ROG Strix G18 (2024) Review: Better, Faster, Heavier

ROG Strix G18 2024 Review Cover

ROG is not pulling any punches this 2024. It’s another year for the gaming giant and with that, we find ourselves a wave of updated products. One of which is the ROG Strix G18, a gaming laptop that stands as one of ROG’s biggest offerings as of date. But being a fan of the smaller and compact ROG Zephyrus G14 and ROG Strix G15, does this behemoth stand a chance in terms of performance, style, and practicality? Let’s find out in this review of the ROG Strix G18 2024!

ROG Strix G18 2024 Review – Specifications

ROG Strix G18 (2024) G814 G814JIR-N6083WS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Intel® Core™ i9 Processor 14900HX 2.2 GHz (36MB Cache, up to 5.8 GHz, 24 cores, 32 Threads)
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU
ROG Boost: 2225MHz* at 140W (2175MHz Boost Clock+50MHz OC, 115W+25W Dynamic Boost)
ROG Nebula Display
2.5K (2560 x 1600, WQXGA) 16:10 aspect ratio
anti-glare display
DCI-P3: 100.00%
Refresh Rate: 240Hz
Response Time: 3ms
Pantone Validated
MUX Switch + NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus
Support Dolby Vision HDR : Yes
16GB DDR5-5600 SO-DIMM, the memory speed of the systems vary by CPU SPEC
Max Capacity: 32GB
Support dual channel memory
1TB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD
I/O Ports
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack 1x HDMI 2.1 2x USB 3.2 Gen, 1 Type-A 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ / power delivery / G-SYNC 1x RJ45 LAN port 1x Thunderbolt™ 4 support DisplayPort™, 1x HDMI 2.1 FRL, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ / power delivery / G-SYNC, 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x Thunderbolt™ 4 support DisplayPort™
Keyboard and Touchpad
Backlit Chiclet Keyboard Per-Key RGB
720P HD camera
Smart Amp Technology
Dolby Atmos
AI noise-canceling technology
Hi-Res certification (for headphone)
Built-in array microphone
2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology
Network and Communication
Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Triple band) 2*2 + Bluetooth® 5.3 Wireless Card (*Bluetooth® version may change with OS version different.)
90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Power Supply
ø6.0, 280W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 14A, 280W, Input: 100~240C AC 50/60Hz universal
TYPE-C, 100W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 5A, 100W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
3.00 Kg (6.61 lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
39.9 x 29.4 x 2.31 ~ 3.08 cm (15.71″ x 11.57″ x 0.91″ ~ 1.21″)
Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass for PC – 3 months
Ecolabels & Compliances
BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
McAfee® 30 days free trial
Included in the Box
ROG backpack
ROG Impact Gaming Mouse
TYPE-C, 100W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 5A, 100W, 
Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal

ROG Strix G18 2024 Review – At A Glance

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ROG Strix G18 2024 Review – Benchmarks

Gaming Benchmarks

ROG Strix G18 2024 Gaming Benchmarks (2560x1600)

Games Preset Average 1% 0.1% Notes (Score, etc.)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ultra High 91 62 46 100% Render Scaling
Dota 2 Best Looking 158 77 60
Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition Extreme 37 28 25 DLSS OFF
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Maximum 135 78 60
Rainbow Six: Siege Ultra 269 208 168 100% Render Scaling
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Highest 148 110 55 DX12, DLSS OFF
Dragon’s Dogma High 59 33 22
Watch Dogs Legion Ultra 56 36 28 DX12, DLSS OFF
Total War: Warhammer 3 Ultra 59 47 42

Better FPS With Lower Resolution

Capable as it may be, the ROG Strix G18 2024 still has trouble in taking advantage of its 240Hz refresh rate display while playing games on 2560×1600 at max settings. You can get better frame rates if you lower the resolution and have features such as DLSS to do the heavy lifting.

Synthetic Benchmarks

These benchmarks are meant to measure the device’s performance relative to other peoples’ machines. We plugged in a mix of CPU & GPU-intensive tests and other ones that measure the performance of both at the same time.

3DMark Firestrike Extreme

Fire Strike Extreme

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme is designed for multi-GPU systems and future hardware generations. In addition to raising the rendering resolution, additional visual quality improvements increase the rendering load to ensure accurate performance measurements for truly extreme hardware setups.

3DMark Firestrike Ultra

FireStrike Ultra

3DMark Firestrike Extreme but more demanding. Incredibly taxing to the system as the benchmark tests how your PC can render in 4K (3840 x 2160).

3DMark Time Spy

Time Spy

3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built the right way from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers.

3DMark Port Royal

Port Royal

3DMark Port Royal is the world’s first real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers. It shows you how well your PC handles ray tracing effects in real-time.

Cinebench (Release 20)

Cinebench R20 ROG Strix G18 2024

Benchmark Score: 12,066

Cinebench leverages the same powerful 3D engine found in the award-winning animation software Cinema 4D Release 20 to accurately evaluate CPU rendering performance capabilities across various systems and platforms.

Cinebench (Release 23)

Cinebench R23 ROG Strix G18 2024

  • CPU (Multi Core): 30,814
  • CPU (Single Core): 2,111

Unigine Superposition

Unigine Superposition 1080p Unigine Superposition 4K Optimized Unigine Superposition 8K Optimized

Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system.



  • CPU Single Thread: 860.2
  • CPU Multi Thread: 14056.4

Blender 4.0.0

Blender 4.0.0

  • monster: 197.690226
  • junkshop: 131.613329
  • classroom: 96.708805

The Blender benchmark Score is a measure of how quickly Cycles can render path tracing samples on one CPU or GPU device. The higher the number, the better. In particular, it’s the estimated number of samples per minute, summed for all benchmark scenes.

ROG Strix G18 2024 Review – User Experience

Always With The ROG Nebula Display

Dragons Dogma ROG Nebula Display

The ROG Nebula Display is a standard that ROG have decided to denote a display that has a certain level of quality. This time, we get the incredibly bright screen in 2.5K resolution and 240Hz refresh rate with G-Sync support. This screen itself can cost a lot if you buy a monitor of this caliber and the good thing is that it is already included in the package.

Probably what makes the whole thing ROG Nebula shtick worth it is its eye-watering brightness and crispness. As mentioned in our previous reviews, you really have to see it to notice the difference in image quality and presentation. Friends have always commented on the ROG Nebula display whenever I bring ROG laptops around for a spin. That shows that it is something above average and something to watch out for.

Full-Sized Keyboard

Full Keyboard

Given its size, the ROG Strix G18 2024 supports a full keyboard. The whole thing is here including the numpad. The keys are also evenly spaced and it doesn’t look cramped. It’s convenient to type on and play around. What is very apparent is that the buttons are soft and easy on the fingers.

Oh Lawd, It’s Big!

Also very noticeable is the size of the ROG Strix G18 2024. It’s an 18-inch laptop and having to bring it around may cause some fatigue. Also note that you may need a bigger laptop bag with lots of pockets to move this thing around.

ROG Strix G18 2024 Review – Conclusion & Verdict

High Performance At A Price

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There’s no room for any doubt about the power of the ROG Strix G18 2024. It’s a beast and the numbers don’t lie when it comes to its raw performance in games and in benchmarks. The Intel Core i9 14900HX is already a powerful processor but coupled with enough legroom and decent cooling, you get better numbers without having to strain the system. In addition, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU is also a formidable hardware on its own, making short work of modern games without breaking a sweat.

Only downside is that the NVIDIA RTX 4070 supports only 8GB of VRAM, making high resolution games a slog due to lack of GPU Memory.

Can Get You Some Muscles

My only qualm with the ROG Strix G18 2024 is its size. It’s gargantuan when compared to its sleeker and more compact brothers in the ROG Zephyrus line. If you’re wondering, this thing is 3.0kg (6.6lbs) and it’s not a dream to lug it around. While you do have a bigger screen and more room for cooling resulting in better numbers, you do have to contend with the fact that it’s a chore bringing this thing around. Count in the gaming headset, gaming mouse, and the power brick, and you’ll be gaining muscles in no time.

You Can’t Go Wrong With This Gaming Laptop

HG Awards ROG Strix G18 2024

With everything said and done, there’s nothing much to complain about the ROG Strix G18 2024. It’s a great all-rounder and can be used for both number crunching and for gaming. It looks stylish but does shy away from having a flashy design. The ROG Nebula display also makes its appearance making the whole package all the more enticing and mouth-watering. However, if you prefer thinner and lighter alternatives, best look elsewhere.

ROG Strix G18 2024 Review – Pricing & Availability

The ROG Strix G18 2024 is available in the Philippines and can be purchased in both online and retail stores. SRP is around PhP 159,995. For laptops that are a bit more wallet-friendly, you can also opt for the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition, or the smaller and more compact ROG Flow Z13 2023.

For the official product page of the ROG Strix G18 2024, you can find it here. You can also use the official page to order.