Powerful in terms of gaming and creation, the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QR-HX079T is based on an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor coupled with a large amount of 32 GB RAM which accelerates processing like the card NVIDIA Ampere high-end GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics capable of running recent games. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with a frequency of 300Hz improves fluidity in games, this designer-oriented gaming laptop benefits from fast 1TB SSD storage which boosts its responsiveness. This computer designed to play and create also benefits from an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C but without Thunderbolt.
Specifications Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QR-HX079T
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 45% NTSC 250cd / m² 1: 1000 (1920×1080, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per Aura Sync key|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Atmos speakers (2x4W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 395 x 282 x 23.4-27.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QR-HX079T
It sports a design that is both original and elegant for a gaming laptop PC, the codes of which it uses with its Eclipse Gray aluminum frame with advanced screen.
No webcam is integrated and if you need it, you can opt for an external webcam .
The cooling of this gaming laptop PC is entrusted to 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), heat pipes and air vents.
The connection is good, mostly positioned at the rear. There are 1 USB-C, wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output for easily connecting this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers carried out up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to them.
However, some may regret the absence of Thunderbolt.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen particularly targets gamers because it is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz higher than the 60Hz standard, which enhances fluidity in games. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use. The screen also benefits from comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology, however inferior to high-end IPS since its colorimetry is average.
Performance, autonomy of Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QR-HX079T
The Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QR-HX079T can appeal to those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that’s powerful in gaming as well as creative.
The power provided by this gaming laptop PC is beyond comparison with that delivered by almost all models on the market. Because it is built around a large amount of RAM of 32 GB above average and an AMD Cezanne APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core processor.
Suffice to say that we benefit from much faster processing than with 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. The difference is particularly important in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Creatives will be all the more seduced as processing is even more accelerated thanks to the presence of the dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA Ampere graphics card with ray tracing, and this under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as under Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Gamers will also be delighted with this GPU since it is capable of running the most recent and graphics-intensive games at a good level of detail.
In fact, the integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology assesses graphics needs in real time according to the tasks performed. It favors as much as possible operation on the Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated into the Octo Core AMD Cezanne processor despite its more modest features (however higher than that of Intel UHDs) because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy.
Concretely Optimus activates the GeForce RTX 3070 to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Vega 8, for example for gaming. With one or the other, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
On the storage side, there is an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB easily competing in this area with hard disks. However, it should be remembered that an SSD is silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, we get faster on the cards of online games than with a simple hard drive and we benefit from much faster processing such as games / software launches and starts / stops.
In addition, scalability is the program of this PC in terms of storage since an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if necessary.
Finally on the autonomy side, bet on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this designer-oriented gamer laptop which is noisy and heats up when strongly pushed (eg games, treatments).
If the transport of this computer is not the easiest because of its weight and its large format, the latter has the advantage of being particularly comfortable for predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).