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ASUS ROG Strix G15 G512 review (2020 G512LV model – Core i7, RTX 2060)

6 Comments

  1. william blake

    August 27, 2020 at 8:27 am

    "With Prime, the i7 CPU kicks in hard at almost 120W for about 20-30 seconds, and then drops and stabilizes at 87W."

    why do we call it "mobile" again? or "45w"? this market is full of empty deceptive numbers. even 200w pl2 is possible in some laptops.
    ..
    chin bezel still pisses me off every time. this joke "we got thin bezels, but only three of four" never gets old.
    i disagree with you about desingn particularities. for me, this asymmetric slit is just bad. its like having a crack in you glasses. peripheral vision will be distracted by interference, and if there is still something moving behind the screen and you can see it through the slit.. if we add that this interference is asymmetric, we get that you will hate this laptop very soon.

  2. LHPSU

    August 28, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I really don't get why Asus refuses to put card readers or cameras in their gaming laptops, even the premium ones. How hard can it be?

  3. Florin

    August 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Is it just me or is Asus getting worse with this coil whine on almost all rog laptops ?
    Was the coil whine present also on G17 ?
    Also what about the temperatures of i7 10750h compare to i7 10875h when UV.
    I'm thinking of buying the G17 ( i7 10750h+rtx 2060 ) but I can't stand coil whine, and I'm afraid of the thermals in the long run…

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Coil whine is random these days, and most of our review units are pre-release engineering samples, so more leaned to various issues. Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is buy the laptop from a place that allows returns, test it properly for all potential issues, and return if not up to standards within the 14 days window.

      The G17 article will be available in about two weeks. Temperatures are only slightly lower for the 10750, as the i7 10750H also runs at high power in our G17 unit.

      • Lakshay Kakkar

        August 30, 2020 at 8:25 pm

        I do feel strange that raising both the Strix G15 and Scar 15 has totally different response when it comes to GPU temperatures. Here's my doubt.

        1. The previous gen Scar 3 also had a 2070 115W GPU, which never crossed 80 degrees on the GPU, even with the same bottom intake vents as on the Scar 15. Then why now? Is it a defective batch, or did Asus manage to cripple the design? Someone did try tightening screws on the heatsink and thermals improved. Can you try doing this? Also request you to please raise this issue to Asus, we really want to hear what they have to say regarding this.

        2. Although raising the Scar 15 does have a positive impact on thermals, can we say for sure, that every Scar 15 sold will witness improved thermals by elevating the back? Because the fact that Strix G15 had little impact makes me worried, as I can't spot any cooling differences between them (although not sure).

  4. Priyanshu

    September 2, 2020 at 2:05 am

    But doesn't GPU temps on load at 85C just run into risk of reaching it's throttling limit which I believe is set at 86C-88C FOR RTX 2060 mobile. If it is in margin of that throttle limit, I believe as the liquid metal degrades over time GPU is gonna start throttling as crazy . At that point one could say bye to those high GPU boost clocks and then it will work the same as the lower wattage gpu found in competition today, just much hotter in comparison.

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