Intel Core i9-12900H Mobile CPU Review feat. ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 (RTX 3070 Ti)

Closing the performance gap with desktops and the competition

Intel Core i9-12900H Mobile CPU Review feat. ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 (RTX 3070 Ti) - Core i9-12900H

As this is a sort of a double review, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 sees ASUS refining the little details behind an effective design. Introduced around 5 years ago, the ROG Strix SCAR endures and embodies ROG’s all-around gaming laptop mantra. While ROG is still refining the Zephyrus line which is another story altogether, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 is already a polished design and only bits and pieces here and there are continually refined with annual refreshes mainly seeing performance upgrades thanks to newer parts.

Intel Core i9-12900H Mobile CPU Review feat. ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 (RTX 3070 Ti) - Core i9-12900H

I have to point out that I’m a fan of the transclearant parts on ROG products and last year’s ROG Strix SCAR has a clean translucent panel on the keyboard and rear part. This is changed for the 2022 refresh and is lined with ROG Cybertext and while subtle, it remains visible in some angles and I personally feel that the cleaner design is better especially with the PCB showing through.

Intel Core i9-12900H Mobile CPU Review feat. ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 (RTX 3070 Ti) - Core i9-12900H

Performance-wise, ASUS ROG has become much more confident in their liquid metal application so much so that they’ve implemented it across their entire ROG line. With the improved thermal dissipation, ROG is left to improve their smaller heatsinks and keep overall weight lighter. In competitor systems that do not use liquid metal, we’ve seen more innovative techniques using vapor chambers but ROG is sticking to its heatpipe+fin stack technique and relies heavily in improve this part of their laptops together with the cooling fans.

The improved cooling translates to unhindered system performance which leads to a great computing and gaming experience. The addition of MUX is a welcome choice and the increased refresh rate and resolution brings laptop gaming to a new level.

All in all, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 exudes premium quality all over and its gaming and system performance is nothing to scoff at either. The ROG STRIX SCAR 15 2022 G533Z is now available in the Philippines and is available in 3 configurations below:

  • G533ZM-LN022WS (Intel Core i7-12700H/RTX 3060/16GB DDR5/1TB SSD) – ₱129,995
  • G533ZW-LN108WS (Intel Core i9-12900H/RTX 3070 Ti/32GB DDR5/2TB SSD) – ₱179,995
  • G533ZX-LN027WS (Intel Core i9-12900H/RTX 3080 Ti/32GB DDR5/2TB SSD) – ₱214,995

Check with ASUS ROG concept stores and authorized dealers for price and availability.