Asus ROG Strix G17 review (G713PI model – Ryzen 9 7945HX, RTX 4070)


  1. NikoB

    April 11, 2023 at 12:17 am

    Having on board a 7945HX with free 28 pci-e 5.0 links (a monstrous 56 pci-e 4.0 links), it's just a shame for a laptop of this level not to have at least 2 USB40, and preferably 2 more usb-a 3.2 gen 2×2 on the right.

    With so many links of their own, Asus, why isn't there 10Gbps RJ45?! A top-end laptop should have a top-end network, at least 5Gbps+.

    By the way, owners of all 4k@144Hz monitors – do you know that all your monitors work only in DSC mode (lossy compression is similar to mp3 in sound), but not in lossless data transfer mode at 144Hz with HDR, 4:4:4? All of these monitors have HDMI 2.1 slyly clipped to 24Gbps. Thus, without the presence of TB4 (I'm not sure about USB40, because nowhere is it written that it supports 2xDP and video data tunneling in TB4 mode up to 40Gbps), none of you, the owners, will be able to get lossless 4k@144Hz with HDR 4 :4:4…in the "top" Asus laptop…

    A screen with low contrast (in such a model it should be at least 1500:1) and brightness (that's why even a crutch – HDR400 – is not declared).

    Obvious laptop flaws – no 4k@120-144Hz IPS with 1500: 1+ (such panels have been on the market for a long time), webcam from the early 2000s – shameful 720p with fixed focus instead of adequate 1440p@60fps with autofocus for 2023.

    An irrational empty space inside – either it was necessary to put a large battery or, similarly to the N550 series, place 4 additional speakers in front for powerful sound.

    If it weren’t for the poor quality screen and webcam, as well as the ridiculous savings on ports on the right (when there are so many extra pci-e 5.0 links in the processor), I would consider this model to buy, but Asus, again by, like Lenovo screwed up with Legion in 2023…

  2. Lakshay Kakkar

    April 15, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    Why is the vapor chamber scar 17 model which also has LM extreme and big fans running hotter than this strix G17 which has standard heatpipes, smaller fans? The vapor chamber is being wasted on the bigger machine perhaps due to poor factory thermal paste/less mounting pressure on the vapor chamber. Asus must improve their quality control – their laptops also emit a lot of coil whine this year which is a big no for creatives. I don't know who is looking after quality control at Asus, if at all.

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 15, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      Hotter in what kind of loads? Don't forget the Scar 17 is a much higher power 4090 at 175W, while this one is a 4070 that hardly goes over 110W. The GPU power/temps impact the CPU results as well.

      • Lakshay Kakkar

        April 15, 2023 at 3:04 pm

        I was taking about Cinebench loads, saw higher sustained power and cooler temperatures on the G17 compared to Scar 17

  3. Altandmain

    July 26, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Hi Andrei, just so everyone is aware, AMD is rumoured to be updating their CPU lineup with the 7945HX3D soon.

    If you've seen the AMD 7950X3D, this should be a comparable upgrade. Any thoughts?

  4. Marc

    November 24, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    You noted the incorrect LAN speed. This laptop model doesn't support 2.5G. You have to upgrade to the more premium 4080 variant to get 2.5G. At least that's according to Asus's documentation.

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 24, 2023 at 5:27 pm

      You're right, thanks for the heads-up. Updated!

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