When AMD released the best gaming CPU yet, Ryzen 7800X3D, I wondered why AMD didn’t make an X3D mobile CPU for gaming laptops. A 3D V-Cache CPU in a gaming laptop would surely help the gaming performance, especially since most gaming laptops use 1080p and 1440p resolution. Well, to my surprise, AMD announced the Ryzen 9 7945HX3D CPU last week, dubbed as the “world’s fastest mobile gaming processor”. And it will power the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D gaming laptop. Asus made the announcement last week, and you can check out more details from Asus’ official news release below.
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix SCAR 17 X3D, the World’s First AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D Laptop
SUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the new ROG Strix SCAR 17 X3D, the perfect fusion of cutting-edge silicon and ROG engineering. Featuring the AMD Ryzen™ 9 7945HX3D mobile processor equipped with AMD 3D V-Cache™ technology for the very first time, the Strix SCAR 17 X3D takes performance to a whole new level. By doubling the L3 cache of the mighty Ryzen 9 7945HX processor, the Ryzen 9 7945HX3D gives users a boost in games that are hungry for this onboard ultrafast memory. Paired with a 240 Hz QHD display, Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal on the GPU, and a vapor chamber, the Strix SCAR 17 X3D is ready to dominate the leaderboards.
Making great processors even better
While the original 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 17 came equipped with AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors, the AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D is truly in a league of its own. It leverages the power of AMD 3D V-Cache technology, a stacking of extra ultra-high-speed L3 cache vertically on top of one of the two core compute dies (CCD). This extra cache enables the eight cores to perform certain calculations quickly and efficiently, notably in gaming. For situations where increasing CPU frequency simply doesn’t show significant performance gains, 3D V-Cache technology holds the potential to unlock extra compute power.
When combined with top-tier graphics like the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU, the new AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D processor is an average of 20% faster than the Ryzen 9 7945HX across select titles1. AMD Precision Boost Overdrive is also fully unlocked on this machine, a BIOS setting that allows gamers to overclock the CPU even further.
A perfect pairing
This new class of power is supported by the same ROG Intelligent Cooling ecosystem that keeps other Strix laptops performing at the top of their game. Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal has been applied to the GPU to offer up to 17X-better thermal conductivity than traditional pastes, while a full-cover vapor chamber provides next-level cooling performance not just to crucial chips like the CPU and GPU, but other components like the voltage regulator modules (VRMs). With 43.3% coverage of the total motherboard area, the vapor chamber on the 2023 Strix Scar 17 X3D is the best ROG Intelligent Cooling has to offer.
Featuring the same bold and sporty chassis of the original SCAR 17, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 X3D offers plentiful RGB for customization ROG styling across the machine. Robust I/O, including dual USB Type-C® along with dedicated HDMI® 2.1 and 2.5G Ethernet ports allow this machine to act as a true battlestation when paired with an external display. When on the move, the QHD 240 Hz panel with G-SYNC® support is a joy to game on, with G-SYNC eliminating motion tearing, and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus driving more performance and lower latency than ever before. The Strix SCAR 17 X3D is here to win.
Specs, Pricing and Availability
Asus has not yet disclosed the full specifications of the ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D, including its pricing and release date. However, upon checking the current pricing of the non-X3D Strix Scar 17, the new Strix Scar 17 X3D could be priced around $3,000+ with the RTX 4080 and around $3,500++ for the RTX 4090 laptop GPU variant. You can check the prices of the non-X3D variants via the links below.