Ever since its inception in 2006, Republic of Gamers have time and time stood out with their new launches, releasing portable devices with faster processors and improved user experiences. However, the new additions to the ROG Strix G Advantage Edition are going to blow people’s mind. The brand has two new additions to the lineup, including 2021 Strix G15 and G17.
These two devices are also the world’s first laptops integrated with the AMD’s latest Radeon RX 6800M GPU. It doesn’t stop there. Both these gaming laptops are also powered by the Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU to offer users with immaculate gaming experience beyond expectations.
The functionalities of the devices are further backed with AMD-exclusive SmartShift and Smart Access Memory technologies that further propel the functions of the CPU and GPU performance. Also, the devices come with a choice between two display panel options, including the 300Hz/3ms panel or the WQHD 165Hz/3ms display panel.
Not just that, ASUS has also gone out with the thermal management of the device, offering the ROG Intelligent Cooling that enables seamless multitasking with sustained power for longer gaming experience. The Advantage Edition is also equipped with the liquid metal thermal compound in both the CPU and GPU chambers.
The devices in the Strix Advantage Edition feature unique aesthetic design with Customizable Armor caps and Aura Sync lighting for superior customizations.
Double the AMD influence
Ever since the first launch, ROG devices have been collaborating with AMD to provide users with superior user experience, thanks to the consistent evolution of the technologies. The Advantage edition devices with Strix G15 and G17 take things up a notch.
The devices are integrated with double the AMD functions, offering superior user experience and uninterrupted performance. The gaming laptops are integrated with high-end Ryzen and Radeon processors channeling competitive gameplay, entertainment and multitasking.
Both the latest ROG Strix G devices are powered by the latest Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, integrated with the cutting-edge 7nm technology that offers the users with immersive gaming experience. The integration of 8-cores and 16-threads further enable the users to blaze through streams of multitasking and multithreaded workloads.
To top it off, the gaming laptops are also powered by the Radeon RX 6800M GPU, making the Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition the world’s first devices to feature these graphics processor. The GPU has been designed to streamline next-gen performance with enhanced power efficiency. It is also developed under the AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
The unique Smart Access Memory in the devices allow improved data transfer between the CPU and GPU, allowing complete access to either at a time. The devices are backed with 32GB DDR4 RAM that allow high-performance gaming with multitasking functions.
Optimal Thermal Cooling Functions
Aside from the processors and performance, the devices are also backed with the ROG Intelligent Cooling that brings out the maximum power from the combined CPU and GPU functions in the devices. Not only does it help lift the peak performance, it also reduces the noise levels.
The Turbo mode in the Advantage edition devices increases the GPU wattage above stock, enhancing the overall performance to next level peaks. The cooling upgrades in the devices are facilitated with the exotic liquid metal thermal compound that improve the heat transfer and reduces the device’s core temperatures up to as low as 14 degrees centrigrade.
The integrated vapor chamber in the devices further contribute to enhanced thermal power and efficiency. This function was specifically designed and developed for the Advantage edition laptops. The vapor chambers enable uniform heat distribution across the entire area, improving the performance.
The Strix Advantage Edition gaming laptops also adopt well to the 2021 latest Intelligent cooling features as showcased in other ROG laptops. Like most of the other ROG gaming laptops, the heat from these devices is dissipated out of the four individual heatsinks and fan outlets in the laptop.
Also, the devices are integrated with two Arc Flow fans that enhance the airflow by 17% for the CPU and 20% for the GPU, especially with the aerodynamic wave pattern. The self-cleaning cooling system further improves the airflow inside the gaming laptops too.
Additionally, ROG developers have also integrated the latest Advantage edition gaming laptops with the CoolZone design, placing the vents strategically under the keyboard to reduce the device’s surface temperatures.
Aside from the highly responsive performance, the device is further backed with the next-gen display panels with two choices for unmatched and uninterrupted visual experience. Both the Strix G Advantage Edition laptops are available in a choice of 15- and 17-inch display options.
The 300Hz gaming panel offers the users with picture-perfect gaming experience. Ideal for e-sports enthusiasts, the display panel paired with the latest Radeon GPU enables users to react as seamlessly and fast as possible. Also, the 3ms overdrive response ensures higher frame rates and cleaner view for accurate targeting.
Another display option is backed with 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, backed with 1440p screen resolution. Also, the DCI-P3 offer an immersive and cinematic visual experience for the users. The display is also backed with FreeSync premium technology for optimal AMD experience.
Amped Up Audio
With gaming devices, the one quintessential addition is the audio quality. The ROG Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition feature Smart amp speakers with Dolby Atmos technology for multidimensional soundscape for enhanced detail.
The audio is backed with virtual 5.1.2-channel surround sound that enables you to experience the beats and drops of the game in real-time, making the whole gaming experience a lot more immersive.
Also, the devices are integrated with Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation feature that reduces 95% of the background noise from the input and output audio.
Compact, Stylish device to Enjoy Gaming Anywhere
The best thing about the ROG Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition is the fact that it enables the gamers to take on an immersive gaming experience from anywhere, thanks to the mobile, sleek and compact design.
The portable chassis comes with 7% reduced footprints as compared to the predecessors. The gaming laptops are integrated with 90Wh batteries that provide up to 11.4 hours of battery life with standard video playback, enabling you to make the most out of your time, especially when you are on the go.
The gaming devices are also backed with USB Type-C fast charging that can charge 50% in 33 minutes. Also, the laptop comes with two additional and interchangeable styles in the box that you can swap to change the look and feel of the device every now and then.
Backed with the Aura Sync lighting, the gaming devices take the concept of customization to a whole new level, implementing field of effects and visualization. Also, the 4-zone RGB keyboard in the device come with triple-edged light bar that allows you to work and play despite the time of the day.
Full range of I/O ports
The functionalities of the device doesn’t just stop there. Both the ROG Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition feature a full assortment of ports that are strategically integrated for a tidy setup.
Some of the mainstream I/O ports in the devices include power jack, HDMI, USB Type-A, Gigabit Ethernet, Display port, USB Type-C, to name a few.
Aside from the wired connectivity, the gaming laptops also stand out with their wireless connectivity functions, thanks to the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networking that supports up to 2.4gbps bandwidth in some of the compatible networks.
Pricing and Availability
ROG has only just announced the upcoming launch of the ROG Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition gaming laptops, which means that the users will likely have to wait until Q3 for the official launch and the price points of the devices.