ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020)
Laptop announced date: 9th March 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop review we are going to do today will look into how its purchase price stacks up against the performance on offer from the hardware housed inside it. We will also be taking a look at today’s more demanding games to see some ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop gaming frame rates to help you judge if the value to money ratio is a good deal or not.
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Is the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - An excellent CPU for running AAA game requirements, especially during the 2021 gaming year. It will be solid for some time to come as well. This laptop CPU has 8 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile is an excellent gaming GPU for 2021. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - A laptop with 16GB of system memory, like this laptop, makes it an excellent amount of RAM for the AAA gaming needs of 2021 and into the future.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" panel size is excellent for 2021 gaming. It helps you see in game detail and feel like you have room to move your mouse about. This amount of physical space is certainly not essential but it will make this a viable laptop for gaming on the move.
Refresh Rate - If you want your gaming laptop to push past 60FPS, then make sure your laptop display panel has a higher refresh rate than 60Hz. Not all laptop manufacturers clearly state the screen refresh rate. If it is not clear, assume it is 60Hz. The laptop only turn out FPS (frames per second) as high as its screens refresh rate. 60hz refresh rate gets a max of 60FPS in all games, regardless of the hardware’s power in your laptop. And so considering that, this laptop is available with up to 300Hz as its refresh rate. This high refresh rate would be an excellent choice in a gamers laptop, but anything over 60Hz would be suitable.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
As gamers, one of the biggest choices we make for a new portable machine is to select a laptop with the right mobile graphics card. With this laptop we are specifically considering how the price-to-performance of the graphics card looks and if it has the capability to run modern popular games like today’s most popular titles, Back 4 Blood and Battlefield 2042 in ultra graphics settings on its native 1080p resolution. Lets compare the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 500 at their minimum system requirements and then 491 games when looking at their recommended system specs.
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Comparing ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
If we want to look at the gaming value offered by the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compared tto other gaming laptops, we focus on the performance ability of the hardware and then the relative price of the laptop. Of course a laptop is often more than just its core tech components, like CPU and GPU, but for this exercise we want a standardised way of looking across laptops to see what value they have to today’s laptop gamer. So we consider $0 of each laptop and its core hardware capability in running modern games.
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 is getting a 0 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. As not all laptops and their prices are of course valued equally we can see that this version of the ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) laptop is in 3rd position on the best Price to Performance value rating. Those closer to 1st place are simply better gaming laptop options regarding the gaming performance they deliver for their price.
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|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
17.3 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 300Hz
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 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|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,799.00|
|i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
The best performing laptop for Price to Performance is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. So if we compare this ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop to that laptop we can see that it performs % on Price to Performance rating. Out of interest, the top P2P laptop currently has a recorded price of $999. Second on the Price to Performance laptop ranking at the moment is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 which we have a recorded price of $1049. If we compare our laptop to this one then our laptop returns with % performance/ price rating figure than it.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
To get a good comparison when considering how well this laptop performs in terms of processing power, we will compare it to today’s most powerful CPU focused laptop. This will at least show us what other sorts of processor-centric laptops exist and give us a relative point of laptop processor cost comparison. For processor focused performance we choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop for today’s comparison. This top end CPU laptop comes with a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor in it that performs 20% better if we put it against our review laptop’s Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz processor.
Our laptop CPU beats 478 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 500 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 i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended CPU specs for Back 4 Blood our laptop is 40% better, and compared to Battlefield 2042 it is 37% better , where as against Grand Theft Auto VI it delivers 19% better performance.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Looking for a new gaming laptop often leads us quickly to consider the sort of performance the mobile graphics card can deliver. Mobile graphics cards are often underpowered versions of their desktop equivalent, but still often very capable. To gauge the performance ability in this graphics department we compare our laptop to a GPU focused laptop that is around at the moment, to help provide us with a good graphics performance metric and comparison. Our comparison GPU focused laptop today that we have selected is a MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, which comes loaded with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB card. This top end GPU is currently delivering 11% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile.
Currently 491 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile. Or 500 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Back 4 Blood our laptop is 87% better, and compared to Battlefield 2042 it is 17% better , where as against Grand Theft Auto VI it delivers 17% better performance.
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
If you are looking for future proof laptops it doesnt take long before people are exploring the 4K panel laptops, but are they really the right choice or should you be focusing on a top end laptop that has the hardware to deliver 1080p gaming. The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2’s 17.3" physical panel produces a native 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall. 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. This particular laptop refresh rate options are 300Hz.
As a somewhat last resort a gamer could lower a game’s displayed screen resolution away from the 4K laptop’s native pixel count. Dropping down to 1080p or maybe 1440p would deliver more frames per second in game and help provide a more stable FPS in modern AAA games. But taking this action, moving away from the native 4K resolution, immediately reduces game graphics definition and makes it look blurry. Not an ideal situation on a new gaming 4K laptop. The 1080p laptop could run games you love at 4K resolution, with a few tweaks to the graphics settings? In this situation you can always plug the gaming laptop 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.
Possibly a suitable purpose for a 4K laptop would be if you were keen to watch 4K streaming services like Netflix. At which point perhaps it's enough of a selling point for you to consider a 4K laptop?
We think don't spend your extra cash on getting a 4K laptop to game on, as it's likely to feel disappointing to buy a super shiny new 4K laptop, then have to lower the resolution while playing your games, delivering a blurry in-game experience, and only getting up to a maximum 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K panel restriction.
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. To help provide some further information into this desktop monitor price trends we saw it cost a recorded low of $229.99, which we tracked on 9th Mar 2021.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Today’s most competitive 4K gaming monitor by price is Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz and could work well with the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. It is priced at $618. During these past 2 weeks, this 4K monitor’s price has gone up by $618. Our 4k monitor price tracker recorded and marked its lowest price on 13th Nov 2020, it reached the lower price of $549.99.
[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.
For now in the laptop space, it looks best to stick with 1080p panels. This way your laptop’s physical size remains practical and portable, 17inch laptops are plenty big enough. And at the moment you will still have to lower game resolutions down from 4K, on the bigger hitting AAA titles, that would then get playable, but sub par visuals and you would still hit the 60FPS cap if your hardware could go beyond 60FPS.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
The gaming mouse with today’s best price to value that would go well with the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $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. Another point of reference for this mouse, is that our lowest recorded price for this mouse was on 15th Aug 2020 where it was costing $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|
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, then the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s 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.