2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition

Availability

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Released2022
Release Date
  • Announced on May 17, 2022.
  • Available on May 17, 2022.
Applicable Models
  • 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE (2022)
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733CX
Generations
2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition Price
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 360Hz IPS FHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, Intel Core i9-12900H, 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Windows 11, G733ZW-DS94
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 360Hz IPS FHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, Intel Core i9-12900H, 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Windows 11, G733ZW-DS94
By ASUS
$1,599.00
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024) Gaming Laptop, 16” Nebula HDR 16:10 QHD 240Hz/3ms, 1100 nits, Mini LED Display, GeForce RTX 4080, Intel Core i9-14900HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Pro, G634JZR-XS96
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 (2024) Gaming Laptop, 16” Nebula HDR 16:10 QHD 240Hz/3ms, 1100 nits, Mini LED Display, GeForce RTX 4080, Intel Core i9-14900HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Pro, G634JZR-XS96
By ASUS
$2,890.73
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” QHD 240Hz/3ms, 100% DCI-P3 Display, GeForce RTX 4080, AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro, G733PZ-XS96,Off Black
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” QHD 240Hz/3ms, 100% DCI-P3 Display, GeForce RTX 4080, AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro, G733PZ-XS96,Off Black
By ASUS
$2,409.00
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 SE (2022) Gaming Laptop, 17.3 inch 240Hz IPS QHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, Intel Core i9, 32GB DDR5, 2TB SSD, PK RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Pro, G733CX-XS97 (Renewed)
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 SE (2022) Gaming Laptop, 17.3 inch 240Hz IPS QHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, Intel Core i9, 32GB DDR5, 2TB SSD, PK RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Pro, G733CX-XS97 (Renewed)
By ASUS
$1,999.99
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D (2023) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” QHD 240Hz/3ms, 100% DCI-P3 Display, GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, 32GB DDR5, 2TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro, G733PYV-XH97
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D (2023) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” QHD 240Hz/3ms, 100% DCI-P3 Display, GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, 32GB DDR5, 2TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro, G733PYV-XH97
By ASUS
$3,599.00

Exterior

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Dimensions15.55 x 11.10 x 0.92 ~ 1.11” (395 x 282 x 23.4 - 28.3 mm)
Weight
  • 6.39 lbs. (2.90 kg)
    Models with RTX 3070 Ti.
  • 6.83 lbs. (3.10 kg)
    Models with RTX 3080 Ti.
 
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
Chasis InformationDevice Lighting
  • Aura Sync Light Bar
  • Aura Sync logo
  • Aura Sync Bezel Glow
  • Supports Aura Sync
Customizable Armor Cap
  • Prismatic Black
  • Stealth Silver
  • Translucent Speckled Black

Display

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Size17.3 Inches
Info
  • 17.3” FHD 360Hz
    16:9 1920 x 1080 360Hz 3ms 100% sRGB 75% Adobe RGB Non-touch IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision
  • 17.3” WQHD 240Hz
    16:9 2560 x 1440 240Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 Non-touch IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby VisionHDR

Ports

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Ports
2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (3)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Back (5)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, PD Charger
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x RJ-45
    2.5 Gbps
  • 1 x power port

Internal Specs

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12950HX
    16 cores, 24 threads, 2.30 → 5.00 GHz, 30MB SmartCache, 55W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition1
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12950HX1,861100.00%
01,861

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition1
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12950HX13,711100.00%
013,711
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12950HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 400 → 1550 MHz
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
Dual-Channel 4800MHz DDR5 SDRAM.
2 x SODIMM slots
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti
    8GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1410MHz at 125W (1460 MHz at 150W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
    16GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1590MHz at 150W (1640 MHz at 175W with Dynamic Boost).
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0.
2 x M.2 SSD slots, supports RAID-0.

Connectivity

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet2.5 Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps.

Battery

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
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

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
OSWindows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
CameraNo built-in webcam.
With optional FHD 1080p@60fps external camera.
Audio
  • 4 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

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
In the box
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE (2022)
  • Barrel-type power adapter
  • Marketing Giveaway
    Keystone + 2 Customizable Armor Caps.

Key Features

2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
At Glance
Released in Mid
2022
16:9 WQHD
17.3”
1440p 240Hz
Weight
6.39 lb
2.90 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C/24T, 2.30 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,861
Single Core
Geekbench 5
13,711
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 400 → 1550 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3080Ti
16GB GDDR6 175W Max TGP

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition.

Supports Windows 11

The 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i9-12950HX
4GB RAM16GB → 64GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU16 cores
Good battery life of up to 8.5-hours

According to ASUS, the 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition lasts up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

8.5 hours of video playback
Upgradable storage

The 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition 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

Storage Slots2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
M.2x2
Upgradable memory

The 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition has two RAM slots which you can use to add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

Memory2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
Slotsx2
TypeDDR5
Speed4800 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti 16GB GDDR6 175W Max TGP

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-12950HX inside 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition has a 14% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-12900H inside 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition - Intel Core i9-12950HX
13,711
2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 - Intel Core i9-12900H
12,027
2022 ROG Strix SCAR 17 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774