The all-new Asus Rog Strix SCAR 15 Gaming Laptop features the most powerful Intel and RTX Graphics card combo for Gaming and Content Creation in 2022.
Are you seeking a laptop that can manage and handle your heavy multitasking along with your high-end Gaming performance? Well, Asus did it again with their all-new ROG Strix Scar Series of Laptops in 2022.
Asus has specced this laptop with the latest Gen Intel Core i9 12th Gen H Series Processor and an Nvidia RTX 3000 series Graphics Card. Moreover, this laptop can withstand all the heavy tasks that you run on it without a hitch.
The previous Generation of the Asus Strix Scar laptops of the same series had the AMD 5000 series chip, which delivered a great performance both in gaming and content creation. Now Asus has updated all-new power settings of this SCAR 15’s inside components with the latest tech of 2022.
Now without any further delay, let’s check out the all-new ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 – Specifications
Here are the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 Laptop Specs
|Display||15.6 inch, 16:9 aspect ratio, BOE0A55 panel|
QHD 2560 X 1400, IPS, 240 Hz with 100% DCI-P3
|Processor||Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake, up to Core i9-12900H|
|Video||Intel UHD + Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti Laptop 16GB with MUX and Adaptive Sync, No Gsync on internal display|
|Memory||32 GB DDR5 Ram, 4800 frequency, up to 64GB expandable|
|Storage||2 TB SSD (Samsung PM9A1) 2xM.2 PCI 4.0×4 slots|
|Connectivity||Wifi 6E (Mediatek MT7922) 2×2 with Bluetooth 5.2, Gigabit LAN|
|Ports||2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 1xUSB-C with Thunderbolt 4, 1xUSB-C Gen2 with video and data, HDMI 2.1, LAN, Headphone, and Mic jack|
|Battery||90Wh, 280W power adapter, USB-C charging up to 100W|
|Dimension||395mm(W) x 282mm(L) x 27.5mm(H)|
|Weight||2.29KG (5.05lbs), 0.99KG(2.2lbs) power brick and cable, EU version|
|Extras||Rubber-dome in each key, RGB backlit with Numpad, Quad speakers, No webcam|
ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 – Pricing and availibility
The top variant of ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533ZX is priced at approximately $3300 and EUR 3499. The same model which comes with RTX 3070Ti is listed at a max of EUR 2800. Meanwhile, the bottom model G533ZM is priced at $1800. But the costs might vary from one country to another.
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 – Design and Build Quality
Asus did some significant design changes on their all-new Asus Strix SCAR 15. The updated design made it more lighter and compact. Asus implanted some strong materials which make this laptop a well-built gadget with proper ports, sturdy hinges, and beautiful Asus Aura Sync RGB.
The laptop is built with a strong plastic that is incredibly smudgy, so you have to keep your eye on it so that it doesn’t get too much dirty. Along with the strong chassis, the cooling material and speakers, and the other things together make its weight to be approximately 5.1 lbs.
ASUS ROG SCAR 15 Review – Display
ASUS Scar 15 features a 16:9 aspect ratio display and comes in two different variants. Here are two types of screen options. Both of them are extremely good for gaming.
- FHD, 300Hz, 3ms response time, 300+ nits brightness, 100% sRGB colors
- QHD, 240Hz, 3ms response time, 300+ nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 colors
With 300+ nits of brightness, both of the panels are not so bright for extremely bright lighting conditions but good enough for gaming in a normal living room lighting scenario. Also featuring a wide color gamut with a superior level of color accuracy is present here. Adaptive-Sync is present to prevent screen tearing.
We did some tests of the panel with the X-Rite i1 Display Pro sensor and here are the results –
|Panel Hardware ID||BOE BOE0A1D|
|Color coverage with contrast||99.8% sRGB, 98.5% DCI-P3, 86.3% AdobeRGB|
|Max Brightness in the middle of the screen||750.46 cd/m2|
|Min Brightness in the middle of the screen||23.80 cd/m2|
|Contrast ratio when brightness is highest||1041:01:00|
|Black on brightness||0.46 cd/m2|
Two good things that we noticed from this testing. The 15-inch SCAR 2022 from Asus is a quite little brighter than the SCAR 17. And we don’t see any backlit bleed around the edges of the screen. Also, these panels don’t use PWM when brightness is low.
ROG SCAR 15- Keyboard and touchpad
With the previous Gen, Asus did some experimental things with the keyboard by squeeing optomechanical switches but it didn’t perform well. So, this time, Asus rolled back into their standard quality of the rubber-dome switches on the keyboard.
SCAR 15 keyboard comes with full-size keys along with extra media function keys and separated smaller arrows keys. It does not come with a dedicated Numpad. The Asus Aura Sync RGB looks good aesthetically.
Asus constructed a large clickpad just like the did in the past. The area is very smooth to operate and accurate. The clicks are a little bit clunky, but the surface area doesn’t rattle like Scar 17.
ROG Strix SCAR 2022 – Ports and connectivity
On the back of the laptop, you will find one Thunderbolt 4 Port, one USB Type C Port, one HDMI port, and an RJ45 Jack. The charging port is also present at the back of the laptop.
On the right side of the laptop, there aren’t USB ports. On the left side of the laptop, you will find two USB Type-A Ports and one Headphone/Microphone, Combo Jack.
For the wireless side of things, the Scar 15 Laptop features Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E for stable internet connectivity and Bluetooth 5.2 for seamless audio playback and file transfers.
Asus 15-inch Gaming Laptop- Audio, Battery and Webcam
Asus impressed us with its audio quality. This laptop is really good as it is manufactured with 4 good 2W Stereo speakers. With its enriching sound of around 80+ dB, you wouldn’t hear any type of noise distortions. Also, it has squeezed speakers well inside the chassis so the armrest area vibrates barely.
Both the 15 and 17 inches SCAR Gaming Laptops come with 90Wh battery options. The system automatically switches the 60Hz screen’s refresh frequency rate during startup. If you want maximum efficiency then use the hybrid model.
We did some battery testing. Screen brightness was set at around 120nits and here are the results.
A. Max usage of 6 hrs while doing text editing on G drive, Silent Mode, WiFi On
B. Max usage of 6-7 hrs while watching Youtube on 1080p, Silent Mode, Wifi On
C. Max usage of 6-7 hrs while watching Netflix on 1080p, Silent Mode, Wifi On
D. Max usage of 4-5 hrs while browsing the Internet, Performance Mode, Wifi On
E. Max usage of nearly 1hr while playing Ultra Graphics games, Performance mode, Wifi On
For the Webcam, we are sorry, but ASUS ROG Laptops don’t come with Webcams anymore. But if you are looking to buy one, check out our list of the best Webcams that you can buy now!
ASUS ROG Scar Gaming Laptop – Performance and Benchmark
We did some tests and ran some of the heavy software loads including some of the newer high Graphics games. We turned on the Turbo profile in the armory crate and the MUX is set on the Hybrid mode.
For the heavy load task handling experiments, we ran the 3DMark 13, PCMark 10, CineBench, x265 HD types of benchmarking software. And for Gaming, we ran Battlefield V, Doom eternal, Far Cry 6, Witcher 3 types of AAA titles.
So without further delay let’s quickly check out the performance of the all-new Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 Laptop.
Asus ROG SCAR 15 Performance
|3DMark 13 – Fire Strike||26499 points|
|3DMark 13 – Time Spy||11711 points|
|Uniengine Superposition||7370 points|
|PCMark 10||7897 points|
|x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit||23.70s|
Asus ROG SCAR 15 Gaming Benchmark; All games were tested with Ultra settings
|Battlefield V||130 FPS|
|Cyberpunk 2077||50 FPS|
|Doom Eternal||203 FPS|
|Far Cry 6||90 FPS|
|Metro Exodus||75 FPS|
|Red Deam Redemption 2||91 FPS|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||111 FPS|
|The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt||125 FPS|
|Dying Light 2||103 FPS|
Asus Rog SCAR 15 2022- Cooling
Asus hasn’t upgraded anything related to its thermal architecture and the thermal module design for its cooling solution. Other than a few noticeable changes, a superior liquid metal compound is used as a Thermal Grease for more effective cooling. Other than that there is nothing very special about this cooling system.
ROG Strix SCAR 15 – Free Softwares
This SCAR 15 laptop comes with a pre-installed Windows 11. Apart from that, you will get some of the ASUS ROG software and Nvidia Gsync software for your own customization. It also comes with a free copy of the Microsoft Office 360 package.
ASUS ROG SCAR 15- FAQ
How much Warranty does ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 have ?
The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 gives you a 3-year Standard warranty.
Can I upgrade the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15’s RAM and SSD?
Yes, you can upgrade both the RAM and SSD as well. Since this is a 15-inch laptop, you will get two ram slots that would support RAM up to 64GB in dual-channel mode. Right now it’s running on a 16x2GB configuration, but if you want you can upgrade it with a 32x2GB configuration by swapping the older ones out.
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 – Verdict
- Very nice design with a solid build quality for gaming.
- Stylish RGB elements.
- Available with both 300Hz and 240Hz refresh rate screen Displays.
- Good for both Content Creation and Gaming.
- Good Audio quality with clarity speakers
- No card reader, camera, fingerprint scanner
- GPU temperature gets high while on gaming mode or heavy multitasking mode
- Shorter Battery life while compared to the previous generation AMD Ryzen series
So that was all about the all-new Asus ROG Strix Scar 15! Feel free to comment down your thoughts on what you feel about the all-new Gaming laptops in 2022!
That’s all folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.