The best gaming laptops and PC builds for Starfield from ROG and AMD

Sep 01, 2023 Written by:ROG Article

An image of a spaceship on a desert world with nearby planets and moons visible in the cloudy sky.

Starfield is the most anticipated game of 2023, taking Bethesda’s renowned world-building to the vast reaches of space for the first time. With its incredible visuals and limitless possibilities, you’ll want the absolute best gaming gear to truly immerse yourself in this new world. If you’re ready to build or upgrade your PC for this epic new adventure, we’ve got you fully covered at ROG. 

From laptops and desktops to displays and keyboards, we’ve got enough gear to fully outfit your playing environment. The right hardware will not only get you smooth performance, but ensure that the image looks incredible on your screen and that you have full control over your starship as you explore new worlds. Whether you’re aiming for value or going all-out, the options below will scale to your budget for the best Starfield experience you can get your hands on. 

The best gaming laptops for Starfield 

Want to see our full lineup of AMD-powered gaming laptops for Starfield? Check out the ROG Starfield Experience portal. 

If you’re aiming for an on-the-go gaming rig, look no further than ROG’s expansive lineup of laptops. From the dual-screen Zephyrus Duo that makes you feel like you’re truly in the pilot’s seat, to the ultra-compact Flow X13 that goes absolutely anywhere, we’ve got a host of devices ready to make the most of your quests across the galaxy.

A man sitting at a desk with the Zephyrus Duo 16 in front of him.

In Starfield, you’ll be spending a lot of time flying through the cosmos, making the 2023 Zephyrus G14 a natural fit for the game. Besides the customizable AniMe Matrix on the lid – a veritable starfield all its own – the Nebula HDR display on the top end model is powered by a Mini LED backlight, which can dim down its 504 zones for ultra deep blacks and super bright highlights. It’s the perfect match for a game set in space, and with its powerful CPU and GPU, you won’t be wanting for frames. The 2023 Zephyrus Duo also features a Mini LED display as well, if you’re looking for a more expansive screen. 

A man looking at the ROG Strix SCAR 17 laptop in a dark room, with the ROG logo visible on the laptop's lid.

For the absolute best framerates, though, the Strix series is sure to impress. The ROG Strix SCAR 17 is an absolute monster of a gaming laptop, powered by the incredible AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX Mobile Processor with a whopping 16 cores and 32 threads for top-tier performance. Go even further with the Strix SCAR 17 X3D, featuring 3D V-Cache on the brand-new AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D processor. For similarly impressive performance with fewer bells and whistles, the Strix G17 is an excellent alternative at a slightly more affordable price, and the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition combines an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU with a Radeon RX 7700S GPU in an ultra-durable package. 

Finally, the ROG Flow X13 is arguably the most unique of the bunch. With its incredibly thin and light chassis featuring a 360-degree hinge and touch screen, you can play in traditional laptop mode or in stand mode with a gamepad, if that’s your preferred paradigm. When combined with the ROG XG Mobile ecosystem of external GPUs, you can expand your graphics power with a portable unit that fits right in your backpack. For even more options, check out the full ROG laptop lineup here

The best CPUs, GPUs, and monitors for Starfield 

Want to build your own PC for Starfield? Check out the ROG Starfield Experience portal for a full part-by-part configurator. 

If you don’t yet have a max-power, fully operational battlestation ready for Starfield yet, you have plenty of options. Pick up a prebuilt desktop from one of our partners like Digital Storm, Origin, and PCSpecialist, or grab a few components to build a new PC or upgrade your current rig. We have a few pre-made build lists on our ROG Starfield Experience page, as well as a full part-by-part configurator that will help you piece together your own custom rig. Building your own PC allows finer-grained control over where to allocate your budget, while giving you plenty of room to upgrade in the future and the tools necessary to control every aspect of the experience — from pixel-perfect visuals down to silently-tuned fans.

A render of an AMD Ryzen 7000 series processor in a motherboard's CPU socket with an orange glow.

When it comes to CPUs – the “core” of your starship – AMD’s 7000 series is primed and ready for space-faring action. You can even get a free copy of Starfield when you buy select CPUs and GPUs powered by AMD. For excellent performance at a stellar price, consider the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, with 6 cores and 12 threads ready to handle any planet that piques your interest. To give yourself a bit of a boost, try the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, which leverages 3D V-Cache for insanely fast frames. And if you plan on gaming, streaming, and creating all on the same machine, go with the best of the best: the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, which combines 3D V-Cache with an extra set of cores for incredible multitasking. You can check out AMD’s full 7000 series lineup of processors here

A high-tech engine needs a grav drive made with premium components top to bottom to squeeze every ounce of performance available. Our ROG Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard is the perfect pairing for your high-end CPU: robust power delivery mixed with polished edges and polymo lighting makes this an amazing option for your Starfield dream machine. If you’re building more of a small and speedy fighter, the ROG Strix B650-I motherboard uses a Mini-ITX form factor for an ultra compact desktop. For those who boldly go where no man has gone before, flex your style with the ROG Strix B650-E Gaming WiFi and B650-F Gaming WiFi ATX motherboards, which boast loads of features with unique color schemes for gamers of all stripes. For a motherboard that features just the essentials and is built with the durability to withstand a fierce dogfight, the TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi stands ready. Check out our full motherboard lineup here for even more options.

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While those two components provide a solid base for your machine, the graphics card is what determines the full-throttle performance in-game. For the engine of your rig, consider the TUF Gaming RX 7900 XTX, which can power Starfield at with incredible 4K detail and high framerates for super smooth motion. If you’re aiming for a high-refresh experience at 1080p, the ROG Strix Radeon RX 7600 OC Edition will pump out plenty of frames, while the ASUS Dual Radeon RX 6750 XT rounds out a more budget build with plenty of VRAM. Be sure to pair your next-gen GPU with a high-wattage power supply like the ROG Thor P2 1000W and Thor P2 850W, or the ROG Loki 850W if you’re building a small form factor starship. Check out our full graphics card lineup here, and next-gen-ready power supplies here

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A stellar rig will get you great performance, but if you want to see space as it was truly intended, you’ll want a large monitor with the ultra-deep blacks and pixel-perfect stars that only OLED can provide. For serious immersion, our ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ and PG42UQ offer expansive 4K views over 40 inches in size, perfect for simulating the cockpit of your vessel. For a higher refresh rate, check out our 27-inch ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, which speeds along at a refresh rate of 240Hz.  

In addition to our cutting-edge OLED monitor lineup, we also offer super-wide panels like the ROG Strix XG49WCR, which can offer incredible immersion both in the cockpit and when exploring on foot, and more affordable panels like the TUF Gaming VG32UQA1A. All these displays are compatible with AMD FreeSync to keep your experience free of tearing and stuttering for a seamless experience. You can check out our full monitor lineup here, and learn more about choosing the right display for you in this article

Finally, be sure to deck out your desk with all the tools of the trade. Our ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless and ROG Azoth keyboards put the essential controls at your fingertips, while the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition and ROG Gladius III Wireless AimPoint mouse give you pixel-perfect aim in a fierce firefight. Or, if you’re more of a gamepad user, the ROG Raikiri Pro gives you loads of customizability. Round it all off with the ROG Delta S Wireless headset for crystal clear audio with immersive virtual surround sound, and you have an incredible setup ready to pour hundreds of hours into Bethesda’s latest open universe. For the full list of recommended hardware, you can check out our Starfield Experience page here and pick up Starfield on Gamesplanet or Xbox Game Pass