ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) G733QR-HG001T
Laptop announced date: 28th February 2021
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 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz 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 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz hardware compares to other laptops available today.
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Gaming Laptop Analysis
Is the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - The processor we find in this laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements with ease, making it an excellent 2021 laptop gaming choice for CPU. The 8 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - A GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q graphics card that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. This GPU comes with 8GB, which is excellent and plenty powerful to meet the VRAM requirements of modern games.
System Memory - This laptop system memory is excellent at meeting today’s 2021 system requirements demands and with its 16GB of RAM it will certainly meet the requirements of games into the near future as well.
Screen Size - The 17.3" panel found in this laptop we would consider an excellent size for modern 2021 AAA games, and the sort of screen size more serious gamers would be looking for.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. If you were to get the 300Hz laptop screen option that we see this is available with then this would be an excellent refresh rate gaming laptop choice.
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop
One of the most important components to a gamer for this laptop is getting it’s graphics card right. We will be taking a look at the sort of price to performance ratio the laptop hardware has and in particular help us know if how well the graphics card can run Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition at 1080p ultra settings. This laptop has the GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q in it. Of the 500 most demanding games around today this graphics card is capable of running 499 games at minimum system requirements and 476 games at their recommended system requirements.
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Comparing ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Now let us compare the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop to other gaming laptops, with regards to the performance ability it delivers and when considering the price of the laptop. Obviously there are many things that go into a quality laptop build, but at this point we want a standardised system to compare across laptops just on that criteria. It will consider $2800 of the laptop with regards to its key hardware capability in running modern games performance delivered by this laptop’s hardware.
The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz is getting a 6.9 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. This ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) configuration is placed at 3rd position, when we order the range by their price to performance ratings. Those getting closer to the 1st position in this list will be better gaming laptops for their price.
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|Processor||Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
17.3 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 300Hz
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz model range price to performance comparison table
|R9 5900HX RTX 3060 Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz||$2200||32%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz||$2700||13%|
|R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz||$2800||0%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz||$3400||9%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 360Hz||$3600||19%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 360Hz||$4000||28%|
Now let's look at where this laptop sits compared to all other laptops, including those outside of the ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) range. It currently offers 149% worse rating when comparing its price to performance rating against the best laptop available today for price to performance, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which currently costs $999. The next best model is MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which costs $1049. Our ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) review laptop is 117% worse when comparing Price/Performance against the next top P2P laptop. Again this is purely a value for performance comparison, and many things go into helping us choose the right laptop for us. This is a good indicator but it's certainly then worth looking through the range for other configurations of a laptop you are interested in to find the right price point for you.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
As a point of benchmark lets see how well our laptop looks when directly compared on processing performance against the top CPU focused laptop currently available. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 is today’s best performer in the laptop CPU department. It has a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor in it, which currently has 1% worse performance than our laptop’s Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz.
Interestingly we can see 500 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s CPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 500 games are worse than our cpu performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Let's take a look and see how well our Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended CPU specs for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition our laptop is 32% better, and compared to God of War 2018 it is 56% better , where as against Far Cry 6 it delivers 7% better performance.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
A good comparison in terms of graphical power for our review model would be to compare it to one of the most powerful GPU focused laptop’s around today. This type of comparison can show us what another laptop, with a top end graphics hardware solution, can deliver and in turn provide us a relative point of laptop Graphics Card cost comparison. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 23% better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q from our review laptop.
Today there are 476 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 499 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum Graphics Card system requirements.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q against Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 70% better performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have God of War 2018 and our laptop was 50% better in graphics performance and another popular title today is Far Cry 6 which we saw our review laptop get 5% better compared to our laptop gpu.
The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz 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 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz’s 17.3" physical panel produces a native 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall. 4K laptops would likely come with a 60 FPS cap on games, set by the laptop screen’s 60Hz refresh rate. So regardless of what the hardware is capable of in the 4K laptop they couldn't push their FPS beyond that screen refresh rate. Now AAA games today when played at Ultra graphics settings and a 4K resolution likely don't have hardware capable of 60 FPS anyway. With higher the better refresh rates for your laptop monitor, this particular ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop is available in 300Hz variety.
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.
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
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 best priced 1440p gaming monitor, to work nicely with our ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz, would be the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS, which is priced at $311.99 and has a refresh rate of 75Hz. To help you get a bit more insight into the pricing trends of this 1440p monitor, we have price tracked this monitor and saw its lowest price recorded at $229.99, which was taken 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 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop. It is priced at $618. During these past 2 weeks, this 4K monitor’s price has gone up by $618. Interestingly we spotted this 4k monitor at its lowest recorded price on 13th Nov 2020, where it was priced up as $549.99.
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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..
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 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz, is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Today it is 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. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked 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|
Of our regular price tracked gaming headset the best value headset today is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. With its a current price of $36.99 it should work well with this ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz laptop. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.