ASUS Unveils Zenbook Pro 16X OLED With ASUS Supernova SoM Design

Jan 4, 2023

Groundbreaking System-on-Module design, latest Intel CPU, and LPDDR5X make the 2023 model the most powerful version ever of this premium compact creator laptop
Smaller, simpler, faster: ASUS Supernova SoM Design enables a smaller motherboard core area, 7500 MHz memory frequency, and a combined total TDP of up to 155 W
Born for on-the-go creators: Up to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13905H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 4080, 32 GB LPDDR5X DRAM
Award-winning innovative design: AAS Ultra auto-tilt for enhanced airflow; ASUS Dial; intelligent RGBW lighting; haptic touchpad; CNC-machined unibody
Stunning visuals: 16:10 16” 3.2K 120 Hz OLED HDR display: 0.2 ms ultrafast NanoEdge OLED touchscreen, 550 nits peak brightness.

ASUS today announced the exciting 2023 version of the 16-inch Zenbook Pro 16X OLED (UX7602BZ) creator laptop, featuring a unique Intel processor and a brand-new ASUS Supernova system-on-module (SoM) Design. Developed in partnership with leading technology companies, this new laptop is the most powerful version ever released.

The breakthrough, ultra-compact ASUS Supernova SoM Design enables ultra-powerful performance from the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13905H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU with NVIDIA Studio drivers, and support for LPDDR5X DRAM that offers 7500 MHz memory frequency speeds, which is much higher than the previous LPDDR5. The new 2023 Zenbook Pro 16X OLED will noticeably improve video-editing performance and 3D rendering capacity — drastically shortening processing times for creative workflows.

“It has been great to innovate with ASUS to co-engineer cutting-edge technology called System-on-Module,” said Josh Newman, Vice President, Client Product Marketing and Management. “With Intel’s CPU leadership and ASUS’ expertise in the PC industry, our partnership turns these ideas into reality that delights our customers around the world. The 13th Gen Intel Core processor inside the ZenBook Pro 16X OLED is the first to realize the vision of ASUS’ System on Module initiative.”

“With the rise of ubiquitous connectivity and data-intensive applications, today’s consumers demand responsive experiences and extended battery life at their fingertips,” said Raj Hazra, senior vice president and general manager of Micron’s Compute and Networking Business Unit. “As a critical component of ASUS Supernova SoM Design, Micron’s LPDDR5X answers the need for faster data access combined with low power levels by enabling the world’s first laptops with this memory at peak speeds.” ​

The ASUS Supernova SoM Design provides the core components of an embedded processing system — including processor cores, communication interfaces, and memory blocks — on a single production-ready printed circuit board (PCB). This modular packaging technique has a number of benefits, including a reduction of the motherboard core area by 38%, which increases the overall cooling efficiency of the system. This in turn leaves extra room for the GPU power components, enabling this device to be equipped with top-notch NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, giving users more stability, higher GPU performance and helping them to reach higher TDP values. The design also shortens the distance between the CPU and the memory chips, allowing the use of premium low-power LPDDR5X DRAM, which runs at a frequency of 7500 MHz. In addition, the laptop uses a liquid metal thermal compound that reduces the CPU temperature by up to 7° C in high-performance mode, allowing the laptop to achieve a total combined TDP of up to 155 W.

Born for on-the-go creators

ASUS Supernova SoM Design delivers unprecedented performance to creators. Backed by the latest processors, new LPDDR5X memory, and the ASUS Supernova SoM Design, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED offers 1.4 times faster video editing and up to an astounding 8.9 times faster 3D rendering times compared to the previous generation enabling creators finish creative projects in record time.

And with the ASUS Supernova SoM Design, the latest ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is available with up to 32 GB LPDDR5X memory, hitting an incredible 7500 MHz. This not only boosts memory read/write performance by 20%, but also gives creators the benefits of 1.7 times faster 3D rendering, as well as 2.4 times faster video editing, compared to LPDDR5X memory at 6000 MHz.

CNC-machined unibody with an AAS Ultra mechanism that automatically lifts and tilts the keyboard to ensure a comfortable typing angle (up to 7°) and enhances system cooling, increasing airflow by 30%, for maximum performance. It also comes with ASUS Dial, the world’s first physical dial enabling fast and intuitive control of creative apps, an enlarged haptic ASUS NumberPad, and has intelligent lighting with interactive effects. The previous version has won multiple global awards, including an iF Design Award 2022 and a 2022 Red Dot Product Design Award.

The 2023 Zenbook Pro 16X OLED has upgraded visuals, featuring a 16:10 16” 3.2 K 120 Hz OLED HDR Dolby Vision touchscreen with a 0.2 millisecond response time. It has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 gamut, is Pantone® Validated for color rendering, and is DisplayHDR™ True Black 500 certified with 550 nits peak brightness. It is also TÜV Rheinland certified for eye care.

There’s also an up to 2 TB PCIe® 4.0 x 4 SSD with a 6500 MB/s transfer speed, in an elegant 16.9 mm-thin 2.4 kg-light chassis with full I/O ports including the latest SD Express 7.0 card reader, HDMI® 2.1, two Thunderbolt™ 4 slots, and a long-lasting 96 Wh high-capacity battery.

[i] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

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