Not only that, but ASUS is using its MUX Switch technology that offers improved battery life, reduced latency, and increased performance by an average of 15% according to ASUS. ASUS MUX Switch ensures your components are running at their max, all the time — while you’ve also got AMD’s Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 6900HX processor cooled with Liquid Metal, whilst upgraded Arc Flow Fans have 84 curved blades that were specially shaped to maximize airflow with minimal noise.
You’ve got a 90W battery with USB Type-C fast-charging, while the battery itself will have up to 12 hours of video playback (nothing on games just yet, but probably 1-3 hours max) while you can go from 0-50% charge in just 30 minutes over the USB Type-C connector. ASUS includes an enthusiast-grade 2.5GbE port for wired ethernet, while there’s also Wi-Fi 6E for the best of both wired and wired networking. There’s also 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports, HDMI 2.0 (WTF, no HDMI 2.1 port), and another 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports with an audio combo jack to finish it off.
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ASUS has introduced the ROG Strix G17 gaming laptop, which is equipped with AMD’s latest Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and new GeForce RTX 3080 TI Laptop GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory. ASUS offers two display options: 1080p @ 360Hz or 1440p @ 240Hz, both with a 3ms reaction time, and up to 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory and PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSDs. ASUS is using the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 and a TGP of 150W, up from the previous-gen ROG Strix G17 laptop’s TGP of 100W.
ASUS is baking in Smart Amp speakers that also have Dolby Atmos that enhance spatial immersion with more nuanced, while Hi-Res audio takes care of providing high-fidelity sound when you’re using your headphones. There’s RGB lighting all over the ASUS ROG Strix G17 gaming laptop, through the keyboard and around the bottom edge of the laptop, and it looks fantastic.