G513QY ASUS ROG Strix G15 Laptop Price in India, Full specification
Laptop with Ryzen and Radeon
With an excellent performance of Ryzen processor ASUS has built an excellent business card for the Radeon RX 6800M graphics card with the ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition G513QY. Because the GPU can use a lot of power, it competes continuously in our benchmarks with laptops that have an RTX 3070 or even RTX 3080.
The chassis of the ROG Strix G15 G513QY has similar to ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS, However the most similar Nvidia version is the G513QR . The design should especially appeal to gamers, with an RGB-illuminated logo in the lid and all kinds of angles and patterns. However, you can immediately distinguish the laptop because the removable cover on the back of this model is bright red in color.
It weighs 2.34kg and 3.15cm thick. The ROG Strix G15 is a hefty gaming laptop. The partly transparent part of the body around the keyboard has disappeared the plastic used now yields quite easily but with a nice amount of grip. The recess for the 'keystone' of the G533QS has disappeared with the G513QY.
The IPS screen of the 15.6" format. The full HD resolution and the refresh rate of 300Hz have remained the same. Additionally, support for FreeSync Premium is built-in, which means not only that the refresh rate of the screen is synchronized with the video card but also that low framerate compensation becomes active if the achieved frame rate falls below the minimum refresh rate of the panel used.
The variant that ASUS would deliver in the Benelux is equipped a luxurious wqhd panel with a refresh rate of 165Hz. The panel supports the wider DCI-P3 color space, where the full-HD panel does not go beyond sRGB.
Connections and keyboard
The connections are same. Three USB-A (5Gbit/s), one USB-C port (10Gbit/s, PD and DisplayPort 1.4), Gigabit Ethernet, an audio jack and an HDMI port. With the G533QS, it supports HDMI 2.0b which means that it is not possible to output a 4k120Hz signal. Thunderbolt and a card reader are missing. The former is common for a laptop with an AMD CPU. The second is unfortunate, but not insurmountable given the type of laptop.
It comes with simpler choices for the keyboard than with the laptop with Nvidia graphics. No Optical-mechanical switches but with regular scissor switches. That makes the attack a bit more traditional. However, the amount of travel remains above average. The layout has also been tweaked a bit the wasd keys are transparent and the arrow keys are slightly separated from the rest of the keyboard, which means that they are no longer square. Gone is also the number pad in the touchpad, which is still nice and large and smooth.
Hardware, cooling and upgrades
The interesting part is ROG Strix G15 consists of an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and an AMD Radeon RX 6800M video card. The Ryzen CPU is an 8 core processor with sixteen threads and is a part of AMD's next-generation mobile CPUs with the Zen 3 architecture. This high-end Ryzen processor is equipped with a total of USB-A (5Gbit/s), one USB-C port (10Gbit/s, PD and DisplayPort 1.4), consisting of two 8GB modules, which runs at 3200MT/s. The timings of this memory with CL22-22-22-52 are not very bright, resulting in a true latency of 13.75ns. That's similar to what a DDR4-2400 kit does with CL16.
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
The Radeon RX 6800M video card that makes this laptop special. AMD is again competing with Nvidia in the high-end laptop market when it comes to GPUs. As we have seen the RDNA 2 architecture used for this mobile video card on the RX 6000 series for the desktop. The Radeon RX 6800M contains the exact same Navi 22 chip as the RX 6700 XT with almost the same configuration. That means, just like on the Radeon 6700 XT for the desktop 2560 shaders, 64 rops and 40 ray tracing cores. In addition, this mobile chip features the same 96MB of Infinity Cache assisted by 12GB of memory linked to a 192-bit memory bus.
The Radeon RX 6800M seems similar like the RX 6700 XT. As can be expected with a mobile chip, the specified clock speeds are somewhat lower. The 6800M has a Game Clock of 2300MHz, which is more than a hundred megahertz lower than on the 6700 XT. That has everything to do with the tdp of the 6800M, which with 145W is also considerably less than the 230W on which the 6700 XT is specified. In this light, the 6800M's lower stated clock speed isn't all that surprising, as it should come with significantly lower power consumption.
When you open the laptop you see a number of changes compared to the ROG Strix laptop with an Nvidia GPU. The cooling system has been upgraded with a vapor chamber, which should be able to dissipate heat more efficiently than traditional heat pipes. A nice detail is that the location of the various components under the vapor chamber has been made transparent with an imprint. Two heat pipes run from this cooling element to heat sinks on both sides of the laptop, so that the air takes heat with it both when it is sucked in and when it is blown away by the two fans. The connection between the cpu and gpu on the one hand and the vapor chamber on the other hand is made by thermal paste based on liquid metal.
However, Gaming laptops can easily be upgraded. The working memory is easily accessible. The laptop is equipped with two modules as standard, so when you upgrade you have to replace them anyway. There is, however, a second M.2 slot available in addition to the standard SSD. Like a 512GB Samsung PM991a SSD. The PM991A is a PCIe 3.0 SSD with a respectable read speed of 3100MB/s, but a limited write speed at 1800MB/s. In the Benelux, however, this laptop will only be supplied with a 1TB SSD. The ROG Strix G15 has a blazing fast processor and superior in the TUF Dash F15 with 11th Gen CPU from Intel.
The screen of the ASUS ROG Strix G15 laptop using our SpectraCal C6 colorimeter and Calman software. The screen Radeon GPU is quite similar to ROG Strix Scar 15 with Nvidia graphics. The brightness is a bit better, the contrast a bit less. The latter also applies to the color and gray adjustment, but the differences remain limited. The Benelux edition of this laptop comes with a different panel with higher resolution.
The response time is quite impressive of the ROG Strix G15. For a refresh rate of 300Hz, 3.3ms is available per image. With the partial transitions the panel used achieves that nicely, only for full 0-to-100 transitions a little more time is needed. Comparing with gaming laptops, the ASUS still achieves top scores.
The ASUS laptop with RTX 3080 comes with battery capacity of 90Wh. The G15 is quite fast on the battery. The variant with Radeon GPU therefore seems to be less economically tuned.
Where a Ryzen processor in a laptop and a gaming laptop with a Radeon video card is completely unique. AMD has therefore taken ASUS by the hand to build a laptop that takes full advantage of the 'AMD Advantage'.
The performance of both the video card and the processor is mind-blowing. The available power can be divided between the CPU and the GPU Via Smart Shift. While gaming, the ASUS ROG Strix G15 competes with laptops that have an RTX 3070 or even RTX 3080. Because there is sometimes a lot of performance difference between laptops with the same Nvidia GPU. The Ryzen 9 5900HX processor can also deliver top performance when required.
The biggest challenge is probably supplying enough GPUs. These laptop GPUs also have to somehow come out of AMD's overloaded 7nm capacity at TSMC. As with the Ryzen return to laptop CPUs, AMD has to prove to laptop manufacturers that it is a reliable GPU partner.
Here's a drawback is that ASUS has opted for memory modules with very high latencies. The relatively favorable price point of this laptop has to come from the length or the width, but if you upgrade it to 32GB, you can also expect a small performance boost from the faster timings of separately available memory kits.
Benelux gets 1TB SSD and 1440p screen
It has a larger 1TB SSD and a 165Hz wqhd screen instead of the extremely fast 1080p panel. Nobody will experience the larger SSD as a disadvantage.
Eventually, the ASUS ROG Strix G15 "AMD Advantage" notebook is a high-performance gaming laptop, with the competitive price more than making up for the minor drawbacks. ASUS, and in the background also a little AMD, can take home an Excellent award.
Very good CPU performance
Retail version gets 165Hz wqhd screen
Relatively long battery life
Lots of connections
No HDMI 2.1
Relatively thick and heavy plastic housing
Memory has high latencies
Architecture: RDNA 2
GPU: Navi 22
Die size: 336mm
Transistors: 17.2 billion
Production process: TSMC 7nm
Compute units: 40
Stream Processors: 2560
Game clock: 2424MHz
Performance (FP32): 13.21Tflops
Memory: 12GB GDDR6 @ 16Gbit/s
Memory bus: 192bit
Memory bandwidth: 384GB/s
Infinity Cache: 96MB
Release date: March/18/2021
Price: Rs. 180000 (Approx)