ASUS Unveils New ROG STRIX Scar Ultra Laptops with 16-Core Intel Alder Lake-HX CPU Overclocked to 5.2 GHz

ASUS is reportedly working on a new high-end ROG STRIX Scar 6 laptop that will use 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake-HX CPUs.

ASUS ROG STIX Scar Ultra Laptop Will Be Powered By Intel Alder Lake-HX CPU Overclocked To 5.2 GHz

To update: Due to translation issues, it appears that the actual name of these laptops will be ‘STRIX Scar’, which is a line of laptops in production from the ROG division of ASUS.

Intel Launches 12th Gen Alder Lake-HX CPU: Fastest Laptop Chips to Date with up to 16 Cores, 5GHz, 16 PCIe Gen 5 Lanes, and Full Range Overclocking

Little is known about the new ASUS ROG Strix Scar laptop, but according to marketing slides discovered by ITHome, the ROG Strix Scar lineup is an entirely new series within the ASUS laptop portfolio and is expected to be unveiled at the event. ‘Boundless’ on May 17, 2022.

Based on what we can tell at the moment, ASUS ROG Strix Scar laptops will be available in various configurations including standard Intel Alder Lake-H and also high-end Alder Lake-HX CPUs. Spec-wise, the top model, known as the ROG Strix Scar 6 Plus Ultra (this sounds a lot like the iPhone naming convention), will feature a high-end Core i9-12900HX CPU with 16 cores and 24 threads. While the CPU has a maximum boost clock of 5.0GHz, the Strix Scar 6 will come with a factory overclock that will boost the CPU up to 5.2GHz.

This will make the ASUS Strix Scar 6 lineup one of the fastest and most overclocked 16-core laptops available in a mobility platform. Such a CPU will definitely require a bulky and expensive cooling solution. In addition to the CPU, the Strix Scar lineup will also ship with the fastest mobile GPU on the market, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB. So both combined, it has a TDP of 157W (CPU) and up to 175W (GPU) for a combined power rating of over 300W. that the design is very thick compared to traditional laptops.

A marketing slide for ASUS ROG Strix Scar 6 laptops shows the standard Alder Lake-H variant priced at around US$2,000. (Image credits: GizmoChina)

Apart from the main specifications, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 6 laptops will feature a 15.6-inch screen, while the Plus model will come with a 17.3-inch screen. They will come in multiple high-resolution, high-refresh-rate flavors. The laptops will also support up to 64GB of DDR5 memory and up to four M.2 storage devices.

Intel Alder Lake-HX Enthusiast Workstation and Gaming Laptop CPU Lineup Leaks: Up to 16 Cores, 5GHz, and PCIe Gen 5.0 Support

That’s what we’ve seen with most of the early Alder Lake-HX designs turning into quad-fan cooling solutions. Expect the price of ASUS’ ROG Strix Scar 6 lineup to be on the high end as well, starting at over $2000 US.

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