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BEAT THE BEST. BREAK ALL LIMITS.
Enjoy effortless Windows 11 Home gaming performance with the Strix SCAR 18
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Up to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX processor with 24 cores and 32 threads at up to 65W TDP
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Up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU with 175W max TGP, with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, and DLSS 3
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Brand new 18-inch QHD Nebula Display, 16:10 aspect ratio, 240Hz/3ms, Pantone Validated®, and 100% DCI-P3
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Game with confidence thanks to Tri-Fan Technology, full-surround vents, and Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal
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Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support for immersive content
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The Pinnacle of Performance
Dominate the Windows 11 Home battlefield with the all-new ROG Strix SCAR 18. Introducing a 18-inch screen to the SCAR lineup for the first time, see the enemy more clearly than ever before. Powered by a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU with a max TGP of 175W, the SCAR 18 easily handles even the most demanding games. It also comes with a dedicated MUX Switch with support for NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, enabling you to easily harness the true power of your GPU when gaming. With support for up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and up to 4TB of PCIe Gen4x4 storage, the SCAR 18 can easily game, stream, and create content all at the same time without breaking a sweat. For the ultimate gaming laptop, look no further than the Strix SCAR 18.
Windows 11 Home
4TB PCIe 4.0
In RAID 0
MAXED OUT CLOCKS
Power, meet efficiency
Power through any game or project with an Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX processor, featuring up to a 65W TDP and a hybrid architecture built from the ground up for Windows 11. With up to 8 Performance-cores and 16 Efficient-cores, AAA gaming is flawless and streaming is effortless.
16 E-cores + 8 P-cores
PL2 Manual Mode
Top-tier components require power, especially when it comes to maximizing your GPU’s performance. Powered by NVIDIA DLSS 3, ultra-efficient Ada Lovelace arch, and Max-Q Technologies, the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU is fully unleashed with a max TGP of 175W with Dynamic Boost.
With Dynamic Boost
NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus
With NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus, the laptop can automatically route frames from the discrete GPU directly to the display using a MUX switch, bypassing the integrated graphics. This pathing improves performance 5-10% compared to machines without a MUX Switch, making sure you get the absolute best gaming experience—all without needing touch a single button. This automatic switching also preserves your machine's battery life, as it can dynamically transition between the high power discrete GPU and the lower power integrated GPU. No matter what you’re doing, your machine will switch to the most optimized mode without you having to lift a finger.
Blazing Fast DDR5 Memory
Leveraging the brand new DDR5 standard, enjoy a huge generational performance jump to 4800Mhz, with write times 50% faster than DDR4 equipped machines. This ultra-fast memory makes all aspects of the laptop feel snappy, from intense gaming to light web browsing.
Better. Faster. Stronger.
Take on even the largest projects with confidence thanks to a PCIE Gen4 SSD configured in RAID 0. With raw throughput up to 7000MB/s, massive files and detailed game worlds will load in the blink of an eye.
GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptops
Beyond Fast for Gamers
AI-Powered Performance and Lifelike Graphics*
Get a quantum leap in performance in games and creative apps with AI-powered DLSS 3 and enable lifelike virtual worlds with
full ray tracing.
Accelerate Your Ideas
NVIDIA Studio takes your creative projects to the next level. Unlock RTX and AI acceleration in top creative apps, NVIDIA Studio drivers for max stability, and a suite of exclusive tools to fast-track your creativity.
Optimized Power and Performance
NVIDIA Max-Q is an advanced suite of AI-powered technologies that optimize your system for peak efficiency. This enables blazing-fast laptops that are thin, quiet, and have amazing battery life.
Game. Stream. Create.
The SCAR series is built from the ground up for gamers — and, of course, game developers. The Strix SCAR 18 can run all of the latest game engines, enabling you to unlock your creativity and try your hand at making the next great game. Whether you’re a digital artist, streamer, video editor, or dabble with animation and game development, the Strix SCAR 18 has all the horsepower you need to take your creations to the next level. Featuring up to an Intel® Core™ i9 processor and up to an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series Laptop GPU, complex projects on popular development tools like Unity and Autodesk render in a snap. You have what it takes to be the best on the battlefield, but are you ready to design the next one?
To accommodate such powerful components, the Strix SCAR 18’s chassis and motherboard were both redesigned to accommodate our new full-width heatsink, while the copper fins were moved even closer to the exhaust vents for more efficient cooling. This unique heatsink is built from three different sections, surrounding the motherboard with densely packed fins for a total surface area of 195,509mm², a 82.5% increase from the 2022 Strix SCAR 17. This design maximizes the available pathing for hot air to escape the machine and drastically increases overall cooling.
Finally, most gaming laptops have a dual fan cooling system, but the SCAR 18 was able to push the performance envelope even further with the introduction of a third fan that helps keep the GPU and VRAM cool. Paired with seven heatpipes and Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal on both the CPU and GPU, the SCAR 18’s cooling system is a marvel of engineering.
15 °C cooler
CPU & GPU Temperatures
Hot air needs somewhere to go, so we redesigned the SCAR 18’s exhaust vents to give it the best flow possible. In addition to making the entire rear of the machine an exhaust vent, the SCAR 18 retains its side vents, giving it ample opportunity to move hot air out of the system. We even moved the heatsinks closer to the vents themselves, giving hot air a straight-line path out of the machine and avoid any recirculation.
The SCAR 18 features 414 heatsink fins, with each stack lined with ultra-thin copper fins as slim as 0.1mm. This allows for higher density and lower air resistance, with a total of 195,509mm² of surface area, an increase of 82.5% from the 2022 SCAR 17. This all-copper construction continues to the new full-width design, which is double the size of a normal heatsink and covers the entire rear of the machine.
At the heart of every great laptop is a great cooling solution. Our new Tri-Fan Technology directs air though precisely calculated cutouts in the chassis, sending airflow directly towards internal components to keep them cool in all conditions. A third auxiliary fan also helps to send additional heat from the GPU directly to the heatsinks, keeping the machine cool during long video renders or gaming sessions.
Conductonaut Extreme Liquid Metal
Starting in 2022, select ROG models featured Thermal Grizzly’s cutting-edge Conductonaut Extreme, which improves liquid metal's heat transfer even further. Compared to traditional thermal pastes, this indium- and gallium-based compound offers 17X higher conductivity, in addition to CPU and GPU temperature reductions of up to 15 degrees. Used exclusively by ROG, this material offers the highest thermal transfer available on a laptop.*Temperature improvements compared to the previous gen thermal compound, as tested internally by ASUS. Thermal conductivity compared to industry standard.
Up to 7 comprehensive heatpipes
The Strix SCAR 18’s comprehensive thermal design includes an extended heat spreader that absorbs heat from the CPU, GPU, VRAM, and VRM. With 7 heatpipes and an increase in total coverage from 29% to 33% of the motherboard compared to last generation, this extensive thermal solution helps sustain and extend the overall performance, reliability, and lifespan of the system.
0dB Ambient Cooling
Enjoy truly silent cooling under light workloads with 0dB Technology. In the Silent operating mode, the cooling system switches off all fans during everyday tasks to dissipate heat passively. This lets you concentrate on your work and immerse yourself in movies with less distraction. If CPU or GPU temperatures increase, the fans automatically switch on again.
First introduced on the Zephyrus G14, the ROG Strix SCAR 18 features a dust filter on its intake vents. Dust and fibers can collect inside the machine, trapping heat and causing degraded performance over time. A filter helps keep dust out, allowing the CPU and GPU to breathe easier for years of smooth and stable operation.*Internal testing in a simulated dusty environment.
0.1mm ultra thin fin
Thermal energy is dissipated by four heatsinks, each lined with ultrathin copper fins as slim as 0.1mm. These fins are half the size of typical solutions, allowing for higher density for heat dissipation and lower air resistance to allow for smoother flow. With up to 414 heatsink fins totaling 195,509mm² of surface area, heat flows out of the system incredibly efficiently, letting your components boost higher, for longer.
Extended gaming sessions can heat up internal components and make the keyboard warm to the touch. To keep your fingers cool, small vents around the WASD keys let the fans draw cool air into the chassis from above.
Our Silent, Performance, and Turbo modes are just the beginning. Scenario Profiles allow your system to automatically switch between these modes based on the application you're running, alongside other vital system settings. Switch between lighting configurations automatically, disable the Windows key and touchpad during games, and automate to your heart's content. Armoury Crate makes adjustments in an instant to best fit the task at hand.
For gamers who demand the absolute best motion and image clarity, the SCAR 18 offers an incredible Nebula display with a 240Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and a staggering 500 nits brightness for stunning gameplay. The 18-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio QHD panel provides staggeringly deep blacks for content that jumps right off the screen, whether you’re watching a movie or playing a fast-moving arena shooter. The SCAR 18 can also be equipped with a Full HD 165Hz panel, with each option offering fantastic color, Dolby Vision, Adaptive-Sync support, and an 89% screen-to-body ratio for a stellar gaming and viewing experience.
Dolby Vision® Technology
Scene to scene, frame to frame, Dolby Vision makes media look better. The technology improves on standard 4K high dynamic range (HDR) video, dynamically adjusting visuals to make every image in front of you richer, brighter, and livelier. Creators can film and edit their streams, videos, and other content in a format commonly used by industry professionals.
Pantone® Color Validation
Each IPS-level display is factory-calibrated to ensure that colors are accurate to the Pantone® palette. Artists, designers, and content creators can add high-quality content to their portfolios and enjoy richer gaming visuals all on the same machine.
100% DCI-P3 Color Coverage
While the sRGB color space is the standard for most digital visuals, it only represents about 75% of the DCI-P3 spectrum used for professional filmmaking. Displays with complete DCI-P3 coverage offer a wide color gamut for more vibrant images, letting you see films and other media exactly the way they were meant to be experienced.
Nothing breaks in-game immersion like stuttering and tearing. GPUs render frames at variable rates, but displays usually refresh at a constant clip, so they can get out of sync, causing visible hitching and artifacts that pull you out of the action. With NVIDIA G-SYNC, the refresh rate of the display synchronizes with the GPU’s frame rate to eliminate visual tearing, minimize stuttering, and reduce input lag. Get ready to experience gameplay that looks and feels more natural than ever.
TÜV Rheinland Certification
Nebula Displays are TÜV Rheinland® Certified, ensuring they are low blue light compliant and flicker-free, preventing eyestrain during long gaming or content creation sessions.
GAMING CENTRIC DESIGN
Designed to Win
Built for Victory
The Republic of Gamers was built by those who love to play video games. All ROG designs and considerations come with gamers first, from the chassis design, lighting integration, software controls, and macro functions. These ROG exclusive design features not only give you a competitive advantage, but they make sure you never blend in with the crowd.
When you want to tweak settings, monitor temperatures, or tinker with your laptop, Armoury Crate is your command center. Real-time monitoring allows you to see what your GPU, CPU and memory are doing. RGB can be adjusted on a game-by-game basis with Aura Sync. Fan and power profiles allow you to change the acoustics, power delivery, and thermal characteristics of the laptop on the fly. And exclusive game deals keep your library topped off at all times.
More than just simple fan curves, Armoury Crate’s performance modes serve to transform your machine from a silent, power sipping web browser to a full gaming battlestation with maximum horsepower. And for those that require even more granular control, Manual mode removes all limiters and lets you make a custom profile that suits your exact needs. For more information on Performance Modes, check out our full guide here.
Armoury Crate also supports full customization of the dedicated hotkeys. By default they act as volume control, microphone mute and a quick launch for Armoury Crate, but with a few adjustments you can make them work for you. Create a function key for quick toggle when needed, a macro for complicated button combinations, or even a quick launch button for the application of your choice. Make your machine uniquely yours.
ROG GameVisual software offers six expertly tuned graphic modes designed to optimize your visual experience for specific game genres. First Person Shooter (FPS) mode, for example, enhances visibility in dark environments, allowing you to get the drop on any enemies lurking in the shadows. Use GameVisual to get the best experience for every game in your library.
Customize the RGB lighting on Aura-compatible peripherals to suit your gaming style. Aura Core’s easy-to-use control panel allows you to alter a brilliant spectrum of lighting effects and colors, in addition to swapping preset lighting modes, you can also activate Aura Sync to match colors and effects across multiple devices.
This brand new feature in Armoury Crate 5.0 allows you to synchronize an animated desktop wallpaper with your laptop's RGB lighting. Choose between multiple ROG-themed wallpapers and RGB effects to give your rig a completely unified look. Additional wallpapers can be downloaded directly from Armoury Crate, and the application can easily be controlled from the Windows system tray.
Automatic switching between Silent, Performance, and Turbo modes is just the beginning for Scenario Profiles. You can also define application-specific preferences for other vital system settings, like the lighting configuration, whether the Windows key or touchpad are enabled, and which GameFirst VI and Sonic Studio III profile to use. Armoury Crate makes adjustments in an instant to best fit the task at hand, and you can configure each profile exactly how you want.
Press the Attack
The difference between victory and defeat can be separated by a single keystroke, so the SCAR 18 has a professional esports grade keyboard designed to secure the win. Built to last, the Strix SCAR's keyboard switches are rated to last over 20 million presses, and n-key rollover guarantees your system will never miss command even if you’re pressing multiple keys at once. The SCAR has a full-sized keyboard, with dedicated media controls and dedicated hotkeys that are tuned for volume and Armoury Crate controls by default, but can be customized for different functions or macros. And with per key RGB and full Aura Sync customization, the SCAR will always have the looks to
Dedicated gaming hotkeys sit just above the left side of the keyboard for quick access to the volume and mic mute controls, operating modes, and Armoury Crate. They are also fully customizable, and can be programmed to launch apps, set as a function key, or used as a macro. The Strix SCAR has all the tools you need for victory.
Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology registers keypresses earlier in the stroke, enabling a more responsive experience for serious gaming and work. Triggering earlier means faster, effortless inputs with greater accuracy.
Large touch pad
Improve everyday comfort and usability with a 10% larger touchpad, and new for 2023, the SCAR 18’s touchpad also comes with a glass coating for a more premium feel. More space means greater precision along with more comfortable hand movements and gestures while you’re navigating.
The 2023 Strix SCAR 18 continues to embody the distinct style of ROG. With sharp chassis designs, unique RGB accents, and a distinct gaming vibe, a Strix laptop will always stand out from the crowd. New for 2022, the Strix SCAR features a rear glow RGB panel, which paired together with per-key RGB illumination on the keyboard and the light bar make the laptop a beacon of gaming power from any angle.
Look beyond the veil
Don your armor
Stun at every angle
IMMERSIVE IMMERSIVE IMMERSIVE IMMERSIVE IMMERSIVE
Dolby Atmos-powered speakers include two tweeters and two downward firing woofers to create an authentic sound stage for your games. Hi-Res audio ensures you hear your music in the same quality it was recorded. Two Way AI Noise Cancelation processes both incoming and outgoing audio to filter any errant background noises, making sure that your calls, chats and streams come through without distraction.
Smart Amp Speakers
Virtual Surround Sound
AI Noise Cancelation
Two-way Ai Noise Cancelation
Our advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation technology runs on the CPU, which frees up the GPU to hit higher FPS. It works with any input device and also with downstream connections, letting you remove noise from both your own mic input and from incoming feeds. Noise-canceling settings can even be customized per program, filtering specific apps like voice chat without affecting game audio you want to remain untouched.
Quad Speakers With Dolby Atmos
Two tweeters and two woofers powered by Smart Amp offer richer sound with 2.8x more volume, 3x more powerful bass, and up to 3x the dynamic range of alternatives. This quad-speaker setup delivers immersive surround sound optimized by Dolby Atmos technology to deliver balanced, multidimensional audio across the full spectrum without losing clarity or detail.
All Day Endurance
The Strix SCAR 18 is ready to go the distance. Featuring a 90Wh battery, the laptop can easily browse the web for hours away from the wall before needing a recharge. For flexibility on the go, USB Type-C charging is supported up to 100W. When charging using the supplied 330W power adapter, the SCAR 18 can recharge from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes.
In modern multiplayer games, a stable internet connection is imperative. The Strix SCAR 18 is ready to join the fight with a dedicated RJ45 port, as well as the latest Wi-Fi 6E wireless standard. On Wi-Fi 6E supported networks, enjoy access to the newest wireless band, free from clutter and interference from your home’s other wireless devices, ensuring you never lag
Faster Internet Speed
- 2.5G LAN RJ-45 jack
- HDMI (2.1)
- USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 4 (support DisplayPort)
- USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C (support DisplayPort & PD Charger)
- Audio jack
- USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
- USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
When you need to plug into the big screen, the dedicated GPU powers an HDMI 2.1 port for the latest TVs and monitors, increasing total bandwidth from 18 to 48Gbps, and supporting up to 4K 120Hz and 8K 60Hz content. Two USB Type-C ports allow for plenty of connectivity—one for DisplayPort and power delivery, and a second with Thunderbolt 4 support.
Don’t leave home without some ROG gaming accessories. Keep superior precision and control close at hand with the Aura Sync-compatible ROG Strix Gladius III mouse. Enhance your audio experience with the cushy and comfortable ROG Fusion II 300 headset, perfect for immersing yourself in rich, high-fidelity sound. To get all this gear to your destination, make sure to bring a durable ROG backpack.*Bundled peripherals may vary according to regions. Please check with local vendors for exact offers.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Discover your next favorite game
Play over 100 high-quality games with friends on your PC, console, phone or tablet for one low monthly price.* With games added all the time, there’s always something new to play.*Terms and exclusions apply. Game catalog varies over time, by region, and by device. See xbox.com/gamepass and https://www.ea.com/eaplay/terms, for details. Xbox Cloud Gaming: Streaming limits apply. Requires compatible controller (sold separately), supported device and Xbox Game Pass app; see system requirements. System requirements vary by game; performance scales with higher-end systems. **The EA logo and Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. © FIFA is a copyright and/or trademark of FIFA. All rights reserved. Manufactured under license by Electronic Arts Inc. STAR WARS © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
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