As per the details available on the PugetBench website, ASUS is preparing to launch a refreshed edition of their high-end gaming laptop for mobile gaming enthusiasts. This upgraded ROG Strix Scar 16 boasts impressive specs, such as a 1600p 240Hz screen, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a noteworthy inclusion of the latest Intel CPU from the new series, as well as support for up to an RTX 4090 graphics card.
The upcoming gaming laptop will be powered by the Core i9-14900HX processor, which is a part of the upcoming Intel Raptor Lake Refresh series. What makes it interesting is that the laptop’s model number remains unchanged, indicating that the new version will maintain the same chassis as the current model. This suggests that both the Core i9-13980HX and 14900HX processors offer similar specifications and comparable power and thermal characteristics.
Unfortunately, the precise specifications for this laptop update have not been officially confirmed at this time. Nevertheless, there is a significant likelihood that it will feature 24 cores, consisting of 8 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores. Notably, the turbo clock is anticipated to exceed 5.6 GHz, which aligns with the specifications of the previous flagship processor, the i9-13980HX, which was also used in Scar 16 systems. It’s worth mentioning that the ROG Scar laptops have increased their TDP from 55W to 65W.
Furthermore, retailers have leaked details regarding the full 14th Gen Core update for the Lenovo Legion series. Lenovo is preparing to unveil the Legion 9, which will be powered by the i9-14900HX processor and offer a choice between RTX 4090 or RTX 4080 graphics. Additionally, the Legion 7 is expected to feature the i7-14700HX, while the Legion 5 will be equipped with the i7-14650HX. There is currently no information available about the inclusion of any other Intel CPUs for these models.
Presently, it seems that Intel’s upcoming gaming laptops may be unveiled imminently, given that they are already listed by specific retailers. Furthermore, there is no sign of a possible RTX 40 SUPER laptop refresh, which means there might be no need to wait for NVIDIA’s release. It remains unclear if Intel has intentions to introduce more 55W “HX” SKUs, as additional details have yet to be confirmed.