ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) review – its display refreshes faster than your eyes

The last couple of years has been really generous for the mobile gamer. While laptops may never be as powerful as their desktop relatives, the competition in the hardware industry made them a really good option for gaming. Not to mention the fact that it is now extremely difficult to get top-notch desktop graphics cards.

ASUS seems to be really on it, as they pushed one of its best-selling gaming notebooks to the shelves really early on. At least, when compared to the competition. Probably one of the reasons for that is that they didn’t really bother changing much, compared to the older unit. This is why this one is called the ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022).

Nevertheless, the Zen 3 CPUs have made way for the upgraded Zen 3+ processors, which now feature RDNA2 integrated graphics. This allows you to enjoy ray tracing even without having a dedicated GPU. On the other hand, this is a true gaming notebook. As such, it can’t live to the expectations without one. And boy, does it have some options. They start with the RTX 3050 and go all the way up to the RTX 3080 Ti with 16GB of VRAM, and a whopping 150W TGP.

And if you are a real enthusiast, you would want a high-refresh-rate display. You can’t go wrong with the 360Hz 1080p unit here. There is also the choice of a 1440p 240Hz panel.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/asus-rog-strix-g17-g713-2022/

Contents


Specs Sheet

ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) review – its display refreshes faster than your eyes - Specs

  • BOE NE176FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00)
  • Color accuracy  4.5  1.3
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 395 x 281.1 x 21.4 ~ 28.3 mm (15.55" x 11.07" x 0.84")
  • Weight
  • 2.80 kg (6.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0b
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with AI Noise Cancelling
  • Speakers
  • 2x Speakers, Smart Amp, Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

What’s in the box?

Once you open the box, you will find the mandatory paperwork, as well as the charger. Interestingly, you get a 200W (RTX 3050), 240W (RTX 3060), or a 280W (RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti) power adapter. There is also an optional 100W USB Type-C adapter.


Design and construction

As we mentioned, little has changed on the outside. We see the aluminum lid and plastic body from last year. Interestingly, there are two versions. You will get a thinner and lighter device if you opt for the RTX 3050 GPU. The measurements there are 21-4-26.5mm in profile, and 2.50 kilos in weight. Respectively, if you choose any other GPU option, the laptop becomes thicker (23.4-28.3mm), and heavier (2.80 kilos). The latter is an increase of 100 grams over last year’s model.

In terms of strength, the laptop is extremely rigid, with almost zero flex from both the lid and the base. The design includes a pixelated print, as well as a customizable shroud. Like most gaming notebooks, the backside area (the one that houses the back heat sinks) is elongated, which brings the entire heat-conducting elements further upwards and away from your fingers.

The lid here opens easily with a single hand. Unfortunately, there is no camera above the display, but it’s worth mentioning that the top and side bezels are extremely thin.

In addition, the laptop is absolutely flooded with RGB – the ROG logo on the lid, the strip on the bottom panel, and the keyboard all shine and are configurable through the Aura software. Moreover, the backlight of the keyboard actually has a Per-Key RGB option (while the other choice is a 4-zone unit).

In terms of gaming, we find the keys comfortable, as they have decent key travel and clicky feedback. In contrast to the 15-inch model, this one features a NumberPad. Thankfully, the media and performance control shortcuts have been retained.

And down below, you will find a pretty large touchpad. It has a smooth surface, offering great gliding, and very fast and accurate tracking.

Turn the laptop upside down, and you will see a couple of speaker cutouts, as well as a ventilation grill. It might not look too big, but don’t worry – the fans draw air through the keyboard. You shouldn’t think too much about dust either, as the fan shrouds have neat openings next to the back heat sinks, which let the dust escape the machine, instead of building up inside of it.


Ports

On the left side, there are two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports and an audio jack. The majority of I/O is located on the back. There, you can see the charging plug, a 2.5G LAN port, an HDMI 2.0b connector, and two USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) ports. One of them supports power delivery, DisplayPort output, and G-Sync.


Disassembly, upgrade options, and maintenance

To access this notebook’s internals, you need to undo a total of 11 Phillips-head screws. One of them is captive, and slightly lifts the bottom panel, so you can start the prying process from there. Be gentle, while you lift the panel, as you will need to undo two ribbon cables that connect the LED strip to the motherboard.

Inside, you will find a 90Wh battery pack. First, unplug the connector from the motherboard. Then, undo all 4 Phillips-head screws, that secure the package to the body.

In terms of memory, there are two SODIMM slots. According to ASUS, the laptop supports up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM. Storage-wise, you have access to two M.2 PCIe x4 slots. They both support Gen 4 SSDs.

As for the cooling, there are six heat pipes, four heat sinks, and two fans. It’s good to see that even the VRMs and the graphics memory are being actively cooled. Moreover, the CPU gets a liquid metal treatment.


Display quality

ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) is equipped with a Full HD 360Hz IPS panel, model number BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00). Its diagonal is 17.3″ (43.94 cm), and the resolution is 1920 х 1080 pixels. The screen ratio is 16:9, and we are looking at a pixel density of – 127 ppi, and a pitch of 0.2 х 0.2 mm. The screen turns into Retina when viewed at distance equal to or greater than 69cm (27″) (from this distance one’s eye stops differentiating the separate pixels, and it is normal for looking at a laptop).

Viewing angles are comfortable. We offer images at 45° to evaluate image quality.

Also, a video with locked focus and exposure.

The measured maximum brightness of 334 nits in the middle of the screen and 302 nits as an average for the whole area, with a maximum deviation of 11%. The Correlated Color Temperature on a white screen is 6670K – slightly colder than the optimal for the sRGB standard of 6500K.
In the illustration below you can see how the display performs from a uniformity perspective. In other words, the leakage of light from the light source.

Values of dE2000 over 4.0 should not occur, and this parameter is one of the first you should check if you intend to use the laptop for color-sensitive work. The contrast ratio is good – 1070:1.

To make sure we are on the same page, we would like to give you a little introduction to the sRGB color gamut and the Adobe RGB. To start, there’s the CIE 1976 Uniform Chromaticity Diagram that represents the visible specter of colors by the human eye, giving you a better perception of the color gamut coverage and the color accuracy.

Inside the black triangle, you will see the standard color gamut (sRGB) that is being used by millions of people on HDTV and on the web. As for the Adobe RGB, this is used in professional cameras, monitors, etc for printing. Colors inside the black triangle are used by everyone and this is the essential part of the color quality and color accuracy of a mainstream notebook.

Still, we’ve included other color spaces like the famous DCI-P3 standard used by movie studios, as well as the digital UHD Rec.2020 standard. Rec.2020, however, is still a thing of the future and it’s difficult for today’s displays to cover that well. We’ve also included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colors that naturally occur around us every day.

The yellow dotted line shows ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022)’s color gamut coverage.

Its display covers 96% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (web/HDTV standard) in CIE1976.

Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimal color temperature (6500K) at 140 cd/m2 luminance and sRGB gamma mode.

We tested the accuracy of the display with 24 commonly used colors like light and dark human skin, blue sky, green grass, orange, etc. You can check out the results in factory condition and also, with the “Design and Gaming” profile.

Below you see the scores of ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) with the “Gaming and Web design” profile.

The next figure shows how well the display is able to reproduce really dark parts of an image, which is essential when watching movies or playing games in low ambient light.

The left side of the image represents the display with stock settings, while the right one is with the “Gaming and Web Design” profile activated. On the horizontal axis, you will find the grayscale, and on the vertical axis – the luminance of the display. On the two graphs below you can easily check for yourself how your display handles the darkest nuances but keep in mind that this also depends on the settings of your current display, the calibration, the viewing angle, and the surrounding light conditions.


Response time (Gaming capabilities)

We test the reaction time of the pixels with the usual “black-to-white” and “white-to-black” method from 10% to 90% and vice versa.

We recorded Fall Time + Rise Time = 7 ms.

After that, we test the reaction time of the pixels with the usual “Gray-to-Gray” method from 50% White to 80% White and vice versa between 10% and 90% of the amplitude.


PWM (Screen flickering)

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is an easy way to control monitor brightness. When you lower the brightness, the light intensity of the backlight is not lowered, but instead turned off and on by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable to the human eye. In these light impulses, the light/no-light time ratio varies, while brightness remains unchanged, which is harmful to your eyes. You can read more about that in our dedicated article on PWM.

The backlight of the ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) doesn’t use PWM to adjust its levels of brightness. This means the display is comfortable for use, without presenting any excessive eye strain in this aspect.


Blue light emissions

Installing our Health-Guard profile not only eliminates PWM but also reduces the harmful Blue Light emissions while keeping the colors of the screen perceptually accurate. If you’re not familiar with the Blue light, the TL;DR version is – emissions that negatively affect your eyes, skin, and your whole body. You can find more information about that in our dedicated article on Blue Light.

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Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package are meant for ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) configurations with 17.3″ FHD IPS BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00).

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Sound

ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022)’s speakers produce a deep sound of very good quality. They also support Dolby Atmos, and the low, mid, and high tones are clear of deviations.


Drivers

All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://rog.asus.com/laptops/rog-strix/rog-strix-g17-2022-series/helpdesk_download

Battery

Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with. The 90Wh battery inside lasted us for 11 hours and 53 minutes of Web browsing, or 9 hours and 42 minutes of video playback.

In order to simulate real-life conditions, we used our own script for automatic web browsing through over 70 websites.


CPU options

This machine sports the brand new Ryzen 7 6800H and Ryzen 9 6900HX CPUs. They are built on a 6nm node and the Zen 3+ architecture. The major change over the last generation is the inclusion of an RDNA2 iGPU.


GPU options

In terms of graphcis, you get plenty of choice. The options include the RTX 3050 (95W) 4GB, RTX 3060 (140W) 6GB, RTX 3070 Ti (150W) 8GB, RTX 3080 (150W) 8GB, and RTX 3080 Ti (150W) 16GB.


Gaming tests

Metro Exodus Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
Average FPS 145 fps 73 fps 35 fps

Borderlands 3 Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
Average fps 114 fps 94 fps 76 fps

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
Average 111 fps 96 fps 62 fps

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
Average 129 fps 123 fps 79 fps

Temperatures and comfort

Max CPU load

In this test we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The first column shows a computer’s reaction to a short load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a serious task (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is a good indicator of how good the laptop is for long loads such as video rendering.

Average core frequency (base frequency + X); CPU temp.

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H (45W TDP) 0:02 – 0:10 sec 0:15 – 0:30 sec 10:00 – 15:00 min
ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) 3.77 GHz (B+18%) @ 77°C @ 78W 3.74 GHz (B+17%) @ 82°C @ 78W 3.76 GHz (B+18%) @ 80°C @ 79W
ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513R (2022) 3.80 GHz (B+19%) @ 78°C @ 79W 3.76 GHz (B+18%) @ 84°C @ 78W 3.78 GHz (B+18%) @ 82°C @ 78W

Expectedly, the 17-inch version of the laptop performs similarly to its 15-inch equivalent. Of course, the main culprit of the high clocks and the low temperatures is the liquid metal thermal compound applied to the CPU.

Real-life gaming

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min) Max Fans
ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) 1827 MHz @ 83°C @ 139W 1825 MHz @ 85°C @ 139W
ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513R (2022) 1844 MHz @ 81°C @ 139W 1723 MHz @ 74°C @ 118W
ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021) 1548 MHz @ 80°C @ 95W 1540 MHz @ 81°C @ 95W
HP Omen 17 (2021, 17-ck0000) 1861 MHz @ 72°C @ 129W 1857 MHz @ 73°C @ 130W
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 1535 MHz @ 69°C @ 75W 1517 MHz @ 76°C @ 75W
Lenovo Legion 5i (17″ Intel, 2021) 1886 MHz @ 75°C @ 127W 1879 MHz @ 76°C @ 127W
Lenovo Legion 7 (16″, 2021) 1867 MHz @ 70°C @ 126W 1858 MHz @ 74°C @ 127W
Lenovo Legion 5 (15″ AMD, 2021) 1831 MHz @ 75°C @ 129W 1815 MHz @ 80°C @ 129W
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (16″) 1803 MHz @ 76°C @ 129W 1787 MHz @ 81°C @ 129W
MSI GP66 Leopard 1863 MHz @ 72°C @ 124W 1852 MHz @ 75°C @ 125W 1849 MHz @ 69°C @ 127W
MSI GP76 Leopard 1860 MHz @ 71°C @ 129W 1857 MHz @ 73°C @ 128W 1869 MHz @ 67°C @ 128W

On the other side, the ROG Strix G17 G713R didn’t suffer from the issues of its smaller brother. This means you will be able to enjoy the full 140W TGP of the RTX 3060 at any time and for long periods. Nice!

Gaming comfort

You should expect high noise levels when using the Turbo performance preset from the Armoury Crate. On the other hand, the external heat levels are very low, considering the quite warm GPU.


Verdict

What do you need from a gaming laptop? Surely, the number one thing is performance. This essential feature is an absolute must, and the ROG Strix G17 G713R definitely provides it. The latest and greatest from AMD’s CPU roster helps a lot, as it offers you a computational performance to brag about. And ASUS’ usage of liquid metal helps you extract every single drop of what the processor has to offer.

Well, the GPU tends to get a bit warm, but you have to keep in mind that there is still a lot of potential in the fans. And thankfully, even without maxing them out, you are able to maintain the full 140W of the RTX 3060.

ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022)’s 17-inch IPS panel (BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00)) has a Full HD resolution, good contrast ratio, and comfortable viewing angles. Additionally, it covers 96% of the sRGB gamut and surprisingly has an accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile. It doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment, which is good for long periods. Now – the 360Hz panel actually has a super-fast pixel response time, which is great for gaming. Plus, the Adaptive Sync will ensure you don’t get as much tearing as without it.

A quick peek on the inside showed us that you will be able to upgrade the laptop down the line. Two SODIMM slots offer you up to 32GB of RAM, while the two M.2 PCIe x4 slots support Gen 4 drives.

Unfortunately, the AMD architecture still doesn’t support Thunderbolt 4. However, you get the next best thing, which is two USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) ports. One of them supports power delivery, through the optional 100W USB Type-C charger. Moreover, it can act as a DisplayPort output and supports G-Sync displays.

You have to know, that if you want to use your device for conference calls, you would need to buy a camera separately. This is quite unfortunate, but if ASUS had to choose between putting a camera, or a MUX switch, then, they have made the right decision.

This feature allows the dGPU to communicate directly with the integrated display, which leaves no frames on the table. We find it especially useful with the 360Hz display, as the lack of MUX can be felt mainly at lower settings, where the frames-per-second are high, and you need a lot of bandwidth.

Generally, this notebook is a good purchase. It would be interesting to see what the rest of the competition comes up with. And if you want something easier on the budget, check out the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021).

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/asus-rog-strix-g17-g713-2022/

Pros

  • 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 96% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00))
  • 360Hz panel with blazingly quick response times and Adaptive-Sync (BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00))
  • PWM-free (BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00))
  • RGB all around the place
  • Very good battery life


Cons

  • No Web camera
  • No SD card slot and Thunderbolt support

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