Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W, Powerful Creator Gaming Laptop 15″ 2.5K 165Hz DCI-P3 RTX 3080 Ryzen 9 – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W

Do you need a powerful creative gaming laptop? L’Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W might interest you with its advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing graphics card capable of running newer games and accelerating multimedia processing like the large amount of 32 GB RAM and the AMD Ryzen processor 9 Rembrandt Octo Core, while comfortable 1 TB fast SSD storage supports responsiveness. Featuring a 15-inch 2.5K IPS anti-glare DCI-P3 display with much more faithful colors than average, improving fluidity in games with its frequency of 165Hz, this versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation is equipped with a backlit keyboard RGB accompanied by a NumPad keyboard module as well as connection with Wi-Fi ax and 2 USB-C (but without Thunderbolt).

Features of Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W

screen(s) 15.6” WQHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 thin edges (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Rembrandt (8 cores, 3.3 GHz)
Installed RAM (max) 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots
Graphics card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 8GB dedicated GDDR6 (1460MHz boost, 150W TDP), processor-integrated Radeon 680M and NVIDIA Optimus
Storage 1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4) + 1 free M.2 slot
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)
Windows Hello
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 G513RS-HQ023W against the competition

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W is currently displayed in promotion at Baker and is positioned as one of the most powerful in terms of graphics and processor in its category, where it is also one of the only ones to offer such a high frequency and definition screen with such faithful colors.

If this Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget on 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 G513RS-HQ023W

It has an original gamer look with its dark design with angular lines and touches of color.

Its cooling is provided by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 curved blades), liquid metal thermal paste, heat pipes and 4 air outlets.

Mainly located on the back, the connectivity integrated into this designer gaming laptop is good. It consists of 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, but also 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 to it.

No webcam is integrated: those who want to maintain their privacy will appreciate it. If necessary, you can of course use an external webcam.

In order to better distinguish the keys in the dark, you can naturally backlit the keys on the chiclet keyboard.
No physical numeric keypad on the right, but this functionality is standard from 15 inches.
Fortunately, when you want to enter numbers more easily, you can activate the NumberPad technology (NumPad), which turns the touchpad into a touchpad.

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W

Thanks to its frequency of 165Hz higher than the standard 60Hz as well as latency reduced to 3ms, the screen enhances fluidity in games. In addition to gamers, the screen will be of interest to creators as it displays much more faithful colors than average with significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, thanks to its DCI-P3 and IPS specifications. The screen will also be interesting for fans of High Definition content such as videos due to its 2.5K definition, which is better than Full HD coupled, and its 16:9 format is well suited for video playback. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a blank panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W

The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HQ023W can appeal to those who have a big budget and want to invest in a versatile 15-inch laptop, powerful in gaming and creation.

The latest and most resource-intensive 3D games can run on this creative gaming laptop because it has one of the most powerful high-end mobile graphics cards available today, the GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere.
This is all the more significant since the 2.5K definition of the screen requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, which implies a lower number of fps.

Besides gamers, GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing will also be interesting for creators. Because it accelerates multimedia processing in software using GPU computing power, for example Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.

The heart supports the GeForce RTX 3080 well in games and multimedia. It must be said that it is built around a large amount of 32 GB of RAM and one of the most powerful mobile processors at the moment, the Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Rembrandt APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Octo Core.
In other words, we achieve an overall effect that has no common goal with that which the vast majority of mobile computers on the market deliver.

Creatives will especially be seduced by this core because it especially guarantees much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core, and the difference is especially noticeable in areas that use RAM and CPU resources by exploiting multicores, such as in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.

It should be noted that the GeForce RTX 3080 is activated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, where the Radeon 680M is contained in the Ryzen 9 Octo Core. Much more modest and energy efficient, the Radeon 680M is preferred as much as possible by Optimus to promote autonomy.

With one and the other you can see pictures and videos. However, the second is preferred over maximum, despite its modest benefits, because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy.
In this range, you can expect approximately 5 hours of battery life with light use.

The storage is entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB, which competes with what the vast majority of hard drives offer.
An SSD is also more resistant to shocks than hard drives, while using less energy, being quiet and much faster.

In practice, thanks to the SSD for example, we can get to the maps faster in online games, and we achieve much faster game/software launches, as well as processing and start/stop.
More generally, the SSD offers much better responsiveness and fluidity than a simple hard drive.

Finally, when pushed hard (e.g. games, treatments), this versatile multimedia creator-gamer PC is audible and warm.

If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).

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