2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 vs. 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 and 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 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 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Newer manufacturing

2023 vs. 2022

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-13900H inside 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 has a 20% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-12900H inside 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-13900H
14,490
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-12900H
12,027
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 Pros

Reasons that 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 is better than 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

About 5% lighter

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 weighed 4.41 pounds, 5% lighter than the 4.63 pounds 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Weight2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Pound
4.63 lbs.
4.41 lbs.
Kilogram
2.10 kg
2.00 kg
Has one more port and slot

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 has more ports and slots count than the 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16. It has ten versus nine amount of ports and slots on the 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Ports2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
power portYesYes
RJ-45NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYes x2Yes x2
USB-CYesYes
Total910
Slightly more versatile connectivity

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16. It has eight versus seven commonly used ports and slots on the 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Ports2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
power portYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
RJ-45NoYes

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 and 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

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
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
48 GB
Uses the same memory type and speed

Both laptops supports the same 4800MHz DDR5 RAM.

Memory type and speed
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
Upgradable memory

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

Memory2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Slots
x1
x0,1
TypeDDR5DDR5

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
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 Price
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603ZM-M16.I73060 (Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Graphics, 16" WUXGA 165Hz, Windows 11) - Black
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603ZM-M16.I73060 (Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Graphics, 16" WUXGA 165Hz, Windows 11) - Black
By ASUS
$1,149.99
$1,499.00 23% OFF
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603ZM-M16.I73060 (Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Graphics, 16" WUXGA 165Hz, Windows 11) - Black (Renewed)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603ZM-M16.I73060 (Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Graphics, 16" WUXGA 165Hz, Windows 11) - Black (Renewed)
By ASUS
$1,159.00
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2022 GU603 Series 16 inch 1920x1200 Matte FHD+ IPS 165Hz LED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCamera Cables LCD Display
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2022 GU603 Series 16 inch 1920x1200 Matte FHD+ IPS 165Hz LED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCamera Cables LCD Display
By Generic
$356.49

Availability

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Released20232022
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2022 (CES 2023)Announced on January 05, 2022 (CES 2022)
Pricing-
  • 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022)
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603ZE
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603ZM
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603ZX
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603ZW
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 M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size Comparison
2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Dimensions13.98” x 9.69” x 0.78 ~ 0.88” (355 x 246 x 19.9 ~ 22.3 mm)13.98” x 9.57” x 0.78”  (355 x 243 x 19.9 mm)
Weight4.63 lbs (2.1 kg)4.41 lbs (2.0 kg)
Colors
Black
Black
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.
Stealth 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.
Chasis InformationOptional AniMe Matrix™
  • Prismatic shine - The dot-matrix design on the lid is made with a precision CNC milling process that creates 8279 tightly spaced perforations. Prismatic film gleams beneath, adding a subtle shimmering effect against the stark “Off-Black” chassis.

Display

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size16 Inches16 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
  • 16” WUXGA 165Hz Display
    16:10 Aspect Ratio 1920 x 1200 IPS 165Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Patone Validated 100% DCI-P3 MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision
  • 16” WQXGA 165Hz Display
    16:10 Aspect Ratio 2560 x 1600 IPS 165Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Patone Validated 100% DCI-P3 MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision

Ports

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
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
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (7)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x lock slot
    Kensington Lock

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.50 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
Memory
  • Slots 2 x SO-DIMM slots
  • Type DDR5 SDRAM
  • Speed 4800 MHz
  • Max 64GB
Up to 48GB 4800MHz DDR5 SDRAM
1 x 16GB on-board memory and 1 x SO-DIMM slot up to 32GB of DDR5 SDRAM.
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).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050Ti
    4GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1695MHz at 80W (1745MHz at 100W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1425MHz at 100W (1475MHz at 120W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti
    8GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1035MHz at 100W (1085MHz at 120W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
    16GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1125MHz at 100W (1175MHz at 120W with Dynamic Boost).
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 4.0 SSD
  • Dual
    • 512GB+512GB 1TB+1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
      Supports RAID 0.

Connectivity

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)Intel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.2
Ethernet- Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size90 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
90 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
Battery Life-Up to 10 hours
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.
  • 280W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.
  • Supports fast charging technology with up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Software

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
OSWindows 11 ProWindows 11 Home
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Camera
  • Front-facing 1080p FHD camera.
    Top-mount front camera.
  • Built-in IR Camera. 
    For Windows Hello Facial Authentication.
  • Front-facing 720p HD camera.
    Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
  • Built-in IR Camera. 
    For Windows Hello Facial Authentication.
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 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

Misc

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
SensorsIR CameraIR Camera
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Authentication
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Authentication
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)
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022)
  • Barrel-type power adapter
  • ROG Backpack (optional)
  • ROG Delta headset (optional)
  • ROG Chakram Core mouse P511 (optional)
  • ROG STRIX Impact mouse P303 (optional)
  • 100W USB-C AC Adapter (optional)

Key Features

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
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 Early
2022
16:10 WQXGA
16”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
4.41 lb
2.00 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-12900H
14C/20T, 2.50 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,758
Single Core
Geekbench 5
12,027
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
48GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3080Ti
16GB GDDR6 100W TGP

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