A Ryzen 5 4600HS edition of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is on the horizon
Announced at CES 2020, the Zephyrus G14 packs a punch. Being the first laptop to run the Ryzen 7 4800HS processor, the machine also comes with up to 16 GB of single-channel DDR4-3200 RAM, an RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, a 1 TB PCIe SSD and a 1440p IPS panel. Alternatively, ASUS offers a 1080p and 120 Hz panel if high-refresh-rate gaming is more of your thing.
While we already knew that the Ryzen 7 4800HS would be an ASUS-exclusive until the summer, but ASUS ROG has now confirmed that there will be a Ryzen 5 4600HS version of the Zephyrus G14. Only the Ryzen 7 version is available to pre-order at £1,298.99 for the time being, though. Presumably, the Ryzen 5 SKU will come in at £100 or so cheaper than the Ryzen 7 edition.
The Ryzen 5 4600HS is essentially a downscaled Ryzen 7 4800HS, with AMD deactivating two of the latter's eight cores. The 4600HS is a more power-efficient version of the 4600H too, with the former having a 10 W lower TDP than the latter. The hexa-core 4600HS can clock up to 4 GHz and supports Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT), though. Additionally, the chip also has a Radeon RX Vega 6 GPU onboard.
ASUS ROG is yet to publish any availability for the Ryzen 5 4600HS version of the Zephyrus G14. However, Scan UK will start shipping the Ryzen 7 version from January 31, so do not expect to see the Ryzen 5 SKU before next month.