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Specs on specs: the ultimate Asus Zephyrus G14 vs. Razer Blade 14 comparison table

Specs on specs: the ultimate Asus Zephyrus G14 vs. Razer Blade 14 comparison table
Specs on specs: the ultimate Asus Zephyrus G14 vs. Razer Blade 14 comparison table
Asus has some work to do on its older Zephyrus G14 design if it hopes to overshadow the newer, slimmer, faster, and arguably better Razer Blade 14. Here are all the advantages and disadvantages of each system.

(June 30, 2021 update: Corrected refresh rate values and added additional details to the table.)

If you wanted a 14-inch gaming laptop in 2020, then you would have had just one major option: the Asus Zephyrus G14. It wasn't until this earlier this month that Razer stepped up to the plate to challenge Asus with its own 14-inch system. How well can the Zephyrus G14 hold up against the newer Razer Blade 14 design?

Our table below compares all the notable features and specifications between the 2021 Zephyrus G14 and the Blade 14. The bold font signifies an advantage for that particular system. Based on our experience with both models, it's clear that Razer has the upper hand is key areas like size, core temperatures, performance, reduced ghosting, and more. It's not a good look for Asus when Razer is able to offer a smaller system that not only outperforms the Zephyrus G14, but also runs cooler simultaneously.

It's not a clean sweep for Razer, however. The Asus system is notably longer-lasting by several hours due to its 23 percent larger battery capacity. It's also a tad bit lighter than the Razer despite its larger size. The firmer key feedback makes the Asus system more satisfying to type on while enthusiasts will surely appreciate the expandable RAM. Raw CPU performance is pretty much the same between the systems as the 5900HX is more or less the unlocked version of the 5900HS.

For gaming purposes, users will definitely want to consider the Blade 14 since the Zephyrus G14 is limited to an 80 W GeForce RTX 3060 while the Razer can be configured with the 100 W RTX 3080. Display response times are much faster and smoother on the 1440p Razer configuration as well. Asus may need to go back to the drawing board for its Zephyrus G14 as its advantages over the newer Blade 14 are arguably not as significant.

See our full reviews on the Asus Zephyrus G14 and Razer Blade 14 for more details, benchmarks, and comparisons on each.

Specifications/FeatureAsus Zephyrus G14 (2021)Razer Blade 14 (2021)
Dimensions19.9 x 324 x 222 mm (w/ Anime Matrix)
17.9 x 324 x 222 mm (w/o Anime Matrix)
16.8 x 319.7 x 220 mm
Weight1.7 kg (w/ Anime Matrix)
1.6 kg (w/o Anime Matrix)
1.77 kg
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
Liquid metal thermal paste
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
GPUUp to GeForce RTX 3060 (60 W to 80 W)Up to GeForce RTX 3080 (100 W)
Battery Capacity76 Wh62 Wh
WLAN Runtime (hh:mm)11:507:19
RAMSoldered + expandable 3200 MHz (1x SODIMM)
Up to 32 GB
Soldered 3200 MHz
Up to 16 GB
Speakers2x 2.5 W speakers
2x 0.7 W tweeters
THX Spatial Audio stereo speakers
Power Consumption (gaming)113 W154 W
Fan Noise (gaming)52.7 dB(A)53.5 dB(A)
CPU Temperature (gaming)8483
GPU Temperature (gaming)8571
Display

1080p 144 Hz sRGB (LM140LF-1F02)
1440p 120 Hz DCI-P3

1080p 144 Hz sRGB
1440p 165 Hz DCI-P3 (TL140BDXP02-2)
Display Response Times(1080p option only)
Black->White: 16.4
White->Black: 11.2
50% Gray-> 80% Gray:15.6
80% Gray-> 50% Gray:15.6
(1440p option only)
Black->White: 5.6
White->Black: 5.2
50% Gray-> 80% Gray:8
80% Gray-> 50% Gray:8.4
KeyboardDeeper travel, Firmer keysShallower travel, Spongier keys
Vapor ChamberNoYes
Per-key RGB LightingNo (Single-zone white light only)Yes
WebcamNoYes
WLANIntel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 (removable)Intel AX210 Wi-Fi 6E (removable)
Clickpad Size10.5 x 6.0 cm11.1 x 7.6 cm
StorageSK HynixSamsung PM981a
Ports2x USB-A
2x USB-C (1x Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)
HDMI 2.0b
Kensington Lock
3.5 mm audio jack
2x USB-A
2x USB-C (2x Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)
HDMI 2.1
Kensington Lock
3.5 mm audio jack
AC Adapter Size~15.2 x 7.2 x 2.3 cm
200 W
~17 x 7 x 2.5 cm
230 W
AC Adapter Temperature (gaming)51 C59 C
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
LM140LF-1F02, IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
TL140BDXP02-2, IPS, 14.00, 2560x1440
Display
26%
Display P3 Coverage
68.1
97.2
43%
sRGB Coverage
92.4
99.9
8%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
67.7
85.4
26%
Response Times
57%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34.4 ?(15.6, 18.8)
16.4 ?(8, 8.4)
52%
Response Time Black / White *
27.6 ?(16.4, 11.2)
10.8 ?(5.6, 5.2)
61%
PWM Frequency
Screen
20%
Brightness middle
329.4
331.1
1%
Brightness
311
318
2%
Brightness Distribution
90
91
1%
Black Level *
0.39
0.36
8%
Contrast
845
920
9%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.01
2.25
44%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.21
4.62
44%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.89
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.2
1.7
47%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.3 96%
CCT
7070 92%
6751 96%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
34% / 27%

* ... smaller is better

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Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø2088 (2079.33-2098.42)
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø2052 (2009.65-2060.79)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
5058 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4876 Points ∼96% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (4414 - 5167, n=4)
4843 Points ∼96% -4%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (560 - 584, n=4)
572 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
568 Points ∼99%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
471 Points ∼82% -17%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
13158 (12786.6min - 13158max) Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12652 (12516min - 12651.7max) Points ∼96% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (11426 - 13214, n=4)
12533 Points ∼95% -5%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (1457 - 1488, n=4)
1474 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1457 Points ∼99%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1218 Points ∼83% -16%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
2098 (2079.33min - 2098.42max) Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2061 (2009.65min - 2060.79max) Points ∼98% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (1927 - 2180, n=5)
2053 Points ∼98% -2%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
235 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (211 - 240, n=4)
231 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
197 Points ∼84% -16%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (231 - 305, n=4)
254 Seconds * ∼100% -9%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
251 Seconds * ∼99% -8%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
233 Seconds * ∼92%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (5540 - 5804, n=4)
5663 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
5637 MIPS ∼100%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4791 MIPS ∼85% -15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
55697 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (47553 - 59680, n=4)
55451 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52370 MIPS ∼94% -6%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
15.3 fps ∼100%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.3 fps ∼100% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (12.7 - 15.4, n=4)
14.3 fps ∼93% -7%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
58.9 s * ∼100% -13%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (50.7 - 54.9, n=4)
52.8 s * ∼90% -2%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
51.9 s * ∼88%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.599 sec * ∼100% -17%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  (0.51 - 0.538, n=4)
0.518 sec * ∼86% -2%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
0.51 sec * ∼85%

* ... smaller is better

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Allen Ngo, 2021-06-30 (Update: 2021-07- 1)