ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE users are flashing a custom vBIOS to get 20% higher performance!
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE packs a beefy NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, with a 130W TGP limit on the GPU with Dynamic Boost. Of course, enthusiasts are all about squeezing the most they can out of their machines, so some have come up with a custom vBIOS with a higher 150W TGP limit to get even more performance out of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE.
The results are quite impressive as it allows the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE to dominate the 3DMark Time Spy charts. The 150W TGP limit does allow the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE to post close to 20% higher scores, which is a nice boost for an already powerful laptop. Making it all the more exciting is the fact that the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is now unofficially the lightest laptop with a 150W GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU.
However from the Baidu posts that discussed the custom vBIOS for the laptop, the higher TGP limit does reportedly overwhelm the cooling system on the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, and is only good for short benchmark runs. On top of that, the 280W power adapter is reportedly insufficient to keep the laptop charged, and the battery level will gradually drop during heavy use even with the power adapter connected.
We do not recommend flashing a custom vBIOS on such an expensive machine, considering that you have a fairly good chance of bricking the laptop. ASUS has definitely put in their fair share of R&D to finetune the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE before settling on the 130W TGP limit on the GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU.
I mean, if the laptop was actually capable of handling more power, why wouldn’t ASUS slap a higher TGP limit on it? Faster, chart-topping performance is always a great selling point.
Pokdepinion: Imagine if ASUS actually release the vBIOS officially as a “use at your own risk” type of thing… I think many enthusiasts would actually dig that.