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Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G (i7-8565U, GeForce MX250, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 04/18/2019

The MX250 provides no advantage. Acer's 15.6-inch multimedia all-rounder scores points with a slim and compact body, as well as a good configuration: Core i7 processor, IPS display, NVMe SSD, HDD, dual-channel RAM. The highlight is the new GeForce MX250 GPU. Despite it having a price of around 1,100 Euros (~$1,236), the laptop does not come without its weaknesses.

Acer offers with the Aspire 5 A515-52G series an assortment of 15.6-inch multimedia laptops. With the Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU, we have already reviewed a representative of this line-up. Our current review device represents the top-of-the-line model of the series. The laptop is equipped with a Core i7 processor and the brand-new GeForce MX250 graphics unit. Competition can be found in laptops such as the Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB, the Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN and the HP Pavilion 15.


Since both Aspire 5 models are built identically, we will not go over the case, connectivity, input devices, display or speakers. The corresponding information can be found in our Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU laptop review.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L (Aspire 5 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 - 2048 MB, Core: 1519-1582 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, 64 Bit, Nvidia 425.31, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2666, dual-Channel, two slots (occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE NV156FHM-N48, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, +Toshiba MQ04ABF100, 1439 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Video, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo audio, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.95 x 363.4 x 243.5 ( = 0.71 x 14.31 x 9.59 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Norton Security Ultra (trial), Mozilla Firefox, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
1099 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size comparison

362.5 mm / 14.3 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2 kg4.48 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 243.5 mm / 9.59 inch 17.95 mm / 0.707 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.25 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.1 MB/s ∼100% +16%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
70.4 MB/s ∼88% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
70 MB/s ∼87% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.1 MB/s ∼86%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11.2 - 190, n=166)
56.9 MB/s ∼71% -18%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
39 MB/s ∼49% -44%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33.5 MB/s ∼42% -52%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
32.6 MB/s ∼41% -53%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.5 MB/s ∼34% -60%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
88.1 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85 MB/s ∼96% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83 MB/s ∼94% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.8 MB/s ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.2 - 253, n=163)
73.6 MB/s ∼84% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36 MB/s ∼41% -56%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36 MB/s ∼41% -56%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
34.6 MB/s ∼39% -58%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.1 MB/s ∼34% -63%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
683 MBit/s ∼100% +31%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
618 (min: 446, max: 680) MBit/s ∼90% +18%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
522 (min: 371, max: 601) MBit/s ∼76%
Average of class Multimedia
  (44 - 949, n=128)
495 MBit/s ∼72% -5%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
324 MBit/s ∼47% -38%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
294 (min: 161, max: 330) MBit/s ∼43% -44%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
293 (min: 188, max: 312) MBit/s ∼43% -44%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
280 MBit/s ∼41% -46%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
265 (min: 239, max: 288) MBit/s ∼39% -49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
174 MBit/s ∼25% -67%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
648 (min: 626, max: 667) MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
647 (min: 534, max: 664) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
606 (min: 306, max: 655) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
520 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (46.1 - 949, n=127)
473 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
329 (min: 269, max: 370) MBit/s ∼51% -49%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
289 (min: 232, max: 343) MBit/s ∼45% -55%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
269 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
267 MBit/s ∼41% -59%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
48 MBit/s ∼7% -93%
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Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø521 (371-601)
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø288 (161-330)
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø265 (239-288)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø617 (446-680)
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø292 (188-312)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø648 (626-667)
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø596 (306-655)
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø289 (232-343)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø647 (534-664)
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (269-370)

Display - IPS on board

Subpixels
Subpixels

The Aspire's 15.6-inch display comes with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While contrast (1069:1) is adequate to this price point, brightness (271.2 cd/m²) was too low. We expected a value of around 300 cd/m² here.

The display showed flickering at brightness levels of 90% and below, with a frequency of 250 Hz. The relatively low frequency could lead to headaches and/or eye strain on sensitive users.


The A515-52G is equipped with the same IPS display found on the sibling model we reviewed, which has stable viewing angles. However, measurements differ slightly. In this case, we are dealing with a normal phenomenon. Two identically built displays will never be a hundred percent consistent.

270
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 286 cd/m² Average: 271.2 cd/m² Minimum: 17 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 278 cd/m²
Contrast: 1069:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.73 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1, calibrated: 5.17
ΔE Greyscale 2.59 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
58% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.38
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
2631%
17%
14%
8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45 (23, 22)
45 (24, 21)
-0%
38.8 (20.8, 18)
14%
42 (22, 20)
7%
45 (21, 24)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
33 (18, 15)
35 (19, 16)
-6%
26.8 (16, 10.8)
19%
26 (15, 11)
21%
28 (16, 12)
15%
PWM Frequency
250 (90)
20000 (90)
7900%
Screen
7%
-5%
-13%
-39%
Brightness middle
278
296
6%
262
-6%
270
-3%
240
-14%
Brightness
271
268
-1%
256
-6%
250
-8%
237
-13%
Brightness Distribution
89
81
-9%
90
1%
87
-2%
90
1%
Black Level *
0.26
0.3
-15%
0.21
19%
0.25
4%
0.42
-62%
Contrast
1069
987
-8%
1248
17%
1080
1%
571
-47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.73
4.01
15%
5.8
-23%
4.79
-1%
7.43
-57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.38
8.7
-4%
14.3
-71%
8.83
-5%
12.42
-48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.17
4
23%
4.6
11%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.59
0.98
62%
2.5
3%
5.66
-119%
6.26
-142%
Gamma
2.38 92%
2.35 94%
1.99 111%
2.64 83%
2.96 74%
CCT
6160 106%
6408 101%
6528 100%
7179 91%
6661 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
38
6%
36.6
2%
37
3%
35
-3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58
58
0%
57.6
-1%
59
2%
54
-7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1319% / 569%
6% / -2%
1% / -8%
-16% / -31%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - color saturation
CalMAN - color saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - color saturation (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 69 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40.3 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9533 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance - A new GPU

Acer delivers with the Aspire 5 A515-52G a multimedia all-rounder in 15.6-inch format. The laptop provides enough processing power for common usage scenarios. The dedicated GPU enables the use of computer games. Our review device can be obtained for about 1,100 Euros (~$1,236). Other configurations are also available. Prices begin at 500 Euros (~$562). Note: the budget entry-level models come with GeForce MX130 graphics.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
Intel XTU

Processor

The Aspire is powered by the Core i7-8565U quad-core CPU, which is based on Intel's current Whiskey Lake architecture. This is a ULV model with a TDP of 15 watts. Acer allows a temporary increase to 51 watts. The Core i7 works with a base speed of 1.8 GHz. Through Turbo, the following speeds can be reached: 4.1 GHz (all four cores), 4.5 GHz (two cores) and 4.6 GHz (one core).

The processor works through the Cinebench CPU tests for a few seconds at 2.9 to 3.1 GHz (multi-thread) and 4.1 GHz (single-thread) respectively. The clock speed then drops to 2.1 to 2.3 GHz (multi-thread) and 3.8 to 3.9 GHz (single-thread). This was observed when plugged in. On battery, the tests were carried out at 2.1 to 2.2 GHz (multi-thread) and 2.2 to 4.6 GHz (single-thread) respectively.

Despite the clock speeds being significantly different, the outcome was quite similar. Therefore, results for the CB15 on battery reached 162 points (single-thread) and 470 points (multi-thread).

Multi-thread
Multi-thread
Single-thread
Single-thread
Multi-thread (on battery)
Multi-thread (on battery)
Single-thread (on battery)
Single-thread (on battery)

We checked whether Turbo would also be under prolonged load when plugged in by running the multi-thread Cinebench R15 test continuously for at least 30 minutes. Results differ a bit between the first and second run and then remain at a constant level. Turbo is used only to a very small extent. Striking: results fall slightly short of those of the sibling model equipped with a Core i5-8265U processor.

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø470 (467.49-492.88)
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø570 (535-723)
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5-7200U: Ø331 (328.8-332.43)
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø484 (479.58-505.2)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø487 (482.49-523.51)
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5-7200U: Ø296 (289.25-316.16)
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: Ø431 (417.88-605.96)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0 AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U: Ø658 (642.69-661.47)
Asus TUF FX505DY AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø725 (718.93-754.96)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6453
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
15342
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6469
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
165 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
493 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
97.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Core i7-8550U
172 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (73.1 - 191, n=31)
169 Points ∼98% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
165 Points ∼96%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
159 Points ∼92% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
150 Points ∼87% -9%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼84% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼84% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼75% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36 - 196, n=354)
127 Points ∼74% -23%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
124 Points ∼72% -25%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
120 Points ∼70% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
757 Points ∼100% +54%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Core i7-8550U
729 Points ∼96% +48%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
661 Points ∼87% +34%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
606 (min: 417.88, max: 605.96) Points ∼80% +23%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (361 - 815, n=32)
599 Points ∼79% +22%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
524 Points ∼69% +6%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
505.2 Points ∼67% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
493 Points ∼65%
Average of class Multimedia
  (73 - 1550, n=370)
479 Points ∼63% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼44% -33%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
316 Points ∼42% -36%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2682 - 8906, n=12)
6559 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
6453 Points ∼98%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
6165 Points ∼94% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
4959 Points ∼76% -23%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
4575 Points ∼70% -29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (665 - 8906, n=760)
3570 Points ∼54% -45%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
20097 Points ∼100% +31%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (14912 - 23118, n=12)
18056 Points ∼90% +18%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
16632 Points ∼83% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
15342 Points ∼76%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11094 Points ∼55% -28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1568 - 34776, n=757)
9524 Points ∼47% -38%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
390 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (176 - 447, n=6)
374 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (84 - 390, n=4)
253 Points ∼65% -35%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (880 - 1518, n=6)
1161 Points ∼100% +12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
1035 Points ∼89%
Average of class Multimedia
  (160 - 1659, n=4)
823 Points ∼71% -20%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
13989 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
12557 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (10521 - 13703, n=9)
12261 Points ∼88% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2385 - 20831, n=107)
7452 Points ∼53% -41%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6823 Points ∼49% -46%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3568 - 4820, n=9)
4034 Points ∼100% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
3842 Points ∼95% +3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
3737 Points ∼93%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3135 Points ∼78% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (445 - 4008, n=107)
2769 Points ∼69% -26%
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
16490 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
15051 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (8142 - 16490, n=17)
13761 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1707 - 19416, n=27)
11717 Points ∼71% -29%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
11183 Points ∼68% -32%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7749 Points ∼47% -53%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U
5331 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2357 - 5518, n=17)
4964 Points ∼93% -7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U
4714 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1024 - 5331, n=27)
4024 Points ∼75% -25%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3856 Points ∼72% -28%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3623 Points ∼68% -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Multimedia
  (598 - 23050, n=171)
1922 ms * ∼100% -75%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 44)
1542 ms * ∼80% -40%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
1471 ms * ∼77% -34%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1420.9 ms * ∼74% -29%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1216.6 ms * ∼63% -11%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 42)
1193.1 ms * ∼62% -8%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge)
1140.5 ms * ∼59% -4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
1100.6 ms * ∼57%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (730 - 2622, n=28)
1080 ms * ∼56% +2%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
985.9 ms * ∼51% +10%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (13935 - 49795, n=28)
35784 Points ∼100% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 42)
34055 Points ∼95% +2%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge)
33896 Points ∼95% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
33233 Points ∼93%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
30945 Points ∼86% -7%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
28706 Points ∼80% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
27612 Points ∼77% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1895 - 52403, n=167)
25474 Points ∼71% -23%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 44)
24198 Points ∼68% -27%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Multimedia
  (42.1 - 117, n=5)
86.6 runs/min ∼100% +45%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
59.7 runs/min ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (55.5 - 62.5, n=3)
59.2 runs/min ∼68% -1%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44)
239 Points ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
 
239 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (202 - 239, n=3)
225 Points ∼94% -6%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The very good results observed in the PCMark benchmarks confirm that the laptop has enough computing power for all common applications. The dedicated graphics unit enables the use of computer games. The combination of a solid state drive, a quad-core processor and dual-channel RAM results in a fast and smooth system. We did not find any issues.

PCMark 7 Score
5914 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4220 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5352 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5272 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4528 Points ∼100% +30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 2700U, SK Hynix HFS128G39TND
3855 Points ∼85% +11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1511 - 7161, n=85)
3683 Points ∼81% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3470 - 3778, n=4)
3553 Points ∼78% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
GeForce MX150, 8265U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3548 Points ∼78% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3475 Points ∼77%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
3315 Points ∼73% -5%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
GeForce MX130, 8250U, SK Hynix SC313 HFS256G39TNF
3000 Points ∼66% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Radeon 530, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
2476 Points ∼55% -29%
Productivity
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7212 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (6916 - 7392, n=4)
7139 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
GeForce MX150, 8265U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6469 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6446 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
6236 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3113 - 8020, n=86)
6121 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Radeon 530, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
5673 Points ∼79% -21%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 2700U, SK Hynix HFS128G39TND
5574 Points ∼77% -23%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
GeForce MX130, 8250U, SK Hynix SC313 HFS256G39TNF
5014 Points ∼70% -30%
Essentials
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8233 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (7446 - 8367, n=4)
8007 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7949 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3733 - 9360, n=86)
7387 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
GeForce MX150, 8265U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
7348 Points ∼89% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
GeForce MX130, 8250U, SK Hynix SC313 HFS256G39TNF
7110 Points ∼86% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Radeon 530, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
6903 Points ∼84% -16%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 2700U, SK Hynix HFS128G39TND
6733 Points ∼82% -18%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
6710 Points ∼82% -18%
Score
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4405 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4236 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (4061 - 4341, n=4)
4211 Points ∼96% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
GeForce MX150, 8265U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3960 Points ∼90% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2046 - 5358, n=86)
3904 Points ∼89% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 2700U, SK Hynix HFS128G39TND
3763 Points ∼85% -11%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
3711 Points ∼84% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
GeForce MX130, 8250U, SK Hynix SC313 HFS256G39TNF
3402 Points ∼77% -20%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Radeon 530, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
3293 Points ∼75% -22%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5272 Points ∼100%
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5223 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (4796 - 5277, n=4)
5130 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
5025 Points ∼95% -5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
GeForce MX150, 8265U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4924 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4882 Points ∼93% -7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 2700U, SK Hynix HFS128G39TND
4810 Points ∼91% -9%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
GeForce MX130, 8250U, SK Hynix SC313 HFS256G39TNF
4762 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Radeon 530, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
4631 Points ∼88% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
Vega 8, 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
4467 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2213 - 5651, n=270)
4278 Points ∼81% -19%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF FX505DY
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4560 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4464 Points ∼98% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4220 Points ∼93%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
Radeon 530, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
3907 Points ∼86% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3581 - 4220, n=4)
3866 Points ∼85% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 2700U, SK Hynix HFS128G39TND
3860 Points ∼85% -9%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
GeForce MX150, 8265U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3725 Points ∼82% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
GeForce MX130, 8250U, SK Hynix SC313 HFS256G39TNF
3647 Points ∼80% -14%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
3620 Points ∼79% -14%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
Vega 8, 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3404 Points ∼75% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1740 - 4693, n=290)
3376 Points ∼74% -20%

Storage

The system drive is an NVMe SSD from Western Digital. This M.2 2280 model has a capacity of 512 GB. Out of the box, around 439 GB is usable. The remaining space is split between the Windows installation and the recovery partition. Transfer speeds are very good, but this particular model is not the best-in-class when it comes to NVMe SSDs however.

Alongside the SSD, a 2.5-inch hard-disk drive is also to be found inside the device. This one spins at 5400 revolutions per minute and offers 1 TB of storage space.

The Aspire comes with an SSD ...
The Aspire comes with an SSD ...
... and a 2.5-inch hard drive
... and a 2.5-inch hard drive
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Sequential Read: 1156 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1230 MB/s
512K Read: 962.8 MB/s
512K Write: 873.4 MB/s
4K Read: 24.3 MB/s
4K Write: 143.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 509.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 439.9 MB/s
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
SK Hynix SC313 HFS256G39TNF
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
 
AS SSD
-221%
-6%
-67%
-72%
1%
Copy Game MB/s
684.39
556.84
-19%
392.63
-43%
239.44
-65%
761 (528 - 930, n=4)
11%
Copy Program MB/s
334.61
332.51
-1%
502.61
50%
141.68
-58%
348 (240 - 415, n=4)
4%
Copy ISO MB/s
1312.95
810.24
-38%
1108.93
-16%
321.28
-76%
1159 (765 - 1404, n=4)
-12%
Score Total
3291
921
-72%
35
-99%
967
-71%
850
-74%
3292 (2696 - 4334, n=11)
0%
Score Write
1437
244
-83%
710
-51%
352
-76%
388
-73%
1446 (1075 - 1879, n=11)
1%
Score Read
1233
452
-63%
1881
53%
402
-67%
305
-75%
1222 (1075 - 1638, n=11)
-1%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.603
-2054%
0.032
-14%
0.056
-100%
0.063
-125%
0.028 (0.021 - 0.036, n=11)
-0%
Access Time Read *
0.077
0.365
-374%
0.06
22%
0.131
-70%
0.0682 (0 - 0.129, n=10)
11%
4K-64 Write
1186.21
173
-85%
1651.81
39%
239.75
-80%
276.74
-77%
1184 (871 - 1459, n=11)
0%
4K-64 Read
1034.43
373.64
-64%
485.66
-53%
319.2
-69%
236.2
-77%
1034 (916 - 1296, n=11)
0%
4K Write
127.16
51.11
-60%
113.93
-10%
64.29
-49%
72.21
-43%
137 (104 - 180, n=11)
8%
4K Read
42.56
27.67
-35%
51.42
21%
30.14
-29%
19.47
-54%
43.8 (40 - 48.3, n=11)
3%
Seq Write
1236.86
202.69
-84%
1225.8
-1%
476.06
-62%
390.22
-68%
1255 (412 - 2407, n=11)
1%
Seq Read
1557.17
504.04
-68%
1806.27
16%
522.43
-66%
490.6
-68%
1440 (579 - 2934, n=11)
-8%

* ... smaller is better

Graphics card

The Aspire has a dedicated GeForce MX250 graphics unit on board. This is Nvidia's current mid-range model, the successor to the GeForce MX150 GPU. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds up to 1582 MHz. The graphics card also features 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory.

There are not any big differences between the MX150 and the MX250, since they are both based on the same Pascal chip (GP108). However, Nvidia has slightly increased the clock speeds on the MX250. When comparing the 3DMark results obtained by the previously reviewed MX150 Aspire model with the ones from our current review device, it becomes evident that the higher clock speeds lead, at best, to a minimal and irrelevant improvement. A further increase in performance could be achieved by Nvidia's planned ability to increase memory speed to 3.5 GHz. Acer refrains from doing so here. The memory speed remains at 3 GHz.

Intel's integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU is also found in the device, alongside the GeForce graphics unit. The GPUs provide the ability to switch graphics (Optimus). Intel's unit is used for everyday tasks and on battery power, while Nvidia's GPU takes care of tasks that are more graphically demanding. Switching happens automatically so that users do not have to worry about anything in this regard.

Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark 03 Standard
56769 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
16840 points
3DMark 11 Performance
4769 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
73366 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
12476 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3210 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1197 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
8451 Points ∼100% +82%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-7200U
8329 Points ∼99% +80%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8181 Points ∼97% +77%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
4633 Points ∼55%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
4575 Points ∼54% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8265U
4558 Points ∼54% -2%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4506 Points ∼53% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3593 - 4761, n=6)
4475 Points ∼53% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (352 - 20837, n=624)
2918 Points ∼35% -37%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
2895 Points ∼34% -38%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2381 Points ∼28% -49%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
2113 Points ∼25% -54%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1790 Points ∼100% +64%
Average of class Multimedia
  (281 - 4734, n=52)
1610 Points ∼90% +48%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (1050 - 1134, n=4)
1101 Points ∼62% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
1090 Points ∼61%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8265U
1057 Points ∼59% -3%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
1050 Points ∼59% -4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
1047 Points ∼58% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
443 Points ∼25% -59%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6327 Points ∼100% +75%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
6262 Points ∼99% +73%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-7200U
5705 Points ∼90% +58%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
3616 Points ∼57%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8265U
3613 Points ∼57% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
3576 Points ∼57% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (2977 - 3863, n=6)
3551 Points ∼56% -2%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3517 Points ∼56% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (337 - 16100, n=399)
2818 Points ∼45% -22%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
2347 Points ∼37% -35%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1715 Points ∼27% -53%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
1542 Points ∼24% -57%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 720-15IKB
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-7200U
36552 Points ∼100% +70%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
35511 Points ∼97% +65%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
34407 Points ∼94% +60%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (20283 - 23354, n=6)
21864 Points ∼60% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
21545 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-53PU
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8265U
21120 Points ∼58% -2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
19333 Points ∼53% -10%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
18770 Points ∼51% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2468 - 77755, n=401)
16517 Points ∼45% -23%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
13610 Points ∼37% -37%
HP Pavilion 15-cw0003ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
11226 Points ∼31% -48%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
9210 Points ∼25% -57%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Multimedia
  (40.2 - 60, n=5)
41.5 fps ∼100% +3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
40.2 fps ∼97%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
40.2 fps ∼97% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
18.2 fps ∼44% -55%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Multimedia
  (33.3 - 87.1, n=5)
47.1 fps ∼100% +41%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
33.3 fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
33.3 fps ∼71% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
12 fps ∼25% -64%
Normal Tier Onscreen
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
66.7 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
66.7 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (60 - 71.7, n=5)
51.7 fps ∼78% -22%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
26.1 fps ∼39% -61%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Multimedia
  (79 - 226, n=5)
118 fps ∼100% +49%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
79 fps ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
79 fps ∼67% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
31.2 fps ∼26% -61%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
75.4 fps ∼100% +3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
73 fps ∼97%
Average of class Multimedia
  (66 - 170, n=17)
70.3 fps ∼93% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (66 - 73, n=2)
69.5 fps ∼92% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
29.6 fps ∼39% -59%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
69.9 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (57 - 69.9, n=2)
63.5 fps ∼91% -9%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
63.1 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (57 - 138, n=17)
48.7 fps ∼70% -30%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
24.8 fps ∼35% -65%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
283.9 fps ∼100% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
272.2 fps ∼96%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (265 - 272, n=2)
269 fps ∼95% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (41 - 775, n=38)
195 fps ∼69% -28%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
118.3 fps ∼42% -57%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
200.6 fps ∼100% +36%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
147 fps ∼73%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (60 - 147, n=2)
104 fps ∼52% -29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20.1 - 306, n=36)
78 fps ∼39% -47%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
65.6 fps ∼33% -55%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
148.7 fps ∼100% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
146.4 fps ∼98%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (136 - 146, n=2)
141 fps ∼95% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (15.9 - 331, n=35)
80.1 fps ∼54% -45%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
37.6 fps ∼25% -74%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
111.5 fps ∼100% +12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
99.7 fps ∼89%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (60 - 99.7, n=2)
79.9 fps ∼72% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (9.4 - 209, n=33)
50.4 fps ∼45% -49%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
29.5 fps ∼26% -70%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
111.5 fps ∼100% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
109.6 fps ∼98%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (101 - 110, n=2)
105 fps ∼94% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.6 - 273, n=21)
81.9 fps ∼73% -25%
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00SWGE
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i5-7200U
34.3 fps ∼31% -69%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51RL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-7200U
92.1 fps ∼100% +12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
82.2 fps ∼89%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (60 - 82.2, n=2)
71.1 fps ∼77% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (15.3 - 195, n=21)