ASUS Zephyrus G14 Review: AC vs Battery Performance

Power Consumption and Conclusion

We also measure the power consumption at the outlet under different workloads to get an idea of how much juice the laptop needs as a whole:

Under CPU-heavy rendering workloads like Cinebench and V-Ray, the power draw crossed the 150W mark at the outlet while gaming was less demanding with an average of 130-140W. The idle power draw was just around 25W.

The ASUS Zephyrus G14 is a testament to how flexible AMD’s Renoir processors are. The CPU power draw can go as high as 150W on direct AC power, with an average of just around 5-10W under battery saver mode in lightly-threaded workloads.

The only concern here is the GPU performance under battery which makes gaming absolutely unplayable unless you’re connected to an AC source. I’m not sure whether this issue is localized to the G14 or present in all Renoir devices, but it has to do with the ACPI profile of the SoC.

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Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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