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Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U laptop review: A duel between AMD and Intel

8 cores in a compact chassis. With the ZenBook 14, Asus aims to appeal to customers who are looking for a particularly light and slim laptop that also offers long battery life. Despite the compact case dimensions, the built-in Ryzen CPU provides a surprising amount of power.

After having reviewed the ZenBook 14 with the Core i7-1165G7 from Intel's Tiger Lake generation some time ago, we now reviewed a version based on AMD's promising Ryzen 7 5700U. Our UM425UA test model, which currently costs a bit over 600 Euros (~$598), only has 8 GB of RAM, but its 8 CPU cores are certainly impressive for such a compact chassis. Other features include a 512 GB NVMe SSD and a matte Full HD panel.

Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U (ZenBook 14 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 8 x 1.8 - 4.3 GHz, Lucienne U (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) - 512 MB VRAM, Memory: 1867 MHz, LPDDR4, Adrenalin 20.40.36
Memory
8 GB 
, LPDDR4X onboard
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, CMN N140HCE-EN2, IPS, Full HD, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N, 512 GB 
, M.2 NVMe SSD
Soundcard
Realtek ALC294 @ AMD K17.6
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.3 x 319 x 210 ( = 0.6 x 12.56 x 8.27 in)
Battery
67 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 harman/kardon, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, RJ45-USB cable, audio-USB cable, bag, 65 W power adapter , MyAsus, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.206 kg ( = 42.54 oz / 2.66 pounds), Power Supply: 214 g ( = 7.55 oz / 0.47 pounds)
Price
635 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

The competition consists of other 14-inch laptops in the price range below 1,000 Euros (~$996), such as the HP Envy 14-eb0252ng and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6, which come with 16:10 and not 16:9 panels, though.

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.6 %
08/2022
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
R7 5700U, Vega 8
1.2 kg15.3 mm14.00"1920x1080
84.2 %
09/2020
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg13.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
85.6 %
08/2022
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1200
85.5 %
11/2021
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
R5 5600U, Vega 7
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"2240x1400

Besides the ports (the AMD variant has to make do without Thunderbolt), the "internal color" and the keyboard language, the build of the case is identical to the already reviewed ZenBook 14 UX425EA. Therefore, we won't go into more details regarding the case, the ports and the input devices in this article. You can find the corresponding information in the linked review.

Asus ZenBook 14
Asus ZenBook 14
Asus ZenBook 14
Asus ZenBook 14
Asus ZenBook 14
Asus ZenBook 14
Asus ZenBook 14
Asus ZenBook 14

Size comparison

319 mm / 12.6 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 15.3 mm / 0.602 inch 1.2 kg2.66 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.2 kg2.58 lbs313 mm / 12.3 inch 224 mm / 8.82 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.21 lbs312.21 mm / 12.3 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.25 lbs

SD card reader

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
77.3 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U (AV PRO V60)
77 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 226, n=66, last 2 years)
74.3 MB/s ∼96% +11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
67 MB/s ∼87%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
56 MB/s ∼72% -16%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
87 MB/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.4 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 257, n=62, last 2 years)
84.2 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U (AV PRO V60)
84 MB/s ∼97% -3%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
83 MB/s ∼95% -5%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Multimedia
  (502 - 1648, n=22, last 2 years)
1190 MBit/s ∼100% +137%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
502 (255min - 515max) MBit/s ∼42%
Average Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
 
502 MBit/s ∼42% 0%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1706 (1694min - 1719max) MBit/s ∼100% +136%
Average of class Multimedia
  (701 - 1740, n=25, last 2 years)
1318 MBit/s ∼77% +83%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
722 (712min - 732max) MBit/s ∼42%
Average Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
 
722 MBit/s ∼42% 0%
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Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø494 (255-515)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø722 (712-732)

Webcam


ColorChecker
16.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
19 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
15 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U: 14.6 ∆E min: 7.72 - max: 21.54 ∆E

Display

Like the Intel model, the AMD edition is equipped with a matte 60 Hz panel featuring 1920x1080 pixels. According to our measurements, our review sample stands out with a significantly higher brightness. Instead of an average of 371 cd/m², the AMD model achieves around 434 cd/m², which is a very good value for an IPS panel that also makes the ZenBook 14 highly suitable for outdoor use.

439
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
425
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CMN N140HCE-EN2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 466 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 433.6 cd/m² Minimum: 27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 466 cd/m²
Contrast: 1195:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.76 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 0.56
ΔE Greyscale 4.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
65.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.1% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
63.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.128
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
CMN N140HCE-EN2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
AU Optronics B140HAN06.8, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
BOE0929, IPS, 1920x1200, 14.00
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
LEN140WUXGA+, IPS, 2240x1400, 14.00
Display
5%
6%
10%
Display P3 Coverage
63.8
68.6
8%
69.3
9%
72.2
13%
sRGB Coverage
96.1
98.3
2%
98.5
2%
99.5
4%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
65.9
69.8
6%
70.4
7%
74.3
13%
Response Times
-61%
-30%
-83%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
32.9 ?(15.3, 17.6)
49.6 ?(27.6, 22)
-51%
44.9 ?(20.4, 24.5)
-36%
45.2 ?(22.8, 22.4)
-37%
Response Time Black / White *
15.4 ?(5.5, 9.9)
26.4 ?(13.2, 13.2)
-71%
18.9 ?(8, 10.9)
-23%
35.2 ?(20.4, 14.8)
-129%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-11%
-0%
-27%
Brightness middle
466
375.1
-20%
451
-3%
310.6
-33%
Brightness
434
371
-15%
439
1%
302
-30%
Brightness Distribution
86
91
6%
92
7%
92
7%
Black Level *
0.39
0.34
13%
0.31
21%
0.22
44%
Contrast
1195
1103
-8%
1455
22%
1412
18%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.76
1.79
35%
2.46
11%
2.67
3%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.97
3.05
62%
4.24
47%
4.54
43%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.56
1.79
-220%
1.32
-136%
2.33
-316%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.7
2.3
51%
3.5
26%
3.7
21%
Gamma
2.128 103%
2.29 96%
2.24 98%
2.12 104%
CCT
7284 89%
6405 101%
7289 89%
6398 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.9
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-22% / -14%
-8% / -3%
-33% / -27%

* ... smaller is better

The response time is also better compared to its Intel counterpart, although you shouldn't expect any top rates here. On the other hand, the contrast is at a very similar level due to the slightly worse black level (0.39 vs. 0.34 cd/m²); a ratio of almost 1,200:1 is appropriate for the price. The same is true for the color space: Both devices reproduce nearly 100% of the sRGB gamut.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

When it comes to color accuracy, the Intel version's panel is slightly ahead out of the box. After calibration, however, the AMD model's display is a bit more accurate.

Asus ZenBook 14 vs. sRGB
Asus ZenBook 14 vs. sRGB
Asus ZenBook 14 vs. AdobeRGB
Asus ZenBook 14 vs. AdobeRGB
Asus ZenBook 14 vs. P3
Asus ZenBook 14 vs. P3

In general, the ZenBook isn't affected by strong backlight bleeding or PWM flickering. Overall, the image quality is more than satisfactory.

Against the light
Against the light
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

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
15.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.5 ms rise
↘ 9.9 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 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
32.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.3 ms rise
↘ 17.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (35.9 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 not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19555 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Performance

Thanks to the CPU's high core count, our review sample ranks in the mid-range despite its low TDP. This makes the ZenBook 14 an ideal all-rounder for diverse use cases as long as you don't expect high GPU performance and are content with 8 GB of RAM (which is unfortunately soldered and can't be expanded).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO

Test conditions

The preinstalled program MyAsus allows users to adjust various system settings. These include the battery behavior, fan control, microphone and speaker settings as well as image reproduction. Our tests were mostly performed without any adjustments. We only switched to the Performance profile for the fan mode because some 3D applications tended to crash using the Standard profile (the device simply shut down after a few minutes in our The Witcher 3 test).

MyAsus
MyAsus
MyAsus
MyAsus

Processor

As mentioned initially, the Ryzen 7 5700U is an octa-core model that can process up to 16 threads in parallel thanks to SMT. For comparison: The Core i7-1165G7 has to make do with 4 cores and 8 threads - and that with a marginally higher TDP (Standard: 28 vs. 25 watts). As a result, the AMD version scores well in the benchmark course. For instance, the ZenBook 14 with the Intel CPU is significantly outperformed in the Cinebench R15 loop. The Core i5-1135G7 in the HP Envy 14 is clearly beaten as well. When comparing the Ryzen 7 5700U with the Ryzen 5 5600U found in the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro, it becomes clear that the former could have performed even better. Nevertheless, when all the rates are considered, the AMD ZenBook is oriented towards the 5700U average that has been determined so far.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

0801602403204004805606407208008809601040112012001280136014401520Tooltip
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U: Ø1318 (1287.58-1432.51)
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø653 (629.83-862.05)
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø809 (788.07-898.13)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6 AMD Ryzen 5 5600U: Ø1525 (1479.45-1545.71)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Multimedia
 
81.5 pt ∼82%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6 -2!
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
80.8 pt ∼81%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
 
72.8 pt ∼73%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
71.7 pt ∼72%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
58.1 pt ∼58%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA -2!
Intel Core i7-1165G7
57.6 pt ∼58%
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
9345 (8734.61min - 9345.18max) Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=109, last 2 years)
9189 Points ∼98% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (7438 - 10139, n=14)
8673 Points ∼93% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8392 Points ∼90%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5553 Points ∼59% -34%
Single Core
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=105, last 2 years)
1466 Points ∼100% +16%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1349 Points ∼92% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
1345 Points ∼92% +6%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1267 Points ∼86%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1177 - 1267, n=14)
1251 Points ∼85% -1%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
3632 Points ∼100% +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=108, last 2 years)
3438 Points ∼95% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (2309 - 3877, n=15)
3266 Points ∼90% +4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
3144 Points ∼87%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2139 Points ∼59% -32%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1728 Points ∼48% -45%
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=108, last 2 years)
558 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
543 Points ∼97% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
533 Points ∼96% +8%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
519 Points ∼93% +5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
492 Points ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (478 - 494, n=15)
489 Points ∼88% -1%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=124, last 2 years)
1549 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
1546 (1479.45min - 1545.71max) Points ∼100% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1196 - 1614, n=14)
1455 Points ∼94% +2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1433 (1287.58min - 1432.51max) Points ∼93%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
898 (788.07min - 898.13max) Points ∼58% -37%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
810 (629.83min - 862.05max) Points ∼52% -43%
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
220 Points ∼100% +18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=106, last 2 years)
217 Points ∼99% +16%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
214 Points ∼97% +14%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
193 Points ∼88% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (184 - 190, n=13)
187.3 Points ∼85% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
187.1 Points ∼85%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
694 Seconds * ∼100% -90%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
574 Seconds * ∼83% -57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=105, last 2 years)
407 Seconds * ∼59% -11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
366 Seconds * ∼53%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (302 - 402, n=14)
346 Seconds * ∼50% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
328 Seconds * ∼47% +10%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
43071 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (32529 - 46127, n=14)
40210 MIPS ∼93% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
39989 MIPS ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=104, last 2 years)
38964 MIPS ∼90% -3%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
22973 MIPS ∼53% -43%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21036 MIPS ∼49% -47%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
5248 MIPS ∼100% +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=104, last 2 years)
5176 MIPS ∼99% +15%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5096 MIPS ∼97% +13%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4655 MIPS ∼89% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (4476 - 4620, n=14)
4562 MIPS ∼87% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4513 MIPS ∼86%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=106, last 2 years)
7635 Points ∼100% +22%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
6249 Points ∼82%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (4254 - 7326, n=13)
6113 Points ∼80% -2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5456 Points ∼71% -13%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4522 Points ∼59% -28%
Single-Core
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1523 Points ∼100% +30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=106, last 2 years)
1499 Points ∼98% +28%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1349 Points ∼89% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1105 - 1204, n=13)
1181 Points ∼78% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1175 Points ∼77%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
11.8 fps ∼100% +26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=105, last 2 years)
10.6 fps ∼90% +13%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (6.97 - 11.6, n=14)
9.65 fps ∼82% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
9.35 fps ∼79%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.68 fps ∼57% -29%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.34 fps ∼45% -43%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
62.9 s * ∼100% -2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
61.6 s * ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (52.4 - 65.4, n=14)
59.5 s * ∼95% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
54.6 s * ∼87% +11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (34.8 - 89.1, n=103, last 2 years)
51.7 s * ∼82% +16%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
47.9 s * ∼76% +22%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.658 sec * ∼100% -10%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
0.598 sec * ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (0.567 - 0.641, n=14)
0.594 sec * ∼90% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.593 sec * ∼90% +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=105, last 2 years)
0.569 sec * ∼86% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
0.549 sec * ∼83% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1433 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
66.4 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
187.1 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
90.5 pt ∼91%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
87.6 pt ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
 
85.5 pt ∼86%
Average of class Multimedia
 
81.9 pt ∼82%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
51.7 pt ∼52%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
10892 KRay/s ∼100% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
10585 KRay/s ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (5798 - 12152, n=14)
10261 KRay/s ∼94% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 16202, n=85, last 2 years)
9310 KRay/s ∼85% -12%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6840 KRay/s ∼63% -35%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
69193 Points ∼100% +18%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (49225 - 65501, n=14)
58975 Points ∼85% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
58803 Points ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 99306, n=85, last 2 years)
47982 Points ∼69% -18%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
28174 Points ∼41% -52%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=85, last 2 years)
2362 MB/s ∼100% +22%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
2359 MB/s ∼100% +22%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
1934 MB/s ∼82%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1103 - 2140, n=14)
1875 MB/s ∼79% -3%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1860 MB/s ∼79% -4%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (57016 - 99178, n=14)
88721 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
87287 Points ∼98%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
77176 Points ∼87% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 110468, n=85, last 2 years)
75709 Points ∼85% -13%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
40411 Points ∼46% -54%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
12537 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (6837 - 13847, n=14)
12045 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
9215 Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 13146, n=85, last 2 years)
7683 Points ∼61% -39%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3870 Points ∼31% -69%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
38158 Points ∼100% +23%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
30928 Points ∼81%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (25889 - 34371, n=14)
30735 Points ∼81% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54727, n=85, last 2 years)
26027 Points ∼68% -16%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16520 Points ∼43% -47%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
92244 MB/s ∼100% +57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16367 - 147249, n=85, last 2 years)
65753 MB/s ∼71% +12%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
58805 MB/s ∼64%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (34176 - 64646, n=14)
56620 MB/s ∼61% -4%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
38239 MB/s ∼41% -35%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (540 - 776, n=14)
656 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
639 MB/s ∼97%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
597 MB/s ∼91% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=92, last 2 years)
587 MB/s ∼89% -8%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
315 MB/s ∼48% -51%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
5732 KRay/s ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
5644 KRay/s ∼98% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (3247 - 6533, n=14)
5563 KRay/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8765, n=86, last 2 years)
5064 KRay/s ∼88% -12%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3505 KRay/s ∼61% -39%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 52207, n=86, last 2 years)
26244 MPixel/s ∼100% +39%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
18819 MPixel/s ∼72%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16979 MPixel/s ∼65% -10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (6903 - 21222, n=14)
15977 MPixel/s ∼61% -15%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
14481 MPixel/s ∼55% -23%

System performance

The Asus laptop ranks comfortably in the midfield of the comparison devices when it comes to system performance. 5,370 points in PCMark 10 is an extremely solid score for a compact 14-inch laptop. We also found the system to be smooth and responsive.

PCMark 10 / Score
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=91, last 2 years)
5720 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
Vega 7, R5 5600U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5667 Points ∼99% +6%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
5370 Points ∼94%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (4775 - 5518, n=10)
5280 Points ∼92% -2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4704 Points ∼82% -12%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4635 Points ∼81% -14%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
Vega 7, R5 5600U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
10299 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 12144, n=91, last 2 years)
9731 Points ∼94% +5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
9585 Points ∼93% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (8347 - 10091, n=10)
9259 Points ∼90% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
9250 Points ∼90%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9088 Points ∼88% -2%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
8063 Points ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=91, last 2 years)
7990 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
Vega 7, R5 5600U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7982 Points ∼99% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (7619 - 8112, n=10)
7917 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6619 Points ∼82% -18%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5845 Points ∼72% -28%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=91, last 2 years)
6661 Points ∼100% +18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
Vega 7, R5 5600U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
6010 Points ∼90% +7%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
5635 Points ∼85%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (4583 - 5964, n=10)
5458 Points ∼82% -3%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5088 Points ∼76% -10%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4463 Points ∼67% -21%
PCMark 10 Score
5370 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 80511, n=86, last 2 years)
44817 MB/s ∼100% +24%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
36069 MB/s ∼80%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
34432 MB/s ∼77% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (15867 - 39326, n=14)
33297 MB/s ∼74% -8%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
32040 MB/s ∼71% -11%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 79442, n=85, last 2 years)
48083 MB/s ∼100% +9%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
44106 MB/s ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (17632 - 47190, n=14)
40435 MB/s ∼84% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
39456 MB/s ∼82% -11%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
38577 MB/s ∼80% -13%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 91272, n=85, last 2 years)
47086 MB/s ∼100% +33%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
38781 MB/s ∼82% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (11554 - 44158, n=14)
36144 MB/s ∼77% +2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
35314 MB/s ∼75%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
34343 MB/s ∼73% -3%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
112.1 ns * ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (84.9 - 113, n=14)
98.3 ns * ∼88% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
93.7 ns * ∼84% +16%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
84.4 ns * ∼75% +25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=91, last 2 years)
81.3 ns * ∼73% +27%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

Things aren't entirely optimal when it comes to latencies. Although the ZenBook 14 is much better than the HP Envy 14, for example, the LatencyMon tool still indicates limitations when it comes to real-time audio and video editing.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3848.5 μs * ∼100% -211%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
1238.6 μs * ∼32%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
Vega 7, R5 5600U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1064 μs * ∼28% +14%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1030 μs * ∼27% +17%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

We didn't observe any issues with storage. While the built-in 512 GB SK Hynix SSD isn't one of the fastest NVMe models, the ZenBook 14 performs very well in the storage benchmarks and usually beats the SSDs of the competition.

SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3589 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2924 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 419.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 485.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2100 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2108 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 56.11 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 124.6 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Multimedia
 
90.3 pt ∼90%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
 
86.3 pt ∼86%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
79.5 pt ∼80%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
78.2 pt ∼78%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
71.1 pt ∼71%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
52.4 pt ∼52%
DiskSpd
seq read
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
2354 (2334.76min - 2354.26max) MB/s ∼100% +13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2330 (2285.43min - 2330.4max) MB/s ∼99% +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4480, n=95, last 2 years)
2197 MB/s ∼93% +5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
2087 (2067.31min - 2087.49max) MB/s ∼89%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (1914 - 2087, n=4)
2012 MB/s ∼85% -4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1427 (1393.08min - 1426.77max) MB/s ∼61% -32%
seq write
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2438 (2391.76min - 2437.57max) MB/s ∼100% +31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 5015, n=95, last 2 years)
2244 MB/s ∼92% +21%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (1762 - 2885, n=4)
2102 MB/s ∼86% +13%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
1862 (1771.86min - 1862.06max) MB/s ∼76%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1826 (1798.7min - 1826.11max) MB/s ∼75% -2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1307 (1289.89min - 1307.27max) MB/s ∼54% -30%
seq q8 t1 read
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=94, last 2 years)
3780 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
3587 (3167.16min - 3587.22max) MB/s ∼95%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (3463 - 3601, n=4)
3550 MB/s ∼94% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3437 (3084.28min - 3437.02max) MB/s ∼91% -4%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3283 (2874.15min - 3283.24max) MB/s ∼87% -8%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1814 (1636.28min - 1813.83max) MB/s ∼48% -49%
seq q8 t1 write
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3062 (2978.92min - 3062.22max) MB/s ∼100% +8%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (2600 - 2980, n=4)
2849 MB/s ∼93% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
2846 (2612.19min - 2846.46max) MB/s ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (241 - 5171, n=95, last 2 years)
2818 MB/s ∼92% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2711 (2607.15min - 2711.38max) MB/s ∼89% -5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1728 (1647.58min - 1727.95max) MB/s ∼56% -39%
4k q1 t1 read
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
55.4 (55.14min - 55.41max) MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.6 - 149.1, n=95, last 2 years)
55 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (45 - 58.1, n=4)
52.8 MB/s ∼95% -5%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
50 (49.67min - 50.03max) MB/s ∼90% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
45.2 (44.78min - 45.17max) MB/s ∼82% -18%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
40.8 (40.64min - 40.81max) MB/s ∼74% -26%
4k q1 t1 write
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.3 - 373, n=95, last 2 years)
166 MB/s ∼100% +28%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
134 (133.81min - 134.46max) MB/s ∼81% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
129.9 (128.76min - 129.91max) MB/s ∼78%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
127 (125.46min - 127.1max) MB/s ∼77% -2%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (108.9 - 129.9, n=4)
118.6 MB/s ∼71% -9%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
118.1 (117.07min - 118.08max) MB/s ∼71% -9%
4k q32 t16 read
Average of class Multimedia
  (271 - 4178, n=95, last 2 years)
1271 MB/s ∼100% +44%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1197 (1178.4min - 1196.88max) MB/s ∼94% +36%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (328 - 2227, n=4)
1042 MB/s ∼82% +18%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
881 (824.97min - 881.36max) MB/s ∼69%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
662 (609.98min - 661.94max) MB/s ∼52% -25%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
509 (486.65min - 508.69max) MB/s ∼40% -42%
4k q32 t16 write
Average of class Multimedia
  (163 - 3612, n=95, last 2 years)
1121 MB/s ∼100% +187%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (192.2 - 2331, n=4)
840 MB/s ∼75% +115%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
503 (457.14min - 502.76max) MB/s ∼45% +29%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
426 (277.16min - 426.11max) MB/s ∼38% +9%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
390 (362.19min - 389.5max) MB/s ∼35%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
350 (313.36min - 350.25max) MB/s ∼31% -10%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average of class Multimedia
  (1284 - 9380, n=90, last 2 years)
4219 Points ∼100% +14%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (3446 - 5913, n=4)
4126 Points ∼98% +12%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3883 Points ∼92% +5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
3689 Points ∼87%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2922 Points ∼69% -21%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2260 Points ∼54% -39%
Score Read
Average of class Multimedia
  (515 - 3634, n=90, last 2 years)
1536 Points ∼100% +35%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (1025 - 2252, n=4)
1430 Points ∼93% +26%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1369 Points ∼89% +20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1349 Points ∼88% +19%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
1138 Points ∼74%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
760 Points ∼49% -33%
Score Write
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
2017 Points ∼100%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (1497 - 2524, n=4)
1997 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (283 - 3991, n=90, last 2 years)
1940 Points ∼96% -4%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1869 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1108 Points ∼55% -45%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
948 Points ∼47% -53%
Seq Read
Average of class Multimedia
  (1142 - 5639, n=90, last 2 years)
2957 MB/s ∼100% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2874 MB/s ∼97% +6%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
2724.11 MB/s ∼92%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (2088 - 3142, n=4)
2660 MB/s ∼90% -2%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
2654.83 MB/s ∼90% -3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1219 MB/s ∼41% -55%
Seq Write
Average of class Multimedia
  (199.8 - 4218, n=90, last 2 years)
1914 MB/s ∼100% +26%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (1311 - 2806, n=4)
1778 MB/s ∼93% +17%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
1517.46 MB/s ∼79%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1491 MB/s ∼78% -2%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1355.65 MB/s ∼71% -11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
947 MB/s ∼49% -38%
4K Read
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (48.5 - 60, n=4)
55.3 MB/s ∼100% +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (27.3 - 109.4, n=90, last 2 years)
54.7 MB/s ∼99% +13%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
50.9 MB/s ∼92% +5%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
48.68 MB/s ∼88% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
48.47 MB/s ∼88%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
39.28 MB/s ∼71% -19%
4K Write
Average of class Multimedia
  (79.6 - 322, n=90, last 2 years)
162.5 MB/s ∼100% +35%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
150.9 MB/s ∼93% +25%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (120.6 - 176.8, n=4)
137.7 MB/s ∼85% +14%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
124.47 MB/s ∼77% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
122.2 MB/s ∼75% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
120.62 MB/s ∼74%
4K-64 Read
Average of class Multimedia
  (290 - 2966, n=90, last 2 years)
1186 MB/s ∼100% +45%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (696 - 1884, n=4)
1109 MB/s ∼94% +36%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1055.28 MB/s ∼89% +29%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1022 MB/s ∼86% +25%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
817.56 MB/s ∼69%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
587 MB/s ∼49% -28%
4K-64 Write
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
1744.88 MB/s ∼100%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (1238 - 2118, n=4)
1681 MB/s ∼96% -4%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1609.19 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (152.6 - 3342, n=90, last 2 years)
1586 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
862 MB/s ∼49% -51%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
677 MB/s ∼39% -61%
Access Time Read
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
0.083 ms * ∼100% -63%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
0.079 ms * ∼95% -55%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.02 - 0.168, n=89, last 2 years)
0.06358 ms * ∼77% -25%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
0.051 ms * ∼61%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
0.051 ms * ∼61% -0%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (0.032 - 0.051, n=4)
0.042 ms * ∼51% +18%
Access Time Write
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
0.114 ms * ∼100% -268%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
0.091 ms * ∼80% -194%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.012 - 0.577, n=90, last 2 years)
0.07928 ms * ∼70% -156%
Average SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
  (0.028 - 0.088, n=4)
0.0445 ms * ∼39% -44%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
0.032 ms * ∼28% -3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
0.031 ms * ∼27%

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Graphics card

The Radeon RX Vega 8 that's integrated into the processor handles image reproduction. The DirectX 12 model offers 512 shaders and, according to our GPU benchmarks, it places itself between the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 80 and 96 EUs, respectively. As with the CPU, the GPU's performance is in line with the expected average level.

3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Multimedia
 
100 pt ∼100%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50.4 pt ∼50%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
43.3 pt ∼43%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
42.9 pt ∼43%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
41.4 pt ∼41%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
38.1 pt ∼38%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (1365 - 33856, n=94, last 2 years)
12938 Points ∼100% +119%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
6563 Points ∼51% +11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
5908 Points ∼46%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (3459 - 7591, n=38)
5884 Points ∼45% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
5338 Points ∼41% -10%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
5150 Points ∼40% -13%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Multimedia
  (6498 - 150699, n=79, last 2 years)
46031 Points ∼100% +76%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
27289 Points ∼59% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
27164 Points ∼59% +4%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (13941 - 36134, n=35)
26970 Points ∼59% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
26102 Points ∼57%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
21266 Points ∼46% -19%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 26718, n=97, last 2 years)
9671 Points ∼100% +162%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
5139 Points ∼53% +39%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3685 Points ∼38%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (1694 - 5041, n=38)
3652 Points ∼38% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
3404 Points ∼35% -8%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
3388 Points ∼35% -8%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Multimedia
  (301 - 10063, n=94, last 2 years)
3632 Points ∼100% +220%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
1401 Points ∼39% +24%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (540 - 1557, n=38)
1145 Points ∼32% +1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1134 Points ∼31%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
1134 Points ∼31% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
1100 Points ∼30% -3%
3DMark 11 Performance
6025 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
106622 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
21698 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3356 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1292 points
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Gaming performance

The ZenBook 14 isn't intended for demanding 3D applications. While the RX Vega 8 can often handle older games if medium or high settings are used, you'll often have to settle for minimum details when playing more modern games, provided that the integrated GPU is even able to generate smooth frame rates in its native resolution of 1920x1080.

The Witcher 3
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Multimedia
  (17 - 289, n=82, last 2 years)
109.7 fps ∼100% +177%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
41 (37min) fps ∼37% +4%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (19.6 - 55.2, n=25)
40.4 fps ∼37% +2%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
40.3 (33min) fps ∼37% +2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U
39.6 (32min) fps ∼36%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average of class Multimedia
  (9 - 177, n=92, last 2 years)
62.2 fps ∼100% +244%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
25.4 (22min) fps ∼41% +40%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
Vega 7, R5 5600U
22.6 (20min) fps ∼36% +25%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (8.7 - 26.8, n=31)
20.4 fps ∼33% +13%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
19.3 (9min) fps ∼31% +7%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U
18.1 (15min) fps ∼29%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Multimedia
  (5 - 98.2, n=98, last 2 years)
36.2 fps ∼100% +174%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6
Vega 7, R5 5600U
14.9 (14min) fps ∼41% +13%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (7.07 - 17.4, n=33)
13.6 fps ∼38% +3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425U
Vega 8, R7 5700U
13.2 (10min) fps ∼36%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
11.9 (9min) fps ∼33% -10%
HP Envy 14-eb0252ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7
10.6 (8min) fps ∼29% -20%

There were no performance drops or the like in our 60-minute endurance test with The Witcher 3, and the frame rate remained pretty stable.

The Witcher 3 FPS diagram