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Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023) laptop review: RTX 4090 with a super bright, Mini-LED display

The ROG. The new Asus M16 is available in three variants: With an RTX 4070, RTX 4080 or RTX 4090. We review the highest-end configuration. On top of that, its bright, 16:10, HDR, Mini-LED-backlit display is also new. We take a look to see if the $4,000 ROG M16 is just as impressive in real life as it is on paper.

As one of the last examples of the "old" CPU/GPU generation, we recently reviewed the ROG Zephyrus M16 which came equipped with a Core i9-12900H and an RTX 3070 Ti. But now, a changing of the guard has come in the shape of the M16, this time with a Core i9-13900H and an RTX 4090 packed inside an "AniMe Matrix" case. The latter has changed slightly, as the matrix has become somewhat finer. We have taken a detailed look at these changes and investigated whether the M16 can get along with the RTX 4090.

It goes without saying, we compare the new device with the predecessor as well as other high-end gaming machines. As the RTX 4090 is normally found in larger laptops, we also look at the 18-inch Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 or the 17-inch MSI Titan GT77. We also consider both the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX and the Razer Blade 16 to be competitors.

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X (ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900H 14 x 1.9 - 5.4 GHz, 140 W PL2 / Short Burst, 100 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, 150 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), Geforce 528.49, Optimus, MUX Switch
Memory
64 GB 
, 2x 32 GB Samsung DDR5-4800
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, BOE0B74 (NE160QDM-NM4, IPS, ROG Nebula HDR Display, glossy: no, HDR, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 920 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/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): 22.9 x 355 x 246 ( = 0.9 x 13.98 x 9.69 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080P FHD IR Camera for Windows Hello
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W Tweeter plus 2x 2W woofer, Keyboard: Chiclet RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, bagpack, mouse, headset, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 800 g ( = 28.22 oz / 1.76 pounds)
Price
4500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.4 %
03/2023
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg22.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.8 %
02/2023
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.6 %
02/2023
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.1 kg30.8 mm18.00"2560x1600
89 %
02/2023
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
3.5 kg23 mm17.30"3840x2160
89.4 %
02/2023
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg26 mm16.00"2560x1600
91.2 %
02/2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg21.99 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case - An AniMe Matrix head-turner

Gigabyte has revised the case this year but, at first glance, it's difficult to spot any obvious differences. The chassis continues to be made of black plastic which is now slightly thicker. 

Customizable AniMe Matrix on the the display lid
Customizable AniMe Matrix on the the display lid

The so-called AniMe Matrix on the top surface is finer and more detailed than before and can display simple, moving logos or text with additional effects. On the one hand, this is cool, but not only is it likely to increase the device's power consumption but it is largely invisible to the user when the laptop is open. For this reason, the effect is more aimed towards impressing onlookers. 

We weren't impressed by the blank, black plastic bar at the top of the rear of the lid. It is somewhat cheap-looking, not very stable and had already started showing signs of wear and tear. All in all, almost all of the ventilation grilles on the sides have been changed slightly, as has the port location. 

The old M16 on the left, the new M16 on the right
The old M16 on the left, the new M16 on the right
Plastic bar at the top of the M16
Plastic bar at the top of the M16
Design changes are also on the rear
Design changes are also on the rear

The base seems sturdy but creaks and crackles quite loudly on attempting to twist the case. Similarly, that's the same with the display lid which can be bent quite easily. The hinges hold the display quite securely and ensure the lid can be opened to an angle of up to 180 degrees. On opening the laptop, two things reveal themselves to the user - the keyboard lifts slightly and the display bezels are quite slim.

What is unusual is that the device's footprint has increased compared to its predecessor. Contrary to the trend of making devices smaller, thinner and lighter, the new M16 is slightly larger and also 3 mm thicker than last gen's model.

The Razer Blade 16 is only 1 mm thinner, and the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 is marginally thicker, which means the new M16 sits somewhere in the middle, also when it comes to weight. 

Size comparison

363 mm / 14.3 in 262 mm / 10.3 in 26 mm / 1.024 in 2.7 kg5.89 lbs355 mm / 14 in 246 mm / 9.69 in 22.9 mm / 0.902 in 2.3 kg5.07 lbs355 mm / 14 in 244 mm / 9.61 in 21.99 mm / 0.866 in 2.4 kg5.34 lbs355 mm / 14 in 243 mm / 9.57 in 19.9 mm / 0.783 in 2.1 kg4.57 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Features - A gaming machine with no LAN port

Not everything has changed for the better in this area either: The LAN port has simply been omitted, meaning a speedy internet connection is only possible with an adapter for those gamers looking for the shortest latency and fastest connection.

One of the USB-C ports has wandered from the left to the right side. This means more space is available on the left of the device. On the rear, you can still only find fan grilles which result in a lack of space for bulkier connectors such as HDMI or the missing LAN port.

Left: Power, Thunderbolt 4 with DP & PD, HDMI, USB-A 3.2 Gen2, headset jack
Left: Power, Thunderbolt 4 with DP & PD, HDMI, USB-A 3.2 Gen2, headset jack
Right: microSD Reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen2 with DP & PD, USB-A 3.2 Gen2, Kensington Lock
Right: microSD Reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen2 with DP & PD, USB-A 3.2 Gen2, Kensington Lock

SD Card Reader

At least the laptop comes with a built-in SD card reader, and, although this is unfortunately only intended for microSD cards, it is still very fast. We were able to copy a 1 GB image onto the desktop in under 6 seconds using our AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60 reference card.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
185.7 (176.29min - 198.35max) MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
138.1 (127.28min - 140.64max) MB/s -26%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
125 MB/s -33%
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=99, last 2 years)
96.7 MB/s -48%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
83.5 MB/s -55%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
261.31 MB/s +36%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
207.6 MB/s +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
191.89 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (25.8 - 269, n=95, last 2 years)
120.8 MB/s -37%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelibird AV Pro V60)
86.2 MB/s -55%

Communication

The swappable Intel AX210
The swappable Intel AX210

Unfortunately, the manufacturer has done away with the LAN port and has not included an adapter. 

Wireless connections are taken care of by the Intel AX210 WiFi 6E module. This transmits at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz.

Transfer rates are fast and constant.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1655 (1550min - 1681max) MBit/s +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1645 (1614min - 1670max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1788, n=81, last 2 years)
1496 MBit/s -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1494 (1283min - 1580max) MBit/s -9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (700 - 1857, n=180)
1484 MBit/s -10%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1890 (1843min - 1936max) MBit/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1619 (1564min - 1655max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1619 (1537min - 1665max) MBit/s
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1545 (1508min, 1510.9P1 - 1569max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=157, last 2 years)
1389 MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=200)
1388 MBit/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1328 (1093min - 1448max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1615 (840min - 1682max) MBit/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1596 (1559min - 1632max) MBit/s -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=80, last 2 years)
1467 MBit/s -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1371 (1036min - 1505max) MBit/s -15%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (632 - 1851, n=181)
1366 MBit/s -15%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1582 (1517min, 1518.74P1 - 1636max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1579 (848min - 1696max) MBit/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1466 (748min - 1542max) MBit/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1347 (1002min - 1458max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=153, last 2 years)
1259 MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=200)
1243 MBit/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1155 (495min - 1441max) MBit/s
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1587 (840-1682)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1371 (1036-1505)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1644 (1614-1670)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1494 (1283-1580)

Webcam

In this area, the manufacturer has finally upgraded to a FullHD camera and this model even has an IR sensor for logging into Windows using Windows Hello. However, images have an obvious yellow tint and color deviation is relatively high.

ColorChecker
25.8 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
29.7 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X: 20.82 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 30.87 ∆E

Security

TPM and a Kensington connector are both on board but a fingerprint sensor is missing, as is, unfortunately, a physical webcam shutter.

Accessories

Bag, mouse and headset
Bag, mouse and headset

Our review model came in a huge package that reminded us more of a power station. By contrast, quite a few accessories were included. For example, a tote bag with a laptop compartment, a mouse (ROG Gladius III) as well as headphones (ROG Fusion II 300), all emblazoned with ROG branding.

According to Asus, these accessories come with our configuration model but the M16 can also be purchased as a stand-alone device. 

Maintenance

On the base of the unit, 15 crosshead screws await removal. Unfortunately, seven (!) of them sit underneath glued rubber stoppers, the removal of which is fiddly, annoying and comes across as unnecessary user-unfriendliness. 

5 screws hidden under the black rubber stoppers...
5 screws hidden under the black rubber stoppers...
...which are also glued
...which are also glued
Another 2 screws are hidden under the rubber flaps
Another 2 screws are hidden under the rubber flaps
4 different types of screws/lengths of screw
4 different types of screws/lengths of screw

All in all, we uncovered 4 different lengths/types of screws! Therefore, it's worth noting which ones belong where. Along with the 7 hidden screws and the SO-DIMM RAM, the M16 can be considered difficult to upgrade or repair.

At least the base plate can be easily pried open. Internally, it's possible to access the three fans, the battery, the SSD, the second M.2 SSD slot, the replaceable WiFi module. as well as the SO-DIMM RAM slot.

The cooling system consists of 2 normal-sized fans and an additional small fan which presumably sits on top of the graphics unit. The SSD possesses a cooling pad which looks quite frayed in our review model.

Opened
Opened
The base plate has a copper strip on the heat pipes
The base plate has a copper strip on the heat pipes
Two SO-DIMM sticks
Two SO-DIMM sticks
A second M.2 SSD slot
A second M.2 SSD slot

Warranty

Gigabyte's laptops come with a 24-month guarantee.

Input devices - Somewhat shallow keys and a large touchpad

Keyboard

The layout seems very spacious. On the top left, Asus has included four additional special keys for volume control, the microphone and Asus' control center. These can also be configured manually.

Unfortunately, the arrow keys are very narrow, and the power button, typical for this kind of keyboard, is a separate key. Despite being a 16-inch device, there is no numerical keypad.

The keys possess very short travel and the feedback is a little shallow but still just precise enough. Overall, although the typing experience is quite good we would have preferred somewhat crisper keys. The typing noise is moderate.

The 3-level backlight illuminates in diverse RGB colors but only single-zone. 

The keyboard
The keyboard
The power button
The power button
4 additional special keys
4 additional special keys
Narrow arrow keys
Narrow arrow keys

Touchpad

The large touchpad
The large touchpad

The large touchpad (approx. 13 x 8.5 cm) is slightly off-centered to the right and offers a smooth swiping experience even when performing longer movements.

The integrated keys have a short but good pressure point with clear feedback. The clicking noises can be described as quiet to moderate. 

Display - A very bright Mini-LED with HDR

Once more, the manufacturer has chosen a matte, 16:10, IPS display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. However, it is not the same panel as it carries a new version number and is now backlit by Mini-LED technology. Asus has not revealed the number of dimming zones employed by the panel.

This is where the display backlighting is set
This is where the display backlighting is set
Slightly grainy, matte IPS subpixels
Slightly grainy, matte IPS subpixels
Marginal screen bleeding in single-zone mode
Marginal screen bleeding in single-zone mode

A few things have to be considered when dealing with Mini-LEDs: The maximum brightness can only be achieved when the backlighting is set to multi-zones using Asus' own control center, the Armory Crate software. In HDR mode, this is set automatically and if HDR is deactivated (SDR mode is calibrated and has less color deviation), the panel automatically illuminates individual areas. Using this setting, the brightness is around 100 nits lower.

In the following, we highlight the SDR mode values with multi-zones activated. However, this mode is not ideal for image processing.

Black levels are also surprising. Using single-zone backlighting this is only 0.55 but the contrast is poor. Only when using the multi-zone setting this drops to an excellent 0.03. This is one of the reasons why we carried out our measurements with multi-zone activated.

We measured the brightness to be around 627 nits (multi-zone, otherwise around 519 nits). At 92 percent, illumination is very good with brightness tailing off toward the right-hand side of the display. Compared to its predecessor, the panel's refresh rate has increased from 165 to 240 Hz.  

644
cd/m²
649
cd/m²
607
cd/m²
641
cd/m²
634
cd/m²
595
cd/m²
629
cd/m²
643
cd/m²
604
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE0B74 (NE160QDM-NM4 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 649 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 627.3 cd/m² Minimum: 66.38 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 634 cd/m²
Contrast: 21133:1 (Black: 0.03 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.89 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99, calibrated: 0.91
ΔE Greyscale 1.13 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
90.01% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.33% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.47
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
BOE0B74 (NE160QDM-NM4, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
BOE0A0B (BOE CQ NE160QDM-NY3), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NE180QDM-NZ2, IPS, 2560x1600, 18.00
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
B173ZAN06.C, Mini-LED, 3840x2160, 17.30
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
MNG007DA2-3 (CSO1628), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-5%
-3%
-0%
-17%
-0%
Display P3 Coverage
99.33
92.8
-7%
97.2
-2%
94.9
-4%
69.1
-30%
98.5
-1%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
98.5
-1%
99.9
0%
99.9
0%
99.7
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
90.01
83.1
-8%
84.9
-6%
92.4
3%
71.2
-21%
89.7
0%
Response Times
76%
80%
-15%
78%
73%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50.8 ?(27.6, 23.2)
7.6 ?(3.4, 4.2)
85%
5.41 ?(2.57, 2.84)
89%
38.4 ?(13.6, 24.8, n)
24%
12.3 ?(5.7, 6.6)
76%
6.6 ?(3.4, 3.2)
87%
Response Time Black / White *
29.6 ?(25, 4.6)
10 ?(4.6, 5.4)
66%
8.62 ?(3.68, 4.94, n)
71%
26.6 ?(9.2, 17.4, n)
10%
5.9 ?(2.2, 3.7)
80%
12 ?(6.8, 5.2)
59%
PWM Frequency
12000
2380 ?(100)
-80%
Screen
-181%
-399%
3033%
-150%
-212%
Brightness middle
634
497
-22%
490
-23%
606
-4%
511
-19%
456.8
-28%
Brightness
627
481
-23%
468
-25%
602
-4%
469
-25%
437
-30%
Brightness Distribution
92
82
-11%
86
-7%
93
1%
86
-7%
83
-10%
Black Level *
0.03
0.21
-600%
0.54
-1700%
0.0001
100%
0.4
-1233%
0.35
-1067%
Contrast
21133
2367
-89%
907
-96%
6060000
28576%
1278
-94%
1305
-94%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.89
3.53
-297%
4.97
-458%
4.8
-439%
0.95
-7%
3.7
-316%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.79
6.15
-244%
11.02
-516%
8.2
-358%
2.07
-16%
6.42
-259%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.91
3.53
-288%
2.97
-226%
1.8
-98%
0.91
-0%
0.66
27%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.13
1.74
-54%
7.2
-537%
6.5
-475%
0.6
47%
2.6
-130%
Gamma
2.47 89%
2.2 100%
2.161 102%
2.63 84%
2.176 101%
2.3 96%
CCT
6497 100%
6418 101%
6515 100%
6596 99%
6545 99%
6108 106%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-37% / -107%
-107% / -245%
1006% / 1817%
-30% / -89%
-46% / -126%

* ... smaller is better

Asus advertises the device as having 100 percent DCI P3 and this is something our analysis was able to confirm. AdobeRGB is reproduced to 90 percent.

sRGB
sRGB
DCI P3
DCI P3
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

Out of the box, the panel is very well calibrated (SDR) and has a DeltaE grayscale and ColorChecker value of only 1.13 and 0.89. A fresh calibration hardly manages to improve matters. The grayscale DeltaE dipped a little while the ColorChecker deviation increased slightly.

However, in HDR mode the calibration is gone (see the last row of our screenshots below).

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
Grayscale HDR
Grayscale HDR
Saturation HDR
Saturation HDR
ColorChecker HDR
ColorChecker HDR

Determining the response times is not easy with our review model as the PWM frequency of at least 12 kHz (see below) overlaps with the response time curves. Asus specifies this as 3 ms but does so without revealing which measuring technique they used. At full brightness, we measured it to be more in the region of 30 to 50 ms which, on the one hand, is high but is also possibly influenced by the overlapping PWM frequency. 

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
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 4.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27.6 ms rise
↘ 23.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse 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 12000 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 12000 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 12000 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 17673 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

PWM is used to regulate brightness. At a brightness of 100 to 83 percent, the frequency sat at 12 kHz which shouldn't even be noticeable to people normally sensitive to PWM. Below that, the frequency continued to rise and was between 69 to 100 kHz.

0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Outdoors, the matte surface ensures a comparatively high level of brightness as well as very good legibility, at least in the shade. Care should be taken when viewing the display from above as images become very quickly washed out. 

Bright display
Bright display
Side viewing angles should be avoided
Side viewing angles should be avoided
Very good viewing angle stability
Very good viewing angle stability

Performance - The turbo is missing a spark

On paper, the new M16 ought to be a performance heavyweight in a 16-inch body: Raptor Lake Core i9-13900H, Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090 and 64 GB of RAM throw down the gauntlet to all would-be contenders to the performance throne. 

Test conditions

Asus' control center for gamers is the software, Amoury Crate. In addition to the various performance modes, this is where all the important settings are made and also where things such as the AniMe Matrix and fan curves can be customized.

For our benchmarks, we selected Turbo mode in the app in order to achieve the best possible results. Its predecessor was tested using Performance mode due to the previous gen's high noise emissions and is something more akin to Balanced mode.

Armoury Crate overview
Armoury Crate overview
Profile settings
Profile settings

Processor

Up to now, the Core i9-13900H is the sole CPU option and one of the most powerful processors in Intel's new Raptor Lake series. It offers 6 P and 8 E-cores, the former clocking in at up to 5.4 GHz in turbo. The E-core's base clock speed sits at 1.9 GHz.

CPU TDP in turbo mode
CPU TDP in turbo mode
CPU TDP in performance mode
CPU TDP in performance mode
CPU TDP in quiet mode
CPU TDP in quiet mode
CPU TDP in battery mode
CPU TDP in battery mode

In our Cinebench loop, the M16 overtook the entire competition configured with the last-gen CPUs. However, the gap is relatively small even when compared to the significantly less powerful i7-12700H found in the HP Omen 16. The lead over its predecessor is similarly small with a Performance mode score likely to be almost identical.

Taking a glance at TDP, the first Turbo mode run peaked at 140 watts with the other runs sitting at around 100 watts. 

In Performance mode, the initial peak of 140 watts dropped to approximately 120 watts but also here the TDP normally sits at roughly 100 watts.  

In Quiet mode, the peak disappeared with the TDP ranging between 60 and a maximum of 100 watts. 

In battery mode, performance in the same mode (Quiet) is even lower with a maximum of 34 watts briefly available and only just over 20 watts being reached during lengthier periods of sustained load.  

Cinebench R15 Multi Continuous

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Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2914 (2871.5-3068.66)
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H RTX 3070 Ti AMD Ryzen 7 6800H: Ø2351 (2324.37-2366.02)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2532 (2431.02-2585.82)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1 Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2244 (2201.79-2586.32)
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2282 (2251.36-2406.88)
HP Omen 16-b1090ng Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2557 (2455.34-2812.94)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø4366 (4298.3-4875.08)
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
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
85.5 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
68.3 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
66.5 pt
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
65.3 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
63.9 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
61.5 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
61.4 pt
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
61.1 pt
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
54 pt
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
53.9 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
28707 (26191.7min - 28706.8max) Points +47%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
28010 (26406.1min - 28009.8max) Points +44%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
26703 Points +37%
Average of class Gaming
  (5668 - 36249, n=215, last 2 years)
20601 Points +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
19469 (17696.3min - 19468.6max) Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
19250 Points -1%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
18444 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (13015 - 20385, n=27)
16992 Points -13%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
15987 Points -18%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
15906 (14978min - 15906.4max) Points -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
15870 Points -18%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
11814 Points -39%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2055 Points +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
1921 Points -3%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1910 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1297 - 2054, n=25)
1894 Points -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
1871 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1136 - 2235, n=213, last 2 years)
1845 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1819 Points -8%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
1765 Points -11%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
1698 Points -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11289 Points +52%
Average of class Gaming
  (2179 - 13832, n=213, last 2 years)
7836 Points +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
7411 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
7382 Points 0%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
6950 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (4960 - 7716, n=24)
6599 Points -11%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
6124 Points -17%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
6108 Points -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
6053 Points -18%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
4847 Points -35%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
756 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
751 Points
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
738 Points -2%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
733 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (428 - 792, n=24)
723 Points -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
715 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (439 - 855, n=213, last 2 years)
710 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
696 Points -7%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
692 Points -8%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
653 Points -13%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4913 Points +60%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4875 (4298.3min - 4875.08max) Points +59%
Average of class Gaming
  (905 - 5663, n=218, last 2 years)
3240 Points +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
3069 (2871.5min - 3068.66max) Points
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2903 (2783min - 2902.76max) Points -5%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
2894 (2672.55min - 2894.15max) Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (2061 - 3100, n=25)
2685 Points -13%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
2586 (2201.79min - 2586.32max) Points -16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
2586 (2431.02min - 2585.82max) Points -16%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
2580 (2349.9min - 2579.98max) Points -16%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
2518 (1886.88min - 2518.1max) Points -18%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
2407 (2251.36min - 2406.88max) Points -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
295 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
294 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
292 Points
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
275 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (198 - 318, n=217, last 2 years)
272 Points -7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
271 Points -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (211 - 297, n=25)
270 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
263 Points -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
263 Points -10%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
256 Points -12%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
250 Points -14%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
243 Points -17%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
246 Seconds * -48%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
214 Seconds * -29%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (166 - 268, n=23)
203 Seconds * -22%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
201 Seconds * -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
195 Seconds * -17%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
190.3 Seconds * -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 555, n=209, last 2 years)
182.3 Seconds * -10%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
171 Seconds * -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
166 Seconds *
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
111 Seconds * +33%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
118715 MIPS +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (23795 - 140932, n=211, last 2 years)
80895 MIPS +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
79032 MIPS
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
72610 MIPS -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
70903 MIPS -10%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (45045 - 79032, n=24)
66867 MIPS -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
66057 MIPS -16%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
64899 MIPS -18%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
63738 MIPS -19%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
55958 MIPS -29%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6800 MIPS +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
6245 MIPS
Average of class Gaming
  (4502 - 7581, n=211, last 2 years)
6206 MIPS -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
6192 MIPS -1%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
6120 MIPS -2%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3665 - 6600, n=24)
6064 MIPS -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5835 MIPS -7%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
5818 MIPS -7%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
5590 MIPS -10%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
5302 MIPS -15%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
20784 Points +35%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
15410 Points
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
14376 Points -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4557 - 23194, n=216, last 2 years)
14235 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
12981 Points -16%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
12963 Points -16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
12753 Points -17%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (9094 - 15410, n=25)
12693 Points -18%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
12035 Points -22%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
11626 Points -25%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2023 Points +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1140 - 2043, n=25)
1903 Points -4%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
1886 Points -4%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1854 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (1196 - 2210, n=216, last 2 years)
1844 Points -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
1841 Points -7%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
1749 Points -11%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1746 Points -12%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
1647 Points -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30.9 fps +42%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.72 - 38.9, n=212, last 2 years)
22.3 fps +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
21.7 fps
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
21.4 fps -1%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
18.9 fps -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
18.9 fps -13%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
18.7 fps -14%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (14.1 - 22.3, n=24)
18.7 fps -14%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
17.3 fps -20%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
14.6 fps -33%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
59.8 s * -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
50.5 s *
Average of class Gaming
  (31.4 - 96.6, n=208, last 2 years)
47.9 s * +5%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (34.4 - 82.8, n=24)
47.6 s * +6%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
46 s * +9%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
43.5 s * +14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
42.2 s * +16%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
42.1 s * +17%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
41.2 s * +18%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
39 s * +23%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.5 sec * -21%
HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4659 sec * -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 G7 i7 RTX 3070Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4495 sec * -9%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (0.4052 - 0.723, n=24)
0.4484 sec * -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 0.658, n=211, last 2 years)
0.4466 sec * -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4352 sec * -6%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.432 sec * -5%
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4292 sec * -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.412 sec *
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3866 sec * +6%

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Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
3069 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
221 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
292 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
97.9 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
97.6 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
93.9 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
91.3 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
71.9 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
69 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
61.6 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
58.9 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
28957 KRay/s +53%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
28701 KRay/s +51%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
26741 KRay/s +41%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
25857 KRay/s +36%
Average of class Gaming
  (4986 - 60169, n=208, last 2 years)
20163 KRay/s +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
18961 KRay/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
15387 KRay/s -19%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6788 - 19557, n=24)
15275 KRay/s -19%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
144303 Points +54%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
138190 Points +47%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
133668 Points +43%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125944 Points +34%
Average of class Gaming
  (25360 - 252486, n=208, last 2 years)
100585 Points +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
93802 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (22551 - 95579, n=24)
76922 Points -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
74919 Points -20%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
7093 MB/s +69%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
6949 MB/s +65%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6750 MB/s +60%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6350 MB/s +51%
Average of class Gaming
  (1339 - 10389, n=208, last 2 years)
4609 MB/s +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
4207 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (2491 - 4270, n=24)
3593 MB/s -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3545 MB/s -16%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
141427 Points +18%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
139649 Points +16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
134227 Points +12%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
133226 Points +11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
120181 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (41257 - 200651, n=208, last 2 years)
113005 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (65121 - 120936, n=24)
105721 Points -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
105420 Points -12%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
17117 Points +47%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
17057 Points +47%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15813 Points +36%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15807 Points +36%
Average of class Gaming
  (3925 - 32988, n=208, last 2 years)
12640 Points +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
11631 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6108 - 11631, n=24)
9737 Points -16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9538 Points -18%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
71038 Points +53%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
70739 Points +52%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
66753 Points +44%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
63308 Points +36%
Average of class Gaming
  (12321 - 134044, n=208, last 2 years)
51002 Points +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
46487 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (11283 - 48474, n=24)
38058 Points -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
36496 Points -21%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
136551 MB/s +61%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
134166 MB/s +58%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
128492 MB/s +51%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
127698 MB/s +50%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125644 MB/s +48%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=208, last 2 years)
111321 MB/s +31%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3691 - 149377, n=24)
86467 MB/s +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
85007 MB/s
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2059 MB/s +71%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2030 MB/s +69%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1936 MB/s +61%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1850 MB/s +54%
Average of class Gaming
  (269 - 2409, n=208, last 2 years)
1275 MB/s +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1204 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (789 - 1254, n=24)
1049 MB/s -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
993 MB/s -18%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
15573 KRay/s +51%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
15540 KRay/s +50%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
14722 KRay/s +42%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
13844 KRay/s +34%
Average of class Gaming
  (2540 - 31796, n=208, last 2 years)
10894 KRay/s +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
10342 KRay/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
8316 KRay/s -20%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3655 - 10716, n=24)
8297 KRay/s -20%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50834 MPixel/s +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
48626 MPixel/s +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
48325 MPixel/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
44016 MPixel/s -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
42574 MPixel/s -12%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
40896 MPixel/s -15%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (10871 - 50488, n=24)
40197 MPixel/s -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=209, last 2 years)
38256 MPixel/s -21%

System performance

Our M16 didn't show any big weaknesses in PCMark10 but it can't exactly be accused of outperforming the last-gen competition either. The Legion 7 is actually a few percentage points quicker. In the digital content creation test, scores are somewhat disappointing, especially in the areas of editing and rendering.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
8636 Points +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8277 Points
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
8186 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (7985 - 8277, n=2)
8131 Points -2%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8083 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (5442 - 9852, n=188, last 2 years)
7655 Points -8%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7539 Points -9%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7496 Points -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
6351 Points -23%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11659 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (11500 - 11659, n=2)
11580 Points -1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
11205 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
11190 Points -4%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11178 Points -4%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11019 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (8829 - 12334, n=187, last 2 years)
10769 Points -8%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10715 Points -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
9374 Points -20%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11186 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11046 Points
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10932 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10526 - 11046, n=2)
10786 Points -2%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10385 Points -6%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
10144 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 14612, n=187, last 2 years)
9801 Points -11%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
9613 Points -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
7704 Points -30%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
14291 Points +20%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
13098 Points +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11949 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (11412 - 11949, n=2)
11681 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=187, last 2 years)
11644 Points -3%
MSI Creator Z16P B12UHST
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11626 Points -3%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
11293 Points -5%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9847 Points -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
9626 Points -19%
CrossMark / Overall
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2132 Points +8%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
1993 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1972 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  ()
1972 Points 0%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1965 Points 0%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1903 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2344, n=164, last 2 years)
1886 Points -4%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1861 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1711 Points -13%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
1664 Points -16%
CrossMark / Productivity
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2012 Points +9%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1870 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1845 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  ()
1845 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
1820 Points -1%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1808 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=164, last 2 years)
1793 Points -3%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1786 Points -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1698 Points -8%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
1591 Points -14%
CrossMark / Creativity
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
2384 Points +7%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2307 Points +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2233 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  ()
2233 Points 0%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2135 Points -4%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
2095 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2660, n=164, last 2 years)
2059 Points -8%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1936 Points -13%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
1797 Points -20%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1724 Points -23%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2007 Points +21%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1868 Points +13%
Alienware x15 R2 P111F
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1777 Points +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1715 Points +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=164, last 2 years)
1699 Points +2%
Alienware x17 R2 P48E
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, 2x Samsung PM9A1 1TB (RAID 0)
1666 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1658 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  ()
1658 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 Raptor Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
1528 Points -8%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0421NGG3-R3G1
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
1514 Points -9%
PCMark 10 Score
8277 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
77544 MB/s +10%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
77060 MB/s +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
70473 MB/s
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67561 MB/s -4%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
63863 MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
63157 MB/s -10%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (37448 - 74486, n=24)
62498 MB/s -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 94222, n=208, last 2 years)
61490 MB/s -13%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
85073 MB/s +21%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
84869 MB/s +21%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
74518 MB/s +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
70351 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
67051 MB/s -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (23681 - 90647, n=208, last 2 years)
65441 MB/s -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (41599 - 75433, n=24)
63123 MB/s -10%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
62807 MB/s -11%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
80441 MB/s +13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
71007 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
70939 MB/s 0%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
67449 MB/s -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
66275 MB/s -7%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (36152 - 88505, n=24)
65854 MB/s -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (22986 - 103259, n=208, last 2 years)
63503 MB/s -11%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
60389 MB/s -15%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
99.5 ns * -13%
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
92.8 ns * -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=206, last 2 years)
90.9 ns * -3%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (75.8 - 102.3, n=24)
89.6 ns * -2%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
89.3 ns * -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
88 ns * -0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
88 ns *
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
83.2 ns * +5%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

The M16 doesn't break a sweat when challenged with opening multiple browser tabs. Everything actually looked good until large latencies set in during playback of our 4k/60 fps YouTube videos and subsequently in Prime95. What had actually been good values up to then, skyrocketed several times.

In this way, the M16 has significantly higher latencies than the last-gen competition. The new generation's drivers don't appear to be mature enough and this is demonstrated by the similarly high latencies values seen in the MSI Titan.

YouTube test
YouTube test
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon drivers
LatencyMon drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4710.9 μs * -15%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
4080.9 μs *
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2448.6 μs * +40%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
1095 μs * +73%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
945.7 μs * +77%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
437.7 μs * +89%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

The cooling pad is slightly worn - but cools well
The cooling pad is slightly worn - but cools well

Our configuration has an NVMe SSD Samsung PM9A1 with four PCIe 4 lanes and a capacity of 2 TB and sits in 11th place in our best SSDs list.   

The M16's SSD performance is around 20 percent below what can be expected for this type of SSD. However, in real-life use, this will largely go unnoticed and, on the positive side, performance is stable over longer periods of time.

Crystaldiskmark
Crystaldiskmark
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7092 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5205 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 471 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 449 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 74.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 151.3 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 466 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1017 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
82.9 pt
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
 
72.8 pt
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
71.8 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
68.5 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
64.5 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
61.5 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
61 pt
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
54.4 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5598 (5462.22min - 5597.85max) MB/s +43%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
2x Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (RAID 0)
4842 (4719.64min - 4842.11max) MB/s +24%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4525 (4498.41min - 4525.41max) MB/s +16%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2376 - 5676, n=29)
3919 MB/s 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3917 (3883.93min - 3916.78max) MB/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3844 (3257.93min - 3843.87max) MB/s -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3764 (3540.2min - 3763.76max) MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1319 - 7045, n=188, last 2 years)
3513 MB/s -10%
seq write
MSI Titan GT77 HX 13VI
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7533 (7482.85min - 7532.79max) MB/s +124%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603Z
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4767 (4365.51min - 4766.62max) MB/s +42%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR