the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 (2023) is not here to joke around

At Asus, the ROG laptop range is the one that features the best technologies of the moment. With its GeForce RTX 4080, the 2023 version of the ROG Strix SCAR 16 is the best example.

With its ROG Strix SCAR 16 (2023 version), Asus quite simply offers one of the most efficient gaming laptops of the moment. It features the best components of the moment: GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, latest generation Intel Core i9 processor, a 16-inch IPS 240 Hz screen. A device ready to run any video game of the moment in the best possible conditions. conditions… or to run particularly demanding creative applications.

GeForce RTX 4080: the guarantee of performance and versatility

The main argument of this Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 is undoubtedly its graphics card. Under the hood is a GeForce RTX 4080 associated with 12 GB of GDDR6 RAM. It is the second most powerful graphics card in Nvidia’s catalog (behind the RTX 4090). A component capable of running any current game in 4K at over 60 FPS.

This feat is not only possible thanks to the latest generation chip integrated into the graphics card, but also thanks to Nvidia’s software technologies. The GeForce RTX 4080 supports DLSS 3.5, a rendering acceleration technique using artificial intelligence, which allows the number of frames per second to be multiplied by two or three depending on the games.

This graphics card is not only powerful for running video games. In one click, in the GeForce Experience interface, it is possible to modify its driver. Nvidia now offers two drivers for all of its RTX graphics cards: the Game Ready driver, to improve performance in video games, and the Nvidia Studio driver, to improve performance in creative applications.

Nvidia’s promise on this table is enticing: on applications demanding in terms of GPU resources (Blender, Maya, Obs or Premiere Pro, to name just a few), the GeForce RTX 4080 is capable of reducing the time rendering time of several tens of minutes compared to a latest generation Mac.

The ROG Strix SCAR 16 (2023) is therefore aimed at two types of audience: gamers who want an uncompromising laptop and professionals who want a laptop PC capable of saving them time on creative applications.

The best components of the moment

To support the GeForce RTX 4080, Asus has simply shielded the rest of the technical sheet of this laptop PC. It therefore has an Intel Core i9-13980HX processor – 13th and latest generation. It is one of Intel’s most powerful mobile processors: a true competition processor with 24 cores and 32 threads. The ideal companion to a high-end graphics card.

Add to that 32 GB of DDR5 RAM (expandable up to 64 GB) and a 1 TB SSD (M.2 NVme in PCI 4.0) and above all an excellent screen. It is a 16-inch panel (IPS), QHD+ definition in 16:10 (2560 × 1600) with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. Creative people will appreciate its Pantone certification and support for Dolby Vision HDR.

A connection that is impossible to fault

As a gaming PC, this laptop is naturally closer to a transportable device than to an ultrabook. Despite everything, Asus has made efforts to make the product compact: it weighs only 2.5 kg (without the charger) and has dimensions of 35.4 × 26.4 × 3.04 cm. A necessary compromise for ventilation to be effective.

The Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 2023, despite its 2.5 kg, is quite thin. Above all, it benefits from well-stocked connectivity

Asus has exploited this space to integrate as many connections as possible. We therefore find on the edges of this PC:

  • 2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 port;
  • 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C) port;
  • 1 × HDMI 2.1 port;
  • 2 × DisplayPort;
  • 1 × Headphone and microphone jack;
  • 1 × Thunderbolt port;
  • 1 × Ethernet port (RJ45).

And of course the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 is compatible with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

The additional pleasant surprise comes from the PC’s battery, which benefits from fast charging technology. Asus assures that it is possible to recharge the battery from 0 to 80% in less than an hour. A fairly rare feature on current laptops, even the most high-end ones.

Where to find the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 (2023) at the best price?

The Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 is available today on the Carrefour website at a price of 3,299.99 euros. This is the cheapest merchant at the moment on this laptop PC which can be found elsewhere at around 3,599 euros. A very appreciable saving of 300 euros. Delivery costs are naturally free.

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