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Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED laptop review: Subnotebook impresses with fast AMD Ryzen 7 6800U

Premiere for the 25-watt Zen3+. Asus' new Zenbook S 13 is an extremely compact notebook weighing just over 1 kg that does not cut back on a whole lot of performance thanks to the new AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. The OLED screen ensures good image quality that is free of PWM thanks to a software solution.

The new Asus Zenbook S 13 is an ultra-mobile notebook that weighs just 1 kilogram and offers the latest technology currently available. In addition to the 2.8K OLED screen (13.3 inches), customers get the latest mobile chip from AMD, the Ryzen 7 6800U, which also includes the fast Radeon 680M integrated graphics card. Alternatively, models with Intel's latest Alder Lake chips are also available. Here we are dealing with a traditional laptop, but those who prefer a convertible should take a look at the Zenbook S 13 Flip.

Our review unit is equipped with the new AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, fast Radeon 680M graphics, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD and a 2.8K OLED screen. At the time of writing, the Zenbook S 13 is not available in stores yet, but pricing is predicted to fall between US$ 1000 - 1500.

Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (Zenbook S Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U 8 x 2.7 - 4.7 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Rembrandt-U (Zen 3+)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon 680M, Core: 2200DC MHz
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-6400, Dual-Channel, Onboard
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 255 PPI, capacitive, SDC4172, OLED, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 905 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.9 x 296.7 x 210.5 ( = 0.59 x 11.68 x 8.29 in)
Battery
67 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Quad-Speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, MyAsus, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.095 kg ( = 38.63 oz / 2.41 pounds), Power Supply: 222 g ( = 7.83 oz / 0.49 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90.1 %
07/2022
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
1.1 kg14.9 mm13.30"2880x1800
91.1 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
88.3 %
05/2021
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg14.8 mm13.40"3456x2160
86.7 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
885 g11 mm13.30"1920x1080
88.8 %
02/2022
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.3 kg16.5 mm13.40"2520x1680

Case: Asus offers metal cases in four colors

Asus makes use of magnesium-aluminum alloy for the case and the Zenbook comes across as very high-quality. It is also extremely compact and mobile with a weight of just over one kilogram. Our review unit comes in the Ponder Blue color variant and looks very elegant, and the slightly roughened surfaces also feel good. However, the surfaces are also quite fingerprint sensitive. Asus offers other optional color variants, the keyboards of which also change color. In addition to white, the Zenbook S13 is also available in light green and beige.

The screen's edges are particularly thin on the sides, but the top and bottom edges of the display leave room for improvement. The Zenbook thus achieves a body-to-screen ratio of only 81%. Like in other laptops, Asus uses a so-called Ergo-Lift hinge that slightly raises the base unit at the back. This improves the fresh air supply and also enables an opening angle of 180 degrees. The hinge itself is very taught and opening it with one hand requires some skill, but there is minimal teetering when adjusting the opening angle.

The stability of the base unit itself is very good and there are no creaking sounds. The keyboard area is slightly recessed compared to the palm rest area, allowing for a keyboard with more travel. Due to the slightly raised base, the rear center area of the keyboard yields under lots of pressure, but this requires a lot of exertion and should not pose an issue in everyday use. The display lid is very stable despite its thin build.

Our version with the touchscreen weighs 1.095 kg. Models without touch support are specified by Asus as weighing 100 grams less. The Zenbook can easily be stowed in any bag or backpack. Only the Dell XPS 13 takes up noticeably less space in our comparison group in terms of depth, but is also a bit heavier.

Size Comparison

304.1 mm / 12 in 212.4 mm / 8.36 in 16.1 mm / 0.634 in 1.3 kg2.8 lbs306 mm / 12 in 200 mm / 7.87 in 11 mm / 0.4331 in 885 g1.951 lbs297.2 mm / 11.7 in 218.4 mm / 8.6 in 16.5 mm / 0.65 in 1.3 kg2.91 lbs296.7 mm / 11.7 in 210.5 mm / 8.29 in 14.9 mm / 0.587 in 1.1 kg2.41 lbs296 mm / 11.7 in 199 mm / 7.83 in 14.8 mm / 0.583 in 1.2 kg2.74 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment: AMD-Zenbook is USB-4 ready

Fundamentally, the Zenbook S 13 offers a 3.5 mm headphone jack and three USB-C ports. These only support the USB 3.2 standard, but can be later upgraded to USB 4 with the full 40 GBit/s via a BIOS update, and there is no difference to the Thunderbolt 4 protocol in terms of stock specifications. According to AMD, external graphics cards will also be supported in the future, and the corresponding update should be available shortly after the Zenbook's market launch.

Left: USB-C (3.2 Gen.2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)
Left: USB-C (3.2 Gen.2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)
Right: 2x USB-C (3.2 Gen.2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)
Right: 2x USB-C (3.2 Gen.2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)

Communication

The WLAN module can be replaced.
The WLAN module can be replaced.

An up-to-date module from MediaTek is used as the Wi-Fi adapter (MT9972), which also supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard. At least in theory, because our US device of the Zenbook S 13 refused to connect to the 6 GHz network of our reference router from Asus. 

Nonetheless, transfer rates are very good and stable on the normal 5 GHz network (Wi-Fi 6). Support for Bluetooth 5.2 is also available. 

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  ()
1412 MBit/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
909 (814min - 1010max) MBit/s
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
617 (220min - 685max) MBit/s
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
552 (257min - 620max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  ()
1700 MBit/s
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1368 (681min - 1483max) MBit/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1258 (1143min - 1362max) MBit/s
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
672 (614min - 682max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1492 (1365min - 1583max) MBit/s
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  (358 - 1785, n=46)
1334 MBit/s -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 1824, n=51, last 2 years)
1317 MBit/s -12%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1553 (1443min - 1620max) MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (826 - 1775, n=51, last 2 years)
1469 MBit/s -5%
Average MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
  (707 - 1775, n=46)
1428 MBit/s -8%
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Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1553 (1443-1620)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1492 (1365-1583)

Webcam

Asus continues to use a 720p module for the webcam, which doesn't really take good pictures even under optimal lighting conditions.

ColorChecker
13.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
20 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED: 10.05 ∆E min: 2.75 - max: 20.04 ∆E

Maintenance

The baseplate is secured with small Torx screws (T5), but in addition to the visible screws, there are two hidden under the two rear rubber feet, which themselves are glued. It hardly gets any more complicated than this. 

Once inside, there is not much that can be done in terms of maintenance or upgrades. Apart from fan cleaning and access to the M.2-2280 SSD, only the WLAN module can be replaced.

Screws are hidden under the glued rubber feet.
Screws are hidden under the glued rubber feet.
Internal workings
Internal workings

Input Devices: Asus installs a comfortable keyboard

Keyboard

For such a compact notebook, the Zenbook offers a comparatively generous key drop of 1.4 mm. The typing feel is very good overall and thanks to the precise feedback, typing longer texts poses no problems. However, the keystroke itself could be a bit quieter. The arrow keys are quite small, but otherwise the layout has no points of criticism. The power button is located at the top right of the keyboard and uses a slightly different mechanism with a shorter stroke and clicks a little louder. It also serves as a fingerprint scanner, which worked reliably in testing.

The three-stage white backlight helps in dark environments, but cannot be activated automatically via a sensor.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard backlighting
Keyboard backlighting

Touchpad & Touchscreen

The touchpad can also be used as a number pad.
The touchpad can also be used as a number pad.

The large ClickPad works very well in practice and gestures with up to four fingers are also implemented correctly. Pressing the top right corner brings up a number pad on the touchpad, which works well and proves really useful when entering a lot of numbers. The normal cursor control also functions normally. The lower half of the pad can be clicked mechanically, but as with many other laptops, this is characterized by a very loud clicking noise.

Of course, the capacitive touchscreen is also available, which works flawlessly as expected. According to Asus, an stylus is also supported, but this was not provided with our review sample.

Display: Zenbook with software against PWM

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Zenbook S 13 is equipped with a 16:10 OLED screen that offers a high resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 on its 13.3-inch diagonal. The subjective picture quality, with its with vivid colors and sharp content, is very good.

Asus specifies a maximum brightness of up to 550 cd/m², but this only applies to HDR content. Our measurements show a maximum of ~570 cd/m² for a small white image, which then becomes ~460 cd/m² for a near-complete white image. Unfortunately, HDR switching does not work automatically, but has to be activated manually in the Windows display settings.

Maximum brightness amounts to only 340 cd/m² for normal SDR content. The picture impression naturally benefits from the particularly low black value, which in turn leads to a very high contrast ratio. Halos are not a problem due to OLED technology and the response times are extremely fast. There are some features (e.g. pixel shifting) in the MyAsus app that are designed to prevent the burn-in of static content. An ambient light sensor for automatic brightness control, however,  is lacking. 

339
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
SDC4172 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 340 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 337.8 cd/m² Minimum: 3.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 99 %
Center on Battery: 335 cd/m²
Contrast: 16800:1 (Black: 0.02 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.8 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.97, calibrated: 1.8
ΔE Greyscale 0.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
97.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.22
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
SDC4172, OLED, 2880x1800, 13.3"
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3"
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Samsung 134XK01, OLED, 3456x2160, 13.4"
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
ATNA33XC10-0, OLED, 1920x1080, 13.3"
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
TL134GDXP02-0, LTPS, 2520x1680, 13.4"
Display
-4%
0%
-1%
-25%
Display P3 Coverage
99.8
98.6
-1%
99.7
0%
99.81
0%
65.2
-35%
sRGB Coverage
100
100
0%
100
0%
100
0%
92
-8%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
97.8
85.9
-12%
97.7
0%
95.55
-2%
67.5
-31%
Response Times
15385%
-12%
-61%
229%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2.1 ?(1.1, 1)
31 ?(14, 17)
-1376%
2.2 ?(1.2, 1)
-5%
4 ?(2, 2)
-90%
44.8 ?(22, 22.8)
-2033%
Response Time Black / White *
1.68 ?(0.86, 0.82)
26.1 ?(14.9, 11.2)
-1454%
2.2 ?(1, 1.2)
-31%
2 ?(1, 1)
-19%
22.8 ?(10.4, 12.4)
-1257%
PWM Frequency
240.4 ?(53)
118000 ?(49, 155)
48985%
240.4 ?(51)
0%
61 ?(90)
-75%
9804 ?(20, 47)
3978%
Screen
-208%
-62%
-40%
-145%
Brightness middle
336
417
24%
384
14%
399
19%
468
39%
Brightness
338
395
17%
387
14%
403
19%
450
33%
Brightness Distribution
99
91
-8%
97
-2%
98
-1%
92
-7%
Black Level *
0.02
0.39
-1850%
0.07
-250%
0.23
-1050%
Contrast
16800
1069
-94%
5700
-66%
2035
-88%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.8
1.12
38%
4.56
-153%
1.35
25%
2
-11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.8
2.71
29%
7.27
-91%
2.77
27%
5.5
-45%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.8
0.77
57%
4.52
-151%
1.35
25%
1.5
17%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
0.9
1.7
-89%
1.5
-67%
2.35
-161%
2.6
-189%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2207 0%
2.26 97%
2.21 100%
2.17 101%
CCT
6580 99%
6870 95%
6219 105%
6824 95%
6511 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
87.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5058% / 2951%
-25% / -36%
-34% / -37%
20% / -46%

* ... smaller is better

Various settings for the color space are available in the preinstalled MyAsus app. We selected the preset "Native" mode for testing via the professional CalMAN software (X-Rite i1 Pro 2). Display quality is already very good in delivery state and there is no visible color cast or deviations in the color temperature. There are only two outliers in the colors, which are slightly above the important DeltaE-2000 deviation of 3.

CalMAN grayscale (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN grayscale (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN saturation (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN saturation (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN grayscale calibrated (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN grayscale calibrated (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN saturation calibrated (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN saturation calibrated (target colorspace P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (target color space P3)

Naturally, we also calibrated the panel (the corresponding profile is available for download above) and we were also able to slightly improve the average DeltaE-2000 deviation of the grayscale, but there were no changes in the colors. A calibration after purchase is therefore not really necessary. The OLED panel almost completely covers the P3 color space, so you can edit pictures/videos on the Zenbook without issue.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.68 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.86 ms rise
↘ 0.82 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.4 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 240.4 Hz ≤ 53 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 240.4 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 53 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 240.4 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17490 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Brightness at 60% and additional dimming via MyAsus app. The brightness is only 6 cd/m², but there is no PWM at 240 Hz.
Brightness at 60% and additional dimming via MyAsus app. The brightness is only 6 cd/m², but there is no PWM at 240 Hz.

Like the ZenBook Pro 14 Duo,  the OLED panel of the Zenbook S 13 displays PWM flickering at 240 Hz, which can lead to impairments. On the other hand, DC dimming is used for brightness values of 54% and more. Although the frequency is 60 Hz, it is not comparable with classic PWM and the amplitude is also significantly lower, so there should be no problems with DC dimming. Asus also offers a software-based solution for reducing the screen's brightness without falling into the PWM range and there is also a corresponding notification as soon as you reduce the normal brightness below 60%. For this, there is the flicker-free OLED dimming option in the MyAsus app. Users should keep in mind that when using OLED dimming, DC dimming is always used, even if the base brightness is set to 100%.

100% brightness
100% brightness
80% brightness
80% brightness
60% brightness
60% brightness
53% brightness
53% brightness
40% brightness
40% brightness
20% brightness
20% brightness
0% brightness
0% brightness
Windows or light sources can also cause reflections indoors.
Windows or light sources can also cause reflections indoors.

The OLED touchscreen is highly reflective, which can also cause reflections indoors. Of course, this also applies to outdoor use. Although the brightness is not so high, the very high contrast ratio helps in these situations. That said, avoiding reflections and reading screen content comfortably is not easy on bright days. Full HDR brightness in normal SDR mode would certainly be helpful here.

Outdoors
Outdoors

The viewing angle stability of the OLED screen is very good overall, but there is the typical OLED blue tinge at certain (limited) angles. Nevertheless, this does not cause any restrictions in practice.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance: AMD Zen3+ und RDNA2

 
 

Testing Conditions

We performed the following benchmarks and measurements under the (default) Balanced power mode in the MyAsus app, since the optional Performance mode (only available when plugged in) initially has no impact on TDP limits (30/25W each) and only leads to slightly more stable performance under permanent load, which is certainly not a crucial factor in such a mobile device. Balanced mode is simply more appropriate for the device in everyday use, and if you do indeed want to max out the device, you can easily switch to Performance mode. Nonetheless, we'll also look at the effects of Performance mode in some test areas. In the optional Whisper mode, processor consumption is limited to 12 watts.

Processor: Ryzen 7 6800U with 8 cores

Like its Ryzen 7 5800U predecessor, the new AMD Ryzen 7 6800U continues to use 8 cores (16 threads), which are now manufactured using a 6 nm process. AMD specifies a TDP range of 15-28 watts for the chip, and in the case of the Zenbook, this is 30 watts for short periods of load and a stable 25 watts afterwards. Here we see a clear difference to the current Alder Lake processors from Intel, which have significantly higher power limits of more than 50 watts at their disposal.

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

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Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1607 (1576.98-1742.1)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple M1; Rosetta 2: Ø843 (817.01-1020.12)
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø695 (607.28-765.86)
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE Intel Core i5-1240P: Ø878 (859.75-883.65)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H Intel Core i5-11300H; Standard: Ø922 (913.26-969.84)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H Intel Core i5-11300H; Performance: Ø958 (953.54-961.86)
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry Apple M1 Pro 8-Core; Rosetta 2: Ø1311 (1303.74-1319.74)
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-1255U: Ø1118 (1067.98-1158.61)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1634 (1600.9-1805.05)
CPU Data Cinebench R15 Multi-Loop (Balanced mode)
CPU Data Cinebench R15 Multi-Loop (Balanced mode)

The Cinebench R15 multi-loop clearly shows that the Ryzen 7 6800U only loses a little performance after the first few runs before operating stably at 25 watts. However, there is no noticeable performance advantage over the old Ryzen 7 5800U either. The CB loop shows no benefits in performance mode. 

The real competitor for the Ryzen 7 is the new Core i7-1255U, which we were able to test in the Dell Inspiron 14. This consumes up to 39 watts for short periods of time before quickly leveling out at 23 watts, which is comparable to the Ryzen 7 6800U. However, the multi-core performance [of the Core i7-1255U] is significantly lower (-30% during the CB loop). In fact, the Alder Lake P Core i7-1260P chip is comparable in terms of multi-core performance, although it naturally requires significantly more power (a constant 38 watts) due to the additional performance cores.

In terms of raw single-core performance, AMD and Apple are practically on par (although Apple is much more efficient here), but Intel gains the lead here thanks to the performance cores. However, this comes at the cost of higher clock rates and higher power consumption, which also usually leads to increased fan activity.

All in all, the new Ryzen 7 6800U, with its power limits, is a suitable processor for compact laptops. However, performance is somewhat reduced in battery mode because the processor is only allowed to consume a maximum of 18 watts, which drops to 16 watts after a few seconds. This does not affect single-core performance, while multi-core performance is about 25% lower. In Whisper mode at 12 watts, multi-core performance drops by around 35%.

More benchmarks are available in our tech section and we also recommend taking a look at our extensive CPU efficiency comparison review, where we compare the new AMD processor with the current chips from Apple and Intel.

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
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
88.5 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
87.4 pt
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry -8!
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
86.9 pt
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
82.9 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
 
82.2 pt
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
74.9 pt
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
74.5 pt
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry -1!
Apple M1
66.1 pt
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
59.1 pt
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
57.4 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
36 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2485 - 17077, n=67, last 2 years)
10928 Points +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
10735 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (9130 - 11741, n=7)
10653 Points +2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
10468 Points
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
9581 Points -8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8068 Points -23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7409 (6401.39min - 7409.31max) Points -29%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
7385 (7081.74min - 7384.56max) Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
5680 Points -46%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
5186 Points -50%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5013 (4398.92min - 5012.66max) Points -52%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
1793 Points +20%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
1775 Points +19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (598 - 1934, n=67, last 2 years)
1652 Points +11%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1531 Points +3%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1496 Points +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1488 Points
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1457 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1430 Points -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (878 - 1534, n=7)
1418 Points -5%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1218 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
640 Points -57%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Subnotebook
  (810 - 6575, n=64, last 2 years)
4257 Points +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (3529 - 4574, n=8)
4122 Points +2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4060 Points
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
4048 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
2995 Points -26%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
2870 Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
2178 Points -46%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1982 Points -51%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1873 Points -54%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1863 Points -54%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
682 Points +21%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
657 Points +16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 738, n=64, last 2 years)
629 Points +12%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
564 Points
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
560 Points -1%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
556 Points -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (341 - 602, n=8)
553 Points -2%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
431 Points -24%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
401 Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
251 Points -55%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1925 Points +11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1691 Points -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (514 - 2731, n=69, last 2 years)
1880 Points +8%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
1805 (1600.9min - 1805.05max) Points +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (1463 - 1979, n=7)
1766 Points +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1742 Points
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1320 (1307min - 1320max) Points -24%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
1159 (1067.98min - 1158.61max) Points -33%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points -41%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
970 (913.26min - 969.84max) Points -44%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
961 Points -45%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
884 (859.75min - 883.65max) Points -49%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
766 (607.28min - 765.86max) Points -56%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
251 Points +6%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
243 Points +3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (149.7 - 280, n=63, last 2 years)
242 Points +2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
237 Points
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
229 Points -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (142.6 - 246, n=6)
225 Points -5%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
221 Points -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
210 Points -11%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
208 Points -12%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
208 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
91.8 Points -61%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
710 Seconds * -129%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
637 Seconds * -105%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
559 Seconds * -80%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
509 Seconds * -64%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
416 Seconds * -34%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
391 Seconds * -26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (193 - 1600, n=66, last 2 years)
362 Seconds * -17%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
310 Seconds *
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (272 - 347, n=7)
303 Seconds * +2%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
300 Seconds * +3%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (40058 - 53934, n=6)
49128 MIPS +3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
47500 MIPS
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16223 - 68354, n=59, last 2 years)
46735 MIPS -2%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
45227 MIPS -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
39618 MIPS -17%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
34614 MIPS -27%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
29874 MIPS -37%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
26001 MIPS -45%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
23132 MIPS -51%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
18812 MIPS -60%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
5529 MIPS +2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
5441 MIPS 0%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
5431 MIPS
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3873 - 6403, n=61, last 2 years)
5407 MIPS 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5285 MIPS -3%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
5204 MIPS -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (3398 - 5511, n=6)
5120 MIPS -6%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
4851 MIPS -11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
3678 MIPS -32%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
2197 MIPS -60%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
10321 Points +36%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
9942 Points +31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4274 - 13137, n=64, last 2 years)
9586 Points +26%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (6854 - 8935, n=9)
7729 Points +2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
7613 Points
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7578 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
6995 Points -8%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
6778 Points -11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5771 Points -24%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
5402 Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
4819 Points -37%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1769 Points +17%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
1764 Points +17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1348 - 2350, n=64, last 2 years)
1741 Points +15%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1727 Points +14%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
1640 Points +8%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1541 Points +2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1514 Points
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1436 Points -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (926 - 1555, n=9)
1431 Points -5%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1430 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
672 Points -56%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (11.8 - 14.2, n=6)
13.1 fps +4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
12.6 fps
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.5 - 20.7, n=59, last 2 years)
12.5 fps -1%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
12.4 fps -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
9.68 fps -23%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
8.73 fps -31%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
7.55 fps -40%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
6.92 fps -45%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.34 fps -50%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
120.5 s * -123%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (50.1 - 84.9, n=6)
59.2 s * -9%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
54.1 s *
Average of class Subnotebook
  (38.5 - 115.5, n=60, last 2 years)
51.8 s * +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
50.9 s * +6%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
49.3 s * +9%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
49.1 s * +9%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
47.9 s * +11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
43.2 s * +20%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
12.88 s * +76%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
1.236 sec * -134%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
0.732 sec * -38%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
0.624 sec * -18%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.594 sec * -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.546 sec * -3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.529 sec *
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (0.508 - 0.529, n=5)
0.52 sec * +2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.4397 - 1.011, n=60, last 2 years)
0.508 sec * +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2022 i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.4993 sec * +6%
Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1255U
0.4688 sec * +11%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
237 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1742 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
117.97 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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Performance Rating
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
 
95.7 pt
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
92.3 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
85.1 pt
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
63.7 pt
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47.8 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (10902 - 12818, n=6)
11822 KRay/s +6%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11187 KRay/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 26362, n=60, last 2 years)
11045 KRay/s -1%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
8273 KRay/s -26%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5909 KRay/s -47%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2882 KRay/s -74%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (67503 - 84031, n=6)
75814 Points +6%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
71474 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11867 - 111109, n=60, last 2 years)
55570 Points -22%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33979 Points -52%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
23248 Points -67%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
12712 Points -82%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (2296 - 2818, n=6)
2596 MB/s +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (453 - 4732, n=60, last 2 years)
2583 MB/s +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2455 MB/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2286 MB/s -7%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1530 MB/s -38%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1007 MB/s -59%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (62082 - 96306, n=6)
85211 Points +3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
82608 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15447 - 115682, n=60, last 2 years)
81482 Points -1%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
49312 Points -40%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44677 Points -46%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
29405 Points -64%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (7753 - 11982, n=6)
10823 Points +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
10724 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1223 - 15226, n=60, last 2 years)
7808 Points -27%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4677 Points -56%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4063 Points -62%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2925 Points -73%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (37417 - 45748, n=6)
41695 Points +6%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39378 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6379 - 59053, n=60, last 2 years)
28795 Points -27%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
20202 Points -49%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14612 Points -63%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
8608 Points -78%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
101595 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (50547 - 115681, n=6)
95178 MB/s -6%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
71494 MB/s -30%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (638 - 161430, n=60, last 2 years)
56798 MB/s -44%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52436 MB/s -48%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
20443 MB/s -80%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Subnotebook
  (270 - 1123, n=60, last 2 years)
701 MB/s +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (554 - 755, n=6)
661 MB/s +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
630 MB/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
384 MB/s -39%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
362 MB/s -43%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
258 MB/s -59%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (5825 - 6694, n=6)
6239 KRay/s +7%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5825 KRay/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (204 - 14018, n=60, last 2 years)
5731 KRay/s -2%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4454 KRay/s -24%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3272 KRay/s -44%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1816 KRay/s -69%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7622 - 53954, n=60, last 2 years)
37945 MPixel/s +52%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33424 MPixel/s +33%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
28249 MPixel/s +13%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
27619 MPixel/s +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (24728 - 27274, n=6)
26272 MPixel/s +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
25037 MPixel/s

System Performance

With the fast AMD processor, 16 GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM and the PCIe 4.0 SSD, the Zenbook is a very powerful and responsive system. This is also confirmed by the synthetic benchmarks, in which our review device is almost always ahead of the competition. No problems were detected during normal use either.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6346 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4384 - 7428, n=55, last 2 years)
6061 Points -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (5057 - 6639, n=7)
6058 Points -5%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5226 Points -18%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
4950 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
4881 Points -23%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10709 Points
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
10492 Points -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8890 - 11331, n=55, last 2 years)
10343 Points -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (8143 - 10766, n=6)
9793 Points -9%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
9704 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
9494 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8984 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (6089 - 9328, n=6)
8441 Points -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6213 - 10449, n=55, last 2 years)
8050 Points -10%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
6964 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
6430 Points -28%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
6352 Points -29%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4093 - 10353, n=55, last 2 years)
7338 Points +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (6066 - 8144, n=6)
7282 Points +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7208 Points
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
5342 Points -26%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5304 Points -26%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
5169 Points -28%
CrossMark / Overall
Average of class Subnotebook
  (718 - 1971, n=62, last 2 years)
1578 Points +7%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1481 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (1009 - 1575, n=7)
1436 Points -3%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1355 Points -9%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1352 Points -9%
CrossMark / Productivity
Average of class Subnotebook
  (685 - 1875, n=62, last 2 years)
1528 Points +4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1476 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (971 - 1596, n=7)
1435 Points -3%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1424 Points -4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1274 Points -14%
CrossMark / Creativity
Average of class Subnotebook
  (776 - 2210, n=62, last 2 years)
1716 Points +10%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1593 Points +3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1554 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (1054 - 1686, n=7)
1486 Points -4%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1261 Points -19%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1425 Points +10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (652 - 1899, n=62, last 2 years)
1363 Points +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD Radeon 680M
  (994 - 1473, n=7)
1302 Points +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1293 Points
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1004 Points -22%
PCMark 10 Score
6346 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22781 - 96791, n=60, last 2 years)
65514 MB/s +37%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
57332 MB/s +20%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
56136 MB/s +18%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
53900 MB/s +13%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (47010 - 52159, n=6)
50018 MB/s +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
47701 MB/s
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23831 - 118043, n=60, last 2 years)
60893 MB/s +55%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
56829 MB/s +44%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55226 MB/s +40%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52798 MB/s +34%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (39197 - 45084, n=6)
42761 MB/s +9%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39402 MB/s
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23474 - 107658, n=60, last 2 years)
68199 MB/s +40%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
65335 MB/s +34%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
58275 MB/s +20%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
54844 MB/s +13%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (48723 - 51117, n=6)
50328 MB/s +3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
48723 MB/s
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
120.1 ns *
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
117 ns * +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
  (106.3 - 123.1, n=6)
113 ns * +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.4 - 187.8, n=58, last 2 years)
107.4 ns * +11%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
88.3 ns * +26%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

In our latency test the Zenbook shows no problems, neither with latency nor with skipped frames, when playing a 4K YouTube video.

LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - drivers
LatencyMon - drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
3228 μs * -448%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1059 μs * -80%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
740 μs * -26%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
588.9 μs *

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Samsung's M.2-2280 SSD is extremely fast.
Samsung's M.2-2280 SSD is extremely fast.

Asus uses a fast PCIe 4.0 SSD from Samsung. The PM9A1 (OEM version of the 980 Pro) offers a storage capacity of 1 TB, with around 904 GB available after the first start-up. In the benchmarks, the M.2-2280 drive achieves very high transfer rates of more than 6 GB/s and is thus currently one of the fastest SSDs in the mobile sector. Moreover, performance remains stable even under constant load despite the somewhat unfavorable positioning right next to the CPU, which not all devices with fast PCIe 4.0 SSDs can manage. More SSD benchmarks are available here.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7112.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5233.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 449.11 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 515.54 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 67.08 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 152.69 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 517.14 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1559.86 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
93.4 pt
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
77.8 pt
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
73.8 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
66.7 pt
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
53.3 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
38.5 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1761 - 4677, n=84)
3764 MB/s +11%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3382 (3242.21min - 3381.81max) MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1147 - 4501, n=61, last 2 years)
2915 MB/s -14%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
2237 (2200.54min - 2236.82max) MB/s -34%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
1669 (1658.05min - 1668.7max) MB/s -51%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1469 (1284.35min - 1469.26max) MB/s -57%
seq write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2220 - 4564, n=84)
3578 MB/s +12%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3188 (3158.91min - 3187.67max) MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (153.3 - 5344, n=61, last 2 years)
2900 MB/s -9%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2131 (2095.68min - 2131.34max) MB/s -33%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1706 (1656.37min - 1706.24max) MB/s -46%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1129 (1111.78min - 1128.74max) MB/s -65%
seq q8 t1 read
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6654 (5007.16min - 6653.54max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7100, n=84)
6475 MB/s -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2347 - 7134, n=61, last 2 years)
5012 MB/s -25%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
3265 (2733.64min - 3265.24max) MB/s -51%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3261 (2825.7min - 3261.07max) MB/s -51%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1584 (1489.82min - 1584.17max) MB/s -76%
seq q8 t1 write
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4938 (4919.31min - 4937.74max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2216 - 5281, n=84)
4812 MB/s -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (60 - 6810, n=61, last 2 years)
3894 MB/s -21%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
2544 (2480.09min - 2543.64max) MB/s -48%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2527 (2511.97min - 2526.63max) MB/s -49%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1014 (987.34min - 1013.83max) MB/s -79%
4k q1 t1 read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48.4 - 97.4, n=84)
76.8 MB/s +14%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
67.3 (66.05min - 67.28max) MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (29.4 - 88.6, n=61, last 2 years)
62.4 MB/s -7%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
58.2 (57.45min - 58.23max) MB/s -14%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
56.5 (55.75min - 56.46max) MB/s -16%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
44.2 (42.17min - 44.2max) MB/s -34%
4k q1 t1 write
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
261 (255.77min - 260.58max) MB/s +75%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 280, n=84)
187.8 MB/s +26%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
169 (163.4min - 169.13max) MB/s +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22.5 - 360, n=61, last 2 years)
159.6 MB/s +7%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
149.4 (148.22min - 149.37max) MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
92 (90.59min - 91.98max) MB/s -38%
4k q32 t16 read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 - 4185, n=84)
2564 MB/s +109%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
1732 (1718.36min - 1732.03max) MB/s +41%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (283 - 4286, n=61, last 2 years)
1280 MB/s +4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1227 (1201.13min - 1227.26max) MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
814 (810.85min - 814.24max) MB/s -34%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
739 (720.09min - 739.43max) MB/s -40%
4k q32 t16 write
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2394 (2307.09min - 2394.3max) MB/s +373%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (291 - 3559, n=84)
1938 MB/s +283%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (157 - 4189, n=61, last 2 years)
934 MB/s +85%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
749 (730.95min - 749.24max) MB/s +48%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
506 (496.78min - 506.11max) MB/s
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
469 (457.84min - 469.35max) MB/s -7%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2577 - 9147, n=84)
6839 Points +23%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
5668 Points +2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5566 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1993 - 8892, n=58, last 2 years)
4518 Points -19%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3692 Points -34%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
2470 Points -56%
Score Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (983 - 3469, n=84)
2408 Points +41%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2138 Points +25%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1705 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (780 - 3307, n=58, last 2 years)
1468 Points -14%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1416 Points -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1039 Points -39%
Score Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (921 - 4043, n=84)
3269 Points +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3101 Points
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2438 Points -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (549 - 4469, n=58, last 2 years)
2358 Points -24%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1606 Points -48%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
952 Points -69%
Seq Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2638 - 5621, n=84)
4888 MB/s +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4664 MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1903 - 5525, n=58, last 2 years)
3940 MB/s -16%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
2694 MB/s -42%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2501 MB/s -46%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
2304 MB/s -51%
Seq Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1617 - 4526, n=84)
3316 MB/s +52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (777 - 4961, n=58, last 2 years)
2525 MB/s +16%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2354 MB/s +8%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2179 MB/s
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1407 MB/s -35%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1042 MB/s -52%
4K Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (45.9 - 89.2, n=84)
72.4 MB/s +14%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
63.64 MB/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
61 MB/s -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (19.9 - 96.2, n=58, last 2 years)
59.5 MB/s -7%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
54.4 MB/s -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
45.6 MB/s -28%
4K Write
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
195.8 MB/s +30%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (118.6 - 246, n=84)
185.8 MB/s +23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (71.4 - 256, n=58, last 2 years)
177.6 MB/s +17%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
170.7 MB/s +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
152.4 MB/s +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
151.15 MB/s
4K-64 Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (421 - 2854, n=84)
1847 MB/s +57%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
1827 MB/s +56%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1174.58 MB/s
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1092 MB/s -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (349 - 2682, n=58, last 2 years)
1014 MB/s -14%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
763.3 MB/s -35%
4K-64 Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (367 - 3451, n=84)
2752 MB/s +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2732.34 MB/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2032 MB/s -26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (242 - 3905, n=58, last 2 years)
1924 MB/s -30%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1269 MB/s -54%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
695.1 MB/s -75%
Access Time Read
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
0.18 ms * -683%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
0.064 ms * -178%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.02 - 0.16, n=58, last 2 years)