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    ASUS ROG G15 Advantage Edition - G513QY - HQ746 - Several Questions and Issues

    Cheers and hello to the community,

    I recently recieved my G15 advantage edition and overallI am quite happy with the device.

    But I got some issues that I need to sort out because I decide to keep it.
    And a few open questions that the packaging as the marketing material does not answer.


    Questions:
    • Wattage of GPU
      In some reviews of the device I have seen that the TDP of the GPU is at 140watts.
      AOURS Crate shows me that no matter which mode I am using it always sits at 115.
      What is the wattage of the GPU and how to change it?
    • Tuning of GPU
      I looked around to find a way to tune the GPU and undervolt it for better cooling performance.
      AMD Radeon Software does not show me any way to edit the performance settings of the GPU.
      Is it able to undervolt the GPU?
    • Tuning (undervolting) of CPU
      Same question as for the GPU
    • Fan Control?
      I am not sure how the fan control works and did not find a manual for it.
      In the balanced mode the fans rapidly fire up to almost full speed. Even I am not even touching the machine.
      IWhen I check what is going on there is no app running except the service apps of ASUS itself (like Amoury Crate)
      This is a really strange behavior.
      Is this a known issue?
    • The HDMI port is not directly connected to the GPU. But I can connect external monitors directly via USB-C.
      Can I use an USB-C Hub to get the full performance? Is there anything to look out when buying an USB-C hub?
      How does other devices affect the performance when I am gaming for example and also using file transfers via USB-C.
      Saddly this machine just got one USB-C port.


    List of issues.
    • The touchpad makes a sound
      Never experienced that before but the touchpad gives a very settle clicking from it.
      No issue if this is normal for this touchpad model, just wanted to check on it.
      It even makes a sound if I scroll with the mouse wheel - very strange.
    • Overall performance way undereath average
      I attached to images of firestrike 3D results.
      My machine here is way underneath the average of the one tested.
      I tested it repeadelty. Even at 12°C outside.
      The performance did not differ much if tested inside at room temperature or outside.
      The file and image upload does not work.
      So here are the scores:
      Balanced mode: 10311
      Turbo mode. 10664
      Average: 11316

    • Stuttering in Games - No fluenty Gameplay
      Somehow in Cyberpunk as well as in Enlisted I do not get any fluent gameplay. The fps are pushing way above 60hz with my graphic settings.
      But I do not get any fluent image. Thers are no fps drops these are stutters or missing frames.
      Is this a known issue and how t solve it?
      In Cyberpunk it gets noticable worse when Freesync is enabled.
    • Freesync range
      I honestly do not see any improvements when using Freesync. What is the supported range of fps for Freesync on the 165hz panel.
      I know freesync from my screen at home, there it is quite noticable.
    • STandy RGB LED Movement
      Is there a way to turn of the rgb lighing when in Standby.
      This blinking is surely annoying and should have never been there at the first place.
    • Can I activate the secondoray function at the F-KEys? i did not find a setting for that in the BIOS.
      I never us the function keys, just the secondary functions like brigthness up etc.
      Is it possible to use thise functions without pressin the "FN" key?
    • Armoury Crate mode swith.
      Is there an overlay that could tell me which mode i switched to.
      There is the function button on the keyboard but not overlay that tells me which mode I am in. SO i always have to check th software as well


    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Shauntre; 09-02-2021 at 09:06 PM.

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    Srsly? No one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shauntre View Post
    Srsly? No one?
    I'll try to address a couple ...


    Standy RGB LED Movement
    Is there a way to turn of the rgb lighing when in Standby.
    This blinking is surely annoying and should have never been there at the first place.

    Go into A-Crate.
    Go into System > Lighting > Settings
    Turn off the "Sleep" activity mode for the lights.


    Is there an overlay that could tell me which mode i switched to.
    There is the function button on the keyboard but not overlay that tells me which mode I am in. SO i always have to check the software as well...

    You don't need use the FN key to change A-Crate modes. Just hit the button to the left of the A-Crate dedicated key, the one with the Fan symbol.
    Keep pressing that to toggle through three modes: Silent > Performance > Turbo.
    You have to go into A-Crate to enable the "Manual" mode unfortunately. That is because you have to agree to that use case each & every time.

    More generically...

    You can only change the fan profile behavior in Manual Mode.

    You cannot undervolt or tweak the CPU until such time Amd enables Ryzen Master to work on this platform. There are third party utilities in the works, but right now? you're out of luck.

    Your question about a USB-C to Displayport cable really comes down what monitor you will be connecting to.
    I just ordered a USB-C to DP cable from Amazon, just today, that is rated to do up to 240 Hz @ 1080p - which my Predator monitor is capable of.
    Be careful to check cable specs closely when shopping; not all cables are rated equally.

    With respect to benchmark results. Two words: Silicon Lottery
    I have two machines, an early build and a second one from June.
    They score differently. Swapping memory doesn't help.
    It is what it is.

    Don't get hung up on performance metrics not matching what you may see on the internet and/or via review videos. Many of the review machines scored very high compared to the distribution curve of the production builds. For instance, my M5NRK - review build - consistently scores above 14000 on Cinebench R23 in Turbo mode whereas a later build averages 13500. 1000 point spreads on CB are not uncommon. If you hit CB scores @ or below 10000 on this particular machine, I'd be super concerned. Even scores that move around 11000 on CB multi means something is up.
    High 11k's and 12k's are still pretty decent scores.

    Some touch pads are looser than others. It's a common manufacturing issue - even on the most expensive of machines.




    Hope this helps!

    YMD
    Last edited by YourMainD; 09-14-2021 at 02:31 AM.

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