Inside ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 – disassembly and upgrade options

This is one of the most powerful laptops on the market, and it comes packed with upgrade options.

Check out all ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To access this notebook’s internals, you need to remove the bottom panel. First, undo all 11 Phillips-head screws and then pry the panel with a plastic tool, starting from the edge, where the screw is captive. Before you fully lift it away, you need to unplug the LED strip ribbon cables from the motherboard.


2. Battery

When it comes to the battery, we found a pretty beefy 90Wh battery pack.


3. Memory and storage

Memory-wise there are two RAM SODIMM slots, that support up to 64GB in dual-channel in total. Additionally, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for storage upgrades.


4. Cooling system

In terms of cooling, there are six heat pipes. One of them is common for both chips, while both the CPU and the GPU have two more each. The last one cools the graphics memory and the VRMs. It’s worth noting that ASUS uses a liquid metal thermal compound for the CPU.

Check out all ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 in-depth review

Ladies and gentlemen say hello to the flagship gaming laptop from ASUS - the ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733. Well... if there is a flagship series this year, considering the extreme similarity between the SCAR and the "regular" Strix G17 G713 specs-wise. It is a surprise to no one, that this laptop comes with some of the best from AMD and NVIDIA - the up to the Ryzen 9 5900HX, and the 130W version of the RTX 3080 with 16GB of graphics memory.So, behind the sheer monstrosity of the hardware sits a quirky laptop, that may or may not be to everybody's taste. For now, let's not concentrate on the met[...]

Pros

  • Loaded with RGB
  • 1080p 360Hz, and 1440p 165Hz IPS panel options
  • Covers 96% of the sRGB color gamut and has an accurate color representation thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • 300Hz panel has very quick pixel response times (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • One of the best hardware combinations up to this day
  • Liquid metal thermal compound on the CPU
  • Wi-Fi 6 support and two M.2 PCIe x4 drives
  • Optically mechanical keyboard with very low latency and big Arrow keys

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt support (due to chipset limitations)
  • No SD card reader
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Joe Biden
Joe Biden
5 months ago

Useless, fails to show anything upgrade except ram, is the cpu upgradable or video card upgradable?

Simeon Nikolov
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe Biden

Sorry, Mr.President, upgrading the CPU/GPU of a laptop isn’t a good idea due to several reasons: First, the SCAR 17 G733, like most laptops, has its CPU and GPU soldered onto the motherboard, which makes it nearly impossible to upgrade without replacing the entire motherboard. This process is not only technically challenging but also cost-prohibitive, as motherboards tailored to specific laptop models are pretty expensive. Second, even if you manage to find a compatible motherboard with a better CPU or GPU, there’s no guarantee that the laptop’s cooling system will be adequate for the new components. Higher-performance CPUs and GPUs… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Simeon Nikolov