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ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (2021) Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ 300Hz IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 16GB DDR4, 1TB NVMe SSD, Opti-Mechanical Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Windows 10 Home, G533QS-DS96
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GDDR6 with ROG Boost up to 1645MHz at 115W (130W with Dynamic Boost 2.0)
- Latest AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Processor (16M Cache, up to 4.6 GHz)
- 300Hz 3ms 15.6″ Full HD 1920×1080 IPS-Type Display
- 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM, 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, Windows 10 Home
- ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system with Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal Thermal Compound
- Opti-mechanical per-key RGB keyboard
- Wi-Fi 6 with RangeBoost & Bluetooth 5.1, ROG Keystone II, ROG Easy Upgrade Design
- Get 30 days of Xbox Game Pass for PC with purchase (*Active subscription required; continues until canceled; game catalog varies over time. Requires Windows 10/11; see details at xbox.com/pcgamesplan.)
Beat the Best.
Be the Best.
Compete at the highest level of Windows 10 gaming with the ROG Strix SCAR 15. Take on any challenge with the powerful AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX CPU and GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU. Input every strike with precision on a responsive optical mechanical keyboard. With a competitive edge this sharp, you can dominate any arena.
VICTORY HINGES ON YOU
Win with athletic style at your next esports tournament. Clean cuts across the lid mirror the cutting-edge power inside. Customizable Armor Caps add a pop of color to your chassis. Artful Aura Sync accents illuminate your creativity. Light shines brightly from the metallic ROG logo and optical mechanical keyboard with per-key personalization. More LEDs emit an even glow around the base of the chassis and across the strategic slice beneath the screen.
COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
Accelerate work and play on a machine tailored to deliver triple-digit frame rates. Leading-edge graphics GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU enable ultrafast and fluid gameplay. An overclockable AMD CPU Ryzen™ 9 5900HX runs on 54 W of sustained power when the GPU is active and 80 W on its own, and is paired with 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM to slice through heavy workloads. Room for an additional M.2 NVMe SSD to enable RAID 0 to accelerate load times and nearly double the throughput of a single drive..
Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
In FHD Epic
AMD Ryzen™ CPUs
Power through anything with the latest AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX CPU. Bolstered by ROG Intelligent Cooling, it runs on 54 W of sustained power when the GPU is active and 80 W on its own. It’s also unlocked, so you can pursue faster performance with overclocking. Ryzen™ 5000 Series mobile processors are made with cutting-edge 7 nm fabrication technology. They’re designed to deliver the most immersive gaming experience you can get in a laptop, and they activate 8 cores and 16 threads to handle demanding work. Stream your favorite channels, jump into games, and stay on top of tasks anywhere.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ graphics
Everything from esports to AAA gaming runs fast and fluid, powered by cutting-edge GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs. The top config has a GeForce RTX™ 3080 clocked at 1645 MHz at 115 W with ROG Boost, with another 15 W available from Dynamic Boost. It’s built on Ampere, NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture, and combines new streaming multiprocessors with 2nd gen RT cores and 3rd gen Tensor cores to enable the most realistic ray-traced graphics and advanced AI features. The GPU also supports NVIDIA Reflex low-latency technologies for a competitive multiplayer edge and Broadcast effects that take streams to the next level.
Dual-channel DDR4 memory
Multitask like a pro with 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory. Fast and responsive, this high-performance RAM stands to any challenge. Gamers can switch gears between the latest AAA titles, streaming software, and chat with teammates without missing a beat, while serious power users and creators can run every program they need at once for peak productivity.
Play at pro speed on the latest gaming panels. The Strix SCAR 15 has the world’s fastest laptop display with a 300 Hz / 3 ms panel that lets you experience the game with tournament-level fluidity. Target tracking is smoother with minimal blur thanks to a 3 ms grey-to-grey response time. It covers 100% of the wider DCI-P3 color space and lets you see more shades in compatible films and other media.
CUTTING-EDGE COOLING BOOSTS PERFORMANCE
Game in stealth with quieter, more effective cooling. Liquid metal compound on the CPU improves heat transfer for easier dissipation. Upgraded fans boast 84 blades apiece, each reshaped to push more air with less noise and turbulence. Air flows through four heatsinks and fan outlets to rapidly expel heat. You can customize system settings on a per-app basis, so cooling and acoustics are optimized automatically for the task. All these improvements allow ROG Boost to overclock the GPU in Turbo mode, and they open up extra thermal headroom to pursue even higher GPU clocks and also overclock the CPU.
Liquid metal compound from Thermal Grizzly reduces CPU temperatures by 16 °C compared to standard thermal paste. Painting it onto CPUs is delicate work typically done by hand, but ROG commissioned custom equipment to automate the process with mechanical precision, and designed a patented internal fence to contain the compound. ASUS has updated the patented process for AMD CPUs, adding a special step to protect surface-mounted components on the processor package.
3D Flow Zone
Ample airflow is a fundamental aspect of effective cooling. To amp up cool air intake, the hinges on the Strix SCAR are shifted forward in front of a heavily ventilated 3D Flow Zone. A trapezoidal cut carves out space below the screen to ensure that the venting is unobstructed, while giving the laptop its signature asymmetrical style.
New Arc Flow fans
New Arc Flow fans are designed to maximize airflow and keep noise levels low. Each one features 84 blades that vary in thickness from base to tip to maximize airflow, and the blades are capped by a special aerodynamic wave pattern that minimizes turbulence and noise. The fans are crafted from a liquid-crystal polymer that’s strong enough to maintain its shape while spinning at high RPMs, even with blades slimming down to just 0.1 mm. Despite making less noise than the previous generation, they help increase airflow for the CPU and the GPU.
With 0dB Technology, the fans switch off completely when CPU and GPU temperatures drop below 60 °C in the Silent operating mode. This makes cooling truly silent under light workloads. CoolZone keyboard
Extended gaming sessions warm up internal components and can cause the keyboard above to become uncomfortable to touch over time. To keep your fingers cool, the Strix SCAR 15 has strategic vents around the WASD keys that allow airflow from the fan below. This design improves comfort for longer gaming marathons by keeping surface temperatures under 30° Celsius, a reduction compared to competing laptops.
Self-cleaning cooling 2.0
Keeping the heatsinks free of debris is critical to maintaining optimal thermal dissipation, so ASUS developed anti-dust tunnels that catch particles and channel them away from core cooling components to prevent build-up. This self-cleaning system helps ensure consistent cooling performance over time, which improves long-term stability and overall reliability. The latest design shortens the tunnels to make more space around the fans, increasing airflow by 15%.
More ultrathin fins
Thermal energy is dissipated by four heatsinks and fan outlets in the flanks. Each heatsink is lined with ultra-thin copper fins as slim as 0.1 mm, allowing both higher density and lower air resistance than typical fins that are twice as thick. In the Strix SCAR, this design improves heat dissipation by 13% while also reducing air resistance by 7%.
Extended heat spreader
The comprehensive thermal design includes an extended heat spreader that absorbs heat from the CPU, GPU, VRAM, and VRM. It combines with heat pipes that cover the same components. This extensive thermal coverage helps sustain and extend the overall performance, reliability, and lifespan of the system.
The right mode for the moment
Gaming laptops are versatile enough to tackle a range of tasks, but requirements vary wildly, so customizable Scenario Profiles adapt accordingly. They can be set to automatically switch between operating modes to optimize performance and acoustics for different games and applications. Turbo mode uses the highest fan speed and clocks to sustain maximum speed, Performance mode adjusts the clocks and cooling to lower noise levels for gaming, and Silent mode runs even quieter for lighter work and entertainment.
Lower noise levels
Comprehensive cooling improvements lower overall acoustics for quieter work and play. The Strix SCAR reduces noise to just 35 dB in Silent mode for stealthy everyday operation, takes it down to 40 dB in Performance mode for distraction-free gaming, and hits 45 dB in Turbo mode for a surprisingly manageable full-throttle experience.
OPTICAL SWITCHES ENHANCE PRECISION
The optical mechanical keyboard switches actuate nearly instantaneously and much faster than standard alternatives, enabling more responsive input, superior accuracy, and extreme durability. A longer travel distance adds comfort, while curved caps keep your fingers centered. Per-key Aura Sync illumination lets you highlight key commands for different games, and offers a fun way to light up your world.
Optical mechanical switches enable rapidfire inputs with high accuracy. Instead of relying on electrical contact that requires a debounce delay of 5 ms or more to filter unwanted interference, they trigger precisely with a beam of light that takes the response time down to just 0.2 ms. Built for serious, long-term gaming, the switches are rated to a lifespan of over 100 million presses — 5x more than typical laptop keyboards. Fire off complex commands and mash cooldowns with confidence.
IMMERSE IN CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND
Virtual 5.1.2-channel surround sound powered by Dolby Atmos technology puts you in the center of the action. Twin tweeters fire sound directly at you, while dual Smart Amp woofers bounce bass off the table. Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation removes excess noise from incoming and outgoing audio, making your multiplayer team chat, streaming, and other communications crystal clear.
Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos
Two tweeters and two woofers powered by Smart Amp offer richer sound with 2.8x more volume, 3x more powerful bass, and 3x the dynamic range of alternatives. This quad-speaker setup delivers immersive surround sound optimized by Dolby Atmos technology to deliver balanced, multidimensional audio across the full spectrum without losing clarity or detail.
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
The advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation technology runs on the CPU, which frees up the GPU to hit higher FPS. It works with any input device and also with downstream connections, letting you remove noise from both your own mic input and from incoming feeds. Noise-canceling settings can even be customized per program, filtering specific apps like voice chat without affecting game audio you want to remain untouched.
AURA SYNC LETS YOUR PERSONALITY SHINE
Dim the lights and let Aura Sync take center stage. RGB LEDs accent the entire laptop, including per-key control that lets you highlight crucial commands for quick recognition. Coordinate your lighting across an entire ecosystem of Aura Sync devices to create your ideal gaming environment. Set the mood for competitive play. Link effects to in-game events. Show your true colors and personalize your gaming experience.
TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERIENCE
Keystone II offers a versatile new way to personalize your machine and protect your personal data. These physical, NFC-enabled keys fit neatly into the chassis, adding a subtle accent along the trim. When docked, Keystones can unlock access to personalized settings that transform your machine, quick-launch apps or games of your choice, reveal a hidden Shadow Drive for covert private storage, and more.
FAST WI-FI 6 NETWORKING
Game at gigabit speeds where compatible connections are available with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). It boosts peak interface bandwidth, increases efficiency and reliability on crowded networks, and offers lower latency for less lag in-game. ROG RangeBoost enhances reception by evaluating the signal strength of four internal antennas and then picking the best pair to use for your location, minimizing dead spots.
Versatile I/O ports keep you connected anywhere. Hook up next-gen devices to amp up your setup at Gen 2 speeds via the USB 3.2 Type-C™ with DisplayPort™ 1.4 and USB Power Delivery. Three Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports are ready for your favorite gaming gear, while HDMI 2.0b lets you connect a 4K monitor or TV at 60 Hz. The key ports are strategically positioned at the back to keep cable clutter out of your space.
*G SYNC™ is only supported via USB Type-C.
ROG Armoury Crate unifies system and lighting controls to put essential settings at your fingertips in a single utility. You can easily define and customize Scenario Profiles that automatically make adjustments when you launch your favorite titles. Pairing these customizations with the ROG Keystone II lets you quickly load your fine-tuned settings.
The actual transfer speed of USB 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, and/or Type-C will vary depending on many factors including the processing speed of the host device, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environment.
Hinge test: Tested up to 10,000 flipping cycles, each cycle is tested from 5° to 140° to 5° to 350°, then back to 5°, each flipping cycle contains 2 open and close swings, resulting a total 20,000 cycle open and close test.
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