ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) G732LWS-DS76
Laptop announced date: 9th March 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Its not easy trying to find out how well today’s laptops compare against other mobile gaming solutions. This review will take a look at the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 and compare it against today's current demanding games. We will also be working out how its release price relates to the performance of the laptop, to give us a guide on how well the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 hardware compares to other laptops available today.
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Is the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This laptop processor can run modern AAA titles with little problem and is an excellent laptop CPU gaming choice for 2021. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 8 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution can chew through modern AAA titles and is an excellent laptop gaming choice of GPU. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - The 16GB of RAM found in this laptop is an excellent quantity to deal with the requirements of 2021 AAA gaming.
Screen Size - A laptop with a 17.3" screen size, like we find on this laptop, puts it into the excellent category for mobile laptops and top end 2021 gaming. Of course it always needs the hardware to backup this up.
Refresh Rate - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. This laptop can be found with a screen refresh rate of 300Hz. This laptop’s high refresh rate would make it excellent for serious gaming.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Far Cry 6, New World and Battlefield 2042 which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 1080p resolution, and at Ultra video settings. This laptop has the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile in it. Of the 500 most demanding games around today this graphics card is capable of running 499 games at minimum system requirements and 472 games at their recommended system requirements.
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Comparing ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
As you have probably discovered during your research into buying your next gaming laptop, getting an up-to-date value assessment that enables you to compare a laptop’s hardware performance against today’s games is tricky. And especially so, when we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) comes with. What we have done in this ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 gaming laptop is currently getting a 8.3 on our P2P rating out of 10. Higher is better and this figure will adjust as new hardware and prices shift over time With a number of ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) laptops in the model lineup this particular variant places at the 1st position for Price to Performance value. Laptops closer to the top place (1st) are value gaming laptop options that deliver the best performance for the laptop price.
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|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
17.3 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 300Hz
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,999.99||0%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,799.00||34%|
|i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
We will now check against leading Price 2 Performance laptops outside of this model range to see how the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 compares. Looking at the best gaming laptop on price to performance, our laptop has 92% worse rating between its price to performance rating and today's best valued laptop, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 that is currently priced at $999. Another one to consider is the 2nd placed Price to Performance laptop, the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. This one has a price listed as $1049 and our laptop gets 68% worse against its price to performance rating.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
As one of the key focuses of any computer is the CPU we will want to know how well our ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) laptop performs in this area. A good way of gauging this is to put it in a comparison with the best priced CPU focused laptop available today, and then check out its relative performance against that top CPU laptop. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 20% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz.
Our laptop’s CPU can currently run 478 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended processor requirements. This figure is 500 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the New World which currently our Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz is 47% better next let's see how well it runs against Battlefield 2042. We can see it is 37% better. Ok finally lets see it against Far Cry 6. Here our laptop is 19% better.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Shall we see if our review laptop holds out favourably against a top GPU performance focused laptop PC that is currently available. Lets look at the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop due to its graphics processing power. The GPU it houses is ideal for comparison benchmarking, because it currently has one of the best laptop graphics solutions, at the cheapest laptop price. Its GPU is the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB which we compare to the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card in our review laptop. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop GPU to be 27% better in performance compared to our laptop’s graphics processing power.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop Graphics Card can run at recommended requirements is 472, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min GPU specs this figure for number of games it can run is 499.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended gpu system requirements. First off we have the New World which currently our GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile is 64% better next let's see how well it runs against Battlefield 2042. We can see it is 11% worse. Ok finally lets see it against Far Cry 6. Here our laptop is 1% better.
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This laptop has a 17.3" physical screen size with a native resolution of 1920x1080. So should you instead be thinking of picking up a 4K monitor rather than this ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2’s 1080p panel? A 4K panel usually comes with 60Hz screen refresh rate that would be also setting a max FPS on any game played on the laptop, even if it’s laptop hardware could return higher FPS. Factor into the decision process about getting a 4K laptop, that most AAA games would struggle to reach 60 FPS at 4K Ultra graphics settings on today’s regular laptop hardware. Our review laptop, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has 300Hz monitor screen refresh rate of versions available.
To get back some of those missing FPS on a AAA game we lower the game’s displayed screen resolution and get some stability in the game’s performance. This is usually a last resort for gamers though and not the sort of action taken by someone who has just shelled out for a new 4K laptop. Lowering down from a native 4K resolution, perhaps to 1080p or 1440p ups the game’s FPS but veering from the native 4K resolution leaves a game looking blurry. Definition of graphics drops and surely this puts forward the need to question someone’s choice for a 4K gaming laptop. 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.
The primary 4K use would most likely be streaming movie and TV content at that resolution, assuming you have access to these services in 4K. At which point perhaps its enough of a selling point for you to consider a 4K laptop..
At the moment our advice would be, stick to the 1080p laptop panels for now. Your laptop remains portable and 4K laptop’s just aren't quite there yet. The 4K needs to be a no brainer but at the moment you will still have to lower resolution in game to get playable but sub par visuals that still can't raise above 60FPS.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
Today’s well priced 1440p desktop monitor we have found is a ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS that has a 75Hz refresh rate and priced at $311.99. Our cheapest tracked price for the desktop 1440p monitor was $229.99, which we recorded on 9th Mar 2021.
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 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. This 4K monitor, during these past couple of weeks, has increased its price by $618. It’s still a solid purchase to accompany this laptop but it means you may find it for even cheaper at the moment, if you look around. For some extra info about this 4k monitor, during our price tracking we can see the lowest price recorded by us was $549.99, which was on 13th Nov 2020.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
Hold that 4K gaming laptop cash for perhaps a more powerful GPU or fancy mouse or headset. That's our usual advice. Otherwise it might be a bit disheartening to pay for a 4K gaming laptop, and then be forced to turn the resolution down on modern games to get them to run smoothly.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
A great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently priced at $12.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $32.26. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
|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|
Of the headset we monitor and price track, today’s top headset is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, priced at $36.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.