Laptop announced date: 7th June 2020
Last reviewed: 21st August 2020
Today's review of the gaming ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop explores the performance to value relationship of its hardware components. We will be comparing some of the most demanding games to see some expected frame rates for the ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
Is the ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - The processor we find in this laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements with ease, making it an excellent 2020 laptop gaming choice for CPU. The processor in this laptop has 6 cores, which makes it excellent for modern gamers, minimising the risk of throttling game processes due to a lack of available cores.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution can chew through modern AAA titles and is an excellent laptop gaming choice of GPU. With 8GB of VRAM available to the GPU, this graphics solution doesn’t have to worry about a shortage, when it comes to modern AAA gaming, making it an excellent choice..
System Memory - The 32GB is an excellent amount of system memory for modern gaming in 2020.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" screen can deliver a good viewable amount of real estate for modern games and in terms of screen size this is a step towards the laptop being an excellent gaming laptop choice. You can of course game on smaller screen laptops, but in game menus could become tricky to see on smaller screens.
Refresh Rate - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. If you were to get the 240Hz laptop screen option that we see this is available with then this would be an excellent refresh rate gaming laptop choice.
Gamers looking at laptops will be needing to carefully consider the performance of the machine in relation to modern, often demanding, games. So getting the mobile graphics selected correctly is key to identifying the best price-to-performance laptop for you. We will take a look at the hardware and graphics card in this laptop in relation to how well it can deliver frame rates when running modern demanding or popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We will consider the laptop when it runs these games in ultra graphics settings while gaming at its native 1080p screen resolution. Lets compare the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 494 at their minimum system requirements and then 387 games when looking at their recommended system specs.
When we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the ROG Strix G17 (2020) laptop comes with, it gets very difficult to understand what value each permutation of this laptop will offer. To help us compare laptops based on their direct gaming value and capabilities, we defined a price to performance rating and allocated it to every laptop we review. Because as you have no doubt discovered during your research, it is very difficult to compare laptops for value against all other laptops. Even within their own model range. As soon as you adjust a single component and the laptop price shifts, what has that done to the gaming value of your laptop and is it still ok value for money? So we use a P2P rating to standardise the way we can look at all laptops. Of course laptops have tonnes of other values that are breathed into them when they are designed and they are not just about price to performance. But this is certainly a good way for us to help see the bigger picture, especially for a gaming laptop.
This laptop gets a 0 for P2P. Here we look at how our version of this ROG Strix G17 (2020) laptop compares against the other laptops in the range. This laptop is currently 4th in this range for hardware value. Laptops closer to the 1st position of the model range represent the better gaming performance bang for your buck.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 3200MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz, 240Hz
ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,524.99||100%|
|i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,999.99||100%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,799.00||100%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||Price Unknown|
Now how does this laptop match to the top laptop for P2P today? The top laptop for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a price of $986.99. This ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is currently 100% worse rating when comparing price to performance. The 2nd best model for Price to Performance ratings today is the MSI GF65 Thin i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. It’s price is listed as $939.99. Comparing our ROG Strix G17 (2020) laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 100% worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.
You might be considering a CPU heavy laptop and wondering how this ROG Strix G17 (2020) laptop does in the grand scheme of CPU focused laptops. Let's compare this laptop with a top CPU performance laptop available today and see how its CPU performance stacks up. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 35% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
Currently 477 games recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games today are worse in performance than our laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz. Or it is 500 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum cpu specs.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop CPU Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz against Cyberpunk 2077. This CPU performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 28% better performance against the game’s recommended CPU system requirements. Then we have Assassins Creed: Valhalla and our laptop was 28% better in processor performance and another popular title today is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which we saw our review laptop get 49% better compared to our laptop cpu.
A good comparison in terms of graphical power for our review model would be to compare it to one of the most powerful GPU focused laptop’s around today. This type of comparison can show us what another laptop, with a top end graphics hardware solution, can deliver and in turn provide us a relative point of laptop Graphics Card cost comparison. We choose the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. This comparison shows that laptop to be 40% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
Currently 387 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. Or 494 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q against Cyberpunk 2077. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 31% better performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have Assassins Creed: Valhalla and our laptop was 31% better in graphics performance and another popular title today is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which we saw our review laptop get 48% better compared to our laptop gpu.
We thought we would explore this question about best screen resolutions for your laptop, as it comes up a lot. This ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop has a 17.3" screen and is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall and in other words has a 1080p resolution. The refresh rate of a 4K laptop panel is often 60Hz. This figure sets a 60 frames per second cap that locks a game to no matter the capability of the hardware in the 4K laptop. However, today’s AAA games, when running at Ultra graphics settings and 4K resolution, usually require hardware that we don't see in laptops or desktops to even reach that 60FPS cap. What refresh rate does the ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 panel have available? It can be picked up with the following 144Hz, 240Hz refresh rates.
It would be more likely that we would have to lower the AAA game resolution to 1080p or maybe 1440p and by doing so get back some of the FPS to a playable level. But by doing this the game moves away from its native 4K resolution and starts to look unclear. A 1080p laptop can still have some powerful gaming hardware in it and if it is good enough to run AAA games at larger resolutions like 4K or 1440p then attach it to a desktop monitor while you are at home and stationary. If the desktop monitor is pretty good then it wont have a 60Hz refresh rate limiting its FPS count in game. And is likely to be a whole lot more enjoyable playing on a 24 inch or larger monitor than the more standard 15 or 17inch screen normally found on gaming laptops.
If you are looking to view 4K streaming content, while keeping yourself mobile with your laptop, then maybe a 4K resolution panel would be a better experience than the normal 1080p. In general, we think it's probably not worth the extra money for any visual gains you might not spot, without a direct comparison, especially if you are thinking to game on your laptop as well.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best priced 1440p gaming monitor, to work nicely with our ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2, would be the LG 32GK650F-B 32 inch 1440p FreeSync 1ms 144Hz, which is priced at $379.00 and has a refresh rate of 144Hz. To help you get a bit more insight into the pricing trends of this 1440p monitor, we have price tracked this monitor and saw its lowest price recorded at $296.99, which was taken on 23rd Nov 2020.
A well priced 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate is the Nixeus EDG XB273K 27 inch 4K FreeSync IPS 4ms 144Hz. It has a price today of $899.99 and should be a nice accompaniment to the ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. Once we spot a monitor we like we start price tracking it. The lowest tracked price we have for this monitor was recorded on 21st Nov 2020, where it was seen at $635.04.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
We still feel it's not the time to spend extra cash for the 4K gaming laptop due to the limitations laid out above. It would surely feel somewhat disappointing to boot up your new 4K laptop, only to then realise you have to drop down the resolution on modern titles to get them to run smoothly. And then see that anything you play is somewhat less sharp than you have seen on your older PC and capped at a maximum of 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K screen tech.
You could pick up a mouse to go with the ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2. In our spotlight at the moment is the PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons, which today is $10.87. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 23rd Nov 2020, which had it priced at $10.87.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$10.87|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$29.99|
|***||Logitech G502 SE Hero||$49.89|
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $39.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 on 12th Mar 2020.