Our review of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W
High-end designer gaming laptop, theAsus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W 15-inch 2.5K IPS anti-reflective DCI-P3 screen with colors much more faithful than average, whose 165Hz frequency improves fluidity in games, is able to run newer games thanks to its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti-ray graphics card trace. This GPU also accelerates multimedia processing, such as the AMD Rembrandt Octo Core Ryzen 9 processor and 16 GB of high-performance RAM, while the fast and comfortable 1 TB SSD storage increases responsiveness. This versatile laptop designed for gaming and creating, which runs on Windows 11, also offers an RGB backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad) or even connectivity with Wi-Fi axis and USB-C (without Thunderbolt).
Best known price: €2299
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W Features
|screen(s)||15.6” WQHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 thin edges (2560×1440, anti-glare/matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Rembrandt (8 cores, 3.3 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB dedicated GDDR6 (1460MHz boost, 150W TDP), processor-integrated Radeon 680M and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|plug||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gbps)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB Aura Sync per key|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via NumberPad (NumPad)|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 1W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.3 kg / 354 x 259 x 22.6-27.2|
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W against the competition
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W is currently displayed in campaign at Amazon and is positioned as one of the most powerful in its category in terms of graphics and processor and one of the only ones that offers a screen with such a high frequency and definition with such faithful colors, all under Windows 11.
If this Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen of Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W
It has a resolute gamer and after all original appearance with its dark design with angular lines and green color.
Its cooling is provided by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 curved blades), liquid metal thermal paste, heat pipes and 4 air outlets.
Located mainly on the back, the connectivity integrated in this designer gaming laptop is good with its 2 USB-C (without Thunderbolt, too bad!), its Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example its audio and Ethernet ports or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers , which takes place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
A backlight system is naturally fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is handy to better distinguish its keys in the dark.
However, the point on the numeric keypad to the right, while this functionality is standard from 15 inches. Asus could have offered to overcome this absence, its NumberPad technology (NumPad) to convert the touchpad into a touchpad when needed, but has not made this choice here.
In any case, gamers will appreciate the screen, which uses a reduced latency of 3ms coupled with a frequency of 165Hz higher than the standard 60Hz to improve fluidity in games. Those who appreciate significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles, as well as much more faithful colorimetry than average, will be pleased that the screen is adorned with IPS and DCI-P3 characteristics. Fans of High Definition content such as videos will not be left out thanks to the 2.5K screen resolution that is better than Full HD combined with a 16:9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ174W may appeal to those who intend to acquire a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation with newer components.
The total power it provides is able to satisfy demanding users because it is built around 16 GB of RAM and the most powerful AMD mobile processor at the moment, the Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Rembrandt APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Octo Core.
In particular, this core provides much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core. We strongly feel the difference in areas that require RAM and CPU resources by leveraging multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing, something that appeals to creators.
The latter will also appreciate the dedicated built-in GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, because it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
However, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere is an advanced graphics card aimed at gamers. Thanks to it, we can indulge in the latest and resource-demanding 3D games, although 2.5K requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, resulting in a lower number of fps.
Best known price: €2299
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers Radeon 680M as much as possible, a graphics solution integrated in Ryzen 9 and yet much more modest because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy.
In this connection, bet on around 5 hours on battery with light use.
On the storage side, there is a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity to accommodate more files, games and software. This corresponds to what the vast majority of hard drives in this area offer.
Compared to hard drives, however, remember that an SSD is quieter, more energy efficient, more shock resistant and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the launch of games/software, processing and start/stop are especially much faster and we get to the cards faster in online games.
Finally, in case of heavy stress (e.g. games, treatments), remember that this versatile multimedia creator gaming laptop warms up and is heard.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).