- GeForce RTX™ 3050 and 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs: New GPUs bring NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ enhancements and performance to everyone.
- Now in ROG laptops: The Flow X13, Zephyrus M16, Zephyrus G14, Zephyrus G15, and Strix G15/G17 gaming laptops include the new RTX™ 3050 Family.
- Now in TUF Gaming laptops: RTX™ 3050 Family also available in the TUF Dash F15, TUF Gaming A15/A17, and TUF Gaming F15/F17 gaming laptops.
Following up with the launch of new GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPUs by NVIDIA, the Taiwan giant has announced that all of its existing gaming laptops launched in 2021 will also be available with RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti. This will help gamers get more powerful hardware at affordable price points without sacrificing frame rates.
Popular ROG models like Flow X13, Zephyrus M16, Zephyrus G14, Zephyrus G15, and Strix G15/G17 gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen CPUs will now sport these GPUs and offer good performance at lower price points.
Whereas the budget TUF gaming laptops will also get the RTX 3050 family GPUs including the TUF Dash F15, TUF Gaming A15/A17, and TUF Gaming F15/F17 gaming laptops. Here’s the complete press release from ASUS:
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 11, 2021 — ASUS today announced that the new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti and GeForce RTX™ 3050 Laptop GPUs are offered in a diverse family of ROG and TUF Gaming notebooks, making RTX™ enhancements and performance available to a wider audience than ever before.
The ROG and TUF Gaming laptops powered by the new GPUs serve up the latest processors, immersive displays, quiet cooling, and bold designs, accommodating users of all stripes—from those who need a versatile ultraportable that can do anything to gamers who demand a captivating powerhouse with a large display.
For extreme portability and flexibility, the 13” ROG Flow X13 is a 2-in-1 convertible delivers strong gaming performance on its own, plus top-of-the-line horsepower when connected to the ultraportable XG Mobile eGPU. The versatile ROG Zephyrus laptops offer professional style and speedy performance in thin and lightweight designs available in multiple sizes. And the Strix G series applies ROG DNA with a tighter focus on gaming, esports, and customizable style.
TUF Gaming laptops put high performance and essential features into durable designs that remain within the reach of even more gamers. The TUF Dash F15 makes thin-and-light gaming accessible to a broad audience. Gamers who want more performance per dollar can find it in the TUF Gaming A series and F series, which stand ready in a variety of configurations and sizes.
GeForce RTX™ 3050 and 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs
These new Laptop GPUs are powered by the Ampere architecture, the second generation of NVIDIA’s RTX™ technology, which combines new streaming multiprocessors with 2nd gen RT cores and 3rd gen Tensor cores to enable the most realistic ray-traced graphics and advanced AI features. These improvements enable lifelike visuals while pushing frame rates to new heights. They’re backed by support for NVIDIA Reflex technologies that lower latency in select multiplayer games and NVIDIA Broadcast effects that add instant polish to live streams.
The GeForce RTX™ 3050 and RTX™ 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs bring RTX™ enhancements and performance to everyone. The updated TUF and ROG laptop lineups offer these GPUs in diverse range of designs to suit different needs.
Now in ROG laptops
ROG gaming laptops elevate gaming with the latest components, innovative cooling, and stylish designs. They immerse gamers in fluid frame rates and high-fidelity worlds, even with the latest titles, and the Flow and Zephyrus series are also equipped to excel at content creation and more.
ROG laptops pair the GeForce RTX™ 3050 and RTX™ 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs with the latest generation of CPUs, including 11th Gen Intel® Core and AMD® Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors. ROG Intelligent Cooling technologies help to extract maximum performance from these cutting-edge platforms. A patented process applies liquid metal thermal compound to accelerate heat transfer away from the CPU. New Arc Flow fans have special tips that follow an aerodynamic wave pattern to reduce turbulence, and with 0dB Technology, they can turn off completely when CPU and GPU temperatures are low. These additions combine with other cooling upgrades to deliver high FPS in the latest games, remain quiet even as the fans engage, and stay cool under users’ fingertips.
The displays in this year’s models deliver high refresh rates and quick response times across the lineup. They also feature Adaptive-Sync, which synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate to enable a more immersive gaming experience that minimizes input lag, reduces stuttering, and eliminates screen tearing. Some models are available with a new breed of WQHD panels that combine crisp visuals with a 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and full coverage of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut. ROG Flow and Zephyrus laptops can also be equipped with Pantone Validated displays that guarantee color accuracy for those looking for a laptop that does double duty as a gaming rig and a creative studio.
Audio improvements augment the experience even further. All 2021 ROG gaming laptops support Dolby Atmos technology, which uses optimized audio processing algorithms to deliver fuller, clearer sound from the built-in speakers. Atmos also enables virtual 5.1.2-channel output that simulates a surround-sound setup with precise, layered audio that can be tuned with presets for movies and games. This mode really shines with headphones and headsets, putting players right in the middle of the action. For clear communication with friends, squad mates, and coworkers, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation eliminates 95% of background noise with uncanny accuracy. It can be applied to any mic and even to audio output, which extends the advanced filtering algorithm to incoming feeds.
Despite adding more features, many of these gaming laptops are smaller than last year’s models. This greater focus on portability extends to the battery, where which is up to 90Wh in some configurations. The entire 2021 ROG laptop lineup supports rapid charging and charging from Type-C devices like smaller adapters and USB power packs, providing even greater flexibility.
ROG Flow X13
The first ROG gaming 2-in-1, the ROG Flow X13, is the perfect landing place for the GeForce RTX™ 3050 and RTX™ 3050 Ti. This ultraslim 13” convertible notebook boasts an AMD® processor up to the eight-core Ryzen 9 5980HS, yet it’s a mere 15.8mm thin and weighs only 1.3kg (2.9lb). Despite the ultraportable form factor, an efficient cooling system allows the RTX™ 3050 Ti to clock up to 1135MHz at 35W with ROG Boost, with another 5W available from Dynamic Boost. Configs with the GeForce RTX™ 3050 run that GPU up to 1157MHz at 35W with ROG Boost, and they can draw another 5W through Dynamic Boost.
The 360° hinge maximizes touchscreen viewing and interaction, making it easy to quickly flip from laptop mode into tablet, stand, and tent modes for drawing, gaming, and presenting. Two 16:10 display options provide a choice between a 120Hz panel that makes gameplay smoother and an Ultra HD 4K alternative with richer detail for creativity and entertainment.
While the internal GPU is ready for everyday gaming, the optional ROG XG Mobile eGPU turns the Flow X13 into a gaming powerhouse. This external graphics processor is a fraction of the size of typical eGPUs, yet it houses a top-of-the-line GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU running on 150W. A custom PCIe 3.0 x8 interface connects the XG Mobile directly to the CPU at speeds that Thunderbolt™ can’t match. The same cable also includes a dedicated USB 3.2 Gen 2 link to feed an integrated I/O hub with enough connectivity to power a complete desktop setup.
With exceptional flexibility, easy portability, and all-day battery life, the ROG Flow X13 is ready for everything.
ROG Zephyrus M16
Gamers use their PCs for a wide range of activities that extends beyond gaming and into creating. The ROG Zephyrus M16 is built to be just as versatile.
It starts with a captivating display framed by super-narrow bezels on all four sides. The immersive 94% screen-to-body ratio fits a 16” screen inside a slim chassis that’s smaller than last year’s 15” Zephyrus M15. For fluid, richly detailed visuals in games, the panel combines a high WQHD resolution with a fast 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. The display is also an ideal canvas for artists thanks to a taller 16:10 aspect ratio and Pantone-validated colors across 100% of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut.
Next-gen components give the Zephyrus M16 the performance to tackle any task. The latest processors up to an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H drive high-refresh-rate gaming and deliver multithreaded muscle for content creation, while GeForce RTX™ 30 Series Laptop GPUs supply formidable graphics power. The GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti runs at up to 1585MHz at 60W with ROG Boost, with another 15W available from Dynamic Boost.
The Zephyrus M16 is a luxuriously thin and light companion. Draped in Off Black, with Prismatic Film shimmering through CNC-milled perforations in the lid, it communicates both style and professionalism.
ROG Zephyrus G14
The original Zephyrus G14 turned heads by balancing performance and portability in a sleek and stylish package. The 2021 edition builds on that foundation with updated components that enhance gaming and more.
The latest Zephyrus G14 is supercharged with up to a Ryzen™ 9 5900HS processor. It’s available with GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti and GeForce RTX™ 3050 Laptop GPUs that make RTX™ graphics technologies attainable for every gamer. The RTX™ 3050 Ti runs at up to 1585MHz at 60W with ROG Boost, with another 15W available from Dynamic Boost, while the RTX 3050 runs at up to 1600MHz and 60W with ROG Boost, plus another 15W via Dynamic Boost.
Two new display options complement the more powerful hardware. The WQHD panel is now available with a 120Hz refresh rate and wide DCI-P3 color gamut, offering super-smooth gameplay, crisp detail, and pro-grade color that’s ideal for video production. Gamers who want maximum fluidity can choose a faster Full HD option that now scales up to 144Hz, a 20% increase over the previous generation.
A choice of colors and treatments is available. The G14 comes in Holographic White and Holographic Gray designs that put subtle prismatic shimmer behind over 6,500 precision-milled perforations in the aluminum lid. The same colors are also available with the innovative AniMe Matrix™ display. This array of 1,215 programmable mini-LEDs on the lid replaces shimmer with customizable shine that can show images, animations, visualizations, and more.
ROG Zephyrus G15
With a precise balance of power and portability, the ROG Zephyrus G15 offers accessible versatility for gamers and creators. It wears the same shimmering aesthetic as the Holographic G14 but makes room for a larger 15” display. The WQHD panel with a 165Hz refresh rate and quick 3ms response time relieves gamers of having to choose between greater detail and faster performance. Full coverage of the wider DCI-P3 color space enables vivid, lifelike color that’s factory calibrated and Pantone Validated to ensure accuracy.
Like its smaller sibling, the Zephyrus G15 is powered by AMD® processors up to the Ryzen™ 9 5900HS. The slim chassis and thermal module have enough headroom to take the GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti up to 1585MHz at 60W with ROG Boost, with another 15W available from Dynamic Boost. The GeForce RTX™ 3050 config runs at up to 1600MHz at 60W with ROG Boost, plus an extra 15W through Dynamic Boost.
A suite of quality-of-life additions make the G15 a compelling all-arounder for everyday life. The touchpad is 20% larger and 40% more responsive than the previous generation, so navigation is a breeze. The quiet Stealth Type keyboard keeps a low profile even when users are mashing keys. And when it’s time to pack up, the large 90Wh battery with fast charging and support for USB Type-C power easily keep up with a busy schedule.
ROG Strix G15 and G17
The new ROG Strix G15 and G17 offer exciting options built for play. Original Black and Eclipse Gray variants both have a diagonal dot-matrix design across the keyboard deck and aluminum-capped lid, while Electro Punk makes a bolder statement with Coded Puzzle aesthetic and speckled pink accent. All three let users pick their own colors with a wrap-around light bar and keyboard illuminated by Aura Sync.
Configurations with the GeForce RTX™ 3050 and RTX™ 3050 Ti use AMD® processors up to the Ryzen™ 7 5800H. Together, these chips drive high FPS in games, while Adaptive-Sync displays up to 300Hz immerse gamers in every moment of the action. The RTX™ 3050 Ti runs at up to 1795MHz at 80W with ROG Boost, with another 15W available from Dynamic Boost, while the RTX™ 3050 clocks up to 1840MHz and 80W with ROG Boost and can draw another 15W when Dynamic Boost is engaged.
The 2021 Strix G15 and G17 have smaller footprints than last year’s models, but they’re filled with features. The touchpads are 85% larger than the previous generation. Key ports are accessible at the back, so users can connect the essentials without cables cluttering space. Support for fast charging and Type-C USB power delivery make the laptops easy to take anywhere. And cooling is enhanced with innovations like liquid metal on the CPU, Arc Flow fans, and a comprehensive thermal module with up to four heatsinks and outlets that keep frame rates high and noise levels low.
Now in TUF Gaming laptops
TUF Gaming laptops have rightly earned a reputation for providing great gaming experiences in attainable packages. They put everything gamers need for PC gaming in reliable systems engineered to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810H durability standards.
The latest processors from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel power this expanding family, which now includes the TUF Dash F15, the first to bring the series’ performance-per-dollar focus to a thin and light chassis. With the new GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and GeForce RTX 3050, TUF Gaming laptops become more compelling than ever.
TUF Dash F15
New for 2021, the TUF Dash F15 is engineered to make thin-and-light gaming a reality for everyone. Its super-slim design is lightweight and easy to carry
The latest processors up to an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H CPU join forces with GeForce RTX GPUs to blitz through games, with power to spare for serious work. Cooling upgrades borrowed from ROG laptops help to get the most out of the hardware. The RTX™ 3050 Ti runs at up to 1585MHz at 60W with ROG Boost, with an extra 15W from Dynamic Boost, while the RTX™ 3050 clocks up to 1600MHz at 60W with GPU Boost, plus another 15W through Dynamic Boost.
A versatile Thunderbolt 4 port connects to everything from desktop docks to external GPUs. It can also pair the laptop’s high-refresh gaming panel with up to two 4K external displays at 60Hz or one 8K UHD TV. The expansive battery lasts through up to 16.6 hours of video playback, and convenient Type-C charging keeps gamers on the move.
TUF Gaming A15 and A17
Powerful, resilient, and wrapped in a stylish aesthetic, the latest TUF Gaming A15 and A17 laptops are ready for anything. Savvy enthusiasts have long paired AMD and NVIDIA processors to maximize their performance-per-dollar. These gaming laptops carry that tradition into the next generation with GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs and up to the latest Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs, delivering knockout gaming performance in an attainable package. The RTX 3050 Ti runs at up to 1585MHz at 60W with GPU Boost, with another 15W available from Dynamic Boost, while the RTX 3050 clocks up to 1600MHz at 60W with ROG Boost and can draw another 15W through Dynamic Boost.
Those cutting-edge processors pair with essential features to make exhilarating gaming experiences available to a wide audience. Graphics are smooth as silk on Adaptive-Sync displays refreshing at up to 240Hz. Performance is sustained by upgraded cooling with dual 83-blade fans. Multiplayer team chat is clearer with advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation. And a long-lasting battery up to 90Wh lets users move freely.
Reinforced by the signature military-grade durability that defines the TUF Gaming family, the new A15 and A17 are ready for action.
TUF Gaming F15 and F17
The combination of 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs and GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs prime the new TUF Gaming F15 and F17 for gamers who demand powerful components, sensible style, and reliable performance at an accessible price.
Comprehensive cooling lets those processors achieve their full potential. The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti runs at up to 1585MHz at 60W with ROG Boost, with another 15W available from Dynamic Boost, while the RTX 3050 ramps up to 1600MHz at 60W with GPU Boost, with an extra 15W on tap via Dynamic Boost. CPU options range up to the eight-core, 16-thread Intel Core i9-11900H CPU to deliver snappy performance and help the GPU drive fast frame rates. The FHD display immerses gamers with a high 144Hz refresh rate backed by Adaptive-Sync.
The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 also offer conveniences for everyday gaming and computing. A Thunderbolt 4 port provides one easy access point for fast file transfers, connecting an external display, or adding external graphics power. And a 90Wh battery easily goes the distance.