Our review of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RM-HQ264W
designer gaming laptop, theAsus ROG Strix G15 G513RM-HQ264W is capable of running newer games with its advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card, which also accelerates multimedia processing such as AMD Rembrandt Octo Core Ryzen 7 processor and 16GB high-performance RAM, while the fast 512GB SSD storage boosts responsiveness . Designed for gaming, this versatile laptop benefits from a 15-inch 2.5K IPS anti-reflective DCI-P3 display with much more faithful colors than average, improving fluidity in games with its 165Hz frequency, a backlit keyboard RGB, but also connectivity options with USB-C (though without Thunderbolt) and Wi-Fi axis, all under Windows 11.
Best known price: €1499
Features of Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RM-HQ264W
|screen(s)||15.6” WQHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 thin edges (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt (8 cores, 3.2 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6GB dedicated GDDR6 (1460MHz boost, 150W TDP), processor-integrated Radeon 680M and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB 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|
|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 G513RM-HQ264W against the competition
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RM-HQ264W is currently displayed in promotion at Amazon and is positioned as one of the few in its category that offers such a high-performance graphics card with a screen of such high frequency and definition with such faithful colors.
If this Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RM-HQ264W 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 G513RM-HQ264W
With its dark design with angular lines and pops of color, this versatile gaming and creativity-oriented laptop has an original gamer look.
It is cooled by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 curved blades), liquid metal thermal paste, heat pipes and 4 ventilation grills.
This creator-oriented gamer laptop is well equipped in terms of connectors, mainly located at the back. There are 2 USB-C (but not Thunderbolt, too bad!), a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, Ethernet and audio ports or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The chiclet keyboard ignores a numeric keypad, while this feature is standard from 15 inches to facilitate entering numbers.
In any case, you can backlit the keys of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish its keys in the dark.
Gamers will appreciate that the display improves fluidity in games thanks to its latency limited to 3ms and its refresh rate of 165Hz higher than the standard 60Hz. In addition, the screen adopts a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD, which combined with the 16:9 format makes it suitable for High Definition content such as videos. The screen also displays much more faithful colors than average with important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, thanks to its DCI-P3 and IPS capabilities. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy screen.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RM-HQ264W
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RM-HQ264W is for those who want to equip themselves with a versatile 15-inch laptop that excels in gaming and creation.
It delivers overall power capable of appealing to demanding users because it is built around 16GB of RAM and an AMD Rembrandt APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 6800H Octo Core processor.
Creators will especially appreciate this core because it guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 as well as a Quad/Hexa Core. You can clearly feel the difference during demanding work in RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
And all the more so since we find on board the GeForce RTX 3060, a dedicated graphics card that accelerates processing during software that takes advantage of the GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
However, GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing is primarily aimed at gamers. Because this high-end NVIDIA Ampere graphics card is capable of running newer games that use 3D resources with concessions under them to achieve good playability. Because 2.5K requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, which induces a lower number of fps.
Depending on the tasks performed, a switch is actually made automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology between the GeForce RTX 3060 and the Radeon 680M, the graphics part integrated in the Ryzen 7 Octo Core.
With one and the other, you can of course view pictures and videos. However, the second is maximally preferred by Optimus, despite its modest advantages, because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy. In this connection, aim for around 5 hours of battery operation with light use.
Best known price: €1499
GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing is therefore enabled by Optimus to perform graphics work considered too heavy for the Radeon 680M, typically for games
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. Compared to the latter, however, an SSD is more energy efficient, more shockproof, quieter and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, for example, we can access online game maps faster than with a hard drive, and we achieve much faster game/software launches, processing and start/stop.
More generally, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluid use.
Of course, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage device, such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device, to achieve fast transfers.
Finally, this versatile multimedia creator-oriented gaming laptop heats up and is heard when pushed hard (eg games, treatments).
A ventilated support can be added if necessary (remember to check the measurements carefully!) to limit the temperatures.