The following graph illustrates how different CPU parameters vary during a Cinebench R15 multi-core loop in each of the performance modes. Turbo allows the Core i9-12900H to use 135 W, but this does not last for more than 10 seconds. The CPU eventually settles at ~100 W for most of the loop. During this process, the average core temperatures hit 90 °C while clocks reach between 4.1 GHz to 4.2 GHz. 

Performance mode sees 90 W of package power drawn initially but this settles at 80 W from the sixth loop onwards. The core temperatures reach 90 °C here as well, but the processor can touch 4 GHz+ only at a few intervals.

Silent mode starts off close to 60 W but settles near to the 30 W mark. As expected, this results in lower CPU clocks usually near the 2 GHz mark with occasional spikes to the 3.5 GHz mark. The temperatures in this mode are quite low at 70 °C.

CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop in various performance modes. (Red - Turbo, Green - Performance, Blue - Silent)
CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop in various performance modes. (Red - Turbo, Green - Performance, Blue - Silent)
Performance Rating
Average of class Gaming
 
93.5 pt
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
89.3 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
82.4 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
72.1 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
69.8 pt
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
68.8 pt
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
67 pt
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
65.9 pt
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65.4 pt
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
64.3 pt
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
62.4 pt
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
59.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (3069 - 60169, n=222, last 2 years)
18514 KRay/s +93%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
16379 KRay/s +71%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
14212 KRay/s +48%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (4074 - 18289, n=25)
11031 KRay/s +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9592 KRay/s
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9576 KRay/s 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8965 KRay/s -7%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8538 KRay/s -11%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8506 KRay/s -11%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
8265 KRay/s -14%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
7671 KRay/s -20%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
7636 KRay/s -20%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102318 Points +140%
Average of class Gaming
  (18567 - 252486, n=222, last 2 years)
93043 Points +118%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
90523 Points +112%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (22307 - 93236, n=25)
54480 Points +28%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
42697 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
41712 Points -2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
40863 Points -4%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
38656 Points -9%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
38603 Points -10%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
38277 Points -10%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
36695 Points -14%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
36195 Points -15%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=222, last 2 years)
4297 MB/s +24%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3499 MB/s +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3471 MB/s
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3442 MB/s -1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3213 MB/s -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
3126 MB/s -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1378 - 4215, n=25)
3063 MB/s -12%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3031 MB/s -13%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2992 MB/s -14%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2931 MB/s -16%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2681 MB/s -23%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2673 MB/s -23%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=222, last 2 years)
108858 Points +4%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
107042 Points +2%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
106194 Points +1%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
105616 Points +1%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
105314 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
104784 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
103073 Points -2%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102463 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (78172 - 111241, n=25)
101523 Points -3%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99861 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
99671 Points -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
93492 Points -11%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
12861 Points +26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
12706 Points +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=222, last 2 years)
12143 Points +19%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
10220 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9928 Points -3%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9889 Points -3%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9756 Points -5%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9655 Points -6%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9652 Points -6%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9247 Points -10%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9205 Points -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5709 - 10410, n=25)
9091 Points -11%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56460 Points +120%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
49657 Points +93%
Average of class Gaming
  (10291 - 134044, n=222, last 2 years)
47650 Points +85%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (11257 - 45581, n=25)
28345 Points +10%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27081 Points +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
25718 Points
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
24991 Points -3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
23070 Points -10%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
23055 Points -10%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
22873 Points -11%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
21312 Points -17%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
21106 Points -18%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
140049 MB/s +34%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
124828 MB/s +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=222, last 2 years)
106724 MB/s +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
104589 MB/s
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
102398 MB/s -2%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97298 MB/s -7%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
96687 MB/s -8%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
95126 MB/s -9%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
91041 MB/s -13%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
85401 MB/s -18%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (31935 - 151546, n=25)
85224 MB/s -19%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
55775 MB/s -47%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=222, last 2 years)
1202 MB/s +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1188 MB/s
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1158 MB/s -3%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1084 MB/s -9%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1081 MB/s -9%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
1056 MB/s -11%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
988 MB/s -17%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
948 MB/s -20%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (449 - 1193, n=25)
941 MB/s -21%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
928 MB/s -22%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
881 MB/s -26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
796 MB/s -33%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (1518 - 31796, n=222, last 2 years)
10025 KRay/s +82%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8748 KRay/s +59%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
7530 KRay/s +37%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2235 - 10511, n=25)
6131 KRay/s +12%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
5742 KRay/s +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
5498 KRay/s
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
5184 KRay/s -6%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4924 KRay/s -10%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4883 KRay/s -11%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4776 KRay/s -13%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4457 KRay/s -19%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
4173 KRay/s -24%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40992 MPixel/s +3%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
40868 MPixel/s +3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
40648 MPixel/s +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
39856 MPixel/s
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
38990 MPixel/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (20960 - 48269, n=26)
36777 MPixel/s -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=223, last 2 years)
36547 MPixel/s -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
33458 MPixel/s -16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
30291 MPixel/s -24%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
28094 MPixel/s -30%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
27416 MPixel/s -31%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
27374 MPixel/s -31%

Check out our dedicated Intel Core i9-12900H page for more benchmarks and performance comparisons.

System Performance

System performance is on expected lines and on par with similarly configured devices. We did not notice any hiccups in general productivity or web browsing tasks.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8178 Points +3%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
8004 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7904 Points
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
7816 Points -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
7731 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7087 - 8072, n=6)
7712 Points -2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7706 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=197, last 2 years)
7573 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7555 Points -4%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7332 Points -7%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
7322 Points -7%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
7135 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11078 Points +3%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
10945 Points +2%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
10943 Points +2%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10934 Points +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
10868 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10266 - 11663, n=6)
10807 Points +1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10708 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10708 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=196, last 2 years)
10708 Points 0%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
10380 Points -3%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10249 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10004 Points -7%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10424 Points
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10422 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9402 - 10742, n=6)
10153 Points -3%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
10141 Points -3%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
10050 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9875 Points -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
9816 Points -6%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
9751 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (7244 - 11833, n=196, last 2 years)
9727 Points -7%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9581 Points -8%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
9549 Points -8%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9043 Points -13%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
12857 Points +7%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
12541 Points +4%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
12104 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
12007 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11849 Points -1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
11777 Points -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
11755 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=196, last 2 years)
11407 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10009 - 12541, n=6)
11364 Points -5%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10888 Points -9%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10817 Points -10%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
9741 Points -19%
CrossMark / Overall
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2113 Points +3%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2096 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2044 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1955 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=167, last 2 years)
1876 Points -8%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1664 - 2044, n=6)
1871 Points -8%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2062 Points +5%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2031 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1968 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1869 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=167, last 2 years)
1787 Points -9%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1591 - 1968, n=6)
1784 Points -9%
CrossMark / Creativity
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2161 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2115 Points
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2086 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2050 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=167, last 2 years)
2040 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1797 - 2148, n=6)
2004 Points -5%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
2230 Points +8%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2228 Points +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2069 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1940 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1514 - 2069, n=6)
1759 Points -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=167, last 2 years)
1700 Points -18%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
6245 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6416 points
PCMark 10 Score
7904 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
63110 MB/s +3%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62959 MB/s +2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62522 MB/s +2%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62419 MB/s +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
61561 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (34438 - 74264, n=25)
59157 MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 92565, n=222, last 2 years)
59056 MB/s -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
51726 MB/s -16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
50700 MB/s -18%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
48427 MB/s -21%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
45624 MB/s -26%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
45395 MB/s -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66798 MB/s +3%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
66496 MB/s +2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65933 MB/s +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65835 MB/s +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
65018 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (24879 - 90647, n=222, last 2 years)
62916 MB/s -3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (36365 - 74642, n=25)
61866 MB/s -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
59324 MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
51798 MB/s -20%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
50457 MB/s -22%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49035 MB/s -25%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
48866 MB/s -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66074 MB/s +2%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65001 MB/s 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
64873 MB/s
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
64272 MB/s -1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
61981 MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (21619 - 103259, n=222, last 2 years)
61374 MB/s -5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (32276 - 67858, n=25)
59295 MB/s -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
58630 MB/s -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
55235 MB/s -15%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
54912 MB/s -15%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
47016 MB/s -28%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
46932 MB/s -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
97.6 ns *
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
96.9 ns * +1%
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
93.7 ns * +4%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
91.9 ns * +6%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
90.6 ns * +7%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
90.1 ns * +8%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
89.7 ns * +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=219, last 2 years)
87.2 ns * +11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (88 - 118.1, n=24)
85.8 ns * +12%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
83.4 ns * +15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
79.2 ns * +19%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

The Scar 15's measured DPC latency is lower than most of its competition. That being said, you may still run into potential hiccups when it comes to real-time audio and video workflows. The Windows power management component, ACPI.sys, seems to be the reason for the observed high DPC latency. 

The ROG Strix Scar 15 has a somewhat high DPC latency
The ROG Strix Scar 15 has a somewhat high DPC latency
ACPI.sys seems to have the highest execution time
ACPI.sys seems to have the highest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Raider GE66 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5785 μs * -548%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
4186 μs * -369%
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
3882 μs * -335%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1364 μs * -53%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1361.3 μs * -53%
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
911 μs * -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-LN106WS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
892.1 μs *
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
748 μs * +16%
HP Omen 16-b1090ng
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
717.4 μs * +20%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
623 μs * +30%

* ... smaller is better

Our dedicated DPC Latency Ranking page provides more latency comparisons across reviewed devices.

Storage Devices

The Scar 15's Samsung PM9A1 SSD cannot sustain peak read speeds for long
The Scar 15's Samsung PM9A1 SSD cannot sustain peak read speeds for long

Our ROG Strix Scar 15 unit came with a 2 TB Samsung PM9A1 NVMe SSD. Its benchmark performance is comparable to other PM9A1-equipped laptops.

However, the drive throttles significantly after the sixth loop in DiskSpd sustained reads at a queue depth of 8 as there is no thermal solution provided either on the drive or on the bottom panel.

There is no scope for installing 2.5-inch SATA drives. Nevertheless, Asus provides a secondary M.2 slot for adding another NVMe storage expansion.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7031.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5276.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 915 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 678.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3557 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4540 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 86.87 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 281.3 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2545.4 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2883.8 MB/s