While all the attention were on the newly released ROG Phone, ASUS also announced the refresh of their 2nd generation ROG STRIX Gaming Notebook. Since we recently wrote an article on the ROG STRIX Hero and compared it to the ROG STRIX Scar, we thought that we should also do a quick comparison of the new STRIX SCAR II to its predecessor. (We couldn’t find the STRIX HERO II at the booth!)
There’s quite a significant change to the new SCAR II. With the new 8th Generation Intel Core series processors, gamers can expect a better multi-threaded performance, as these CPUs now come with 6 cores, as opposed to the previous 4 cores. Moreover, ASUS also made the bezels on the display thinner, thus allowing the notebooks to be generally more compact than the first generation.
Nothing much has changed on the choice of graphics card, as there were no news of the next generation NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. The STRIX SCAR II is still equipped with the same NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. The STRIX SCAR II still retained its 144Hz refresh rate display that’s perfect for fast-paced games.
Generally, the STRIX SCAR II looks much better than the first version. Its slimmer profile and improved performance should attract the attention of gamers who wants a portable gaming machine, but do not want to compromise on performance. For more details do view first look video of the ROG STRIX SCAR II above!