2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17

Here's what you need to know about 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17.

Supports Windows 11

The 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9-7945HX
4GB RAM16GB → 64GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU16 cores
Good battery life of up to 8.5-hours

According to ASUS, the 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 lasts up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

8.5 hours of video playback
Upgradable storage

The 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
Two RAM slots. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 409016GB GDDR6 175W Max TGP

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

2023 Best Gaming Specs Ryzen™ 9 7945HX/RTX 4090

Hold nothing back with the most powerful mobile gaming processor from AMD. The Strix SCAR 17 engineering enables up to 65W TDP for AMD Ryzen™ 9 7945HX and up to 175W TGP for the Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090. 

It also has other great features and high-performance components, including:

  • Supports up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory.
  • Supports up to 2 x 2TB PCIe Gen 4x4 SSD.
  • Shipped with Windows 11 Pro.
Now with a built-in webcam

The new ROG Strix SCAR 17 finally comes with a top-mounted 720p webcam that allows you to join video chat or streaming.

Comes with a larger 330W power adapter

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

No included customizable Armor Caps

The new 2023 models didn't ship with additional Armor Caps for customization.

 Has fewer Speakers

The new ROG Strix SCAR 17 only has two stereo speakers instead of the four speakers on its predecessor.

No Thunderbolt 4 or USB 4

By switching to AMD processors, the new 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 no longer has Thunderbolt 4.

No Aura Sync Logo and Bezel Glow

The new 2023 model only has Aura Sync Light Bar and Per-Key RGB keyboard.

Slightly less versatile connectivity

The 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 has less versatile I/O connectivity than the 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition. It has only six versus seven commonly used ports and slots on the 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition.

Ports2023 ROG Strix SCAR 172022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
power portYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
Thunderbolt 4NoYes

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Key Features

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:9 WQHD
17.3”
1440p 240Hz
Weight
6.61 lb
3.00 kg
Powered By
AMD Ryzen 9-7945HX
16C/32T, 2.50 → 5.40 GHz
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ 610M Graphics
2 Graphics Cores, 2200 → 400 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4090
16GB GDDR6 175W Max TGP

Availability

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Released2023
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2023 (CES 2023)
Applicable Models
  • 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 (2023)
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 with AMD Ryzen™ 9 7945HX
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733PZ (RTX 4080)
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733PY (RTX 4090)
Generations
Stores

Exterior

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Dimensions15.55 x 11.10 x 0.92 - 1.11” (395 x 282 x 23.4 - 28.3 mm)
Weight6.61 lbs (3.00 kg)
Colors
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size Keyboard with NumberPad
    2.0 mm key travel 0.15mm Keycap Dish Per-Key RGB 20M key press lifetime Aura Sync
  • Hotkeys 
    Volume down volume up mute HyperFan Armoury Crate
  • Touchpad
    Large glass surface matte finish
2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: ASUS
Chasis InformationDevice Lighting
  • Aura Sync Light Bar
  • Supports Aura Sync

Display

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Size17.3 Inches
Info
  • 17.3” WQHD 240Hz
    16:9 2560 x 1440 240Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 Non-touch IPS Level Anti-Glare G-Sync / Adaptive-Sync MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision HDR

Ports

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Ports
2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (3)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Back (5)
  • 2 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4 with G-sync support, Power Delivery 3.0
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x RJ-45
    2.5 Gbps
  • 1 x power port

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Processor
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 7945HX
    16 cores, 32 threads, 2.50 → 5.40 GHz, 16MB L2 Cache, 64MB L3 Cache, 55W
Integrated Graphics
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 7945HX
    AMD Radeon™ 610M Graphics
    2 Graphics Cores, 2200 → 400 MHz
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
Dual-Channel 4800MHz DDR5 SDRAM.
2 x SODIMM slots
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4080 - 12GB GDDR6
    2280 MHz at 150W with ROG Boost up to 2330 MHz at 175W (25W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4090 - 16GB GDDR6
    2040 MHz at 150W with ROG Boost up to 2090 MHz at 175W (25W Dynamic Boost).
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB
M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4x4.
2 x M.2 SSD slots, supports RAID-0.

Connectivity

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet2.5 Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps.

Battery

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Size90 Wh (4-cell lithium-ion)
Battery Life8.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 330W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.
  • Supports fast charging technology with up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Software

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
OSWindows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Camera720p HD Webcam
Top mounted
Audio
  • 2 x speakers with Smart Amp Technology.
  • Supports Dolby Atmos.
  • 5.1.2 channel virtual surround sound.
  • Hi-Res audio certification.
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

Misc

2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
In the box
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 (2023)
  • Barrel-type power adapter
  • ROG Gladius III Mouse P514
  • ROG backpack (optional)
  • ROG Fusion II 300 (optional)
  • 100W USB Type-C AC Adapter (optional)

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