ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) vs. ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)

Here is a side by side comparison between ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) and ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) vs. ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)

The 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) features the 35W Zen 3 8-core AMD Ryzen 7-5800HS up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 9-5900HS with the boost speed up to 4.60 GHz. While the 2020 ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) features the 35W Renoir (Zen 2) 8-core AMD Ryzen 7-4800HS up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS with the boost speed up to 4.40 GHz.

If you want to know more what's the difference between the 14″ ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) (2021) and the 14″ ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) vs. ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020): Specs Comparison

ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) image

ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)

ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) image

ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)

Key Features
What's new
Light it up
Featuring a first-of-its-kind AniMe Matrix™ display, the G14 offers deep personalization in a truly unique way. The groundbreaking display is made up of 1,215 individual mini-LEDs that can be used to display custom images and animations that express your creativity and audio visualizations that match music playback. Future updates will enable status notifications that keep you in the loop on new messages, battery life, and more.
Power up
The Zephyrus G14 changes the game for portability by packing unprecedented power into a 14-inch body weighing just 1.6kg. We collaborated with AMD to create special versions of its Ryzen™ 9 4900HS CPUs with lower power consumption and thermals that enable superior performance for ultra-slim laptops. Cutting-edge 7nm process technology puts up to 8 cores and 16 threads on a single chip, allowing the G14 to muscle through heavy workloads. Add up to a GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPU that clocks up to 1285MHz at 65W with ROG Boost, and the G14 moves from fast-paced gaming to content creation in a flash.
Live it up
Gaming laptops typically struggle to stay alive without a massive power brick, but the Zephyrus G14’s energy-efficient AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900HS APU lets you finish up work, watch videos, and stay productive without the weight. USB Power Delivery gives you the flexibility to charge the battery with portable Type-C power packs and adapters, or quickly rejuvenate compatible smartphones and other devices. Say goodbye to fighting over sockets in crowded cafes, and live life untethered.
AvailabilityROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Released20212020
Release InfoAnnounced on January 13, 2021 (CES 2021)Announced at CES 2020 on January 06, 2020.
ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) Price
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready 120Hz FHD Gaming Laptop,8Core AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS(Beat i7-10750H),16GB RAM,1TB PCIe SSD,Backlight,Wi-Fi 6,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 Max-Q,Win10 (Moonlight White)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready 120Hz FHD Gaming Laptop,8Core AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS(Beat i7-10750H),16GB RAM,1TB PCIe SSD,Backlight,Wi-Fi 6,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 Max-Q,Win10 (Moonlight White)
By ASUS
$1,321.00
2021 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 15 Premium Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 7 4800HS(>I7-9750H) 16GB DDR4 1TB SSD GTX 1660Ti 6GB Backlit WiFi Win 10 + Delca 32GB MicroSD Card
2021 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 15 Premium Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 7 4800HS(>I7-9750H) 16GB DDR4 1TB SSD GTX 1660Ti 6GB Backlit WiFi Win 10 + Delca 32GB MicroSD Card
By ASUS
$1,279.00
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14" FHD 120Hz Premium Gaming Laptop, AMD 8-core Ryzen 9 4900HS, 40GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10, Moonlight White
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14" FHD 120Hz Premium Gaming Laptop, AMD 8-core Ryzen 9 4900HS, 40GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10, Moonlight White
By ASUS
$1,599.00
ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) Price
2020 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready FHD Gaming Laptop,8 cores AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS(Upto 4.2 GHzBeat i7-10750H),Backlight,HDMI,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650,Gray,Win 10 (16GB RAM|1TB PCIe SSD)
2020 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready FHD Gaming Laptop,8 cores AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS(Upto 4.2 GHzBeat i7-10750H),Backlight,HDMI,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650,Gray,Win 10 (16GB RAM|1TB PCIe SSD)
By ASUS
$1,175.00
ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 1TB SSD - Moonlight White
ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 1TB SSD - Moonlight White
By ASUS
$1,311.00
2020 Flagship Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 VR Ready Gaming Laptop 14" FHD 120Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 4900HS (>I7 10750H) 16GB RAM 2TB SSD RTX2060 Max-Q 6GB Backlit Wifi6 Win10 + iCarp Wireless Mouse
2020 Flagship Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 VR Ready Gaming Laptop 14" FHD 120Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 4900HS (>I7 10750H) 16GB RAM 2TB SSD RTX2060 Max-Q 6GB Backlit Wifi6 Win10 + iCarp Wireless Mouse
By ASUS
$2,079.00
DisplayROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Size14 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 14” WQHD 120Hz
    16:9 2560 x 1440 IPS-level panel 120Hz 100% DCI-P3 Pantone® Validated Adaptive Sync
  • 14” FHD 144Hz
    16:9 1920 x 1080 IPS-level panel 144Hz 100% sRGB 75.35% Adode RGB Pantone® Validated Adaptive Sync
  • 14-inch Non-glare WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS-level panel, 60Hz, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated, adaptive sync
  • 14-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level panel, 120Hz, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated, adaptive sync
  • 14-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level panel, 60Hz, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated
ExteriorROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • 12.76 x 8.66 x 0.70” (324 x 220 x 17.9 mm) 
    Regular ROG Zephyrus G14 models
  • 12.76 x 8.66 x 0.78” (324 x 220 x 1.99 mm)
    ROG Zephyrus G14 with AniMe Matrix™ models
  • Width: 32.4cm (12.75”)
  • Depth: 22.2cm (8.74”)
  • Height:
    • Regular: 1.79cm (0.70”)
    • AniMe Matrix™: 1.99cm (0.78”)
Weight
  • 3.53 lbs (1.60 kg) 
    Regular ROG Zephyrus G14 models
  • 3.75 lbs (1.70 kg)
    ROG Zephyrus G14 with AniMe Matrix™ models
  • Regular: 1.6kg
  • AniMe Matrix™: 1.7kg
Colors
Eclipse GrayMoonlight White
BlackWhite
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
    ROG Overstroek Calibrated Keystrokes N-Key Rollover Fast-Actuating Key Switches
  • Fingerprint login on the power button
  • Gaming Hotkeys
    Volume down volume up mute Armoury Crate
  • Precision Touchpad
  • Backlit chicklet keyboard
  • Hotkeys: Volume up / Volume down / Microphone mute / ROG Armoury Crate
  • N key rollover
Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
    Supports DisplayPort™ 1.4, Power Delivery, and G-Sync.
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C 
    10Gbps
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    5Gbps
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1 x Kensington lock
  • 1 x DC-in
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
    with DisplayPort™ 1.4 and Power Delivery.
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
  • 1 x Kensington lock
Internal SpecsROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.80 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.00 → 4.60 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.90 → 4.20 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 35W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.30 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 35W
Integrated Graphics
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2000 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    7 Graphics Cores, 1600 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 1750 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX™ 1650
    4GB GDDR6 VRAM, with ROG Boost up to 1515MHz at 50W (65W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6 VRAM, with ROG Boost up to 1382MHz at 60W (80W with Dynamic Boost).
ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060
    6GB GDDR6 VRAM (Boost Clock: 1285MHz, 65W).
ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IU
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti
    6GB GDDR6 VRAM (Boost Clock: 1435MHz, 60W).
Memory
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel DDR4 3200MHz Memory.
1 x 8GB or 16GB Onboard Memory and 1 x SODIMM slot
Up to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
Storage
512GB1TB
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
512GB1TB
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0
ConnectivityROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.0
BatteryROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Size76 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
76 Wh Li-Polymer
Battery Life
  • Up to 12.5 hours
    Video playback.
  • Up to 13.7 hours
    Web browsing.
  • Up to 10.7 hours
    Video playback.
  • Up to 9.5 hours
    Web browsing.
Power Supply
  • 180W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.
180W power adaptor
Support Type-C PD 3.0 up to 65W.
SoftwareROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury CrateGameVisual
Armoury CrateGameFirst VIGameVisual
Camera & AudioROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Camera
Audio
  • Speakers
    • 2 x 2.5W speaker with Smart Amp Technology.
    • 2 x 0.7W tweeter.
    • Supports Dolby Atmos.
    • 2.85x Louder Volume.
    • 1.71x More Bass.
    • 2.82x Dynamic Range.
  • Microphones
    • Built-in array microphone.
    • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation.
  • 2 x 2.5W speakers with Smart AMP technology
  • 2 x 0.7W tweeter, Array Microphones
  • With Dolby Atmos technology
MiscROG Zephyrus G14 (2021)ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020)
Security
  • One-Touch Login
    Fingerprint on the power button.
  • Kensington Lock Slot
  • One-Touch Login
    Fingerprint on the power button.
  • Kensington Lock Slot
ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) Price
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready 120Hz FHD Gaming Laptop,8Core AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS(Beat i7-10750H),16GB RAM,1TB PCIe SSD,Backlight,Wi-Fi 6,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 Max-Q,Win10 (Moonlight White)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready 120Hz FHD Gaming Laptop,8Core AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS(Beat i7-10750H),16GB RAM,1TB PCIe SSD,Backlight,Wi-Fi 6,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 Max-Q,Win10 (Moonlight White)
By ASUS
$1,321.00
2021 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 15 Premium Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 7 4800HS(>I7-9750H) 16GB DDR4 1TB SSD GTX 1660Ti 6GB Backlit WiFi Win 10 + Delca 32GB MicroSD Card
2021 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 15 Premium Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 7 4800HS(>I7-9750H) 16GB DDR4 1TB SSD GTX 1660Ti 6GB Backlit WiFi Win 10 + Delca 32GB MicroSD Card
By ASUS
$1,279.00
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14" FHD 120Hz Premium Gaming Laptop, AMD 8-core Ryzen 9 4900HS, 40GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10, Moonlight White
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14" FHD 120Hz Premium Gaming Laptop, AMD 8-core Ryzen 9 4900HS, 40GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10, Moonlight White
By ASUS
$1,599.00
ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) Price
2020 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready FHD Gaming Laptop,8 cores AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS(Upto 4.2 GHzBeat i7-10750H),Backlight,HDMI,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650,Gray,Win 10 (16GB RAM|1TB PCIe SSD)
2020 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14" VR Ready FHD Gaming Laptop,8 cores AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS(Upto 4.2 GHzBeat i7-10750H),Backlight,HDMI,USB C,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650,Gray,Win 10 (16GB RAM|1TB PCIe SSD)
By ASUS
$1,175.00
ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 1TB SSD - Moonlight White
ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 1TB SSD - Moonlight White
By ASUS
$1,311.00
2020 Flagship Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 VR Ready Gaming Laptop 14" FHD 120Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 4900HS (>I7 10750H) 16GB RAM 2TB SSD RTX2060 Max-Q 6GB Backlit Wifi6 Win10 + iCarp Wireless Mouse
2020 Flagship Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 VR Ready Gaming Laptop 14" FHD 120Hz AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 4900HS (>I7 10750H) 16GB RAM 2TB SSD RTX2060 Max-Q 6GB Backlit Wifi6 Win10 + iCarp Wireless Mouse
By ASUS
$2,079.00
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ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021): Key Features

Introduction Video

The ROG Zephyrus G14 makes powerful, ultraportable Windows 10 Pro gaming accessible to everyone. Featuring up to an 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS CPU and GeForce RTX™ 3060 laptop GPU, this slim and stylish powerhouse rips through the most demanding apps and games.

Two gorgeous display options—high-res, high-refresh 120Hz WQHD or ultra-fluid 144Hz Full HD—keep you immersed with lifelike, Pantone® validated colors. Quad speakers pump out lush Dolby Atmos audio, while exclusive Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation makes voice chat crystal clear. Live life at Zephyrus speed with the ultimate blend of power and portability.

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ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020): Key Features

Introduction Video

Dynamic and ready to travel, the pioneering ROG Zephyrus G14 is the world’s most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop. Outclass the competition with up to an 8-core AMD® Ryzen™ 4000 Series CPU and potent GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPU that speed through everyday multitasking and gaming. Customize your fit with either a 120Hz gaming display or high-resolution WQHD panel, both Pantone® Validated for superb color accuracy. Quad speakers pump out incredible Dolby Atmos sound for immersive movies, games, music, and more. Live life at Zephyrus speed with a light and portable gaming laptop, and be active anywhere.

Featuring a first-of-its-kind AniMe Matrix™ display, the G14 offers deep personalization in a truly unique way. The groundbreaking display is made up of over a thousand individual mini-LEDs that can be used to display custom images and animations that express your creativity and audio visualizations that match music playback.

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