Inside ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513R (2022) – disassembly and upgrade options
This is one of the first Zen 3+ laptops on the market. This means you will get it with DDR5 memory, which is a bit scarce at the moment. On the bright side, you will be able to upgrade it in the future, due to the two SODIMM slots. Let’s take a look inside and see what more you get.
ASUS ROG Strix G15
- AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (Laptop, 150W)
- 32GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To take this laptop apart, you need to undo 11 Phillips-head screws. The one in the bottom right corner remains attached and leaves you a small gap, where you can start the prying process. Be careful when lifting the bottom plate, as there are two ribbon cables attached to the motherboard.
Here, we see a 90Wh battery pack. Before you do anything, we recommend unplugging the battery connector. And if you need to remove the battery, you have to deal with four Phillips-head screws.
3. Memory and storage
Memory-wise, you can put up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM, working at 4800 MHz in dual-channel mode. In terms of storage, you get two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, both of which support Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
Interestingly, both the CPU and the GPU get three heat pipes each, one of which is shared. Furthermore, there is a sixth heat pipe, dedicated to the graphics memory, and the VRMs. Finally, two heat pipes blow the heat away from the four heat sinks. Thankfully, the CPU sports a liquid metal thermal compound, which is significantly better at conducting heat than the conventional thermal paste.
ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513R (2022) in-depth review
Last year, the ROG Strix G15 G513 was one of the best gaming laptops in terms of value. You got an amazing amount of performance, without draining your bank account at the same time. Well, now, we have the refresh of this same notebook, which is credibly named the ROG Strix G15 G513R.But what has changed? As you may know, AMD and NVIDIA released new hardware earlier this year. Guess what? ASUS implements both of them inside of their new device. This means you will get the laptop with up to the Ryzen 9 6900HX, and you have the option to pick from the RTX 3070 Ti and the RTX 3080 Ti. To be [...]
- Ryzen 6000H CPUs with liquid metal thermal compound
- 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots
- Wi-Fi 6E + 2.5G LAN port
- Covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (Innolux N156KME-GNA)
- 165Hz panel with quick response times and Adaptive-Sync (Innolux N156KME-GNA)
- PWM-free (Innolux N156KME-GNA)
- RGB all around the place
- Very good battery life
- Small Arrow keys
- No SD card slot and Thunderbolt support