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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45 in review: Compact QHD gaming laptop

Well-rounded. The Ryzen 7 APU and the GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU bring all the latest games smoothly onto the matte QHD display. Because of the low TGP, the GPU performs below its capabilities. The laptop offers space for three storage drives.
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Acer's 15.6-inch gaming laptop is powered by a Ryzen 7 5800H APU and a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. Our configuration variant is available for just under 1,700 Euros (~$1,993). Among the competitors are devices like the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY, the Aorus 15P XC, the MSI GF65 Thin 10UE, the Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR, and the Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH (Nitro 5 AN515 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8 x 3.2 - 4.4 GHz, 65 W PL2 / Short Burst, 54 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne H (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8192 MB, Core: 1290 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 85 W TDP, GDDR6, 30.0.14.7141, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 188 PPI, BOE BOE09B8, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00, 1024 GB 
, 2 M.2-2280 slots (NVMe), 1 SATA slot (2.5"), 902 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ AMD K17.6 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined headset port, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), MediaTek MT7921 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.9 x 363.4 x 255 ( = 0.94 x 14.31 x 10.04 in)
Battery
57.5 Wh, 3733 mAh 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, SATA slot, screws, Microsoft 365 (trial), Norton Security Ultra (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 582 g ( = 20.53 oz / 1.28 pounds)
Price
1,699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.2 %
08/2021
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23.9 mm15.60"2560x1440
84.7 %
07/2021
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
R9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6800M
2.4 kg27.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.1 %
02/2021
Aorus 15P XC
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg27 mm15.60"1920x1080
80.4 %
03/2021
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg21.7 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
07/2021
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.5 %
03/2021
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Acer chooses plastic

The entire case of the Nitro 5 is made of matte black plastic. Apart from the RGB key lighting, the wine-red area between the rear air vents and the red "Nitro" logo on the hinge cover add some color. The smooth surfaces of the chassis prove to be quite susceptible to fingerprints. There is no maintenance hatch, and the battery is firmly built into the device.

The laptop doesn't exhibit any major weaknesses in terms of workmanship. The gap dimensions are accurate, and there are no material protrusions. The base unit can be twisted a bit, but the whole situation is kept within limits. On the other hand, the lid could be more rigid. Moreover, applying pressure on the lid's back doesn't lead to alterations in the display. The hinges keep the screen firmly in position, and a one-handed opening of the lid is possible. The maximum aperture angle is about 150 degrees.

In terms of dimensions and weight, there aren't many differences between most of the devices in our comparison field. The Razer Blade 15 stands out as the most compact device, and the MSI GF65 Thin 10UE has the lowest weight.

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Size comparison

363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 27.9 mm / 1.098 inch 2.4 kg5.22 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.7 mm / 0.854 inch 1.9 kg4.27 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs

Connectivity - Nitro 5 without Thunderbolt

The Nitro 5 comes with three USB-A ports (2x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2) and one USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2). The latter doesn't support Power Delivery or DisplayPort via USB-C. Consequently, there's only one video output with the HDMI connection. A memory card reader isn't available, either.

Left side: Cable lock slot, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio
Left side: Cable lock slot, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), HDMI
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), HDMI

Communication

The WLAN chip (MediaTek MT7921) supports the 802.11ax standard and offers Bluetooth 5 functionality. The data rates determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) lag behind the chip's capabilities. The tests were repeated with time intervals - without any changes in the final result. We suspect a driver problem. Moreover, wired network connections are handled by a Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet controller. It performs its tasks smoothly.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1603 (1249min - 1664max) MBit/s ∼100% +63%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1480 (720min - 1589max) MBit/s ∼92% +50%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 MBit/s ∼87% +41%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1224 (1001min - 1381max) MBit/s ∼76% +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (496 - 1645, n=159, last 2 years)
1157 MBit/s ∼72% +17%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1149 (933min - 1432max) MBit/s ∼72% +17%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
MediaTek MT7921
985 (739min - 1077max) MBit/s ∼61%
Average MediaTek MT7921
  (548 - 985, n=8)
727 MBit/s ∼45% -26%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1613 (1351min - 1677max) MBit/s ∼100% +1692%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1520 (1485min - 1556max) MBit/s ∼94% +1589%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 MBit/s ∼86% +1444%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 (1014min - 1439max) MBit/s ∼82% +1378%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=159, last 2 years)
1221 MBit/s ∼76% +1257%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
739 (378min - 828max) MBit/s ∼46% +721%
Average MediaTek MT7921
  (90 - 878, n=8)
591 MBit/s ∼37% +557%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
MediaTek MT7921
90 (35min - 191max) MBit/s ∼6%
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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø90.1 (35-191)
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1330 (1014-1439)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1613 (1351-1677)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1519 (1485-1556)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø726 (378-828)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø985 (739-1077)
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1149 (933-1432)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1456 (720-1589)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1603 (1249-1664)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1224 (1001-1381)

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP) generates images with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. There are problems with color accuracy. With a deviation of almost 12, the target (DeltaE less than 3) is clearly missed.

ColorChecker
18.3 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
24 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
17 ∆E
20 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
22 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
15 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
21 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T: 18.05 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 28.07 ∆E
ColorChecker
19.5 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
15 ∆E
17 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 15P XC: 14.67 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 26.81 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.2 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GF65 Thin 10UE: 11.69 ∆E min: 4.38 - max: 23.1 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.9 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
16 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH: 11.53 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 17.84 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.4 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060: 7.06 ∆E min: 2.43 - max: 14.45 ∆E

Accessories

The laptop comes with the usual documents: A quick-start guide and warranty information. In addition, a short ribbon cable including a SATA connector is also included, which would be required to install a 2.5-inch storage drive. The corresponding mounting frame is already integrated inside the laptop.

Maintenance

After removing all screws on the bottom of the device, the bottom cover can be lifted off with the help of a flat spatula or a joint smoother - the bottom cover sits quite tightly in its place in some sections. You will then have access to the SSD, the WLAN module, the RAM, the battery, and the fans.

The interior of the Nitro 5
The interior of the Nitro 5

Warranty

Acer provides the 15.6-inch device with a two-year warranty. Extending the warranty to three years costs just under 100 Euros (~$117).

Input devices - Keyboard with RGB lighting

Keyboard

The backlit chiclet keyboard consists of differently shaped keys: The concave main keys (letters, number row), and the remaining flat-shaped keys (function keys, numeric keypad). The resistance provided by the keys could be crisper in our opinion. Moreover, the keyboard yields a bit during typing. This didn't prove to be bothersome, though. All in all, Acer delivers a keyboard that's suitable for everyday use here.

Touchpad

The smooth surface of the multitouch-capable ClickPad (about 10.6 x 7.8 cm) makes it easy for fingers to glide on it. It also responds to inputs in the corners. The pad has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input devices of the Nitro 5
Input devices of the Nitro 5

Display - Fast QHD panel

While the matte 15.6-inch display (2560x1440 pixels) delivers a good average brightness (304.4 cd/m²), the contrast (652:1) is too low. We consider values beyond 1,000:1 to be good. The 144 Hz panel offers quick response times. We didn't detect any PWM flickering.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
332
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE BOE09B8
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 349 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 304.4 cd/m² Minimum: 22.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 349 cd/m²
Contrast: 652:1 (Black: 0.535 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.11 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
67.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
66.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.36
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
BOE BOE09B8, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Sharp SHP152C, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Aorus 15P XC
Sharp LQ156M1JW03, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
AU Optronics B156HAN08.4, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
Sharp SHP1532, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
BOE NV156FHM-N4K, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
1%
2%
-42%
-3%
Display P3 Coverage
66.2
66.48
0%
67.21
2%
37.65
-43%
64.3
-3%
sRGB Coverage
96.3
97.71
1%
98.68
2%
56.27
-42%
91.79
-5%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
67.1
67.56
1%
68.57
2%
38.9
-42%
65.53
-2%
Response Times
9%
0%
-229%
7%
6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
14 ?(7, 7)
8 ?(3, 5)
43%
11.2 ?(6, 5.2)
20%
36.8 ?(19.2, 17.6)
-163%
12 ?(6, 6)
14%
8.8 ?(4.4, 4.4)
37%
Response Time Black / White *
8 ?(4, 4)
10 ?(5, 5)
-25%
9.6 ?(5.2, 4.4)
-20%
31.6 ?(18.4, 13.2)
-295%
8 ?(4, 4)
-0%
10 ?(5.6, 4.4)
-25%
PWM Frequency
24040 ?(25)
1250 ?(20)
1000 ?(99)
Screen
3%
38%
2%
40%
13%
Brightness middle
349
306
-12%
298
-15%
266.5
-24%
297
-15%
317.2
-9%
Brightness
304
283
-7%
278
-9%
262
-14%
268
-12%
306
1%
Brightness Distribution
79
86
9%
88
11%
91
15%
84
6%
89
13%
Black Level *
0.535
0.25
53%
0.29
46%
0.18
66%
0.22
59%
0.31
42%
Contrast
652
1224
88%
1028
58%
1481
127%
1350
107%
1023
57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.11
4.97
-60%
0.96
69%
5.33
-71%
1.36
56%
4.37
-41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.57
10.12
-6%
3.22
66%
18.28
-91%
3.82
60%
6.62
31%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5
7.2
-44%
1.3
74%
4.5
10%
1.88
62%
4.5
10%
Gamma
2.36 93%
2.23 99%
2.242 98%
2.35 94%
2.48 89%
2.4 92%
CCT
6976 93%
7784 84%
6519 100%
6289 103%
6768 96%
7418 88%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.7
0.83
4.36
2.67
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
67.6
69
35.6
63
59.2
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97.7
91
55.8
99
91.4
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 3%
13% / 24%
-90% / -44%
24% / 34%
5% / 8%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the display shows a very decent color reproduction and only just misses the target with a color deviation of 3.11 (DeltaE less than 3). It doesn't suffer from a blue tint. The AdobeRGB (67%), sRGB (96%), and DCI-P3 (66%) color spaces aren't completely mapped.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
Nitro 5 vs. sRGB
Nitro 5 vs. sRGB
Nitro 5 vs. AdobeRGB
Nitro 5 vs. AdobeRGB
Nitro 5 vs. DCI-P3
Nitro 5 vs. DCI-P3

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
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 7 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.7 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17047 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel is legible from any position. Outdoors, reading the display is possible when the sun isn't shining too brightly.

The Nitro 5 outdoors (taken in bright sunlight).
The Nitro 5 outdoors (taken in bright sunlight).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - RTX 3070 with low TGP

With the Nitro 5 AN515-45, Acer has a 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its lineup that brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen.

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Test conditions

The preinstalled NitroSense software offers various performance profiles and allows the user to adjust the two fans. We ran all benchmarks using the performance profile "High Performance" and enabled the automatic fan control. The performance profiles correspond to the standard Windows 10 profiles.

Processor

The CPU part of the Ryzen 7 5800H APU (Cezanne) consists of an octa-core processor that operates at a base clock speed of 3.2 GHz. An increase up to 4.4 GHz is possible via Turbo. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads per core) is supported.

The Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test is processed at 3.6 to 3.8 GHz (plugged in) and 2.5 to 3.3 GHz (battery power), respectively. The single-thread test is always run at 3.4 to 4.4 GHz.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. Turbo is used at a moderate extent.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1958 (1935.55-1986)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2130 (2119.21-2144.54)
Aorus 15P XC Intel Core i7-10870H: Ø1597 (1574.49-1728.16)
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1090 (1079.56-1097.57)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1903 (1786.91-2018.67)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø891 (861.83-897.48)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø852 (840.71-866.61)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
231 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1986 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
145.25 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1488 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1433 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1294 - 1441, n=17)
1406 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=89, last 2 years)
1370 Points ∼92% -4%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1248 Points ∼84% -13%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
1224 Points ∼82% -15%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
1213 Points ∼82% -15%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
1095 Points ∼74% -24%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13149 Points ∼100% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (10097 - 13214, n=17)
12087 Points ∼92% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
11942 Points ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=90, last 2 years)
10902 Points ∼83% -9%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
10263 Points ∼78% -14%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6921 (6730.84min - 6920.58max) Points ∼53% -42%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5388 (5332.81min - 5388.31max) Points ∼41% -55%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
4621 Points ∼35% -61%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
583 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼96% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
558 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (502 - 560, n=18)
548 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=191, last 2 years)
501 Points ∼86% -10%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
483 Points ∼83% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
473 Points ∼81% -15%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
473 Points ∼81% -15%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
437 Points ∼75% -22%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5158 Points ∼100% +10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4685 Points ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (3993 - 5020, n=19)
4667 Points ∼90% 0%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4553 Points ∼88% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=192, last 2 years)
3772 Points ∼73% -19%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
3721 Points ∼72% -21%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
2673 Points ∼52% -43%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
2181 Points ∼42% -53%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
1781 Points ∼35% -62%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
241 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
233 Points ∼97% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
231 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (209 - 234, n=17)
229 Points ∼95% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=197, last 2 years)
203 Points ∼84% -12%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
202 Points ∼84% -13%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
200 Points ∼83% -13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
198 Points ∼82% -14%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
184 Points ∼76% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2176 Points ∼100% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1920 - 2119, n=16)
2023 Points ∼93% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2019 (1786.91min - 2018.67max) Points ∼93% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1986 Points ∼91%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
1728 Points ∼79% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=208, last 2 years)
1606 Points ∼74% -19%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1098 (1079.56min - 1097.57max) Points ∼50% -45%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
897 (861.83min - 897.48max) Points ∼41% -55%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
867 (840.71min - 866.61max) Points ∼40% -56%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
523 Seconds * ∼100% -104%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
522 Seconds * ∼100% -103%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
403 Seconds * ∼77% -57%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 555, n=175, last 2 years)
313 Seconds * ∼60% -22%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
292 Seconds * ∼56% -14%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
268 Seconds * ∼51% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
257 Seconds * ∼49%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (237 - 268, n=17)
252 Seconds * ∼48% +2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
229.9 Seconds * ∼44% +11%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5678 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5558 MIPS ∼98% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5531 MIPS ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (5038 - 5632, n=17)
5485 MIPS ∼97% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=176, last 2 years)
5245 MIPS ∼92% -5%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
5244 MIPS ∼92% -5%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
5209 MIPS ∼92% -6%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5159 MIPS ∼91% -7%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
4841 MIPS ∼85% -12%
7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
55954 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (52444 - 59986, n=17)
55038 MIPS ∼98% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
54052 MIPS ∼97%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53767 MIPS ∼96% -1%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
46431 MIPS ∼83% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=176, last 2 years)
45044 MIPS ∼81% -17%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
33084 MIPS ∼59% -39%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
29312 MIPS ∼52% -46%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
24841 MIPS ∼44% -54%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1496 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1458 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1347 - 1505, n=16)
1445 Points ∼97% -1%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1443 Points ∼96% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=174, last 2 years)
1312 Points ∼88% -10%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1310 Points ∼88% -10%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
1285 Points ∼86% -12%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
1270 Points ∼85% -13%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
1190 Points ∼80% -18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (7438 - 9062, n=16)
7800 Points ∼100% +4%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
7758 Points ∼99% +4%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7621 Points ∼98% +2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7607 Points ∼98% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7480 Points ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=174, last 2 years)
7196 Points ∼92% -4%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6355 Points ∼81% -15%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5732 Points ∼73% -23%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
4584 Points ∼59% -39%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.3 fps ∼100% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (13.4 - 16.1, n=17)
14.8 fps ∼97% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.6 fps ∼95%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13.4 fps ∼88% -8%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
12.9 fps ∼84% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.13 - 19.8, n=175, last 2 years)
12.4 fps ∼81% -15%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.35 fps ∼61% -36%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
7.71 fps ∼50% -47%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.27 fps ∼48% -50%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
77.4 s * ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (47.4 - 113, n=17)
69.1 s * ∼89% +11%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
60.7 s * ∼78% +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=167, last 2 years)
54.7 s * ∼71% +29%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
53.3 s * ∼69% +31%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52.4 s * ∼68% +32%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
49.1 s * ∼63% +37%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
48.2 s * ∼62% +38%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
45.2 s * ∼58% +42%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.64 sec * ∼100% -23%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.615 sec * ∼96% -18%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.589 sec * ∼92% -13%
Aorus 15P XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.586 sec * ∼92% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=170, last 2 years)
0.58 sec * ∼91% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (0.511 - 0.559, n=16)
0.525 sec * ∼82% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.522 sec * ∼82%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.512 sec * ∼80% +2%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.512 sec * ∼80% +2%

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System performance

The fast and smooth system has enough computing power for all common application areas. Gaming, video editing, and image processing don't pose a big challenge for the Nitro. This is complemented by good PCMark results.

Acer equips the laptop with two single-sided 8 GB RAM modules (DDR4-3200) that have relatively slow transfer rates and memory timings. Among the laptops that we've tested so far with this CPU-GPU combination, memory ranks in the lower range of the table.

On average, the low values can lead to a drop in gaming performance of up to 10%. Replacing the memory modules with models with better timings could slightly increase gaming performance further.

RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4995 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6161 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5916 points
PCMark 10 Score
6738 points
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PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
7167 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6917 Points ∼97% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (6717 - 6983, n=6)
6846 Points ∼96% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
6738 Points ∼94%
Aorus 15P XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
6463 Points ∼90% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6378 Points ∼89% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=176, last 2 years)
6141 Points ∼86% -9%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5390 Points ∼75% -20%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5117 Points ∼71% -24%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
10204 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
10198 Points ∼100% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10144 Points ∼99% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (9548 - 10226, n=6)
10028 Points ∼98% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
10016 Points ∼98%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=175, last 2 years)
9663 Points ∼95% -4%
Aorus 15P XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9193 Points ∼90% -8%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9093 Points ∼89% -9%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
8996 Points ∼88% -10%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9514 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9228 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (8849 - 9514, n=6)
9133 Points ∼96% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9060 Points ∼95% -2%
Aorus 15P XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
8353 Points ∼88% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=175, last 2 years)
8300 Points ∼87% -10%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8281 Points ∼87% -10%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7729 Points ∼81% -16%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6732 Points ∼71% -27%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
10806 Points ∼100% +20%
Aorus 15P XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9539 Points ∼88% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (8948 - 10389, n=6)
9523 Points ∼88% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9257 Points ∼86% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
8982 Points ∼83%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8381 Points ∼78% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=175, last 2 years)
7960 Points ∼74% -11%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6047 Points ∼56% -33%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6003 Points ∼56% -33%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
R9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6800M
Aorus 15P XC
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
 
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
 
AIDA64
-5%
8%
1%
11%
2%
Memory Write
34298
32536
-5%
40730
19%
33705
-2%
39234 ?(33705 - 47022, n=21)
14%
36503 ?(28456 - 47022, n=17)
6%
Memory Read
43642
41984
-4%
40189
-8%
45970
5%
42447 ?(35460 - 47921, n=21)
-3%
44812 ?(42436 - 47247, n=17)
3%
Memory Latency *
76.3
81.3
-7%
57.9
24%
79.2
-4%
50.8 ?(80.3 - 103, n=30)
33%
81 ?(76.3 - 94, n=17)
-6%
Memory Copy
37654
36725
-2%
35818
-5%
39623
5%
37813 ?(32035 - 44239, n=21)
0%
39601 ?(36925 - 44180, n=17)
5%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

The standardized latency monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95) didn't reveal any irregularities in the DPC latencies. The system seems to be suitable for real-time video and audio editing. This assessment is based on our test device running the latest software available at the time of testing. Future updates could lead to improvements or even to worse performance.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
2542 μs * ∼100% -512%
Aorus 15P XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
1201.4 μs * ∼47% -189%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
999.1 μs * ∼39% -141%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
788.37 μs * ∼31% -90%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
638.4 μs * ∼25% -54%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
589 μs * ∼23% -42%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
415.3 μs * ∼16%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

An NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from Western Digital serves as the system drive. It provides 1 TB of storage space and delivers good transfer rates. In addition, the laptop offers room for a second M.2-2280 SSD (NVMe) as well as a 2.5-inch storage device (SATA slot and screws are in the box, and the mounting frame is found inside the laptop).

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
A second NVMe SSD can still be installed.
A second NVMe SSD can still be installed.
In addition, the laptop offers space for a 2.5-inch storage drive.
In addition, the laptop offers space for a 2.5-inch storage drive.
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2369 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1965 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 554.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 416.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2007 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1970 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 49.49 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 161.3 MB/s
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Aorus 15P XC
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-0%
11%
10%
28%
10%
3%
Write 4K
161.3
140.4
-13%
130.2
-19%
157.3
-2%
182.5
13%
123.8
-23%
183 ?(117 - 263, n=6)
13%
Read 4K
49.49
48.91
-1%
45.47
-8%
46.69
-6%
73.21
48%
45.53
-8%
48.6 ?(43.9 - 52.4, n=6)
-2%
Write Seq
1970
1613
-18%
2269
15%
2389
21%
3005
53%
2132
8%
1979 ?(1963 - 2001, n=6)
0%
Read Seq
2007
2043
2%
1643
-18%
2196
9%
2358
17%
2067
3%
1828 ?(1455 - 2010, n=6)
-9%
Write 4K Q32T1
416.8
482.5
16%
547.4
31%
407.6
-2%
389.5
-7%
462.9
11%
498 ?(373 - 648, n=6)
19%
Read 4K Q32T1
554.3
552.6
0%
654.2
18%
518.5
-6%
463.8
-16%
552.8
0%
573 ?(461 - 767, n=6)
3%
Write Seq Q32T1
1965
1612.1
-18%
2512
28%
2401
22%
3166
61%
2955
50%
1979 ?(1965 - 2002, n=6)
1%
Read Seq Q32T1
2369
3105.3
31%
3382
43%
3344
41%
3590
52%
3246
37%
2336 ?(1927 - 2456, n=6)
-1%
Write 4K Q8T8
1202.1
563
Read 4K Q8T8
1451.1
1498
AS SSD
98%
135%
143%
173%
120%
54%
Seq Read
2217.16
2705.7
22%
2694.23
22%
3001.79
35%
3132.97
41%
2401.48
8%
2054 ?(1804 - 2217, n=6)
-7%
Seq Write
1929.43
1652.1
-14%
2326.7
21%
2420.33
25%
2968.8
54%
2086.97
8%
1805 ?(1334 - 1929, n=6)
-6%
4K Read
28.71
45.46
58%
47.77
66%
48.46
69%
55.16
92%
49.58
73%
39 ?(28.7 - 45.9, n=6)
36%
4K Write
146.32
128.5
-12%
98.77
-32%
114.31
-22%
129.7
-11%
98.77
-32%
173 ?(105 - 233, n=6)
18%
4K-64 Read
215.86
1342.45
522%
1745.64
709%
1872.64
768%
1890.98
776%
1600.63
642%
757 ?(216 - 1039, n=6)
251%
4K-64 Write
1474.69
1066.33
-28%
2266.89
54%
1881.76
28%
1794.72
22%
1862.48
26%
1433 ?(1150 - 1556, n=6)
-3%
Access Time Read *
0.095
0.079
0.045
0.052
0.06
0.0455 ?(0.033 - 0.052, n=4)
Access Time Write *
0.105
0.03
71%
0.039
63%
0.101
4%
0.028
73%
0.11
-5%
0.0765 ?(0.035 - 0.166, n=6)
27%
Score Read
466
1658
256%
2063
343%
2221
377%
2259
385%
1890
306%
1001 ?(466 - 1292, n=6)
115%
Score Write
814
1360
67%
2598
219%
2238
175%
2221
173%
2170
167%
1670 ?(814 - 1953, n=6)
105%
Score Total
2513
3818
52%
5698
127%
5565
121%
5630
124%
5015
100%
3345 ?(2513 - 3845, n=6)
33%
Copy ISO MB/s
1697.79
1838.23
8%
1876.57
11%
2420.79
43%
2205.76
30%
1653 ?(1305 - 2320, n=6)
-3%
Copy Program MB/s
284.74
848.45
198%
555.32
95%
705.47
148%
693.71
144%
528 ?(285 - 681, n=6)
85%
Copy Game MB/s
786.48
1408.95
79%
1200.57
53%
1489.63
89%
1555.27
98%
1173 ?(786 - 1588, n=6)
49%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
49% / 61%
73% / 88%
77% / 92%
101% / 108%
65% / 78%
29% / 34%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0180360540720900108012601440162018001980216023402520270028803060324034201394.461844.361858.231858.441858.651858.861858.861858.861859.281859.281859.281859.281859.281859.491859.491859.491859.491859.71859.71859.71859.71859.71859.911859.911859.911859.911859.911859.911859.911860.121860.121860.121860.331860.331860.331860.331860.381860.751860.961860.961860.961860.961860.961861.171861.381861.381861.591861.591862.011862.011538.471546.071568.671569.11573.071577.061688.41718.531744.911758.931759.511762.71767.31783.841795.351800.791937.251937.251943.831947.921951.821956.221960.91961.321961.531962.161962.571962.931967.391969.232153.662169.992186.492213.542291.592359.092427.842531.652630.882812.742895.22901.062902.042902.532902.532903.362904.622904.972904.972905.042596.482960.292962.442962.592964.692964.692965.582966.212969.082969.152969.292969.712970.412970.832971.382972.012972.012973.272973.482974.12974.312975.362975.572975.782976.412976.492977.122977.452977.452980.172980.262980.82981.012984.362985.512986.032986.972987.292987.392987.922988.022988.132988.132988.232988.762989.072990.012990.012991.83000.612975.993331.963364.043364.253367.823368.243369.283369.493370.123370.333370.333370.543370.543370.753370.963371.173371.173371.383371.383371.383371.833372.223372.433373.063373.063373.063373.063373.273373.273373.483373.93374.113374.323374.533375.163375.163375.373375.373375.583375.793376.213376.413376.413376.413377.883378.513378.723379.353380.193380.611462.341462.761464.021467.171467.381467.81468.011468.221468.851469.051469.471469.681470.941472.21623.411690.511698.271736.021856.822014.12059.612131.342145.62181.042289.882290.932291.772292.192306.452308.542309.172309.172309.172309.82310.222714.762716.232717.73173.623575.853576.483576.93578.793579.423580.893580.893584.873585.923586.553589.282760.272841.412842.062857.532861.562864.432865.132865.342867.152867.232868.412869.742872.182872.392873.012873.642875.22875.612875.742875.942876.362879.182882.012883.062884.742886.942887.872888.22888.52888.622890.292890.62890.712891.432893.532894.072894.072894.362895.412897.082897.922901.622901.92902.322909.222911.322913.22914.252917.772920.73Tooltip
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00: Ø1850 (1394.46-1862.01)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU: Ø2143 (1538.47-2905.04)
Aorus 15P XC ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4: Ø2970 (2596.48-3000.61)
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR: Ø3364 (2975.99-3380.61)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N: Ø2315 (1462.34-3589.28)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø2882 (2760.27-2920.73)

Graphics card

The actual performance of an RTX 3000 GPU depends on a few factors: The cooling, the memory configuration, and the maximum TGP that a laptop manufacturer chooses within the limits defined by Nvidia. Acer allows the GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU (overview of all RTX 3070 laptops including their TGPs) a maximum TGP of 85 watts.

The GPU delivers benchmark results that are clearly below the average RTX 3070. Consequently, there's room for improvement: A firmware update increases the TGP to 100 watts and brings the results closer to those of an average RTX 3070. The new maximum TGP can be maintained over a prolonged period of time (see our The Witcher 3 test).

The RTX 3070 can access fast GDDR6 graphics memory (8,192 MB). The Vega 8 graphics core that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (plugged in, firmware update)
Fire Strike (plugged in, firmware update)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Fire Strike (battery power)
System info
System info
System info (firmware update)
System info (firmware update)
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike Ultra (firmware update)
Fire Strike Ultra (firmware update)
Time Spy (firmware update)
Time Spy (firmware update)
Port Royal (firmware update)
Port Royal (firmware update)
3DMark 11 Performance
23271 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
40183 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
19463 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8358 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
41706 Points ∼100% +43%
Aorus 15P XC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
36675 Points ∼88% +25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (20039 - 38275, n=33)
33067 Points ∼79% +13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (FW-Update)
31309 Points ∼75% +7%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
29289 Points ∼70% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
29247 Points ∼70%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=187, last 2 years)
26963 Points ∼65% -8%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
26286 Points ∼63% -10%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10300H
24476 Points ∼59% -16%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
23840 Points ∼57% -18%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
34993 Points ∼100% +67%
Aorus 15P XC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
27764 Points ∼79% +32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (16628 - 29128, n=32)
24500 Points ∼70% +17%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
22200 Points ∼63% +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (FW-Update)
22130 Points ∼63% +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
20966 Points ∼60%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=197, last 2 years)
20306 Points ∼58% -3%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
20155 Points ∼58% -4%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10300H
18864 Points ∼54% -10%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
18434 Points ∼53% -12%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11313 Points ∼100% +37%
Aorus 15P XC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
10500 Points ∼93% +27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (6059 - 11019, n=33)
9430 Points ∼83% +14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (FW-Update)
9006 Points ∼80% +9%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8407 Points ∼74% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8286 Points ∼73%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
7897 Points ∼70% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=201, last 2 years)
7763 Points ∼69% -6%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10300H
7062 Points ∼62% -15%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
7041 Points ∼62% -15%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Aorus 15P XC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
6275 Points ∼100% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (4725 - 6542, n=22)
5820 Points ∼93% +15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (FW-Update)
5532 Points ∼88% +9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5073 Points ∼81%
Average of class Gaming
  (425 - 8032, n=118, last 2 years)
4892 Points ∼78% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
4614 Points ∼74% -9%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
4185 Points ∼67% -18%