Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS | Ryzen 9 5900HX Ultimate Performance

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS is an outstanding laptop for creators and gamers. Scar 15 gives ultimate specs with their laptop, they come with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. Already we made an article on their include the RTX 3080 laptop.

This ROG Strix Scar 15 comes with a 300Hz display, although side-by-side you have 16GB of DDR4 RAM 3200MHz and 1TB of NVMe SSD. This is more powerful than the previous scar 15 version. Here we have other options for those who do not afford the RTX 3080 model then they can move on to the RTX 3070 or Ryzen 9 5900HX.

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Alright, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 has two different models with the RTX 3080 or AMD Ryzen 7 5800H.

If you are a creator then maybe the display disappoints you, they don’t have a superb display as the best alternative, Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED, has a 4k AMOLED display with crisp and clear picture quality. Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED came with around the same price may you like this laptop this has amazing specs.

Asus ROG Strix Scan 15

Display: 15.6”, 16:9 anti-glare, non-touch, WQHD 2560 x 1440px 165Hz 3ms, with 100% DCI-P3, with AdativeSync.

FHD 300/360Hz panels are also available

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 8-core/16-thread, 20MB cache, up to 4.6GHz max boost.

Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GUP with(114.9-129.8W)

RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Dual-Channel RAM.

Storage: 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD in RAID0, 2 x M.2 PCI x4 slots.

Connectivity: WIFI 6 (Intel AX201) 2×2 Bluetooth 5.1, Gigabit LAN Realtek RTL8168/8111

Ports: 3x USB-A 3.2 gen 1, 1xUSB-C gen 2 with video, data, and charging, HDMI 2.0b, LAN, headphone & mic.

Battery: 100W

Keyboard & Touchpad: Per key RGB optical-mechanical keyboard and Numpad are built with the touchpad

Speakers: 2 x 4W speakers with Dolby Atmos

Asus Rog Strix Scar 15

We are discussing the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 which is a smaller version of the Asus Rog Strix Scar 17. This laptop is compact and fabulous. The ROG Strix Scar 15 has a ton of great features that make it different from the other laptop manufactures.

Basically, the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 has more capable for creators and gaming who wants real-world power and performance. On paper, the numbers are really balanced, and maintaining those figures in the real world is a task.

Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 Design and Prestige

asus rog strix scar 15 armor cap

Let’s look at the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15, this comes with brand new chassis ultimately the chassis is a solid build of this laptop. Also, we know about the Asus laptop they made with hard plastic. But still, this is worth it. Especially, the Rog Strix Scar 15 has a dual-tone chassis body where some parts of the laptop are covered with matte black plastic and some parts had transparent plastic.

I think Asus shows to the user they can check what type of material they use in their laptop. And they are not to hide from their user. Their user sees in that thing what they use.

As we think Asus made transparency with their users, they are comfortable with that. When someone allows seeing in their laptop they are a bigger responsibility build on him they everything they can see in this laptop.

While some manufactures are don’t allow to see in their laptops. But I think Asus build trust with the customers.

As a part of that, the right side of the keyboard and chassis are transparent. Here we below mention the pictures.

As you can see in this what type of keys they use in Asus Rog Strix Scar 15. So everything can be visible. This Rog Strix scar 15 has a lot more RGB than the previous one, this looks sooooooooo attractive and gorgeous.

The display underneath RGB looks so amazing I the dark and the bottom RGB are also a plus point for the gamers. This makes a new stand for a laptop.

The rear logo appears with RGB light effects with the ROG logo. You can change the colors and unless turn it off the logo light. And also the back cap which comes off it attaches magnetically. It swaps and changes with different caps these come with three variants transparent, gray, and silver.

strix scar 15 armor cap

The top panel is aluminum material it seems well built, no crazy flex on this screen. But the rest of its device is carbon material it feels techy, and Asus plastic is built well.

Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 has a magnetic fingerprint body. Because of the matte finish gray color, they catch the super greasy hands and some extra fingerprints on the laptop body.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Display 300Hz

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Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 has 15.6” QHD 2560 x 1440px resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio with that you have 165Hz refresh rate screen with a non-touch, anti-glare screen, 100% DCI-P3 or 3ms response time, IPS panel.

All about the screen goes smooth with these specs, this is amazing as you can see the 2560 x 1440p is the great and ideal choice for the gamers and creators. If you want a 4K laptop then the Gigabyte Aero 15 doing well.

As compared to the Asus Rog Strix Scar 17 this looks tiny, but as feel so comfortable. QHD resolution with excellent colors and good refresh/response for games, as well as Active Sync Support. This is perfectly suited for everyday use and color-accurate work, more affordable and efficient than the 4K options previously available on 15-inch laptops, as well as a better gaming panel.

As for the 165Hz refresh rate and ~10 ms GtG response time, those are enough for everyday gaming and AAA titles for the average gamer. Nonetheless, if you feel that you would benefit from an even faster screen for competitive gaming, then you’re free to go one of the FHD screen options instead, you got the 300Hz and 360Hz refresh rate. So you feel better in the gaming.

Here we have coverage around 99.8% sRGB, 85.5% AdobeRGB 97.8% DCI-P3, gamma 2.02, response time 10ms GTG(via NBC).

It’s really hard to find a fault in any way, but perhaps the black at high brightness levels could be darker, which would also increase in contrast.

Color uniformity isn’t perfect on our sample either, with slight DeltaE variations in some of the corners. I haven’t noticed light bleeding, though.

Especially, when you are using the screen in a dark room then you see the noticeable difference in that.

Also, you have other choices on the screens-

– FHD 300Hz 3ms with 300+nits of brightness and 100% sRGB;

– FHD 360Hz 3ms with 300+nits of brightness and 100% sRGB;

– QHD 165Hz 3ms with 400 nits of brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colors.   

Keystone

asus rog strix scar 15 key stone

Now, this is laptop comes with something called KEYSTONE, a keystone that allows using shadows drive. Which is encrypted drive on your machine now pairing the keystone the Asus account is enabled shadow drive. This hidden encrypted drive, only be visible on your laptop insert the keystone or insert the key driver and enter the password.

You can customize the keystone with the fan profile and RGB setup while you turn it on your laptop the the fan and RGB profile meet their setting, Also here they added a sound effect. When you power on your laptop then the RGB and fan are running on their keystone setting and also play the music on it.

You can allow fanning and RGB profile when the keystone is connected to the Rog Strix Scar 15. Then you will be able to use their fan settings. If you unplugged the keystone then it the back into the default fan and RGB settings.

Also, you can lock the Windows account with the keystone if someone steals the key account then you can access your laptop, as well as you can set it with the other social media password. If keystone is connected with the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 then you will be able to sign in to your account easily. Asus says in their statement if your laptop is stolen then your data is the safe cause of the Keystone. If you have a keystone the no one can steal your data. The encrypted drive you have.

You can use in go through in the Armoury Crate>Device>Keystone. Each option can be customizable so you can do that.

Processor and Graphics

ROG strix scar 15 ROG logo

Rog Strix Scar 15 is built on the latest  AMD and Nvidia hardware as of early 2021. The AMD Ryzen 5900HX is the top mobile processor in this machine, with 8C/16T, a clock speed of up to 4.6 GHz, and a designed TDP of 45W. However, Asus offers a couple of powerful profiles in Armory Crate that allow you to juggle with the power envelope, and noise levels based on your needs.

The Ryzen 5900HX has a similar layout to other Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 APUs this generation, we’re getting 8 CPU cores and 16 threads, 16MB of L3 cache, plus Vega 8 GPU compute units unlocked, all within a 45W default TDP. The 5900HX features upgraded Zen 3 CPU cores.

The R9 5900HX integrated all eight cores based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture. They are clocked at a 3.3GHz base clock to a 4.6GHz  turbo clock and support SMT for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7nm TSMC process. The “X” in the name shows the overclock capacity of the CPU.

The new Zen 3 microarchitecture offers a significantly higher instruction per clock compared to the Zen 2.

As the latest is nonetheless to the categories laptop Asus Rog Flow X13.

AMD processor gives the value for money performance under the budget, therefore we go with the Intel i9 then, also the price is a big issue or the starting price is blown your mind and after all matter like screen and graphics card. What do they offer? In case you are planning to buy an Intel i9, obsessively the prices are high and the limited choice options. So I want to say AMD R9 5900HX is a good processor, as you are a beginner and do not have a powerful laptop then we must suggest R9 if your budget allows you otherwise the R7 or i7 is more convenient for you.

Even the Intel latest Gen i7-11800H is more powerful than the Intel older gen i9 CPU. So this is how they confused your mind.

Although you are a creator and your task is limitless then we will suggest to you Gigabyte Aero 15, here all you got you to want is all kinds of stuff like a 4K screen and powerful processor and Graphics card and the amazing build quality.

Like you have no tension of the budget then you will definitely choose this machine no doubt on this because high profile creators and gamer are like that machine so we suggest it.

On Silent, the processor runs at the 54W for a few loops, with a barely audible fan, but a high temperature of 90+ C. It returns scores of 2000+ points, higher than on the performance profile, and roughly 10% beneath those registered on Turbo. Eventually, it drops towards 45W and temperatures in the low-80s, with scores of around 1950+ points 12^ below the Turbo profile. These are still excellent for a quiet machine.

The CPU power stabilizes at ~45W on battery, on the performance profile, with still excellent scores of 1900+ points.

As the Strix Scar 15 is 3-6% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800H in the Asus TUF Gaming A15. 15-20% faster than the Intel Core i9-10980HK undervolted in the Asus ROG Scar 15.

On the Turbo profile, the CPU stabilizes at 75+W in Turbo Cinebech R23 and fluctuates between 54 & 75W.

As for the GPU, Asus top the 2021 Acar 17 at an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 running at 115W, so a beefier Max-Q variant, already overclocked out of the box on the Turbo profile. The system can push this to up to 130W in supported apps and games with Dynamic Boost 2.0, a technology that shifts up to 15W of power from the CPU to GPU when required. It means when would not use the CPU then GPU is silent and decrease our performance. In such a case when, if we don’t so need of CPU then the added the power to GPU. It shifted with smart intelligence to shift its loads.

Resizable BAR support will also be available on this gaming laptop in a soon-to-be-released update, impacting a couple of games.

As this is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series laptop then this is so much powerful than the other lineup. Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 has an RTX 3080 16GB of graphics card with GDDR6. As for ROG Strix Scar 15, this makes the superior performance. Strix 15 is special for those who are waiting for a decent laptop for a very long time.

As well here you got the R9 5900HX processor and the RTX 3080 16GB of Graphics card. Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 is perfect for gaming and creators, although if we buy can buy a laptop with the Ryzen 9 5900HX and RTX 3080 then the range goes over. But seamlessly this comes with the R9 and RTX 3080 16GB of RAM 3200MHz.

Playing the games will give a decent amount of result each game have different parameters. This will help to find out the numbers.

Keyboard & Touchpad

Rog Strix Scar 15 keyboard

One more thing we like about this Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 G533QS is that this allows setting custom keyboard profiles. This means you are working on your office and you don’t want RGB light, in this is case Asus Aura Creator software to customize the keyboard lights.

You are playing games then you can choose it to the RGB mode, if you are watching Netflix and chill then set a different keyboard profile. Especially when you switch the software then automatically sync to identify the software and set it to their environment. For example, you are watching Netflix and the keyboard light is set to a different profile and suddenly you switch to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint then the Keyboard profile automatically selects it to word more. Though you play the games then the keyboard is selected to the RGB model.

Every single detail you can customize in the keyboard settings. Here you got the per-key RGB light on the Rog Strix Scar 15, so this enhances your experience. BTW, arrow keys are set to the right side, typically many laptops have mixed arrow keys with the laptop. But Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 has the slight right to the corner, because of the gap. This is will be helping to find faster when you are in the games.

The keyboard is an optimum mechanical keyboard, this is so soft and good feedback when pressing the keys on the keyboard. Some users have been disappointed with this keyboard, cause this sounds real more than other mechanical keyboards. If you are a gamer then you like this keyboard. When you are alone in the room and see the difference with key noise, this generates more sounds. So have to feel good about that then there has no problem at all.

Rog Strix Scar 15 touchpad

The touchpad is very responsive any time we feel this is much more responsive😁. Because this laptop allows under touchpad Numpad so when we are a little hold on NumLK, then the Numpad is activated, NumLK is sensitive. But no problem you can use the touchpad as well. Eventually when we use the touchpad and slightly click on the touchpad. So many times the Numpad is activated. As we this is a loop point of the Rog Strix Scar 15.

The touchpad is more enhanced and larger than the previous generation Strix 15.

Storage and Memory

Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 insider view

Come to the storage and RAM what will they give to us with the laptop. The Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 has 1TB of NVMe SSD, as this is upgradable with another NVMe SSD slot. In the future you feel this is not enough then you can add another 1TB of NVMe SSD to this laptop. By default, this comes with 1TB of SSD. As is think is ideal for the user if you store games and video then maybe no free up space. Then you will extend another 1TB of NVMe SSD to this laptop.

While all are going smooth in the laptop whelp of R9 and RTX 3080 and 1TB of pure NVMe SSD.

Here we see the 16GB 3200MHz RAM inside the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15. Which is expandable to 64GB. There are 2 x 8GB are fitted on the Dual-channel Slot. So you feel to upgrade more than you can replace it with the 2 x 8GB then you’ll get the 64GB of RAM. Both have dual-channel slots then don’t worry about updating.

Heat, Connectivity, Speaker, and Others

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As for connectivity so there are lot of port for connectivity, so 2 x USB 3.2Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x Audio Jack, 1 x RJ45, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB 3.2Gen 2 Type-C (support Display & PD Charger).

For cooling this Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 this has a dual-fan cooling fan that is placed on the charges left and right side of the laptop. One for CPU and the other for GPU, so the second fan is located under the WASD key to cool the laptop rapidly. Because many gamers have an issue with that, gaming laptops heat too much and hot air is flowing.

When users play the AAA title games then the laptop is heated up more and the user feels like a very hot surface on the keyboard. So basically they added the 5 heat pipes and two fans under the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15.

As for higher-end gamers, they want something different from others, so all the best features are added to this on Strix Scar 15 laptop.

Still, the Rog Strix Scar 15 is the best laptop as of now compared with all other higher-end laptops, as this came with the Ryzen 9 5900HX and RTX 3080 16GB of the graphics card and 16GB of 3200MHz RAM. At this point on one can give the super solid QHD display and 165Hz refresh rate.

Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 built with the 2 x 4W speaker with 2 x 2W tweeter, smart AMP technology, and Dolby Atmos. Asus featured with this AI noise-canceling technology features and built-in array microphone.

Speakers are good and while playing the games you feel good with the 4W of stereo speakers. As you use the Dolby Atmos to enhance the music and sound effect in the real world.

The WIFI 6 batch stick on this laptop, so this is clear this has a WIFI 6 dual-band 2*2 support that improves your connectivity speed and communication and increases the download and upload speed with the help of WIFI 6. As we always say the WIFI 6 is as faster than the previous generation WIFI 5.

No problem in the WIFI connectivity and connection lost and got the higher latency on the better experience in this machine. With all of that, you have Bluetooth version 5.1.

As we talking about the noise of this laptop then this is genuine for this laptop, because we buying a gaming laptop and obsessively the fans are GPU and CPU are more powerful then. The fans are necessary to have the max running speed. You can easily customize the fan setting in their software. There are many options like Turbo more performance mode and silent more and manual there you can manage the fan setting that requires your need.

So when you shifted to the Turbo mode then this was quite louder than the normal mode. We suggest to you when you are playing the games on it the fan profile is set on the Turbo mode. This means fans cool down the CPU and GPU on the gaming. Infect, the help to improve your gaming performance and this will help to sustain your laptop for long-lasting gaming.

If you are in a silent environment then you feel the fan sound bit more, but usually, it’s okay for the gaming laptop. Silent mode is like keeping quiet.

Last but least and most important there’re no camera and fingerprint reader in Rog Strix Scar 15. You might be connected to your smartphone and doing video conferences and video calls. So there are no Windows Hello features, cause both features are missing this laptop. This thinks a little but annoying cause both the features are missing from this laptop.

Someone who needs a camera, so they buy an external web can or use a smartphone camera. Still, the fingerprint is missing😏.

Battery

Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 insider view

There’s a 90Wh battery inside all the 2021 ROG Scar models, both the 15 and 17-inch options, a welcomed upgraded the 66Wh in the previous generations.

Nonetheless, the system automatically switches the screen to 60Hz while on the battery on the GPU, and the AMD platform proves efficient with lightweight loads. The CPU and GPU are more capable to identify to know that, how much power they consume. If they didn’t require more power then it’ll save the pawer and run the system on their way.

Another side if you are using it for gaming then this will be giving 1-1:30 hr of battery life it depends on your games. Which setting are you setting on your laptop? Ideally, in case you are using it for multimedia and video, YouTube, Netflix on silent mode then this will be giving 6-8Hrs of battery life. You are doing only browsing it’ll be 5-6hrs of life. So it depends on your scenario how you use them.

The ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS configured with the 240W power adaptor, smaller and lighter than the 280W variant on the previous model. The battery fills up in about 2hours, if you are using fast charging then 50% charge in the 30minutes. And USB-C charging is supported, up to 100W. The USB-C charge is not included, but Asus claims they will have it widely available in stores this year.

Dimenstion

35.4 x 25.9 x 2.26 – 2.76 cm (13.94″ x 10.20″ x 0.89″ – 1.07″)

Weight is just 2.30kg (5.07lbs)

Price💵

Now we come on to the price how much price this laptop has and can it will be fit to your budget or not. So the simple answer is Yes if you are going to buy a laptop with the RTX 3080 then this will be a great choice.

While the laptop comes with the $2699 ping point, you will get the Ryzen 9 5800HX and RTX 3080 and 16GB of RAM with the 1TB of NVMe SSD under this laptop also here are 2TB and 32GB RAM models are available here but this will be too much high on the price point.

Where this model comes with the $2699, that variant comes with around $3000 this breaks your budget and pocket. My suggestion is that if your need is only full fill with the 16GB or 1TB of SSD the why you are going with the 32GB+2TB SSD variant in future your budget allows you to spend more they these two things are upgradable in this laptop. Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 allows adding extra RAM and SSD so don’t worry about it.

You can surely go with the 16GB variant then upgrade in the future if you may like this is not enough for you.

Also, the Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3080 8GB, 8GB, or 1TB variant are available for the $2000. Strix Scar 15 kick all these categories of laptop, so as we think you are satisfied with the Ryzen 7 5800H series CPU then, this is the first laptop the will offer a great price offer and RTX 3080 GPU at this price point. No one comes with this price and as we think. That’s a great deal.

Final Thoughts: Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 G533QS

If you are planning to buy a laptop then the Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 kick out to the other categories of laptop. This laptop has all of these features you want to have in a laptop. They offer AMD Ryzen 5900HX CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 16GB of graphics card this allows to a super heavy gaming laptop at this price.

And the 32GB 3200MHz RAM with dual-channel RAM, the 1TB of pure NVMe SSD with and if you want to upgrade it then upgrade in future with another 1TB of SSD. So these are plus points for this laptop as per my perspective.

The keyboard is a bit louder if you’re not used to any gaming laptop. Scar 15 has per-key RGB light on the keyboard. I think you are not comfortable with the optical-mechanical keyboard this louder so much if you feel it. Under the touchpad, the Numpad is a built-in touchpad, the hole on the Numpad option and the Numpad are activated. But the touchpad is so sensitive when someone using the touchpad, sometime this will automatically activate. But no problem with using the touchpad you can use both at the same time. Again this is so sensitive😆.

Rog Strix Scar 15 is built with a 90Wh battery this gives 6-8hrs of battery life when we are using YouTube, Netflix, and chill, on gaming this only has 1-1:30hrs of battery life.

And it will be charged 50% in 30 minutes, full charge within the 2hrs. And also you have an option to charge it with the Type-C port. Now you think you can charge it with Type-C and 240W power adaptor💥. Nothing to do that, cause this doesn’t allow dual charging at the same time.

All the ports we have but here we don’t have a mini DP port so this is the disadvantage of this laptop. All other ports this laptop offers, so no problem at all.

The most important part of this laptop is there display so this comes with the QHD 2560 x 1440, 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time and IPS display panel, 330 nits, 99% sRGB, and 87% ARGB. Also, ray tracing and Dynamic Boost 2.0 are enabled in that Scar 15.

But if you are thinking about the camera and fingerprint so there is no camera and fingerprint reader in Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 G533QS. So this will be another disappointment.

FAQ

Is Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 is good for gaming?

Why do you think this is not good for gaming until this has AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Nvidia GeForce 3080RTX 16GB of the graphics card, 16GB 3200MHz of Dual-channel RAM with 1TB of NVMe SSD. This is perfect for gaming and creator unless the QHD display with 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 have AMD CPU?

Yes, this comes with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor both the laptop have Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 option with 16GB or 8GB. You also get the RTX 3070 graphics card. Both variants have great for gaming and creators.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 has RTX 3080?

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 has RTX 3000 series graphics card RTX 3080 16GB or 8GB model. You can check more details in our article.

How’s the Battery Backup of Asus ROG Strix Scar 15?

This is disappointing for gaming users, otherwise, if you using it with the YouTuen Netflix and Browsing then it takes around 6-8hrs of battery life. Where you play the games then it will take 1-1:30hr of battery life. So my suggestion is that if you play the games on it the charger might be connected to the laptop and this will give you solid performance on the charging. You feel the difference between charging and battery life performance.

Is Rog Strix Scar 15 a good laptop?

Why you are thinking this is a bad laptop, while they give such a great value for money products. At the $2600 price point, no one can give the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX with RTX 3080 16GB of the graphics card, and also has a QHD display with 165Hz refresh rate and 330nits brightness. You want more info about this laptop then visit our article.

Is Asus G15 Worth it?

Yes, this is totally worth it, in this laptop every single detail you got with this. G15 has a QHD 165Hz display, there are also 300 and 365Hz varients are available with the FHD display. With superior 6-8hrs of battery life and rapid charge.

Does ASUS ROG Strix G15 have webcam?

Sorry for that the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS has no webcam and no fingerprint reader on this laptop. But Scar 15 already included the Key Stone. Find more details about the KeyStone in our article.

Does ROG Strix Good for cretors?

Yes, definitly this is pure worth it if you are a creator you haveig the QHD 165Hz, 3ms response rate display with it. And super powerful RTX 3080 and AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX.

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