ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR II
PRECISION KNOWS NO BOUNDS
Hot on the heels of its groundbreaking predecessor, ROG Strix SCAR II brings you even more power and style for your FPS esports gaming. Boasting the world’s first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time for ultra-accurate targeting, Strix SCAR II has no equals! The fast-responding desktop-style keyboard with Overstroke technology ensures precision control of your armory, while the patented RangeBoost multi-antenna system guarantees ultra-reliable, wide-ranging Wi-Fi coverage. To give you an edge in the heat of battle, this powerful Windows 10 Home gaming laptop incorporates a HyperCool Pro thermal system: this delivers the extreme cooling needed to squeeze every last drop of performance out of its 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics. Upgrade your firepower with Strix SCAR II — it’s the ultimate weapon for the fiercest gunfights!
ULTRA-RESPONSIVE NARROW-BEZEL DISPLAY
To give you the maximum advantage in combat, Strix SCAR II features the world’s first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with a 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time — a must-have for hardcore gamers and esports players. The extremely high refresh rate ensures a true 144fps experience with minimal input lag, while the superfast response time reduces ghosting and motion blur to yield clearer visuals. The new design also results in less distracting frame, allowing for a more compact body that’s 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor. Strix SCAR II is lighter, too, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg that maximizes your agility so you can take the fight with you, wherever you go!
CONTINUE TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES
By using a super-narrow-bezel display, there’s less distracting frame, so the chassis dimensions can be reduced to the minimum, making Strix SCAR II narrower than ever without sacrificing precious screen space. A unique rubber frame surrounds the display — this not only protects the display from damage when you close the lid, but also visually enhances the slimness of the bezel for a more immersive feel.
Inspired by a bullet homing in on its target, Strix SCAR II features two contrasting brushed finishes that meet to create a dynamic diagonal slash across its lid. The anodized Gunmetal Gray finish and deep-black heatsink mimic the dark feel of an assault rifle — a true reflection of a warfighter’s inner calm, focus, and precision.
Kevlar weave and camouflage-inspired markings around and across the keyboard epitomize life on the battlefield. A special eight-step in-mold roller process is used to achieve the unique 3D-weave and color overlays. This technique also results in a smudge-proof surface, ensuring Strix SCAR II stays free of unsightly fingerprint marks.
LIGHT IT UP WITH AURA LIGHTING
Dim the lights, and watch Aura lighting take center stage. The ROG logo on the lid, the front light bar, transparent WASD keycaps and semi-transparent key sides allow Aura to shine brighter than ever before. Together, they add up to show off your own unique style.
Strix SCAR II is armed to the teeth: it’s powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a choice of either NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics. Storage isn’t an issue, with 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD on offer. However you equip your Strix SCAR II, you’re guaranteed combat-proven firepower to rule the game.
* Specifications may vary according to configuration.
Strix SCAR II is equipped with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core CPU, providing you 23% more performance over the previous generation. Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost technologies push the processor to speeds of up to 4GHz (four-core) and 3.9GHz (six-core) respectively. Intel Hyper-Threading enables up to 12 threads to handle every task quickly and efficiently, including simultaneous gaming, recording, and live-streaming.
The latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics architecture offers the highest possible gaming performance, new gaming technologies, and unmatched VR experiences. Strix SCAR II features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, packed with as many as 2048 CUDA® cores and the highest boost-clock speed of 1645MHz — 1.4x that of the previous generation! GeForce GTX 10-Series graphic cards also support Microsoft® DirectX® 12, enabling the newest visual effects and rendering techniques for gaming experiences that are more realistic than ever before.
With up to 32GB of high-performance DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel RAM, Strix SCAR II has more than enough bandwidth to run the latest games smoothly, while at the same time consuming less energy.
Strix SCAR II is fitted with a lightning-fast 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD. With a potential bandwidth of up to 32Gbps, it offers superfast data-access speeds — so everything you do feels fast and smooth.
Used as primary storage or secondary storage to support an SSD, the 5400rpm FireCuda solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) used in Strix SCAR II loads games in less than half the time taken by 1TB 7200rpm HDDs — and it’s quieter, too. The SSHD takes note of your most frequently used files, and caches them onto its onboard flash memory. Over time, you’ll see a notable difference in loading times as the file access speeds increase.
Ultimate Gaming Platform
Unleash your gaming dominance with the revolutionary new GPUs that turn your mobile rig into a sleek, powerful gaming weapon. GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs have come to laptops, powered by the game-changing NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. This means you can experience unbeatable energy-efficiency, innovative new gaming technologies, and breakthrough VR immersion wherever you game.
GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs give you up to the performance of previous-generation GPUs. They’re built with ultra-fast FinFET, the latest high-bandwidth memory technologies, and support for DirectX 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest gaming notebook experiences.
The Latest Gaming Technology
These innovative GPUs were created to meet the demands of next-generation displays, including VR, ultra-high resolution, and multiple monitors. NVIDIA GameWorks technologies give you extremely smooth, cinematic gameplay, plus revolutionary NVIDIA Ansel™ that lets you capture 360-degree in-game images and view them in VR.
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets — driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.
STAY COOL UNDER FIRE
The HyperCool Pro thermal system has a host of features to help Strix SCAR II get the most out of its GPU and CPU. There’s an extended cooling plate to spread heat evenly, and two high-performance 12V fans that deliver stronger airflow and increase air pressure to ensure a stable system even under heavy loads. HyperCool Pro also includes the patented Anti-Dust Cooling system that expels dust particles and dirt to improve system reliability and durability.
* Specifications may vary according to configuration.
UPGRADED 12V HIGH PERFORMANCE FANS WITH MORE BLADES
Strix SCAR II has two upgraded high-performance fans with 71 liquid-crystal-polymer (LCP) fan blades — 20% more than its predecessor — for improved cooling. Compared to regular 5V fans, they spin 20% faster, improve airflow by up to 42.5%, and increase air pressure by up to 92%.
EXTENDED CLADDING FOR EVEN COOLING
The unique heat-pipe design includes an extended cladding plate that soaks up heat from the CPU and GPU, and distributes it evenly to avoid thermal throttling. This keeps chipset power components below 90°C — increasing system reliability and lifespan.
ANTI-DUST COOLING SYSTEM
The Anti-Dust Cooling system is a patented centrifugal fan module with two anti-dust tunnels. It works on the principle of centrifugal force, which acts on any object moving in a circular path, pushing it away from the center from which it is moving. Dust particles and dirt in the fan module are blown along the fan walls, and eventually expelled out of the chassis through the anti-dust tunnels. This prevents buildup on the heatsink fins and improves dust removal rate by an astounding 240%! Dust accumulation on the heatsink often results in compromised cooling performance. The Anti-Dust Cooling system delivers the cooling Strix SCAR II requires for heated gaming marathons. Fan noise also decreases since the fans aren’t overworked.
ULTRATHIN FIN DESIGN
The special copper cooling fins used in Strix Scar II are just 0.1mm thin — half the thickness of regular fins. Narrower fins allow for more of them to be used in the cooling module; this increases the surface area for heat dissipation by up to 10%, while at the same time reducing air resistance by 7%.
When opened, normal laptop lids block airflow out the back which could, in some instances, cause overheating. The innovative and patented trapezoid-cut on Strix Scar II avoids this problem, and improves thermal efficiency by up to 27% over traditional designs.
While the dynamic fans automatically adjust their speed according to CPU and GPU temperatures, you can select different modes to suit the situation at hand. Fan Overboost is the most aggressive setting, with the fastest fan speed to fully exploit the power of Strix SCAR II. Silent mode lowers the fan speed, ideal when you’re after some peace and quiet. A single press of the function key (Fn+F5) lets you quickly and easily regulate fan performance to control noise levels; it can also be accessed through ROG Gaming Center.
SET YOUR SIGHTS ON AN UPGRADE
The margin between victory and defeat can be measured in fractions of a second. Strix SCAR II features an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time for supersmooth visuals with little or no motion blur. The 300cd/m² panel ensures 20%-brighter visuals compared to low-end IPS panels.
ACTION-PACKED VIRTUAL REALITY/MIXED REALITY
VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070 Series graphics put you right in the middle of the action. Explore immersive digital battlefields in smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free VR. Strix SCAR II is also certified by Microsoft for Windows Mixed Reality applications.
* GeForce® GTX 1060 or better is required for smooth VR experiences.
RANGEBOOST FOR ZERO-DEAD-SPOT WI-FI CONNECTION
ROG Strix gaming laptops are the first in the world to feature multi-antenna Wi-Fi for 30% more range, higher Wi-Fi throughput, and fewer connection drops. Patented ROG RangeBoost technology combines four antennas located at the back and front of the machine with a unique algorithm that constantly scans and selects the best pair of antennas able to cover each other’s dead spots, resulting in the strongest possible signal. The latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard delivers speeds of up to 1.7Gbps — twice that of 802.11ac 2×2 and 12x that of 802.11b/g/n!
ABSOLUTE PRECISION WITH HYPERSTRIKE PRO TECHNOLOGY
A revised keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology puts decisive control at your fingertips. It features a desktop-inspired layout, four hotkeys, customizable RGB backlighting across four zones, a highlighted WASD key group with transparent key caps, and ergonomic 0.25mm-deep keycap curves for more comfortable typing. Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology enables earlier key actuation and a longer over-stroke distance for fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes that increase your actions per minute. N-key rollover technology ensures multiple simultaneous keystrokes are instantly logged, while anti-ghosting ensures no false commands are registered — so you’re in full control when precision is needed. With a lifespan of 20 million key presses, SCAR II has one of the most durable keyboards to be found in a laptop — double that of the current industry standard.
A KEYBOARD MADE FOR GAMING
The new layout follows the design of the best desktop-gaming keyboards. That means the entire keyboard module is now designed for the way your fingers are used to playing, with gaps between the function keys for easier identification (1), and isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control (2). The Space bar has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses (3) — giving you the most accurate fingertip control.
FAST AND SMOOTH KEYSTROKES
ROG Overstroke technology ensures each key is perfectly calibrated to require just 62 gram-force (gf) for actuation. Keystrokes are registered early, accurately and with extended over-stroke distance — and that means faster and smoother control.
Four gaming hotkeys sit isolated above the keyboard for quick access to the volume and mic mute controls, and the ROG Gaming Center. They’re carefully spaced to avoid accidental presses, and feature unique keycaps for easy identification by touch. Beneath them sits a full array of secondary function keys (F1 to F12). They’re strategically placed and grouped in fours, so you’ll intuitively know where each key is so you can stay focused on the action.
AURA SYNC FOR ULTIMATE PERSONALIZATION
Aura Sync technology gives your entire gaming setup a consistent look and feel. Match the colors of the ROG logo, keyboard and light bar on Strix SCAR II with Aura Sync-supported gaming mice, headsets, and other peripherals. The full spectrum of colors and seven different lighting modes can be easily accessed via the Aura control panel.
SIDE-FIRING SPEAKERS FOR IMPROVED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Strix SCAR II delivers clearer, louder, and more accurate audio via powerful side-firing speakers that immerse you in sound. Even the slightest sounds can be heard, so you’ll know where an enemy is approaching from. Smart-amplifier technology monitors audio output and makes real-time adjustments, so you can pump up the volume without worrying about damaging the cones — and that makes output up to 200% louder than before, with increased dynamic range and bass. Sonic Studio III provides high quality in-game audio, surround sound for your headphones, as well as improved streaming and audio recording for perfect voice pickup and noise reduction. Every little advantage aids your march to victory — and Strix SCAR II ensures you hear every precise audio cue!
ARMED WITH ROG GAMING CENTER
Summon up ROG Gaming Center via the ROG hotkey to view a comprehensive dashboard filled with loads of useful information, including both CPU and GPU frequencies and temperatures — and use the control panel to make adjustments in real time. It gives you access to ROG GameFirst, GameVisual, Sonic Studio, Sonic Radar, Aura Core, and XSplit Gamecaster, and you can even adjust fan settings! Your game preferences and parameters can be saved in the cloud so you can access them even when you change laptops. Download the ROG Gaming Center app to your Android or iOS device so you can keep all the controls close at hand.
* Software and compatibility may vary by product model.
QUICK-ACCESS GAMING CONNECTIONS
With one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™), one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, Strix SCAR II makes connecting to the latest gaming peripherals a cinch. HDMI 2.0 supports 4K UHD output at up to 60Hz for supersmooth gaming, or enjoy 4K UHD content from Netflix on your large flat screen TV. Mini DisplayPort 1.2 supports 4K UHD output at up to 75Hz, and ensures compatibility with G-SYNC-enabled monitors