*** ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL504GW-DS74 Owner's Lounge ***

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Specifications:


    Display

    15.6" FHD (1920x1080), 144Hz 3ms IPS-Level, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB, 300 nits, Anti-Glare Wide-Viewing Angle

    Video Graphics & Memory

    NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2070 w/ 8GB GDDR6
    Processor Support

    and
    Heat Management

    Intel® 8th Generation Core™ i7-8750H 6 Core - 12 Thread Processor, 2.2 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 4.1 GHz), 9MB Smart Cache

    Optional:

    Gelid GC Extreme – 8.5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity, Non-Electrically Conductive

    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut – 73.0 W/mK Thermal Conductivity, Electrically Conductive

    Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pad – 11.0 W/mK Thermal Conductivity, Non-Electrically Conductive


    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 bit (Standard),

    Optional:

    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Chipset Mobile Intel HM370 Express Chipset
    System Memory (RAM)
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz System Memory (1 x 16GB) - 2 Memory Slots

    Optional:

    Expandable up to 64GB DDR4/2666MHz System Memory

    Hard Drive

    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB Firecuda Hybrid SSHD


    Optional:

    Up to 2TB PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD + Up to 2TB 2.5" HDD or 4TB 2.5" SATA III SSD

    Optical Drive

    None

    Optional:

    External DVDRW or Blu-Ray Read-Write/8x Super Multi Combo Drive

    Card Reader
    SD

    Video Camera Built-in HD 2.0MP (720p) Web Camera
    LAN/WLAN

    802.11ac 2*2 +Bluetooth 5.0

    Input/Output
    1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack;
    1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert;
    1x HDMI 2.0b
    1x mDP 1.4
    2x Type A 3.1 (Gen.1);
    1x Type C 3.1 (Gen.2);
    1x Type A 3.1 (Gen.2)

    Audio Built-in speaker (2x 3.5W)
    Built-in array microphone
    Smart Amp
    Keyboard and Touchpad Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard 4-Zone RGB
    Battery 4 Cells Battery, 66WHrs
    AC Adapter
    Output :
    19.5 V DC, 11.8 A, 230W
    Input :
    100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

    Dimension & Weight
    361 x 262 x 26.1 mm (WxDxH), 14.21" x 10.31" x 1.00 ~ 1.03""

    5.29 lbs, 2.40 Kg
     
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  2. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Enthusiast

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  3. hodgeMN

    hodgeMN Notebook Evangelist

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    I was looking at this system today at my local MC. Nice for the price. If you are gaming at 1080p, maybe the CPU is the limiting factor?
     
  4. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is on a clean Windows install without any of the ASUS services (aside from the KB lighting and armoury crate), and all the drivers up to date.

    I just got some more Windows updates installed (they always trickle in for a couple days for some reason), and it's running a bit faster now, in FH4 at least. Went from mid 60s to low-mid 80s now. I'll try a couple other games and see if they improved as well.

    I wish there were more reviews of the RTX laptops to compare with. Also @hodgeMN shoutout from St Paul
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  5. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Enthusiast

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    My friend just got one as well, same model, and is getting basically the same framerates in games as me. So at least that rules out my system. However, we spent a good amount of time comparing game tests on the 1070 Scars to the few 2070 test videos we found, and the 1070 comes out ahead by a fair margin in quite a few of the games. So something is definitely not right. Not sure if it's specific to the new Scars or the 2070/RTX laptops in general. I'd say it's an 'early driver' issue, but I find it hard to believe that would have this big of an impact.

    EDIT: Strange development. I've discovered that having the laptop plugged into a TV bumps the performance up to the expected level. Forza Horizon 4 went from 70ish to 120 fps in 1080p but was very stuttery, while in 4k it got a smooth solid 60-70 fps. Star Citizen went from 50-70 to 100-135 fps.

    I have no idea why this would be, or why FH4 would have the jitters at 120 fps in 1080p.

    EDIT 2: My system, stock, got a firestrike score of 15980, in case anyone was wondering what these were getting.
     
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  6. hodgeMN

    hodgeMN Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the update. I have been seriously tempted by this system at Microcenter....
     
  7. MikeTLB

    MikeTLB Notebook Consultant

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    Here's one that might help: https://www.ultrabookreview.com/25079-asus-gl504gw-scar-review/

    You should look into the part that compares gaming results with a single stick of ram vs dual-channel RAM. This could explain the poor performance in some titles if yours comes with single channel memory.
     
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  8. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Enthusiast

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    It does comes with single channel, but so does the 1070 version which it's been pretty comparable to so far, so that doesn't really explain it. Here's the 1070, same CPU and RAM, https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/asus-rog-strix-scar-ii.

    Looking at those numbers though, it's crazy how much of a difference dual-channel makes. I'd be curious to see how it'd be different if he had used 2x8 dual channel instead of doubling the RAM capacity. Not exactly an apple to apple comparison.
     
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  9. MikeTLB

    MikeTLB Notebook Consultant

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    True, but I'm inclined to believe it's the dual-channel part, not the fact that it gets twice the memory. Same results happen with other laptops when adding an extra stick of RAM.
     
  10. mobile96

    mobile96 Notebook Geek

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    I have the GL704GW with the RTX 2070 for three days now, and you are totally right wirh the single channel vs dual. For me the Peeformance difference was huge.

    Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk
     
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