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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 Laptop Review - Price-to-performance champ with an RTX 3060

Optimised for gaming. While laptops with an RTX 3080 offer a whole lot of performance, they are often chunky and can get really hot, which is not something that everybody wants. The Acer Nitro 5, on the other hand, is for those who are looking for a low-priced portable gaming laptop.
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The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 is the latest laptop in Acer’s Nitro 5 series, which consists of low-priced notebooks that aim to cover the basics. Our review device comes with the GeForce RTX 3060, which is one of Nvidia’s latest GPUs. The Nitro 5 is supposed to offer a relatively high level of performance at a reasonable power draw. Our review device is very similar to the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44, which is why we did not provide a detailed description of the case and the ports. You can find all the relevant information in our review of the predecessor model.

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Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF (Nitro 5 AN515 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10300H 4 x 2.5 - 4.5 GHz, 107 W PL2 / Short Burst, 70 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, Core: 1425 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 95 W TDP, GDDR6, 466.27, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2933, dual channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei CMN N156HRA-EA1, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combined audio jack
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
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, 3560 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.27 kg ( = 80.07 oz / 5 pounds), Power Supply: 498 g ( = 17.57 oz / 1.1 pounds)
Price
1049 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Likely Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
05/2021
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
i5-10300H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
03/2021
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg21.7 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
01/2021
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.2 kg23 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
03/2021
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg22.9 mm15.60"2560x1440
82 %
02/2021
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2 kg20 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
06/2020
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
R5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2.2 kg24 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Restrained gaming laptop

The design of the 15.6-inch Nitro 5 AN515-55 has not changed much when compared to the predecessor model. The laptop is still made of matte black plastic. The colour accents are also still here. Because the keys now have a white accent instead of a red one, the Nitro 5 looks less flashy. The angular design, the red colour accent around the touchpad and the red plastic "inserts' are all vestiges of what used to be considered cool in the gaming laptop world. The build quality is on a good level. The chassis is quite stiff. However, the display lid and the keyboard deck exhibit a small amount of flex.

The Nitro 5 AN515-55 takes up slightly more space than most other laptops with similar hardware. Weighing in at 2.3 kg (5 lbs), the Nitro 5 is the heaviest device in our comparison chart. The MSI GF65 Thin 10UE is the lightest notebook that we included in our review. It only weighs 1.9 kg (4.27 lbs).

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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 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2 kg4.45 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.2 kg4.76 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.7 mm / 0.854 inch 1.9 kg4.27 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2 kg4.51 lbs

Connectivity - Standard selection of ports


Left side: Kensington Security Slot, Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, combination headphone/microphone jack
Left side: Kensington Security Slot, Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, combination headphone/microphone jack
Right side: one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (Power Delivery), HDMI 2.0 output
Right side: one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (Power Delivery), HDMI 2.0 output
Back: power socket
Back: power socket

Communication

The Nitro 5 supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, thanks to an Intel communications module (AX201). The Nitro 5 does not achieve spectacular speeds in our Wi-Fi test, but it is still fast enough for all usage scenarios. However, some competing laptops are almost twice as fast as the Acer notebook when it comes to Wi-Fi speeds.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1510 MBit/s ∼100% +23%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1224 (1001min - 1381max) MBit/s ∼81%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=240)
1157 MBit/s ∼77% -5%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1149 (933min - 1432max) MBit/s ∼76% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (294 - 1645, n=166, last 2 years)
1057 MBit/s ∼70% -14%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
973 MBit/s ∼64% -21%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1440 MBit/s ∼100% +95%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 (1014min - 1439max) MBit/s ∼92% +80%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 MBit/s ∼92% +80%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=240)
1237 MBit/s ∼86% +67%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.3 - 1743, n=166, last 2 years)
1113 MBit/s ∼77% +51%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
739 (378min - 828max) MBit/s ∼51%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø726 (378-828)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1224 (1001-1381)

Maintenance

To get to the internal components, users will have to undo 11 screws on the bottom. Once the device is open, users will get access to the two M.2 slots, the replaceable Wi-Fi module, the battery and the fans. As you can see from the image below, there is a bay for a 2.5-inch drive, but there is no SATA connector.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Internal components
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Internal components

Input Devices - Nitro 5 with usable peripherals

Keyboard

The keyboard features an RBG backlight with four brightness levels, which can be cycled through in the Nitrosense utility. The keys offer a short travel distance and very little resistance. The keyboard does not produce a lot of noise when typing, which is why it can be used in quiet environments. The keyboard is not suited for long typing sessions. Moreover, the keys of the numeric pad are too small.

Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Keyboard
Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Keyboard
Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Keyboard backlight
Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Keyboard backlight

Touchpad

The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44 featured the same touchpad as our current review device. You can learn more about this touchpad here.

Display - Fast, good 144-Hz panel

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Backlight bleeding
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Backlight bleeding

The Acer Nitro 5 has a 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The display is fit for competitive titles. Those who want a 165-Hz 1440p screen or a 240-Hz 1080p display will have to pay a significant premium.

The brightness is on a very good level when compared to the rest of the competition. The brightness distribution is also quite decent. Our panel does not exhibit an excessive amount of backlight bleeding. The Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere is the only device in our comparison chart that offers a higher screen brightness. The panel in the Schenker notebook also has a higher resolution (2560x1440).

252
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
272
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN N156HRA-EA1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 288 cd/m² Average: 262.3 cd/m² Minimum: 23 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 288 cd/m²
Contrast: 1371:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.61 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 3.12
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
62% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
44% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
44.02% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
63.51% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
42.54% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.216
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Chi Mei CMN N156HRA-EA1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
AU Optronics B156HAN08.4, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
BOE0852, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NY2, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
LQ156M1JW26 (SHP1532), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Panda LM156LF-2F01 (NCP004D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-11%
-8%
60%
55%
-3%
Display P3 Coverage
42.54
37.65
-11%
39.12
-8%
69.75
64%
66.93
57%
41.16
-3%
sRGB Coverage
63.51
56.27
-11%
57.62
-9%
98.81
56%
98.12
54%
61.79
-3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
44.02
38.9
-12%
40.42
-8%
70.71
61%
67.93
54%
42.56
-3%
Response Times
-23%
10%
56%
61%
-25%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
33.8 (16.4, 17.4)
36.8 (19.2, 17.6)
-9%
30.4 (16.4, 14)
10%
14.8 (7.6, 7.2)
56%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
64%
40.8 (19.2, 21.6)
-21%
Response Time Black / White *
23.2 (13.2, 10)
31.6 (18.4, 13.2)
-36%
20.8 (11.6, 9.2)
10%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
55%
10 (5.6, 4.4)
57%
30 (16.8, 13.2)
-29%
PWM Frequency
200 (99)
23580 (30)
Screen
-17%
-15%
32%
18%
-9%
Brightness middle
288
266.5
-7%
297
3%
347
20%
286
-1%
287
0%
Brightness
262
262
0%
275
5%
328
25%
275
5%
271
3%
Brightness Distribution
88
91
3%
88
0%
89
1%
91
3%
88
0%
Black Level *
0.21
0.18
14%
0.33
-57%
0.27
-29%
0.25
-19%
0.25
-19%
Contrast
1371
1481
8%
900
-34%
1285
-6%
1144
-17%
1148
-16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.61
5.33
-48%
4.54
-26%
1.66
54%
2.43
33%
4.77
-32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.07
18.28
-1%
18.92
-5%
3.03
83%
6.33
65%
17.15
5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.12
4.36
-40%
4.66
-49%
1.23
61%
0.83
73%
3.73
-20%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.4
4.5
-88%
2.1
12%
1.6
33%
3.5
-46%
2.7
-13%
Gamma
2.216 99%
2.35 94%
2.066 106%
2.278 97%
2.32 95%
2.115 104%
CCT
6675 97%
6289 103%
6291 103%
6430 101%
7145 91%
7187 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
44
35.6
-19%
40
-9%
71
61%
68
55%
43
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
62
55.8
-10%
58
-6%
94
52%
91
47%
61
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-17% / -17%
-4% / -11%
49% / 40%
45% / 30%
-12% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

Both the contrast ratio (1371:1) and the black value (0.21 cd/m²) are very good. Only the MSI GF65 Thin 10UE does better here. The Nitro 5 still manages to beat the MSI GF65 in terms of colour reproduction, though. Nevertheless, the screen of the Nitro 5 is not suitable for professional applications, because it only manages to cover 62% of sRGB and 44% of AdobeRGB. Both the Schenker XMG Core 15 and the Asus TUF Dash F15 have significantly more colour-accurate screens, but they cost more money.

CalMAN: Grayscale tracking
CalMAN: Grayscale tracking
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Colour accuracy
CalMAN: Colour accuracy
CalMAN: Grayscale tracking (after calibration)
CalMAN: Grayscale tracking (after calibration)
CalMAN: Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN: Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (after calibration)

The display of the Nitro 5 is hard to read outside on sunny days because it has a brightness of only 260 cd/m². However, in all other situations, the screen should be legible, thanks to a matte surface.

Acer Nitro 5 vs sRGB (62%)
Acer Nitro 5 vs sRGB (62%)
Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement
Acer Nitro 5 vs AdobeRGB (44%)
Acer Nitro 5 vs AdobeRGB (44%)
Acer Nitro 5 - Outdoor use
Acer Nitro 5 - Outdoor use

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
23.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.2 ms rise
↘ 10 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 36 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
33.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 17.4 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.1 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 14804 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Viewing angles
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Viewing angles

The IPS screen has very wide viewing angles. However, the brightness falls slightly when it is viewed at acute angles.

Performance - RTX 3060 is the main feature

Our review device comes with the Intel Core i5-10300H, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and 16 GB of DDR4 dual-channel RAM. Our configuration of the Nitro 5 features a 512 GB NVMe SSD. In Europe, there is also an alternative configuration with the hexa-core Intel Core i7-10750H and the RTX 3050/RTX 3050 Ti. Our review device is primarily intended for gaming because it comes with a mid-range CPU and a high-end GPU. Buyers should also be aware of the fact that not all configurations come with Windows 10 preinstalled. For instance, Windows 10 was not preinstalled on our review device.

Processor

The Core i5-10300H is a hexa-core Comet Lake-based processor, which was manufactured on the 14-nm node. However, nowadays buyers can get Intel’s 10-nm CPUs, which offer a big boost in performance. Howbeit, the Core i5-10300H is still a very capable gaming processor.

In our Cinebench R15 loop, the CPU was able to achieve very stable, albeit rather low, clock rates. The predecessor model with the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H exhibited similar behaviour in this test. Nevertheless, the Ryzen 5 4600H in the Nitro 5 AN515-44 is 57% faster than the Core i5-10300H in our current review device in the CR15 loop. When running on battery power, the CPU performance of the Nitro 5 AN515-55 drops significantly. When plugged in, the Nitro 5 AN515-55 achieved a multi-core score of 777 points in Cinebench R15. However, when running on battery power, it only got a multi-core score of 504 points.

In the productivity benchmarks, the Core i5-10300H was trounced by the competing laptops with better CPUs. In all of our benchmarks, the Core i5-10300H performed as expected.

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Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø852 (840.71-866.61)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1889 (1855.2-1933.08)
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1090 (1079.56-1097.57)
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø1042 (1014.95-1086.9)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1341 (1313.46-1397.77)
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1507 Points ∼100% +38%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=62, last 2 years)
1338 Points ∼89% +22%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1259 Points ∼84% +15%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1248 Points ∼83% +14%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1248 Points ∼83% +14%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (1095 - 1147, n=2)
1121 Points ∼74% +2%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
1095 Points ∼73%
CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11642 Points ∼100% +152%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11267 Points ∼97% +144%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=63, last 2 years)
10590 Points ∼91% +129%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6921 (6730.84min - 6920.58max) Points ∼59% +50%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
5786 Points ∼50% +25%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (4621 - 5106, n=2)
4864 Points ∼42% +5%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
4621 Points ∼40%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
519 Points ∼100% +19%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
490 Points ∼94% +12%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
486 Points ∼94% +11%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
483 Points ∼93% +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=189, last 2 years)
483 Points ∼93% +11%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (312 - 470, n=14)
444 Points ∼86% +2%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
437 Points ∼84%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
428 Points ∼82% -2%
CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4457 Points ∼100% +150%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4380 Points ∼98% +146%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=190, last 2 years)
3500 Points ∼79% +97%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3224 Points ∼72% +81%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
2673 Points ∼60% +50%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
2199 Points ∼49% +23%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (1397 - 2240, n=14)
2037 Points ∼46% +14%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
1781 Points ∼40%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
231 Points ∼100% +26%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
202 Points ∼87% +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=200, last 2 years)
196 Points ∼85% +7%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
191 Points ∼83% +4%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
188 Points ∼81% +2%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
184 Points ∼80%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼77% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (108 - 194, n=17)
174 Points ∼75% -5%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1933 Points ∼100% +123%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1909 (1812.99min - 1909.31max) Points ∼99% +120%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=212, last 2 years)
1497 Points ∼77% +73%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1398 (1313.46min - 1397.77max) Points ∼72% +61%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1098 (1079.56min - 1097.57max) Points ∼57% +27%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1086 (631.76min - 1047.34max) Points ∼56% +25%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
867 (840.71min - 866.61max) Points ∼45%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (536 - 921, n=17)
825 Points ∼43% -5%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
522 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (479 - 555, n=13)
515 Seconds * ∼99% +1%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
467 Seconds * ∼89% +11%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
403 Seconds * ∼77% +23%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
345 Seconds * ∼66% +34%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 633, n=153, last 2 years)
330 Seconds * ∼63% +37%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
259 Seconds * ∼50% +50%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
252 Seconds * ∼48% +52%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
5209 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=154, last 2 years)
5188 MIPS ∼100% +7%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
5128 MIPS ∼98% +6%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
4841 MIPS ∼93%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4743 MIPS ∼91% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2945 - 4956, n=13)
4708 MIPS ∼90% -3%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4638 MIPS ∼89% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4471 MIPS ∼86% -8%
7z b 4
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
52459 MIPS ∼100% +111%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
50075 MIPS ∼95% +102%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=154, last 2 years)
43260 MIPS ∼82% +74%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
36693 MIPS ∼70% +48%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
33084 MIPS ∼63% +33%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
26791 MIPS ∼51% +8%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
24841 MIPS ∼47%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (15146 - 24841, n=13)
23257 MIPS ∼44% -6%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1376 Points ∼100% +16%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1310 Points ∼95% +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=149, last 2 years)
1295 Points ∼94% +9%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1204 Points ∼88% +1%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1203 Points ∼87% +1%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
1190 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (703 - 1241, n=15)
1164 Points ∼85% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1108 Points ∼81% -7%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8103 Points ∼100% +77%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8073 Points ∼100% +76%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=149, last 2 years)
7143 Points ∼88% +56%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6355 Points ∼78% +39%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5260 Points ∼65% +15%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
4733 Points ∼58% +3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
4584 Points ∼57%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (2783 - 4728, n=15)
4338 Points ∼54% -5%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13.7 fps ∼100% +88%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.9 fps ∼94% +77%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.4 - 19.8, n=153, last 2 years)
11.9 fps ∼87% +64%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.35 fps ∼68% +29%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.27 fps ∼68% +28%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
8.16 fps ∼60% +12%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.27 fps ∼53%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (6.13 - 7.78, n=13)
7.05 fps ∼51% -3%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
69.2 s * ∼100% -14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
64.1 s * ∼93% -6%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
60.7 s * ∼88%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (23.9 - 94, n=13)
59 s * ∼85% +3%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
58 s * ∼84% +4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
56.5 s * ∼82% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 98.2, n=141, last 2 years)
54 s * ∼78% +11%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
45.2 s * ∼65% +26%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average Intel Core i5-10300H
  (0.625 - 1.088, n=13)
0.681 sec * ∼100% -6%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.64 sec * ∼94%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.626 sec * ∼92% +2%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.589 sec * ∼86% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=145, last 2 years)
0.587 sec * ∼86% +8%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.575 sec * ∼84% +10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.571 sec * ∼84% +11%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.562 sec * ∼83% +12%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
867 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
122 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
184 Points
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System Performance

Because it does not have a very powerful CPU, the Nitro 5 achieves mediocre results in our system benchmarks. Nevertheless, in day-to-day use, the system feels very responsive and applications start very quickly.

PCMark 10 - Score
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
6110 Points ∼100% +19%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6088 Points ∼100% +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=182, last 2 years)
5934 Points ∼97% +16%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5766 Points ∼94% +13%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5390 Points ∼88% +5%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5117 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
5117 Points ∼84% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4892 Points ∼80% -4%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5013 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
5013 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
4644 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2832 - 6277, n=107, last 2 years)
4500 Points ∼90% -10%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5812 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
5812 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (4265 - 7104, n=107, last 2 years)
5615 Points ∼97% -3%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
5453 Points ∼94% -6%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5013 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5812 points
PCMark 10 Score
5117 points
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DPC Latencies

According to our DPC latency test, the Nitro 5 is not fit for work with real-time audio and video.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - LatencyMon
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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Driver latencies
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 - Driver latencies
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1122 μs * ∼100% -90%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
1000.2 μs * ∼89% -70%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
788.37 μs * ∼70% -34%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
775.7 μs * ∼69% -32%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
589 μs * ∼52%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
498.2 μs * ∼44% +15%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our review device features a 512 GB NVMe SSD from Western Digital. However, other models come with a 1 TB SSD. In the storage benchmarks, the 512 GB SSD performs worse than the competition in almost all areas. The 4K read speed is the only exception. All in all, the SSD is fast enough to provide a very good user experience.

You can find out how the SSD in our review device stacks up against other storage devices on our HDD/SSD Benchmarks page.

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
25%
24%
42%
10%
-17%
8%
Write 4K
118
157.3
33%
119.6
1%
139.1
18%
129.6
10%
94.71
-20%
173 (118 - 269, n=9)
47%
Read 4K
48.5
46.69
-4%
47.4
-2%
47.59
-2%
44.71
-8%
38.91
-20%
48.9 (43.2 - 57.3, n=9)
1%
Write Seq
1828
2389
31%
2677
46%
2917
60%
1929
6%
1056
-42%
1736 (1355 - 1829, n=9)
-5%
Read Seq
1530
2196
44%
2220
45%
2586
69%
2035
33%
1183
-23%
1616 (1095 - 1983, n=9)
6%
Write 4K Q32T1
400
407.6
2%
427.4
7%
511
28%
425.9
6%
445.3
11%
445 (208 - 580, n=9)
11%
Read 4K Q32T1
493
518.5
5%
549.2
11%
570.6
16%
433.4
-12%
477.7
-3%
509 (320 - 708, n=9)
3%
Write Seq Q32T1
1828
2401
31%
2706
48%
3263
79%
1390
-24%
1063
-42%
1781 (1467 - 1841, n=9)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
2128
3344
57%
2869
35%
3567
68%
3505
65%
2154
1%
2212 (1334 - 2485, n=9)
4%
AS SSD
96%
90%
127%
53%
18%
10%
Seq Read
1479
3001.79
103%
2255.25
52%
2829.03
91%
2671.27
81%
1503.5
2%
1808 (1007 - 2228, n=9)
22%
Seq Write
1715
2420.33
41%
2129.44
24%
2646.07
54%
1501.32
-12%
1063.92
-38%
1536 (1118 - 1755, n=9)
-10%
4K Read
27.8
48.46
74%
49.5
78%
54.77
97%
39.65
43%
51.52
85%
40.9 (27.8 - 47.1, n=9)
47%
4K Write
106
114.31
8%
175.13
65%
179.06
69%
68.99
-35%
123.15
16%
153 (103 - 239, n=9)
44%
4K-64 Read
406
1872.64
361%
1463.06
260%
1734.11
327%
1209.4
198%
703.37
73%
741 (406 - 1067, n=9)
83%
4K-64 Write
1119
1881.76
68%
2060.9
84%
2395.54
114%
1649.93
47%
730.2
-35%
754 (396 - 1245, n=9)
-33%
Access Time Read *
0.128
0.045
65%
0.138
-8%
0.033
74%
0.093
27%
0.064
50%
0.0862 (0.053 - 0.132, n=9)
33%
Access Time Write *
0.04
0.101
-153%
0.022
45%
0.021
47%
0.055
-38%
0.031
22%
0.0898 (0.04 - 0.167, n=9)
-125%
Score Read
581
2221
282%
1738
199%
2072
257%
1516
161%
905
56%
962 (581 - 1322, n=9)
66%
Score Write
1396
2238
60%
2449
75%
2839
103%
1869
34%
960
-31%
1060 (684 - 1654, n=9)
-24%
Score Total
2294
5565
143%
5075
121%
5965
160%
4105
79%
2321
1%
2511 (1795 - 3431, n=9)
9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
61% / 66%
57% / 62%
85% / 91%
32% / 35%
1% / 3%
9% / 9%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2128 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1828 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 493 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 400 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1530 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1828 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 48.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 118 MB/s

Continuous read speed: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G: Ø1571 (1429.29-1586.68)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB: Ø3560 (3295.46-3567.67)
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR: Ø3364 (2975.99-3380.61)
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N: Ø3502 (3033.55-3522.88)

Graphics Card

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (Mobile) is a high-end GPU, which is based on Nvidia’s new Ampere architecture. It offers a significant boost in performance when compared to last generation GPUs. It has 6 GB of GDDR6 video memory and an 85-W TGP.


The Schenker XMG Core 15 is outperforming the rest of the competition in the 3DMark benchmarks because it features an RTX 3060 with a 120-W TGP. The Nitro 5 beats its predecessor by more than 50% and can keep up with the 85-W RTX 3070 in the Asus TUF Dash F15 in certain benchmarks.

When running on battery power, there is a significant drop in GPU performance.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
27741 Points ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (22063 - 30200, n=13)
26177 Points ∼94% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=193, last 2 years)
25586 Points ∼92% +5%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10300H
24476 Points ∼88%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
23840 Points ∼86% -3%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
20535 Points ∼74% -16%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
13927 Points ∼50% -43%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
130964 Points ∼100% +20%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
117148 Points ∼89% +8%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10300H
108695 Points ∼83%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (47737 - 136275, n=12)
106676 Points ∼81% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (23059 - 192950, n=171, last 2 years)
104627 Points ∼80% -4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11370H
93408 Points ∼71% -14%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
63804 Points ∼49% -41%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
48088 Points ∼37% -56%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11370H
20703 Points ∼100% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (17960 - 22460, n=15)
20156 Points ∼97% +7%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
20081 Points ∼97% +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=202, last 2 years)
19432 Points ∼94% +3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10300H
18864 Points ∼91%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
18434 Points ∼89% -2%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
15499 Points ∼75% -18%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
10209 Points ∼49% -46%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8425 Points ∼100% +19%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11370H
7888 Points ∼94% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (7041 - 8840, n=15)
7835 Points ∼93% +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=200, last 2 years)
7441 Points ∼88% +5%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10300H
7062 Points ∼84%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
7041 Points ∼84% 0%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5819 Points ∼69% -18%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3773 Points ∼45% -47%
3DMark 11 Performance
18128 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
29248 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15376 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6529 points
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Gaming Performance

Acer’s gaming laptop can handle all modern titles at 1080p on high settings. It can run some esports titles at 144 FPS. However, the RTX 3060 cannot achieve playable frame rates in Cyberpunk 2077 with RT effects enabled. Without DLSS, it can hit only 23 FPS on average. All in all, the RTX 3060 in the Nitro 5 is a capable gaming GPU.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
153.5 (142min - 165max) fps ∼100% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (128 - 155, n=12)
142 fps ∼93% +7%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
134.2 (126min - 143max) fps ∼87% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (42.1 - 242, n=159, last 2 years)
134 fps ∼87% +1%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
133 (110min - 150max) fps ∼87%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
126 (6.31min, 37.3P0.1, 79P1 - 291max) fps ∼82% -5%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
107 fps ∼70% -20%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
88.5 (77min - 102max) fps ∼100% +21%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
76.7 fps ∼87% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (68.3 - 88.5, n=13)
76.4 fps ∼86% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=194, last 2 years)
74.8 fps ∼85% +3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-55-57GF
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
72.9 (62min) fps ∼82%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
68.7 (63min - 74max) fps ∼78% -6%
HP Omen 15-en0375ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
56.4 fps ∼64% -23%

In our gaming stress test with The Witcher 3, we saw a significant drop in performance halfway through. This was probably caused by some sort of system issue.

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