ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Strix Scar II (2019) GL704GV-DS74
Laptop announced date: 9th January 2019
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
There are so many variables influencing gaming laptop prices. The hardware they have in them can be adjusted and as soon as we change it it becomes hard to know how one laptop compares to another. This laptop review will take a look at how well the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 can run today’s latest games and what sort of frame rates this ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 might achieve. Then we will look at its release price and summarise how good its price in regards to its gaming performance. From there you can compare this laptop and get a good idea of whether this is a good value choice for your gaming needs today and into the future.
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Gaming Laptop Analysis
Is the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Ok
Processor - The Core i7-8750H 6-Core 2.2GHz is considered OK as a processor for a gaming laptop. It starts to strain with upcoming games, but is an ok 2022 laptop processor solution for now. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 6 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop comes with a good choice of graphics card capable of running lots of 2022 AAA games. This GPU has 6GB VRAM, which is a good amount for AAA gaming but you could find other modern GPU’s that provide more.
System Memory - The system memory (16GB) we find in this gaming laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements. This amount of RAM is an excellent 2022 gaming laptop choice, that will help meet game requirements now and into the future.
Screen Size - This panel, which is 17.3", is excellent for displaying 2022 AAA game details and having some nice space to showcase games on. We are often looking for a gaming laptop to have at least a 17 inch screen, to give the gaming laptop enough viewability for game details. The smaller the screen, the harder it can be to see some details on the game menus and hover over tips, that are so common in games nowadays.
Refresh Rate - Gaming laptops might well be capable of getting high frames per second nowadays, but sometimes the laptop comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate is the number of times an image can be displayed by the screen. So if your graphics card and processor can get 100 FPS in most games, it will only ever be displayed by the laptop as 60FPS because of the refresh rate of 60Hz. Look for 120Hz on a good gaming laptop, or 144Hz on an excellent gaming laptop The top refresh rate for this laptop is 144Hz which is excellent for gaming. Get a panel with over 60Hz refresh rate would certainly be suitable for gaming.
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Grand Theft Auto VI, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) and FIFA 23. This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. A good way of considering performance of this mobile graphics card is by seeing how many of today's 500 most demanding games can be run at recommended graphics settings by the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile found in this laptop. We can also then look at the weaker minimum requirement to see how many this laptop card can run of them, and it is 491 games at their min specs and then 274 games can be run at recommended graphics requirements.
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Comparing ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 to all other laptops in terms of how much its $2499.99 reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.
With a P2P rating of 5.4 today the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. There look to be a number of ROG Strix Scar II (2019) versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 1st in the Price to Performance order. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position represents the better value laptop from a purely gaming performance and price tag perspective.
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|Processor||Core i7-8750H 6-Core 2.2GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,499.99||0%|
|i7-8750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,999.11||19%|
Lets now see how our ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compares to the best P2P laptop, which is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our review laptop has 201% worse rating in price to performance and the best laptop for P2P has a listed price of $999. The 2nd best model for Price to Performance ratings today is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. It’s price is listed as $1049. Comparing our ROG Strix Scar II (2019) laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 163% worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Now the processing power is one of the primary areas that we will pay for in any PC and so let's see how our ROG Strix Scar II (2019) laptop is when compared against CPU performance with a top CPU focused laptop thats available today. The CPU performance laptop we picked today is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. Its processor is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which delivers 94% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s Core i7-8750H 6-Core 2.2GHz.
Our laptop CPU beats 62 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 473 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
Let's take a look and see how well our Core i7-8750H 6-Core 2.2GHz compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended CPU specs for Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop is 31% worse, and compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) it is 31% worse , where as against FIFA 23 it delivers 1% worse performance.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Graphics power is a primary laptop hardware area for consideration and so let's check our ROG Strix Scar II (2019) by comparing it against a top GPU focused laptop thats available today. Today’s MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K comes with one of the more powerful laptop graphics solutions available for game crunching at the moment, making it a good one to compare against our review laptops GPU. We will use its GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB to compare against our GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 59% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile.
Today there are 274 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our GPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 491 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum Graphics Card system requirements.
A game’s listed recommended GPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop graphics card. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop graphics. First off let's look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) which shows our laptop video card has 18% worse performance than it. How about FIFA 23, where we see our GPU is 8% better. Then there is 18% worse performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Grand Theft Auto VI.
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
We thought we would explore this question about best screen resolutions for your laptop, as it comes up a lot. This ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop has a 17.3" screen and is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall and in other words has a 1080p resolution. The refresh rate of a 4K laptop panel is often 60Hz. This figure sets a 60 frames per second cap that locks a game to no matter the capability of the hardware in the 4K laptop. However, today’s AAA games, when running at Ultra graphics settings and 4K resolution, usually require hardware that we don't see in laptops or desktops to even reach that 60FPS cap. This particular laptop refresh rate options are 144Hz.
Dropping a game’s screen resolution down below the native 4K resolution to 1080p or 1440p, would possibly deliver the much needed FPS for stable modern AAA gaming. Down scaling that native resolution comes at a price, though. As soon as you step away from the native resolution of any monitor/ panel it lowers the clean definition of a game as the physical number of screen pixels don't match those being sent by the game. The game starts to look blurry. The laptop has got 4K capable hardware? Well when you are not on the move, plug the laptop into a 144Hz or better desktop monitor that’s 28inches and comes with a 1440p or 4K resolution to enjoy modern gaming without FPS or size limits.
So why would you get a 4K capable laptop? If you enjoy movies or Netflix at 4K and have access to 4K content via those types of services then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be a great experience, but we still think you wouldn't miss that 4K.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
A well priced 1440p gaming monitor with 75Hz, is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS, which is currently priced at $311.99 and would work well with our ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. We have seen this desktop 1440p monitor recorded at a low price on 9th Mar 2021, where we saw it was costing $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
A well priced 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. It has a price today of $618 and should be a nice accompaniment to the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. We have noticed that this 4K monitor has raised its price by $618 recently. And while it is a good 4K monitor even at this current price, it could probably be found for a bit cheaper. To give a bit more info about this monitor we saw it cost its lowest of $549.99, which we recorded on 13th Nov 2020.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
If you are looking to view 4K streaming content, while keeping yourself mobile with your laptop, then maybe a 4K resolution panel would be a better experience than the normal 1080p. In general, we think it's probably not worth the extra money for any visual gains you might not spot, without a direct comparison, especially if you are thinking to game on your laptop as well.
Save your cash, don't grab a 4K laptop for gaming at the moment. A 1080p is certainly the best top end gaming laptop choice at the moment. There are not many 1440p monitors that we have seen. It could be a disappointing experience if you buy your new 4K laptop, and then for each modern game you pick up be faced with dropping resolution or graphics settings to achieve an ok FPS. Even then we will be seeing a max 60FPS because of the common 60Hz found on the 4K panel.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Today it is priced at $12.99. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $32.26, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment this laptop. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (2019) i7-8750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $36.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $34.99.