2023 AMD ROG laptops: Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733P, ROG Strix G17 G713P

2023 AMD ROG laptops: Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733P, ROG Strix G17 G713P
By Andrei Girbea, last updated on January 10, 2023

In this article, we’re discussing the 2023 AMD-based high-performance ROG – Republic of Gamers laptops, the premium-tier 17-inch ROG Strix Scar 17 G733P, and the mainstream 17-inch ROG Strix G17 G713P.

While this year most of the Asus ROG Strix Scar and ROG Strix G laptops have transitioned towards the more modern 16-inch and 18-inch formats, these AMD models are still based on the 2022 chassis designs with the 17-inch 16:9 displays, with some small refinements and an updated cooling module on the Scar.

That’s unlike most of the other 2023 ROG laptops, which are Intel platforms with Nvidia graphics now. Well, aside from the 16-inch dual-screen AMD ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, though, which is still an AMD + Nvidia configuration, and the Asus TUF Gaming A16 series, which is an AMD Advantage platform.

Even these two 17-inch ROG models are not AMD Advantage designs, but instead, pair AMD Ryzen 7000 processors (the Ryzen 9 7945HX 16C/32T on most configurations) with the latest Nvidia RTX 4000 dGPUs. That includes the RTX 4090 running at up to 175W TGP on the top configurations of the ROG Scar 17 G733P, helped out by a hybrid vapor-chamber cooling module, and mid-tier chips up to an RTX 4070 140W TGP on the ROG Strix G17 G713P, which relies on the traditional cooling module implemented on the 2022 Strix/Scar designs.

We’ll go over these two 2023 ROG AMD + Nvidia 17-inch models down below, comparing them to the Strix/Scar 16/18 2023 models and the previous Strix/Scar generations, and then we’ll follow up with our in-depth reviews in the near future, once these are available in stores.

2023 ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713P, Strix Scar 17 G733P

Here’s a specs sheet of these 2023 ROG Strix Scar 17 and Strix G17 models.

2023 ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713P 2023 ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733P
Display 17.3-inch, 16:9, non-touch, matte,
QHD 2560 x 1440 px IPS, 240 Hz 3ms, 300-nits, 100% DCI-P3
FHD 1920 x 1180 px IPS, 165 Hz, 250-nits, 45% NTSC ??
17.3-inch, 16:9, non-touch, matte,
QHD 2560 x 1440 px IPS, 240 Hz 3ms, 300-nits, 100% DCI-P3
Processor AMD Dragon Range HX Zen4,
up to Ryzen 9 7945HX 16C/32T, up to 5.4 GHz Max Turbo
Video Radeon + up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 8GB (140W with Dyn Boost)
with MUX, Advanced Optimus, GSync
Radeon + up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 16GB (175W with Dyn Boost)
with MUX, Advanced Optimus, GSync
Memory up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 (2x DIMMs) up to 64 GB DDR5-5200 (2x DIMMs)
Storage 2x M.2 gen4 SSD slots, 2280
Connectivity WiFi 6E 2×2 with Bluetooth 5.2, 2.5Gigabit LAN
Ports 2x USB-A 3.2 gen1, 2x USB-C 3.2 full spec, HDMI 2.1, LAN, headphone&mic, power 2x USB-A 3.2 gen1, 2x USB-C with USB4.0, HDMI 2.1, LAN, headphone&mic, power
Battery 90Wh, 280 W power adapter, USB-C charging up to 100W 90Wh, 280 or 330 W power adapter, USB-C charging up to 100W
Size 354 mm or 13.94” (w) x
259 mm or 10.2 (d) x
23.4 – 30.8 mm or .92″ – 1.21” (h)
395 mm or 15.55” (w) x
282 mm or 11.1 (d) x
23.4 – 28.3 mm or .92″ – 1.11” (h)
Weight ~2.8 kg (6.1 lbs) + charger ~3 kg (6.5 lbs) + charger
Extras rubber-dome 4-zone or per-key RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad, quad speakers, HD webcam, regular cooling with liquid metal on the CPU same chassis and particularities, but a vapor-chamber cooling module with liquid metal Extreme on the CPU

Compared to the 2023 Strix Gs and Scar lineups, these variants are based on the older ROG chassis designs seen in the 2022 ROG Scar 17 and 2022 ROG Strix G17. That means you’re getting here the same aesthetics lines and particularities, the same IO, and the same keyboard/touchpad combo.

A few aspects set them apart, and I’ll list the important ones below:

  • the Scar is a more refined design with a mostly black theme and branding accents. It also gets an RGB ROG logo on the lid, and light bars around the front edge and under the display.
  • the Strix is a simpler dark-gray design with a non-lit lid logo and just the light bar on the front edge.
  • the two implement the same inputs, although some versions of the Strix are only available with a 4-zone RGB keyboard, while the higher-tier Strix and all the Scars get the per-key RGB keyboard.

2023 asus rog scar strix interiors

  • the Scar 17 is a little heavier than the Strix in these 2023 models, as a result of the more advanced internal cooling module.
  • the Strix G17 is a little thicker than the Scar.
  • there are two USB 4.0 ports on the Scar, but only USB-C 3.2 ports on the Strix. Most ports are paled on the back edge on both models, unlike on the updated 2023 16/18-inch designs.
  • both laptops are available with the same QHD panel option, but some lower-tier variants of the Strix ship with a poorer-quality FHD panel – I’d stay away from it as much as possible.

2023 asus rog scar strix

2023 asus rog scar strix screens

The other difference between these notebooks hides on the inside, with the fact that there’s a more advanced hybrid cooling module on the Scar 17, that uses a vapor chamber and two extra heatpipes, and allows Asus to run the implemented hardware platforms at higher power than on the previous Scar models (up to 175W on the 2023 Scar, vs. up to 150W on the 2022 Scar 17 and up to 140W on the 2023 Strix G17).

The Strix G17, in comparison, only gets the standard cooling module with an array of heat pipes that we’ve previously tested in the 2022 ROG Scar 17. This allows the Strix to weigh a little less than the Scar, and will help its pricing power as well, especially since the Strix is going to be mostly available in mid-tier configurations with the Ryzen 9 7945HX processor and up to an RTX 4070 dGPU, while the Scar 17 can go up to the same Zen4 AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, but with 64 GB of RAM and an RTX 4090 16GB dGPU.

Update: Here are the configurations available for the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) series:

  • Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PY – AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX + RTX 4090 175W + QHD display;
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PZ – AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX + RTX 4080 175W + QHD display.

And here are the variants available for the Asus ROG Strix G17 (2023) mainstream model:

  • Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI – AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX + RTX 4070 140W + QHD display;
  • Asus ROG Strix G17 G713VI – AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX + RTX 4060 140W + QHD display;
  • Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PU – AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX + RTX 4050 140W + QHD display.

In fact, I do expect the Strix G17 to be the most accessible 2023 ROG laptop, and I’m especially looking forward to the balanced Ryzen 9 + RTX 4060 variant. However, I’m also curious about the Scar, in a Ryzen 9 + RTX 4080/4090 variant, and I’m eager to review it and find out how it compares against the updated 2023 ROG Scar 18 with the Intel i9 and the same RTX 4080/4090 graphics.

I expect these AMD-based ROG laptops in stores somewhere in the first half of the year, so stay close for our reviews. In the meantime, I’m curious about your thoughts on these models and how you feel about Asus’s decision to only offer AMD processors on these 17-inch chassis, while all the modern 16/18-inch designs are Intel-based now.

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Andrei Girbea, author at Ultrabookreview.com
Article by: Andrei Girbea
Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief. I've a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering and I've been covering mobile technology since the 2000s. You'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site, as well as some occasional first-impression articles.

2 Comments

  1. AlexS

    January 4, 2023 at 1:02 am

    4070 mobile with 12GB VRAM?

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