Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 evaluate (2022 GA503RW model- AMD Ryzen 9, RTX 3070Ti)

That is our detailed evaluate of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 within the higher-specced 2022 version, constructed on an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and Nvidia RTX 3070Ti graphics.

The 2022 Zephyrus G15 is at a primary look principally an incremental replace of the earlier era from 2021, constructed on the identical chassis and design, however with slight purposeful updates such because the addition of a much-needed digital camera on the prime of the display, an RGB keyboard on all shade choices, and quicker connectivity.

Nonetheless, what makes this particularly attention-grabbing on the time of this evaluate, mid-August 2022, is the truth that that is one of the vital reasonably priced RTX 3070Ti transportable laptops obtainable available on the market now.

On prime of that, the GPU on this 2022 mannequin runs at greater energy than on the previous generations, and all the opposite specs have been up to date to this yr’s stage, which suggests you’re getting a Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, a MUX swap, DDR5 RAM, and an possibility for quicker PCIe gen4 storage. All for round 2K USD/EUR for the 3070Ti mannequin, or much less for the 3060 variant.

Thus, whereas the ROG Zephyrus G15 shouldn’t be probably the most highly effective or the fanciest of transportable laptop computer designs at this level, it’s for certain one of many best-value gives you could find in shops now, which issues tremendously in immediately’s financial setting. Therefore, I anticipate lots of you to have this in your shortlist within the coming months.

Specs sheet- Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

2022 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RW
Show15.6-inch, 16:9, non-touch, matte, BOE BOE0A55 panel
QHD 2560 x 1440 px IPS, 165 Hz 3ms with 100% DCI-P3 colours, 350-nits brightness
ProcessorAMD Rembrandt, Ryzen 9 6900HS, 8C/16T
VideoAMD Radeon + Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070Ti Laptop computer 8GB (80W, as much as 120W with Dyn Enhance) on 503RW mannequin,
with MUX and AdaptiveSync
Reminiscence32 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (16 GB on board, 1x DIMM, as much as 48 GB)
Storage1 TB NVMe SSD (WD PC SN735) – 2x M.2 PCIe gen4 slots
ConnectivityWiFi 6E (Mediatek MT7922) 2×2 with Bluetooth 5.2, 2.5 Gb Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111)
Ports2x USB-A 3.2 gen2, 2x USB-C gen2 with video, information, and charging, HDMI 2.0b, microSD card reader, LAN, headphone&mic
Battery90Wh, 240 W energy adapter + USB-C charging as much as 100W
Dimension355 mm or 13.98” (w) x 243 mm or 9.57″ (d) x 19.9 mm or .78” (h)
Weight2.02 kg (4.45 lbs), .74 kg (1.63 lbs) energy brick and cables, EU model
ExtrasRGB backlit keyboard, 6x audio system, HD webcam with IR Hi there, obtainable in White or Grey

Except for this mannequin right here, the 2022 Zephyrus G15 GA503 can be obtainable in a Ryzen 9, RTX 3060, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD configuration, for round $1600 USD / 1500 EUR. That’s additionally very aggressive and one thing to think about if the gaming efficiency isn’t essential for you.

Design and development

Identical to previously, the 2022 Zephyrus G15 is offered in two shade variants, a white mannequin with a white keyboard, and a dark-gray mannequin with black keys. Our evaluate unit is the white mannequin, however the dark-grey variant is probably the most widespread.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 review

Now, so far as the design and ergonomics of this 2022 replace go, nearly nothing has modified from the earlier era, so I’ll refer you to my earlier article for my in-depth ideas on how this sequence seems and feels with day by day use.

Briefly, the Zephyrus G15 is a light-weight and transportable laptop computer with a full-size 15-inch show. It weighs simply round 2 kilos, and thus makes good sense if you happen to’re after one thing that you just plan to hold to highschool/work each day.

The construct high quality is ok, with a sturdy principal chassis and just some flex within the lid. It’s not the sturdiest, nevertheless it’s not dangerous both. I haven’t observed any squeaky noises in the principle physique, in contrast to previously, so Asus appears to have barely strengthened the development for this mannequin yr. For the supplies, the principle chassis is made out of magnesium alloys, white the highest is a white coated aluminum.

That apart, the principle benefit of this white shade variant is the truth that it doesn’t present dust or fingerprint simply. It additionally attracts a good bit of consideration, as few such different laptops are available all-white. Then again, the distinction of the white-lit keys isn’t nearly as good as with the black keys on the opposite shade model, and the black backside bezel below the display stand-out in a quite ugly method with the whole lot else being white. In an age the place many different laptops provide 16:10 panels with a smaller chin, this is likely to be one thing that may deter you from this sequence.

A novelty for the sequence is the addition of a webcam on the prime of the show, flanked by microphones. It’s not a lot in high quality, however a minimum of it’s there in your calls.

In any other case, this Zephyrus G15 continues to be an Ergolift hinge design, with the mais physique designed to carry up on the small ft positioned on the backside of the display, in an effort to enhance the airflow beneath. Which means the exhausts are nonetheless positioned below the show, and the recent air blows into the panel, however this facet shouldn’t be that a lot of a problem right here, as that heffy plastic chin soaks up many of the warmth and the panel doesn’t warmth up the identical method as on the Zephyrus G14 or M16.

So far as different sensible facet go, I recognize the pleasant edges and corners, the great grip on the desk, and the truth that the display goes again flat to 180 levels if wanted.

Then again, I’m not a fan of the massive standing LEDs positioned below the show, and the IO placement nonetheless isn’t nice, with most ports squeezed on the left edge, in the direction of the entrance of the laptop computer. Therefore, anticipate a cluttered expertise if you happen to plan to hook up a number of peripherals.

You might be getting a good collection of ports, a minimum of. There’s no HDMI 2.1, however one of many USB-C ports hooks into the dGPU, if you happen to plan to output video games on an exterior monitor.

ports sides

All in all, the 2022 Zephyrus G15 is just about the identical design as earlier than, it simply feels a bit of higher constructed as the principle chassis not squeaks and creaks with day by day use. Plus, there’s now a digital camera on the prime of the display.

Keyboard and trackpad

The inputs haven’t modified from the 2021 Zephyrus G15, with the exception that each one variants now ship with an RGB-lit keyboard.

The keyboard’s format is commonplace for an Asus laptop computer, nothing bizarre about it, apart from maybe the truth that there’s no devoted Print-screen key, which a few of you would possibly want. It’s a simplified centered format, although, and not using a NumPad part or any further columns of Perform keys on the proper. That’s as a result of the area across the keyboard is reserved for the speaker grills.

keyboard clickpad 1

Having typed hundreds of phrases on this keyboard, I really feel it is a excellent typer and one I can see myself utilizing each day. I just like the suggestions, the clicking, the journey depth, and the way the sleek plastic keycaps really feel to the contact. They do kind a bit noisier than different implementations, however I doubt will entice any consideration even in quiet environments.

The white model of this laptop computer will get white keys with RGB illumination now, in contrast to the white-only implementation of the previous. It’s single-zone, however nonetheless this implies you’ll be able to go for a shade that improves the distinction in opposition to eh white keycaps, reminiscent of some form of Orange or Blue.

The LEDs get brilliant and so they’re pretty uniform on this mannequin yr, which as soon as extra is an replace from the previous G15s. Among the gentle nonetheless creeps out from below the keycaps, however not in a really noticeable method.

The clickpad continues to be just about flawless and one of many higher I’ve examined on any Home windows laptop computer recently. Asus went with a large floor made out of clean glass, which feels correct and dependable with swipes, gestures, and faucets. Plam rejection is spot-on as properly, and this doesn’t rattle with faucets, in contrast to different giant clickpads. The bodily clicks are quiet and clean. Nicely performed!

For the biometrics, there’s not a finger-sensor within the energy button on this 2022 Zephyrus G15, however you do get IR Hi there help baked into the digital camera.


There’s just one display possibility obtainable for the 2022 Zephyrus G15 sequence, a QHD 16:9 matte panel with 240Hz refresh and 100% DCI-P3 shade protection. This is similar panel that Asus provide on the 2022 ROG Scar 15 sequence.

This can be a slight step up from the 165Hz panel supplied on previous fashions, with a better refresh and quicker response instances. Paired with the included MUX and higher-power dGPU, this model-year G15 is now a extra competent gamer than earlier than.

For on a regular basis use, although, this panel feels very similar to the earlier one, with good colours and viewing angles, truthful blacks and distinction, and solely common most brightness at sub-350 nits. That’s OK for indoor use, however not likely sufficient for brilliant areas or out of doors use, one thing it’s best to contemplate in your analysis.

Right here’s what we bought in our checks of this QHD panel, with an X-Rite i1 Display Pro sensor:

  • Panel HardwareID: BOE BOE0A55 (NE156QHM-NZ2);
  • Protection: 99.8% sRGB, 84.7% AdobeRGB, 99.1% DCI-P3;
  • Measured gamma: 2.21;
  • Max brightness in the midst of the display: 332.18 cd/m2 on energy;
  • Min brightness in the midst of the display: 15.22 cd/m2 on energy;
  • Distinction at max brightness: 1094:1;
  • White level: 6800 Okay;
  • Black on max brightness: 0.30 cd/m2;
  • PWM: No.
  • Response: 4 ms GTG (by way of NBC).

The panel comes properly calibrated out of the field, with only a barely skewed White Level. It additionally proved to be uniform in our checks, and didn’t present any noticeable light-bleeding across the edges.

All in all, this is a wonderful multi-purpose show, so long as your plan to maintain your laptop computer indoors.

On the identical time, you will discover bigger 16:10 and brighter panels on one thing just like the Zephyrus M16 or the ROG Movement X16, and I can see why a few of you would possibly wish to go together with these kinds of screens as an alternative of what’s obtainable for the G15 sequence. Right here’s a aspect by aspect image of the G15, M16, and Movement X16, only for comparability.

g15 vs m16 vs

{Hardware} and efficiency

Our evaluate mannequin is a higher-specced configuration of the ASUS ROG Movement X16, code identify GV601RM, constructed on an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, 32 GB of DDR5-4800 reminiscence in twin channel, 1 TB of quick SSD storage, and twin graphics: the Nvidia RTX 3060 dGPU with 6 GB of vRAM and the Radeon 680M iGPU built-in throughout the AMD processor.

Disclaimer: Earlier than we proceed, remember the fact that our evaluate unit is a retail unit and runs on the matture software program obtainable as of mid-Aug 2022 (BIOS 308, Armoury Crate 5.1.12, GeForce 512.78 drivers). This can be a mature software program bundle, as we’re testing this laptop computer a number of months after it was launched, so anticipate little to vary with later BIOS/software program updates.

Spec-wise, the 2022 ASUS ROG Movement X16 sequence is constructed on the newest AMD Ryzen HS and Nvidia RTX {hardware} obtainable so far. The Ryzen 9 6900HS is an AMD Rembrandt 6000 processor, with 8 Cores and 16 Threads. It’s the extra environment friendly bin of the usual Ryzen 9 6900HX discovered on full-size laptops, with nearly the identical capabilities so long as supplied with sufficient energy. It’s additionally a revision of the Ryzen 9 5900HS from final yr, constructed on the up to date Zen3+ 6 nm expertise, with enhancements in design, IPC, and effectivity.

The thermal/energy design of this Zephyrus G15 permits the processor to run at as much as 70W of sustained energy in demanding CPU hundreds, which is decrease than different designs. Regardless, the CPU runs at nearly one of the best of its talents on this laptop computer, however at excessive temperatures below sustained load. We’ll focus on it additional down beneath.

For the GPU, this sequence is offered with RTX 3060 and 3070Ti graphics chips. What now we have on this pattern is the higher-tier RTX 3070Ti working at as much as 120W in supported video games and purposes, with Dynamic Enhance. that’s a step-up from the 100W TGP of the previous Zepyrus G15 fashions.

For the RAM, the laptop computer comes with partially soldered reminiscence and one accessible DIMM. Our unit will get 16 GB onboard reminiscence, however I upgraded it to 32 GB to doc the variations it’s best to anticipate when having each RAM modules populated.

For storage, the 2 M.2 2280 slots are PCIe gen4 succesful, however our unit solely shipped with a PCIe gen3 WD NS735 SSD. This may differ between areas, although, and your unit would possibly include a quicker PCIe gen4 SSD by default. In any other case, you do get the choice to improve the SSD if you wish to, in case you would possibly want one thing quicker.

Getting inside to the elements is pretty simple, you simply should pop up the again panel, maintain in place with a few Philips screws. Cautious they’re of various sizes, and the three of them in the midst of the laptop computer are hidden behind rubber caps. Inside you’ll discover the SSDs and RAM slot, the Wi-Fi mannequin, the thermal module, and the whole lot else.

internals 2

Specs apart, Asus provide the usual 4 energy profiles within the Armoury Crate management app for this laptop computer: Silent, Efficiency, Turbo, and Handbook, with numerous energy settings and fan profiles between them.

Working ModeSilentEfficiencyTurboHandbook
CPU sustained TDP45W~50W<70W<70W
GPU sustained TGP~55W (Whisper M, 60 fps)80W + 20W DBoost100W + 20W DBoost100W + 25W DBoost
TDP + TGP sustained (Crossload)~70W~125W~140W~140W
Noise at head stagesub 35 dbAmax 45 dbAmax 52 dbAmax 53 dbA

Turbo is barely obtainable with the laptop computer plugged into the wall and is supposed for gaming and different demanding hundreds. Efficiency is a jack-of-all-trades, whereas Silent is made for gentle day by day use. The system is ready to idle the followers on the Silent profile so long as the CPU/GPU keep below 60 levels C, resulting in a principally noiseless daily-use expertise.

Efficiency and benchmarks

On to extra demanding hundreds, we begin by testing the CPU’s efficiency by working the Cinebench R15 take a look at for 15+ instances in a loop, with a 1-2 seconds delay between every run.

First off, with the laptop computer sitting on the desk, the Ryzen 9 processor stabilizes at ~67-68W of sustained energy on the Turbo setting, which interprets in frequencies of ~4.1-4.2 GHz, temperatures of ~95 C, and scores of ~2250 factors. The followers spin at ~52dB at head-level on this mode, on this take a look at. The CPU runs sizzling and minimally thermally throttles, however total performs at almost its most capabilities, as you’ll see in a bit.

Bumping the laptop computer off the desk in an effort to enhance the airflow of cool air into the followers doesn’t change something on this take a look at. Nor does switching over to the Handbook mode with max followers, because the followers are already working at their most rpms on the Turbo profile. Therefore, there’s no simple method to enhance the sustained efficiency or thermals of this design.

Switching over to the Efficiency/Balanced profile interprets within the followers spinning a lot slower and quieter, at ~35 dB on this take a look at. Because of this, the CPU nonetheless runs sizzling and thermal throttles round 50W CPU stabilizing at simply round 50W, and the scores drop to round 2000 factors.

Then there’s additionally the Silent profile, which limits the sustained energy at ~45W, with the followers working at sub 30 dB, and temperatures within the low-90s C. The Ryzen 9 nonetheless scores simply shy of 2000+ factors on this profile, roughly 85% of the Turbo/Handbook efficiency, which is certainly spectacular for a Silent profile and showcases the AMD platform’s effectivity and capabilities at mid-power settings.

Lastly, the CPU runs at ~35 W on battery, on the Efficiency profile, with stabilized scores of round 1900 factors and followers at sub-35 dB. Particulars beneath.

cinebench1 zephyrusg15

To place these in perspective, right here’s how this Ryzen 9 6900HS implementation fares in opposition to different cell platforms on this take a look at, each Intel and AMD.

The Ryzen 9 6900HS platform can run 2-3% quicker in designs with higher cooling and energy limits. Nonetheless, these different designs enable for a lot quieter fan noise compared to this G15, which is their principal benefit over the G15.

On the identical time, the 2022 6900HS finally ends up about 5% quicker than the 5900HS within the previous-generation Zephyrus G15.

Then again, the 2022 Intel platforms can outmatch the R9 by as a lot as 20% in greater energy designs such because the ROG Zephyrus M16. Nonetheless, at energy ranges round 60-70W, the 2 platforms find yourself roughly equal in capabilities, which as soon as extra reveals the effectivity benefit of the AMD platform. At 50W or much less – equal to the mid-level and quieter profiles on these transportable laptops, the AMD platform outscores the Intel {hardware}.

cinebench2 zephyrusg15

We then went forward and additional verified our findings with the extra taxing Cinebench R23 loop take a look at and Blender – Classroom, which resulted in comparable findings to what we defined above.

We additionally ran the 3DMark CPU take a look at on the Turbo profile.

3dmark cpu turbo

Lastly, we ran our mixed CPU+GPU stress checks on this pocket book. 3DMark stress runs the identical take a look at for 20 instances in a loop and appears for efficiency variation and degradation over time, and this unit barely failed it, which suggests there’s a slight diploma of efficiency throttling with longer-duration sustained hundreds, because the elements warmth up over time. We’ll go over that additional down.

Subsequent, we ran your entire suite of checks and benchmarks, on the inventory Turbo profile in Armoury Crate, the MUX set on Hybrid mode, and on FHD display decision for consistency with our different checks.

Take into accout these are on the G15 working with 32 GB of RAM, in a 16GB onboard + 16 GB DIMM configuration.

  • 3DMark – Hearth Strike: 24596 (Graphics – 27374, Physics – 26916, Mixed – 13013);
  • 3DMark – Port Royal: 6714;
  • 3DMark – Time Spy: 10698 (Graphics – 10698, CPU – 10704);
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 7017;
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Medium: 18982;
  • Handbrake 1.3.3 (4K to 1080p encode): 53.61 common fps;
  • PassMark 10: Ranking: 7843 (CPU: 25051, 3D Graphics: 22409, Reminiscence: 2896, Disk Mark: 22243;
  • PCMark 10: 7283 (Necessities – 10396, Productiveness – 9306, Digital Content material Creation – 10836);
  • GeekBench 5.4.3 64-bit: Single-Core: 1606, Multi-core: 10228;
  • CineBench R15 (finest run): CPU 2307 cb, CPU Single Core 248 cb;
  • CineBench R20 (finest run): CPU 5517 cb, CPU Single Core 599 cb;
  • CineBench R23: CPU 14158 cb (finest single run), CPU 13943 cb (10 min run), CPU Single Core 1509 cb;
  • x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 25.83 s.

And listed below are some benchmark outcomes with solely 16GB of soldered RAM:

  • 3DMark – Hearth Strike: 23826 (Graphics – 27171, Physics – 24612, Mixed – 12088);
  • 3DMark – Time Spy: 10445 (Graphics – 10724, CPU – 9105);
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 6976;
  • Handbrake 1.3.3 (4K to 1080p encode): 40.57 common fps;
  • PassMark 10: Ranking: 5298 (CPU: 24189 3D Graphics: 18252, Reminiscence: 2724, Disk Mark: 14634);
  • GeekBench 5.4.3 64-bit: Single-Core: 1575, Multi-core: 8148;
  • CineBench R15 (finest run): CPU 2297 cb, CPU Single Core 247 cb;
  • CineBench R20 (finest run): CPU 5386 cb, CPU Single Core 589 cb;
  • CineBench R23: CPU 13561 cb (finest single run), CPU 13442 cb (10 min run), CPU Single Core 1474 cb;
  • x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 28.96 s.

For probably the most half, the outcomes are comparable between the 2 configurations. Nonetheless, sure CPU-heavy hundreds profit from the twin reminiscence setup.

The variations are additional showcased within the subsequent batch of workstation benchmarks, on the identical Turbo profile, the place just some media-creation purposes reminiscent of Adobe Photoshop/Premiere reveals a lower in efficiency with the onboard reminiscence configuration, whereas most different checks return comparable efficiency between the 2:

  • Blender 3.01 – BMW scene – CPU Compute: 2m 54s (Turbo);
  • Blender 3.01 – BMW scene – GPU Compute: 22s (CUDA), 11.7s (Optix);
  • Blender 3.01 – Classroom scene – CPU Compute: 6m 32s (Turbo, 32 GB dual-RAM), 6m 33s (Turbo, 16 GB soldered RAM);
  • Blender 3.01 – Classroom scene – GPU Compute: 40s (CUDA), 23.4s (Optix);
  • Pugetbench – DaVinci Resolve: 1077;
  • Pugetbench – Adobe After Results: -;
  • Pugetbench – Adobe Photoshop: 1070 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 768 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • Pugetbench – Adobe Premiere: 685 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 613 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – 3DSMax: 102.01 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 99.70 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Catia: 64.56 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 61.27 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Creo: 89.27 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 84.50 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Power: 24.55 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 24.40 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Maya: 338.25 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 335.48 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Medical: 34.20 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 34.08 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – SNX: 19.83 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 19.30 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – SW: 237.89 (Turbo, 32GB dual-RAM), 236.70 (Turbo, 16GB soldered RAM).
  • V-Ray Benchmark: CPU – 10302 vsamples, GPU CUDA – 1259 vpaths, GPU RTX – 1581;

Based mostly on these checks, you’ll wish to populate the additional reminiscence DIMM in your unit if you happen to plan on enhancing media on this laptop computer, however for principally the whole lot else, the efficiency shouldn’t be impacted by solely working a 16 GB onboard configuration. Nonetheless, having each reminiscence slots populated does have an effect on the gaming expertise as properly, which we’ll contact on additional down.


That apart, the Zephyrus G15 is a wonderful performer for its class.

On the CPU aspect, it’s inside 2-5% of the higher AMD designs such because the ROG Zephyrus G14 and ROG Movement X16. Simply remember the fact that these are able to working quieter/cooler in sustained CPU hundreds.

On the identical time, the Intel choices are superior in IPC and single-core efficiency, and if supplied with loads of energy, superior in multi-threaded capabilities as properly. We’re taking a look at as much as a 20% efficiency acquire on one thing like an i9 Zephyrus M16, however much less on lower-power i7 designs such because the Razer Blade 15 or the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i.

On the GPU aspect, this RTX 3070Ti 120W Zephyrus G15 implementation is on par with the equally powered 3070Ti within the Zephyrus M16, and solely a bit of below the ROG Movement X16 working at 125W. Nonetheless, full-size laptops constructed on RTX 3070Ti 150W chips (such because the ROG Scar 15 or Scar 17) return as a lot as 10-12% greater scores within the GPU checks.

Total, although, the Zephyrus G15 is a wonderful performer given its thin-and-light design. It does run loud and quite sizzling, although, and we’ll focus on this within the gaming part beneath.

You may handle the noise by choosing both the Efficiency or the Silent profiles.

Efficiency mode limits the followers to round 45 dBA at head-level and takes a slight toll on each the CPU and GPU efficiency. The interior temperatures stay very excessive on this mode, although. Listed here are some benchmark outcomes on this Balanced mode:

  • 3DMark – Hearth Strike: 22946 (Graphics – 27508, Physics – 20525, Mixed – 11103);
  • 3DMark – Time Spy: 9680 (Graphics – 10206, CPU – 7493);
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 6382;
  • CineBench R20 (finest run): CPU 4736 cb, CPU Single Core 594 cb.

Silent mode limits the followers at sub 35 dB fan ranges, with cooler temperatures, however impacts the capabilities extra considerably.

  • 3DMark – Hearth Strike: 13861 (Graphics – 13755, Physics – 18900, Mixed – 10328);
  • 3DMark – Time Spy: 5865 (Graphics – 5551, CPU – 8641);
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 3789;
  • CineBench R20 (finest run): CPU 4672 cb, CPU Single Core 588 cb.

The CPU efficiency continues to be alright, at round 70-75% of Turbo mode, however the GPU is aggressively power-caped on this mode and performs at about 50% of what this configuration can do on Turbo.

Gaming efficiency

Let’s see how this 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15 pocket book handles fashionable video games.

We examined a number of video games at QHD and FHD decision on Extremely settings, on the inventory Turbo and Efficiency profiles, with 32 twin slot or 16 GB onboard reminiscence. I’ve additionally included hybrid by dGPU modes, to ensure that you the perceive the good thing about having a MUX on this 2022 era. We’ll additionally focus on Silent and Handbook modes down beneath.

Listed here are the uncooked numbers.

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
+ RTX 3070Ti Laptop computer 100-120W
QHD Turbo,
32 GB twin RAM,
QHD Turbo,
16 soldered RAM,
QHD Turbo,
16 soldered RAM,
FHD Turbo,
32 GB twin,
FHD Efficiency,
32 GB twin,
Battlefield V
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX OFF)
127 fps (72 fps – 1% low)116 fps (57 fps – 1% low)150 fps (68 fps – 1% low)141 fps (57 fps – 1% low)
Cyberpunk 2077
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX OFF)
44 fps (36 fps – 1% low)44 fps (38 fps – 1% low)65 fps (54 fps – 1% low)
Doom Everlasting
(Vulkan, Extremely Preset)
234 fps (163 fps – 1% low)182 fps (122 fps – 1% low)135 fps (88 fps – 1% low)271 fps (173 fps – 1% low)
Far Cry 6
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, TAA)
80 fps (60 fps – 1% low)74 fps (57 fps – 1% low)69 fps (52 fps – 1% low)87 fps (62 fps – 1% low)
Far Cry 5
(DX 11, Extremely Preset, SMAA)
103 fps (55 fps – 1% low)101 fps (62 fps – 1% low)93 fps (52 fps – 1% low)115 fps (81 fps – 1% low)
Metro Exodus
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX OFF)
64 fps (41 fps – 1% low)64 fps (40 fps – 1% low)62 fps (40 fps – 1% low)79 fps (46 fps – 1% low)
Purple Useless Redemption 2
(DX 12, Extremely Optimized, TAA)
84 fps (62 fps – 1% low)79 fps (63 fps – 1% low)76 fps (58 fps – 1% low)107 fps (78 fps – 1% low)
Shadow of Tomb Raider
(DX 12, Highest Preset, TAA)
96 fps (62 fps – 1% low)90 fps (60 fps – 1% low)84 fps (56 fps – 1% low)117 fps (66 fps – 1% low)111 fps (62 fps – 1% low)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
(DX 11, Extremely Preset, Hairworks On 4)
103 fps (83 fps – 1% low)101 fps (76 fps – 1% low)95 fps (66 fps – 1% low)138 fps (88 fps – 1% low)129 fps (90 fps – 1% low)
  • Battlefield V, Cyberpunk, Doom, Witcher 3 – recorded with Fraps/in-game FPS counter in marketing campaign mode;
  • Far Cry 5, 6, Metro, Purple Useless Redemption 2, Tomb Raider video games – recorded with the included Benchmark utilities;
  • Purple Useless Redemption 2 Optimized profile primarily based on these settings.

These above are rasterization checks, and listed below are some outcomes for RTX titles with and with out DLSS.

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
+ RTX 3070Ti Laptop computer 100-120W
QHD Turbo,
32 GB twin RAM,
FHD Turbo.
32 GB twin RAM,
Battlefield V (DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX ON, DLSS OFF)76 fps (54 fps – 1% low)104 fps (72 fps – 1% low)
Battlefield V (DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX ON, DLSS ON)
Cyberpunk 2077 (DX 12, Extremely Preset + RTX, DLSS Balanced)47 fps (38 fps – 1% low)68 fps (54 fps – 1% low)
Doom Everlasting (DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX ON, DLSS High quality)143 fps (106 fps – 1% low)180 fps (142 fps – 1% low)
Far Cry 6 (DX 12, Extremely Preset + DXR reflections / shadows)65 fps (52 fps – 1% low)71 fps (55 fps – 1% low)
Shadow of Tomb Raider (DX 12, Highest Preset, TAA, RTX Extremely)58 fps (37 fps – 1% low)80 fps (42 fps – 1% low)

This Ryzen 9 + RTX 3070Ti configuration can deal with many of the fashionable video games at QHD decision and Extremely settings, with or with out RT. One thing just like the peculiar Cyberpunk continues to be a harder nut to crack at Extremely particulars, however the whole lot else runs nice.

The gaming efficiency is on par with different AMD based-configuration examined previously, in addition to with the Intel-based Zephyrus M16.

The upper-power Scar 15, which is among the strongest 3070Ti laptops obtainable at this level, returns inside 2-7% greater framerates within the examined video games, at QHD decision, and as much as 10% greater at FHD decision. That’s not a lot of a distinction.

For what’s value, I need to additionally point out that this 3070Ti Zephyrus G15 with a MUX outmatches the RTX 3080 configuration of the 2021 Zephyrus G15 in common video games, by as a lot as 25% at QHD decision. Solely when you you turn RT on, the 2 get nearer in efficiency, because of the additional RT cores on the 3080 dGPU, however for normal gaming, the 3070Ti is a considerably quicker performer.

On the identical time, the outcomes above showcase that you just’ll wish to swap this laptop computer on the dGPU – Final MUX mode in Armoury Crate, in addition to populate each reminiscence slots inside, in an effort to get the absolute best gaming efficiency. Gaming on the 16GB onboard configuration impacts the efficiency to a better or lesser extent between titles – the more moderen and extra demanding the title, the smaller the affect. Then again, if you happen to’re working excessive fps aggressive video games, the affect is extra important.

With these out of the best way, let’s go over some efficiency and temperature logs, that are going to higher clarify a few of our findings above.

On Turbo, the design permits for as much as 140W of mixed CPU+GPU energy in video games and demanding hundreds. The GPU takes as much as 120W with Dynamic Enhance, and the reminding 20W go to the CPU.

With the laptop computer sitting on the desk and within the video games that scale properly with Dynamic Enhance, we’re taking a look at temperatures within the 80-88 C on the CPU aspect and 82-87 on the GPU aspect. The GPU efficiency decreases by a minor extent as the warmth builds-up in these titles that enable for the GPU energy to run at round 120W. The followers ramp as much as about 51-52 dBA at head-level on this Turbo mode.

Some older titles reminiscent of Far Cry 5 or Battlefield V (or different older CPU-heavy ones) won’t scale correctly with Dynamic Enhance, particularly at decrease resolutions. When that occurs, the CPU can go over 90 levels Celsius, whereas the GPU drops to round 80 C because it solely runs at 100-110W.

The cooling design on G15 attracts recent air from the underside, and the underside raises up because of the Ergolift hinges in an effort to favor the airflow beneath the chassis. Because of this, the intakes aren’t choked with the laptop computer sitting on the desk, so bumping the again of the laptop computer off the desk doesn’t have a major affect on the interior or exterior temperatures. Nonetheless, it’s best to contemplate gaming on a raiser or particularly on an lively cooling pad to assist decrease the thermals right here.

With that out of the best way, let’s discover the opposite obtainable modes in Armoury Crate.

Handbook mode permits setting the followers at 100% rpms in an effort to take a look at the utmost cooling capabilities, however the followers are already working at nearly their most rpms on Turbo, so there’s little you’ll acquire by going with these Handbook settings. As a substitute, the Handbook mode permits for just a few different tweaks, reminiscent of GPU overclocking choices, creating quieter {custom} fan profiles, or the flexibility to set a most GPU temperature restrict, with the system then in a position to modify its conduct primarily based on that cap. Which means you’ll be able to set an 80 diploma GPU restrict and the system will energy down the GPU in an effort to keep inside that threshold and never overheat.

With all these high-performance profiles out of the best way, if you happen to’re on the lookout for quieter noise ranges when working video games with out mingling with the handbook settings, your choices are both the Efficiency or the Silent default modes.

On Efficiency, the followers spin at round 45 dB on this Zephyrus G15, the GPU is restricted to as much as 100W of energy with Dynamic Enhance. Because of this, the framerates take a 5-10% hit in comparison with the Turbo mode.

The interior temperatures leap up on this mode, although, with the CPU working within the 90s C and the GPU on the 87 C thermal cap. Therefore, the Efficiency mode isn’t one thing I’d suggest for lengthy gaming classes on this chassis.

The Silent mode might be an possibility to think about if you happen to’re aiming for a sub-35 dB gaming expertise with cooler inner temperatures within the 70s, however this profile tremendously limits the GPU energy. You’ll wish to go for FHD decision on this case, and even trim down the small print in the latest titles.

Lastly, this laptop computer also can run video games on battery energy on the Efficiency profile. The GPU stabilizes at 55W on this mode, with 80W crossload energy, which ensures 60++ fps in most video games at FHD decision and Extremely settings. Don’t anticipate a couple of hour of gameplay at full particulars, or longer with a 30 fps cap and decrease settings.

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Noise, Warmth, Connectivity, audio system, and others

The thermal module on the 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15 is just about equivalent to the one within the earlier era fashions, with the identical fan/heatpipe/radiator design. The one change is within the array of froth used to channel the airflow over the cooling module and into the followers, in addition to to stop mud from getting over the motherboard and the elements.

Right here’s the 2022 cooling module.

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And right here’s the 2021 module for comparability.

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This thermal module does a good job protecting dealing with the elements inside this thin-and-light design. Each the CPU and the GPU run within the 80s in sustained hundreds, that are excessive temperatures, however comprehensible for this class.

Nonetheless, that’s solely attainable as a result of the followers run louder on this laptop computer than on all the opposite transportable designs we’ve examined, at 51-52 dB at head-level on Turbo. The Zephyrus M16 is the one one which comes shut, however most others run at sub-50 dBA on their highest profiles, together with the 2021 Zephyrus G15 fashions. Moreover, the mid-level Efficiency/Balanced mode is just about unusable right here, because the CPU/GPU run at dangerously excessive temperatures on this profile. Therefore, the one option to sport or run demanding purposes at lowered noise is SIlent mode, with a major instrument in capabilities, or a custom-created Handbook mode. As much as you if you happen to’re prepared to tweak this manually or not.

On the identical time, the Zephyrus G15 runs quietly with day by day multitasking and lightweight use, on the Silent profile, with the followers working at nearly inaudible ranges of round sub 30 dBA ranges. It’s not fully silent with multitasking, however the followers idle with video streaming and really primary use – that occurs so long as the {hardware} runs at sub 60 levels C, however multitasking can push the CPU above that, waking up the followers.

On the identical time, the chassis runs heat, each with day by day use and with demanding hundreds. With day by day use, we’re taking a look at temperatures within the mid to excessive 30s across the keyboard, with the most well liked half close to the multimedia key on the top-left and across the FGV keys. The again goes above 40s in some spots. Total, these are nice for informal use and even for lap use, however nonetheless greater than the norm within the class.

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*Each day Use – streaming Netflix in EDGE for half-hour, Silent profile,  followers at 0-30 dB

The outside temperatures stand up with demanding hundreds and video games. The keyboard space runs within the excessive 30s and 40s, that are completely nice, however the hottest spots across the radiators and on the again of the laptop computer go over 50s. The laptop computer runs hotter on Efficiency than on Turbo.

So whereas the areas that you just’ll are available contact with don’t overheat on this laptop computer, I’d nonetheless suggest choosing a cooling pad or a minimum of a raised with lengthy gaming classes, simply to assist out the cooling as a lot as attainable and drive the interior/exterior temperatures down.

I’ll additionally add that this thermal design blows the recent air into the display’s bezel, as talked about in a earlier part, and in consequence, the underside bezel is definitely the most well liked half on this laptop computer. Fortunately, the bezel is thick sufficient to soak up many of the outputted warmth, so the panel solely reaches temperatures within the low to mid-40s, which needs to be nice long-term. By growing the fan speeds on Turbo mode, the bezel and the display will not be working as sizzling on this 2022 mannequin as they have been on the 2021 Zephyrus G15 we’ve examined previously.

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*Gaming – Efficiency – taking part in Cyberpunk 2077 for half-hour, followers at ~45 dB
*Gaming – Turbo, on desk – taking part in Cyberpunk 2077 for half-hour, followers at ~51-52 dB

For connectivity, there’s Wi-fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 by way of a Mediatek chip on this unit, the identical supplied on different AMD 6000 ROG laptops. It carried out properly on this unit, and I see no cause why I’d wish to change that for one thing else. I’ve seen complaints concerning the chip displaying a delay in reconnecting to WiFi as soon as your get up the laptop computer from sleep, however I haven’t skilled it on my pattern, with the drivers obtainable on the time of this evaluate – Aug 2022.

The audio system contains 6 audio system on the Zephyrus G15, with two dual-force woofers on the underside and a couple of tweeters firing by way of the grills surrounding the keyboard. Each the standard and volumes are glorious right here, with even some first rate bass. That is absolutely one of many higher audio techniques you could find on any laptop computer as of late. At the very least so long as you don’t run into QC results, as some 2021 models have been reported to ship with blown-out audio system. Make sure that to correctly take a look at yours.

One ultimate facet to say right here is the digital camera, which is lastly obtainable on the Zephyrus G15 sequence and positioned on the prime of the principle show, the place it needs to be, flanked by a set of microphones. The picture high quality isn’t a lot, as that is simply an HD shooter. IR performance is baked in, with help for Hi there for rapidly logging into Home windows.

Battery life

There’s a 90Wh battery inside this ROG Zephyrus G15, identical to on all different 2022 ROG Strix and Zephyrus fashions, which is excellently sized for a conveyable design.

The system mechanically switches the display’s refresh to 60 Hz when utilizing the laptop computer on battery, to extend effectivity, which explains the fast display flicker once you disconnect the laptop computer from the wall. For those who’re trying to maximize runtimes, ensure you’re utilizing the laptop computer with the MUX set within the Hybrid mode and never on discrete GPU – on the newest Armoury Crate model, that’s both the Customary or the Eco GPU mode.

Right here’s what we bought on our evaluate unit by way of battery life, with the display’s brightness set at round 120 nits (~60 brightness) and on Customary mode.

  • 18 W (~5+ h of use) – textual content enhancing in Google Drive, Silent  Mode, display at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 19 W (~5+ h of use) – 1080p fullscreen video on Youtube in Edge, Silent Mode, display at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 18 W (~5+ h of use) – Netflix 4K fullscreen in Edge, Silent Mode, display at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 23 W (~4-5 h of use) – searching in Edge, Balanced Mode, display at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 85 W (~1+ h of use) – Gaming – Witcher 3, Balanced Mode, display at 60%, WiFi ON, no fps restrict.

These runtimes are shorter than what I used to be anticipating, particularly with gentle use and video streaming. The 2021 Zephyrus G15, in addition to all the opposite AMD Ryzen 6000 laptops examined not too long ago, ran extra effectively, however some form of driver situation is stopping this unit from lasting so long as it ought to. I seemed into working the newest drivers and software program from Asus’s web site, however didn’t get the time to hassle verify additional.

The laptop computer ships with a 240W energy brick, pretty compact for what it’s. The battery fills up in 2+ hours, with quick charging for the primary half an hour, and USB-C charging is supported, as much as 100W.

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Value and availability- 2022 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15

On the time of this text, the 2022 Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is broadly stocked in shops all all over the world.

This RTX 3070Ti Zephyrus G15 GA503RW mannequin reviewed right here is listed within the US for $1999 and up, and can be obtainable over right here in Europe for between 1900 to 2100 EUR between the completely different nations.

The RTX 3060 Zephyrus G15 GA503RM model goes for round $1600 within the US, and as little as 1400 EUR right here in Europe.

Each are among the many most reasonably priced fashions obtainable within the efficiency thin-and-light area proper now, extra reasonably priced than different Asus ROG laptops and the vast majority of different 2022 choices from different manufacturers.

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Last thoughts- Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 evaluate

Whereas at a primary look the 2022 Zephyrus G15 would possibly appear to be a minor replace of the earlier G15 fashions from 2021, in real-life that is now a better-balanced product than it was once, and a a lot better-value purchase in immediately’s setting.

To place it merely, this is among the best-priced thin-and-light highly effective laptops available on the market proper now. And whereas compact and light-weight, it gives 80-90% of the capabilities of a thicker full-size design. The trade-off is that each one of those are attainable with loud working followers, sizzling internals, and heat exterior temperatures. Nonetheless, on Turbo mode, each the elements and the chassis run inside acceptable temperature thresholds, and I received’t fear about warmth impacting this product over time.

In truth, in comparison with the earlier Zephyrus G15 2021, the 2022 mannequin runs louder, however cooler, and gives important positive aspects in efficiency, as this yr’s RTX 3070Ti mannequin with a MUX is noticeably quicker in video games and sustained hundreds than the RTX 3080 mannequin from the previous. On prime of that, it’s extra reasonably priced than the 3080 was once final yr, which issues much more immediately, in mid-2022, the place principally the whole lot else has gotten dearer YoY.

Now, in all equity, there are higher thin-and-light laptops on the market, with quicker processors, higher cooling, a superior IO design, and higher shows. The ROG Movement X16 involves thoughts, with its fairly tri-fan cooling and miniLED show – however that’s lots of of {dollars} dearer.

So, if you happen to’re on a tighter funds however nonetheless need a succesful multi-purpose laptop computer with some glorious gaming talents, the Zephyrus G15 ought to positively be in your record this yr. Simply ensure you perceive and settle for the noise/thermals particularities, and the truth that you’d higher preserve this principally indoors, in any other case that sub-350-nits show won’t do for you.

That’s just about my evaluate of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RW. In search of your ideas on the sequence within the feedback part down beneath.

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