Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 (2022) vs Strix Scar 15 G533 (2022)

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Evaluation of Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 (2022) and Strix Scar 15 G533 (2022) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
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Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 (2022)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 500 grams less (around 1.1 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 17% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Provides 14% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 350 nits
Advantages of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 (2022)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 300 versus 165 Hz
  • Can run popular games at about 32-44% higher FPS

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Tests and Specifications

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Weight 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs) 2.4 kg (5.29 lbs)
Dimensions 355 x 243 x 19.9 mm
13.98 x 9.57 x 0.78 inches
354 x 259 x 22.6-27.2 mm
13.94 x 10.2 x 0.89-1.07 inches
Area 863 cm2 (133.8 inches2) 917 cm2 (142.2 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~86% ~73.2%
Side bezels 5.2 mm 4.3 mm
Colors Black Black, Silver
Material Top: Aluminum
Middle: Plastic
Bottom: Plastic
Top: Aluminum
Middle: Plastic
Bottom: Plastic
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 4
Noise level (max. load) 52 dB 39.9 dB


Size 16 inches 15.6 inches
Refresh rate 165 Hz 300 Hz
PPI 142 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology Adaptive Sync Adaptive Sync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Screen space comparison
ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 (2022)
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 (2022)
15.6″ (16:9 ratio) = 104 in2
~10% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1000:1 1252:1
sRGB color space 100% 100%
Adobe RGB profile - 75.3%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 68.3%
Response time 3 ms 3 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time 2:10 hr 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Bottom
Charge power 100 / 240 W 100 / 240 / 280 W
Weight of AC adapter 761 grams 841 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.7 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores 14 (6P + 8E) 14 (6P + 8E)
Threads 20 20
L3 Cache 24 MB 24 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 100 W 140 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX MUX
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 1463 MHz 1504 MHz
GPU boost clock 1695 MHz 1802 MHz
Memory size 4 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 192 bit
Memory speed 12 Gbps 14 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2560 3840
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 80 120
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 48
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 4800 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR5
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 2
Max. ram size 48 GB 64 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x1024 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Speakers 4.2 (4 tweeters and 2 woofers) 2.2 (2 tweeters and 2 woofers)
Power 4x2W 2x2W, 2x4W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~85 dB ~80.5 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.3 v5.3
Fingerprint No No
Infrared sensor Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display -
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 -
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.7 mm -
Size - 13.0 x 7.5 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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