Our Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W review
Powerful, the creative gaming laptop Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W The 15-inch IPS Full HD sRGB screen with more faithful colors than average improves fluidity in games due to its high frequency of 300Hz is able to support recent games thanks to the high-end that its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX graphics card 3070 Ti ray tracing. This GPU also accelerates multimedia processing, as well as the high-performance 16 GB of RAM and AMD Rembrandt Ryzen 9 Octo Core processor, as well as fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB that improves responsiveness . This versatile laptop designed to play and create that runs on Windows 11 is also equipped with an RGB backlit keyboard (but no numeric keypad) and Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C connectivity.
Best known price: 1999€
Features of Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W
|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|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB dedicated to GDDR6 (1460MHz boost, 150W TDP), processor-integrated Radeon 680M and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|connectors||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, 4 RGB Aura Sync zones|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 354 x 259 x 22.6-27.2|
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W against the competition
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W is currently appearing in the promotion in Asus France and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the most powerful in terms of processor and one of the only ones to offer such a high definition screen and to be provided with Windows.
If this Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find in our gaming laptop guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, this has the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W
With its dark design with angular lines and green color, it adopts an original gamer look.
It is cooled by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 curved blades), liquid metal thermal paste, heat pipes and 4 air vents.
This creative gaming laptop benefits from excellent connectivity, positioned mainly on the back, consisting of 2 USB-C (no Thunderbolt, too bad!), Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports but there are 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 plugged into it.
The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit, which is practical for better recognition of its keys in the dark.
But we note the absence of a very practical numeric keypad for entering numbers, whereas this functionality is standard from 15 inches. Asus could have offered its NumberPad (NumPad) technology to turn the touchpad into a touchpad when needed, but it wasn’t made for this model.
In any case, gamers will be happy with the low latency of the screen associated with the 300Hz frequency, which is higher than the standard 60Hz, because this method clearly improves fluidity in games. In addition, the colors displayed are more faithful than usual and the viewing angles both vertical and horizontal are important thanks to the sRGB and IPS specifications. While it uses Full HD definition combined with a 16: 9 format, the screen is also suitable for High Definition content such as videos. Its anti-reflective treatment ensures better visibility in a bright environment (eg outside) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HF117W may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation with the latest components.
It is capable of running recent games that consume graphics resources as it is embedded with a dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.
The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti also speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing is in practice activated/deactivated in real time automatically by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus favors the Radeon 680M as much as possible, a graphics module integrated with Ryzen 9, however more modestly because it consumes less energy that promotes autonomy.
Expect about 5 hours of battery life with light use in this area.
Best known price: 1999€
Consisting of 16 GB of RAM and one of the most powerful mobile processors today, the APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) AMD Octo Core Ryzen 9 6900HX Rembrandt, the heart of this creative gaming laptop PC supports GeForce RTX. 3070 Ti in games.
In addition to gamers, this core will also appeal to creators as it significantly guarantees faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core, the difference is particularly noticeable under work that requires RAM and CPU resources using multicores, such as in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
The storage depends on the task, entrusted to a silent SSD while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and faster.
In concrete terms, thanks to SSD, we get online game cards faster and we get faster game/software launch, processing and start/stop.
This is in addition to an SSD with a good capacity of 1 TB on board, enough to install and store many games, software and files including personally created ones.
Finally, when this versatile multimedia creator gamer laptop is pushed hard (eg games, treatment), expect it to hear and heat up.
If necessary to contain temperatures, a ventilated support can be used in addition (remember to check the measurements carefully!).