ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Zephyrus G14
Laptop announced date: 30th March 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Today's gaming laptop review, for the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p, will be taking a good look at how well its price compares to the hardware we find inside it. We will also have a look at the type of gaming performance it gets when running today’s more demanding games and help you judge if this is a gaming laptop that is worth your cash.
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Is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - With the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor in this laptop its excellent for 2021 gaming, capable of running today’s game processor system requirements. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 8 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - Our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile card is considered good for modern 2021 AAA gaming. AAA games will use a fair amount of VRAM that is on the laptop graphics cards. This laptop GPU has 6GB of VRAM, which isnt the most amount of VRAM but it is still good enough for modern gaming.
System Memory - An excellent amount of system memory, the 16GB is capable of running AAA titles during the 2021 gaming year and we would expect beyond that as well.
Screen Size - Today’s reviewed laptop comes with an OK 14" screen for gamers in 2021. It is capable of running modern titles, but it can be a little harder to see some in-game menus on the smaller screens like this one. These smaller laptops are more portable and that is certainly a key function in a portable gaming PC, right? Look to the 17 inch laptops for a better physical screen size, so you can enjoy the games more clearly. That is our normal ideal gaming laptop screen size.
Refresh Rate - If you are focused on a gaming laptop then ideally you want a refresh rate of 120Hz or 144Hz or more. A lot of laptops come with 60Hz and this will stop your games being able to run in more than 60 Frames per second. Even if you hardware is capable of far more frames per second. The refresh rate for this laptop is just ok by modern gaming standards, with a 60Hz version panel available. You will want a higher refresh rate laptop screen if the laptop regularly gets a higher game frame per second number than the refresh rate number. So if you are getting 85FPS and your screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the laptop will always cap off at 60FPS, regardless of what the hardware can return.
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop
Gamers looking at laptops will be needing to carefully consider the performance of the machine in relation to modern, often demanding, games. So getting the mobile graphics selected correctly is key to identifying the best price-to-performance laptop for you. We will take a look at the hardware and graphics card in this laptop in relation to how well it can deliver frame rates when running modern demanding or popular games like, Far Cry 6 or New World. We will consider the laptop when it runs these games in ultra graphics settings while gaming at its native 1440p screen resolution. The GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile card that's powering the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 491 at min system specs and will run 298 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
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Comparing ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Stepping into it, we can standardise our assessment of this ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop review by giving every laptop a relative price to performance rating. This rating, for all laptops, will adjust over time and keep the data in this review relevant to today's expectations and inline with ever increasing game demands of modern AAA laptop gaming.
We score the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p 0 out of ten on the P2P score today. Our price to performance rating value will change for all laptops automatically, as new hardware capability is put into modern laptops and the price for hardware adjusts. Today the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop sits at 8th place compared to all the other permutations of the ROG Zephyrus G14 range. Laptops placed nearer to 1st place in the P2P list of the model range will be better value for your money when looking at gaming laptops in this range.
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|Processor||Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
14 " 2560x1440 (1440p)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p model range price to performance comparison table
|R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,499.00|
|R9 4900HS GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1499.99|
|R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 24GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,559.00|
|R7 4800HS GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,324.00|
|R7 4800HS GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,514.00|
|R7 4800HS GTX 1660 Ti 24GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,574.00|
|R7 4800HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p||Price Unknown|
|R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p||Price Unknown|
|R5 4600HS GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|R5 4600HS GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|R7 4800HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop’s price to performance is % when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Second on the Price to Performance laptop ranking at the moment is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 which we have a recorded price of $1049. If we compare our laptop to this one then our laptop returns with % performance/ price rating figure than it.
How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
To get a good comparison when considering how well this laptop performs in terms of processing power, we will compare it to today’s most powerful CPU focused laptop. This will at least show us what other sorts of processor-centric laptops exist and give us a relative point of laptop processor cost comparison. This top tier processor focused laptop is currently the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. With a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz CPU in it that performs 0% the same compared to our laptop’s Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 499, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Battlefield 2042 recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 17% better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Far Cry 6, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 6% better performance. We also see the 61% better performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game New World for it’s processor requirements.
How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Shall we see if our review laptop holds out favourably against a top GPU performance focused laptop PC that is currently available. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it that performs 59% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics hardware.
Currently 298 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. Or 491 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile against Far Cry 6. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 19% worse performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have New World and our laptop was 31% better in graphics performance and another popular title today is Battlefield 2042 which we saw our review laptop get 29% worse compared to our laptop gpu.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop
We price track a number of good value gaming mice and the one that currently stands out is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which is currently available for $12.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $32.26. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
Of our regular price tracked gaming headset the best value headset today is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. With its a current price of $36.99 it should work well with this ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $34.99.