2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 vs. 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively compared the specifications for the 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 and 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 models. The report includes detailed information regarding both models' CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Pros

Reasons that 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 is better than 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Newer manufacturing

2023 vs. 2021

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-13900H inside 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 has a 78% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-11900H inside 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-13900H
14,490
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Supports faster memory

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 supports a faster memory speed than the 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16. It supports up to 4800MHz versus 3200MHz of system memory on the 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Memory type and speed
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 - DDR4
3,200 MHz

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 Pros

Reasons that 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 is better than 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

About 10% lighter

The 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 weighed 4.19 pounds, 10% lighter than the 4.63 pounds 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Weight2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Pound
4.63 lbs.
4.19 lbs.
Kilogram
2.10 kg
1.90 kg

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 and 2021 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
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
48 GB
Upgradable memory

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

Memory2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
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
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 Price
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2021 GU603 Series 16 inch 1920x1200 Matte IPS Non-Touch 144Hz WLED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCam Cables LCD Display
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2021 GU603 Series 16 inch 1920x1200 Matte IPS Non-Touch 144Hz WLED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCam Cables LCD Display
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$218.49
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2021 GU603 Series 16 inch 1920x1200 Matte FHD+ IPS 144Hz LED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCamera Cables LCD Display
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2021 GU603 Series 16 inch 1920x1200 Matte FHD+ IPS 144Hz LED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCamera Cables LCD Display
By Generic
$218.49
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2021 GU603 Series 16 inch 2560x1600 Matte QHD+ IPS 165Hz LED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCamera Cables LCD Display
Laptop Screen Assembly Compatible Replacement Spare Part for Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 2021 GU603 Series 16 inch 2560x1600 Matte QHD+ IPS 165Hz LED Panel Black Cover Hinges WebCamera Cables LCD Display
By Generic
$321.99

Availability

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Released20232021
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2022 (CES 2023)Announced on May 11, 2021
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 M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size Comparison
2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 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” - 0.88” (355 x 243 x 19.9 - 22.3 mm)
Weight4.63 lbs (2.1 kg)4.19 lbs (1.9 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.
  • 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
  • Integrated Fingerprint Sensor
  • Trackpad - 20% larger and more accurate glass precision trackpad.
Chasis InformationOptional AniMe Matrix™-

Display

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 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” WQXVGA 165Hz Display
16:10 Aspect Ratio 2560 x 1600 IPS 165Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Patone Validated 100% DCI-P3

Ports

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 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
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (6)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, 100W Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, 100W Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x headphone jack
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    v4.0
  • 1 x lock slot

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Memory
  • Slots 2 x SO-DIMM slots
  • Type DDR5 SDRAM
  • Speed 4800 MHz
  • Max 64GB
Up to 48GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
1 x 16GB on-board memory and 1 x SO-DIMM slot up to 32GB of DDR4 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™ 3050 Ti
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1585MHz at 60W (75W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1525MHz at 80W (95W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 - 8GB GDDR6
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1390MHz at 80W (100W 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 M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.2
Ethernet- Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 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.
  • 240W power adaptor
    Propriety charger.
  • Supports charging via USB-C
    Supports USB Type-C PD 3.0 up to 10W.

Software

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
OSWindows 11 ProWindows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate 1M Xbox Game Pass GameVisual Scenario Profiles

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Camera
  • Front-facing 1080p FHD camera.
    Top-mount front camera.
  • Built-in IR Camera. 
    For Windows Hello Facial Authentication.
HD Front-facing camera
720p (1280 x 720) 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 x 2W tweeter
  • 4 x 2W woofer with Smart Amp Technology
  • Audio by Dolby Atmos
  • Built-in array microphone
  • AI mic noise-canceling

Misc

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
SensorsIR CameraFingerprint sensor on power button
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Authentication
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Fingerprint 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)
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Key Features

2023 ROG Zephyrus M162021 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 Mid
2021
16:10 WQXVGA
16”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
4.19 lb
1.90 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i9-11900H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,430
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,121
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
48GB
3200 MHz DDR4
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3070
8GB GDDR6 80W TGP

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