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Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024) Laptop Review: Fiery performance and mini LED brilliance with a price to match

Scar(red) Strix strikes again. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024) is an iterative upgrade over last year's model, now featuring the Core i9-14900HX and a 175 W RTX 4080 Laptop GPU. The Scar 16 continues to uphold Asus's peak gaming performance tradition. However, it comes with a few caveats and faces an equally performant competition that vie for your hard-earned cash.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024) in review

Asus has upgraded its entire laptop lineup at CES 2024. Among the 2024 gaming variants, we've reviewed the ROG Zephyrus G14, ROG Zephyrus G16, and ROG Strix Scar 18 so far. Today, we take a look at the new ROG Strix Scar 16.

The ROG Strix Scar 16 is aimed at the upper echelon gaming crowd and has the necessary hardware to boot. Our test device is based on the Intel Core i9-14900HX Raptor Lake-HX processor complemented by a 175 W Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU.

Other droolworthy specs include 32 GB DDR5-5600 RAM, a 2 TB NVMe SSD, and a QHD+ 240 Hz mini-LED G-Sync display that together have no qualms in putting a ₹2,89,990 (~US$3,473) hole in your wallet.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR (ROG Strix Scar 16 2024 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-14900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.8 GHz, 175 W PL2 / Short Burst, 135 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, 175 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, Game Ready Driver 551.76, Advanced Optimus, MUX
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-5600 Quad-Channel, Timings: 46-45-45-89
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, BOE NE160QDM-NM7, Mini LED, G-Sync, Pantone validated, Anti-glare, glossy: no, HDR, 240 Hz, Adaptive Sync
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N, 2048 GB 
, 1760 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 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 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30.4 x 354 x 264 ( = 1.2 x 13.94 x 10.39 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4S1P 4-cell
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4-speakers with Smart Amp and Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Customizable Armor Cap, MyAsus, Armory Crate, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.65 kg ( = 93.48 oz / 5.84 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3199 EUR
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
87.6 %
04/2024
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg30.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.2 %
08/2023
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
R9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.9 kg28.3 mm17.30"2560x1440
88.4 %
03/2023
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg30.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.5 %
03/2024
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg21.95 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.7 %
02/2024
HP Omen 16 (2024)
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg23.5 mm16.10"2560x1440
88 %
02/2024
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg28.55 mm16.00"2560x1600
90.2 %
03/2024
Alienware m16 R2
Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg23.5 mm16.00"2560x1600

Chassis: Primarily plastic with a translucent peek-a-boo

This year's ROG Strix Scar 16 sports a familiar design language as we have seen before with the 2022 Scar 15 but is now 350 g heavier, tipping the scales at 2.65 kg. 

The chassis doesn't flex despite being a plastic construction. The aluminum lid with a matte finish seemed quite sturdy as well with stable hinges.

The lid can be opened with a single finger without the laptop sliding on the desk, which is further prevented by the rubberized base.

Keen watchers of the Scar series will notice that the keyboard deck no longer sports the white diagonal stripe with the ROG logo.

The upper portion of the keyboard deck remains translucent as before, offering a sneak peek into the internals underneath. However, Asus has done little to make the deck fingerprint and grease resistant.

The Scar 16's keyboard, base, the rear, and the ROG logo bask in RGB goodness that can be controlled and customized via Armory Crate. However, there's no apparent way to individually light up these areas — it's either all RGB or none.

True to the Scar's ethos, Asus allows you to custom design and 3D print ROG Armor caps for a touch of personalization.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024)

Size comparison

395 mm / 15.6 inch 282.1 mm / 11.1 inch 28.3 mm / 1.114 inch 2.9 kg6.47 lbs369 mm / 14.5 inch 259.4 mm / 10.2 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.4 kg5.22 lbs363.9 mm / 14.3 inch 249.4 mm / 9.82 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.5 kg5.44 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 284 mm / 11.2 inch 28.55 mm / 1.124 inch 2.7 kg5.86 lbs363.5 mm / 14.3 inch 262.1 mm / 10.3 inch 21.95 mm / 0.864 inch 2.7 kg5.86 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 30.4 mm / 1.197 inch 2.7 kg5.84 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 30.4 mm / 1.197 inch 2.4 kg5.25 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity: Mediocre Wi-Fi 5 and 100 W USB power

The ROG Strix Scar 16 uses the same port layout and functionality as last year's iteration. No longer does Asus offer the ROG Keystone, which has long been a defining feature of the Scar series, its dubious utility notwithstanding.

Port distribution is uneven. With the exception of two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports on the right side, all additional ports are located on the left. However, the ports are comfortably spaced and pose no hindrances in connecting multiple peripherals.

There are two USB Type-C ports, one of which is Thunderbolt 4. The Thunderbolt 4 port allows DisplayPort 1.4-out but no charging. The USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, on the other hand, not only offers DisplayPort-out but also 100 W power delivery.

The rear is fully reserved for accommodating the cooling apparatus and as such is devoid of any ports.

Left: DC-in, 2.5 GbE LAN, HDMI 2.1 FRL-out, Thunderbolt 4 (w/DisplayPort 1.4-out), USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (w/DisplayPort 1.4-out, 100 W Power Delivery), 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Left: DC-in, 2.5 GbE LAN, HDMI 2.1 FRL-out, Thunderbolt 4 (w/DisplayPort 1.4-out), USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (w/DisplayPort 1.4-out, 100 W Power Delivery), 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Right: 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
Right: 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A

Communication

The Scar 16 offers good Wi-Fi 6 throughput but falters in Wi-Fi 5
The Scar 16 offers good Wi-Fi 6 throughput but falters in Wi-Fi 5

Laptops in 2024 are slowly latching on to the Wi-Fi 7 trend, although support for the standard is only slated to arrive when Windows 11 24H2 begins rolling out later this year. The Scar 16, therefore, makes do with the regular Intel Wi-Fi AX211 chip.

Testing the Scar 16 with our reference Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router revealed a relatively lower throughput in the Wi-Fi 5 band compared to the competition. However, the performance is quite stable with no major speed drops.

Performance in Wi-Fi 6E was markedly better with transmit and receive speeds up to 1.5 Gbps and 1.74 Gbps, respectively, but we observed momentary throttling during the transmit test.

Networking / iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1545 (1189min - 1625max) MBit/s +61%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1392 (740min - 1497max) MBit/s +45%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1355 (744min - 1492max) MBit/s +41%
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=150, last 2 years)
1266 MBit/s +32%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=189)
1244 MBit/s +30%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1205 (875min - 1438max) MBit/s +26%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1188 (966min - 1409max) MBit/s +24%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
959 (491min - 1062max) MBit/s
Networking / iperf3 receive AXE11000
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1693 (1660min - 1709max) MBit/s +83%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1648 (1587min - 1681max) MBit/s +78%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1557 (795min - 1691max) MBit/s +68%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=156, last 2 years)
1399 MBit/s +51%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=189)
1394 MBit/s +50%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1268 (973min - 1456max) MBit/s +37%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1227 (1074min - 1317max) MBit/s +32%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
927 (762min - 964max) MBit/s
Networking / iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1499 (1000min - 1625max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=75, last 2 years)
1473 MBit/s -2%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1419 (966min - 1534max) MBit/s -5%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1405 (735min - 1499max) MBit/s -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (632 - 1851, n=174)
1369 MBit/s -9%
Networking / iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1740 (1699min - 1761max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1788, n=77, last 2 years)
1505 MBit/s -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=173)
1488 MBit/s -14%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1410 (1307min - 1476max) MBit/s -19%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW
1045 (843min - 1252max) MBit/s -40%
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Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1499 (1000-1625)
Alienware m16 R2 Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1381 (735-1499)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1739 (1699-1761)
Alienware m16 R2 Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1410 (1307-1476)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø943 (491-1062)
Alienware m16 R2 Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1205 (875-1438)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø927 (762-964)
Alienware m16 R2 Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1227 (1074-1317)

Webcam

Unlike the Scar 15 that included an external ROG Eye 1080p webcam as an inbox accessory, the Scar 16 makes do with a conventional integrated 720p sensor.

The image quality isn't exceptional by any measure but gets you by the occasional video call or two. We observe large color deviations in blue shades, and the overall sharpness doesn't seem adequate. 

ColorChecker
7.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR: 9.64 ∆E min: 2.73 - max: 18.39 ∆E

Security

The Scar 16 lacks any form of biometric authentication. A TPM 2.0 module is present to meet Windows 11's requirements.

Accessories and Warranty

A customizable Armor Cap is included in the box. There are no other accessories apart from this.

Asus offers a standard one-year warranty for the Scar 16 in India. Warranty extensions can be purchased via the pre-installed MyAsus app within 180 days of purchase.

Buyers can also choose from several warranty options ranging from ₹999 (U$12) for a one-year extension to ₹4,999 (US$60) that includes a two-year extension and three years of accidental damage protection.

Maintenance

Removing the 11 PH0 screws and prying open the back panel exposes the Scar 16's busy internal layout. An optical sensor on the motherboard acts as a safety feature, preventing the laptop from powering up or shutting it down if it's already on when the bottom panel is removed. To boot again, the bottom panel needs to be put back and the laptop should be connected to the power adapter.

The RGB LED strip is no longer part of the back panel, so goodbye to worries of fragile ribbon cables snapping while prying open the cover.

The RAM, SSD, and WLAN card can be swapped out for upgrades if necessary. The battery can be unscrewed and replaced as well.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024): Internals
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024): Internals

Input Devices: Handy virtual numpad but F1-F12 remains unlit

Keyboard

Aura Sync in Armory Crate
Aura Sync in Armory Crate

The Scar 16's keyboard offers a good typing experience overall, but the feedback could have been crisper. Those coming from a non-Asus ROG notebook may take some time to adjust to the short right Shift key and vertical arrangement of media keys towards the right.

As is standard for ROG laptops, the top row allows programming macro functions via Armory Crate. It is commendable that Asus provides full-size arrow keys. There are dedicated keys to switch between RGB lighting presets and performance profiles.

Per-key RGB can be customized via Armory Crate. However, the F1-F12 letters continue to remain in the dark.

Touchpad

The 8.5 cm x 13 cm touchpad offers a smooth gliding experience with support for Windows Precision gestures. The touchpad offers good tactility and clicks are responsive at the corners.

A soft Num lock toggle on the top right of the touchpad throws up a virtual numpad for those number crunching needs. It can get accidentally triggered while swiping but doesn't generally come in the way of normal use.

The Scar 16's touchpad offers an integrated virtual numpad
The Scar 16's touchpad offers an integrated virtual numpad

Display: 240 Hz QHD+ G-Sync HDR panel with high PWM

The ROG Strix Scar 16 comes equipped with a 2560 x 1600 16:10 mini LED "Nebula HDR" panel that Asus specifies to have 2,048 dimming zones. The 240 Hz display supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, Nvidia G-Sync, and is also Pantone-validated.

Armory Crate allows toggling between single-zone and multi-zone backlighting. The former is the default operating mode and allows for a more even illumination for color-accurate workflows.

In this mode, the Scar 16's display showed a good 94% brightness distribution in our SDR measurements, with a peak brightness of 503 nits. We measured a 1,225:1 contrast ratio, which is good, but you will want to toggle the multi-zone switch if you need even deeper blacks.

Refer to our ROG Scar 18 (2024) review that sports a similar Nebula HDR mini LED panel for the kind of values that can be expected with multi-zone backlighting.

Asus advertises 1,100 nits of HDR peak brightness, and we found this claim held true when measured at a 49% window size. 

Backlight bleeding is only minimally seen along the bottom frame of the display.

Subpixel matrix with matte coating
Subpixel matrix with matte coating
Minimal backlight bleed along the bottom frame
Minimal backlight bleed along the bottom frame
Peak HDR brightness: 1106 nits
Peak HDR brightness: 1106 nits
483
cd/m²
497
cd/m²
485
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
490
cd/m²
503
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE160QDM-NM7 tested with X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3
Maximum: 503 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 487 cd/m² Minimum: 26.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 291 cd/m²
Contrast: 1225:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.08 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 0.9
ΔE Greyscale 1.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
90.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.13
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
BOE NE160QDM-NM7, Mini LED, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
TL160ADMP03-0, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
BOE CQ NE16QDM-NZB, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP Omen 16 (2024)
BOE BOE0B7D, IPS, 2560x1440, 16.10
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Chi Mei N160GME-GTB, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Alienware m16 R2
BOE NE16NYH, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-3%
-2%
-18%
-3%
-17%
Display P3 Coverage
99.8
97
-3%
98.5
-1%
68.6
-31%
95.4
-4%
71
-29%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.9
0%
99.9
0%
98.6
-1%
99.7
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
90.8
84.9
-6%
86.7
-5%
70.6
-22%
85.4
-6%
71.4
-21%
Response Times
18%
-54%
-86%
-12%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5 ?(2, 3)
5.1 ?(2.3, 2.8)
-2%
12.6 ?(6, 6.6)
-152%
14.1 ?(6.7, 7.4)
-182%
5.7 ?(2.8, 2.9)
-14%
5.7 ?(2.6, 3.1)
-14%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 ?(3, 7.4)
6.6 ?(2.2, 4.2)
37%
5.8 ?(2.1, 3.7)
44%
9.3 ?(4.6, 4.7)
11%
11.4 ?(6.5, 4.9)
-10%
8.7 ?(4.6, 4.1)
16%
PWM Frequency
2040 ?(10)
Screen
-34%
-1%
-46%
-70%
-27%
Brightness middle
490
470
-4%
487
-1%
292
-40%
557.2
14%
345.8
-29%
Brightness
487
459
-6%
460
-6%
291
-40%
506
4%
337
-31%
Brightness Distribution
94
93
-1%
88
-6%
85
-10%
83
-12%
87
-7%
Black Level *
0.4
0.42
-5%
0.42
-5%
0.24
40%
0.41
-3%
0.3
25%
Contrast
1225
1119
-9%
1160
-5%
1217
-1%
1359
11%
1153
-6%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.08
1.86
-72%
1.12
-4%
2.36
-119%
2.91
-169%
1.99
-84%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.38
3.87
-63%
2.26
5%
4.08
-71%
5.94
-150%
3.52
-48%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.9
0.93
-3%
0.54
40%
0.93
-3%
1.63
-81%
0.62
31%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.1
2.7
-145%
1.4
-27%
3
-173%
3.8
-245%
2.1
-91%
Gamma
2.13 103%
2.246 98%
2.242 98%
2.101 105%
2.23 99%
2.32 95%
CCT
6724 97%
6711 97%
6809 95%
5976 109%
6408 101%
6369 102%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-6% / -20%
-19% / -9%
-50% / -46%
-28% / -48%
-14% / -21%

* ... smaller is better

The Scar 16's display covers the sRGB and Display P3 color spaces completely. Adobe RGB coverage is also good at nearly 91%, making the Scar 16 very much amenable for both media consumption and content creation workflows.

vs. sRGB: 100% coverage
vs. sRGB: 100% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB: 90.8% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB: 90.8% coverage
vs. Display P3: 99.8% coverage
vs. Display P3: 99.8% coverage

The Scar 16's display is well-calibrated out-of-the-box with average Grayscale and ColorChecker Delta E 2000 values of 1.1 and 1.08, respectively.

Our calibration routine in the Display P3 color space with the X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3 spectrophotometer and Calman Ultimate software from Portrait Displays further tightens these corresponding values to 0.6 and 0.9.

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

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
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 7.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 3 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. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

We had to manually estimate response times due to background PWM with the mini LED panel. The estimated response times seem decent for a gaming laptop.

Asus advertises a 3 ms response time, but we measured 5 ms with 50% grey to 80% grey transitions. A panel overdrive option is not offered.

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 detected 2040 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2040 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2040 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We recorded a PWM frequency of 2.04 kHZ with the Windows brightness slider set to 10%. From 50% to 100% brightness, this value increases to 20.06 kHz. The measured values are quite high and thus, should pose no issues with eye strain even at lower brightness levels.

Refer to our article, "Why PWM is such a headache" for more information. We also have a PWM Ranking page that lists frequency measurements across all reviewed devices.

0% brightness: 2.04 kHz
0% brightness: 2.04 kHz
10% brightness: 2.04 kHz
10% brightness: 2.04 kHz
25% brightness: 7.68 kHz
25% brightness: 7.68 kHz
50% brightness: 20.06 kHz
50% brightness: 20.06 kHz
75% brightness: 20.06 kHz
75% brightness: 20.06 kHz
100% brightness: 20.06 kHz
100% brightness: 20.06 kHz

Outdoor viewing is generally fine, but a glaring sun can present issues with legibility of onscreen content. Viewing angles are quite stable with no perceivable loss of brightness or color information at the extremes.

Outdoor viewing in direct sunlight
Outdoor viewing in direct sunlight
Outdoor viewing under shade
Outdoor viewing under shade
Stable viewing angles
Stable viewing angles

Performance: Core i9-14900HX shows modest gains over Core i9-13980HX

Asus offers the ROG Strix Scar 16 in two configurations, both with Intel Core i9-14900HX processors. The SKUs only differ in the GPU, with choices between the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and the RTX 4090 Laptop GPUs.

 
 

Testing Conditions

Performance tuning can be performed via Armory Crate. Asus also bundles the MyAsus app that offers ancillary functions such as system updates, diagnostics, etc.

The Scar 16 offers three primary power profiles to choose from: Silent, Performance, and Turbo. It is also possible to use Windows power plans in lieu of the ones available in Armory Crate. Additionally, there's a Manual mode that allows configuring up to a 140 W PL1.

Armory Crate: Overview
Armory Crate: Overview
Armory Crate: GPU modes
Armory Crate: GPU modes
MyAsus: Overview
MyAsus: Overview
MyAsus: Device settings
MyAsus: Device settings
Performance mode PL1 (PBP) / Tau PL2 (MTP) / Tau Cinebench R15 Multi score Cinebench R15 Multi score (30 loops)
Silent 70 W / 56 s 100 W / 2.44 ms 3904 (-15.14%) 3435 (-20.98%)
Performance 107 W / 56 s 120 W / 2.44 ms 4208 (-8.54%) 4182 (-3.79%)
Turbo 135 W / 56 s 175 W / 2.44 ms 4601 (100%) 4347 (100%)

Nvidia Advanced Optimus is supported, but Asus includes a hardware MUX mode as well. We performed all benchmarking in the Turbo mode with MUX set to the RTX 4080 dGPU.

Battery tests were performed in the Silent mode with MSHybrid enabled.

Processor

The Scar 16's Core i9-14900HX
The Scar 16's Core i9-14900HX

The Core i9-14900HX is pretty much akin to the Core i9-13980HX featuring 24 cores (8P + 16E) and 32 threads but with a 5.8 GHz boost.

The 14th gen Raptor Lake-HX isn't a major upgrade and the performance uplift from a Core i9-13980HX is within the margin of error. The Scar 16's single-core performance is on par with other Core i9-14900HX laptops in comparison.

However, the MSI Vector 16 HX with the same CPU has a perceivable advantage in multi-core due to the higher 184 W PL2. Conversely, the HP Omen 16's Core i9-14900HX with a 130 W PL2 trails behind the Scar 16 in these tests.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4439 (4357.3-4809.43)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D: Ø5282 (5177.32-5599.89)
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ Intel Core i9-13980HX; turbo: Ø4509 (4425.76-4764.17)
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4416 (1123.72-4730.93)
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4558 (4464.78-4691.53)
HP Omen 16 (2024) Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø2939 (2630.37-4041.1)
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4502 (4406.26-4547)
Alienware m16 R2 Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2777 (2743.86-2839.9)
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 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
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
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
84 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
83.7 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
82 pt
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
81.9 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
78.4 pt
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ -2!
Intel Core i9-13980HX
76 pt
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
73.4 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
58.6 pt
Alienware m16 R2 -1!
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
57.2 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
32996 (29988.8min - 32995.8max) Points +9%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
32782 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
32631 Points +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
30411 Points
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
30139 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (20702 - 32996, n=23)
28967 Points -5%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
26660 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=223, last 2 years)
19900 Points -35%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
18419 (18019.3min - 18419.5max) Points -39%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2208 Points +1%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2202 Points 0%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2201 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2193 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2043 - 2235, n=23)
2175 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2126 Points -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
1935 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2235, n=221, last 2 years)
1824 Points -17%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1749 Points -20%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
13033 Points +12%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
12419 Points +7%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
12252 Points +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
11604 Points
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11510 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (8427 - 12419, n=23)
11018 Points -5%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
10077 Points -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=221, last 2 years)
7566 Points -35%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
7050 Points -39%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
846 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
839 Points
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
837 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (779 - 859, n=23)
833 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
832 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
818 Points -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
755 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=221, last 2 years)
702 Points -16%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
674 Points -20%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
5600 (5177.32min - 5599.89max) Points +16%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4809 (4357.3min - 4809.43max) Points
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4764 (4425.76min - 4764.17max) Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4731 (1123.72min - 4730.93max) Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4691 Points -2%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4547 (4406.26min - 4547max) Points -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (3263 - 4875, n=23)
4406 Points -8%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4041 Points -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=226, last 2 years)
3140 Points -35%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2840 (2743.86min - 2839.9max) Points -41%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
316 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
314 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
311 Points -2%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
311 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (287 - 320, n=23)
309 Points -2%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
308 Points -3%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
306 Points -3%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
296 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=225, last 2 years)
269 Points -15%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
256 Points -19%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=218, last 2 years)
197.4 Seconds * -79%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
162 Seconds * -47%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (102 - 164, n=23)
118.9 Seconds * -8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
110 Seconds *
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
106 Seconds * +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
104 Seconds * +5%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
102 Seconds * +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
95 Seconds * +14%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
136201 MIPS +12%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
124444 MIPS +2%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
123266 MIPS +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
121465 MIPS
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
114658 MIPS -6%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (87555 - 127108, n=23)
112774 MIPS -7%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
87555 MIPS -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=220, last 2 years)
78482 MIPS -35%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
67581 MIPS -44%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
7573 MIPS +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7442 MIPS
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7361 MIPS -1%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7217 MIPS -3%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7131 MIPS -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (6206 - 7508, n=23)
7105 MIPS -5%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6909 MIPS -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=220, last 2 years)
6164 MIPS -17%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5037 MIPS -32%
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
18590 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
18289 Points -2%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
18185 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (15849 - 18643, n=23)
17564 Points -6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
16957 Points -9%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
16490 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (5340 - 18590, n=80, last 2 years)
14136 Points -24%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12670 Points -32%
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
3064 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
3036 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
3025 Points
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2995 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2800 - 3095, n=23)
2995 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
2916 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1599 - 3095, n=80, last 2 years)
2651 Points -12%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2383 Points -21%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
21335 Points
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
20947 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
20887 Points -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
19875 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (8618 - 21606, n=23)
19446 Points -9%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
19433 Points -9%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
18590 Points -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=225, last 2 years)
13839 Points -35%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12328 Points -42%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2210 Points
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2136 Points -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
2133 Points -3%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2131 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2114 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1669 - 2210, n=23)
2102 Points -5%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2044 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2210, n=225, last 2 years)
1819 Points -18%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1741 Points -21%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
36.4 fps +14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
33.4 fps +4%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
32.2 fps +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
32 fps
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
29.7 fps -7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (22.7 - 34.4, n=23)
29.6 fps -7%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
22.8 fps -29%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=221, last 2 years)
21.6 fps -32%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
21.2 fps -34%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
49.8 s * -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=217, last 2 years)
49.5 s * -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
47.9 s *
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
47.7 s * -0%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
46.4 s * +3%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
44.9 s * +6%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (33.9 - 85.1, n=23)
44.6 s * +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
39 s * +19%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
35.5 s * +26%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.487 sec * -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=220, last 2 years)
0.4684 sec * -27%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
0.4127 sec * -12%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.387 sec * -5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3851 sec * -4%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3841 sec * -4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (0.3609 - 0.4225, n=23)
0.3818 sec * -3%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3731 sec * -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3699 sec *

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4809 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
327 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
316 Points
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Running Cinebench R15 multi-core for 30 loops shows that the Core i9-14900HX is able to utilize the full PL2 limit allowed in each mode. In the Turbo profile, the Core i9-14900HX is able to attain 4.3 GHz boost at 174 W before settling at average clocks of 3.3 GHz at 109 W average.

However, the CPU is able to attain a similar clock at 120 W in the Performance mode as well while average clocks hover at 3.18 GHz at 97.8 W average package power.

Silent mode sees an average package power consumption of 68 W for average clocks of 2.76 GHz. The CPU is able to attain max boosts of 4.16 GHz at 100 W in this mode.

Cinebench R20 scores on battery power drop by 19.78% and 46.44% in single-core and multi-core, respectively.

CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop. (Red: Turbo, Green: Performance, Blue: Silent)
CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop. (Red: Turbo, Green: Performance, Blue: Silent)
Cinebench R20 scores take a hit on battery power
Cinebench R20 scores take a hit on battery power
Performance Rating
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
97 pt
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
68.1 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
67.5 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
66.9 pt
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
62.6 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
61.9 pt
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
48.9 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
47.1 pt
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
43.9 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
53908 KRay/s +105%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
28921 KRay/s +10%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
28197 KRay/s +7%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
27227 KRay/s +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
26280 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (17244 - 29351, n=22)
25121 KRay/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (3069 - 60169, n=216, last 2 years)
19192 KRay/s -27%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
18470 KRay/s -30%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
17684 KRay/s -33%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
222115 Points +77%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
145828 Points +16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
140184 Points +12%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
131131 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (88537 - 148888, n=22)
125646 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125593 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (18567 - 252486, n=216, last 2 years)
96250 Points -23%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
92996 Points -26%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
90778 Points -28%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
9582 MB/s +44%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
7139 MB/s +7%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
7118 MB/s +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6666 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6596 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (4267 - 7229, n=22)
6189 MB/s -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=216, last 2 years)
4420 MB/s -34%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
4367 MB/s -34%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4242 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
181270 Points +26%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
144073 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
143517 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
143409 Points 0%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
141362 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (118405 - 148773, n=22)
138500 Points -4%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
129824 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=216, last 2 years)
110691 Points -23%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
84180 Points -42%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
29487 Points +83%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
17026 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
16934 Points +5%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
16524 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
16108 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (12217 - 18256, n=22)
15333 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=216, last 2 years)
12328 Points -23%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
12268 Points -24%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10617 Points -34%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
118813 Points +84%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
71401 Points +11%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
69344 Points +8%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
66336 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
64437 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (43302 - 72594, n=22)
61661 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (10291 - 134044, n=216, last 2 years)
48934 Points -24%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
47685 Points -26%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
44165 Points -31%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
328679 MB/s +45%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
226181 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (86964 - 241777, n=22)
138443 MB/s -39%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
138370 MB/s -39%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
135370 MB/s -40%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
128070 MB/s -43%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=216, last 2 years)
108450 MB/s -52%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
89269 MB/s -61%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
82757 MB/s -63%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2105 MB/s +13%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2085 MB/s +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2043 MB/s +10%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1912 MB/s +3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1861 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1265 - 2149, n=22)
1802 MB/s -3%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1273 MB/s -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=216, last 2 years)
1230 MB/s -34%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1219 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
29140 KRay/s +108%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15693 KRay/s +12%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15195 KRay/s +8%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
14671 KRay/s +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
14033 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (9170 - 16128, n=22)
13530 KRay/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1518 - 31796, n=216, last 2 years)
10371 KRay/s -26%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9802 KRay/s -30%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
9420 KRay/s -33%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
49769 MPixel/s
HP Omen 16 (2024)
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
49514 MPixel/s -1%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
49135 MPixel/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (33960 - 51118, n=22)
48315 MPixel/s -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
47868 MPixel/s -4%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
39532 MPixel/s -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=217, last 2 years)
37306 MPixel/s -25%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
37069 MPixel/s -26%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
36406 MPixel/s -27%

More information and performance comparisons can be found in our dedicated Intel Core i9-14900HX page.

System Performance

The Scar 16 somewhat trails behind the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 in PCMark 10 and CrossMark tests. That being said, the laptop is quite responsive for everyday tasks, and there aren't too many workloads that can bottleneck its performance. 

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
9117 Points +18%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
8923 Points +16%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
8915 Points +16%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
8664 Points +12%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (7703 - 8923, n=4)
8551 Points +11%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7761 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
7703 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=192, last 2 years)
7614 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
7223 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
12031 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
11706 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
11617 Points
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11561 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (11255 - 11706, n=4)
11491 Points -1%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
11385 Points -2%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11255 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=191, last 2 years)
10744 Points -8%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10330 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11410 Points +71%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
11384 Points +71%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
10881 Points +63%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
9861 Points +48%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (6662 - 11410, n=4)
9829 Points +48%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 11833, n=191, last 2 years)
9744 Points +46%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9422 Points +41%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
7686 Points +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
6662 Points
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
16348 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
16027 Points
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
15725 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (14466 - 16027, n=4)
15299 Points -5%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
14976 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
14466 Points -10%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
13035 Points -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=191, last 2 years)
11541 Points -28%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
11058 Points -31%
CrossMark / Overall
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
2334 Points +15%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2234 Points +10%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (2037 - 2334, n=4)
2199 Points +8%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2192 Points +8%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2182 Points +7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2086 Points +2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
2037 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=165, last 2 years)
1881 Points -8%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1762 Points -14%
CrossMark / Productivity
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
2204 Points +18%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2138 Points +14%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (1874 - 2204, n=4)
2062 Points +10%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2044 Points +9%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2033 Points +8%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1948 Points +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1874 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=165, last 2 years)
1790 Points -4%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1684 Points -10%
CrossMark / Creativity
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
2500 Points +7%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2443 Points +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2415 Points +4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (2327 - 2500, n=4)
2405 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2400 Points +3%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2349 Points +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
2327 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=165, last 2 years)
2050 Points -12%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1913 Points -18%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
2254 Points +28%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2195 Points +25%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (1756 - 2254, n=4)
2048 Points +17%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1990 Points +13%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1987 Points +13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1756 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=165, last 2 years)
1698 Points -3%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1649 Points -6%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1576 Points -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
79039 MB/s 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
78885 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (78053 - 79244, n=5)
78722 MB/s 0%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
78390 MB/s -1%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
78053 MB/s -1%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
63008 MB/s -20%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
62189 MB/s -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 92565, n=216, last 2 years)
60079 MB/s -24%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
50335 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
87507 MB/s
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
86537 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (85898 - 87507, n=5)
86427 MB/s -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
85901 MB/s -2%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
85898 MB/s -2%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
76370 MB/s -13%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
72658 MB/s -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (23681 - 90647, n=216, last 2 years)
64143 MB/s -27%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
59921 MB/s -32%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
77715 MB/s 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
77444 MB/s
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
77312 MB/s 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (71763 - 77715, n=5)
76339 MB/s -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
71763 MB/s -7%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
66009 MB/s -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (21619 - 103259, n=216, last 2 years)
62196 MB/s -20%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
59912 MB/s -23%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
58774 MB/s -24%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
126.2 ns * -58%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
88.6 ns * -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=212, last 2 years)
88.6 ns * -11%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
87.5 ns * -10%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
84.1 ns * -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (79.7 - 84.6, n=5)
82 ns * -3%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
81.8 ns * -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
79.9 ns *
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
79.7 ns * -0%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
480 Points +55%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
345 Points +11%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
344 Points +11%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (310 - 345, n=4)
325 Points +5%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
323 Points +4%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
322 Points +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
310 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (215 - 480, n=190, last 2 years)
300 Points -3%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
294 Points -5%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
328 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
316 Points +3%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
309 Points 0%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
309 Points 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
308 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (300 - 316, n=4)
308 Points 0%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
300 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (157.9 - 328, n=165, last 2 years)
263 Points -15%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
257 Points -17%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
546 ms * -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (421 - 824, n=203, last 2 years)
518 ms * -17%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
451 ms * -2%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
443 ms * -0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
443 ms *
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
  (437 - 443, n=4)
441 ms * -0%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
439 ms * +1%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
437 ms * +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
421.3 ms * +5%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5883 points
PCMark 10 Score
7703 points
Help

DPC Latency

DPC latency is on the higher side with the dGPU MUX enabled. Switching over to the iGPU reduces the latency from 5821.30 µs to 2333.80 µs, which is still a high value. This can pose issues if you are into real-time audio or video editing workflows.

DPC latency with Nvidia GPU
DPC latency with Nvidia GPU
The Windows Kernel Mode Driver Framework (Wdf01000.sys) seems to be the culprit
The Windows Kernel Mode Driver Framework (Wdf01000.sys) seems to be the culprit
DPC latency with Intel iGPU
DPC latency with Intel iGPU
The DirectX Graphics Kernel (dxgkrnl.sys) shows the highest execution time
The DirectX Graphics Kernel (dxgkrnl.sys) shows the highest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
5821.3 μs *
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2505 μs * +57%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2037.7 μs * +65%
MSI Vector 16 HX A14V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1602.6 μs * +72%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1350.2 μs * +77%
HP Omen 16 (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1248.3 μs * +79%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PYV-LL053X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX3D, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1100.8 μs * +81%

* ... smaller is better

Our DPC Latency Ranking page provides an overview of measured latencies across reviewed devices.

Storage Devices

The Scar 16's SSD isn't the fastest we've seen
The Scar 16's SSD isn't the fastest we've seen

Our Scar 16 unit came equipped with an Sk hynix PC801 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD.

The SSD's performance takes a beating in sequential reads and several 4k tests, but the cumulative performance is within reach of the Alienware m16 R2's Samsung PM9A1.

Additional storage can be added via an expansion slot for another M.2 SSD. However, there is no provision for installing 2.5-inch SATA drives.

SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7110.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 6017.5 MB/s