Asus ROG Strix G17 Advantage Edition vs Acer Swift 3 SF316-51

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CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
RAM
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Review

Evaluation of Asus ROG Strix G17 Advantage Edition and Acer Swift 3 SF316-51 important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Asus ROG Strix G17 Advantage Edition
  • Can run popular games at about 585-797% higher FPS
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 165 versus 60 Hz
  • Around 2.6x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Features a much bigger (~61%) battery – 90 against 56 watt-hours
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 32GB)
  • 24% sharper screen – 170 versus 137 pixels per inch (PPI)
Advantages of the Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 1300 grams less (around 2.87 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 11% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Much smaller footprint: 22% more compact case (134.5 vs 172.7 square inches)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 3 kg (6.62 lbs) 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)
Dimensions 395 x 282 x 23.4 mm
15.55 x 11.1 x 0.92 inches
367.8 x 236.1 x 15.9 mm
14.48 x 9.3 x 0.63 inches
Area 1114 cm2 (172.6 inches2) 868 cm2 (134.7 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~74.1% ~82.3%
Side bezels 6 mm 5.7 mm
Colors Black Gray
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes No
Number of fans 3 2
Noise level - 39 dB

Display

Size 17.3 inches 16.1 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 165 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 170 ppi 137 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast - 1842:1
sRGB color space - 99.5%
Adobe RGB profile - 68.5%
DCI-P3 color gamut 100% 66.6%
Response time 3 ms 26 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Bottom Left
Charge power 280 W 65 W
Weigh of AC adapter - 271 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 3.3 GHz 2.6-3.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 8 4
Threads 16 8
L3 Cache 16 MB 8 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 8 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80EU
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 145 W 15 W
Nvidia Optimus AMD Switchable Graphics -
Type Dedicated Integrated
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 2321 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 2581 MHz 1100 MHz
FLOPS 16.4 TFLOPS 1.41 TFLOPS
Memory size 12 GB System Shared
Memory type GDDR6 LPDDR4X
Memory bus 192 bit -
Memory speed ~16 Gbps 4.27 Gbps
Shading units 2560 640
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
16.4 TFLOPS
1.41 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 4266 MHz
Type DDR4 LPDDR4X
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 2 -
Max. ram size 32 GB -

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 1
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Loudness - 75.2 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5
Fingerprint No Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam - Above the display
Webcam resolution - 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Touchpad
Size - 12.5 x 8.0 cm
Surface Plastic -
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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