ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance

Laptop announced date: 27th September 2020

Last reviewed: 21st August 2020

P2P score 3
Futureproof High/Ultra 3 Years 10 Months Low/Medium 8 Years 8 Months
Gaming Laptop? Excellent

Gaming laptops are often expensive when compared to similar specced desktops. So today’s ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop review will be focusing on helping us demystify it’s performance capability in relation to its price. We will take a look at some of the latest demanding games to see the types of FPS returns we could expect to see for this mobile gaming price point.

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Gaming Laptop Analysis

Is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent

Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2020 with little problem. The 8 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.

Graphics Card - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2020 gaming. AAA games often want a lot of VRAM from graphics cards. This laptop GPU has 8GB of VRAM, which isexcellent for modern gaming.

System Memory - The system memory (32GB) we find in this gaming laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements. This amount of RAM is an excellent 2020 gaming laptop choice, that will help meet game requirements now and into the future.

Screen Size - Today’s 2020 games are well supported by the 15.6" panel found attached to this laptop. While you could find a portable laptop with more screen real estate, this is a good gamer laptop choice. 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 - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. With just 60Hz refresh rate this is ok and passable for gaming, but ideally you are looking for a screen with a higher rate.

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop

The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassins Creed: Valhalla. This is done in relation to its native 4K resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. Now this comes with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q installed as the mobile graphics card, and at the moment it is capable of running 500 games at their minimum graphics system specs and then running 490 recommended specs of today’s top 500 most demanding games.

Cyberpunk 2077 FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph

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Comparing ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges

During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K will compare across all permutations of the ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.

We score the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K 3 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. This ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 configuration is placed at 2nd position, when we order the range by their price to performance ratings. Those getting closer to the 1st position in this list will be better gaming laptops for their price.

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Processor Core i9-10980HK 8-Core 2.40GHz
Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
RAM 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
Screen 15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Storage 2.0TB M.2
Ports
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 1

ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table

Laptop Name Price P2P Difference
i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 $3,299.99 5 46%
i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K $4,999.11 3 0%
i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 Price Unknown
i5-10300H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 Price Unknown
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 Price Unknown

The best performing laptop for Price to Performance is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. So if we compare this ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop to that laptop we can see that it performs 368% worse on Price to Performance rating. Out of interest, the top P2P laptop currently has a recorded price of $986.99. Another one to consider is the 2nd placed Price to Performance laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. This one has a price listed as $858.54 and our laptop gets 334% worse against its price to performance rating.

How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Core i9-10980HK 8-Core 2.40GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 23% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i9-10980HK 8-Core 2.40GHz.

Our laptop processor, the Core i9-10980HK 8-Core 2.40GHz, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 496 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 500 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.

But the real test is seeing how well the laptop CPU performs against today's popular games. Our Core i9-10980HK 8-Core 2.40GHz compared against recommended processor requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 35% better performance while against Watch Dogs Legion it’s 35% better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 35% better.

How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

One of the key hardware aspects in any laptop is certainly the graphics card. Our ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 laptop’s GPU solution can be compared against a laptop that has one of the most powerful GPU’s around today, which will give us a relative benchmark. And will help us know how this laptop performs against the top end GPU laptop available today. Lets look at the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop due to its graphics processing power. The GPU it houses is ideal for comparison benchmarking, because it currently has one of the best laptop graphics solutions, at the cheapest laptop price. Its GPU is the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB which we compare to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card in our review laptop. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop GPU to be 23% better in performance compared to our laptop’s graphics processing power.

Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 490 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 500 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.

But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compared against recommended graphics requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 50% better performance while against Watch Dogs Legion it’s 50% better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 50% better.

Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K 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 $11.99. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $19, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment 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
* Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons $11.99
** PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons $16.99
** Redragon M711 Cobra $19.99
*** Cooler Master MM710 $44.99
*** Logitech G502 SE Hero $55.99

A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $47.14. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.

Quality Headset Price (USD) Check Regional Pricing
** HyperX Cloud Stinger $47.14
** Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround $49.99
*** Logitech G635 7.1 $69.99
*** SteelSeries Arctis 5 Surround 7.1 $99.99
Can the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K run any game?

How well can the i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K run these popular games?

Red Dead Redemption 2

Can this laptop run Red Dead Redemption 2?
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Watch Dogs Legion

Can this laptop run Watch Dogs Legion?
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Grand Theft Auto V

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto V?
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Call of Duty Warzone

Can this laptop run Call of Duty Warzone?
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Genshin Impact

Can this laptop run Genshin Impact?
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FIFA 21

Can this laptop run FIFA 21?
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eFootball PES 2021

Can this laptop run eFootball PES 2021?
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Valorant

Can this laptop run Valorant?
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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Can this laptop run Microsoft Flight Simulator?
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Mafia: Definitive Edition

Can this laptop run Mafia: Definitive Edition?
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Marvel's Avengers

Can this laptop run Marvel's Avengers?
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Ghostrunner

Can this laptop run Ghostrunner?
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Fortnite

Can this laptop run Fortnite?
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Phasmophobia

Can this laptop run Phasmophobia?
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?
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Horizon: Zero Dawn

Can this laptop run Horizon: Zero Dawn?
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Grand Theft Auto VI

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto VI?
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Can this laptop run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?
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Forza Horizon 4

Can this laptop run Forza Horizon 4?
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Apex Legends

Can this laptop run Apex Legends?
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Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Odyssey?
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PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

Can this laptop run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds?
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Minecraft

Can this laptop run Minecraft?
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Can this laptop run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands?
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FIFA 20

Can this laptop run FIFA 20?
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Death Stranding

Can this laptop run Death Stranding?
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Far Cry 5

Can this laptop run Far Cry 5?
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Baldurs Gate 3

Can this laptop run Baldurs Gate 3?
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Watch Dogs 2

Can this laptop run Watch Dogs 2?
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The Witcher III

Can this laptop run The Witcher III?
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Crysis Remastered

Can this laptop run Crysis Remastered?
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Need For Speed Heat

Can this laptop run Need For Speed Heat?
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PC Building Simulator

Can this laptop run PC Building Simulator?
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Metro: Exodus

Can this laptop run Metro: Exodus?
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DOTA 2

Can this laptop run DOTA 2?
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League of Legends

Can this laptop run League of Legends?
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Fortnite: Chapter 2

Can this laptop run Fortnite: Chapter 2?
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Doom Eternal

Can this laptop run Doom Eternal?
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Battlefield V

Can this laptop run Battlefield V?
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Rainbow Six: Siege

Can this laptop run Rainbow Six: Siege?
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How well do we think the i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K can run these upcoming popular games?

Cyberpunk 2077

Could this laptop run Cyberpunk 2077?
We think the laptop can run Cyberpunk 2077 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Could this laptop run Assassins Creed: Valhalla?
We think the laptop can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla minimum and recommended system requirements
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Could this laptop run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War?
We think the laptop can run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War minimum and recommended system requirements
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Far Cry 6

Could this laptop run Far Cry 6?
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Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Could this laptop run Immortals: Fenyx Rising?
We think the laptop can run Immortals: Fenyx Rising minimum and recommended system requirements
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Dirt 5

Could this laptop run Dirt 5?
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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

Could this laptop run Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered?
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