When the name ROG is mentioned, people naturally think of its important role in the e-sports industry. ROG’s products can not only bring you a real and pleasant game experience, but also lead the industry in product innovation. Today’s ROG Zephyrus 14 has many bright spots. The original light-AniMeMatrix screen on side A also performs well in the portability and performance. Please join us and let’s experience ROG Zephyrus 14 together.
Light AniMeMatrix screen supports its light body
When we got ROG Zephyrus 14, we were attracted by its unique A-side. Side A still adopts the classic oblique cutting design of ROG. Compared with other products, the half part of surface A of ROG Zephyrus 14 is composed of 6536 pixel lamps, which is the unique and ingenious light AniMeMatrix screen, looking very cool and fashionable. The most prominent feature of the screen is that it supports the custom of lamp effect. The inside of side A is equipped with 1215 groups of lamp bead switches, which can produce various kinds of dynamic effects, from various kinds of graphics to text, and then to simple animation, which can be well presented by pixel lamps.
ROG Zephyrus 14, as a game book, has a bright spot that is less than AniMeMatrix light screen. The body of the ROG Zephyrus 14 is very light. The naked body weighs about 3.7lbs and the body is 0.7inch thick. The whole body is advanced in our common business model, all thanks to the honeycomb die-casting structure design of the ROG Zephyrus 14.
The screen of the ROG Zephyrus 14 also has some bright spots. As the laptop’s name suggests, it has a 14-inch screen with narrow borders on three sides. The width of the borders is about 0.27inch and the screen takes up a very high proportion. The SCREEN resolution of ROG Zephyrus 14 is 2560×1440, reaching 2K level. The visual sense is very clear, and the experience is very comfortable for both games and office use.
This ROG Zephyrus 14 belongs to the limited style of ACRNM, ACRNM is a functional popular logo, the clothing design style is very cool, very compatible with ROG Zephyrus 14. The buttons on both sides of the keyboard of ROG Zephyrus 14 adopt the contrast color design, and the colors are mainly brown and green. In addition, each key of ROG Zephyrus 14 is marked with A-word in the four corners. The redesigned KEYBOARD of ROG Zephyrus 14 looks very design and artistic. With a 0.06inch long key path and 0.13lbs trigger pressure, the ROG Zephyrus 14 feels great for playing games. ROG Zephyrus 14 has a large trackpad with a global pressing design that allows for a variety of gestures.
The ROG Zephyrus 14 is portable, but it is very extensible. The left side of the body has 1 power interface, 1 HDMI interface, 1 USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C interface (supporting fast charging and reverse charging), and one 0.14inch headphone interface. There are two USB3.2 Gen 1 interfaces and one USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C interface on the right side of the fuselage. The number and variety of extension interfaces are sufficient, including data storage, video extension and connection peripherals.
The cooling power of the ROG Zephyrus 14 cannot be underestimated. The external body of ROG Zephyrus 14 has 4 air outlets, while the internal body is equipped with 5 heat conducting tubes and 2 dust fans. Each fan also has 81 sets of fan blades, which can continuously take away the heat emitted from the inside of the body under the support of the powerful cooling system. The rotating shaft of ROG Zephyrus 14 also adopts the escalator design. When the computer is turned on, surface C can form a certain angle with the desktop, which is more conducive to heat dissipation, and the visual perception is also more comfortable.
Small body with strong performance
After seeing what the ROG Zephyrus 14 looks like, let’s take a look at its performance, starting with the AMD Ryzen9 4900HS processor, which is the flagship processor on AMD’s mobile platform. AMD Ryzen9 4900HS processor uses the advanced 7nm process, and the Zen2 architecture is the Zen2 architecture. The main operating frequency is 3GHz, and the core frequency can be accelerated to 4.3ghz. AMD Ryzen9 4900HS processor has 8-core 16-threads, a three-stage cache of 8MB, and a thermal design power of 35W. From the paper parameters alone, we can get some sense of the AMD Ryzen9 4900HS strength.
AMD Ryzen9 4900HS ‘actual performance still did not disappoint users. Its multi-core score in Cinebench R15 is 1934CB and single-core score is 191CB. Cinebench R20 had a multicore score of 4292CB and a single-core score of 486CB. Cpu-z scored 5535 points for multicore and 526.8 points for single-core. The final score in chess was 28,883. In terms of test scores, the pereformance of AMD Ryzen9 4900HS is comparable to that of AMD Ryzen5 3600 on desktop platform. It is quite surprising that the performance can be released to such a degree with 35W power limit.
On the graphics side, the ROG Zephyrus 14 is powered by NVIDIA GeFore RTX 2060 with Max-Q. With 6GB of memory, the GPU has a default frequency of 975MHz and a Boost frequency of 1285Mz. The most important feature of THE ROG Zephyrus 14 graphics card is that it supports overclocking. After overclocking, the default frequency of the GPU is 1075MHz, and the Boost frequency is 1385Mz, both of which have an increase of 100MHz.
NVIDIA GeFore RTX 2060 with Max-Q graphics performance is also very good. In the enhanced mode, its test performance in 3DMark is very impressive, with the score of 22,412 in Fire Strike Mode, 13079 in Fire Strike Extreme mode, 3456 in Fire Strike Ultra mode, 5821 in Time Spy mode, and 3115 in Port Royal mode. Overall, this score allows the ROG Zephyrus 14 to handle a wide range of mainstream games and complex tasks with ease.
On the hard drive side, the ROG Zephyrus 14 offers a 1TB SSD, which guarantees both adequate storage and efficient storage speed. In the CrystalDiskMark test, the ROG Zephyrus 14 had a sustained read speed of 1995MB/s, a sustained write speed of 1981MB/s, a 4K random read speed of 48.67MB/s, and a 4K random write speed of 127.9MB/s. From the point of view of this achievement, it can meet the needs of daily use.
The memory of the ROG Zephyrus 14 is 16GB DDR4 3200MHz dual channel memory, which can multitask requirements. The memory reads 43804MB/s, writes 42983MB/s, and copies 37868MB/s.
In terms of heat dissipation, we double-tested the ROG Zephyrus 14. After about eight hours of testing, the frequency of AMD Ryzen9 4900HS processor is stable at about 3.1ghz, the temperature is about 93℃, and the power consumption is stable at about 35W. NVIDIA GeFore RTX 2060 with max-q graphics card has a frequency of 840MHz, a temperature of 77℃, and a power consumption of about 65W. In general, the ROG Zephyrus 14 has a very good heat dissipation performance, with good control of temperature, power consumption, frequency, etc.
All kinds of mainstream games all work well
ROG Zephyrus 14 has so many black tech perks, and its performance is so good, how does it perform in games?
In Assassin’s Creed: Origins, we turned the quality up to high effects, with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, vertochronous off, and ROG Zephyrus 14 stable at around 58 frames, which is very close to 60. It has no problems dealing with the game’s fluency.
In Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, we turned the image quality to super high special effects, with a resolution rate of 2560×1440. The number of frames on the SCREEN of ROG Zephyrus 14 is around 90, and the highest frame is 110, which is much higher than 60. Therefore, there is no problem for PUBG smoothly with ROG Zephyrus 14.
Battlefield V was one of the first games to support raytracing. We turned the special effects up to a high resolution of 2560×1440. After turning off and turning on DX12 and raytracing, and the picture reality of ROG Zephyrus 14 was stable at around 50-60 frames, which means that ROG Zephyrus 14 can run raytracing games smoothly in high picture quality.
Write in the last
Overall, ROG Zephyrus 14 is a very innovative gaming laptop. The unique light AniMeMatrix screen is the first of ROG Zephyrus 14, which makes the player feel very novel and increases the playability of the whole machine. The ROG Zephyrus 14 is also aesthetically pleasing and has a very light and thin body. AMD Ryzen9 4900HS processor and NVIDIA GeFore RTX 2060 with Max-Q graphics card enable it to handle all kinds of mainstream games easily with good performance even in light body size and limited power consumption.