2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Released2022
Release DateAnnounced 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
Generations
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
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asus ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 16'' WUXGA IPS 165Hz (100% sRGB) 12th Generation Intel 14-core i7-12700H 24GB RAM 1TB SSD GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Backlit Thunderbolt USB-C Win11 + HDMI Cable
asus ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 16'' WUXGA IPS 165Hz (100% sRGB) 12th Generation Intel 14-core i7-12700H 24GB RAM 1TB SSD GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Backlit Thunderbolt USB-C Win11 + HDMI Cable
By Asus
$1,449.00
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

Exterior

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Dimensions13.98” x 9.57” x 0.78”  (355 x 243 x 19.9 mm)
Weight4.41 lbs (2.0 kg)
Colors
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.
Chasis Information
  • 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

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size16 Inches
Info
  • 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

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Ports
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

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Processor
  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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2022 ROG Zephyrus M161
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,65894.31%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H1,758100.00%
01,758

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2022 ROG Zephyrus M161
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,77497.90%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H12,027100.00%
012,027
Integrated Graphics
  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
MemoryUp 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™ 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.

Connectivity

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size90 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
Battery LifeUp 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.

Software

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
OSWindows 11 Home
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
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
  • 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

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
SensorsIR Camera
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Authentication
In the box
  • 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

2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
At Glance
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

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Supports Windows 11

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-12700H → Intel Core i9-12900H
4GB RAM16GB → 48GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU14 cores
Great battery life of up to 10-hours

According to ASUS, the 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 lasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

Up to 10 hours
Video Playback.
Upgradable storage

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 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

Storage Slots2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
M.2x2
Upgradable memory

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 has an onboard memory module and an additional RAM slot for expansion. Learn more

Memory2022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Slotsx0,1
TypeDDR5
Speed4800 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti 16GB GDDR6 100W TGP

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-12900H inside 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 has a 48% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-11900H inside 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-12900H
12,027
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Supports faster memory

The 2022 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
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
Has one more port and slot

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 has more ports and slots count than the 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16. It has ten versus nine amount of ports and slots on the 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Ports2022 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
power portYesNo
RJ-45YesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYes x2Yes x2
USB-CYesYes
Total109
Slightly more versatile connectivity

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16. It has eight versus seven commonly used ports and slots on the 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Ports2022 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
power portYesNo

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 5% heavier

The 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 weighed 4.41 pounds, 5% heavier than the 4.19 pounds 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Weight2022 ROG Zephyrus M162021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Pound
4.41 lbs.
4.19 lbs.
Kilogram
2.00 kg
1.90 kg

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