ASUS ROG Strix SCAR G533Q# Owner's Lounge

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  1. Muezick

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    https://rog.asus.com/laptops/rog-strix/2021-rog-strix-scar-15-series/

    There's, it seems, four models for the G533 this year. Some have begun shipping to consumers.

    I got mine last Friday and I absolutely adore it. Paid $1999 from Newegg, but that listing has since gone inactive.

    Specs:


    Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 3.20 GHz

    Memory 16 GB DDR4 (2x8GB 3200 @ 22CL)

    Storage 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD (Some OEM SKHynix, Pretty fast, but def PCIe Gen3)

    2 x M.2 slots support either SATA and NVMe

    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-P (115w + 15w TGP)

    Video Memory 8 GB GDDR6

    Dimensions (W x D x H) 13.94" x 10.20" x 0.89"-1.07"

    Screen 15.6" 165 Hz IPS (QHD 2560 x 1440p)

    LCD Features 165 Hz 3 ms, IPS-level, 300 nits, anti-glare display, Adaptive-Sync

    Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Weight 5.07 lbs.

    LAN 10/100/1000Mbps

    WLAN 802.11ax Wireless LAN (Intel AX200)

    Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1 (Dual band) 2x2

    Ports
    USB 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with Power Delivery and Display Port
    3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    HDMI 1 x HDMI 2.0b
    Audio Ports 1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack

    Built-in array microphone

    Audio Tech:
    AI mic noise-canceling
    Dolby Atmos Software
    Smart Amp Technology
    Speaker 2 x 2W tweeter
    2 x 4W speaker with Smart Amp Technology

    Keyboard Optical Mech Keyboard Per-Key RGB

    AC Adapter 240-watt AC Adapter

    Battery 90 WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion

    Date First Available February 10, 2021



    The other versions that exist seem to have downgraded GPU or Upgraded GPU/CPU/RAM Combo, with the best one being about 10~15% better with the 5900HX/3080 16gb/32GB of RAM (Same speed)

    Some benchmarks I have already taken:

    https://i.imgur.com/nkWAYBq.png - Time Spy

    https://i.imgur.com/MURDjDu.png - Cinebench R20

    I've noticed a kind of disturbing thing - despite the system running pretty amazing, when the ROG Boost Dynamic Boost thing kicks in or changes, frames can sometimes drop dramatically. Specifically referring to the TGP changing, when the GPU goes up to 130w because the CPU is only eating 30w or less. Occasionally, when the CPU spikes to 35 or more wats, the GPU dramatically reduces power and clocks, which causes frame drops and it is noticable. i have most severely noticed this in Cyberpunk 2077 and Horizon Zero dawn - specifically happens most often in areas crowded with NPCs, which isn't shocking.

    Temps - i haven't done any serious recording but I have noticed according to HWinfo neither the GPU nor the CPU EVER thermally throttle. I saw the CPU hit 103c, but HWinfo never reported that it was thermally throttling. GPU only ever got up to 83c at max, which was nice to see.

    TGP - random observation - have seen the GPU spike up to 165w of power consumption before. I wasn't paying attention so i have no idea how long it was there, but WHILE it was there, the clocks was 2053Mhz on core. recorded by HWInfo. Pretty heckin neat.

    Am wondering what the potential for modding on this system is. Seems like it's ripe for it.

    Question - is there any sort of Throttlestop/undervolting/power control for Ryzen 5000 CPUs yet? I tried Ryzencontroller but it was not very helpful.

    p.s. I have never made one of these OPs before but very eager to get discussing this system. Been waiting for somebody else to do it, didn't happen so please let me know if I messed anything up!
     
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    Other thoughts randomly :

    The speakers sound amazing

    The keyboard is the loudest laptop keyboard I have ever used but it is also the best one I have ever used. numpad on the tp is kinda testy, don't like it.

    lack of ability to force function keys to be media keys is annoying, least if there is a way, i haven't found it.

    the power profile function has two keys, one function key and one dedicated button, neither seem to work extremely well and I usually just wind up having to open the armory crate to set it. Armory crate does work pretty nicely though.


    immediately reloaded win 10 pro onto the system when I got it. Setup was painless but there were a bunch of firmware updates.

    Edit:

    Link to the one I bought for posterity - though it may not come back into stock for a long time.

    https://www.newegg.com/black-asus-r...inment/p/N82E16834235645?Item=N82E16834235645
     
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    thanks for the topic :) i also received my laptop recently i already managed to tweak it. but the cpu really needs to be undervolted or at least tdp control not working properly on my laptop. at least in Armory crate for me. it doesn't matter where i put the slider in manual mode it keeps using cpu at full speed
    i wounder if anyone else have this issue.
    this is my first Asus laptop before i was using MSI. what i love in MSI is that the bios can be tweaked and cpu can be undervolted . also you can change the ram timing. but in asus bios it's so simple and useless. i hope there will be some advanced tweaks or unlocked menus to tweak the ram timing.
     
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    That is a very impressive graphics score. 12k Damn.

    I wonder what the disparity between our two systems is.

    Is that perchance misreading your 3080 as a 3070 lololol? jesus.
     
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    Seriously, I thought it looked a bit insane.

    Just happened to spy Gizmislip's 3080 1 min review benchmarks

    https://i.imgur.com/I5X4UZ1.png

    Your 3070 scores higher than the 3080 in that video lol
     
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    Have you guys tried Ryzen Master ?

    https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master

    Not sure if it works on mobile CPU’s and never had a chance to try it myself.
    How loud to fans get when gaming ? Any significant improvement in gaming when in Turbo vs Performance mode?
    I prefer my laptops on the quieter side and loosing a couple of FPS in performance mode ( which I hope and I’m guessing ) and having less obnoxious fans vs Turbo mode and sounding like a hair dryer.
    Why do they have the stupid cut out under the screen ? Does it serve a purpose?
    Lastly does a laptop cooler help lower temps when gaming and help making the fans not as loud?
    Sorry for all the questions but would greatly appreciate if someone could help me answering some of the questions I have .
    Thanks
     
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    Whelp --> https://i.imgur.com/n60sF01.png

    Fans get pretty loud - i feel like they are quieter than the zephyrus g15 that just came out, but i guess i didn't specifically compare the db - i know when you put it into silent mode they stay at zero db /off more often than the zeph g15 did for sure.

    Turbo is better than performance mode for sure. seems to control when the TGP swaps more frequently and gives the GPU/CPU the go ahead to run hotter and eat more power in general. its v nice.

    I was wondering about the cut out too - but there is actually an RGB light bar there that casts a nice illuminance of RGB across the back and palmrest - its quite aesthetic - though i have all my external lights disabled lol its really really pretty as hell when they are all going.

    laptop coolers usually help lower temps but i have not found them to be seriously better than just like lifting your back end up a half inch or so to improve airflow lol

    these threads are for questions so ask away! if i can help i will!
     
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    Have you found a way to undervolt the cpu?

    what tweaks did you apply? is that how you managed the obscene TS graphics score? lol seriously that is so high,.
     
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    I actually flashed my vbios to 125 watt from MSI GP66, that's why tdp a little bit higher. Also I managed to overclock the gpu +175 on core and +1500 on memory. The card runs a little bit hotter compared to original vbios. But never hit 80 its around 75-78, also am using a cooling pad.
    The only thing I hate is that the cpu can't be down clocked or power limited within the armory crate.
     
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