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

ASUS has recently announced the 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.

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 with a 7500 MHz memory frequency, which is much higher than the previous LPDDR5 memory. 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 this cutting-edge technology called System-on-Module,” said Josh Newman, Vice President, Client Product Marketing and Management at Intel. “With Intel’s CPU leadership and the PC industry expertise of ASUS, 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 the 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 the 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 Thermal Design Power (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. 

Award-winning and innovative design for productivity 

Zenbook Pro 16X OLED pushes the limits of innovation to increase the productivity of all creators. It has a 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 RGBW 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. 

Feast your eyes with 16:10 3.2K 120Hz OLED touchscreen 

The 2023 Zenbook Pro 16X OLED has upgraded visuals, featuring a 16-inch 16:10 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. 

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