ASUS ROG has revealed the new Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition that has brought back the long-lost legacy of pure AMD gaming laptops.
As the world’s 1st set of products equipped with the latest AMD internals of the Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU + Radeon RX 6800M GPU to really bring the mobile gaming experience to a new high through enhanced performance and power efficiency. The spotlights shine upon the RX 6800M that has 40 CUs and RAs, 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM, 2300MHz Game Clock, and 96MB of Infinity Cache. Packing a full set of Team Red hardware also means that the AMD SmartShift that dynamically shifts power between the CPU and GPU together with AMD Smart Access Memory (Literally just resizable BAR) is here to serve you and the machine with reportedly 15% more performance over last generation products. The rest of the configuration for the Strix G15 and G17 includes up to 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe NVMe storage, either a display of FHD+300Hz refresh rate or WQHD+165Hz and a 90Whr battery.
And you might be wondering what’s the Advantage Edition tag means? It is basically a set of standards for gaming laptops that manufacturers need to meet in order to gain that “certification” that also speaks the message of AMD themselves are involved in verifying and certifying the machines. So let’s see what the reference qualifications are.
- The use of a Ryzen CPU, Radeon RX M GPU, and Radeon software
- IPS/OLED Display with a minimum 144Hz refresh rate, 300+ nits brightness, AMD FreeSync Premium, 100% sRGB
- Use of PCIe NVMe storage with AMD SmartShift and Smart Access Memory enabled by default
- An overall user/gaming experience that provides at least 100+ FPS in 1080p, 144+Hz with less than 3ms of response time, 3x faster through the use of NVMe, and more than 10 hours of binge-watching with battery only
- The WASD keys need to be less than 40°C while gaming under full load
And with zero surprises, the Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition fulfill all of these, making them the debut machines for the qualification.
Can I Buy Them?
At the time of the announcement, a big No, at least for Malaysia. But I’m pretty sure with enough demands they are gonna come sooner or later and bear in mind that the chip shortage problem could be contributing to the stock problem as well. I’m excited for them as you too.