The Pinnacle of Performance
Dominate the Windows 11 Pro battlefield with the all-new ROG Strix SCAR 16. Introducing a 16-inch screen to the SCAR lineup for the first time, see the enemy more clearly than ever before. Powered by a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU with a max TGP of 175W, the SCAR 16 easily handles even the most demanding games.
It also comes with a dedicated MUX Switch with support for NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, enabling you to easily harness the true power of your GPU when gaming. With support for up to 16GB of DDR5 RAM and up to 4TB of PCIe Gen4x4 storage, the SCAR 16 can easily game, stream, and create content all at the same time without breaking a sweat. For the ultimate gaming laptop, look no further than the Strix SCAR 16.
Power, meet efficiency
Power through any game or project with an Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX processor, featuring up to a 65W TDP and a hybrid architecture built from the ground up for Windows 11. With up to 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficiency cores, AAA gaming is flawless and streaming is effortless.
16 E-cores + 8 P-cores
- Up to 175WPL2 Manual Mode
- Up to: 65WTDP
Top-tier components require power, especially when it comes to maximizing your GPU’s performance. Powered by NVIDIA DLSS 3, ultra-efficient Ada Lovelace arch, and Max-Q Technologies, the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 Laptop GPU is fully unleashed with a max TGP of 175W with Dynamic Boost.
- NVIDIA® GeForce
- Max TGP
With Dynamic Boost
NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus
With NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus, the laptop can automatically route frames from the discrete GPU directly to the display using a MUX switch, bypassing the integrated graphics.
This pathing improves performance by 5-10% compared to machines without a MUX Switch, making sure you get the absolute best gaming experience—all without needing to touch a single button.
This automatic switching also preserves your machine’s battery life, as it can dynamically transition between the high-power discrete GPU and the lower-power integrated GPU. No matter what you’re doing, your machine will switch to the most optimized mode without you having to lift a finger.
Blazing Fast DDR5 Memory
Leveraging the brand new DDR5 standard, enjoy a huge generational performance jump to 4800Mhz, with write times 50% faster than DDR4-equipped machines. This ultra-fast memory makes all aspects of the laptop feel snappy, from intense gaming to light web browsing.
Better. Faster. Stronger.
Take on even the largest projects with confidence and a PCIE Gen4 SSD configured in RAID 0. With raw throughput up to 7000MB/s, massive files and large games will load in the blink of an eye.
GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptops
Beyond Fast for Gamers and Creators
AI-Powered Performance and Lifelike Graphics*
Get a quantum leap in performance in games and creative apps with AI-powered DLSS 3 and enable lifelike virtual worlds with full ray tracing.
Accelerate Your Ideas
NVIDIA Studio takes your creative projects to the next level. Unlock RTX and AI acceleration in top creative apps, NVIDIA Studio drivers for maximum stability, and a suite of exclusive tools to fast-track your creativity.
Optimized Power and Performance
NVIDIA Max-Q is an advanced suite of AI-powered technologies that optimize your system for peak efficiency. This enables blazing-fast laptops that are thin, quiet, and have amazing battery life.
Game. Stream. Create.
The SCAR series is built from the ground up for gamers — and, of course, game developers. The Strix SCAR 16 can run all of the latest game engines, enabling you to unlock your creativity and try your hand at making the next great game. Whether you’re a digital artist, streamer, video editor, or dabble with animation and game development, the Strix SCAR 16 has all the horsepower you need to take your creations to the next level. Featuring up to an Intel® Core™ i9 processor and up to an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series Laptop GPU, complex projects on popular development tools like Unity and Autodesk render in a snap. You have what it takes to be the best on the battlefield, but are you ready to design the next one?
To accommodate such powerful components, the Strix SCAR 16’s chassis and motherboard were both redesigned to accommodate our new full-width heatsink, while the copper fins were moved even closer to the exhaust vents for more efficient cooling. This unique heatsink is built from three different sections, surrounding the motherboard with densely packed fins for a total surface area of 174,183mm², a 62.59% increase from the 2022 Strix SCAR 15. This design maximizes the available pathing for hot air to escape the machine and drastically increases overall cooling.
Finally, most gaming laptops have a dual fan cooling system, but the SCAR 16 was able to push the performance envelope even further with the introduction of a third fan that helps keep the GPU and VRAM cool. Paired with seven heat pipes and Conductometer Extreme liquid metal on both the CPU and GPU, the SCAR 16’s cooling system is a marvel of engineering.
Hot air needs somewhere to go, the SCAR 16’s exhaust vents give it the best flow possible. In addition to making the entire rear of the machine an exhaust vent, the scar 16 retains its side vents, giving it ample opportunity to move hot air out of the system. We even moved the heatsinks closer to the vents themselves, giving hot air a straight-line path out of the machine and avoiding any recirculation.
For gamers who demand the absolute best motion and image clarity, the SCAR 16 offers an incredible Mini LED Nebula HDR panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and a staggering 1100 nits of peak brightness for stunning HDR gameplay. The 16-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio panel with an 90% screen-to-body ratio is perfect for fast-moving arena shooters and other frenetic games. The SCAR 16 can also be equipped with a Full HD 165Hz panel. No matter what kind of gamer you are, the SCAR’s new 16-inch panel is sure to impress.
Pantone Color Validation
Each IPS-level display is factory-calibrated to ensure that colors are accurate to the Pantone palette. Artists, designers and content creators can add high-quality content to their portfolios and enjoy richer gaming visuals all on the same machine.
GAMING CENTRIC DESIGN
Designed to Win
Built for Victory
The Republic of Gamers was built by those who love to play video games. All ROG designs come with gamers in mind, from the chassis, lighting integration, software controls, and macro functions. These ROG-exclusive design features not only give you a competitive advantage, but they make sure you never blend in with the crowd.
When you want to tweak settings, monitor temperatures, or tinker with your laptop, Armoury Crate is your command centre. Real-time monitoring allows you to see what your GPU, CPU, and memory are doing. RGB can be adjusted on a game-by-game basis with Aura Sync. Fan and power profiles allow you to change the acoustics, power delivery, and thermal characteristics of the laptop on the fly. And exclusive game deals keep your library topped off at all times.
Press the Attack
The difference between victory and defeat can be separated by a single keystroke, so the SCAR 16 has a professional esports-grade keyboard designed to secure the win. Built to last, the Strix SCAR’s keyboard switches are rated to last over 20 million presses, and n-key rollover guarantees your system will never miss a command even if you’re pressing multiple keys at once. The SCAR has a full-sized keyboard, with dedicated media controls and dedicated hotkeys that are tuned for volume and Armoury Crate controls by default, but can be customized for different functions or macros. With per-key RGB and full Aura Sync customization, the SCAR will always have the looks to match your mood.
Dedicated gaming hotkeys sit just above the left side of the keyboard for quick access to the volume and mic mute controls, operating modes, and Armoury Crate. They are also fully customizable and can be programmed to launch apps, set as a function key, or used as a macro. The Strix SCAR 16 has all the tools you need for victory.
Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology registers keypresses earlier in the stroke, enabling a more responsive experience for serious gaming and work. Triggering earlier means faster, effortless inputs with greater accuracy.
Improve everyday comfort and usability with a 10% larger touchpad, and new for 2023, the SCAR 16’s touchpad also comes with a glass coating for a more premium feel. More space means greater precision along with more comfortable hand movements and gestures while you’re navigating. Despite still being a 15-inch chassis, the SCAR 16 also now includes a touchpad-based NumberPad, giving you even more options when using your device
The 2023 Strix SCAR 16 continues to embody the distinct style of ROG. With sharp chassis designs, unique RGB accents, and a distinct gaming vibe, a Strix laptop will always stand out from the crowd.
New for 2023, the Strix SCAR features a rear glow RGB panel, which paired together with per-key RGB illumination on the keyboard and the light bar makes the laptop a beacon of gaming power from any angle.
Dolby Atmos-powered speakers include two tweeters and two downward-firing woofers to create an authentic sound stage for your games. Hi-Res audio ensures you hear your music in the same quality it was recorded. Two-way AI Noise Cancelation processes both incoming and outgoing audio to filter any errant background noises, making sure that your calls, chats, and streams come through without distraction.
Two-way Ai Noise Cancelation
Our advanced Two-Way AI Noise cancellation technology runs on the CPU, which frees up the GPU to hit higher FPS. It works with any input device and also with downstream connections, letting you remove noise from both your own mic input and from incoming feeds. Noise-canceling settings can even be customized per program, filtering specific apps like voice chat without affecting game audio you want to remain untouched.
Quad Speakers With Dolby Atmos
Two tweeters and two woofers powered by Smart Amp offer richer sound with 2.8x more volume, 3x more powerful bass, and up to 3x the dynamic range of alternatives. This quad-speaker setup delivers immersive surround sound optimized by Dolby Atmos technology to deliver balanced, multidimensional audio across the full spectrum without losing clarity or detail.
All Day Endurance
The Strix SCAR 16 is ready to go the distance. Featuring a 90Wh battery, the laptop can easily browse the web for hours away from the wall before needing a recharge. For flexibility on the go, USB Type-C charging is supported up to 100W. When charging using the supplied 330W power adapter, the SCAR 16 can recharge from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes.
- Rapid Charging
In modern multiplayer games, a stable internet connection is imperative. The Strix SCAR 16 is ready to join the fight with a dedicated RJ45 port, as well as the latest Wi-Fi 6E wireless standard. On Wi-Fi 6E-supported networks, enjoy access to the newest wireless band, free from clutter and interference from your home’s other wireless devices, ensuring you never lag out again.
Faster Internet Speed
When you need to plug into the big screen, the dedicated GPU powers an HDMI 2.1 port for the latest TVs and monitors, increasing total bandwidth from 18 to 48Gbps and supporting up to 4K 120Hz and 8K 60Hz content. Two USB Type-C ports allow for plenty of connectivity—one for DisplayPort and power delivery, and a second with Thunderbolt 4 support.
Don’t leave home without some ROG gaming accessories. Keep superior precision and control close at hand with the Aura Sync-compatible ROG Gladius III mouse. Enhance your audio experience with the cushy and comfortable ROG Fusion II 300 headset, perfect for immersing yourself in rich, high-fidelity sound. To get all this gear to your destination, make sure to bring a durable ROG backpack.