ASUS Zephyrus M16 vs. Zephyrus G15

Wondering which of these two (ASUS Zephyrus M16 vs ASUS Zephyrus G15) Zephyrus laptops is the one to get?

Wonder no more!

We’ll be taking a look at these two and compare the ASUS Zephyrus M16 vs G15 and see which one comes out to be the winner in the end.

Let’s take a look!

ASUS Zephyrus M16 vs ASUS Zephyrus G15

Let’s first take a look at a simple specs comparison and then we’ll dive a little bit deeper into performance.

SpecsASUS Zephyrus M16ASUS Zephyrus G15
CPUIntel Core i9-11900HAMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8-Core 3.3GHz upto 4.6GHz
GPUNvidia RTX 3060 GDDR6 8GB with 1,426 MHz boost clock and 95W TGPNVIDIA RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
RAM16GB DDR4-3200MHz16GB DDR4 3200MHz
Display16 inches, IPS, 2560 x 1600, 165Hz15.6″ QHD (2560×1440) 165Hz IPS
Storage1TB M.2 NVMe SSD512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Ports1 x Thunderbolt 4, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x MicroSD reader, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x Audio Combo Jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet.1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2, 1 x Micro SD Reader, 1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Battery90 WHr, Adapter Power: 240 W4-Cell 90 WHr
Weight4.19 pounds4.20 pounds
Misc.Backlit KeyboardBacklit Keyboard
DifferenceHas more ports. Has 2GB more graphics memory. Potentially less powerful CPU if going with Intel version.Better CPU performance. 2GB less video memory. Slightly lower resolution display. Fewer ports.

ASUS Zephyrus M16

“This laptop really sets the standard for all future gaming laptops, it’s pretty much the no-compromise device in my opinion. It’s portable, blazing fast performance with a beautiful display. Obviously one can’t expect too much on battery life for gaming laptops, but it’s actually quite decent, lasts quite a while under normal load. But if you plan to game on it, just plug it in~”

ASUS Zephyrus M16 Pros and Cons

During the game’s prebuilt benchmark run in FHD at the highest settings, the Zephyrus M16 only achieved 69 frames per second.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s benchmark ran on a Zephyrus M16 that went a little slow, but still performed well, even at medium settings.

At very high settings for Grand Theft Auto V, the Zephyrus M16 ran at 86 frames per second.

As said above in the specs comparison chart, the Ryzen variant will perform better compared to the Intel offering from the manufacturer, so you should probably get the Ryzen version instead.

Zephyrus M16 scored 1,646 single-core tests and 8,495 multi-core tests on the synthetic benchmark Geekbench 5. Compared to its competitors, this is slightly ahead.

Also, this is slightly slower compared to the Apple’s M1 processor found in the MacBook Air M1 which I recently reviewed and compared against the HP Envy x360.

ASUS Zephyrus G15

“Premium build materials, QHD display, great battery life and the latest gen graphics card. So far I have not run into any problems with the laptop during gaming and programming sessions. Thermals are stable does not overheat, great temps for a laptop this size fitted with the latest gpu.”

ASUS Zephyrus G15 Pros and Cons

Its performance is excellent with nearly all tasks being handled easily by the CPU. It should not struggle when used on a regular basis.

Using Chrome, you can run Apex Legends in the background and open over 50 tabs without any problems.

You can use the ASUS Zephyrus G15 for daily work like typing, watching YouTube videos, or editing photos on Photoshop.

But that’s probably not what you want to buy this laptop for, is it? So playing games on this bad boy is a breeze!

Verdict

However, even though both are great gaming laptops, there are still differences worth noticing. These may make or break your decision of buying one laptop over the other.

These include:

  • Zephyrus G15 has a better CPU (if you compare it against the Intel CPU version).
  • Zephyrus M16 has more video memory but the same GPU (so expect a bit more gaming performance).
  • Zephyrus M16 has a slightly larger display. (More clarity when watching videos, playing games or doing anything).
  • Zephyrus M16 has more ports.

If you can get the Zephyrus M16 but with a Ryzen processor configuration, that’d be the best performance laptop you may have ever got. So get the Ryzen one if available, otherwise, the comparison is done and you know which one to choose and where you can afford to make the trade-offs.

If you can’t find the Zephyrus M16 with a Ryzen configuration, the Zephyrus G15 is still a great laptop, just a tad less functional as it has fewer ports, less video memory, and a little lower resolution display compared to the M16.


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