ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro.

    ROG Strix SCAR III

    Fight till Daylight

    Aim for esports excellence with the ROG Strix SCAR III, engineered to compete at the top tier of Windows 10 Pro gaming. Intelligent Cooling unleashes the raw power of the 9th Gen Intel Core CPU and GeForce RTX™ graphics, while the world’s fastest 240Hz/3ms laptop display lets you play at the speed of pro gaming. Jump into multiplayer matches anywhere with stronger RangeBoost Wi-Fi, show off your personality with the wraparound Aura Sync light bar, and gain privacy for personal data with the new ROG Keystone.

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    Design

    FORWARD-THINKING FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

    Efficiency and innovation unite in the sleek, gunmetal grey ROG Strix SCAR III. Its strategic design is inspired by our collaboration with BMW Designworks Group, and carves out a cooling advantage with its 3D Flow Zone. The subtle, carbon-patterned interior is accented by Aura Sync lighting that extends across the new wraparound light bar, keyboard, and ROG logo. Whether you’re gearing up for competition or hopping into quickplay, this metal-capped machine is fine-tuned and ready for action.

    INSPIRED LINES

    The striking design is inspired by our collaboration with BMW Designworks Group to imagine the future of gaming laptops. Raised ridges riff off the swooping gills of the Face Off concept, adding a sculpted surface that draws your eye to the extra venting above the rear exhaust. Docking an ROG Keystone triggers a transformation that shapes the look and feel of the system with a distinctly physical interaction, evoking a deeper connection that parallels another key theme explored by the project.

    Static
    Breathing
    Strobing
    Colour cycle
    Rainbow
    Comet
    Flash & Dash
    Star
    Rain
    Reactive
    Laser
    Ripple

    LIGHTEN YOUR MOOD

    Game in the glow of the all-new expanded light bar. Diffused RGB LEDs wrap around the rim of the chassis, illuminating the front and side edges with customisable colours and effects. Personalise illumination across your entire suite of compatible Aura Sync peripherals, and set the right mood for focusing your competitive mindset.

    SLIM BEZELS FOR BIG IMMERSION

    Super-narrow bezels frame the edges of the display, allowing us to fit a larger screen into a more compact footprint than typical laptops in this class. The bezels practically disappear, immersing you fully in the action without distraction. With a screen-to-body ratio of up to 81.5%, you get an expansive view of games, streams, movies, and more.

    STRONG SCISSOR-DOOR HINGES

    Inspired by gullwing doors, the silky scissor-door hinges effortlessly emerge when the lid is lifted and discreetly disappear back into the chassis when shut. This hidden hinge design keeps a low profile and opens up additional space for venting and cooling around the heatsinks at the back. The concealed hinges are also better protected from cracks that can affect exposed alternatives.

    EASY-OPEN CHASSIS

    The Strix SCAR III simplifies upgrades by making the memory slots and storage bays readily accessible. Standard screws secure the bottom of the chassis; they're well within reach and can be removed without special tools. The hooks holding the edges together are smaller and stronger than before, with a looser fit that makes it easier to separate the bottom panel and get under the hood.

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    KEYSTONE

    INTRODUCING THE KEYSTONE

    Keystones offer a versatile new way to personalise your machine and protect your personal data. These physical, NFC-enabled keys fit neatly into the Strix SCAR III’s chassis, adding a subtle accent along the trim. When docked, they instantly transform your machine with different effects and game-specific profiles, or unlock access to a secret Shadow Drive for covert private storage. This is only the beginning of the Keystone’s potential. Glimpse the future today.

    INVISIBLE SECURITY

    Secret away private files in a virtual safe linked to your Keystone. Used like a real key, it reveals a hidden Shadow Drive within your computer. The encrypted storage space offers additional security for personal data, programs, and files you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands. Link the drive to multiple Keystones to share access or create backup keys of your own.

    THE KEY TO CUSTOMISATION

    Save personalised configs in Armoury Crate, and link them to Keystones to access profiles on command. Docking a Keystone makes your carefully tuned settings and customisations available through the ROG utility, so it’s easy to add a personal touch for your favorite games. When you’re gaming away from home or sharing your laptop with friends, Keystones provide a physical link to profiles through Armoury Crate.

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    Display

    See the Game at Professional Speed

    Play at the speed of professional esports with the world’s fastest gaming laptop display. The 240Hz/3ms panel enables true high-FPS gameplay capable of keeping up with competitive gaming at the highest level. Stay in the flow of fast-paced action with impeccably smooth, crisp visuals that heighten your immersion. Get an edge in combat where rapid response and environmental awareness are crucial to victory. Experience games the way the pros do, and take your skills to the next level.

    * Specifications vary according to model.

    Performance

    PERFORM AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

    Everything from hardcore gaming to everyday multitasking is fast and smooth with the ROG Strix SCAR III. Cutting-edge GeForce RTX™ graphics bolstered by ROG Boost up to 1540MHz at 115W in Turbo mode enable stunningly silky gameplay. The powerful 9th gen Intel® Core processor paired with up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 RAM slices through intensive work and play. With up to a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD and 1TB FireCuda™ SSHD, storage is speedy and spacious enough to take your entire game library anywhere and play on the go.

    Windows10 Pro
    Intel Core
    i9-9880H
    CPU
    NVIDIA GeForce
    RTX™ 2070
    GPU
    Boost Clock 115W
    1540MHz
    GPU
    8GB
    GDDR6
    VRAM
    32GB
    2666MHz
    SDRAM
    1TB
    NVMePCIe
    SSD
    1TB
    FireCuda
    SSHD

    The latest 9th Gen Intel Core CPUs

    Power through intensive tasks with up to the latest 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H CPU. This 8-core processor pushes frequencies as high as 4.1GHz with a single core, and Hyper-Threading enables up to 16 parallel threads to accelerate heavy multitasking. Content creators can work on massive projects, like video editing and 3D rendering, quickly and efficiently, while gamers can play, chat, and live-stream the action all at the same time.

    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 20-Series

    Visual fidelity is enhanced by the latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ GPUs. The new Turing™ architecture’s mix of CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores blends programmable shading, ray tracing, and artificial intelligence in real time to enhance in-game lighting and effects, from realistic reflections to shifting shadows. This potent processing power can also be harnessed to accelerate a range of other workloads, from content creation to 3D modeling to deep learning.

    Powerful Memory

    Multitask like a pro with up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory. Clocked at 2666MHz, this high-performance RAM stands up to any challenge thrown its way, while offering an 11% performance boost over DDR4-2400. Gamers can play the latest AAA titles, stream, and chat with teammates without missing a beat, while serious power users and multimedia creators can run every program they need for maximum productivity.

    Lightning-Fast SSD

    Equipped with an ultra-responsive M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 SSD, massive games and apps load at blazing fast speeds, giving you a smoother experience and saving your time for tasks that matter. Up to 1TB of storage capacity provides enough room for big projects like complex videos and 3D scenes, with plenty of space left for your growing library of games.

    Ultra-Efficient SSHD

    Supplementing the SSD is a 5400RPM FireCuda solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) that offers up to 1TB of space for mammoth games, programs, and media. The speedy SSHD loads games in less than half the time taken by 1TB 7200RPM HDDs, and it’s quieter as well. Integrated flash memory caches frequently accessed data to deliver quicker access to your favorite games, programs, and files.

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    Cooling Design

    INTELLIGENT COOLING IMPROVES YOUR EXPERIENCE

    ROG's Intelligent Cooling philosophy mixes the right features and system settings to ensure the best experience for each situation. The Strix SCAR III augments its well-ventilated exterior with a self-cleaning thermal module that ejects dust to improve longevity. Dual n-Blade fans spin 83 blades to increase airflow, and ultra-thin fins expand the surface area for heat dissipation. ROG Armoury Crate software seamlessly switches between operating modes to optimise performance and acoustics for the task.

    Innovative
    3D Flow Zone
    Design
    Intelligent
    Dual-Fan
    Architecture
    Powerful
    12V
    Fans
    Self-Cleaning
    Anti-Dust
    Tunnels
    Slim
    0.1mm
    Thermal Fins
    Improved
    Airflow-friendly
    Lid
    HyperFan

    GO WITH THE AIRFLOW

    Ample airflow is a fundamental aspect of effective cooling, so the hinges are shifted forward to leave more room at the back for a heavily ventilated 3D Flow Zone that lets the Strix SCAR III exhale more effectively. Perforated ridges race across the rear to facilitate extra flow that helps reduce component temperatures. A patented, trapezoidal cut carves out the bottom of the screen, ensuring nothing obstructs the venting below, while giving the Strix SCAR III its signature, asymmetric appearance.

    MORE BLADES INCREASE AIRFLOW

    The Strix SCAR III has two n-Blade fans designed for maximum airflow. Carefully shaped intake shrouds use curved edges and raised guides to help the fans draw in more air. Once inside, it’s blasted toward the heatsinks by blades that are 33% thinner than conventional designs yet strong enough to spin at high RPMs. The Strix SCAR III matches our highest blade density with 83 per fan, improving airflow by up to 15%.

    COOLZONE KEYBOARD

    Extended gaming sessions warm up internal components and can cause the keyboard above to become uncomfortable to touch over time. To keep your fingers cool, the Strix SCAR III is strategically vented around the WASD keys to allow airflow from the fan below, improving comfort for longer gaming marathons by reducing the surface temperature by 2° Celsius compared to the previous generation.

    SELF-CLEANING COOLING SYSTEM

    Keeping the heatsinks free of debris is critical to maintaining optimal thermal dissipation, so our engineers designed a special anti-dust tunnel that catches and channels particles outside the chassis to prevent them from collecting on the fins. This self-cleaning system helps ensure consistent cooling performance over time, which improves long-term stability and overall reliability.

    MORE ULTRATHIN FINS

    Thermal energy is dissipated by heatsinks in the flanks. Each one is lined with ultra-thin copper fins as slim as 0.1mm, allowing higher density and lower air resistance than typical fins that are twice as thick. Depending on the CPU and GPU, there are up to 189 heatsink fins totaling 102,500mm2 of surface area, increasing heat dissipation by 10.4%, while reducing air resistance by 8.2%.

    EXTENDED HEAT SPREADER

    The comprehensive thermal design includes an extended heat spreader that absorbs heat from the GPU and CPU and redistributes it to minimise thermal throttling. The heat spreader stretches across up to 5 heat pipes, allowing it to efficiently keep power components below 85° Celsius. This consistent thermal management helps sustain and extend the overall performance, reliability, and lifespan of your system.

    THE RIGHT MODE FOR THE MOMENT

    Gaming laptops are versatile enough to tackle a range of tasks, but requirements vary wildly, so Intelligent Cooling adapts accordingly. It automatically switches between operating modes that optimise performance and acoustics for different games and applications. Turbo mode uses the highest fan speed and clocks to sustain maximum speed, Balanced mode adjusts the clocks and cooling to lower noise levels for gaming, and Silent mode runs even quieter for lighter work and entertainment.

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    Aura Sync

    AURA SHINES BRIGHTER THAN EVER

    Dim the lights and let Aura Sync take center stage. RGB glows behind the metallic ROG logo splashed across the lid, and illumination extends to the optional light bar wrapped around the outer rim of the chassis. Clear edges around the keys and transparent WASD caps highlight crucial keyboard commands. Access the full spectrum of colours and effects in the Aura control panel to let your personality shine, and add your favorite Aura Sync devices to make a matching gaming environment all your own.

    Static
    Breathing
    Strobing
    Colour cycle
    Rainbow
    Music
    Smart
    Starry night

    Connectivity

    SUSTAIN THE STRONGEST WI-FI SIGNAL

    ROG RangeBoost technology ensures the most stable Wi-Fi signal possible. The unique RangeBoost algorithm evaluates the signal strength of four internal antennas and picks the best pair to use for your location, minimising dead spots and increasing wireless range by up to 30%. Paired with the latest Intel® 802.11ac (2x2) Gigabit Wi-Fi, which offers peak wireless bandwidth of up to 1.7Gbps, you can connect and game at speed almost anywhere.

    * Specifications vary by model.

    Multi-Antenna
    RangeBoost
    Technology
    Intel
    Gigabit
    Wi-Fi
    WI-FI COVERAGE
    *Visuals to simulate Wi-Fi performance.
    Traditional Dual-Antenna Design
    RangeBoost Multi-Antenna Design

    Keyboard

    STRIKE WITH PRECISION

    Get a competitive edge in esports on a durable keyboard designed for precise play. Stay focused on the game with spaced function keys for easy identification, and gaming hot keys for fast access to vital commands. Transparent WASD keys aid visual recognition for common controls, or per-key RGB lighting* lets you highlight your own time-saving shortcuts. Built to withstand over 20 million keypresses, the Strix SCAR III can maintain its accuracy and reliability over a long lifespan of serious gaming.

    *Per-key customisation requires Aura Creator, available starting June 2019.*Specifications vary by model.

    Fast-Actuating
    Keys
    N-Key
    Rollover
    Curved
    Keycaps
    WASD
    Highlighted Keys
    Per-key RGB
    Backlighting
    20 Million
    Key Presses

    Gaps between the function keys for easier identification.

    Isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control.

    The Space key has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses.

    TAILORED FOR GAMING

    Taking inspiration from the best desktop gaming keyboards, the Strix SCAR III features function keys that are spaced for fewer misses, and directional arrows that are isolated for precise fingertip control. The Space bar is extended and reshaped for greater comfort and accuracy when you need to jump into the thick of battle. The 15-inch G531 features a digital numpad on the touchpad available at the press of a button, while the 17-inch G731 offers a full numeric keypad.

    Gaps between the function keys for easier identification.

    Isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control.

    The Space key has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses.

    GAMING HOTKEYS

    Five dedicated gaming hotkeys sit isolated above the keyboard for quick access to the volume and mic mute controls, performance modes, and Armoury Crate. They’re positioned on the upper left side, so you can access them instantly without tabbing out or taking your right hand off the mouse. Switch on your mic to strategise with your team or turn up the volume to hear every enemy movement in your vicinity without losing focus on the game.

    MORE ACTIONS PER MINUTE

    ROG Overstroke technology registers keypresses earlier in the stroke, enabling a more responsive typing experience for intense gaming and work. Early actuation offers effortless input, which can improve your accuracy over time, while the resulting longer post-actuation travel distance makes each press feel more comfortable and controlled. Increase your actions per minute with a keyboard calibrated for precision gaming.

    PRECISE UNDER PRESSURE

    Play more precisely in the heat of battle with full N-Key rollover and anti-ghosting technology. Together, they ensure that every keypress is properly detected and registered, regardless of how many commands are being entered at once. Shortcuts, functions, and other inputs that require simultaneous presses can be executed more accurately at any speed. Game with more confidence and enjoy a competitive edge when rapid response matters.

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    Audio

    A SOUND ADVANTAGE

    Immersive, side-firing speakers put you in the thick of the action. Smart Amp technology monitors audio output and makes real-time adjustments to keep the speakers within thermal and excursion limits, preventing damage to the cones. The resulting sound has less noise distortion, higher dynamic range, more bass, and significantly higher potential output. Pump up the volume and hear every enemy movement, firefight, and environmental audio cue in the game.

    Up to
    2.8X
    More Volume
    Up to
    3X
    More Powerful Bass
    6.5dBA
    Dynamic Range

    I/O Ports

    CONNECT ALL YOUR FAVORITE DEVICES

    Hook up your favorite peripherals and get in-game quickly. Enjoy blazing fast transfers at Gen 2 speeds via the USB 3.1 Type-C™ with DisplayPort™ 1.4, or connect an external display for superior multi-tasking. Three Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports are ready for all of your must-have gear, while HDMI 2.0b allows you to enjoy movies and games on a 4K monitor or TV at up to 60Hz. Integrated Gigabit Ethernet boasts lower networking latency for competitive multiplayer gaming, complementing the built-in Wi-Fi.

    *Specifications vary according to model.

    3.5mm Audio Jack

    USB3.1 x 3

    RJ-45 Jack

    HDMI 2.0b

    USB3.1 Type-C

    Power

    VR/MR

    EXPLORE NEW VIRTUAL WORLDS

    Discover the latest virtual and augmented reality titles with the ROG Strix SCAR III. Its GeForce RTXTM graphics deliver smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free VR for a wide variety of experiences. Plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets means it’s easy to access new environments on the platforms you prefer. Explore digital worlds with a cinematic smoothness that enables seamless visual immersion.


    *GeForce GTXTM 1660 Ti or better is required for smooth VR gaming.

    SOFTWARE

    Armoury Crate

    ROG Armoury Crate unifies system and lighting controls to put essential settings at your fingertips in a single utility. You can easily define and customise Scenario Profiles that automatically make adjustments when you launch your favorite titles. Pairing these customisations with the new ROG Keystone lets you quickly load your fine-tuned settings.

    GameFirst V

    GameVisual

    Sonic Studio III

    Sonic Radar III

    Aura Core

    Scenario Profiles

    XSplit Gamecaster

    Android/iOS App

    ROG GameFirst V technology maximises throughput for your game! It prioritises network packets to increase bandwidth for online gaming and streaming that need it the most. Auto mode prioritises applications automatically, while Manual mode lets you categorise programs and prioritise them yourself. In addition, ROG First ensures ROG and ASUS RT-series routers prioritise packets according to the GameFirst V settings of your ROG laptop.

    ROG GameVisual software offers six expertly tuned graphic modes designed to optimise your visual experience for specific game genres. First Person Shooter (FPS) mode, for example, enhances visibility in dark environments, allowing you to get the drop on any enemies lurking in the shadows. Use GameVisual to get the best experience for every game in your library.

    Sonic Studio III supports all of your in-game audio needs. Its main control panel offers manual customisations as well as access to five specially tuned audio modes for different game types. Enhanced noise cancellation, voice-volume stabilisation, and echo cancellation for recording give you clearer audio transmission for team voice chat and streaming.

    The new Sonic Radar III audio engine processes sounds with heightened spatial and positional clarity, giving you greater environmental awareness in-game. Visualised audio details, such as the onscreen arrow that points in the direction of incoming sounds, can help train your ears and also guide you through gameplay in circumstances where in-game audio is difficult or impossible to hear.

    Customise the RGB lighting on Aura-compatible peripherals to suit your gaming style. Aura Core’s easy-to-use control panel allows you to alter a brilliant spectrum of lighting effects and colours, in addition to swapping preset lighting modes, You can also activate Aura Sync to match colours and effects across multiple devices.

    Automatic switching between Silent, Balanced, and Turbo modes is just the beginning for Scenario Profiles. You can also define application-specific preferences for other vital system settings, like the lighting configuration, whether the Windows key or touchpad are enabled, and which GameFirst V and Sonic Studio III profile to use. Armoury Crate makes adjustments in an instant to best fit the task at hand, and you can configure each profile exactly how you want.

    The free version of XSplit Gamecaster allows you to live stream and broadcast directly to internet streaming platforms, or make recordings for easy sharing online. You can even interact with your audience while broadcasting on YouTube and Twitch.

    Pick up the free Armoury Crate mobile app for Android or iOS to easily access your settings without interrupting your game! Available now on both Google Play™ and the App Store.

    Accessories

    ALL THE GEAR YOU NEED

    Bundle the ROG Strix SCAR III with an array of gaming peripherals and accessories. Gear up and rule the game!

    *Bundle options may vary by region