Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

Regular readers of laptop reviews on our website will remember that among ASUS gaming laptops there is a protected TUF Gaming series, as well as a separate Republic of Gamers brand. The material will focus on updating the line in the face of a model from the Strix series. She was the first of all ROG gaming laptops to receive new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30xx family graphics cards and a traditionally advanced set of features and specifications.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR)

The number 7 in the G713 index hints at the fact that the diagonal in the model is 17.3 inches. At the same time, the test modification is the top one in the ROG Strix G17 series, but it is inferior to the ROG Strix Scar 17 models, they are distinguished by the G733 index and relatively better characteristics, for example, up to 2 TB SSD and up to 64 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA video card can be in the top GeForce RTX 3080 for laptops with 16 GB of virtual memory.

Appearance, ergonomics

The mentioned diagonal immediately indicates the dimensions of the device. Even though they are a little smaller than the previous generation, the novelty can no longer be placed in a backpack for devices with a screen up to 15.6 inches. Both thickness and design features play a role. The weight of 2.7 kg for its diagonal and characteristics looks adequate, if you wish, you can carry a laptop with you every day, especially if you have easy charging on Type-C in everyday life, in some trim levels it is present out of the box, like a backpack for carrying.

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The lid is greeted with cool metal with the line's logo and a geometric pattern of ROG letters visually separating the body and lid of the laptop. At the bottom of the lid, we see a cutout that promotes improved heat transfer and prevents the screen from overheating. The surface of the lid is moderately easily soiled, the material is durable, with a slight play when pressed from the outside. In terms of balance, it is in order: despite its not the thinnest profile, the lid is lighter than the main body and can be easily opened with one hand.

Visually, the model is clearly different from most office laptops. At the same time, the manufacturer has provided two color options, depending on the degree of desire of the owner of such a laptop to declare their passion for games. A calm gray version came to the review, there is also a more aggressive black version with a red accent on the rear panel near the ROG inscription. Here it is made in tone with the rest of the case, part of the panel has a textured surface.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

At first glance, the ROG Strix G17 in gray looks calm and does not mark itself as a device for hardcore gamers. But if you know what to look at, then it is the back panel that immediately gives out the gaming orientation of the ROG Strix G17.

The connectors required for connecting external monitors (Type-C, HDMI) and peripherals (USB Type-C and Type-A), as well as a port for wired Internet and power supply, are placed here. Power, by the way, is also available via Type-C, but in game mode it is still better to use a more powerful complete power supply. We saw a similar concept with the Zephyrus series, the optional Type-C adapter being considered as an option for work scenarios using integrated graphics.

Thanks to this arrangement, the right panel is devoid of any connectors, on the left there are two USB ports and a combo headphone jack. For a complete set, the only thing missing here is support for Thunderbolt and memory cards.

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Let's go back to the back panel. It slightly rises above the main body, when the lid is opened, the slots of the cooling system become visible, to which we will return in the corresponding section. Right next to it are status LEDs. Let's note a fair amount of stickers on the case and move on to the display.

Screen, multimedia

Personally, I was immediately struck by the symmetrical and definitely not the thickest frames. There is no webcam here, it is available as an optional accessory in some regions. The color gamut for IPS is familiar, on the spot there is an excellent margin for brightness. In the same ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the brightness is lower, but what a black color! OLED in this regard, of course, is closer to me. But back to the hero of this material.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The test version of the ROG Strix G17 has a very, very fast IPS display with a refresh rate of 300 Hz and a minimum response time of up to 3 ms. This speed and smoothness is noticeable already at the stage of the first loading, a big plus from the point of view of aesthetics, which subsequently reveals itself from the functional side in games. Adaptive sync allows you to eliminate artifacts in different scenarios and interactions with a variety of content. The user has the ability to quickly turn on the screen mode necessary for a particular scenario, the Armory Crate utility and its Game Visual section are responsible for this.

Sure, I expected the display to please me, but every time APARTMENT FOR RENT communicating with a high refresh rate, the wow effect rolls steadily strongly. What can I say, 300 Hz definitely makes itself felt, as do the technologies that ensure the smoothness of the image and the lightning-fast response of the system to commands. This is especially evident in the "royal battles" and games with RTX support, this must be experienced for yourself, it is not easy to convey in the text. For those who do not need such a high refresh rate, there is a 144Hz version with slightly less color coverage. There is also a modification with a WQHD screen with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, however, at this stage this version is not yet available in Russia.

Compared to the previous generation, the standard audio system sounds louder and more voluminous, in working scenarios its volume is enough for the eyes, in games I still adhere to the position of using headphones, preferably full-size ones. Not in reproach to the work done on the sound, but the external environment may well distract from the game.

Keyboard, touchpad

The touchpad in the ROG Strix G17 has grown significantly in size and takes up about a third of the width of the body, it is shifted slightly to the left. To click the entire panel, a medium-strength press is required, the click is soft and quiet. There are no complaints about the operation of the panel, the finger easily glides over the surface without leaving prints, which cannot be said about the case itself, it gets dirty easily, but it also cleans up quickly.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The keyboard in the laptop is flush with the main body, it retains a numeric keypad, although its keys are slightly reduced in size, it is functionally useful both in working with text and in some games. Slightly smaller than their counterparts are the function keys F, dedicated 5 keys above them are “arrows”. The switches have a medium and quiet stroke, the distance between them is sufficient for comfortable operation without false positives, independent processing of clicks helps. The power key differs from the rest in shape, has a red indication diode and is removed from the common block.

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Traditionally, the keyboard has customizable RGB backlighting, and fine tuning per key is available, it would be desirable. The backlight of the keyboard is complemented by a spectacular diode strip around the perimeter of the case. Compared to the previous generation, the density of diodes has been increased here, and therefore the backlight of this element looks more accentuated. Opinions about such a backlight are different, and this is normal.

Performance, autonomy, cooling

Performance driven by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, an octa-core mobile chip from the Cezanne family that supports 16 threads SMT and is based on the Zen 3 architecture introduced in October. . The processor has an unlocked multiplier, which will be appreciated by overclockers, it will not be difficult to overclock it. The default TDP is set at 45W. When testing the processor in the Passmark test on the ROG Strix Scar 17, it showed the highest result, which is already quite good.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The processor is powered by a perfectly fit AMD Radeon Vega integrated graphics and the royal NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for laptops. The adapter is "pre-top" in the updated line of NVIDIA mobile solutions, the amount of video memory is 8 GB, which is quite enough for high settings in most AAA games. Add here 16 GB of RAM with an optional upgrade to 64 GB (both slots are available to the user) and we get a truly “brutal” power, which is more than reflected both in games and in benchmarks. The combination of a powerful processor and real-time ray tracing by default cannot upset, since there is enough video memory. The gameplay is really exciting, sometimes even too much, especially if you connect a laptop to a high-quality external monitor.

A system of four air outlets is responsible for cooling, two on the back and two on the sides of the laptop. Cold air is drawn in from the rear panel, remember the textured panel mentioned at the beginning, it houses the air intake system. The liquid metal interface contributes to the cooling of the processor, we have already talked about it in previous reviews.

In fact, there is undoubtedly heating of the case, but it is taken away from the user's hands and is concentrated on the bottom panel closer to the screen. If you hold the ROG Strix G17 on your lap and play, then the increase in case temperature will quickly make itself felt. Of course, this is an uncomfortable scenario, work is still all right, but it is definitely better to play sitting at the table. The volume of the fans at the maximum is above average, not annoying, but can be distracting from the game.

Benchmarks:

  • Cinebench R23: CPU 11,665, single-core 1307 (10-minute test)
  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1354 / multi-core 6940
  • PCMark 10: 6499 (Basic Operations 9659 / Productivity 8706 / Digital Content Creation 8861)
  • 3D Mark:
  • RTX capabilities, Port Royal: 6292
  • DirectX 12, Time Spy: 10,109 (10,561 graphics, 8136 processor)
  • 4K games in DirectX 12, Time Spy Extreme: 5012 (5209 graphics, 4128 processor)
  • DirectX 11, Fire Strike: 22,591 (graphics 25,031, physics 23,231, combined test 11,117);
  • DirectX 11 Fire Strike Extreme: 12,706 (graphics 13,167, physics 23,201, combined test 6557)
  • 4K games in DirectX 11, Fire Strike Ultra: 6931 (graphics 6775, physics 23287, combined test 3687);
  • Gaming General Test, Sky Diver: 46,396 (graphics 73,839, physics 19,606, combined test 26,701)

Testing in games (FHD):

  • Shadow of Tomb Raider: 99 fps (high settings, Hairworks on).
  • Doom Eternal: 141 fps (maximum graphics quality ("absolute nightmare"), Vulkan).
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood: 128 fps (maximum graphics quality).
  • Metro Exodus: 69 / 78 fps (Extreme quality, DLSS, Phys-X on / off)
  • Far Cry New Dawn: 99 fps (Maximum quality)
  • Fortnite: 109 fps (Epic quality)
  • Apex Legends: 119 fps (Very High settings).
  • Battlefield V: 69 fps (DX 12 and DXR on, maximum clarity mode), 100 fps (maximum graphics quality, DXR off)

Competitors, results

The cost of the test configuration starts at 191,990 rubles, the 144 Hz version and the mobile RTX 3060 will cost 119,990 rubles. If you choose between the two models, then you need to weigh what is more important - maximum performance or budget. Looking at competitors, it will be possible to find only approximately similar models. In our market, at the time of writing, the combination of an AMD processor installed in the ROG Strix G17 and graphics of the order of RTX 3070 is found only in the mentioned and more expensive ROG Strix Scar 17 models. The situation is similar with a smaller diagonal, but there are options in the form of HP Omen 15 with a slightly weaker AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor, prices start at 95,000 rubles. An attempt to look for something similar in the 17.3 ”format, but with a comparable Intel Core i9 10980HK processor, gives either a “flight” in the form of a Dell Precision 7750 with an RTX Quadro 3000 graphics for 270,000 rubles, or, for example, a weaker hardware, but in appearance, a pretty decent Dell G7 7700 with an RTX 2070 Super for 186,000 rubles. Interestingly, lowering the requirements to 15.6 ”will not take us out of the price segment over 150,000 rubles.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

What can I say about the hero of the review, another, but not a pass-through gaming laptop with excellent performance, balanced ergonomics, a cool and addictive screen and various budget modifications. The solution with the AMD processor is definitely successful, as experience in games and synthetics shows. Not everyone will like the design subjectively, as well as the RGB backlight, even if it can be switched off. It is clear that the 17.3-inch version is unlikely to be moved from place to place often, but in general it is affordable and solvable. The model, in my opinion, is successful and balanced, the update is clearly in favor.

Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

Regular readers of laptop reviews on our website will remember that among ASUS gaming laptops there is a protected TUF Gaming series, as well as a separate Republic of Gamers brand. The material will focus on updating the line in the face of a model from the Strix series. She was the first of all ROG gaming laptops to receive new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30xx family graphics cards and a traditionally advanced set of features and specifications.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR)

The number 7 in the G713 index hints at the fact that the diagonal in the model is 17.3 inches. At the same time, the test modification is the top one in the ROG Strix G17 series, but it is inferior to the ROG Strix Scar 17 models, they are distinguished by the G733 index and relatively better characteristics, for example, up to 2 TB SSD and up to 64 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA video card can be in the top GeForce RTX 3080 for laptops with 16 GB of virtual memory.

Appearance, ergonomics

The mentioned diagonal immediately indicates the dimensions of the device. Even though they are a little smaller than the previous generation, the novelty can no longer be placed in a backpack for devices with a screen up to 15.6 inches. Both thickness and design features play a role. The weight of 2.7 kg for its diagonal and characteristics looks adequate, if you wish, you can carry a laptop with you every day, especially if you have easy charging on Type-C in everyday life, in some trim levels it is present out of the box, like a backpack for carrying.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The lid is greeted with cool metal with the line's logo and a geometric pattern of ROG letters visually separating the body and lid of the laptop. At the bottom of the lid, we see a cutout that promotes improved heat transfer and prevents the screen from overheating. The surface of the lid is moderately easily soiled, the material is durable, with a slight play when pressed from the outside. In terms of balance, it is in order: despite its not the thinnest profile, the lid is lighter than the main body and can be easily opened with one hand.

Visually, the model is clearly different from most office laptops. At the same time, the manufacturer has provided two color options, depending on the degree of desire of the owner of such a laptop to declare their passion for games. A calm gray version came to the review, there is also a more aggressive black version with a red accent on the rear panel near the ROG inscription. Here it is made in tone with the rest of the case, part of the panel has a textured surface.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

At first glance, the ROG Strix G17 in gray looks calm and does not mark itself as a device for hardcore gamers. But if you know what to look at, then it is the back panel that immediately gives out the gaming orientation of the ROG Strix G17.

The connectors required for connecting external monitors (Type-C, HDMI) and peripherals (USB Type-C and Type-A), as well as a port for wired Internet and power supply, are placed here. Power, by the way, is also available via Type-C, but in game mode it is still better to use a more powerful complete power supply. We saw a similar concept with the Zephyrus series, the optional Type-C adapter being considered as an option for work scenarios using integrated graphics.

Thanks to this arrangement, the right panel is devoid of any connectors, on the left there are two USB ports and a combo headphone jack. For a complete set, the only thing missing here is support for Thunderbolt and memory cards.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

Let's go back to the back panel. It slightly rises above the main body, when the lid is opened, the slots of the cooling system become visible, to which we will return in the corresponding section. Right next to it are status LEDs. Let's note a fair amount of stickers on the case and move on to the display.

Screen, multimedia

Personally, I was immediately struck by the symmetrical and definitely not the thickest frames. There is no webcam here, it is available as an optional accessory in some regions. The color gamut for IPS is familiar, on the spot there is an excellent margin for brightness. In the same ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the brightness is lower, but what a black color! OLED in this regard, of course, is closer to me. But back to the hero of this material.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The test version of the ROG Strix G17 has a very, very fast IPS display with a refresh rate of 300 Hz and a minimum response time of up to 3 ms. This speed and smoothness is noticeable already at the stage of the first loading, a big plus from the point of view of aesthetics, which subsequently reveals itself from the functional side in games. Adaptive sync allows you to eliminate artifacts in different scenarios and interactions with a variety of content. The user has the ability to quickly turn on the screen mode necessary for a particular scenario, the Armory Crate utility and its Game Visual section are responsible for this.

Sure, I expected the display to please me, but every time APARTMENT FOR RENT communicating with a high refresh rate, the wow effect rolls steadily strongly. What can I say, 300 Hz definitely makes itself felt, as do the technologies that ensure the smoothness of the image and the lightning-fast response of the system to commands. This is especially evident in the "royal battles" and games with RTX support, this must be experienced for yourself, it is not easy to convey in the text. For those who do not need such a high refresh rate, there is a 144Hz version with slightly less color coverage. There is also a modification with a WQHD screen with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, however, at this stage this version is not yet available in Russia.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

Traditionally, the keyboard has customizable RGB backlighting, and fine tuning per key is available, it would be desirable. The backlight of the keyboard is complemented by a spectacular diode strip around the perimeter of the case. Compared to the previous generation, the density of diodes has been increased here, and therefore the backlight of this element looks more accentuated. Opinions about such a backlight are different, and this is normal.

Performance, autonomy, cooling

Performance driven by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, an octa-core mobile chip from the Cezanne family that supports 16 threads SMT and is based on the Zen 3 architecture introduced in October. . The processor has an unlocked multiplier, which will be appreciated by overclockers, it will not be difficult to overclock it. The default TDP is set at 45W. When testing the processor in the Passmark test on the ROG Strix Scar 17, it showed the highest result, which is already quite good.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The processor is powered by a perfectly fit AMD Radeon Vega integrated graphics and the royal NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for laptops. The adapter is "pre-top" in the updated line of NVIDIA mobile solutions, the amount of video memory is 8 GB, which is quite enough for high settings in most AAA games. Add here 16 GB of RAM with an optional upgrade to 64 GB (both slots are available to the user) and we get a truly “brutal” power, which is more than reflected both in games and in benchmarks. The combination of a powerful processor and real-time ray tracing by default cannot upset, since there is enough video memory. The gameplay is really exciting, sometimes even too much, especially if you connect a laptop to a high-quality external monitor.

A system of four air outlets is responsible for cooling, two on the back and two on the sides of the laptop. Cold air is drawn in from the rear panel, remember the textured panel mentioned at the beginning, it houses the air intake system. The liquid metal interface contributes to the cooling of the processor, we have already talked about it in previous reviews.

In fact, there is undoubtedly heating of the case, but it is taken away from the user's hands and is concentrated on the bottom panel closer to the screen. If you hold the ROG Strix G17 on your lap and play, then the increase in case temperature will quickly make itself felt. Of course, this is an uncomfortable scenario, work is still all right, but it is definitely better to play sitting at the table. The volume of the fans at the maximum is above average, not annoying, but can be distracting from the game.

Benchmarks:

  • Cinebench R23: CPU 11,665, single-core 1307 (10-minute test)
  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1354 / multi-core 6940
  • PCMark 10: 6499 (Basic Operations 9659 / Productivity 8706 / Digital Content Creation 8861)
  • 3D Mark:
  • RTX capabilities, Port Royal: 6292
  • DirectX 12, Time Spy: 10,109 (10,561 graphics, 8136 processor)
  • 4K games in DirectX 12, Time Spy Extreme: 5012 (5209 graphics, 4128 processor)
  • DirectX 11, Fire Strike: 22,591 (graphics 25,031, physics 23,231, combined test 11,117);
  • DirectX 11 Fire Strike Extreme: 12,706 (graphics 13,167, physics 23,201, combined test 6557)
  • 4K games in DirectX 11, Fire Strike Ultra: 6931 (graphics 6775, physics 23287, combined test 3687);
  • Gaming General Test, Sky Diver: 46,396 (graphics 73,839, physics 19,606, combined test 26,701)

Testing in games (FHD):

  • Shadow of Tomb Raider: 99 fps (high settings, Hairworks on).
  • Doom Eternal: 141 fps (maximum graphics quality ("absolute nightmare"), Vulkan).
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood: 128 fps (maximum graphics quality).
  • Metro Exodus: 69 / 78 fps (Extreme quality, DLSS, Phys-X on / off)
  • Far Cry New Dawn: 99 fps (Maximum quality)
  • Fortnite: 109 fps (Epic quality)
  • Apex Legends: 119 fps (Very High settings).
  • Battlefield V: 69 fps (DX 12 and DXR on, maximum clarity mode), 100 fps (maximum graphics quality, DXR off)

Competitors, results

The cost of the test configuration starts at 191,990 rubles, the 144 Hz version and the mobile RTX 3060 will cost 119,990 rubles. If you choose between the two models, then you need to weigh what is more important - maximum performance or budget. Looking at competitors, it will be possible to find only approximately similar models. In our market, at the time of writing, the combination of an AMD processor installed in the ROG Strix G17 and graphics of the order of RTX 3070 is found only in the mentioned and more expensive ROG Strix Scar 17 models. The situation is similar with a smaller diagonal, but there are options in the form of HP Omen 15 with a slightly weaker AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor, prices start at 95,000 rubles. An attempt to look for something similar in the 17.3 ”format, but with a comparable Intel Core i9 10980HK processor, gives either a “flight” in the form of a Dell Precision 7750 with an RTX Quadro 3000 graphics for 270,000 rubles, or, for example, a weaker hardware, but in appearance, a pretty decent Dell G7 7700 with an RTX 2070 Super for 186,000 rubles. Interestingly, lowering the requirements to 15.6 ”will not take us out of the price segment over 150,000 rubles.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

What can I say about the hero of the review, another, but not a pass-through gaming laptop with excellent performance, balanced ergonomics, a cool and addictive screen and various budget modifications. The solution with the AMD processor is definitely successful, as experience in games and synthetics shows. Not everyone will subjectively like the design, as well as the RGB backlight, even if it can be switched off. It is clear that the 17.3-inch version is unlikely to be moved from place to place often, but in general it is affordable and solvable. The model, in my opinion, is successful and balanced, the update is clearly in favor.

Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

Regular readers of laptop reviews on our website will remember that among ASUS gaming laptops there is a protected TUF Gaming series, as well as a separate Republic of Gamers brand. The material will focus on updating the line in the face of a model from the Strix series. She was the first of all ROG gaming laptops to receive new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30xx family graphics cards and a traditionally advanced set of features and specifications.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR)

The number 7 in the G713 index hints at the fact that the diagonal in the model is 17.3 inches. At the same time, the test modification is the top one in the ROG Strix G17 series, but it is inferior to the ROG Strix Scar 17 models, they are distinguished by the G733 index and relatively better characteristics, for example, up to 2 TB SSD and up to 64 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA video card can be in the top GeForce RTX 3080 for laptops with 16 GB of virtual memory.

Appearance, ergonomics

The mentioned diagonal immediately indicates the dimensions of the device. Even though they are a little smaller than the previous generation, the novelty can no longer be placed in a backpack for devices with a screen up to 15.6 inches. Both thickness and design features play a role. The weight of 2.7 kg for its diagonal and characteristics looks adequate, if you wish, you can carry a laptop with you every day, especially if you have easy charging on Type-C in everyday life, in some trim levels it is present out of the box, like a backpack for carrying.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The lid is greeted with cool metal with the line's logo and a geometric pattern of ROG letters visually separating the body and lid of the laptop. At the bottom of the lid, we see a cutout that promotes improved heat transfer and prevents the screen from overheating. The surface of the lid is moderately easily soiled, the material is durable, with a slight play when pressed from the outside. In terms of balance, it is in order: despite its not the thinnest profile, the lid is lighter than the main body and can be easily opened with one hand.

Visually, the model is clearly different from most office laptops. At the same time, the manufacturer has provided two color options, depending on the degree of desire of the owner of such a laptop to declare their passion for games. A calm gray version came to the review, there is also a more aggressive black version with a red accent on the rear panel near the ROG inscription. Here it is made in tone with the rest of the case, part of the panel has a textured surface.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

At first glance, the ROG Strix G17 in gray looks calm and does not mark itself as a device for hardcore gamers. But if you know what to look at, then it is the back panel that immediately gives out the gaming orientation of the ROG Strix G17.

The connectors required for connecting external monitors (Type-C, HDMI) and peripherals (USB Type-C and Type-A), as well as a port for wired Internet and power supply, are placed here. Power, by the way, is also available via Type-C, but in game mode it is still better to use a more powerful complete power supply. We saw a similar concept with the Zephyrus series, the optional Type-C adapter being considered as an option for work scenarios using integrated graphics.

Thanks to this arrangement, the right panel is devoid of any connectors, on the left there are two USB ports and a combo headphone jack. For a complete set, the only thing missing here is support for Thunderbolt and memory cards.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

Let's go back to the back panel. It slightly rises above the main body, when the lid is opened, the slots of the cooling system become visible, to which we will return in the corresponding section. Right next to it are status LEDs. Let's note a fair amount of stickers on the case and move on to the display.

Screen, multimedia

Personally, I was immediately struck by the symmetrical and definitely not the thickest frames. There is no webcam here, it is available as an optional accessory in some regions. The color gamut for IPS is familiar, on the spot there is an excellent margin for brightness. In the same ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the brightness is lower, but what a black color! OLED in this regard, of course, is closer to me. But back to the hero of this material.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The test version of the ROG Strix G17 has a very, very fast IPS display with a refresh rate of 300 Hz and a minimum response time of up to 3 ms. This speed and smoothness is noticeable already at the stage of the first loading, a big plus from the point of view of aesthetics, which subsequently reveals itself from the functional side in games. Adaptive sync allows you to eliminate artifacts in different scenarios and interactions with a variety of content. The user has the ability to quickly turn on the screen mode necessary for a particular scenario, the Armory Crate utility and its Game Visual section are responsible for this.

Sure, I expected the display to please me, but every time APARTMENT FOR RENT communicating with a high refresh rate, the wow effect rolls steadily strongly. What can I say, 300 Hz definitely makes itself felt, as do the technologies that ensure the smoothness of the image and the lightning-fast response of the system to commands. This is especially evident in the "royal battles" and games with RTX support, this must be experienced for yourself, it is not easy to convey in the text. For those who do not need such a high refresh rate, there is a 144Hz version with slightly less color coverage. There is also a modification with a WQHD screen with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, however, at this stage this version is not yet available in Russia.

Compared to the previous generation, the standard audio system sounds louder and more voluminous, in working scenarios its volume is enough for the eyes, in games I still adhere to the position of using headphones, preferably full-size ones. Not in reproach to the work done on the sound, but the external environment may well distract from the game.

Keyboard, touchpad

The touchpad in the ROG Strix G17 has grown significantly in size and takes up about a third of the width of the body, it is shifted slightly to the left. To click the entire panel, a medium-strength press is required, the click is soft and quiet. There are no complaints about the operation of the panel, the finger easily glides over the surface without leaving prints, which cannot be said about the case itself, it gets dirty easily, but it also cleans up quickly.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 laptop review ( G713QR) Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

The keyboard in the laptop is flush with the main body, it retains a numeric keypad, although its keys are slightly reduced in size, it is functionally useful both in working with text and in some games. Slightly smaller than their counterparts are the function keys F, dedicated 5 keys above them are “arrows”. The switches have a medium and quiet stroke, the distance between them is sufficient for comfortable operation without false positives, independent processing of clicks helps. The power key differs from the rest in shape, has a red indication diode and is removed from the common block.

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Traditionally, the keyboard has customizable RGB backlighting, and fine tuning per key is available, it would be desirable. The backlighting of the keyboard is complemented by a spectacular diode strip around the perimeter of the case. Compared to the previous generation, the density of diodes has been increased here, and therefore the backlight of this element looks more accentuated. Opinions about such a backlight are different, and this is normal.

Performance, autonomy, cooling

Performance driven by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, an octa-core mobile chip from the Cezanne family that supports 16 threads SMT and is based on the Zen 3 architecture introduced in October. . The processor has an unlocked multiplier, which overclockers will appreciate, it will not be difficult to overclock it. The default TDP is set at 45W. When testing the processor in the Passmark test on the ROG Strix Scar 17, it showed the highest result, which is already quite good.

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The processor is powered by a perfectly capable AMD Radeon Vega integrated graphics and the royal NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for laptops. The adapter is "pre-top" in the updated line of NVIDIA mobile solutions, the amount of video memory is 8 GB, which is quite enough for high settings in most AAA games. Add here 16 GB of RAM with an optional upgrade to 64 GB (both slots are available to the user) and we get a truly “brutal” power, which is more than reflected both in games and in benchmarks. The combination of a powerful processor and real-time ray tracing by default cannot upset, since there is enough video memory. The gameplay is really exciting, sometimes even too much, especially if you connect a laptop to a high-quality external monitor.

A system of four air outlets is responsible for cooling, two on the back and two on the sides of the laptop. Cold air is drawn in from the rear panel, remember the textured panel mentioned at the beginning, it houses the air intake system. The liquid metal interface contributes to the cooling of the processor, we have already talked about it in previous reviews.

In fact, there is undoubtedly heating of the case, but it is taken away from the user's hands and is concentrated on the bottom panel closer to the screen. If you hold the ROG Strix G17 on your lap and play, then the increase in case temperature will quickly make itself felt. Of course, this is an uncomfortable scenario, work is still all right, but it is definitely better to play sitting at the table. The volume of the fans at the maximum is above average, not annoying, but can be distracting from the game.

Benchmarks:

  • Cinebench R23: CPU 11,665, single-core 1307 (10-minute test)
  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1354 / multi-core 6940
  • PCMark 10: 6499 (Basic Operations 9659 / Productivity 8706 / Digital Content Creation 8861)
  • 3D Mark:
  • RTX capabilities, Port Royal: 6292
  • DirectX 12, Time Spy: 10,109 (10,561 graphics, 8136 processor)
  • 4K games in DirectX 12, Time Spy Extreme: 5012 (5209 graphics, 4128 processor)
  • DirectX 11, Fire Strike: 22,591 (graphics 25,031, physics 23,231, combined test 11,117);
  • DirectX 11 Fire Strike Extreme: 12,706 (graphics 13,167, physics 23,201, combined test 6557)
  • 4K games in DirectX 11, Fire Strike Ultra: 6931 (graphics 6775, physics 23287, combined test 3687);
  • Gaming General Test, Sky Diver: 46,396 (graphics 73,839, physics 19,606, combined test 26,701)

Testing in games (FHD):

  • Shadow of Tomb Raider: 99 fps (high settings, Hairworks on).
  • Doom Eternal: 141 fps (maximum graphics quality ("absolute nightmare"), Vulkan).
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood: 128 fps (maximum graphics quality).
  • Metro Exodus: 69 / 78 fps (Extreme quality, DLSS, Phys-X on / off)
  • Far Cry New Dawn: 99 fps (Maximum quality)
  • Fortnite: 109 fps (Epic quality)
  • Apex Legends: 119 fps (Very High settings).
  • Battlefield V: 69 fps (DX 12 and DXR on, maximum clarity mode), 100 fps (maximum graphics quality, DXR off)

Competitors, results

The cost of the test configuration starts at 191,990 rubles, the 144 Hz version and the mobile RTX 3060 will cost 119,990 rubles. If you choose between the two models, then you need to weigh what is more important - maximum performance or budget. Looking at competitors, it will be possible to find only approximately similar models. In our market, at the time of writing, the combination of an AMD processor installed in the ROG Strix G17 and graphics of the order of RTX 3070 is found only in the mentioned and more expensive ROG Strix Scar 17 models. The situation is similar with a smaller diagonal, but there are options in the form of HP Omen 15 with a slightly weaker AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor, prices start at 95,000 rubles. An attempt to look for something similar in the 17.3 ”format, but with a comparable Intel Core i9 10980HK processor, gives either a “flight” in the form of a Dell Precision 7750 with an RTX Quadro 3000 graphics for 270,000 rubles, or, for example, a weaker hardware, but in appearance, a pretty decent Dell G7 7700 with an RTX 2070 Super for 186,000 rubles. Interestingly, lowering the requirements to 15.6 ”will not take us out of the price segment over 150,000 rubles.

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What can I say about the hero of the review, another, but not a pass-through gaming laptop with excellent performance, balanced ergonomics, a cool and addictive screen and various budget modifications. The solution with the AMD processor is definitely successful, as experience in games and synthetics shows. Not everyone will subjectively like the design, as well as the RGB backlight, even if it can be switched off. It is clear that the 17.3-inch version is unlikely to be moved from place to place often, but in general it is affordable and solvable. The model, in my opinion, is successful and balanced, the update is clearly in favor.

Asus ROG Strix G17 (G713QR) review

Regular readers of laptop reviews on our website will remember that among ASUS gaming laptops there is a protected TUF Gaming series, as well as a separate Republic of Gamers brand. The material will focus on updating the line in the face of a model from the Strix series. She was the first of all ROG gaming laptops to receive new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30xx family graphics cards and a traditionally advanced set of features and specifications.

The number 7 in the G713 index hints at the fact that the diagonal in the model is 17.3 inches. At the same time, the test modification is the top one in the ROG Strix G17 series, but it is inferior to the ROG Strix Scar 17 models, they are distinguished by the G733 index and relatively better characteristics, for example, up to 2 TB SSD and up to 64 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA video card can be in the top GeForce RTX 3080 for laptops with 16 GB of virtual memory.

Appearance, ergonomics

The mentioned diagonal immediately indicates the dimensions of the device. Even though they are a little smaller than the previous generation, the novelty can no longer be placed in a backpack for devices with a screen up to 15.6 inches. Both thickness and design features play a role. The weight of 2.7 kg for its diagonal and characteristics looks adequate, if you wish, you can carry a laptop with you every day, especially if you have easy charging on Type-C in everyday life, in some trim levels it is present out of the box, like a backpack for carrying.

The lid is greeted with cool metal with the line's logo and a geometric pattern of ROG letters visually separating the body and lid of the laptop. At the bottom of the lid, we see a cutout that promotes improved heat transfer and prevents the screen from overheating. The surface of the lid is moderately easily soiled, the material is durable, with a slight play when pressed from the outside. In terms of balance, it is in order: despite its not the thinnest profile, the lid is lighter than the main body and can be easily opened with one hand.

Visually, the model is clearly different from most office laptops. At the same time, the manufacturer has provided two color options, depending on the degree of desire of the owner of such a laptop to declare their passion for games. A calm gray version came to the review, there is also a more aggressive black version with a red accent on the rear panel near the ROG inscription. Here it is made in tone with the rest of the case, part of the panel has a textured surface.

At first glance, the ROG Strix G17 in gray looks calm and does not mark itself as a device for hardcore gamers. But if you know what to look at, then it is the back panel that immediately gives out the gaming orientation of the ROG Strix G17.

The connectors required for connecting external monitors (Type-C, HDMI) and peripherals (USB Type-C and Type-A), as well as a port for wired Internet and power supply, are placed here. Power, by the way, is also available via Type-C, but in game mode it is still better to use a more powerful complete power supply. We saw a similar concept with the Zephyrus series, the optional Type-C adapter being considered as an option for work scenarios using integrated graphics.

Thanks to this arrangement, the right panel is devoid of any connectors, on the left there are two USB ports and a combo headphone jack. For a complete set, the only thing missing here is support for Thunderbolt and memory cards.

Let's go back to the back panel. It slightly rises above the main body, when the lid is opened, the slots of the cooling system become visible, to which we will return in the corresponding section. Right next to it are status LEDs. Let's note a fair amount of stickers on the case and move on to the display.

Screen, multimedia

Personally, I was immediately struck by the symmetrical and definitely not the thickest frames. There is no webcam here, it is available as an optional accessory in some regions. The color gamut for IPS is familiar, on the spot there is an excellent margin for brightness. In the same ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the brightness is lower, but what a black color! OLED in this regard, of course, is closer to me. But back to the hero of this material.

The test version of the ROG Strix G17 has a very, very fast IPS display with a refresh rate of 300 Hz and a minimum response time of up to 3 ms. This speed and smoothness is noticeable already at the stage of the first loading, a big plus from the point of view of aesthetics, which subsequently reveals itself from the functional side in games. Adaptive sync allows you to eliminate artifacts in different scenarios and interactions with a variety of content. The user has the ability to quickly turn on the screen mode necessary for a particular scenario, the Armory Crate utility and its Game Visual section are responsible for this.

Of course, I expected that the display would please me, but every time APARTMENT FOR RENT communicates with a high refresh rate, the wow effect rolls steadily strongly. What can I say, 300 Hz definitely makes itself felt, as do the technologies that ensure the smoothness of the image and the lightning-fast response of the system to commands. This is especially evident in the "royal battles" and games with RTX support, this must be experienced for yourself, it is not easy to convey in the text. For those who do not need such a high refresh rate, there is a 144Hz version with slightly less color coverage. There is also a modification with a WQHD screen with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, however, at this stage this version is not yet available in Russia.

Of course, I expected the display to please me, but every time APARTMENT FOR RENT APARTMENT FOR RENT communication with a high refresh rate, the wow effect rolls steadily strongly. What can I say, 300 Hz definitely makes itself felt, as do the technologies that ensure the smoothness of the image and the lightning-fast response of the system to commands. This is especially evident in the "royal battles" and games with RTX support, this must be experienced for yourself, it is not easy to convey in the text. For those who do not need such a high refresh rate, there is a 144Hz version with slightly less color coverage. There is also a modification with a WQHD screen with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, however, at this stage this version is not yet available in Russia.

Compared to the previous generation, the standard audio system sounds louder and more voluminous, in working scenarios its volume is enough for the eyes, in games I still adhere to the position of using headphones, preferably full-size ones. Not in reproach to the work done on the sound, but the external environment may well distract from the game.

Keyboard, touchpad

The touchpad in the ROG Strix G17 has grown significantly in size and takes up about a third of the width of the body, it is shifted slightly to the left. To click the entire panel, a medium-strength press is required, the click is soft and quiet. There are no complaints about the operation of the panel, the finger easily glides over the surface without leaving prints, which cannot be said about the case itself, it gets dirty easily, but it also cleans up quickly.

The keyboard in the laptop is flush with the main body, it retains a numeric keypad, although its keys are slightly reduced in size, it is functionally useful both in working with text and in some games. Slightly smaller than their counterparts are the function keys F, dedicated 5 keys above them are “arrows”. The switches have a medium and quiet stroke, the distance between them is sufficient for comfortable operation without false positives, independent processing of clicks helps. The power key differs from the rest in shape, has a red indication diode and is removed from the common block.

Traditionally, the keyboard has customizable RGB backlighting, and fine tuning per key is available, it would be desirable. The backlight of the keyboard is complemented by a spectacular diode strip around the perimeter of the case. Compared to the previous generation, the density of diodes has been increased here, and therefore the backlight of this element looks more accentuated. Opinions about such a backlight are different, and this is normal.

Performance, autonomy, cooling

Performance driven by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, an octa-core mobile chip from the Cezanne family that supports 16 threads SMT and is based on the Zen 3 architecture introduced in October. . The processor has an unlocked multiplier, which will be appreciated by overclockers, it will not be difficult to overclock it. The default TDP is set at 45W. When testing the processor in the Passmark test on the ROG Strix Scar 17, it showed the highest result, which is already quite good.

The processor is powered by a perfectly capable AMD Radeon Vega integrated graphics and the royal NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for laptops. The adapter is "pre-top" in the updated line of NVIDIA mobile solutions, the amount of video memory is 8 GB, which is quite enough for high settings in most AAA games. Add here 16 GB of RAM with an optional upgrade to 64 GB (both slots are available to the user) and we get a truly “brutal” power, which is more than reflected both in games and in benchmarks. The combination of a powerful processor and real-time ray tracing by default cannot upset, since there is enough video memory. The gameplay is really exciting, sometimes even too much, especially if you connect a laptop to a high-quality external monitor.

A system of four air outlets is responsible for cooling, two on the back and two on the sides of the laptop. Cold air is drawn in from the rear panel, remember the textured panel mentioned at the beginning, it houses the air intake system. The liquid metal interface contributes to the cooling of the processor, we have already talked about it in previous reviews.

In fact, there is undoubtedly heating of the case, but it is taken away from the user's hands and is concentrated on the bottom panel closer to the screen. If you hold the ROG Strix G17 on your lap and play, then the increase in case temperature will quickly make itself felt. Of course, this is an uncomfortable scenario, work is still all right, but it is definitely better to play sitting at the table. The volume of the fans at the maximum is above average, not annoying, but can be distracting from the game.

Benchmarks:

  • Cinebench R23: CPU 11,665, single-core 1307 (10-minute test)
  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1354 / multi-core 6940
  • PCMark 10: 6499 (Basic Operations 9659 / Productivity 8706 / Digital Content Creation 8861)
  • 3D Mark:
  • RTX capabilities, Port Royal: 6292
  • DirectX 12, Time Spy: 10,109 (10,561 graphics, 8136 processor)
  • 4K games in DirectX 12, Time Spy Extreme: 5012 (5209 graphics, 4128 processor)
  • DirectX 11, Fire Strike: 22,591 (graphics 25,031, physics 23,231, combined test 11,117);
  • DirectX 11 Fire Strike Extreme: 12,706 (graphics 13,167, physics 23,201, combined test 6557)
  • 4K games in DirectX 11, Fire Strike Ultra: 6931 (graphics 6775, physics 23287, combined test 3687);
  • Gaming General Test, Sky Diver: 46,396 (graphics 73,839, physics 19,606, combined test 26,701)

Testing in games (FHD):

  • Shadow of Tomb Raider: 99 fps (high settings, Hairworks on).
  • Doom Eternal: 141 fps (maximum graphics quality ("absolute nightmare"), Vulkan).
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood: 128 fps (maximum graphics quality).
  • Metro Exodus: 69 / 78 fps (Extreme quality, DLSS, Phys-X on / off)
  • Far Cry New Dawn: 99 fps (Maximum quality)
  • Fortnite: 109 fps (Epic quality)
  • Apex Legends: 119 fps (Very High settings).
  • Battlefield V: 69 fps (DX 12 and DXR on, maximum clarity mode), 100 fps (maximum graphics quality, DXR off)

Competitors, results

The cost of the test configuration starts at 191,990 rubles, the 144 Hz version and the mobile RTX 3060 will cost 119,990 rubles. If you choose between the two models, then you need to weigh what is more important - maximum performance or budget. Looking at competitors, it will be possible to find only approximately similar models. In our market, at the time of writing, the combination of an AMD processor installed in the ROG Strix G17 and graphics of the order of RTX 3070 is found only in the mentioned and more expensive ROG Strix Scar 17 models. The situation is similar with a smaller diagonal, but there are options in the form of HP Omen 15 with a slightly weaker AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor, prices start at 95,000 rubles. An attempt to look for something similar in the 17.3 ”format, but with a comparable Intel Core i9 10980HK processor, gives either a “flight” in the form of a Dell Precision 7750 with an RTX Quadro 3000 graphics for 270,000 rubles, or, for example, a weaker hardware, but in appearance, a pretty decent Dell G7 7700 with an RTX 2070 Super for 186,000 rubles. Interestingly, lowering the requirements to 15.6 ”will not take us out of the price segment over 150,000 rubles.

What can I say about the hero of the review, another, but not a pass-through gaming laptop with excellent performance, balanced ergonomics, a cool and addictive screen and various budget modifications. The solution with the AMD processor is definitely successful, as experience in games and synthetics shows. Not everyone will subjectively like the design, as well as the RGB backlight, even if it can be switched off. It is clear that the 17.3-inch version is unlikely to be moved from place to place often, but in general it is affordable and solvable. The model, in my opinion, is successful and balanced, the update is clearly in favor.