Do you want a laptop that can compete with a gaming desktop’s performance? This is the time when you can now own a laptop that comes with the power of a gaming desktop. Discovering the 2022 ROG Strix Scar G533ZW-AS94 15-inch gaming laptop from ASUS. On this page, we are going to discuss in-depth this 2022 gaming laptop.
Not Very Weighty
Coming in off-black color, ASUS constructed this laptop with a mixture of aluminum and plastic. The metal lid is a nice aluminum and it gives rigid support for the screen. There is also a lighting ASUS logo and ROG stripe on the lid providing a premium touch.
The rest of the body is from plastic which is a plus in my book. It helps the machine to be lighter and keeps it cooler.
In terms of weight, it is not very weighty with its 5.07 pounds or 2.29 kg weight. I think it is even thin for a 15 gaming laptop with so much power inside.
G533ZW-AS94 Prime features
|Product||ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 300Hz IPS FHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti,Intel Core i9 12900H, 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Windows 11 Home, G533ZW-AS94|
|Screen||15.6″ Full-HD IPS screen with 100% sRGB, 300Hz refresh rate and 3ms response rate|
|CPU||New generation 12th Gen i9-12900H (currently the fastest in laptops’ CPU list)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti|
|RAM (2x memory slots)||16GB DDR5-4800 (supports dual-channel)|
|I/O Ports||1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack|
1x HDMI 2.1
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ / power delivery / G-SYNC
1x Thunderbolt™ 4 support DisplayPort™
A 2.5G LAN port
|Other Features||ROG RangeBoost wireless, RJ-45 Network port, Dolby Vision HDR, Bluetooth, a Backlit per-key RGB Keyboard, MUX Switch, and more.|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
Gamechanger CPU & GPU
The ASUS Republic of Gamers or ROG family has been in business for the past 16 years, and they always evolved with each generation. And our guy here is no exception. It comes with the Alder Lake i9-12900H 12th Generation of Intel i9 chip that is released this year (2022). Paired with the top-end NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti rather than the non-Ti 3070, it should be obvious that you are getting a gaming device that has new and top-tier internals. This G533ZW-AS94 laptop may be the best gaming machine available today.
When it comes to performance, the Intel i9-12900H CPU inside this laptop shines. No surprise this chip sits on the top laptop’s CPU list.
As for the dedicated GPU, the RTX 3070 Ti packs more CUDA cores than the non-Ti 3070 (6,144 vs 5,888 CUDA cores), 48 RT Cores, and 192 Tensor cores. With a base clock of 1,575 MHz and a max boost clock up to 1,770 MHz, this laptop is capable to run all of your games and tasks with no limits. If it’s OK for you to get the less-powerful GPU, go with this one with its RTX 2000 series.
Additionally, the factory’s 16GB of RAM (supports dual-channel) and speedy 1TB SSD disk really help to make the system loads everything fast and snappy. Furthermore, 1TB storage in a gaming laptop at this price is really useful rather than the usual 512GB or even 256GB.
This laptop has a lot to offer gamers. What do we know about them?
Anti-Glare IPS Panel
The display of this i9-12900H ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 laptop is a 300Hz 15.6″ IPS Display with a 3ms response time and adaptive sync technology. In case you need a 17-inch device, we recommend this one. It delivers smooth and crisp graphics and pairs well with the GPU, so your game looks amazing on it.
Moreover, the screen has an anti-glare coating so it is very pleasant to stare at and reduce eyestrains when you have a long gaming session.
Two USB C Ports & TB 4!
There is a nice selection of ports that come with your G533ZW-AS94 machine. On the left, you’ll see one Audio jack, and two USB 3.2 Type-A ports. On the back of the laptop, there is the power port, the HDMI v2.1 port, the 2.5G RJ-45 Ethernet port, and two USB Type-C ports. ASUS left the right-hand side free of ports for your gaming mouse.
The 2 fast USB C ports are a big plus feature with this laptop, one supports DisplayPort and power delivery, and the second one is a Thunderbolt 4 port that supports DisplayPort and is USB 4 compatible. This new technology is still rare at the moment.
ASUS includes the MUX Switch feature which allows the RTX 3070 Ti GPU to send the graphics directly to your screen. This way, your machine can perform your games without lagging. This also means, your framerates will be boosted by 9% on average. Many games, including Rainbow Six Siege, even shows 35% boosts.
A Good Battery Life
The 90WHrs 4-cell Li-ion battery can boast 7-10 hours of battery life which is good considering the power it packs inside. It’s certainly better than those 2 hours battery life.
2.0mm Travel Keys
The G533ZW-AS94 also comes with a Per-Key RGB backlit Chiclet Keyboard that has a 2.0 mm keys travel distance and a glass touchpad which you can also use as a Numpad.
Tweak your Settings
Above the keyboard, there are many dedicated buttons you can use. The most helpful button is the Armoury Crate shortcut button. Once it is pressed, it will launch the Armoury Crate program. Here, you can choose the settings for your performance and other settings. For performance, you can choose Silent, Performance, or Turbo.
“Performance” gives you a reasonable all-around performance with less fan noise, but it won’t perform as quickly as the “Turbo” preset does. Turbo mode is the best setting for performance and cooling, but the fan will be very loud, so you will need to wear your headphone. In short, you can easily tweak the settings with a single click of a button in this G533ZW-AS94 unit.
Effective Cooling Solution
A gaming laptop that comes with powerful components needs an effective cooling system. Thanks to the ROG Intelligent Cooling™ system which uses liquid metal thermal compound for the processor and 4 fan outlets with its 84-blade Arc Flow Fans™ in this G533ZW-AS94 model. This said, your new laptop is equipped with robust cooling management to properly dissipate heat. Furthermore, with this system, the processor and the GPU can keep your framerates steady and stable when you game for extended times.
ASUS also upgraded this 2022 ROG Strix Scar to have the Thermal Grizzly’s Conductonaut Extreme Liquid Metal. In comparison to conventional thermal paste, Conductonaut Extreme, an ultra-high performance thermal interface material, may keep these components up to 15°C cooler and helps to lessen the fan noise, for example, even in the “Performance” setting, you won’t experience more than 40dB fan noise.
Honestly, there isn’t a perfect gaming laptop, but this one here has it all. The fastest CPU to date and the powerful RTX 3070 Ti make this laptop a strong gaming performer and have good battery life.
The combo of the processor and the GPU alone is well worth the price, especially in this situation where the chip supply chains are disrupted.
As a result, if you want to take a gaming desktop power on the go, then this 2022 ROG Strix Scar G533ZW-AS94 with i9 12900H comes strongly recommended!
4 thoughts on “G533ZW-AS94 isn’t [Super] Beast”
Do you know where I can get this laptop in the EU? Only older models can be found..
Can you tell me when and where I can purchase it?
I’m looking for a loan so I can buy it 😀
Thank you for the review 🙂
Can you recommend an additional 16GB of ram to add to the one I already have? Is there a limit to the amount of storage that can be stored on the SSD?
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