ASUS appears to be actively developing a new gaming laptop, which has garnered attention from various sources lately. This laptop is none other than the ROG STRIX SCAR 17, distinguished by the product code “G733PYV-LL046W,” and has already been spotted in listings from multiple retailers. What sets this upcoming system apart is the inclusion of an unreleased AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D laptop CPU.
While there hasn’t been any official release or confirmation from ASUS and AMD about the CPU, the product listing reveals intriguing details. Notably, it mentions a substantial 128MB of L3 cache, typical of the X3D series. Currently, this specific laptop stands out as the only one with such specifications, and certain retailers have already listed its price.
Based on the initial product listings, the Scar 17 is expected to be a 17-inch gaming laptop featuring 32GB of DDR5 memory and an RTX 4090 graphics card. When paired with the highly anticipated Ryzen 9 7945HX3D CPU, this laptop has the potential to become one of the most powerful gaming laptops in the market.
Providing some context, the 7045HX series, known as Dragon Range, employs a desktop-class 16-core Zen4 configuration, resembling desktop series CPUs. Notably, the 7000X3D desktop CPUs have demonstrated significant advancements with the integration of 3D V-Cache technology. The incorporation of this technology in laptops has been eagerly anticipated and highly sought after by gamers. If this leak proves accurate, AMD might have a compelling advantage to regain its leadership in the mobile gaming market from Intel.
As of now, the system is listed for 3904 GBP (including VAT) in the UK, making it one of the priciest laptops available. If the Ryzen 9 SKU does indeed feature X3D for laptops, it would be preferable to have an 8-core version planned, ideally paired with more budget-friendly GPUs to cater to a wider audience.
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