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12-27-2017, 11:25 AM


The ROG Strix GL503 Scar edition is designed to support and enhance your shooting skills for better accuracy and firepower. Taking its name and design inspiration from the combat assault rifle packed by special forces and used in warfare, Strix SCAR Edition is crafted in gunmetal gray and finished with the cold, dark feel of bullet proof Kevlar .


The back design of the laptop has taken a page from Asus Flagship model the “ROG Zephyrus” with a glowing ROG logo at the back. Named after the fire arms, the SCAR Edition is designed for the first person shooter gamers.
The main selling point of the laptop are its GTX1070 graphics card with a 144 hz IPS-Level screen with G-Sync, Which makes it the only laptop offering this screen in the portable Size factor.

Specs Sheet:

Asus ROG Strix GL503VS Scar Edition

Screen - 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 FHD, IPS Level, 144 HZ with 7ms response time, G-Sync, 72% NTSC, matte Screen
Processor- Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ, quad-core Processor
Graphics- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5 vRAM)
Memory- 16GB DDR4-2400MHZ (2x DIMMs)
Storage- 512 GB SSD SATA 3 (Optional PCIE NVME) + 1 TB Firecuda SSHD
Connectivity- 802.11ac 2x2 WLAN Tri-Band with Bluetooth 4.2, Realtek RTL8168 Gigabit LAN
Ports- 4x USB-A 3.1, 1x USB-C Thunderbolt 3.1, HDMI 2.0, miniDP 1.2, LAN, SD card reader, headphone/mic, Kensington Lock
Battery- 62 Wh, 230 W power adapter
OS- Windows 10
Size- 384 mm or 15.11” (w) x 262 mm or 10.31” (d) x 25.4 mm or 1” (h)
Weight- 2.52 kg (5.6 lb), .92 kg (2.0 lbs) power brick
Keyboard- RGB backlit keyboard – 4 zones, stereo speakers, 1.8 travel distance, 0.25mm keycap curve
Camera- HD webcam
Audio- 2x 3.5W speaker with SMART AMP technology



The left side of the laptop contains the power port, RJ-45 for connecting to the LAN, Mini-Display port, HMDI port, 2 USB 3.1 type-A ports and the Mic & headphone combo port. By keeping all the main ports on the left side, the SCAR Edition makes a huge difference in making the wire free user experience when handling the mouse.
The right side contains the card reader, USB Type-C port, 2x USB 3.1 Type –A, Kensington lock. With this the laptop is totally connected to all the worldly needs.


A Truly world class 144 Hz with Nvidia G-Sync screen


Here in the Nvidia control panel, we need to go to the change resolution setting and select the 1920x1080 resolutions and 144HZ option. There’s just no other laptop with such a screen out there and if you’re into gaming, this will make a huge difference on your experience.


Now we need to enable the NVidia G-Sync option in the NVidia Control Panel. Go to NVidia Control panel and select setup G-Sync, then select Enable G-sync and click Apply button. Now our machine is setup with both the 144HZ refresh rate and the G-Sync is enabled. The screen also has a 100%SRGB and 72% NTSC values.


Nvidia G-Sync?

Nvidia G-Sync Displays Feature a special chip built in the monitor that synchronises the refresh rate of the monitor with the graphics card output as a result you get a smoother gameplay without any stutter or screen tearing.


Benefits of Nvidia Gsync:
• Lesser Lag in Games – Improves smoothness during gameplay
• Eliminates Screen Tearing
• Reduces Stutter

Since the earliest days, displays have had fixed refresh rates – typically 60 times a second (Hertz). But due to the dynamic nature of PC games, GPUs render frames at varying rates. As the GPU seeks to synchronize with the display, persistent tearing occurs. Turning on V-SYNC (or Vertical-SYNC) can eliminate tearing but causes increased latency and stutter. G-SYNC eliminates this trade-off, perfectly syncing the display to the GPU, regardless of frame rate, leading to Uncompromised PC gaming experiences.

144HZ with 7ms Response time:


144 HZ Refresh Rate


ROG offers the 1st in class 144HZ refresh rate monitor to a notebook. The higher the refresh rates of the monitor the more frags you can get. Bringing the 144HZ to notebook, gives the laptop a smooth and better gaming experience especially for the First person shooting games like Counter Strike Global offensive, Call of Duty, Players Unknown battlegrounds etc.



Great performance means nothing if your keyboard prevents you from playing your best. When designing the GL503 SCAR, we asked gamers what makes a great laptop keyboard and used their answers to improve the looks, feel, and usability. Immediately apparent is the desktop-like spacing around the function keys and greater isolation for the arrow keys. A new cluster of dedicated hotkeys offers quick access to volume, mute, and our ROG Gaming Center utility. Users also asked for more prominent modifier keys, so we fattened up Shift, Alt, and Ctrl along with the space bar.


The laptop features a full-size keyboard with separate numeric keys, a 0.25mm deep curved keycap with a 1.8mm key stroke with ROG's exclusive Over stroke technology.

The ROG Strix GL503 SCAR has an Anti-Ghosting Keyboard with N-Key roll over. This greatly helps the gamers while playing. As Gamers press the keyboard for very fast actions, other keyboards might miss a key press which will result in game loss. But in GL503 with the N key roll over, we can press 30 keys simultaneously and it will still register the correct key presses.

Over Stroke Technology:


ROG-exclusive Overstroke technology applies to every key you press, ensuring perfectly-pitched maximum peak force of 62 grams-force (gf). Key presses are registered early, accurately and with extended over stroke technology – and that means faster and smoother control.
Each key has 1.8 mm of travel complemented by our Over stroke technology, which moves the actuation point closer to help you keep up with the rapid, repeated action required by fast-paced gameplay. Support for n-key rollover allows precise recognition of many simultaneous keystrokes. The keyboard also comes with a guaranteed 20 Million presses.
Aura RGB backlighting is the cherry on top, bringing customizable backlighting that lets you set different colors and effects across four distinct zones using our intuitive Aura Core software.
In the upper left corner of the keyboard is equipped with four quick function keys, the top right you can find the most important power button, the lower tooth along the touchpad, support for gesture operations and multi-touch function.

Scissor Switch Touch Pad:


The Scissor switch Touchpad is a well sized and positioned surface made by Elan with precision drivers. It performs great with all the standard activities.
The Scissor mechanism functions like a pair of opposed stabilizers joined by a hinge. The scissor mechanism allows for a stable key with a low profile; it is the switch type used to make the buttons ultra-thin.


The switch has two plastic cross-arms, one of which pivots on the baseplate, the other pivoting on the keycap. The opposite ends of each cross-arm slide within guides. The cross-arm mechanism replaces the need for an upper shell with guide shafts for sliders, reducing both the height and weight of the button. The flat base of the keycap rests directly on the rubber dome.

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Strix SCAR Edition delivers clearer, louder, and more accurate audio so every action sounds real, all powerfully delivered through two expansive side-firing speakers. With this immersive stereo audio, even the quietest sounds can be heard, so you’ll pick up on every hidden movement. Smart-amplifier technology monitors the audio output and makes real-time adjustments, so you can pump up the volume without worrying about damaging the cones — and that makes output up to 200% louder than before, with increased dynamic range and bass. ROG’s Sonic Studio even offers in-game noise cancellation and voice-volume stabilization, boosting everything you can hear to enhance your performance. Every little advantage aids your march to victory — and Strix SCAR Edition ensures you hear every precise audio cue.


Two expansive side-firing speakers. With this immersive stereo audio, even the quietest sounds can be heard, so you’ll pick up on every hidden movement.


The hardware is 1 of the other reasons that we will want to buy this laptop. The laptop tested here has Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB graphics, 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a 1 TB 5400 rpm Fire Cuda SSHD.



Built-in Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.80GHz processor, and uses the Intel HM175 fast chipset, the processor is four-core eight-thread architecture, and with 6MB L3 cache.


Fire Cuda SSHD:

Fast storage in a gaming notebook is a must since its responsible for system responsiveness and game load times. The ROG Strix SCAR Edition offers SSHD storage so you can have 1TB of storage with performance that’s faster than standard hard drives.


The Seagate FireCuda SSHD is a hybrid drive that combines the large capacity of a hard drive with 8GB of NAND memory. The SSHD intelligently learns usage patterns and moves frequently used files to the flash memory so the system gets faster the more you use it for faster boot times and SSD-like system responsiveness.
The Storage options and the RAM slot are very easily accessible through a dedicated D-Door feature of the ROG Strix GL503 Scar. By just unscrewing only 1 screw , You can upgrade your RAM and storage.




Duo Thermal technology keeps everything cool no matter the workload. PC cooling used to keep temperatures within a specified range to avoid software crashes and prevent damage to the components.


Today, staying in the thermal sweet spot can also influence performance by allowing the CPU and GPU to maintain higher Turbo and Boost frequencies. Duo Thermal gives each chip its own heatsink and a powerful 12V fan to ensure optimal cooling even when the system is fully loaded.
The specially-crafted venting holes above the keyboard and in the bottom of the laptop allow more intake of cool air. The upgraded, 12V fans drive strong airflow to boost cooling efficiency.
An additional fan-boost function further increases cooling performance and guarantees total stability during even the most intense battles.


The GL503VS Scar did very well in benchmarks tested .


We put the SCAR at ultra settings in the Heaven Benchmark and it scored a value of 3940 with Average FPS of 156.4.


We also put the laptop under 3D Mark time Spy stress test where the result was 98.2% of FPS stability. That shows the CPU and GPU can handle heavy loads with no performance losses or throttling.





Here above we see the counter strike global offensive settings all set to very high and we get a stable FPS of around 230.With 144 HZ refresh rate, it is optimal for playing CSGO


By tuning the settings in CSGO we are able to get Highest FPS of around 430.

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In DOTA 2 the SCAR edition laptop is set to the ultra-settings and we get around 110 FPS easily. In medium settings we get around 180 FPS. This shows that the SCAR is best not only for FPS but also for other games.

Tomb Rider:



Tomb Rider Settings – Very High, Highest FPS – 130 with an Average FPS of 110



Overwatch when set to Epic settings gives us an Average FPS of 90 and when we tune the settings we are able to get around 160 FPS easily


Overall, The ROG Strix GL503 SCAR edition is made for gaming. We will be able to run pretty much every recent game with at least High settings on this laptop.

Gaming Center:



The ROG Gaming Center is a 1 stop application for all the needs of the user. It can be opened by pressing the dedicated ROG Key on top of the keyboard.The complete device information is displayed on the left and the speed of CPU & GPU is displayed at the center. The Gaming center has a number of options from freeing up RAM Space, , Setting up Gaming profiles, Fan Overboost function, Temperature information for every core etc.


ROG GameFirst IV technology prioritizes network packets for increased bandwidth for online gaming and streaming.


Aura Core
Change the RGB lighting settings on the keyboard to suit your gaming style.


Xsplit Gamecaster
A lifetime subscription to Xsplit Gamecaster Standard allows live streaming and broadcasting directly to internet streaming platforms, or make recordings for easy sharing online.
To find detailed information of Gaming Center options and functions, You can find the guide here in our GL503 Strix

01-08-2018, 08:07 AM
is there an owners lounge thread for this laptop I currently own this laptop.

01-15-2018, 10:43 AM
is there an owners lounge thread for this laptop I currently own this laptop.

There is no owners lounge for this laptop ... But you can post your queries and we will help you :)