ROG Strix Scar 18 – BEAT THE BEST. BREAK ALL LIMITS.
The Pinnacle of Performance – Dominate the Windows 11 battlefield with the all-new ROG Strix SCAR 18. Introducing an 18-inch screen to the SCAR lineup for the first time, see the enemy more clearly than ever before. Powered by a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13980HX processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU, the SCAR 18 easily handles even the most demanding games.
It also comes with a dedicated MUX Switch with support for NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, enabling you to harness your GPU’s true power when gaming easily. With DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen4x4 storage, the SCAR 18 can easily game, stream, and create content simultaneously without breaking a sweat. For the ultimate gaming laptop, look no further than the Strix SCAR 18.
The Pinnacle of Performance
Dominate the Windows 11 Pro battlefield with the all-new ROG Strix SCAR 18. Introducing an 18-inch screen to the SCAR lineup for the first time, see the enemy more clearly than ever before. Powered by a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13980HX Processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU with a max TGP of 175W, the SCAR 18 easily handles even the most demanding games. It also comes with a dedicated MUX Switch with support for NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, enabling you to easily harness the true power of your GPU when gaming. With support for up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and up to 4TB of PCIe Gen4x4 storage, the SCAR 18 can easily game, stream, and create content all at the same time without breaking a sweat. For the ultimate gaming laptop, look no further than the Strix SCAR 18.
Power, meet efficiency
Power through any game or project with an Intel Core i9-13980HX processor, featuring up to a 65W TDP and a hybrid architecture built from the ground up for Windows 11. With up to 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficiency cores, AAA gaming is flawless and streaming is effortless.
Top-tier components require power, especially when it comes to maximizing your GPU’s performance. Powered by NVIDIA DLSS 3, ultra-efficient Ada Lovelace arch, and Max-Q Technologies, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU is fully unleashed with a max TGP of 175W with Dynamic Boost.
NVIDIA Advanced Optimus
With NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, the laptop can automatically route frames from the discrete GPU directly to the display using a MUX switch, bypassing the integrated graphics. This pathing improves performance 5-10% compared to machines without a MUX Switch, making sure you get the absolute best gaming experience—all without needing touch a single button. This automatic switching also preserves your machine’s battery life, as it can dynamically transition between the high power discrete GPU and the lower power integrated GPU. No matter what you’re doing, your machine will switch to the most optimized mode without you having to lift a finger.
Blazing Fast DDR5 Memory
Leveraging the brand new DDR5 standard, enjoy a huge generational performance jump to 4800Mhz, with write times 50% faster than DDR4 equipped machines. This ultra fast memory makes all aspects of the laptop feel snappy, from intense gaming to light web browsing.
Better. Faster. Stronger.
Take on even the largest projects with confidence and a PCIE Gen4 SSD configured in RAID 0. With raw throughput up to 7000MB/s, massive files and large games will load in the blink of an eye.
AI-Powered Performance and Lifelike Graphics
Get a quantum leap in performance in games and creative apps with AI-powered DLSS 3 and enable lifelike virtual worlds with full ray tracing.
Accelerate Your Ideas
NVIDIA Studio takes your creative projects to the next level. Unlock RTX and AI acceleration in top creative apps, NVIDIA Studio drivers for max stability, and a suite of exclusive tools to fast-track your creativity.
Optimized Power and Performance
NVIDIA Max-Q is an advanced suite of AI-powered technologies that optimize your system for peak efficiency. This enables blazing-fast laptops that are thin, quiet, and have amazing battery life.
Game. Stream. Create.
The SCAR series is built from the ground up for gamers — and, of course, game developers. The Strix SCAR 18 can run all of the latest game engines, enabling you to unlock your creativity and try your hand at making the next great game. Whether you’re a digital artist, streamer, video editor, or dabble with animation and game development, the Strix SCAR 18 has all the horsepower you need to take your creations to the next level. Featuring up to an Intel Core i9 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPU, complex projects on popular development tools like Unity and Autodesk render in a snap. You have what it takes to be the best on the battlefield, but are you ready to design the next one?
ROG Intelligent Cooling
To accommodate such powerful components, the Strix SCAR 18’s chassis and motherboard were both redesigned to accommodate the new full-width heatsink, while the copper fins were moved even closer to the exhaust vents for more efficient cooling. This unique heatsink is built from three different sections, surrounding the motherboard with densely packed fins for a total surface area of 174,183mm², a 62.59% increase from the 2022 Strix SCAR 15. This design maximizes the available pathing for hot air to escape the machine and drastically increases overall cooling. Finally, most gaming laptops have a dual fan cooling system, but the SCAR 18 was able to push the performance envelope even further with the introduction of a third fan that helps keep the GPU and VRAM cool. Paired with seven heatpipes and Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal on both the CPU and GPU, the SCAR 18’s cooling system is a marvel of engineering.
Hot air needs somewhere to go, so we redesigned the SCAR 18’s exhaust vents to give it the best flow possible. In addition to making the entire rear of the machine an exhaust vent, the SCAR 18 retains its side vents, giving it ample opportunity to move hot air out of the system. We even moved the heatsinks closer to the vents themselves, giving hot air a straight-line path out of the machine and avoid any recirculation.
The SCAR 18 features 374 heatsink fins, with each stack lined with ultra-thin copper as slim as 0.1mm. This allows for higher density and lower air resistance, providing a total of 174,183 mm² of surface area — an increase of 62.59% from the 2022 Strix SCAR 15. The new full-width design is double the size of a typical laptop heatsink and covers the entire rear of the machine.
At the heart of every great laptop is a great cooling solution. The new Tri-Fan Technology directs air though precisely calculated cutouts in the chassis, sending airflow directly towards internal components to keep them cool in all conditions. A third auxiliary fan also helps to send additional heat from the GPU directly to the heatsinks, keeping the machine cool during long video renders or gaming sessions.
Conductonaut Extreme Liquid Metal
The 2023 Strix SCAR 18 features Thermal Grizzly’s cutting-edge Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal, which improves the substance’s heat transfer even further. Compared to traditional thermal pastes, this indium- and gallium-based compound offers 17X higher conductivity, in addition to CPU and temperature reductions of up to 15 degrees. Used exclusively by ROG, this material offers the highest thermal transfer available on a laptop.
Up to 7 comprehensive heatpipes
The Strix SCAR 18’s comprehensive thermal design includes an extended heat spreader that absorbs heat from the CPU, GPU, VRAM, and VRM. With 7 heat pipes and an increase in total coverage from 29% to 33% of the motherboard compared to last generation, this extensive thermal solution helps sustain and extend the overall performance, reliability, and lifespan of the system.
0dB ambient cooling
Enjoy truly silent cooling under light workloads with 0dB Technology. In the Silent operating mode, the cooling system switches off all fans during everyday tasks to dissipate heat passively. This lets you concentrate on your work and immerse yourself in movies with less distraction. If CPU or GPU temperatures increase, the fans automatically switch on again.
First introduced on the 2022 Zephyrus G14, the ROG Strix SCAR 18 features a dust filter on its intake vents. Dust and fibers can collect inside the machine, trapping heat and causing degraded performance over time. A filter helps keep dust out, allowing the CPU and GPU to breathe easier for years of smooth and stable operation.
0.1mm ultra thin fin
Thermal energy is dissipated by four heatsinks, each lined with ultrathin copper fins as slim as 0.1mm. These fins are half the size of typical solutions, allowing for higher density for heat dissipation and lower air resistance to allow for smoother flow. With up to 374 heatsink fins totaling 174,183mm² of surface area, heat flows out of the system incredibly efficiently, letting your components boost higher, for longer.
Extended gaming sessions can heat up internal components and make the keyboard warm to the touch. To keep your fingers cool, small vents around the WASD keys let the fans draw cool air into the chassis from above.
Its Silent, Performance, and Turbo modes are just the beginning. Scenario Profiles allow your system to automatically switch between these modes based on the application you’re running, alongside other vital system settings. Switch between lighting configurations automatically, disable the Windows key and touchpad during games, and automate to your heart’s content. Armoury Crate makes adjustments in an instant to best fit the task at hand.
ROG Nebula HDR
For gamers who demand the absolute best motion and image clarity, the SCAR 18 offers an incredible Nebula display with a 240Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and a staggering 500 nits brightness for stunning gameplay. The 18-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio QHD panel provides staggeringly deep blacks for content that jumps right off the screen, whether you’re watching a movie or playing a fast-moving arena shooter. The SCAR 18 can also be equipped with a Full HD 165Hz panel, with each option offering fantastic color, Dolby Vision, Adaptive-Sync support, and an 89% screen-to-body ratio for a stellar gaming and viewing experience.
Designed to Win. Built for Victory.
The Republic of Gamers was built by those who love to play video games. All ROG designs come with gamers in mind, from the chassis, lighting integration, software controls, and macro functions. These ROG exclusive design features not only give you a competitive advantage, but they make sure you never blend in with the crowd.
Press the Attack
The difference between victory and defeat can be separated by a single keystroke, so the SCAR 18 has a professional esports grade keyboard designed to secure the win. Built to last, the Strix SCAR’s keyboard switches are rated to last over 20 million presses, and n-key rollover guarantees your system will never miss command even if you’re pressing multiple keys at once. The SCAR has a full-sized keyboard, with dedicated media controls and dedicated hotkeys that are tuned for volume and Armoury Crate controls by default, but can be customized for different functions or macros. And with per key RGB and full Aura Sync customization, the SCAR will always have the looks to match your mood
Dedicated gaming hotkeys sit just above the left side of the keyboard for quick access to the volume and mic mute controls, operating modes, and Armoury Crate. They are also fully customizable, and can be programmed to launch apps, set as a function key, or used as a macro. The Strix SCAR 18 has all the tools you need for victory.
Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology registers keypresses earlier in the stroke, enabling a more responsive experience for serious gaming and work. Triggering earlier means faster, effortless inputs with greater accuracy.
Large touch pad
Improve everyday comfort and usability with a 10% larger touchpad, and new for 2023, the SCAR 18’s touchpad also comes with a glass coating for a more premium feel. More space means greater precision along with more comfortable hand movements and gestures while you’re navigating.
The 2023 Strix SCAR 18 continues to embody the distinct style of ROG. With sharp chassis designs, unique RGB accents, and a distinct gaming vibe, a Strix laptop will always stand out from the crowd. New for 2023, the Strix SCAR features a rear glow RGB panel, which paired together with per-key RGB illumination on the keyboard and the light bar make the laptop a beacon of gaming power from any angle.
Dolby Atmos-powered speakers include two tweeters and two downward firing woofers to create an authentic sound stage for your games. Hi-Res audio ensures you hear your music in the same quality it was recorded. Two Way AI Noise Cancellation processes both incoming and outgoing audio to filter any errant background noises, making sure that your calls, chats and streams come through without distraction.
Two-way Ai Noise Cancellation
The advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation technology runs on the CPU, which frees up the GPU to hit higher FPS. It works with any input device and also with downstream connections, letting you remove noise from both your own mic input and from incoming feeds. Noise-canceling settings can even be customized per program, filtering specific apps like voice chat without affecting game audio you want to remain untouched.
Quad Speakers With Dolby Atmos
Two tweeters and two woofers powered by Smart Amp offer richer sound with 2.8x more volume, 3x more powerful bass, and up to 3x the dynamic range of alternatives. This quad-speaker setup delivers immersive surround sound optimized by Dolby Atmos technology to deliver balanced, multidimensional audio across the full spectrum without losing clarity or detail.
All Day Endurance
The Strix SCAR 18 is ready to go the distance. Featuring a 90Wh battery, the laptop can easily browse the web for hours away from the wall before needing a recharge. For flexibility on the go, USB Type-C charging is supported up to 100W. When charging using the supplied 330W power adapter, the SCAR 18 can recharge from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes.
In modern multiplayer games, a stable internet connection is imperative. The Strix SCAR 18 is ready to join the fight with a dedicated RJ45 port, as well as the latest Wi-Fi 6E wireless standard. On Wi-Fi 6E supported networks, enjoy access to the newest wireless band, free from clutter and interference from your home’s other wireless devices, ensuring you never lag out again.
When you need to plug into the big screen, the dedicated GPU powers an HDMI 2.1 port for the latest TVs and monitors, increasing total bandwidth from 18 to 48Gbps, and supporting up to 4K 120Hz and 8K 60Hz content. Two USB Type-C ports allow for plenty of connectivity—one for DisplayPort and power delivery, and a second with Thunderbolt 4 support.
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
|Processor||13th Gen Intel Core i9-13980HX Processor 2.2 GHz (36M Cache, up to 5.6 GHz, 24 cores: 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA®GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU|
ROG Boost: 2090MHz at 175W (2040MHz Boost Clock+50MHz OC, 150W+25W Dynamic Boost)
|Display||ROG Nebula Display|
QHD+ 16:10 (2560 x 1600, WQXGA)
Refresh Rate: 240Hz
Response Time: 3ms
MUX Switch + NVIDIA Advanced Optimus
Support Dolby Vision HDR : Yes
|Memory||32GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM x 2|
Max Capacity: 64GB
Support dual channel memory
|Storage||1TB + 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 Performance SSD (2TB total)|
|I/O Ports||1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack|
1 x HDMI 2.1 FRL
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort/power delivery/G-SYNC
1 x 2.5G LAN
1 x Thunderbolt 4 support DisplayPort/G-SYNC
|Keyboard and Touchpad||Backlit Chiclet Keyboard Per-Key RGB|
|Camera||720P HD camera|
|Audio||Smart Amp Technology|
AI noise-cancelling technology
Built-in array microphone
4-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology
|Network and Communication||Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Triple band) 2 x 2 and Bluetooth 5.2|
|Battery||90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion|
|Power Supply||ø6.0, 330W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 16.5A, 330W, Input: 100~240C AC 50/60Hz universal|
|Device Lighting||Aura Sync Light Bar|
Aura Sync logo
Aura Sync Rear Glow
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||39.9 x 29.4 x 2.31 ~ 3.08 cm|
|Security||BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection|
Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)