The Asus ROG Strix G16 is able to extract a lot of performance from its strong hardware. An Intel Core i9 and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 ensure high FPS on a 240 Hz panel in many games. But things get really interesting when it comes to the volume.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 is powered by up to 170 watts in the Asus ROG Strix G16. In Turbo mode, the gaming notebook achieves a level of performance that brings it close to devices equipped with the more powerful RTX 4090. While the laptop can be annoyingly loud at 52 dB(A), the ROG Strix G16 can also do things differently: thanks to a massive cooling system consisting of three fans and liquid metal, the laptop is also able to run without much noise. For our review, we took the opportunity to analyze the gaming laptop's other operating modes and came to an interesting conclusion: gaming with ray tracing is possible with current titles as long as you are willing to forego a few FPS.
Frame rates remain above 60 frames per second in many games, even in UHD resolution at ultra settings. F1 22 is one such example: at just under 40 dB(A) in Silent mode, the ROG Strix G16 manages 72 FPS in the racing game with activated ray tracing. So the Asus ROG Strix G16 can certainly be used for gaming without noise pollution or ANC headphones. Unfortunately, one of the laptop's problems also becomes apparent in this operating mode. Instead of fan noise, you then hear the laptop's power supply struggling. Coil whine comes to the fore as soon as the laptop makes use of the boost performance of the Intel Core i9-13980HX and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080.
From an early age I liked to thoroughly examine all kinds of devices to see how they worked, which also involved taking my own devices apart and therefore not always to the delight of my parents. Nevertheless, with my grandfather’s support, I became a computer and electronics tinkerer. With the family PC and Lego Mindstorms, my interested in software and programming took off, and I am currently an engineering program student. I enjoy building all sorts of gadgets with Arduino and 3D printers, and I still like to put electronic devices through their paces. By joining the Notebookcheck editorial team, I have been able to turn my hobby into a profession.
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Growing up in regional Australia, I first became acquainted with computers in my early teens after a broken leg from a football (soccer) match temporarily condemned me to a predominately indoor lifestyle. Soon afterwards I was building my own systems. Now I live in Germany, having moved here in 2014, where I study philosophy and anthropology. I am particularly fascinated by how computer technology has fundamentally and dramatically reshaped human culture, and how it continues to do so.