2022 ROG Flow X16 vs. M2 MacBook Pro 16”: Full specs comparison

Here is a comparison of the specs between 2022 ROG Flow X16 and M2 MacBook Pro 16”, including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

2022 ROG Flow X16 Pros

Reasons that 2022 ROG Flow X16 is better than M2 MacBook Pro 16”.

Upgradable memory

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 comes with two SODIMM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed. On the flip side, you can't upgrade RAM on the M2 MacBook Pro 16” since it has onboard memory.

Memory2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Slots
x2
Onboard
TypeDDR5LPDDR5
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 125W Max TGP vs. integrated

Upgradable storage

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device.

Slots2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
M.2
Yes x2
Onboard
Has two more ports and slots

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 has more ports and slots count than the M2 MacBook Pro 16”. It has nine versus seven amount of ports and slots on the M2 MacBook Pro 16”.

Ports2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
full-size SD card slotNoYes
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesNo
power portYesYes
ROG XG Mobile InterfaceYesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes x3
USB-AYes x2No
USB-CYes x2No
Total97
Slightly more versatile connectivity

The 2022 ROG Flow X16 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the M2 MacBook Pro 16”. It has six versus five commonly used ports and slots on the M2 MacBook Pro 16”.

Ports2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
power portYesYes
full-size SD card slotNoYes
microSD card slotYesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes
USB-AYesNo
USB-CYesNo

M2 MacBook Pro 16” Pros

Reasons that M2 MacBook Pro 16” is better than 2022 ROG Flow X16.

Newer manufacturing

2023 vs. 2022

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G) inside M2 MacBook Pro 16” has a 69% better multi-core CPU performance score than the AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS inside 2022 ROG Flow X16.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M2 MacBook Pro 16” - Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
15,305
M2 MacBook Pro 16” - Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
15,305
M2 MacBook Pro 16” - Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
14,899
2022 ROG Flow X16 - AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS
9,043
Supports larger memory

M2 MacBook Pro 16” supports a larger memory capacity than the 2022 ROG Flow X16. It supports up to 96GB versus 64GB of system memory on the 2022 ROG Flow X16.

Max system memory size
M2 MacBook Pro 16”
96 GB
2022 ROG Flow X16
64 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

2022 ROG Flow X16 Price
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2023) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” Nebula Display 16:10 QHD 165Hz, GeForce RTX 4050, Intel Core i9-13900H, 16GB LPDDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, GZ301VU-DS94,Black
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2023) Gaming Laptop Tablet, 13.4” Nebula Display 16:10 QHD 165Hz, GeForce RTX 4050, Intel Core i9-13900H, 16GB LPDDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, GZ301VU-DS94,Black
By ASUS
$1,699.99
EXCaliberPC 2022 ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301RE-X13.R93050T (AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, RTX 3050Ti 4GB, 13.4" 120Hz WUXGA, Windows 11) Touchscreen Gaming Laptop
EXCaliberPC 2022 ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301RE-X13.R93050T (AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, RTX 3050Ti 4GB, 13.4" 120Hz WUXGA, Windows 11) Touchscreen Gaming Laptop
By EXCaliberPC
$899.99
$1,059.90 15% OFF
Puccy Tempered Glass Screen Protector Film, compatible with ASUS ROG Flow X16 GV601 GV601RW GV601RM 16" Laptop (Active Area Cover Only) Protective Protectors Guard
Puccy Tempered Glass Screen Protector Film, compatible with ASUS ROG Flow X16 GV601 GV601RW GV601RM 16" Laptop (Active Area Cover Only) Protective Protectors Guard
By puccy
$39.98
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Price
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M2 Pro chip with 12‑core CPU and 19‑core GPU: 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Space Gray
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M2 Pro chip with 12‑core CPU and 19‑core GPU: 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Space Gray
By Apple
$1,998.99
$2,499.00 20% OFF
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip (16.2-inch, 16GB, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip (16.2-inch, 16GB, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,679.99
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M2 Pro Chip (14-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M2 Pro Chip (14-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,470.00

Availability

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Released20222023
Release Date
  • Announced on May 17, 2022
  • Available on May 17, 2022
  • Announced on January 17, 2023.
Available on January 24, 2023.
Pricing$2,699.99
R9-6900HS | 16GB | 1TB | RTX 3070 Ti
  • $2,499
    M2 Pro 12-Core CPU 19-Core GPU 16GB 512GB
  • $2,699
    M2 Pro 12-Core CPU 19-Core GPU 16GB 1TB
  • $3,299
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 30-Core GPU 32GB 1TB
  • $3,899
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 1TB
  • $4,299
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 2TB
  • $4,899
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 4TB
  • $6,099
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 8TB
  • $6,499
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 96GB 8TB
Applicable Models
  • ROG Flow X16 (2022) GV601
  • ASUS ROG Flow X16 2022
  • 2022 ROG Flow X16 GV601
  • ROG Flow X16 (2022) GV301RW
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Generations

Exterior

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Size Comparison
2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Dimensions13.98 x 9.57 x 0.76” (355 x 243 x 19.4 mm)
  • Height: 0.66 inch (1.68 cm)
  • Width: 14.01 inches (35.57 cm)
  • Depth: 9.77 inches (24.81 cm)
Weight4.63 lbs. (2.10 kg)
  • 4.7 pounds (2.15 kg)
    M2 Pro models.
  • 4.8 pounds (2.16 kg)
    M2 Max models.
Colors
Black
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size RGB backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7mm key travel
  • Hotkeys:
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • N-KEY rollover
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
Chasis Information360° Convertible Design
Laptop Mode Tablet Mode Stand Mode Tent Mode
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Display

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Size16 Inches16.2 Inches
Info
  • 16” QHD+ 165Hz
    16:10 2560 x 1600 165Hz 3ms response time 100% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen Stylus support IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync
  • 16” QHD+ 165Hz Nebula HDR
    16:10 2560 x 1600 165Hz 3ms response time 100% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen Stylus support IPS Level Glossy Adaptive-Sync FreeSync Premium Pro MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision HDR
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • 16.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display;10 3456-by-2234 native resolution at 254 pixels per inch
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • Up to 1000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Color
      1 billion colors Wide color (P3) True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Ports

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
2022 ROG Flow X16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (6)
  • 1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface
    Exclusive interface with PCIe 3.0 x8
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Integrated with XG Mobile Interface
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4a, Power Delivery
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x power port
Right (3)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
Left (4)
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Left
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x power port
    MagSafe 3
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1, 8K@60Hz, 4K@240Hz

Internal Specs

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Processor
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.20 → 4.70 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.30 → 4.90 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  1. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.50 GHz,
  2. Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.70 GHz,
  3. Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.70 GHz,
Integrated Graphics
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HS
    AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
    12 Graphics Cores, 2200 MHz
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HS
    AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
    12 Graphics Cores, 2400 MHz
  1. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    Apple M2 Pro iGPU
    19 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    30 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    38 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
  • Memory Info
    • 2 x SO-DIMM slots
    • Type: Single or Dual-Channel DDR5
    • Speed: 4800 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • 8GB 16GB
      Single Channel
    • 16GB 32GB 64GB
      Dual Channel
16GB 32GB 64GB 96GB
Unified Memory
Discrete GraphicsDiscrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 Ti - 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 Ti - 8GB GDDR6
ROG XG Mobile
  • GPU
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - 8GB GDDR6
    • AMD Radeon™ RX 6850M XT - 12GB GDDR6
      40 Compute Units, 2463 MHz, 192-bit, up to 432 GB/s memory bandwidth.
  • Ports
    • 4 x USB-A
      USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps).
    • 1 x RJ-45
      2.5 Gbps Ethernet port.
    • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    • 1 x SD card reader
    • 1 x DC-in
  • Dimensions: 217 x 165 x 32.6 mm
  • Weight: 1 kg
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Storage
512GB 1TB
PCIe Gen 4 SSD
2 x M.2 2230/2280 slot.
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD
Fans Number3-

Connectivity

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.3 wireless technology

Battery

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Size90 Wh
4-cell lithium-ion
100 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life-
  • Up to 15 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 22 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply240W barrel-type power adaptor
ø6.0 mm barrel plug.
140W USB‑C Power Adapter 
Charging up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes with included USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable.

Software

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
OSWindows 11 ProShipped with macOS Ventura
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate GameVisual 1M Xbox Game Pass
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Camera
  • HD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
  • Built-in IR Camera
    For Windows Hello
1080p FaceTime HD camera 
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
AudioSpeaker
  • 4 x speakers with Smart Amp Technology
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • Supports DAC and Virtual 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos.
  • Hi-Res certification.
Microphone
  • Built-in 3-microphone array
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
  • Supports Microsoft Cortana near field/Far field.
  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Misc

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
InkingSupports ASUS Pen.-
Sensors-Touch ID sensor
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box-
  • 16‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 140W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
Warranty-Your MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
More-Display Supports
  • M2 Pro
    • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt, or one external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI
    • One external display supported at 8K resolution at 60Hz or one external display at 4K resolution at 240Hz over HDMI
  • M2 Max
    • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to four external displays: Up to three external displays with 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI
    • Up to three external displays: Up to two external displays with 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or one external display with 4K resolution at 240Hz over HDMI
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • HDMI digital video output
    • Support for one display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K resolution at 240Hz

Key Features

2022 ROG Flow X16M2 MacBook Pro 16”
At Glance
Released in Mid
2022
16:10
16”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
4.63 lb
2.10 kg
Up to
AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS
8C/16T, 3.30 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,559
Single Core
Geekbench 5
9,043
Multi-Core
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
12 Graphics Cores, 2400 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2022 ROG Flow X16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3070 Ti
8GB GDDR6 125W Max TGP
Supports
ROG XG Mobile
With RTX 3080 or RX 6850M XT
Quad Speakers
With Dolby Atmos
3D Mic Array
with AI noise-canceling tech
360° Hinge
Laptop, Tablet, Stand, Tent Mode
Supports
AURA SYNC
Aura Sync Light Bar
Released in Early
2023
16:10 XDR
16.2”
2234p 120Hz
Weight
4.7 lb
2.13 kg
Up to
Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
12C/12T, 2.42 → 3.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
2,075
Single Core
Geekbench 5
15,305
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M2 Max iGPU
38 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
96GB
LPDDR5 Memory
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Left
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Right

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