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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2022 Discussion Thread


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With the embargo on Ryzen 6000 mobile APUs having lifted today, figured now is a good time to start a discussion on what will probably be the hottest laptop of the year. Below are links to the models that are available at Best Buy. Each has the Rzyen 9 6900HS and 1440p screen. No USB 4.0 or HDMI 2.1, though. 

 

Ryzen 9 | RX 6700S | 16 GB RAM | 1 TB SSD | $1649.99

Ryzen 9 | RX 6800S | 16 GB RAM | 1 TB SSD | $1899.99

 

Here's Linus' overview of the APU. The review of the actual laptop is slated for next week.

 

Desktop: Ryzen 9 5950X | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 4080 | 2 TB SSD | Windows 10

Lenovo Legion 5: Ryzen 7 6800H | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | 1.5 TB SSD | Windows 11

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Gaming: Ryzen 7 6800H | 16 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 3050 | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro: Ryzen 5 5600U | 16 GB RAM | Radeon Graphics | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11
Apple iPad Gen 9: A13 Bionic | 3 GB RAM | 64 GB | iPadOS

 

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I'm probably going to pull the trigger on the 6800S model once it's available to order. Need something to replace my 14" Matebook X Pro that's falling apart.

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Apparently the RX 6XXXS series of laptop GPUs is not what it appears to be. Instead of being just low-powered versions of their similarly named counterparts, the 6700S will have less performance than the 6600M and the 6800S will be below the 6700M. Source:

 

https://old.reddit.com/r/GamingLaptops/comments/svjbiu/psa_on_the_amd_6800s_and_6700s_series_be_careful/

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Desktop: Ryzen 9 5950X | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 4080 | 2 TB SSD | Windows 10

Lenovo Legion 5: Ryzen 7 6800H | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | 1.5 TB SSD | Windows 11

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Gaming: Ryzen 7 6800H | 16 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 3050 | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro: Ryzen 5 5600U | 16 GB RAM | Radeon Graphics | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11
Apple iPad Gen 9: A13 Bionic | 3 GB RAM | 64 GB | iPadOS

 

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Yeah, I am aware of that. I saw AMD's CES announcement on the mobile GPUs. It doesn't really matter much for me though. This laptop will mainly be a light laptop that I carry around for media consumption and light gaming. The important thing is just the battery life on this device that I am looking forward to. Any work/research related task I do I just SSH into my main machine to do the heavy compute work.

Alienware X17 R1 (LM)
Core i7-11800H || RTX 3080
2x16GB 3200Mhz CL20 2Rx8 Kingston HyperX-HX432S20IBK2/32
Firestrike Graphics: 34728 || Timespy graphics: 14177
 CB R20: 5915 || CB R23: 15191
 
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS-037 (LM)
Core i7-10750H
RTX 2070 Super Max-q 80W(Shunt modded 130-140W)
Firestrike graphics: 25456 || Timespy graphics: 9895
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I've been eyeing this thing since I first saw it. The specs are awesome but asus has been one of my least favorite manufacturers for some time. I'm a linux user and have been wanting an AMD discrete gpu for a while, and this one seems pretty awesome

 

Some quirks about this laptop:

  • Half the ram is soldered (sadly not surprising in 2022)
  • The barrel power adapter in the middle of the side (cmon, that's just stupid)
  • No ethernet (whatever, I guess)
  • white case (who the hell wants smudges all over?) though from what I've seen they have a black version coming.

I'm sure there's more, there always is.

 

Also It's hinted that USB4 will be added with a firmware update, which would be pretty neat.

 

I was aiming for a lenovo legion 5 with ryzen 5800 and an rx6600m which has much more IO and I've always had good experience with lenovo and their support beats asus in every way, especially if you get accidental damage protection. However I may hold off and possibly get the G14 but I'm hoping we see more ryzen 6000 stuff with amd discrete graphics in the near future.

 

Also heres some hands on with it

 

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Jarrod's gaming test of the new G14 with the RX 6800S is up. It's definitely a step up from last year's model, but there are a few instances where performance isn't that much better than the RX 6600M. At least FSR really helps.

 

 

Desktop: Ryzen 9 5950X | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 4080 | 2 TB SSD | Windows 10

Lenovo Legion 5: Ryzen 7 6800H | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | 1.5 TB SSD | Windows 11

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Gaming: Ryzen 7 6800H | 16 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 3050 | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro: Ryzen 5 5600U | 16 GB RAM | Radeon Graphics | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11
Apple iPad Gen 9: A13 Bionic | 3 GB RAM | 64 GB | iPadOS

 

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I have my eye on this machine as well. The pricetag and having half the ram soldered is holding me back though. If Framework can manage to cram 2 sodimm slots in their ultrabook then Asus should have found space in this package for two slots too IMO.

The insides and repairability of this bad boy can be seen halfway through this LTT video, in case people have missed it.

 

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2016 Dell XPS15 9550 [work]
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Finally got the sku with the 6800S. Liking the machine so far.

Alienware X17 R1 (LM)
Core i7-11800H || RTX 3080
2x16GB 3200Mhz CL20 2Rx8 Kingston HyperX-HX432S20IBK2/32
Firestrike Graphics: 34728 || Timespy graphics: 14177
 CB R20: 5915 || CB R23: 15191
 
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS-037 (LM)
Core i7-10750H
RTX 2070 Super Max-q 80W(Shunt modded 130-140W)
Firestrike graphics: 25456 || Timespy graphics: 9895
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I managed to snag one of these up while in Sweden. It's the 6800S sku with animematrix, but with white-only backlit keyboard.

I haven't had much time to play with it yet, but some findings:
- runs gtav well, only tried 15 minutes

- runs Arch well, and most hardware seems supported

- promised thunderbolt support still has to materialize in the form of a bios update

- bios 313 has a ton of bugs, don't upgrade to it.
- better batterylife than my thinkpad x390
- usb-c docks with multiple screens attached can be finicky depending on which port you plug it in

- default wifi card sucks, but can be upgraded

Feel free to ask any questions you might have about this machine and I'll see if I can answer or run a test 🙂 

2010 Dell Inspiron 1564 [retired]
2016 Dell XPS15 9550 [work]
2019 Thinkpad X390 [daily]

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