Inside ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713 – disassembly and upgrade options
This laptop was one of the first laptops with an RTX 3000 graphics card we had our hands on. And although our expectations were to see a very familiar cooling setup, it happened to be greatly improved over last year’s G17 G712.
ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 130W)
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside of this device, you need to undo 11 Phillips-head screws. The one on the top left corner will stay attached, and will gently lift the bottom panel from the chassis. Start your prying process from there and work your way around the device. Before you fully lift the panel away, make sure you disconnect the LED strip ribbon cables.
Interestingly, ASUS has put an enormous battery pack with a 90Wh capacity.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of upgradability, you get two RAM SODIMM slots, which fit 32GB of DDR4 memory, working at 3200 MHz. Keep in mind that this is the official capacity, stated by the manufacturer, and we are strongly positive that you can put up to 64GB in total. Additionally, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for storage.
4. Cooling system
Inside we see a giant cooling solution, consisting of a total of six heat pipes of various sizes. One of them is common for the CPU and the GPU. There are two more for each processor, and one cooling the graphics memory and the VRM chips.
ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G713) in-depth review
Okay, guys, we were really excited about this day, because, with us, we have one of the most powerful machines for portable gaming money can buy (at least for now). It packs one of the best, if not the best mobile processor on the market right now - the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, and can be configured with up to the RTX 3070. As we saw with the last two reviews we made, manufacturers won't make it easy for their customers, as the RTX 3070 alone comes in configurations between 80 and 125W. Well, at least this is what NVIDIA states on their webpage. However, NVIDIA also told us that you can check t[...]
- Good keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an RGB backlight
- 130W RTX 3060 / 3070 onboard
- Uses liquid metal for the CPU
- There are two M.2 PCIe slots, and two RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel, and Wi-Fi 6
- Great battery life for a gaming laptop
- 300Hz 1080p IPS panel, or a 165Hz 1440p IPS one
- Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
- GPU warms up pretty quickly during gaming
- Tiny Arrow keys