2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 vs. ROG Zephyrus M15: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 and ROG Zephyrus M15 models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Pros

Reasons that 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 is better than ROG Zephyrus M15.

Significantly newer manufacturing

2023 vs. 2020

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-13900H inside 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 has a 110% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-10875H inside ROG Zephyrus M15.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-13900H
14,490
ROG Zephyrus M15 - Intel Core i7-10875H
6,874
ROG Zephyrus M15 - Intel Core i7-10750H
5,412
Supports faster memory

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 supports a faster memory speed than the ROG Zephyrus M15. It supports up to 4800MHz versus 3200MHz of system memory on the ROG Zephyrus M15.

Memory type and speed
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
ROG Zephyrus M15 - DDR4
3,200 MHz

ROG Zephyrus M15 Pros

Reasons that ROG Zephyrus M15 is better than 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

About 10% lighter

ROG Zephyrus M15 weighed 4.18 pounds, 10% lighter than the 4.63 pounds 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Weight2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Pound
4.63 lbs.
4.18 lbs.
Kilogram
2.10 kg
1.90 kg

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 and ROG Zephyrus M15.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 48GB

Both laptops supports up to 48GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
48 GB
ROG Zephyrus M15
48 GB
Upgradable memory

Both laptops come with available RAM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed.

Memory2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Slots
x1
x0,1
TypeDDR5DDR4

Prices

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

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Price
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 2023 Newest, 16" QHD 240Hz Display, 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 2023 Newest, 16" QHD 240Hz Display, 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
By ASUS
$1,825.31
EXCaliberPC 2023 ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VI-M16.I94070 (i9-13900H, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, RTX 4070 8GB, 16" QHD+ 240Hz 3ms, Windows 11) Gaming Notebook
EXCaliberPC 2023 ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VI-M16.I94070 (i9-13900H, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, RTX 4070 8GB, 16" QHD+ 240Hz 3ms, Windows 11) Gaming Notebook
By EXCaliberPC
$1,869.00
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 2023 Newest, 16" QHD 240Hz Display, 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 64GB DDR5 RAM, 2TB SSD, USB Type A&C, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 2023 Newest, 16" QHD 240Hz Display, 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 64GB DDR5 RAM, 2TB SSD, USB Type A&C, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
By ASUS
$2,289.00
ROG Zephyrus M15 Price
Newest Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 15.6" FHD 240Hz IPS Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10
Newest Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 15.6" FHD 240Hz IPS Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10
By asus
$1,799.00
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 Gaming Laptop: 10th Gen Core i7-10750H, RTX 2070, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, 15.6-inch 240Hz Full HD Display (Renewed)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 Gaming Laptop: 10th Gen Core i7-10750H, RTX 2070, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, 15.6-inch 240Hz Full HD Display (Renewed)
By ASUS
$1,499.00
Laptop Motherboard 90NR02W0-R00023 Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502 Series Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6GHz SRH8Q Processor GeForce RTX2070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR5 8GB RAM
Laptop Motherboard 90NR02W0-R00023 Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502 Series Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6GHz SRH8Q Processor GeForce RTX2070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR5 8GB RAM
By Generic
Not Available

Availability

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Released20232020
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2022 (CES 2023)-
Applicable Models
  • 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023)
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VI
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VZ
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Generations

Exterior

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Size Comparison
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Dimensions13.98” x 9.69” x 0.78 ~ 0.88” (355 x 246 x 19.9 ~ 22.3 mm)Brushed Black models
  • 14.17” x 9.92” x 0.74” (360 x 252 x 18.9 mm)
Prism Gray / Black
  • 14.17” x 9.92” x 0.78” (360 x 252 x 19.9 mm)
Weight4.63 lbs (2.1 kg)4.18 lbs (1.9 kg)
Colors
Black
Brushed Black Prism Gray
Keyboard and TrackpadStealth Type Keyboard
  • Full-size backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7 mm key travel
  • Overstroke technology
  • Aura Sync
  • N key rollover
  • Hotkeys
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • Trackpad - large and more accurate glass precision trackpad.
  • Backlit chicklet keyboard
  • Brushed Black: Per-key RGB lighting
  • Prism Gray / Black: One-zone RGB lighting
  • Aura Sync
  • Hotkeys: Volume up / Volume down / Microphone mute / ROG Armoury Crate
  • N key rollover
Chasis InformationOptional AniMe Matrix™-

Display

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Size16 Inches15.6 Inches
Info16” QHD+ ROG Nebular HDR 240Hz Display
16:10 Aspect Ratio 2560 x 1600 IPS 240Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Pantone Validated 100% DCI-P3 G-Sync / Adaptive Sync MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision HDR
  • 15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840x2160) IPS-level panel, 60Hz, 100% Adobe RGB, Pantone® Validated
  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated
  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz

Ports

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (5)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (4)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x lock slot
    Kensington Lock
ROG Zephyrus M15 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    with USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, DisplayPort™ 1.4 and Power Delivery.
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x 3.5mm Audio jack (ESS Hi-Fi DAC)
  • 1 x Audio jack mic-in
  • 1 x Kensington lock
  • 1 x RJ-45 jack

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Memory
  • Slots 2 x SO-DIMM slots
  • Type DDR5 SDRAM
  • Speed 4800 MHz
  • Max 64GB
Up to 48GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
16GB on-board memory.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070
    8GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1980MHz at 115W (2030MHz at 140W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080
    12GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1665MHz at 120W (1715MHz at 145W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090
    16GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1505MHz at 145W (1455MHz at 145W with Dynamic Boost).
ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LW
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM (Boost Clock: 1360MHz, 90W)
ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LV
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM (Boost Clock: 1450MHz, 90W)
ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM (Boost Clock: 1690MHz 80W)
Storage
  • Single
    • 512GB 1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Dual
    • 512GB+512GB 1TB+1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
      Supports RAID 0.
  • Single
    • 512GB 1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Dual
    • 512GB+512GB 1TB+1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
      Supports RAID 0.

Connectivity

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.1
Ethernet-
  • Gigabit LAN
    Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Size90 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
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Battery Life-
  • Up to 7 hours and 47 minutes
    Web Browsing.
  • Up to 8 hours and 41 minutes
    Video Playback.
Power Supply
  • 280W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.
  • Supports fast charging technology with up to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • 230W power adaptor
    Propriety charger.
  • Supports charging via USB-C
    Supports USB Type-C PD 3.0 up to 65W.

Software

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
OSWindows 11 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate GameFirst VI GameVisual Sonic Studio III

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
Camera
  • Front-facing 1080p FHD camera.
    Top-mount front camera.
  • Built-in IR Camera. 
    For Windows Hello Facial Authentication.
  • No Built-in camera.
Audio
  • 2 x 2W tweeter
  • 2 x 2W dual-force woofer with Smart Amp Technology
  • Audio by Dolby Atmos
  • Hi-Res audio certification
  • Built-in array microphone
  • AI mic noise-canceling
  • 2 speakers with Smart AMP technology
  • Array Microphone

Misc

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
SensorsIR Camera-
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Authentication
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In the box
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023)
  • Barrel-type power adapter
  • ROG Backpack (optional)
  • ROG Fusion II 300 (optional)
  • ROG Gladius III Mouse P514 (optional)
  • 100W USB-C AC Adapter (optional)
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Key Features

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16ROG Zephyrus M15
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10 QHD+
16”
1600p 240Hz
Weight
4.63 lb
2.10 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i9-13900H
14C/20T, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,889
Single Core
Geekbench 5
14,490
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Upgradable up to
48GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4090
16GB GDDR6 145W Max
Released in
2020
16:0
15.6”
1080p 240Hz
Weight
4.18 lb
1.90 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-10875H
8C/16T, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,192
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,874
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Upgradable up to
48GB
3200 MHz DDR4
ROG Zephyrus M15 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 2070
8GB GDDR6 80W TGP

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