Asus ROG Strix G15 review (G513RW – AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX)


  1. Shashwat Payasi

    March 17, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    The igpu I believe is rx680m not intel igpu

  2. Cezary

    March 18, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the review Andrei, this is a similar config that a G15 would have but with lower GPU TGB, which pretty much means, I have to look for a laptop with qhd P3 screen, at least 150W 3070ti and ideally a design that doesnt look like a discoball, ugh and hardly any meet all these criteria…though I think I'm switching from the G15 to a Raider team….

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 18, 2022 at 6:35 pm

      Raider could be an option, or the new Legion 5 Pro. I'm not sure any are available with high-gamut QHD screens, though

      • Cezary

        March 18, 2022 at 9:30 pm

        Legions have poor screens unfortunately 100srgb only, after using a macbook DCI P3 is mandatory for me, but I am now kinda leaning towards buying a console and a slightly cheaper, more portable, better battery laptop, as I'm afraid connecting any of the high spec laptops to a 4k tv and playing on it will either make the temps go crazy high or fan noise be unbearable with home cinema instead headphones… :/

        Do you have any experience with that? would 50-55db be unbearable in a similar scenario?

      • Andrei Girbea

        March 21, 2022 at 10:51 am

        as far as I'm concerned, anything over 45 dB is too noisy for me to use without headphones. If you're using a controller and placing the laptop further away somwhere, perhaps up to 48 dB would be OK, but you'll still hear the fans when the game goes quieter.

        I am very sensitive to fan noise so perhaps your limits won't be as low as mine.

  3. Solun

    March 22, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Good review, I'm glad you pointed out the limiting 110° screen. Other than that I think it's a great laptop but when Lenovo Legion with the same config comes out it might be the better option because they usually have better thermals and screen that retracts all the way down. Btw my mom just bought this in 17 inch version (Ryzen 6800H, RTX 3060, 512 GB SSD for €1600 including a 21% tax in the Czech Republic). She's not a gamer but she couldn't find any powerful laptop without a graphics card so i recommended hwr this one as it was thw ONLY single option with a new gen processor. All the new Intel based laptops available in the country start at €2600 so this was a nobrainer.

  4. Cezary

    April 14, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Andrei, out of all the 2022 laptops you tested, would you say there's one that stands out in terms of fan noise? I got the GE76 i7/3070ti, it is a performance monster, but at the same time throughout the years of using a quiet desktop and a macbook I think I kinda grown noise sensitive too, and it doesnt bother me while gaming, but while I'm working and launching chrome, with multiple tabs + youtube (youtube makes intel cpu's go crazy) then the fans definitely start to spin and are noticable and when they start to spin up from like 0 to around 40% there's that weird noise (bear in mind the usual fan noise and clock ticking, at around 10th second you can hear it starting to spin up)

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 14, 2022 at 3:53 pm

      I was expecting it, tbh. I also totally understand it and that's one of the main reasons I'm still using a desktop PC as my main computer.

      I don't have a lot of fresh experience with all the major brands, but so far Asus is doing a good job implementing an idle-fans profile with light use – that's as long as the components don't go over 60C, so multitasking would still cause the fans to spin and you'll hear them in a quiet room. They keep idle with video streaming and light browsing. I'd give them a try and see how they work for you.

      Lenovos, MSIs, Acers and Gigabyte's aren't as good at keeping the fans idle. The Legions are pretty close, though, but then they're also much noisier at full blast. Not sure about Dell/HP units.

  5. Cezary

    April 14, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    I see, well I've only had it for like a week, and I can get it to idle at 40-50deg mark too, but same thing happens with multitasking as you mentioned with Asus so I guess my only option here would be to ditch Win based laptop and go for a macbook which I don't wanna do :) so far I think I've settled on some light fan noise from the laptop, and I guess ill get used to it, its funny because my old PC makes a louder noise, yet it doesn't bother me as much as the laptop, as somehow I have this expectation of it being 100% quiet…

    However I am not sure if my fans have this buzzying noise or it's just my imagination

  6. Keng-Yuan

    April 16, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    This Strix G 3070ti variant is not available everywhere I looked… love the style. The styling of the Scar variant is horrible in my opinion X\

  7. Charley023

    April 19, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Really nice review. I always find your reviews most objective, detailed, and complete. I have a question for the liquid metal longevity. How long do you think it will last before we have to repaste it? For regular thermal paste on laptops, I repaste it every year or every other year. Do you think it's necessary for liquid metal? I would assume repasting liquid metal is much harder and more risky. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 19, 2022 at 8:57 am

      That's a very good question. In theory, LM should last for many years and would not require reapplication. In practice, based on what we know from desktop PCs, it would still degrade over time, but much slower than regular paste. I'd probably see how things go over the years, and eventually reapply only if needed. Yes, LM is trickier but is doable for savvy users. If you've repasted laptops before, I'd reckon you're pretty savvy already.

      • Charley023

        April 21, 2022 at 5:00 am

        Thank you so much for your detailed explanation. I just bought the Rog Strix Scar 17 after reading your review. I will also let you know my experience with the LM in your future articles' comment sections. Look forward to more excellent reviews by you. Thanks!

  8. Teo

    June 22, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Did you meet problems with Armoury Crate? I have the 2021 Strix G533QM version and when I install Armoury Crate, even in Turbo mode I have freeze and lags in games (not running benchmarks but actually playing). Without Armorury crate (p.s. this means reinstall windows and not only uninstalling, everything is fine, you can feel the performance of the hardware).

    • Andrei Girbea

      June 22, 2022 at 4:09 pm

      No, I've never experienced that. I'm always using Armoury Crate on Asus laptops.

  9. Alexander

    July 30, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Hello Andrei. I bought this laptop model after your review a few days ago. The laptop without an open application, is it normal to stay at 55-60 degrees? Silent profile. I expected it to be cold at 35-40 degrees if it is turned on without open applications. I set some buttons in AURA Sync for the CPU temperature and I didn't see them blue at all (0-45 degrees).

    Also, on Silent mode I noticed that it uses Power Mode from Windows 11 set by me (System > Power & battery).

    What power mode do you generally set in Windows 11? Best power efficiency, Balanced or Best performance?

    The people from Microsoft made a big mistake by removing this setting from the brightness slider, which was handy for laptops.

    Thanks, Alexander.

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

      Compare your results to the logs in the article. Internal temps are dependent on ambient temp as well, we measure ours at 24C.

      ALso, Silent mode is designed to keep the fans off when possible (as long as the components run under 60 C), and that leads to higher temperatures. If that's not OK for you, use Balanced mode instead.

  10. Lars Freiber Thorshøj

    August 18, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Hi Andrei,

    nice review!

    I have purchased one myself (G513RW-HQ173W – believe it's a Scandinavian released versionn) and love it.
    Very nice piece of equipment.

    I'm looking to upgrade the memory (for creative work) but I'm causious whether to go with 32Gb or 64Gb,
    seeing that Asus states max memory support as 32Gb and various testers 64Gb incl. you.

    Can you verify (have you tested) that it works with 64Gb og memory?

    Best regards

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 18, 2022 at 11:44 am

      I haven't verified it, but it should work . Perhaps other readers can pitch in.

      • Lars FT

        August 18, 2022 at 2:10 pm

        Thx Andrei!

        I agree that it should work seeing that both OS and CPU sppports that amount of memory (and the some).

        I'm not sure whether the motherboard/chipset can have some memory limitations, but I doubt it.


      • Mike

        August 18, 2022 at 8:44 pm

        Hello, i have exactly the same laptop and i want to add another 2tb ssd. Asus customer support told me that the maximum capacity is 1tb/slot (2tb from both in total). I think that they don't know what they are talking about, but i want to know you opinion. Thank you for your great advices and reviews!

      • Andrei Girbea

        August 19, 2022 at 10:08 am

        2 TB should work. I haven't tried it on this laptop, but I have seen 2 TB drives on the Scars. Make sure to get the drive from a place that allows returns, just to be safe in case this is somehow software limited.

  11. Alexandru

    October 17, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Can I put 64 Gb of DDR5 – 4600Mhz ram memory? On the ASUS website the laptop 2022 ROG Strix G15 (G513RW) write maximum 32GB. Here it is written in the description table that you can go up to 64Gb DDR5 RAM.

    What is the actual reality?

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 18, 2022 at 9:20 am

      64 Gb should work. Not sure about DDR5-4600, though.

      • Alexandru

        October 20, 2022 at 1:17 am

        From my understanding 1 slot max 32Gb? 2 slots in total maximum 64Gb?

        The specifications on the manufacturer's website mislead me.

        8GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM x 2
        Max Capacity: 32GB
        Dual channel memory support

  12. Lukas

    November 24, 2022 at 5:12 pm


    Thank you for the review. Quick question, would you choose this over Legion 5 PRO (2022)? Same specs, same price?

    Thank you for your work

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 24, 2022 at 5:26 pm

      probably not. However, I'd get this if I'd need the 100% DCI-P3 color panel offered here, which is not matched by any of the panel options on the Legion

      • Lukas

        November 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm

        Thank you!

      • Cezary

        November 25, 2022 at 11:40 am

        Hi Andrei,
        I keep getting notified in email for this and like 1-2 more topics I saved some time ago, when I try to unsubscribe from it, the site gives me a 404 error. Any chance you could manually delete all of the subscriptions saved to my email address please?

        Thank you!

      • Andrei Girbea

        November 25, 2022 at 12:17 pm

        Done. Sry for this and thank you for bringing it to my attention. I'll look into why the Unsubscribe option isn't working.

  13. originalNickName

    November 30, 2022 at 6:10 am

    Hi, Thanks for the review!
    Do you think it is worth to upgrade from 2021 G15 AE?
    How much performance difference when 2021 AE has connected to external screen and has good ram?
    Also how much temperature difference between 2021 and 2022 models?

    Thanks again!

  14. Alexandru

    December 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Is this charger good for this laptop model? The G513RW model is not specified. I'm interested in a lighter charger for travel, and the 280w one to use at home in games, obviously.

    The G513RW has a charging plug, I know this from your description above.

  15. Alexandru

    December 19, 2022 at 2:26 am

    The HDMI port is not HDMI 2.1 TMDS? Is it HDMI 2.0?

    • Andrei Girbea

      December 19, 2022 at 9:46 am

      HI. Thanks for noticing it. I think they might have updated that from the review unit I had earlier in the year. I've updated the article.

  16. ArminC

    December 23, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Hello! Since I'm no expert, per your experience, about the screen bleeding, do you think that my batch is on par with other ones, or is worse, very faulty and should be sent back and changed? The main issue is around the left-bottom corner and a bit less on the right.

    My system is G513RC with an 144 Hz panel, maybe Panda NE156FHM-NX1.


    • Andrei Girbea

      December 23, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      That Panda panel is known to be pretty bad by today's standards, and it's not just the bleeding. I'd that bleeding is worse the average, and if it bothers you, I would return the laptop if possible and free of charge in your region.

  17. Alexandru

    January 29, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    In the Windows 11 display details, it says TL156VDXP0101. My ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513RW R9 6900HX FHD 300Hz laptop does not have a Chi Mei CMN1540 panel from what I understand. Is it weaker/bad?

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