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Asus VivoBook Pro 16 (2023) Laptop Review: Core i9-13900H, RTX 4050, and 3.2K OLED augur well for hobbyist creators

Vivid viewing, middling speeds. The 2023 Asus VivoBook Pro 16 comes across as a capable choice for budding content creators seeking a well-rounded laptop. The combination of a Core i9-13900H, RTX 4050, and the vibrant 3.2K 120 Hz OLED panel indicates good potential, but our review discovers that the VivoBook Pro 16's artistic aspirations are not without limitations.
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 Review

Asus has refreshed its VivoBook lineup with several new models in 2023. After reviewing the Asus VivoBook 14XVivoBook 15X, and the VivoBook Pro 16X K6604, we now turn our attention to the latest addition, the VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU.

The 2023 VivoBook Pro 16 offers several key upgrades compared to the last generation. It packs some powerful components, including an Intel Core i9-13900H CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 graphics. Our test unit also came equipped with 16 GB of fast DDR5-4800 RAM, a 1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD, and a vibrant 120 Hz 16:10 3.2K OLED display with Dolby Vision support.

This well-appointed setup doesn't come cheap, however — our VivoBook Pro 16 config rings the cash registers at ₹1,54,990 (€2,199 incl. VAT) in the Indian market. We put the VivoBook Pro 16 through its paces to see if it lives up to the lofty price tag.

Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU (Vivobook Pro 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900H 14 x 1.9 - 5.4 GHz, 115 W PL2 / Short Burst, 50 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, 65 W TDP, GDDR6, Studio Driver 536.99, Optimus, MUX
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-4800 Quad-Channel, 8 GB Soldered, Timings: 40-39-39-76, Upgradable up to 24 GB
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3200 x 2000 pixel 236 PPI, Samsung ATNA60BX01-1, OLED, Dolby Vision, VESA Display HDR TrueBlack 600-certified, PANTONE-validated, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM, 1024 GB 
, 894 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: microSD card reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 355.3 x 252 ( = 0.75 x 13.99 x 9.92 in)
Battery
96 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3S2P, 6-cell
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p 3DNR webcam with privacy shutter
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers with Smart Amp and harman/kardon tuning and Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: Chiclet, full-size, Keyboard Light: yes, MyAsus, ProArt Creator Hub, ScreenXpert, GlideX, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021, Xbox Game Pass (3-month trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
2199 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.6 %
11/2023
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg19 mm16.00"3200x2000
86.2 %
07/2023
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg22.8 mm16.00"3200x2000
89.7 %
06/2023
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
89 %
08/2023
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
R5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg27.3 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.9 %
06/2023
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
R9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
2.2 kg22.1 mm16.00"1920x1200
86.3 %
05/2023
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.9 kg20 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.2 %
03/2023
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg18 mm16.00"3840x2400

Chassis: Plastic construction with a 180° metallic lid

The VivoBook Pro 16 chassis comes in Cool Silver and Quiet Blue (our review unit) color options, weighing 1.9 kg. As with other VivoBooks, the construction is primarily plastic with a metal lid that can lay completely flat at 180 degrees and is easy to open one-handed without sliding the laptop base.

The matte, smooth surfaces present a subtle yet attractive aesthetic. VivoBook design hallmarks like the logo on the lid and striped Enter key accent are present. An orange-painted Esc key provides another splash of color similar to the VivoBook Pro 16X.

Build quality is decent overall with some flex in the keyboard deck and display, but nothing concerning in regular use. The hinges are sturdy-enough to hold the screen firmly at any angle without creaking.

Size comparison

364 mm / 14.3 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 27.3 mm / 1.075 inch 2.5 kg5.45 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 22.8 mm / 0.898 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 22.1 mm / 0.87 inch 2.2 kg4.81 lbs355.3 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 19.4 mm / 0.764 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs355.3 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E throughput can use some fine-tuning

Asus has endowed the VivoBook Pro 16 with a decent set of ports, including Thunderbolt 4. The USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port supports both DisplayPort-out and Power Delivery.

Like other VivoBooks we've seen this year, the port distribution favors the right side of the device which may be irksome while using a wired mouse. Thankfully, all ports can be used simultaneously without interference.

Left: USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio jack, microSD card slot
Left: USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio jack, microSD card slot
Right: Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (DisplayPort/Power Delivery), USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI 2.1-out, RJ-45, DC-in
Right: Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (DisplayPort/Power Delivery), USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI 2.1-out, RJ-45, DC-in

SD Card Reader

According to Asus, the VivoBook Pro 16's built-in microSD card reader supports peak transfer speeds up to 312 MB/s. In our testing with an Angelbird AV Pro V60 microSD card, we recorded sequential read speeds of up to 232 MB/s in the AS-SSD sequential read benchmark. Copying assorted JPG files from the card topped out at 163.5 MB/s.

While somewhat below Asus' claimed maximum, the card reader speeds are significantly higher compared to the previous generation model.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
181.2 (133.5min - 187.53max) MB/s +11%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
163.5 (157.23min - 168.58max) MB/s
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
120 MB/s -27%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
109.5 (97.05min - 110.22max) MB/s -33%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 226, n=63, last 2 years)
86.5 MB/s -47%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
66.5 MB/s -59%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
257.13 MB/s +11%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
232.36 MB/s
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
188.81 MB/s -19%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
126 MB/s -46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 266, n=59, last 2 years)
110.9 MB/s -52%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
72.2 MB/s -69%

Communication

The Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 performs better in the 5 GHz band than in 6 GHz
The Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 performs better in the 5 GHz band than in 6 GHz

The VivoBook Pro 16 comes equipped with an Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 wireless card. In testing, we recorded strong transmit and receive speeds over 5 GHz Wi-Fi.

Performance in the 6 GHz band was decent, though not quite as fast as 5 GHz, in our setup using an Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router.

In comparison, the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 offers a good, relatively stable 6 GHz throughput with its MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 card.

Networking / iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1611 (854min - 1699max) MBit/s 0%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1606 (1503min - 1654max) MBit/s
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1492 (829min - 1665max) MBit/s -7%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1444 (1147min - 1531max) MBit/s -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (358 - 1726, n=60, last 2 years)
1303 MBit/s -19%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (591 - 1861, n=137)
1258 MBit/s -22%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
920 (471min - 966max) MBit/s -43%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Realtek RTL8852BE
776 (392min - 802max) MBit/s -52%
Networking / iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1714 (1675min - 1737max) MBit/s +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1701 (1196min - 1751max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1562 (1285min - 1684max) MBit/s -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (701 - 1752, n=62, last 2 years)
1398 MBit/s -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (826 - 1890, n=137)
1388 MBit/s -18%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
905 (451min - 919max) MBit/s -47%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Realtek RTL8852BE
905 (765min - 969max) MBit/s -47%
Networking / iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1726 (868min - 1783max) MBit/s +25%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1595 (801min - 1642max) MBit/s +15%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1492 (1095min - 1659max) MBit/s +8%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1444 (745min - 1487max) MBit/s +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (944 - 1822, n=32, last 2 years)
1426 MBit/s +3%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (713 - 1851, n=144)
1393 MBit/s +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1381 (1289min - 1536max) MBit/s
Networking / iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1732 (1669min - 1745max) MBit/s +6%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1712 (1593min - 1743max) MBit/s +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1712 (854min - 1732max) MBit/s +5%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1628 (1598min - 1648max) MBit/s 0%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1628 (1393min - 1717max) MBit/s
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1611 (805min - 1631max) MBit/s -1%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=143)
1498 MBit/s -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 1803, n=32, last 2 years)
1498 MBit/s -8%
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Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1381 (1289-1536)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050) MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1698 (868-1783)
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1628 (1393-1717)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050) MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1683 (854-1732)
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1606 (1503-1654)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050) MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1583 (854-1699)
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1701 (1196-1751)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050) MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1562 (1285-1684)

Webcam

The 1080p webcam with a physical privacy shutter shows large color deviations, but the overall image quality is serviceable for basic video calls and conferencing. Details are fairly well-preserved, but the clarity and sharpness can use a lot of improvements.

ColorChecker
16.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
12 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
18 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
16 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU: 15.39 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 26.34 ∆E

Security

The VivoBook Pro 16 offers a fingerprint reader in the power button for Windows Hello-based logins. The fingerprint reader works fast and is quite responsive. A TPM 2.0 module is available to meet Windows 11's requirements.

Accessories and Warranty

Our unit came with no additional accessories in the box apart from the 150 W power adapter and the usual paperwork.

In India, Asus offers a standard one-year warranty for the VivoBook Pro 16. Additionally, buyers can choose from several warranty and accidental damage protection options ranging from ₹999 to ₹2,999, provided they register their purchase within 15 calendar days.

Maintenance

Getting inside the VivoBook Pro 16 requires removing nine Torx screws to detach the bottom panel. Inside, key components like the RAM, NVMe SSD, and Wi-Fi card can be accessed for upgrades. The battery can also be replaced if needed by unscrewing it.

RAM expansion is limited to 24 GB maximum as 8 GB of DDR5 memory comes soldered onto the motherboard and only one SO-DIMM slot is available for adding more RAM.

Asus VivoBook Pro 16: Internals
Asus VivoBook Pro 16: Internals
Only one additional DDR5 SO-DIMM can be installed
Only one additional DDR5 SO-DIMM can be installed

Input Devices: Full-size keyboard with cramped arrow keys

Keyboard

Asus outfits the VivoBook Pro 16 with its signature ErgoSense keyboard, similar to what we've seen with the VivoBook 15X and Pro 16X models. The keyboard provides a responsive typing experience a with 1.4 mm key travel. The MyAsus app allows setting the primary function of the top row keys for F1-F12 or special shortcuts.

The typing feels comfortable for daily productivity, though the arrow keys feel cramped. A three-level white backlighting aids typing in the dark.

Touchpad

The 9 cm x 13 cm offers smooth, responsive gliding, with the whole surface acting as the left mouse button. Windows Precision gestures are fully supported. There is no built-in Asus Dial unlike what we've seen with the VivoBook Pro 16X.

The Asus VivoBook Pro 16's keyboard and touchpad offer a decent input experience
The Asus VivoBook Pro 16's keyboard and touchpad offer a decent input experience

Display: 3.2K Dolby Vision HDR OLED with 240 Hz DC dimming

The VivoBook Pro 16 utilizes the same 16:10 Samsung ATNA60BX01 OLED panel as the Pro 16X and ProArt StudioBook 16, with a 3200 x 2000 resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. As expected from an OLED panel, it delivers a near-infinite contrast ratio with deep blacks and without any backlight bleed. Brightness distribution is also highly uniform.

In SDR mode, we recorded a peak brightness of 358 nits. With HDR enabled, the display can reach up to 566 nits, close to the VESA DisplayHDR 600 spec. The MyAsus app provides several adjustments like DC dimming, color gamut, and OLED pixel shift that prevents burn-in.

While maximum SDR brightness is somewhat lower than ideal, the OLED panel's perfect blacks create an immersive viewing experience regardless.

Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix
HDR peak brightness
HDR peak brightness
354
cd/m²
352
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
352
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung ATNA60BX01-1 tested with X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3
Maximum: 358 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 354 cd/m² Minimum: 20.49 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 348 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.23 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1, calibrated: 2.42
ΔE Greyscale 2.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
96.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Samsung ATNA60BX01-1, OLED, 3200x2000, 16.00
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Samsung SDC4178 ATNA60BX01-1, OLED, 3200x2000, 16.00
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Samsung SDC4191 (ATNA60YV09-0, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
TMX1603 (TL160ADMP03-0), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
CSOT T3 MNG007DA2-2, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
BOE NE160WUM-NX2, IPS, 1920x1200, 16.00
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Au Optronics B160QAN02.L, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-0%
0%
-5%
-17%
-20%
-4%
Display P3 Coverage
98.7
98.4
0%
99.9
1%
96.61
-2%
71.6
-27%
69.3
-30%
98.5
0%
sRGB Coverage
99.7
99.7
0%
100
0%
99.92
0%
99.8
0%
97.3
-2%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
96.5
95.8
-1%
96.4
0%
84.63
-12%
72.9
-24%
70.7
-27%
86.1
-11%
Response Times
-32%
-61%
-209%
-802%
-1085%
-78%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
0.68 ?(0.32, 0.36)
1.6 ?(0.8, 0.8)
-135%
2 ?(1, 1)
-194%
3.8 ?(1.8, 2)
-459%
12 ?(5.4, 6.6)
-1665%
15.6 ?(7.3, 8.3)
-2194%
2 ?(1, 1)
-194%
Response Time Black / White *
13.2 ?(10.8, 2.4)
1.4 ?(0.6, 0.8)
89%
1.98 ?(0.5, 1.48)
85%
7.6 ?(4, 3.6)
42%
5.2 ?(1.8, 3.4)
61%
10 ?(5.7, 4.3)
24%
8 ?(1, 7)
39%
PWM Frequency
240 ?(100)
120 ?(100)
-50%
60
-75%
Screen
23%
23%
24%
45%
18%
24%
Brightness middle
353
347
-2%
389.97
10%
486
38%
543
54%
301
-15%
504
43%
Brightness
354
346
-2%
395
12%
469
32%
516
46%
294
-17%
465
31%
Brightness Distribution
98
97
-1%
97
-1%
91
-7%
87
-11%
94
-4%
87
-11%
Black Level *
0.06
0.03
0.39
0.58
0.21
0.35
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.23
1.89
55%
2
53%
2.27
46%
1.35
68%
1.79
58%
1.83
57%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.13
3.26
54%
4.1
42%
5.73
20%
3.22
55%
3.48
51%
5.51
23%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.42
1.97
19%
1.68
31%
0.6
75%
1.31
46%
1.2
50%
1.34
45%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.5
1.55
38%
2.23
11%
3.36
-34%
1.03
59%
2.5
-0%
3.02
-21%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.39 92%
2.41 91%
2.46 89%
2.38 92%
2.265 97%
2.39 92%
CCT
6642 98%
6458 101%
6323 103%
6625 98%
6452 101%
6157 106%
6688 97%
Contrast
5783
12999
1246
936
1433
1440
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / 5%
-13% / -2%
-63% / -22%
-258% / -112%
-362% / -176%
-19% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

Color measurements and calibration were performed in the Normal mode with a native color profile and in the Display P3 color space.

The panel more or less covers the entirety of sRGB and Display P3 color gamuts along with an impressive 96.5% Adobe RGB coverage. The wide gamut support makes the VivoBook Pro 16's display highly amenable for both multimedia consumption and content creation alike.

vs. sRGB - 99.7% coverage
vs. sRGB - 99.7% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 96.5% coverage
vs. Adobe RGB - 96.5% coverage
vs. Display P3 - 98.7% coverage
vs. Display P3 - 98.7% coverage

Out of the box, the VivoBook Pro 16's color accuracy shows room for improvement, with higher than ideal average Delta E values in our ColorChecker test.

Our calibration routine using the X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3 spectrophotometer and Portrait Displays' Calman Ultimate software significantly improves Grayscale (0.7) and ColorChecker Delta E 2000 (2.42) values.

Some minor color rendition issues remain though, particularly with fully saturated red hues and certain skin tones.

The calibrated ICC file can be downloaded from the link above.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Grayscale after calibration (Display P3)
Grayscale after calibration (Display P3)
ColorChecker after calibration (Display P3)
ColorChecker after calibration (Display P3)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (Display P3)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (Display P3)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.8 ms rise
↘ 2.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.68 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.32 ms rise
↘ 0.36 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 ms).

The 100% black to 100% white transition takes about 13.2 ms by manual estimation, which is not too bad. The 50% grey to 80% grey shifts are a lot faster at just about 0.68 ms.

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 240 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 240 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18717 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The VivoBook Pro 16's OLED panel implements 240 Hz PWM below 60% brightness, switching to 240 Hz DC dimming above that threshold. While less fatiguing than PWM, a higher frequency DC dimming would have been preferable.

At a 60 Hz refresh rate, the DC dimming frequency drops to 120 Hz. To reduce potential eyestrain, we recommend setting the brightness above 60%.

10% brightness: 240 Hz PWM
10% brightness: 240 Hz PWM
25% brightness: 240 Hz PWM
25% brightness: 240 Hz PWM
50% brightness: 240 Hz PWM
50% brightness: 240 Hz PWM
75% brightness: 240 Hz DC Dimming
75% brightness: 240 Hz DC Dimming
100% brightness: 240 Hz DC Dimming (120 Hz refresh rate)
100% brightness: 240 Hz DC Dimming (120 Hz refresh rate)
100% brightness: 120 Hz DC Dimming (60 Hz refresh rate)
100% brightness: 120 Hz DC Dimming (60 Hz refresh rate)

More information can be found in our articles, "Why PWM is such a headache" and "Analysis: DC Dimming vs. PWM — Can you dim AMOLED displays without the flickering". You can also get an overview of measured PWM across reviewed devices in our PWM Ranking table.

The glossy screen makes outdoor viewing under direct sunlight irksome. Viewing angles are stable, but we do observe some green tinting at extreme angles as is commonplace with OLED displays.

Outdoor viewing under sunlight
Outdoor viewing under sunlight
Outdoor viewing under shade
Outdoor viewing under shade
Slight green tinting observed at extreme angles
Slight green tinting observed at extreme angles

Performance: Core i9-13900H and RTX 4050 combo not utilized to full potential

Asus offers the VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU in Intel 13th gen Core i5-13500H and Core i9-13900H options, both with Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 graphics. There's also a VivoBook Pro 16 K6602HC available with the older Core i9-11900H, RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, and an FHD+ 120 Hz display.

 

Testing Conditions

Performance settings are repeated in both MyAsus and the ProArt Creator Hub apps. We used the Performance mode with the MUX switched to the discrete RTX 4050 GPU for all benchmarks. Battery tests were run in the Whisper setting in MSHybrid mode.

MyAsus app
MyAsus app
Performance profiles in MyAsus
Performance profiles in MyAsus
Performance profiles in ProArt Creator Hub
Performance profiles in ProArt Creator Hub

Power limits are the same in both Standard and Performance modes. However, the latter allows for better sustained performance owing to better cooling.

Performance mode PL1 (PBP) / Tau PL2 (MTP) / Tau Cinebench R15 Multi score Cinebench R15 Multi score (30 loops)
Whisper 25 W / 56 s 115 W / 2.44 ms 1584 (-36%) 766 (-63%)
Standard 50 W / 56 s 115 W / 2.44 ms 2445 (-1.1%) 1748 (-16%)
Performance 50 W / 56 s 115 W / 2.44 ms 2473 (100%) 2084 (100%)

Processor

The VivoBook Pro 16's Core i9-13900H is not the fastest but sustains well without throttling
The VivoBook Pro 16's Core i9-13900H is not the fastest but sustains well without throttling

The Intel Core i9-13900H is a 14-core 20-thread processor with six P-cores, eight E-cores, and a maximum single-core boost of 5.4 GHz. This is not the fastest Core i9-13900H we've seen, though.

Overall CPU performance is just a tad better than the last gen VivoBook Pro 16's Core i7-12700H, trailing even the Ryzen 5 7645HX in the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 by 6%. The limited power budget in our test device hinders the Core i9-13900H's performance versus laptops such as the Gigabyte Aero 16 OLED and the Asus ROG Flow X16 with the same processor.

The performance is no match for the Core i9-13980HX found in the VivoBook Pro 16X, which leads by a massive 46% margin cumulatively.

That being said, the VivoBook Pro 16's cooling seems to be doing a good job as evident from the fairly consistent Cinebench R15 multi-core loop graph. 

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

0240480720960120014401680192021602400264028803120336036003840408043204560Tooltip
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2244 (2186.27-2513.98)
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø3763 (3529.2-4703.12)
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2665 (2515.25-3099.81)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050) AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX: Ø2240 (2217.05-2275.83)
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS: Ø2646 (2596.9-2666.67)
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2194 (2130.95-2446.31)
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2829 (2772.58-2962.96)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
83.2 pt
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
71.5 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
66.6 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
64.7 pt
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
62.6 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
60.4 pt
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
56.9 pt
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
54.7 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
51.1 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
28963 Points +94%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
19293 Points +29%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
19188 Points +28%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (13177 - 20385, n=20)
17243 Points +15%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
16907 Points +13%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
14958 Points
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
14555 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
13985 Points -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3127 - 30789, n=96, last 2 years)
13225 Points -12%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
2016 Points +16%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1297 - 2054, n=18)
1900 Points +9%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
1825 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
1809 Points +4%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1791 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
1740 Points
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
1739 Points 0%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
1707 Points -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 2110, n=93, last 2 years)
1645 Points -5%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11260 Points +95%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
7491 Points +30%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
7254 Points +26%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (4960 - 7716, n=18)
6737 Points +17%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6571 Points +14%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
5774 Points
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
5551 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
5467 Points -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1192 - 11768, n=94, last 2 years)
4972 Points -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
773 Points +15%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (428 - 792, n=18)
727 Points +8%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
717 Points +7%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
702 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
699 Points +4%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
673 Points
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
670 Points 0%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
651 Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 812, n=94, last 2 years)
622 Points -8%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4703 (3529.2min - 4703.12max) Points +87%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
3100 (2515.25min - 3099.81max) Points +23%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
2963 (2772.58min - 2962.96max) Points +18%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (2061 - 3100, n=19)
2710 Points +8%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2666.7 Points +6%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
2514 (2186.27min - 2513.98max) Points
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
2446 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
2276 (2217.05min - 2275.83max) Points -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (570 - 4703, n=100, last 2 years)
2156 Points -14%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
289 Points +15%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
289 Points +15%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
287 Points +14%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
283 Points +12%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (211 - 297, n=19)
272 Points +8%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
252 Points 0%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
252 Points
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
243 Points -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 308, n=96, last 2 years)
241 Points -4%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (107 - 956, n=90, last 2 years)
293 Seconds * -38%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
227 Seconds * -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
224 Seconds * -5%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
213 Seconds *
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (166 - 268, n=17)
195.8 Seconds * +8%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
189 Seconds * +11%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
180 Seconds * +15%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
172 Seconds * +19%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
136 Seconds * +36%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
104616 MIPS +62%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
74386 MIPS +15%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
74123 MIPS +15%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
70081 MIPS +9%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (45045 - 79032, n=18)
68562 MIPS +6%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
64431 MIPS
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
60373 MIPS -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11813 - 119900, n=89, last 2 years)
53472 MIPS -17%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
48332 MIPS -25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
7124 MIPS +25%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6972 MIPS +22%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6621 MIPS +16%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
6285 MIPS +10%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3665 - 6600, n=18)
6071 MIPS +6%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
5721 MIPS
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
5590 MIPS -2%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
5570 MIPS -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 7163, n=89, last 2 years)
5490 MIPS -4%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
18475 Points +81%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
13919 Points +36%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
13796 Points +35%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (9521 - 15410, n=17)
13149 Points +29%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12111 Points +19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3307 - 22816, n=99, last 2 years)
10358 Points +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
10214 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
10145 Points -1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
8346 Points -18%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2032 Points +17%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2001 Points +15%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
1996 Points +15%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
1971 Points +14%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (1140 - 2043, n=17)
1895 Points +9%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
1735 Points
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
1718 Points -1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
1683 Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 2342, n=99, last 2 years)
1666 Points -4%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
27 fps +62%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
21.4 fps +28%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
21 fps +26%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
20.8 fps +25%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (14.8 - 22.3, n=18)
19.2 fps +15%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
18.6 fps +11%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
16.7 fps
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.3 fps -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4.12 - 30.5, n=87, last 2 years)
14.4 fps -14%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
57.8 s * -3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
56.3 s *
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
56.2 s * -0%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
51.4 s * +9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6.7 - 89.1, n=89, last 2 years)
49.4 s * +12%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (34.4 - 82.8, n=18)
48.6 s * +14%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
47.4 s * +16%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
41.7 s * +26%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
38.1 s * +32%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.3826 - 0.994, n=89, last 2 years)
0.507 sec * -5%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4934 sec * -2%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4873 sec * -1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4834 sec *
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (0.4052 - 0.723, n=18)
0.4507 sec * +7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
0.4302 sec * +11%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4253 sec * +12%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4165 sec * +14%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.4041 sec * +16%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2514 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
217 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
252 Points
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Cinebench R15 multi-core testing sees the VivoBook Pro 16 struggling to fully utilize the Core i9-13900H's 115 W power limit, even in Performance mode. We recorded a peak CPU package power of just 80 W in Performance, with max boost clocks reaching only 3.6 GHz.

The Standard mode is slightly more conservative with a 76 W peak package power and 3.5 GHz boost clocks. 

In Whisper, the VivoBook Pro 16 hits a 66.7 W maximum but coasts at an average CPU package power of just about 15 W. This results in maximum clocks of 3.45 GHz that average out at just about 1 GHz during the run.

Performance is further limited on battery, with Cinebench R20 scores dropping by 46.3% in single-core and by 27% in multi-core versus AC power.

CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop. (Red: Performance, Green: Standard, Blue: Whisper)
CPU clocks, core temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop. (Red: Performance, Green: Standard, Blue: Whisper)
Cinebench R20 single-core scores drop significantly on battery
Cinebench R20 single-core scores drop significantly on battery
Performance Rating
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88.2 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
88.2 pt
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
77.7 pt
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
71.2 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
70.6 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
 
67.2 pt
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
63.6 pt
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
55.6 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
53.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
28033 KRay/s +105%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
23070 KRay/s +69%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
21332 KRay/s +56%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
18385 KRay/s +35%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6788 - 19557, n=18)
15549 KRay/s +14%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
14390 KRay/s +5%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
13642 KRay/s
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13150 KRay/s -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 27340, n=86, last 2 years)
11610 KRay/s -15%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
122098 Points +70%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
108001 Points +50%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
94527 Points +31%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
90834 Points +26%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
86318 Points +20%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (22551 - 95579, n=18)
77911 Points +8%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
72920 Points +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
71957 Points
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 136048, n=86, last 2 years)
59862 Points -17%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
5264 MB/s +61%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
4566 MB/s +40%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4245 MB/s +30%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4187 MB/s +28%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3822 MB/s +17%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (2491 - 4270, n=18)
3666 MB/s +12%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
3375 MB/s +3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3269 MB/s
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 6681, n=86, last 2 years)
2821 MB/s -14%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
126758 Points +34%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
124433 Points +31%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
111227 Points +17%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (65121 - 120936, n=18)
106726 Points +13%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
102438 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
99232 Points +5%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
95175 Points +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
94687 Points
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 134321, n=86, last 2 years)
88878 Points -6%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
15380 Points +74%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13785 Points +56%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
11867 Points +34%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
11072 Points +25%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10485 Points +19%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (6108 - 11631, n=18)
9847 Points +11%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
8932 Points +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8842 Points
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 15484, n=86, last 2 years)
8635 Points -2%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
63432 Points +87%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
53398 Points +58%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
49915 Points +47%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
44967 Points +33%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
42925 Points +27%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (11283 - 48474, n=18)
38732 Points +14%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
35011 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
33882 Points
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 68591, n=86, last 2 years)
31282 Points -8%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
149377 MB/s +23%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
121588 MB/s
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
105169 MB/s -14%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
86309 MB/s -29%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3691 - 149377, n=18)
84052 MB/s -31%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
83870 MB/s -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23702 - 151546, n=86, last 2 years)
73079 MB/s -40%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
65858 MB/s -46%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
54106 MB/s -56%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1513 MB/s +57%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1221 MB/s +26%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1192 MB/s +23%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
1089 MB/s +13%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (789 - 1254, n=18)
1074 MB/s +11%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
966 MB/s
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
940 MB/s -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
875 MB/s -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1901, n=87, last 2 years)
804 MB/s -17%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
15209 KRay/s +105%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
12421 KRay/s +67%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
11431 KRay/s +54%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9803 KRay/s +32%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
9686 KRay/s +31%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (3655 - 10716, n=18)
8437 KRay/s +14%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7629 KRay/s +3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
7420 KRay/s
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 14155, n=87, last 2 years)
6243 KRay/s -16%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
44611 MPixel/s +15%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
43965 MPixel/s +14%
Average Intel Core i9-13900H
  (10871 - 50488, n=18)
40422 MPixel/s +5%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
38636 MPixel/s
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
38385 MPixel/s -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7419 - 52727, n=87, last 2 years)
33356 MPixel/s -14%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon RX 7600S
29922 MPixel/s -23%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
28391 MPixel/s -27%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
13699 MPixel/s -65%

Our dedicated Intel Core i9-13900H page offers more information and benchmark comparisons.

System Performance

A similar trend is seen in PCMark 10 and CrossMark tests as well. The Core i9-13980HX-powered VivoBook Pro 16X virtually ties with our test model in overall PCMark 10 scores while achieving a 19% in combined CrossMark tests.

That being said, we did not find anything concerning in day-to-day usage for the usual productivity, multimedia, or web browsing tasks.

PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
8105 Points +15%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
8058 Points +14%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
7927 Points +12%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
7884 Points +12%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7054 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
7054 Points 0%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
6883 Points -2%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
6652 Points -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4039 - 8083, n=82, last 2 years)
6381 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11866 Points +16%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
11539 Points +13%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
11332 Points +11%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
10844 Points +6%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
10547 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10237 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
10237 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8448 - 12144, n=82, last 2 years)
10229 Points 0%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
9540 Points -7%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11127 Points +28%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
10505 Points +21%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
10222 Points +18%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9231 Points +7%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
9030 Points +4%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
9016 Points +4%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
8667 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
8667 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=82, last 2 years)
8542 Points -1%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
13575 Points +26%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
11868 Points +11%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
11272 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
10943 Points +2%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10737 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
10737 Points 0%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
9291 Points -13%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
9288 Points -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3861 - 11777, n=82, last 2 years)
8207 Points -24%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
2050 Points +19%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1956 Points +13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1939 Points +12%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1882 Points +9%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1774 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1724 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1724 Points 0%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
1683 Points -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2146, n=80, last 2 years)
1656 Points -4%
CrossMark / Productivity
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
1919 Points +15%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1908 Points +15%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1859 Points +12%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1781 Points +7%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1715 Points +3%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
1669 Points 0%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1666 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1666 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2064, n=80, last 2 years)
1587 Points -5%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
2353 Points +27%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2157 Points +16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
2029 Points +9%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1990 Points +7%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1978 Points +6%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1860 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1860 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2865, n=80, last 2 years)
1826 Points -2%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
1699 Points -9%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1915 Points +26%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1779 Points +17%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1698 Points +11%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
1677 Points +10%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
1651 Points +8%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1524 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1524 Points 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (926 - 2234, n=80, last 2 years)
1452 Points -5%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1388 Points -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
68474 MB/s +16%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
66344 MB/s +12%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
60600 MB/s +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
59712 MB/s +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
59266 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
59266 MB/s 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 92447, n=87, last 2 years)
55325 MB/s -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
48052 MB/s -19%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
25615 MB/s -57%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
75581 MB/s +12%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
68252 MB/s +1%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
68205 MB/s +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
67398 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
67398 MB/s 0%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
61609 MB/s -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22917 - 79656, n=86, last 2 years)
56413 MB/s -16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
50185 MB/s -26%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
25586 MB/s -62%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
72541 MB/s +20%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
68170 MB/s +13%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
67649 MB/s +12%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
60748 MB/s 0%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
60548 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
60548 MB/s 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20226 - 95196, n=86, last 2 years)
58695 MB/s -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
53914 MB/s -11%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
23679 MB/s -61%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Average of class Multimedia
  (75 - 133.9, n=86, last 2 years)
94.6 ns * -1%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
94.4 ns * -1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
93.7 ns *
Average Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
93.7 ns * -0%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
92.3 ns * +1%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
91.1 ns * +3%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
90.4 ns * +4%
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
89.9 ns * +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
84.2 ns * +10%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4484 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5200 points
PCMark 10 Score
7054 points
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DPC Latency

We measured the highest interrupt to process latency to be about 1,753.6 µs, which can potentially lead to problems with real-time audio/video editing workflows.

The VivoBook Pro 16 shows high DPC latency
The VivoBook Pro 16 shows high DPC latency
The Windows Kernel Mode Driver Framework shows the maximum execution time
The Windows Kernel Mode Driver Framework shows the maximum execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, Solidigm P41 Plus SSDPFKNU010TZ
2472 μs * -41%
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1753.6 μs *
Asus VivoBook Pro 16
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU010TZ
1573.4 μs * +10%
Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1210.9 μs * +31%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617XS
Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1128.7 μs * +36%
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED BSF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1053.8 μs * +40%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (R5 7645HX, RTX 4050)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R5 7645HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
666 μs * +62%

* ... smaller is better

More DPC latency comparisons can be found in our DPC Latency Ranking page.

Storage Devices

The M.2 SSD can be accessed after removing the cover
The M.2 SSD can be accessed after removing the cover

The Micron 2400 1 TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD is ensconced under a lengthy aluminum cover, which is a tad cumbersome to remove. The overall drive performance is somewhat better than a Micron 2400 512 GB drive but lags significantly behind the WD SN560, Gigabyte, and SK Hynix PC801 offerings found in the competition.

The Micron 2400 takes the maximum hit in 4K reads at a queue depth of 1, though it fares much better in 4K Q32 reads.

A spare M.2 slot is available for storage expansion. There is no scope for adding 2.5-inch SATA drives.

Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 4598.6 MB/s