CES 2021 | The new ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 combines AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs, a 144 Hz display and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-P GPU in the same compact chassis
The ROG Zephyrus G14 was one of the most-talked-about laptops of 2020, not least because its Ryzen 9 4900HS showed how far AMD had come with its mobile APUs. ASUS has now unveiled a new version of the ROG Zephyrus G14 at CES 2021, and it should improve upon the performance of last year's model.
The 14-inch gaming laptop has moved from Ryzen 4000 series APUs to AMD's new Ryzen 5000 series, which it announced today. Moreover, ASUS has adopted NVIDIA's Ampere architecture and has upgraded the ROG Zephyrus G14 to the GeForce RTX 3060. We should stress that ASUS has equipped the machine with the Max-P version of the GeForce RTX 3060, which should represent a significant performance increase from the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q found in last year's model.
Focusing on the CPU and GPU in the ROG Zephyrus G14 does the rest of the device a disservice. The new model retains its predecessor's chassis, which means that it will weigh around 1.6 kg with a smaller footprint than that of most gaming laptops.
Additionally, there will be improved display options on the 1080p and 120 Hz panel that ASUS offered last year. According to ASUS, the new ROG Zephyrus G14 will be available with a 1440p and 120 Hz display in some markets, but most countries will receive a 1440p and 144 Hz one, instead. ASUS is yet to confirm when and where it plans to release the ROG Zephyrus G14 though, or for how much.