From March 31, ASUS will release the 13.4-inch gaming notebook “ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM” in collaboration with the apparel brand ACRONYM.
Based on the ROG Flow Z13, a gaming 2in1 with a detachable keyboard, this product, which adopted a collaboration housing with ACRONYM, is a high-spec model equipped with a Core i9-13900H and a GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU. Let’s check its strength.
Equipped with the latest high-spec CPU/GPU in an ACRONYM collaboration design housing
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM is equipped with Core i9-13900H and GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, as well as 32GB LPDDR5-5200 memory and 1TB NVMe SSD (PCIe 4.0 x4). , It is an advanced and high-spec PC as a mobile gaming notebook.
|[Table 1]Specifications of ASUS ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM|
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
|CPU||Core i9-13900H (6P+8E core/20 threads)|
|dGPU||GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (8GB)|
|iGPU||Iris Xe Graphics|
|storage||1TB NVMe SSD (PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|display||13.4-inch WQXGA liquid crystal display (2,560 x 1,600 dots, 165 Hz, 10-point multi-touch compatible)|
|keyboard||Detachable keyboard (82-key Japanese layout)|
|Wired LAN||Not equipped|
|wireless function||Wi-Fi 6E、Bluetooth 5.1|
|USB/Thunderbolt||Thunderbolt 4、USB 3.1 Type-C、USB 3.1|
|Other interfaces||ROG XG Mobile interface, microSDXC card slot, 5.03 million pixel infrared camera, 12.58 million pixel web camera, headset jack|
|Battery||Capacity: 4 cells/56Wh, Drive time: Approx. 8.8 hours (JEITA v2.0)|
|AC adapter||Output: 130W, Battery charging time: Approx. 1.7 hours, Supports USB Type-C power supply|
|body size||About 318×222×20mm|
|body weight||About 1.31kg|
The detachable 2in1 ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM comes with a thin keyboard that also serves as a display cover, and you can switch between notebook and tablet PC styles by attaching and detaching it.
The back of the main unit is equipped with an opening and closing kickstand, and the angle of the display can be adjusted in the range of about 170 degrees.
The 13.4-inch display uses a liquid crystal panel that supports 165Hz drive and WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600 dots). In addition to 10-point multi-touch support, you can also operate with the included stylus pen “ASUS Pen 2.0”.
By default, the display is connected to the built-in GPU of the CPU, but ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM is equipped with a MUX switch, so changing the GPU operation mode to “Ultimate” is a dGPU. It is also possible to directly connect the GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU and the display.
The case size in tablet PC style is about 318 × 222 × 20 mm, and the weight is about 1.31 kg. The included thin keyboard weighs about 393g, so when combined, it weighs about 1.7kg.
Interfaces such as USB are mounted on the main unit side, with Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.1 Type-C, and USB 3.1 Type-A each installed.
As a unique feature of ROG Flow Z13, the ROG XG Mobile interface used to connect to the external GPU dock “ROG XG Mobile” is mounted on the left side of the main unit.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM, which is a detachable type closer to tablet PCs among 2in1, has a Windows Hello compatible 2.03 megapixel infrared camera located at the top of the display, and also supports 4K30p video as an out camera on the back of the main unit. Equipped with a 12.8 million pixel web camera. You can take high-definition photos and videos using the out-camera when you take out the main unit.
Battery life is about 8.8 hours (JEITA v2.0), and it can be charged in about 1.7 hours using the included AC adapter (130W).
A detachable 2in1 with performance equal to or better than that of a desktop middle-range gaming PC
From here, we will check the performance of ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM in the benchmark test. The benchmark tests we conducted are as follows.
- Cinebench R23
- Blender Benchmark
- PCMark 10
- Final Fantasy XIV: Akatsuki Finale Benchmark
- BLUE PROTOCOL Benchmark
A desktop gaming PC equipped with a middle-range GPU “GeForce RTX 3060 8GB” for desktops is prepared as a comparison partner of ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM.
As a desktop PC for gamers, let’s measure the performance achieved by the latest gaming 2in1, using a comparative environment with middle-class capabilities as a measure.
|[Table 2]Test equipment|
|equipment||ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM||Comparing Machines (Ryzen 7 5800X Environment)|
|CPU||Core i9-13900H (6P+8E core/20 threads)||Ryzen 7 5800X (8 cores/16 threads)|
|CPU power/thermal limit||PL1=55W, PL2=95W, Tau=56 seconds, TjMax=100℃||PPT＝142W、TDC＝95A、EDC＝140A、TjMax＝90℃|
|GPU power/thermal limit||Power = 65W, temperature = 87°C||Power = 170W, temperature = 83°C|
|motherboard||─||ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PRO WIFI II|
|memory||32GB LPDDR5-5200||32GB DDR4-3200 (16GB×2)|
|GPU||GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (8GB)||ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 8GB GDDR6|
|GPU driver||Studio 528.49 (184.108.40.20649)||GRD 531.29 (220.127.116.1129)|
|System SSD||1TB NVMe SSD (PCIe 4.0 x4)||CORSAIR MP600 1TB (PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|power supply||Dedicated AC adapter (130W)||1,200W power supply (80PLUS Platinum)|
|OS||Windows 11 Home 22H2 (build 22621.1413, VBS enabled)||Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (build 22621.1413, VBS enabled)|
|room temperature||about 24°C|
In Cinebench R23, which measures the 3DCG rendering performance of the CPU, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM recorded 14,331 in Multi Core and 2,044 in Single Core. Multi Core was about 7% lower than Ryzen 7 5800X, but Single Core was 28% higher.
Blender’s official benchmark software “Blender Benchmark” ran tests on CPU and GPU respectively.
In the CPU test, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM outperformed Ryzen 7 5800X by about 13% in monster, but fell behind by about 5% in junkshop and classroom.
This result is due to the CPU boost operation, and in ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM, the power limit for Core i9-13900H is divided into two stages, “95W operation for 56 seconds” and “55W operation for unlimited time”, and the test A high score for monster, which was able to run most of the power at 95W operation.
On the other hand, the junkshop class, which runs continuously, has a longer 55W operation time, so it was lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X, which always allows power consumption up to 142W.
In the GPU test, the GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU equipped with ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM greatly exceeded the GeForce RTX 3060 8GB by 38-80%.
Although it is a mobile GPU, it can be confirmed that the GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU is a GPU with excellent performance.
In 3DMark’s CPU Profile, which checks CPU performance by number of threads, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM exceeded Ryzen 7 5800X by 6-17%, except that it was about 7% lower in the 8-thread test.
As a result of running Extended, which has the most tests in PCMark 10, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM outperformed the Ryzen 7 5800X environment by about 9% in overall score.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM also exceeds the Ryzen 7 5800X environment by 4 to 14% for subscores.
In addition to CPU Profile, 3DMark ran “Speed Way”, “Port Royal”, “Time Spy”, “Fire Strike”, and “Wild Life” to measure gaming performance.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM is about 30% in Speed Way, about 15% in Port Royal, about 18% in Time Spy, about 8% in Fire Strike, and 3-6% in Wild Life, each using the Ryzen 7 5800X environment. surpassed.
As if it were natural, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM outperforms the Ryzen 7 5800X environment, but a desktop environment where gaming 2in1, which can only consume up to 130W of power, can consume more than double the power. It is an amazing result that the performance is more than equal to the opponent.
Final Fantasy XIV: Akatsuki Finale Benchmark
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Akatsuki Finale Benchmark ran the benchmark with the highest quality settings of Full HD and WQXGA, and measured the score and average frame rate.
The ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM score is about 5% lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X environment in full HD, and recorded exactly the same score in WQXGA.
Regarding the average frame rate, it recorded about 131.0 fps in full HD and about 82.8 fps in WQXGA, demonstrating enough performance to play under both conditions.
BLUE PROTOCOL Benchmark
In the BLUE PROTOCOL benchmark, we ran the benchmark with the highest image quality settings of full HD and WQXGA, and measured the score and average frame rate.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM’s score was about 7% in full HD and about 6% in WQXGA, each lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X environment. Regarding the average frame rate and benchmark evaluation, it records about 99.0 fps (extremely comfortable) in full HD and about 64.8 fps (very comfortable) in WQXGA, demonstrating performance that can aim for comfortable play.
Validate performance in real games
Overwhelms the RTX 3080 in DLSS 3 compatible titles
From here, we will compare the performance using the actual game. The games tested are:
- elden ring
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
- cyberpunk 2077
- hogwarts legacy
In Elden Ring, in v1.09, which added support for ray tracing, the average frame rate was measured with the graphics preset set to “highest” and ray tracing set to “off” or “high”.
In addition, only in this game, the graphics driver of ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM has been updated to “Studio 531.41”.
With ray tracing “off”, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM, which slightly exceeded the upper limit frame rate (60fps) in full HD, was about 1% lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X environment, while WQXGA was about 8% higher.
When Ray Tracing is set to “High”, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM exceeds the Ryzen 7 5800X environment by 12-13%.
The result shows that the GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, which is equipped with more RT cores one generation ahead than the GeForce RTX 3060 8GB, has excellent ray tracing performance.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
In Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, we set the graphics preset to “high” and measured the average frame rate in full HD and WQXGA.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM records about 139.4fps in full HD and about 132.5fps in WQXGA. Full HD is almost the same as the Ryzen 7 5800X environment, but WQXGA is about 45% higher.
Cyberpunk 2077 ran the benchmark mode with the graphics preset “Raytracing: Ultra”.
For the ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM, we also measured the performance when DLSS 3 frame generation was enabled.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM was 6-9% lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X environment when frame generation was disabled, but when frame generation was enabled, it exceeded the Ryzen 7 5800X environment by 50-52%.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the titles where the effect of frame generation is particularly remarkable, and ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM has improved the average frame rate by more than 60% due to frame generation.
As a result, it reached 72.7 fps in full HD and 52.3 fps in WQXGA, giving us a performance that allows us to play more comfortably.
In Hogwarts Legacy, we set the graphics preset to “high”, ray tracing to “off”, and DLSS super resolution to “balanced” to measure the average frame rate in full HD and WQXGA.
Again, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM measures performance with DLSS 3 frame generation “on”.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM when frame generation is disabled records about 73.8 fps in full HD and about 59.5 fps in WQXGA, which is about 6% and about 3% lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X environment, respectively.
However, the frame rate is enough to play enough performance.
With DLSS 3 frame generation enabled, ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM’s framerate jumps to ~104.7fps in Full HD and ~71.2fps in WQXGA, outperforming the Ryzen 7 5800X environment by ~34% and ~16% respectively. rice field.
Check monitoring data during benchmark execution
Finally, let’s check the state of ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM during high-load operation from the monitoring data obtained during the benchmark test.
The benchmark test that was measured was Cinebench R23’s “Multi Core” and “Final Fantasy XIV: Akatsuki Finale Benchmark” executed at WQXGA resolution.
In ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM, the temperature limit is set to 100 degrees Celsius for the CPU and 87 degrees Celsius for the GPU, but in the situation where both benchmarks are running, it is operating below the temperature limit, and thermal throttling is not working. It can be seen that the cooling system is able to cool the CPU and GPU well.
Checking the monitoring data while Cinebench R23 is running, it consumes less than 100W of power for about 1 minute immediately after the start of the test, and after operating at P core = around 4.2 GHz and E core = around 3.2 GHz, the power consumption It can be confirmed that the CPU clock has dropped to about 55W, and the CPU clock has dropped to around 3.7GHz and around 2.8GHz for E core.
This is the change in boost behavior due to the power limit, and the reason why it outperformed the Ryzen 7 5800X in short-term testing, but was reversed in long-term high-load processing.
Gaming 2in1 that’s more powerful than it looks
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM is a mobile gaming notebook that uses a unique design and a unique mobile carry system in collaboration with the apparel brand ACRONYM, and is rather suitable for tablet-style use.
The amazing performance is the ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM’s state-of-the-art processors from Intel and NVIDIA. .
I was surprised that a new title like Hogwarts Legacy could be played well even at high-definition settings on this style of mobile PC.
ROG Flow Z13 GZ301VIC-ACRNM is a unique and attractive unit for gamers and creators who want a powerful PC that can be used in a tablet style, as well as users who are attracted by the visuals of the main unit and portability using the carrying system. would be