ASUS ROG Zephyrus And Strix Series Get CPU, RTX 3080 Ti & Display Upgrades

It’s only been a few days into 2022, but that isn’t stopping Republic of Gamers (ROG) from hitting the ground running. At CES 2022, which is short for the Consumer Electronics Show, the brand announced a host of upgrades to its Zephyrus and Strix line-up, including the latest-gen processors and GPUs, as well as 16:10 displays.

Kicking things off is the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU that packs the flagship 3080 Ti horsepower into a smaller form for the first time. The esports-focused Strix Scar comes boosted with a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor, and an RTX 3080 Ti GPU at 150 W with Dynamic Boost in two models: 15-inch, and 17-inch.

Where the former offers three IPS-level display choices (QHD 240 Hz, Full HD 300 Hz, and QHD 165 Hz), its 17-inch sibling boasts QHD 240Hz or Full HD 360Hz options. Both builds support Dolby Vision HDR, and are equipped with Adaptive Sync technology, a three-millisecond response time, a larger track pad, and per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard.

The ROG Strix G15 and G17, meanwhile, have been upgraded up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and RTX 3080 Ti GPU for similar performance. The Strix G15 offers Full HD 300 Hz and QHD 165 Hz display options, while the latter delivers 360Hz or 240Hz of competitive gaming prowess at Full HD and QHD respectively.

Likewise, the two models will bring Dolby Vision, three-millisecond response times and Adaptive Sync to users, alongside Dolby Atmos spatial sound, two-way AI Noise Cancellation, and 90Wh of battery.

For the Zephyrus side of things, the G14 now sports an AMD Ryzen 9 Series processor and AMD Radeon RX 6000S Series mobile GPUs. Available in Eclipse Gray or Moonlight White with a holographic surface, the laptop features a MUX Switch, the AniMe Matrix display, and an upgraded Nebula display that has been expanded to a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Users can expect 120 Hz at QHD with 500 nits of peak brightness, 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, a three-millisecond response time, and WiFi 6E support. The Zephyrus G15 and M16 have also been refreshed with DDR5 RAM, WiFi 6E, and the latest hardware from AMD and NVIDIA.

With the 2022 ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 marks the reappearance of the ScreenPad Plus, which acts as a secondary touchscreen for improved multitasking. Powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX processor and RTX 3080 Ti GPU, this dual-screen device now sees a new four-directional hinge losing the gap between the ScreenPad Plus and the main display.

Two panel choices are available here, with the first being the ROG Nebula HDR. Featuring 512 mini LED dimming zones, the display is set to deliver 1100 nits of peak brightness, a 16:10 aspect ratio, and a 165Hz refresh rate. The alternative comes in the form of the ROG-exclusive Dual Spec display, which allows users to switch between 4K 120 Hz and Full HD 240 Hz on a game-by-game or app-by-app basis.

Other notable features of the Zephyrus Duo 16 include Dolby Atmos support, the brand’s proprietary NumberPad technology on the trackpad, six speakers with Dual Force-Cancelling Woofers, and two-way AI Noise cancellation.

Beyond the realm of laptops, ROG has some toys for show as well. The ROG Flow Z13 is its answer to a Windows-based gaming tablet, with the device packing a 14-core Intel Core i9-12900H CPU, an RTX 3050 Ti GPU, and 5200MHz of LPDDR5 memory into a 12mm chassis.

Desktop-wise, the updated ROG Strix GT15 will offer multiple configurations with up to an Intel Core i7-12700KF CPU, RTX 3080 graphics, and 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM.

The Archer Bag series is a new addition to the list, and also the last to boot. Built to accommodate laptops and essential electronics, the Archer Messenger 14 offers plenty of small pockets to store accessories, while the Backpack 15.6 carries a day’s worth of gear. The Weekender 17, in comparison, uses customisable modular compartments, includes extra padding for larger trips, and can be handled like a backpack or duffel.

Details about local availability, configurations, and pricing for all products will be announced at a later date, but one’s things for sure – ROG sure has all its bases covered.