Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 vs ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503

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Evaluation of Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 and ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 important characteristics
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Battery Life
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
  • Thinner bezels and 11% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Around 11% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs) 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
Dimensions 355 x 243 x 19.9 mm
13.98 x 9.57 x 0.78 inches
355 x 243 x 19.9 mm
13.98 x 9.57 x 0.78 inches
Area 863 cm2 (133.8 inches2) 863 cm2 (133.8 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~86% ~77.8%
Side bezels 5.2 mm 4.8 mm
Colors Black White, Black, Gray
Material Plastic Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle - 180°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal - Yes
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 56 dB 51 dB

Display

Size 16 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 144 Hz 144 Hz
PPI 142 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Sync technology G-Sync FreeSync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Display tests
sRGB color space 100% 62.3%
Adobe RGB profile 75.3% 47.3%
Response time 3 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 Left Left
Charge power 140 / 240 / 280 W 180 / 200 W
Weight of AC adapter 550 grams 490 grams

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.9-2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
L3 Cache 24 MB 16 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Radeon RX Vega 8
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm

Benchmarks

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

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 60-75 W 60-75 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes Yes
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 1350 MHz 1350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1598 MHz 1598 MHz
FLOPS 8.2 TFLOPS 8.2 TFLOPS
Memory size 4 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory speed 12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2560 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 80 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 48
GPU performance

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 48 GB 48 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 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots - 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip - Realtek ALC289
Speakers 2.2 2.2
Power 2x2W, 2x2W 2x2W, 2x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness 80 dB 78 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.1
Fingerprint Yes Optional
Infrared sensor - No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display -
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 -
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 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 Yes
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Touchpad
Size - 13.0 x 8.5 cm
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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Comments

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parhamky 15 November 2021 13:26
G15 its better for gaming and have lower price point but m16 has better screen and better for productivity.
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Amo 15 January 2022 12:17
M16 is better in single-core which means better gaming performance! How are u saying g15 is better for gaming?
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tester 26 January 2023 01:17
Amo, watch jarods tech videos on youtube he tests this, the AMD processor does a better job for this model than the one the m16 has for gaming (and battery life)
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Konsti 28 September 2021 13:55
I wish they made the M16 but with and AMD Chip (and Thunderbolt) and a 3080 or at least gave the G15 a webcam. Btw, pls correct the USB-C port number on the M16, it is 2 there too and one of them has Thunderbolt.
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Serge 29 September 2021 08:10
Thank you, we added second Type-C.
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