ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) G733QR-K4094R
Laptop announced date: 28th February 2021
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz 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 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz 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 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - A Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz CPU that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. Modern AAA gaming can use multiple cores and this processor comes with 8 of them. This makes it excellent for today’s gaming.
Graphics Card - The GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q is an excellent gaming GPU for 2021. Loaded up with a huge amount of VRAM, this GPU has 8GB, which makes it excellent for AAA gaming.
System Memory - The 64GB RAM found in this machine is considered an excellent 2021 amount for modern AAA titles and a solid gaming machine.
Screen Size - The 17.3" of physical panel screen, found in this laptop, is an excellent size to deal with the viewability requirements of 2021 AAA gaming on the move. The hardware will still need to run the games properly but this is the right sort of size screen for modern mobile AAA gaming.
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. We can see this laptop can support high gaming refresh rates, with 165Hz screen panel built in. This is excellent refresh rates for gaming. More than 60Hz would still be suitable for gaming.
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop
Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Far Cry 6, God of War 2018 and Forza Horizon 5. Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 1080p resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. 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) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz 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 G733 (2021) comes with. What we have done in this ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
This laptop gets a 7.6 for P2P. With a number of ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) laptops in the model lineup this particular variant places at the 2nd 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||Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q|
|RAM||64GB DDR4 3200MHz|
17.3 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 165Hz
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz model range price to performance comparison table
|R9 5900HX RTX 3060 Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz||$2200||16%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz||$2700||0%|
|R7 5800H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz||$2800||13%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz||$3400||24%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 360Hz||$3600||35%|
|R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 360Hz||$4000||45%|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop’s price to performance is 120% worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Moving to the 2nd position of the P2P ranking list sits the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, where it has a price of $1049. Our ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) laptop currently has 92% worse Price to Performance rating against this 2nd best model.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz 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 17 G733 (2021) laptop is when compared against CPU performance with a top CPU focused laptop thats available today. We will choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 7% worse in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
Today there are 500 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our CPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 500 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum processor system requirements.
A game’s listed recommended CPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop CPU. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop processor. First off let's look at God of War 2018 which shows our laptop CPU has 58% better performance than it. How about Forza Horizon 5, where we see our CPU is 58% better. Then there is 12% better performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Far Cry 6.
How does the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Wondering how strong this laptop is in the GPU department, then let's have a look at it compared to one of the current best GPU performing laptops available today and this should show us the relative graphics performance of our review model. 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 3070 Max-Q graphics card in our review laptop. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop GPU to be 23% better in performance compared to our laptop’s graphics processing power.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 476 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put ina similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 499 games.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compared against recommended graphics requirements for Far Cry 6 delivers 5% better performance while against God of War 2018 it’s 50% better and finally compared to Forza Horizon 5 it has a performance difference : 15% better.
The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This laptop’s panel has a physical 17.3" screen that delivers 1920x1080 pixels natively. But should you consider moving from this 1080p laptop and searching for a 4K laptop instead, with the intention of getting better visuals for your games or movies? 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. With higher the better refresh rates for your laptop monitor, this particular ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop is available in 165Hz variety.
Drop the 4K screen resolution on your AAA games to 1080p to increase the games frame rate to something more playable, and in doing so will make a game look blurry as it wouldn't be displayed in the 4K laptop’s native resolution. And so is there a point in getting a 4K screen laptop at the moment? If your laptop has hardware to deliver 4K you dont need the laptop to have a 4K display to enjoy modern gaming in this way. Just plug your laptop into a 4K desktop monitor, that will likely not have the 60Hz of most 4K laptop panels.
However, you could be after watching 4K streaming content on your laptop, while on the move. Then perhaps the 17inch laptop screen and 4K resolution is going to net a more enjoyable experience than a 1080p alternative.
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
If you are looking for a desktop monitor with a reasonable refresh rate to accompany the well priced ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop, then the 1440p ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS is our favourite today. It has a 75Hz refresh rate and is currently 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
Perhaps you could grab something like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K gaming monitor we have spotted today. It is our current best priced 4K monitor at $618 with a 144Hz refresh rate. 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. Once we spot a monitor we like we start price tracking it. The lowest tracked price we have for this monitor was recorded on 13th Nov 2020, where it was seen at $549.99.
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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.
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 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz, 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. 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 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3070 Max-Q 64GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz 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. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 on 28th Nov 2019.