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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 (2022) – Top 5 Pros and Cons

Like it or not, ASUS has remained on top of the gaming market for a while, offering interesting devices with huge potential for performance. Their scariest offerings the Strix SCAR laptops have never shied away from toying with the most powerful components available, and we see that on display one more time with the 2022 model of the SCAR 15 G533, delivering up to a Core i9-12900H and a 150W RTX 3080 Ti.

Today we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 (2022).

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 (2022): Full Specs / In-depth Review

3 reasons to BUY the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 (2022)

1. Upgradeability

The laptop is easily upgradeable, with 10 Phillips head screws + an additional captive screw that hold the chassis together. From there, you can start prying, to access two SODIMM RAM slots which have DDR5 memory, along with two M.2 slots that are next to each other, making for a better internal appearance.

Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to access both the RAM and SSD slots.

2. Display quality

The panel that we tested comes with a QHD resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate. The IPS panel has excellent viewing angles, a max brightness of 346 nits in the middle of the screen and 332 nits as an average for the whole area, with a maximum deviation of 9%. The contrast ratio is also good enough – 1030:1. We are glad to see a lack of PWM usage and a quick response time of 9 ms. In terms of Creator work, the panel fully covers the sRGB gamut and offers 99% DCI-P3 coverage.

As for the accuracy, we got the best results in the DCI-P3 color space along with a D65 white point. When you pair that with the Design and Gaming profile, the panel reached a dE value of 0.7. Here are the results of our test with the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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3. Cooling

The cooling setup here is fantastic, with a total of six heat pipes. Both the CPU and GPU get one shared and two separate pipes. The sixth one covers the VRMs and graphics memory. The pipes are connected to a total of four heatsinks and two fans. The CPU also uses liquid metal.

Max CPU load

Intel Core i9-12900H (45W TDP)0:02 – 0:10 sec0:15 – 0:30 sec10:00 – 15:00 min
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 (2022)4.00 GHz @ 3.06 GHz @ 77°C @ 126W3.97 GHz @ 3.04 GHz @ 85°C @ 125W3.93 GHz @ 2.96 GHz @ 86°C @ 121W

The CPU maintains good temperatures and high clock speeds during the entire 15 minutes of the test, which is absurd.

Real-life gaming

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiGPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)GPU frequency/ Core temp (Max Fan)
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 (2022)1631 MHz @ 80°C @ 149W1614 MHz @ 81°C @ 149W

The GPU reaches the advertised 150W TGP while keeping a low temperature of around 80°C. The clock speeds are also some of the highest that we have seen from the RTX 3070 Ti.

Gaming comfort

Even in the Turbo mode, the laptop isn’t very loud, which is good for comfort. The base also doesn’t get very hot, with the hotspot on the keyboard centering around the V and B keys and maxing out at 39.5°C.

2 reasons NOT to buy the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 (2022)

1. No webcam

The laptop makes a pretty stupid sacrifice, as adding a webcam won’t exactly increase the thickness of the bezels that much, and you’re paying a bucket of money for it regardless, it might as well have one. Other fierce competitors from MSI, Lenovo, and Acer don’t make the same sacrifices, resulting in better value.

2. Lack of an SD card reader

Lastly, there’s also no SD card reader of any kind. If the display didn’t have the Creator qualities that it does, we wouldn’t be mad, but since it brings adequate coverage and accuracy, ASUS should make it easier for photographers that like to game, by making file transfer an easier process.

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