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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Review - Compact Gaming Laptop with AMD Zen4 Phoenix & RTX 4090

Debut for the Ryzen 9 7940HS. The 2023 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is the first laptop with AMD’s new Phoenix mobile processor, which is combined with the fast GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop and a 165 Hz Mini-LED panel in a compact 14-inch laptop.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a very powerful 14-inch laptop for gamers as well as content creators. Last year we tested it with the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS and Radeon RX 6800S, this year, the new G14 is the first device with a new AMD Zen4 Phoenix processor, the Ryzen 9 7940HS. This time though, the new Ryzen 9 is combined with Nvidia’s latest laptop GPUs.

Our review unit with the designation ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY is the high-end model with the previously mentioned AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 32 GB RAM, a 1 TB PCIe-4.0 SSD, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop, as well as a matte Mini-LED panel with the QHD+ resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. This package is obviously not cheap and the RRP is listed at 3999 Euros. We included an overview about the other (less expensive) models in the Performance section. We obviously want to find our how the new AMD processor performs and how the compact 14-inch chassis handles the RTX 4090 Laptop.

We will also publish comprehensive analysis articles of the new AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS as well as the integrated GPU Radeon 780M soon.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY (ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 8 x 4 - 5.2 GHz, 80 W PL2 / Short Burst, 80 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix-HS (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1455 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 125 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 531.68, Advanced Optimus, MUX-Switch
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel, 1 slot + 16 GB onboard, max. 48 GB
Display
14.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 216 PPI, B140QAN06.S, Mini-LED, glossy: no, HDR, 165 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 865 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.5 x 312 x 227 ( = 0.81 x 12.28 x 8.94 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p + IR
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 Woofers + 2 Tweeters, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 240W PSU, MyAsus, Armoury Crate, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.691 kg ( = 59.65 oz / 3.73 pounds), Power Supply: 727 g ( = 25.64 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Price
3999 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Rivals

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90 %
04/2023
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
R9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg20.5 mm14.00"2560x1600
89.4 %
05/2022
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
R9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1.8 kg16.8 mm14.00"2560x1440
86.7 %
03/2022
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
R9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S
1.7 kg19.5 mm14.00"2560x1600
86.7 %
03/2022
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg14.5 mm14.00"1920x1080
86 %
11/2022
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg19.8 mm14.00"2880x1800
93.9 %
03/2023
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro, M2 Pro 19-Core GPU
1.6 kg15.5 mm14.20"3024x1964

Case - G14 with inconspicuous design

Asus did not change the chassis compared to the previous model. Last time we reviewed the white version including the AniME display on the lid, now we review the much more subtle version in grey. There are no striking design elements on this gaming laptop, either, there is just a subtle pattern on the lid. It should not be an issue to use this laptop in a professional environment without receiving too much attention.

The base unit is still made of a magnesium alloy, even though the surfaces have a slight soft-touch finish. This no criticism though, and the device feels like a quality product and even fingerprints are not a big issue. The base unit is slightly raised when you open the lid, which improves thermals as well as ergonomics. The stability is really good, the keyboard does not flex and we could not twist the base unit. We also like the adjustment of the hinges, even though they cannot prevent a minor wobbling when you adjust the opening angle (up to 180 degrees). However, this should not be an issue in practice.

The lid is made of aluminum and slightly more flexible, but we could not provoke any creaking sounds, either. The bezels are very slim, especially at the sides, which results in a decent screen-to-body ratio of 81 %.

Tipping the scale at almost 1.7 kg, the new Zephyrus G14 is right in the middle of our comparison group, despite high-end components and the metal chassis. The Alienware x14 is by far the largest device in terms of footprint, but the other devices are very similar. However, the G14 is the thickest device at 20.5 mm. There are obviously much slimmer 14-inch laptops, but they are not nearly as powerful and the G14 is still a very mobile device. This is not really the case for the large 240W power adapter (727 grams), but you can also charge the device via USB-C on the go.

Size Comparison

319.7 mm / 12.6 in 220 mm / 8.66 in 16.8 mm / 0.661 in 1.8 kg3.93 lbs321.5 mm / 12.7 in 262.77 mm / 10.3 in 14.5 mm / 0.571 in 1.8 kg3.95 lbs313.4 mm / 12.3 in 227 mm / 8.94 in 19.8 mm / 0.78 in 1.7 kg3.82 lbs312 mm / 12.3 in 227 mm / 8.94 in 20.5 mm / 0.807 in 1.7 kg3.73 lbs312 mm / 12.3 in 227 mm / 8.94 in 19.5 mm / 0.768 in 1.7 kg3.77 lbs312.6 mm / 12.3 in 221.2 mm / 8.71 in 15.5 mm / 0.61 in 1.6 kg3.53 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - AMD Gamer with USB 4.0

The port layout is identical to the predecessor, which means all the ports are still located at the front of the two sides. It can be rather crowded if you really use all the connectors. The rear area is completely reserved for the cooling and the fan exhausts.

The USB-C port at the left side now supports the 4.0 standard including video output and power delivery. This port is attached to the iGPU, so you can use this output to use an external screen with the integrated GPU. If you use the USB-C port at the right side or the HDMI output, the graphics output will be handled by the Nvidia GPU, which will consume more energy in daily situations. We had no issues running a Thunderbolt dock (CalDigit TS4) and a 10 Gbps Ethernet adapter via USB 4.0.

Left side: Power, HDMI 2.1 (dGPU), USB-C 4.0 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT-mode 1.4 (iGPU), Power Delivery), 3.5 mm stereo
Left side: Power, HDMI 2.1 (dGPU), USB-C 4.0 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT-mode 1.4 (iGPU), Power Delivery), 3.5 mm stereo
Right side: microSD reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT-mode (dGPU) with G-Sync), 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbps)
Right side: microSD reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT-mode (dGPU) with G-Sync), 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbps)

SD Card Reader

The small microSD card reader (spring mechanism) is one of the fastest modules and we measured a maximum transfer rate of more than 260 MB/s with our reference card (Angelbird AV Pro V60) and still ~130 MB/s when we copied images from the card. 

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
189 MB/s +42%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro (AV Pro V60)
181 MB/s +36%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
151 MB/s +14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (Angelibrid AV Pro V60)
133 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=99, last 2 years)
96.7 MB/s -27%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (Angelibrid AV Pro V60)
263 MB/s
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
222 MB/s -16%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro (AV Pro V60)
208 MB/s -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
178 MB/s -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (25.8 - 269, n=95, last 2 years)
120.8 MB/s -54%

Communication

Asus uses a modern Wi-Fi module from RealTek (MT9722), which supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard as well as Bluetooth 5.2. However, we could not connect the test model with the corresponding 6 GHz network from our reference router (Asus), but the transfer rates in the 5 GHz network (Wi-Fi 6) are also very good and stable. We did not notice any connectivity issues during our review period.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  ()
1412 MBit/s
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1410 (1239min - 1603max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (885 - 1412, n=2, last 2 years)
1149 MBit/s
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Qualcomm WCN685x
1049 (964min - 1093max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  ()
1700 MBit/s
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Qualcomm WCN685x
1537 (1431min - 1625max) MBit/s
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1371 (1221min - 1483max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (881 - 1700, n=2, last 2 years)
1291 MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1658 (1491min, 1491.29P1 - 1801max) MBit/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1518 (707min - 1744max) MBit/s -8%
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  (358 - 1785, n=44)
1347 MBit/s -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=152, last 2 years)
1257 MBit/s -24%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1701 (1660min, 1662.9P1 - 1730max) MBit/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1606 (746min - 1774max) MBit/s -6%
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  (848 - 1775, n=44)
1444 MBit/s -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=156, last 2 years)
1389 MBit/s -18%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Broadcom 0x14E4, 0x4388 WiFi 6E AirPort
1777 (1685min, 1701.82P1 - 1813max) MBit/s
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1482 (1273min - 1624max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=79, last 2 years)
1465 MBit/s
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  (875 - 1775, n=30)
1461 MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Broadcom 0x14E4, 0x4388 WiFi 6E AirPort
1741 (1650min, 1657.83P1 - 1785max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1788, n=81, last 2 years)
1498 MBit/s
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1454 (1377min - 1497max) MBit/s
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  (860 - 1771, n=31)
1444 MBit/s
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1658 (1491-1801)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1701 (1660-1730)

Webcam

Asus upgraded the camera and now uses a 1080p module including IR camera for facial recognition in combination with Windows Hello. The webcam is better compared to the previous model and the overall quality is okay, but we have already seen better modules this year. We included a sample video in our video review, so you can bet a better impression of the quality.

ColorChecker
3.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
0.7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY: 6.35 ∆E min: 0.69 - max: 12.66 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is once again secured by 11 small Philips screws, but some of them are hidden underneath small rubberized covers. Once inside you will see the large vapor chamber with the two fans as well as the battery. You can replace the SSD and there is one SO-DIMM slot in addition to 16 GB RAM onboard. This means you can use up to 48 GB RAM with a 32 GB module.

Internal layout
Internal layout
1x SO-DIMM
1x SO-DIMM

Input Devices - ROG 14 with Aura-Sync

The keyboard offers 1.7 mm travel and provides a very firm and precise feedback, so it is no problem to type longer texts on the G14. The keyboard illumination can be customized via software with multiple colors, but only in one zone. It is also possible to synchronize the illumination with other devices via Aura Sync.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

The glass touchpad (12.8 x 7.6 cm) offers good gliding capabilities and standard cursor movements as well as gestures with up to four fingers are no problem. The lower half of the pad can be pushed down, which results in firm feedback and clicking sound, even though it could be a bit quieter.

Display - Mini-LED with 165 Hz

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

Asus ships the Zen4 models with 14-inch IPS or Mini-LED panels with the QHD+ resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10). The spec sheet also lists a 1080p IPS panel, but we could not find any corresponding SKUs yet. All models with the RTX 4070 Laptop or better are shipped with the 165 Hz Mini-LED panel. The subjective picture impression is excellent, contents are razor-sharp and not grainy, colors are rich and movements are very smooth thanks to the high refresh rate.

The manufacturer advertises a brightness of 500 nits (600 nits peak for HDR), but our measurements show a higher average brightness of ~560 nits. In combination with the low black value (0), the contrast ratio is extremely high similar to OLED panels. This contrast ratio also has a big effect on the subjective picture quality. Mini-LED panels do not have problems with backlight bleeding, but there can be clouding (halos) due to the different dimming zones when bright objects move around on a dark background. This issue can be provoked, but it is usually not visible in everyday situations. Asus also uses the so-called Nebula HDR engine, which is supposed to reduce clouding.

548
cd/m²
564
cd/m²
587
cd/m²
563
cd/m²
535
cd/m²
571
cd/m²
576
cd/m²
546
cd/m²
573
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B140QAN06.S tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 587 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 562.6 cd/m² Minimum: 24.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 535 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
93.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.24
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
B140QAN06.S, Mini-LED, 2560x1600, 14.00
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
TL140BDXP02-0, IPS, 2560x1440, 14.00
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
NE140QDM-NX1 (BOE0A1D), IPS-Level, 2560x1600, 14.00
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
SHP154D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Samsung ATNA40YK07-0, OLED, 2880x1800, 14.00
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
BOE0B74 (NE160QDM-NM4, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Mini-LED, 3024x1964, 14.20
Display
-3%
-3%
-2%
2%
-1%
0%
Display P3 Coverage
99.6
97.2
-2%
97.4
-2%
99.6
0%
99.9
0%
99.33
0%
99.2
0%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.9
0%
99.9
0%
100
0%
100
0%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
93.4
85.7
-8%
85.5
-8%
87.6
-6%
99
6%
90.01
-4%
Response Times
-26%
163%
34%
28%
-91%
-33%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
17.2 ?(7.2, 10)
16.8 ?(8.4, 8.4)
2%
8.8 ?(4, 4.8)
49%
9.6 ?(4.4, 5.2)
44%
1.36 ?(0.68, 0.68)
92%
50.8 ?(27.6, 23.2)
-195%
35.2 ?(12.8, 22.4)
-105%
Response Time Black / White *
9.9 ?(0.5, 9.4)
15.2 ?(8.4, 6.8)
-54%
6 ?(1.8, 4.2)
39%
7.6 ?(2.8, 4.8)
23%
1.36 ?(0.52, 0.84)
86%
29.6 ?(25, 4.6)
-199%
26.4 ?(11.2, 15.2)
-167%
PWM Frequency
5430
27170 ?(35)
400%
367.6 ?(100)
-93%
12000
121%
14880 ?(100, 500)
174%
Screen
-29%
-79%
-98%
-98%
19%
-4%
Brightness middle
535
354
-34%
480
-10%
434
-19%
414.3
-23%
634
19%
500
-7%
Brightness
563
328
-42%
456
-19%
411
-27%
416
-26%
627
11%
489
-13%
Brightness Distribution
91
86
-5%
80
-12%
89
-2%
99
9%
92
1%
94
3%
Black Level *
0.37
0.48
0.25
0.03
0.02
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1
1.66
-66%
2.62
-162%
3
-200%
4.68
-368%
0.89
11%
1.2
-20%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.8
3.83
-37%
6.71
-140%
7.1
-154%
7.78
-178%
1.79
36%
2.6
7%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
1.6
11%
4.2
-133%
5.1
-183%
1.8
-0%
1.13
37%
1.7
6%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.23 99%
2.16 102%
2.19 100%
2.22 99%
2.47 89%
2.24 98%
CCT
6337 103%
6542 99%
7122 91%
6204 105%
6207 105%
6497 100%
6791 96%
Contrast
957
1000
1736
21133
25000
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.12
0.7
0.91
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-19% / -21%
27% / 0%
-22% / -48%
-23% / -41%
-24% / -14%
-12% / -12%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN Grayscale (Profile: Native, target color space P3)
CalMAN Grayscale (Profile: Native, target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (Profile: Native, target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (Profile: Native, target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Profile: Native, target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Profile: Native, target color space P3)
CalMAN Grayscale (Profile: Display-P3, target color space P3)
CalMAN Grayscale (Profile: Display-P3, target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (Profile: Display-P3, target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (Profile: Display-P3, target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Profile: Display-P3, target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Profile: Display-P3, target color space P3)

The Armoury Crate software offers different color profiles and the Native profile is activated by default. This is a good choice for regular usage scenarios with slightly oversaturated colors, so the picture appears a bit more colorful. We also analyzed the profile Display P3 with the professional CalMAN software (X-Rite i1 Pro 2), which offers very accurate colors compared to the P3 reference and it is an ideal choice when you want to edit pictures or videos. There is also an sRGB profile. We were not able to improve the picture quality even further with our own calibration, so we do not offer a profile at this point.

When you edit pictures, you will also be happy about the software setting to change from the multi-zone illumination to a single-zone illumination, which means the whole picture is evenly illuminated. However, this has a big impact on the black value and the contrast ratio, so we recommend the multi-zone mode for all other scenarios.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
9.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5 ms rise
↘ 9.4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
17.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.2 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 5430 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 5430 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 5430 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17682 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

PWM 0 % brightness
PWM 0 % brightness
PWM 20 % brightness
PWM 20 % brightness
PWM 40 % brightness
PWM 40 % brightness
PWM 60 % brightness
PWM 60 % brightness
PWM 80 % brightness
PWM 80 % brightness
PWM 100 % brightness
PWM 100 % brightness

The individual dimming zones of Mini-LED panels are turned on and off at a frequency of 5 kHz, which corresponds with typical PWM. We can measure this flickering at all brightness levels, but there should not be any issues due to the high frequency. The response times are a bigger challenge, because the conventional method (which is used by us and the rest of the industry for LED and OLED screens) does not work properly. We included our measurements, but they are not really representative and the manufacturer advertises 3 ms.

Note: According to our information, most manufacturers are not able to determine the response times of Mini-LED panels properly. Instead, they measure the response times by replacing the Mini-LED backlight with a conventional backlight, because the response times depend on the panel itself and not the backlight. We will try to copy this process in the future and show the results, but we can obviously not do this for every review unit. It is also possible to check whether we have already tested the panel itself with a conventional backlight, but this is not the case for this particular QHD+ panel from AU Optronics.

In the sun
In the sun
On a cloudy day
On a cloudy day

The high brightness in combination with the matte surface works very well in bright environments and we did not have an issue to see the display content even on a sunny day. The viewing angle stability is also excellent.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Zen4 Phoenix & RTX 4090 Laptop

Our review unit is the high-end SKU of the ROG Zephyrus G14 with the Ryzen 9 7940HS (Zen4, 4nm, Phoenix) as well as the GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop. You can also combine the new Zen4 chip with the smaller RTX GPUs down to the RTX 4060 Laptop, and the price difference is around 500 Euros for each downgrade. There is also an entry-level model with the Ryzen 7 7735HS (Zen3+, Rembrandt-R) and the RTX 4050 Laptop for 2099 Euros. We have listed the different SKU options in the table below. All versions of the ROG Zephyrus G14 are shipped with 16 GB RAM onboard with one additional SO-DIMM slot for up to 48 GB.

SKU CPU GPU RAM SSD Display (QHD+) Price
GA402NU-N2010W Ryzen 7 7735HS (Zen3+) RTX 4050 Laptop 16 GB 1 TB IPS/165 Hz/3ms 2099 Euros
GA402XV-N2008W Ryzen 9 7940HS (Zen4) RTX 4060 Laptop 16 GB 1 TB IPS/165 Hz/3ms 2499 Euros
GA402XI-NC019W Ryzen 9 7940HS (Zen4) RTX 4070 Laptop 32 GB 1 TB Mini-LED/165 Hz/3ms 2999 Euros
GA402XZ-NC021W Ryzen 9 7940HS (Zen4) RTX 4080 Laptop 32 GB 1 TB Mini-LED/165 Hz/3ms 3499 Euros
GA402XY-NC020W Ryzen 9 7940HS (Zen4) RTX 4090 Laptop 32 GB 1 TB Mini-LED/165 Hz/3ms 3999 Euros
 
 
 

Review Settings

The preloaded Armoury Crate software offers different power profiles and also a manual mode, where you can adjust the TDP values for the CPU in a range between 15-80 Watts. We have listed the power profiles with the corresponding TDP/TGP values in the following table:

Power profile CPU GPU Stress test Fan noise Witcher 3
Silent 45/65 Watts 85 Watts CPU: 25 Watts
GPU: 80 Watts
39.9 dB(A)
Performance 45/65 Watts 80 + 20 Watts CPU: 30 Watts
GPU: 80 Watts
46.2 dB(A)
Turbo 80/80 Watts 100 + 25 Watts CPU: 35 Watts
GPU: 100 Watts
52.5 dB(A)

We used the Turbo mode for the following benchmarks and measurements to get the maximum GPU performance, but you can just use the Silent mode for daily tasks and just switch the power profiles very comfortably via key combination Fn+F5. We will also check the impact of the other power profiles in the fan noise section. The Turbo mode is not available on battery power.

You should get accustomed to the Armoury Crate software since it offers plenty of functions including the GPU mode (you can also deactivate the Nvidia GPU). We used the standard GPU mode in combination with Advanced Optimus for our review.

Armoury Crate Overview 1
Armoury Crate Overview 1
Armoury Crate Overview 2
Armoury Crate Overview 2

Processor - Ryzen 9 7940HS

Finally, there it is: The first AMD Ryzen 7000 mobile processor with 4 nm Zen4 cores with the code name Phoenix. Our review unit is equipped with the top model of the 45W HS range, the Ryzen 9 7940HS. Contrary to Intel, AMD does not use a hybrid architecture and just uses 8 full-fledged Zen4 cores with hyper threading support, so the CPU can execute up to 16 threads simultaneously. The processor consumes 80W in Turbo mode and can maintain this performance level.

AMD managed to improve the single-core performance by around 15 % compared to the old Ryzen 9 6900HS, but the AMD processor is still a bit slower than the current Intel chips as well as the high-end Ryzen 9 7945HX.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS: Ø2785 (2743.48-2847.79)
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2265 (2136.18-2287.68)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS: Ø2040 (2010.05-2066.65)
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2194 (2063.56-2534.53)
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2282 (2251.36-2406.88)
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Apple M2 Pro: Ø2069 (2052.12-2075.23)

We can see an advantage of 44 % compared to the previous G14 in multi-core tests and the new Ryzen 9 7940HS is only beaten by the HX CPUs as well as the fast Core i9-13900H in the ROG Zephyrus M16, but the Intel chip also consumes much more than 100 Watts.

All in all, the new Zen4 chip is very competitive and we will publish a much more detailed CPU analysis including performance and efficiency benchmarks shortly. We suspect the efficiency will be even better at lower TDP values.

The power consumption for the CPU is limited to 32 Watts on battery power, which results in a performance deficit of about 30 %. More CPU benchmarks are available here.

CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
82.6 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
80.3 pt
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
79 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
63 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
61.5 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
61 pt
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro -6!
Apple M2 Pro
60 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
 
58.7 pt
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
57.6 pt
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
56.4 pt
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
54.1 pt
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
47.9 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
46.8 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34521 (32987.6min - 34521.3max) Points +90%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30162 Points +66%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
30139 Points +66%
Average of class Gaming
  (5668 - 36249, n=217, last 2 years)
20557 Points +13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
19469 (17696.3min - 19468.6max) Points +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
18131 Points
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
17442 Points -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (15556 - 18131, n=9)
16952 Points -7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
15906 (14978min - 15906.4max) Points -12%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
15783 Points -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
14787 Points -18%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14120 (13823.2min - 14120max) Points -22%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
12606 Points -30%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2126 Points +19%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2043 Points +14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points +10%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
1940 Points +8%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1910 Points +7%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
1881 Points +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1136 - 2235, n=215, last 2 years)
1844 Points +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1789 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (1733 - 1832, n=9)
1787 Points 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1763 Points -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
1647 Points -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
1562 Points -13%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1529 Points -15%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
13457 Points +89%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11510 Points +62%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11500 Points +62%
Average of class Gaming
  (2179 - 13832, n=215, last 2 years)
7819 Points +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
7411 Points +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
7111 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (6277 - 7111, n=9)
6635 Points -7%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
6597 Points -7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
6108 Points -14%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5967 Points -16%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5461 Points -23%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
4829 Points -32%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
4044 Points -43%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
818 Points +16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
788 Points +11%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
756 Points +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
751 Points +6%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
733 Points +4%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
730 Points +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (439 - 855, n=215, last 2 years)
710 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
708 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (680 - 714, n=9)
701 Points -1%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
684 Points -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
612 Points -14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
601 Points -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
447 Points -37%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
5554 (5255.55min - 5554.01max) Points +95%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4819 (4429.68min - 4819.28max) Points +69%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4764 (4425.76min - 4764.17max) Points +67%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4731 (1123.72min - 4730.93max) Points +66%
Average of class Gaming
  (905 - 5663, n=220, last 2 years)
3235 Points +14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
3069 (2871.5min - 3068.66max) Points +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2848 (2743.48min - 2847.79max) Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (2470 - 2848, n=9)
2687 Points -6%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
2616 (2297.79min - 2615.58max) Points -8%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
2535 (2063.56min - 2534.53max) Points -11%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
2407 (2251.36min - 2406.88max) Points -15%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2288 (2136.18min - 2287.68max) Points -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
2069 (2052.12min, 2054.58P1 - 2075.23max) Points -27%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
2067 (2010.05min - 2066.65max) Points -27%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
307 Points +7%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
306 Points +6%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
296 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
301 Points +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
292 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
288 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (277 - 288, n=9)
284 Points -1%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
273 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (198 - 318, n=219, last 2 years)
272 Points -6%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
271 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
254 Points -12%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
252 Points -12%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
245 Points -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
230 Points -20%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
247 Seconds * -36%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
223 Seconds * -23%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
222 Seconds * -22%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
201 Seconds * -10%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
197 Seconds * -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (182 - 202, n=8)
190.4 Seconds * -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 555, n=211, last 2 years)
182.7 Seconds * -0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
182 Seconds *
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
166 Seconds * +9%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
106 Seconds * +42%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
105 Seconds * +42%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
93 Seconds * +49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
135927 MIPS +85%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
122254 MIPS +66%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
114658 MIPS +56%
Average of class Gaming
  (23795 - 140932, n=213, last 2 years)
80705 MIPS +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
79032 MIPS +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
73434 MIPS
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (66408 - 73434, n=9)
70832 MIPS -4%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
70222 MIPS -4%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
66498 MIPS -9%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
64899 MIPS -12%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
62123 MIPS -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
59889 MIPS -18%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
7319 MIPS +8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
7035 MIPS +4%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6909 MIPS +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6768 MIPS
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (6417 - 6776, n=9)
6643 MIPS -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
6245 MIPS -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (4502 - 7581, n=213, last 2 years)
6201 MIPS -8%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
5974 MIPS -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
5851 MIPS -14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5840 MIPS -14%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
5605 MIPS -17%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
5590 MIPS -17%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
21058 Points +73%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
19583 Points +61%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
19433 Points +60%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
15410 Points +27%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
14859 Points +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (4557 - 23194, n=218, last 2 years)
14220 Points +17%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
13400 Points +10%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
13225 Points +9%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
12963 Points +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12179 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (11207 - 12500, n=10)
11870 Points -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
10034 Points -18%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
9647 Points -21%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
2132 Points +5%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2044 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2025 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2022 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (1823 - 2032, n=10)
1982 Points -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
1961 Points -3%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
1878 Points -7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1854 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1196 - 2210, n=218, last 2 years)
1842 Points -9%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
1796 Points -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
1614 Points -20%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1558 Points -23%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
34.8 fps +54%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
31.9 fps +41%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
29.7 fps +31%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
22.6 fps
Average of class Gaming
  (6.72 - 38.9, n=214, last 2 years)
22.2 fps -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
21.7 fps -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (20.1 - 22.6, n=8)
21.1 fps -7%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
18.9 fps -16%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
18.7 fps -17%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
17.8 fps -21%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
17.7 fps -22%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
15.8 fps -30%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
60.4 s * -58%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
50.5 s * -32%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
50.1 s * -31%
Average of class Gaming
  (31.4 - 96.6, n=210, last 2 years)
47.8 s * -25%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
47.7 s * -25%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
47.6 s * -24%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
46.1 s * -20%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (36.9 - 54.8, n=9)
44.5 s * -16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
44 s * -15%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
41.2 s * -8%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
39.4 s * -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
38.3 s *
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4797 sec * -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
0.4779 sec * -15%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4564 sec * -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 0.658, n=213, last 2 years)
0.4468 sec * -7%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.4308 sec * -3%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4292 sec * -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
  (0.4159 - 0.4467, n=9)
0.4291 sec * -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4167 sec *
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.412 sec * +1%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
0.3982 sec * +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3979 sec * +5%
Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JZ
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.387 sec * +7%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2848 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
174.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
288 Points
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System Performance

The system performance is excellent and all inputs are executed without delays. The synthetic benchmark results are also good, but we cannot offer any results for AIDA right now, since the app repeatedly caused a crash. We are already in contact with the manufacturer to find a solution. Except for that, however, we did not notice any problems during our review period.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8277 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8253 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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8253 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7830 Points -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
7731 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (5442 - 9852, n=189, last 2 years)
7656 Points -7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7620 Points -8%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7332 Points -11%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7292 Points -12%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
7170 Points -13%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11703 Points +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11659 Points +10%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
11132 Points +5%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10934 Points +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
10868 Points +2%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10861 Points +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (8829 - 12334, n=188, last 2 years)
10769 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10633 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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10633 Points 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10294 Points -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11046 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10788 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10748 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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10748 Points 0%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10097 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
9816 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 14612, n=188, last 2 years)
9804 Points -9%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
9602 Points -11%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9274 Points -14%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9043 Points -16%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
13347 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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13347 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11949 Points -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
11755 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=188, last 2 years)
11641 Points -13%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10817 Points -19%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10682 Points -20%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10447 Points -22%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10319 Points -23%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10118 Points -24%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1972 Points +7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1971 Points +7%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1910 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2344, n=165, last 2 years)
1886 Points +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1839 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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1839 Points 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
1812 Points -1%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1787 Points -3%
CrossMark / Productivity
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1877 Points +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1845 Points +5%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1797 Points +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=165, last 2 years)
1793 Points +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1760 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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1760 Points 0%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1679 Points -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
1562 Points -11%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
2330 Points +12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2233 Points +7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2107 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2085 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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2085 Points 0%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
2072 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2660, n=165, last 2 years)
2059 Points -1%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2044 Points -2%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1869 Points +30%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1798 Points +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=165, last 2 years)
1701 Points +18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1658 Points +15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1442 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
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1442 Points 0%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IRH G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1437 Points 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
1333 Points -8%
PCMark 10 Score
8253 points
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We also performed the PugetBench tests for the two Adobe apps Photoshop and Premiere Pro. The G14 performs very well in Adobe Photoshop and can keep up with the powerful (and much larger) rivals, but the performance drops in Premiere Pro. We also included the performance while exporting videos on DaVinci Resolve (4K H.264) from 6K RAW source files:

Device Time for export
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (Ryzen 9, 7940HS) 5:26 minutes
Lenovo Legion 7 (Core i9-13900HX, RTX 4090) 4:54 minutes
Asus ROG Flow X16 (Core i9-13900H, RTX 4060) 6:42 minutes
MSI Stealth 14 Studio (Core i7-13700H, RTX 4050) 7:50 minutes
Asus ROG Scar 17 SE (Ryzen 9 7945HX, RTX 4090) 4:37 minutes
Asus ROG Scar G16 (Core i9-13980HX, RTX 4080) 5:32 minutes
Photoshop PugetBench - Overall Score
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1356 Points +9%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1308 Points +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1245 Points
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1237 Points -1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1225 Points -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
1075 Points -14%
Premiere Pro PugetBench - Overall Score 0.9
MSI Stealth 17 Studio A13VH-014
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1308 Points +59%
Asus Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PY-NM006W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7945HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS002TEJ9X101N
1105 Points +35%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1097 Points +34%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
913 Points +11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
821 Points

DPC-Latency

The review unit does not show any limitations in our standardized latency test (web browsing, 4K YouTube video playback, CPU load), so it is suitable for real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
4186 μs * -449%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2698.9 μs * -254%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1361.3 μs * -79%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 1TB
1140 μs * -50%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
762.5 μs *

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The 2023 ROG G14 once again offers one M.2-2280 slot, which is attached via PCIe-4.0 interface. Our review unit is equipped with the 1 TB version of the Samsung PM9A1 (OEM version of the 980 Pro) and the overall performance is very good. The performance is also very stable under sustained load, which is not a matter of course for modern laptops. Out of the box, you can 865 GB for your own files and apps. More SSD benchmarks are listed here.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7113 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5265 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 459 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 450 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 69 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 138.4 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 452 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1322 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
91.3 pt
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE -11!
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
77.9 pt
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
77.5 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
76.2 pt
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
72.2 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
68.6 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
68.2 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4352 (4339.56min - 4351.7max) MB/s +23%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3922 (3902.75min - 3922.43max) MB/s +11%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1761 - 4677, n=82)
3780 MB/s +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3540 (3522.04min - 3539.62max) MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (1319 - 7045, n=189, last 2 years)
3516 MB/s -1%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2762 (2451.7min - 2761.95max) MB/s -22%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2262 (2258.12min - 2261.57max) MB/s -36%
seq write
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4240 (4228.84min - 4239.93max) MB/s +34%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3931 (3911.33min - 3931.01max) MB/s +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (535 - 9307, n=189, last 2 years)
3782 MB/s +19%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2220 - 4564, n=82)
3590 MB/s +13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3454 (3434.72min - 3453.8max) MB/s +9%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3266 (1415.26min - 3266.31max) MB/s +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3172 (3139.23min - 3171.73max) MB/s
seq q8 t1 read
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
6858 (6042.6min - 6858.23max) MB/s +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6715 (5741.16min - 6715.28max) MB/s
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6670 (6396.73min - 6670.28max) MB/s -1%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7100, n=82)
6471 MB/s -4%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6449 (5531.66min - 6449.16max) MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2594 - 16089, n=189, last 2 years)
6337 MB/s -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3563 (3043.18min - 3562.64max) MB/s -47%
seq q8 t1 write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
5168 (5037.36min - 5167.53max) MB/s +4%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4995 (4991.1min - 4995.28max) MB/s +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4967 (4954.31min - 4967.1max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2216 - 5281, n=82)
4809 MB/s -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (539 - 14571, n=189, last 2 years)
4785 MB/s -4%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4606 (4445.88min - 4605.99max) MB/s -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3455 (3444.78min - 3454.86max) MB/s -30%
4k q1 t1 read
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
79.8 (78.65min - 79.84max) MB/s +31%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
79.3 (77.62min - 79.29max) MB/s +30%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48.4 - 97.4, n=82)
77 MB/s +26%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
70.5 (68.62min - 70.48max) MB/s +16%
Average of class Gaming
  (30.6 - 95.9, n=189, last 2 years)
67.2 MB/s +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
62.4 (62.09min - 62.4max) MB/s +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
60.9 (60.82min - 60.92max) MB/s
4k q1 t1 write
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
259 (255.34min - 258.92max) MB/s +159%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
249 (247.59min - 248.74max) MB/s +149%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
222 (216.3min - 221.72max) MB/s +122%
Average of class Gaming
  (66.6 - 397, n=189, last 2 years)
222 MB/s +122%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
196.8 (195.15min - 196.78max) MB/s +97%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 280, n=82)
188.1 MB/s +88%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
100.1 (99.4min - 100.08max) MB/s
4k q32 t16 read
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4174 (4158.12min - 4174.4max) MB/s +281%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2816 (2326.5min - 2816.32max) MB/s +157%
Average of class Gaming
  (417 - 6172, n=189, last 2 years)
2613 MB/s +138%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 - 4185, n=82)
2567 MB/s +134%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1841 (1840.58min - 1841.33max) MB/s +68%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1096 (1074.42min - 1096.28max) MB/s
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
839 (826.17min - 839.11max) MB/s -23%
4k q32 t16 write
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3559 (3530.12min - 3559.13max) MB/s +702%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3364 (3358.59min - 3364.23max) MB/s +658%
Average of class Gaming
  (162.3 - 4869, n=189, last 2 years)
2148 MB/s +384%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (291 - 3559, n=82)
1938 MB/s +336%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1556 (1408.86min - 1555.81max) MB/s +250%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
573 (461.98min - 572.89max) MB/s +29%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
444 (434.07min - 444.19max) MB/s
AS SSD
Score Total
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9147 Points +52%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
7568 Points +25%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2577 - 9147, n=82)
6848 Points +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (2271 - 13854, n=178, last 2 years)
6831 Points +13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6037 Points
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
4984 Points -17%
Score Read
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3439 Points +117%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2722 Points +72%
Average of class Gaming
  (760 - 4721, n=178, last 2 years)
2495 Points +58%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (983 - 3469, n=82)
2415 Points +53%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
1631 Points +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1582 Points
Score Write
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4026 Points +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3732 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3451 Points -8%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (921 - 4043, n=82)
3269 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (515 - 7208, n=178, last 2 years)
3126 Points -16%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
2658 Points -29%
Seq Read
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5482.07 MB/s +10%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
5404 MB/s +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4975 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (2260 - 12763, n=178, last 2 years)
4938 MB/s -1%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2638 - 5621, n=82)
4909 MB/s -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3209 MB/s -35%
Seq Write
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4007.19 MB/s +38%
Average of class Gaming
  (495 - 11316, n=178, last 2 years)
3656 MB/s +26%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1617 - 4526, n=82)
3325 MB/s +14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3131 MB/s +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2910 MB/s
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
2236 MB/s -23%
4K Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
77.7 MB/s +10%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
76.3 MB/s +8%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
73.78 MB/s +5%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (45.9 - 89.2, n=82)
72.5 MB/s +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
70.4 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (30.4 - 112.1, n=178, last 2 years)
66.2 MB/s -6%
4K Write
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
272.6 MB/s +61%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
218.3 MB/s +29%
Average of class Gaming
  (108.8 - 512, n=178, last 2 years)
210 MB/s +24%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (118.6 - 246, n=82)
186 MB/s +10%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
174.19 MB/s +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
169.2 MB/s
4K-64 Read
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2816.7 MB/s +178%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2323 MB/s +129%
Average of class Gaming
  (442 - 3475, n=178, last 2 years)
1930 MB/s +90%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (421 - 2854, n=82)
1851 MB/s +83%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
1014 MB/s 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1014 MB/s
4K-64 Write
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3450.87 MB/s +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3272 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2920 MB/s -11%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (367 - 3451, n=82)
2750 MB/s -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (277 - 5909, n=178, last 2 years)
2553 MB/s -22%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
2161 MB/s -34%
Access Time Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
0.065 ms * -160%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.016 - 0.379, n=177, last 2 years)
0.05437 ms * -117%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (0.018 - 0.083, n=81)
0.03737 ms * -49%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.035 ms * -40%
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
WDC PC SN810 1TB
0.029 ms * -16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.025 ms *
Access Time Write
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
0.174 ms * -625%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.07 ms * -192%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.011 - 1.028, n=178, last 2 years)
0.04665 ms * -94%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (0.017 - 0.101, n=82)