[Specs and Info] ASUS ROG Flow X16 (GV601) – Doesn’t even need an external GPU

Last year we reviewed the ASUS Rog Flow X13 (GV301), a device that we dubbed a gamechanger. The small 13-inch form factor delivered big on performance, with an RTX 3050 Ti inside. More importantly, it could connect to an external GPU, which ASUS sells separately, making a small 1-kilogram laptop, deliver as much power as the larger ROG Strix SCAR laptops.

Today, we have a bigger version of the X13, called the Flow X16. It is still a convertible, powered by the latest in AMD and NVIDIA’s arsenal. However, it makes less and less sense to pick the external XG Mobile GPU, as the X16 itself carries a lot more powerful graphics instead of the 3050 Ti.

Today we’re giving you a quick overview of the ASUS ROG Flow X16 (GV601).

ASUS ROG Flow X16 (GV601): Full Specs


ASUS certainly knows how to make thinner and lighter laptops with a lot of performance, so their experience with VivoBooks and Zenbooks is definitely coming in handy. The ROG Flow X16 weighs 2.10 kg and has a profile of 19.4 mm. The build materials aren’t specified, but you should expect a metal base and bottom panel, while the lid could use some more exotic materials. Overall, durability should be good, considering this is a high-end notebook with a supposedly hefty price tag. The lid is covered by a bunch of diagonal lines, along with a purple ROG badge in the bottom left corner.


There’s only one display to choose from, with a 16-inch QHD+ IPS panel with a 165Hz refresh rate. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is becoming more and more popular, along with covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, a 3 ms response time, and Pantone validation.

Specifications and features

The laptop is powered by the Ryzen 9 6900HS, which is a 35W CPU. However, it can maintain very high stability and clock speeds even when it’s under heavy workloads, especially in thinner devices. It does this while maintaining efficiency and bringing long battery life. In terms of graphics, we have the RTX 3050 Ti from the X13, along with the RTX 3060 and the RTX 3070 Ti, which feels like it’s enough for QHD+ gaming for some time to come.

Still, you need good cooling to keep the hardware in check, with the X16 getting a very good setup. First of all, it coats the CPU and GPU in liquid metal from Thermal Grizzly.

All ASUS ROG Flow X16 (GV601) configurations:

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