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Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition Review

Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition Review – Asus has shown us how far AMD has come in the laptop space, delivering solid power and incredibly long battery life — and that’s only with the processor.

Imagine what an all-AMD system can do. With the Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition (priced between 1,549 – 1,699 dollars), the company did more than just wonder “what if”, instead equipping its latest version of the G15 with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, plus a Radeon RX 6800M GPU.

The result? A kickass system that delivers tons of performance, serious longevity (over 10 hours of battery life) and a host of Asus and AMD branded utilities that really enhance the gaming experience for less than $2,000.

Is it perfect? No, a sluggish SSD, lackluster display, and weak audio ensure that, but it’s a minor squabble for what is essentially a premium system at the price of a mainstream system.

Price And Availability

Unfortunately, Asus has not set a price for the latest version of the Strix G15. For now, all I can say is that the price will drop between $1,549 and $1,699.

You get an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 3.3 GHz processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD, AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU with 12 GB VRAM, integrated AMD Radeon Graphics.

And a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 display with a refresh rate of 300Hz and a response rate of 3 milliseconds.

Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition Review – Asus ROG Strix G15 Graphics, Games and VR

The Strix G15 Radeon RX 6800M graphics card with 12GB of VRAM more than holds up with Nvidia’s top-tier 30 Series chips.

The laptop performs during a benchmark test conducted by pcmags. Starting with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, where the Strix G15 hit 88 fps, matching the Blade 15 (Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU) and beating the 80-fps premium gaming laptop average.

The Stealth (RTX 3080) isn’t too far behind at 87 fps, while the Alienware (RTX 3070) is just 77 fps.

During Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tests, the Strix G15 hit a stumbling block, hitting just 49 fps. That’s well below the 64-fps average.

The Stealth and Alienware hit 66 and 67 fps, respectively, while the Blade 15 hit 74 fps.

The Strix G15 delivered 98 fps on the Grand Theft Auto V benchmark, advancing past the 95-fps category average and the Stealth 97 fps.

However, that’s not enough to shift the 107 fps on the Blade 15 or the 108 fps on the Alienware.

In Metro: DirectX 11 Ultra’s Exodus test, the Strix G15 delivered 71 fps, just like the Stealth. That result surpassed the 68-fps average. However, the Alienware (76 fps) and Blade 15 (107 fps) performed better.

Switching to the benchmark RTX version, the Strix G15 posted 54 fps, which is shorter than the 59-fps average as well as the Alienware (66 fps), Stealth (63 fps) and Blade 15 (62 fps).

Running the Far Cry New Dawn test, the Strix G15 hit 81 fps, slightly below the 89-fps premium gaming laptop average.

The Alienware scored 10 frames higher at 91 fps, while the Stealth notched 93 fps with the Blade leading the pack at 95 fps.

When they ran the Borderlands 3 benchmark, they saw the Strix G15 hit 79 fps, beating the 74-fps average.

However, Alienware, Stealth, Blade 15 all scored higher at 85, 84 and 81 fps, respectively.

The Strix G15 had some redemptions in the Red Dead Redemption 2 test, scoring 70 fps, matching the Blade 15 and topping the 62-fps and Alienware (69 fps) category averages.

Stealth just beat the G15 by 71 fps.

To check VR readiness, we ran VRMark Blue, where the Strix G15 hit 3,118. Not only does it beat the 2,673 average. this notebook also surpasses Alienware (3,111), Blade 15 (2,577) and Stealth (1,685).

Asus ROG Strix G15 performance

Armed with a 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD, the Strix G15 took almost everything I threw at it.

Pcmags launched 45 Google Chrome tabs, some of which ran Tweetdeck, YouTube, Twitch, Google Docs, and Sheets while watching Castlevania episodes on Netflix. The laptop was running without any glitches.

The laptop also performs well on synthetic benchmarks, beating 7,290 premium gaming laptops. The Blade 15 and its Intel Core i7-10875H processor hit just 6,531

The Strix G15 improved performance during Handbrake testing, transcoding 4K video to 1080p in 6 minutes 57 seconds.

That smashed the 7:51 average as well as the times set up by Alienware (7:07, Core i7-10870H CPU), Stealth (9:01, Core i7-10870H CPU) and Blade 15 (9:57).

Unfortunately, the SSD Strix G15 dropped the ball on the File Transfer tests it conducted, delivering only 340.7 megabytes per second when duplicating 25GB worth of multimedia files.

That’s well below the 895.4MBps average. The Blade 15 with 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD delivers 890.2MBps while the 1TB Stealth NVMe SSD achieves 1,050.6MBps.

Alienware with its 1TB SSD proved to be the fastest with a transfer speed of 1,147MBps.