2023 ROG Zephyrus G16

Here's what you need to know about 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2023 ROG Zephyrus G16

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16.

Supports Windows 11

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-12700H → Intel Core i9-13900H
4GB RAM16GB → 48GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU14 cores
Upgradable storage

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
One RAM slot. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 8GB GDDR6 120W Max

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16.

Comes with optional outdated 12th Gen Intel processor

The laptop still uses the older 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H on some configurations.

Uses outdated DDR4 RAM

The new Zephyrus G16 shouldn't use the old DDR4-3200 memory in 2023.

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

New 16” ROG Nebula Display

The ROG Nebula Display comes with the new display standard for the highest quality you can expect from the ROG flagship laptops. The laptop is available with up to 16” QHD+ display with a 240Hz refresh rate. The new tall 16:10 display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut offer you the best display for gaming and content creation.

Rich I/O connectivity

It continues its legacy of ROG Zephyrus G15 with the same number of ports. It has all the commonly used ports, including RJ-45, HDMI, USB-A, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, microSD card slot, power port, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Now with Thunderbolt 4.0

By switching to new Intel processors, the Zephyrus G16 now comes with a single Thunderbolt 4 port allowing you to hook up with thunderbolt accessories like an eGPU or thunderbolt based external hard drive.

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-13900H inside 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 has a 60% better multi-core CPU performance score than the AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS inside 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 - Intel Core i9-13900H
14,490
2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774
2022 ROG Zephyrus G15 - AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS
9,043
Slightly more versatile connectivity

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15. It has eight versus seven commonly used ports and slots on the 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15.

Ports2023 ROG Zephyrus G162022 ROG Zephyrus G15
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
power portYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Supports slower memory

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 supports a slower memory speed than the 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15. It only supports up to 3200MHz versus 4800MHz of system memory on the 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15.

Memory type and speed
2022 ROG Zephyrus G15 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
About 5% heavier

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 weighed 4.41 pounds, 5% heavier than the 4.19 pounds 2022 ROG Zephyrus G15.

Weight2023 ROG Zephyrus G162022 ROG Zephyrus G15
Pound
4.41 lbs.
4.19 lbs.
Kilogram
2.00 kg
1.90 kg

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Key Features

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10
16”
1600p 240Hz
Weight
4.41 lb
2.00 kg
Up to
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
3200 MHz DDR4
2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4070
8GB GDDR6 120W Max

Availability

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Released2023
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2023 (CES 2023)
Applicable Models
  • 2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 (2023)
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 GA603VI
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 GA603VU
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 GA603VV
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 GA603ZI
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 GA603ZU
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 GA603ZV
Generations
Stores

Exterior

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Dimensions13.98” x 9.57” x 0.78 ~ 0.88” (355 x 243 x 19.9 ~ 22.3 mm)
Weight4.41 lbs (2.0 kg)
Colors
Eclipse Gray Moonlight White
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
    1.7 mm key travel 20M key press lifetime N-Key Rollover
  • Hotkeys 
    Volume down volume up mute Armoury Crate
  • Microsoft Precision Touchpad
2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: ASUS
Chasis Information
  • 180° ErgoLift hinge - for more flexible viewing and a wide touchpad for easy navigation.

Display

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Size16 Inches
Info
  • 16” FHD+ 165Hz
    16:10 1920 x 1200 165Hz 100% sRGB IPS Level anti-glare G-Sync/Adaptive-Sync MUX Switch + Advanced Optimus Dolby Vision HDR
  • 16” QHD+ 240Hz Nebula Display
    16:10 2560 x 1600 240Hz 100% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated IPS Level anti-glare G-Sync/Adaptive-Sync MUX Switch + Advanced Optimus Dolby Vision HDR

Ports

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Ports
2023 ROG Zephyrus G16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (7)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 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
    Supports UHS-II format
  • 1 x lock slot
    Kensington Lock

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2023 ROG Zephyrus G161
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,65887.77%
2
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H1,889100.00%
01,889

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2023 ROG Zephyrus G161
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,77481.26%
2
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H14,490100.00%
014,490
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Memory
  • Memory Info
    • 1 x 16GB Onboard
    • 1 x SO-DIMM slot
    • Type: Single or Dual-Channel DDR4
    • Speed: 3200 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • 16GB
      Single Channel
    • 32GB 48GB
      Dual Channel
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4050 - 6GB GDDR6
    2355 MHz at 100W with ROG Boost up to 2405 MHz at 120W (20W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4060 - 8GB GDDR6
    2250 MHz at 100W with ROG Boost up to 23oo MHz at 120W (20W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4070 - 8GB GDDR6
    1980 MHz at 100W with ROG Boost up to 203o MHz at 120W (20W Dynamic Boost).
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB
PCIe Gen 4 SSD.
2 x M.2 SSD slots, supports RAID-0.

Connectivity

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Size90 Wh (4-cell Lithium-ion)
Power Supply
  • 240W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.

Software

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
OSWindows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Camera
  • 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
  • 4 x 2W woofer with Smart Amp Technology.
  • 2 x 2W tweeter.
  • Supports Dolby Atmos.
  • HiRes certification
  • Built-in array microphone.
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

Misc

2023 ROG Zephyrus G16
Sensors
  • IR Camera
Security
  • Windows Hello Face Unlock
  • Kensington Lock Slot
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
In the box
  • ROG Zephyrus G16
  • Optional ROG backpack
  • Optional Gladius III Mouse P514
  • Optional ROG Fusion II 300
  • TYPE-C, 100W AC Adapter
    Output: 20V DC, 5A, 100W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal (optional)
WarrantyStandard 1-year limited warranty

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