ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 leak reveals next-gen AMD and Nvidia parts


New leak reveals not only an updated Asus 2022 gaming laptop, but also previously unannounced components from AMD and Nvidia that will power the next generation of PC gaming on laptops.

This leak is due to My laptop guide, which seems to have found the list on the official Bluetooth website. It includes the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650, which will apparently be offered in at least three different configurations.

The high-end configuration includes an AMD Ryzen 6900HX processor and an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU. Both components are rumored to represent the next high-end laptop options that will be available in 2022 from AMD and Nvidia.

The upcoming AMD 6900HX is part of the “Rembrandt” Zen 3+ series built on a 6nm process node. It achieves eight cores and 16 threads and also includes an integrated RDNA 2 GPU.

The Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti it is paired with would be offered in both the standard full-power model and the low-power “Max-Q” variant. Although Nvidia released an RTX 3080 Ti desktop computer in 2021, this laptop part would be a new addition if these reports hold true.

Oh, but the fun doesn’t end there. It looks like you’ll be able to supplement the laptop with up to 48GB of DDR5-4800 and up to 8TB of PCIe Gen 4 NVMe storage. That would make it the first AMD-powered laptop to use DDR5, and they should compete with Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake offerings.

The only downside to the otherwise superb spec sheet is the presence of a 16-inch, 1080p display. However, it makes up for this by having a refresh rate of 300Hz. Maybe Asus will add a 4K option like it did with the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE.

The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 was one of the best gaming laptops we reviewed last year. We congratulated it on its excellent performance, beautiful 4K display, and truly unique and functional secondary display. This new ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 seems to be quite the successor and continue the innovation of the previous machine. It’s unclear when Asus will officially announce this laptop, but with CES 2022 in about a month, we’ll definitely see more soon.

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