Our review of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HF079W
Powerful multimedia creator gaming laptop, theAsus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HF079W 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare sRGB screen with more faithful colors than average, improving fluidity in games, high frequency of 300Hz is able to run newer and demanding games thanks to its advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card ray tracing. This GPU also speeds up processing, as does the high-performance 16GB RAM and AMD Ryzen 9 Rembrandt Octo Core processor, while the comfortably fast 1TB SSD storage increases responsiveness. This versatile laptop designed for gaming and creating, which runs on Windows 11, is also equipped with an RGB backlit keyboard or even connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and 2 USB-C, but does not have a webcam, a numeric keypad and Thunderbolt.
Features of Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HF079W
|screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 300Hz 3ms 100% sRGB thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|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 3080 8GB dedicated GDDR6 (1595MHz 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|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 1W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||7 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-HF079W against the competition
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HF079W is currently displayed promotion at Darty And by Fnac. It offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is also one of the cheapest to offer such a powerful processor and graphics card with such a high-frequency screen.
If this Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HF079W 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 G513RS-HF079W
It has a resolute gamer look with its dark design with angular lines that welcome some of the connectors on the back.
Its cooling is provided by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 curved blades), liquid metal thermal paste, heat pipes and 4 air outlets.
No webcam is integrated, which will be appreciated by those who want to maintain their privacy. When necessary, you can of course connect an external webcam.
The connectivity options integrated into this creative gaming laptop are good, including 2 USB-C (but not Thunderbolt, too bad!), Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, e.g. audio and Ethernet ports, but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
We note the absence of a numeric keypad to the right of the chiclet keyboard, while this feature is very handy for easily entering numbers and especially standard from 15 inches. We also regret that Asus does not offer compensation for its NumPad technology (NumberPad) to convert the touchpad into a touchpad when needed.
Fortunately, the keys on the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is handy to better distinguish its keys in the dark.
Gamers are clearly the main target of the screen and will especially appreciate that it has a latency reduced to 3ms, combined with a frequency of 300Hz, which is much higher than the standard 60Hz, which clearly improves fluidity in games. In addition, thanks to its IPS and sRGB specifications, the screen has wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles, while reproducing colors more faithfully than average. Its Full HD definition and 16:9 format, suitable for High Definition content such as videos, are standard, and the anti-reflective treatment ensures better visibility than a blank panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy for Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HF079W
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RS-HF079W can appeal to those who have a good budget and want to equip themselves with a versatile 15-inch laptop that is powerful in multimedia, gaming and creation.
it is able to run the latest and most resource-intensive 3D games at a good level of detail because it is equipped with one of the most powerful mobile graphics cards at the moment, the GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing with NVIDIA Ampere architecture.
Gamers will therefore be particularly interested in this portable gaming PC, but also creators, as the GeForce RTX 3080 accelerates processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Depending on the need, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Radeon 680M graphics solution and the GeForce RTX 3080. This is enabled by NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing considered too heavy for the Radeon 680M, these 2 solutions naturally allow viewing images and videos, but also to play modest titles.
Integrated into the processor, the Radeon 680M consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy.
In this regard, expect around 7 hours of battery life with light use.
The Radeon 680M is directly integrated into the processor, here also one of the most powerful and newest, AMD Octo Core Rembrandt APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 9 6900HX. It is paired with 16GB of RAM to provide overall power capable of appealing to demanding users and supports the GeForce RTX 3080 well in games.
Creatives will be especially happy to achieve significantly faster processing with this core than with a Quad/Hexa Core and 8GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in areas that require CPU and RAM resources that utilize multicores. This is the case, for example, with video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
On the storage side, we logically find at this price level an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB that can accommodate more software, games and files including personal creations.
As a reminder, an SSD is quiet while being more energy efficient, more shock resistant and much faster.
In practice, the SSD guarantees, for example, a faster arrival on the maps of online games than a simple hard drive or even much faster game/software launch, processing and start/stop.
In fact, SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness in use than a simple hard drive.
Finally, when pushed hard (eg gaming, treatments), watch this versatile multimedia-creator-gamer laptop heat up and be heard.
A ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures if necessary (remember to check the measurements!).