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  • Overview of ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II: monster gaming with ray tracing


    Jokes on the topic "RTX on/off" the audience went on to discuss the real application of the technology, hardware support is not so long ago appeared on commercial devices. The long-awaited future has come. The proof - the familiar Asus laptop with a video card of the new generation. Lovers of sights it is time to get ready.

    ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

    A familiar profile

    When looking at the photo attentive reader is sure to experience a deja vu. It is no coincidence: in comparison with versions based on GeForce GTX 10 series, the laptop is not changed in appearance. And why? After all, design and so on the level.

    The laptop weighs about three kilograms, and with the power supply - all four, but the size is not reminiscent of the usual seventeen-inch model for gamers. He calmly fit in a backpack with a diagonal of up to 15.6-inch devices.

    ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

    Similar to the previous model, the display is a gorgeous matrix with a frequency of 144 Hz, minimum response time and one hundred percent coverage of colors. The picture does not glare due to the matte finish, and you can look at the screen endlessly — the eyes get tired less. Because of the thin frame of the webcam "moved" to the panel under the display, to the right of the center. This arrangement is not suitable for everyone: with the usual inclination of the cover, the interlocutor will at best see your right shoulder. However, the image does not lose clarity and deviation from the usual viewing angle.

    Performance and games

    But who needs the description of the body when the most important thing in a laptop - it iron? And it is in the updated model, curious and more than worthy. And the main thing here - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with support for ray tracing.

    Ray tracing (which is the ray tracing) - one of the ways to get a realistic three-dimensional image. It uses reflection rules, scattering and refraction of light as close to the present. Until recently, such technology required too much computing resources, but with the advent of RTX series has become more accessible.

    ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

    For ray tracing in real time in a new video card meet the specific RT-kernel, which allow fairly considered light and reflection. So it turns out the most plausible and live picture. There is also the tensor of the nucleus - they perform other complex operations. RTX 2070 makes it possible to join the new technology now. The notebook with such a card is cheaper than similar models using the older 2080.

    The rest of the filling in the top-end configuration at an altitude of 32 GB of RAM in conjunction with Intel processor eighth generation. Testing benchmarks consistently give good results, except in specialized Port Royal indicators, frankly, middle.

    But the main thing - power play. Ultra-high settings do not prevent the laptop adequately to express themselves in a beautiful action movie (Far Cry 5), and in blockbuster movies with support for real-time ray tracing. In Battlefield V enabled DXR and smoothing TAA rate frame rate kept steadily in the range of 50-60, and the Metro Exodus is changing before our eyes, is only to enable the preference.

    ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

    Pacific laptop does not include: audible cooler but saves the voluminous and powerful sound of standard speakers. With headphones, the background noise at all come to naught. In the games and test software, CPU temperature is near 85 degrees. It helps remove heat located below the display cutout in the shape of a trapezoid and powerful fans with the acceleration mode.

    As part of the autonomy of the situation is comparable with the previous models - without sockets can count on 3-3.5 hours of work. This indicator helps to improve the power-saving modes, stop the individual applications and the limitation of the display brightness.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

    Test results

    GEEKBENCH

    Single-core — 5000; Multi-core — 21203

    3DMARK

    FireStrike-16994; TimeSpy-7019 (graphics 7614, processor 4685); Port Royal-4072

    CINEBENCH R15.0

    OpenGL — 94,72; CPU — 1095; CPU — Single core 165

    PCMARK 10

    5346 (Full HD, ultra-high settings, DirectX 12)

    ASSASSIN'S CREED: ODYSSEY

    41 fps

    DOOM (VULKAN, tssaa smoothing)

    124 fps

    SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER

    74 fps

    BATTLEFIELD 1

    122 fps

    BATTLEFIELD V

    DXR on 56 fps; DXR off 79 fps

    FAR CRY 5

    109 fps

    Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (DX 11) Hairworks Inc.

    108 fps

    Metro Exodus Hairworks Inc.

    RTX on 87; RTX off 98

    AUTONOMY

    3 hours 30 minutes

    ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

    Accuracy and speed

    The keyboard is adapted for rapid command input and independent presses processing - buttons separated by gaps, and even slightly concave. To ergonomics have no complaints, except, perhaps, a little compressed horizontally key numeric keypad. In games and in normal operation, the keyboard has shown its best side: the convenience of text input is provided as a form of keys and the brand profile of Asus. Quick text input is not annoying, "bang", although someone may seem a keyboard and speakerphone.

    The trackpad is slightly shifted from the center to the left, it is enough space to work. Gestures and pressing are processed accurately and move buttons that duplicate mouse button, deep and soft. Random clicking excluded - as well as inappropriately by clicking the trackpad.

    ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

    Results

    Powerful, productive, and thus relatively compact gaming laptop expectedly established itself on the positive side. If hunting is to actually test all the charm of RTX and at the same time get a universal computer for all scenarios (except for handling 8K-video and three-dimensional images), it is a suitable option. Moreover, with a margin of five years. Yes, the card is even steeper (RTX 2080) - well there and the price is quite different.

    Asus ROG Strix Scar II - hit with reservations: the cost of the necessary hardware impressive, and the games with the latest innovations are not so much. But such is the price of innovation and breakthrough technologies, confidently challenging market. Of course, someone will be waiting for new insights and solutions, but an opportunity to get everything at once there are already here and now.


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