ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition: ASUS presents upgraded gaming laptop with Intel Core i9-12950HX and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
ASUS has introduced the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop powered by the Intel Core i9-12950HX, currently the most powerful processor in the Alder Lake-S series. Introduced last week, the Core i9-12950HX has 8 P-cores and 8 E-cores, yielding 24 threads and 30 MB L3 cache. Additionally, the 55 W processor delivers up 5 GHz boost clock speeds on its P-cores and 3.6 GHz peak speeds on its E-cores.
Meanwhile, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition comes with two graphics card options, which ASUS distinguishes by the model numbers G733CW and G733CX. According to ASUS, the former features the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with a 150 W TGP. For reference, the RTX 3070 Ti has 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, half the volume that the RTX 3080 Ti in the G733CX has. Also, the RTX 3080 Ti peaks at 175 W; ASUS powers both configurations with a 90 Wh battery.
Elsewhere, ASUS will offer the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition with up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR5-4800 RAM, 4 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage in RAID 0 and a backlit chiclet keyboard that has per-key RGB and Aura Sync. Moreover, ASUS has included four speakers with Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos support, plus a modem that supports Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6E (802.11 ax) connectivity. Furthermore, the 3 kg machine measures 395 x 282.1 x 23.4-28.3 mm and includes the following I/O:
- 1x 3.5 mm combo audio jack
- 1x HDMI 2.1
- 1x DC-in
- 1x RJ45 (2.5 Gbps)
- 1x Thunderbolt 4
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4/Power Delivery)
Seemingly, ASUS will offer the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition with a single display option, a 2.5K panel that outputs at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Reportedly, the 'IPS-level' panel also provides a 240 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response times, 100% DCI-P3 colour space coverage, plus Adaptive Sync and Dolby Vision support. Both ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition models will be orderable in Eurozone from Q3 2022, starting at €3,199.