Focus on gaming performance: Asus ROG Strix G17 with remarkable single purpose
Particularly the new AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX with Zen4 architecture, 16 cores, and 64 MB L3 cache places immediately at the very top of the rankings in several disciplines. And this, even though with a maximum power consumption of 125 W, it uses significantly less than several competitors in terms of resource consumption.
Asus has arranged all the essential gaming elements around this CPU. In addition to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 that we tested, the smaller RTX 4060 and RTX 4050 are optionally also available. The 17-inch display offers a QHD resolution and very realistic color reproduction, but it especially reaches a refresh rate of 240 Hertz.
There is neither a lack of small visual accents nor light effects. The RGB keyboard and ostentatious light bar below the keyboard frame can be configured freely or optionally also be adjusted to sensor values or music and display contents.
In sum, this results in a gaming laptop that is fully convincing in all the basic points and able to surpass the current Intel CPUs or even an RTX 3080 Ti in many of our benchmarks.
Saving on the extras
On the other hand, there was less of an investment wherever the gaming performance was unaffected. From the weak HD camera up to the slow connections, the equipment is not very impressive.
While these weaknesses won't hinder your gaming enjoyment, the versatility brought by the powerful system performance is somewhat limited by this.
You can find out about what else was successful or wasn't implemented quite cleanly from our detailed review of the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI-LL005W.