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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41 in review: RTX 3080 can only develop to a limited extent

Slowed down. Acer only grants the installed GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU a relatively low TGP. As a result, the frame rates are clearly below average. A firmware update provides some improvement.
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Acer's 17.3-inch gaming notebook is powered by a Ryzen 7-5800H APU and a GeForce RTX-3080 Laptop GPU. The configuration variant we have is available for just under 2,000 Euros (~$2359). The competitors include devices like the Medion Erazer Beast X25, the MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG and the Schenker XMG Neo 17.

Since we have already tested a sister model with the same construction, we will not go into the case, the equipment, the input devices, the speakers and the screen in this review. The corresponding information can be found in the Review of the RTX-3070 Nitro 5.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5 (Nitro 5 AN517 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 3080 Laptop GPU - 8192 MB, Core: 1245 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 100 W TDP, GDDR6, 30.0.14.7141, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual-Channel-Mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, BOE NV173FHM-NX4, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N, 1024 GB 
, 2 M.2-2280-Slots (NVMe), 1 SATA-Slot (2,5"), 896 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: Headset combined port, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (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): 24.9 x 402.5 x 280 ( = 0.98 x 15.85 x 11.02 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
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds), Power Supply: 582 g ( = 20.53 oz / 1.28 pounds)
Price
1999 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
08/2021
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg24.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
85.1 %
03/2021
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.9 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080
85.1 %
01/2021
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg27 mm17.30"2560x1440
85 %
07/2021
Medion Erazer Beast X25
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg23 mm17.30"1920x1080

Size comparison

402.5 mm / 15.8 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.7 kg5.95 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 284 mm / 11.2 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.9 kg6.39 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 261 mm / 10.3 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.5 kg5.55 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.3 kg5 lbs

Connection equipment

Left side: Slot for a cable lock, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), audio combo
Left side: Slot for a cable lock, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), audio combo
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
ColorChecker
17.2 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H): 13.98 ∆E min: 4.53 - max: 18.6 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.4 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Medion Erazer Beast X25: 13.75 ∆E min: 7.88 - max: 19.13 ∆E
ColorChecker
7 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
15 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7: 11.58 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 18.36 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
8 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
11 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG: 8.71 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 14.49 ∆E
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Display - 144 Hz IPS

While the contrast (1,279:1) of the viewing-angle stable, responsive 17.3-inch screen (FHD, IPS, 144 Hz) meets the target (> 1,000:1), the average brightness (263.9 cd/m²) is too low. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² to be good. The color reproduction in the state of delivery is decent.

This is the same panel that is also used in the RTX-3070 sister model. Nevertheless, the measured values differ slightly - a normal condition. Two identical screens never match completely.

266
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
234
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NV173FHM-NX4
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 307 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 263.9 cd/m² Minimum: 24 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 76 %
Center on Battery: 307 cd/m²
Contrast: 1279:1 (Black: 0.24 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.61 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 2.63 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
55% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
37.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
55.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
36.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.37
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
BOE NV173FHM-NX4, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
BOE NV173FHM-NX4, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Chi Mei CMN176E, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
BOE NE173QHM-NY2 (BOE0977), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Medion Erazer Beast X25
BOE NE173FHM-NZ1 (BOE0884), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
0%
75%
87%
87%
Display P3 Coverage
36.7
36.7
0%
64.74
76%
70.46
92%
70.4
92%
sRGB Coverage
55.3
55.3
0%
96.41
74%
99.47
80%
99.8
80%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
37.9
37.9
0%
66.86
76%
71.85
90%
71.6
89%
Response Times
0%
41%
18%
55%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
18 ?(8, 10)
18 ?(8, 10)
-0%
7.4 ?(3.8, 3.6)
59%
16.8 ?(8.4, 8.4)
7%
9.2 ?(4.8, 4.4)
49%
Response Time Black / White *
14 ?(7, 7)
14 ?(7, 7)
-0%
10.8 ?(5.6, 5.2)
23%
10 ?(4, 6)
29%
5.6 ?(2.8, 2.8)
60%
PWM Frequency
24510 ?(39)
Screen
-9%
29%
31%
10%
Brightness middle
307
282
-8%
328
7%
410
34%
329
7%
Brightness
264
255
-3%
314
19%
381
44%
315
19%
Brightness Distribution
76
85
12%
87
14%
88
16%
88
16%
Black Level *
0.24
0.24
-0%
0.29
-21%
0.37
-54%
0.33
-38%
Contrast
1279
1175
-8%
1131
-12%
1108
-13%
997
-22%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.61
5.91
-5%
1.93
66%
2.55
55%
2.03
64%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
18.29
10.98
40%
4.94
73%
4.33
76%
5.5
70%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.63
5.85
-122%
2.8
-6%
3.4
-29%
3.5
-33%
Gamma
2.37 93%
2.32 95%
2.18 101%
2.275 97%
2.223 99%
CCT
6852 95%
7372 88%
7023 93%
6637 98%
6526 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
35
0%
67
91%
72
106%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
55
55
0%
89
62%
95
73%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.68
1.28
0.82
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / -6%
48% / 40%
45% / 40%
51% / 35%

* ... smaller is better

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
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 240 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.5 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 20894 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMan - Color Checker
CalMan - Color Checker
CalMan - Grayscale
CalMan - Grayscale
CalMan - Color saturation
CalMan - Color saturation

Performance - RTX-3080 with low TGP

With the Nitro 5 AN517-41, Acer has a 17.3-inch gaming notebook in its lineup that brings every current game smoothly to the screen and also cuts a good figure in all other application areas.

Test conditions

The pre-installed NitroSense software offers various performance profiles and allows influencing the two fans. We performed all benchmarks with the performance profile "High Performance" and used 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 eight-core processor that operates with a base clock of 3.2 GHz. An increase up to 4.4 GHz is possible via Turbo. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads per core) is supported.

The CPU tests of the Cinebench R15 benchmark are processed with 3.7 GHz (mains operation) and 3.2 to 4.4 GHz (single-thread). The clock rates are 1.9 GHz (multi-thread) and 1.5 to 1.9 GHz (single-thread) in battery mode.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo

We check whether the CPU Turbo is also used permanently in mains operation by running the multi-thread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark in a loop for at least 30 minutes. The Turbo is used on a low level.

Cinebench R15 Multi Endurance test

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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1936 (1909.95-1985.9)
Aorus 17G YD Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1943 (1915.62-2089.21)
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1192 (1113.24-1257.82)
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H) AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2061 (2036.87-2108.48)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2006 (1963-2025.09)
Medion Erazer Beast X25 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2004 (1981.96-2041.34)
CPU clock rates during the execution of the CB15 loop
CPU clock rates during the execution of the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
225 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1986 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
135.22 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1497 Points ∼100% +4%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1491 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1439 Points ∼96%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1431 Points ∼96% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1294 - 1441, n=22)
1410 Points ∼94% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1403 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1909, n=109, last 2 years)
1393 Points ∼93% -3%
CPU (Multi Core)
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
12862 Points ∼100% +6%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12373 Points ∼96% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12262 Points ∼95% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12100 Points ∼94%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (8812 - 13214, n=22)
11960 Points ∼93% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
11739 Points ∼91% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 18288, n=110, last 2 years)
11037 Points ∼86% -9%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
581 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
557 Points ∼96%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
556 Points ∼96% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (502 - 560, n=23)
549 Points ∼94% -1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
541 Points ∼93% -3%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
540 Points ∼93% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 734, n=198, last 2 years)
513 Points ∼88% -8%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
460 Points ∼79% -17%
CPU (Multi Core)
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
4818 Points ∼100% +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4776 Points ∼99% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4742 Points ∼98% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4657 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (3430 - 5020, n=24)
4626 Points ∼96% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4510 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6849, n=199, last 2 years)
3907 Points ∼81% -16%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
2998 Points ∼62% -36%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
239 Points ∼100% +6%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼97% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
229 Points ∼96% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (209 - 234, n=22)
229 Points ∼96% +2%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼95% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
225 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 275, n=202, last 2 years)
208 Points ∼87% -8%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
198 Points ∼83% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2108 (2036.87min - 2108.48max) Points ∼100% +6%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
2089 Points ∼99% +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2041 (1981.96min - 2041.34max) Points ∼97% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2025 Points ∼96% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1487 - 2119, n=21)
1995 Points ∼95% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1986 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2909, n=213, last 2 years)
1660 Points ∼79% -16%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
1258 (1113.24min - 1257.82max) Points ∼60% -37%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
358 Seconds * ∼100% -40%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 555, n=194, last 2 years)
311 Seconds * ∼87% -22%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
284.1 Seconds * ∼79% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (237 - 340, n=22)
256 Seconds * ∼72% -0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
255 Seconds * ∼71%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
250 Seconds * ∼70% +2%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
250 Seconds * ∼70% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
245 Seconds * ∼68% +4%
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Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5664 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5632 MIPS ∼99%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5590 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5588 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
5547 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (5038 - 5632, n=22)
5492 MIPS ∼97% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6506, n=195, last 2 years)
5279 MIPS ∼93% -6%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
5236 MIPS ∼92% -7%
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Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
59182 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57284 MIPS ∼97% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57006 MIPS ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (45773 - 59986, n=22)
54795 MIPS ∼93% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
54596 MIPS ∼92% -4%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
48261 MIPS ∼82% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 76063, n=195, last 2 years)
45814 MIPS ∼77% -20%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
36161 MIPS ∼61% -37%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1583 Points ∼100% +9%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1529 Points ∼97% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1464 Points ∼92% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1458 Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (1347 - 1505, n=21)
1455 Points ∼92% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1354 Points ∼86% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1918, n=189, last 2 years)
1348 Points ∼85% -8%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
1304 Points ∼82% -11%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
9317 Points ∼100% +18%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
9294 Points ∼100% +18%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8035 Points ∼86% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7875 Points ∼85%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (7392 - 9062, n=21)
7857 Points ∼84% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7472 Points ∼80% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 13648, n=189, last 2 years)
7417 Points ∼80% -6%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
6392 Points ∼69% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
15.8 fps ∼100% +5%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.8 fps ∼100% +5%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.6 fps ∼99% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.1 fps ∼96% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.1 fps ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (11.6 - 16.1, n=22)
14.7 fps ∼93% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.13 - 19.9, n=194, last 2 years)
12.6 fps ∼80% -17%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.4 fps ∼66% -31%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
80.5 s * ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
77.6 s * ∼96% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (47.4 - 113, n=22)
65.6 s * ∼81% +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=188, last 2 years)
54.3 s * ∼67% +33%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
50.9 s * ∼63% +37%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
50.8 s * ∼63% +37%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
49.3 s * ∼61% +39%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
39 s * ∼48% +52%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.592 sec * ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4252 - 1.088, n=190, last 2 years)
0.575 sec * ∼97%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.558 sec * ∼94%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  (0.511 - 0.559, n=21)
0.524 sec * ∼89%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.514 sec * ∼87%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.512 sec * ∼86%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4926 sec * ∼83%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The system works smoothly. Problems did not occur. The hardware offers enough computing power even for applications beyond gaming. This is not least confirmed by the good PCMark results.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5252 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6230 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6177 points
PCMark 10 Score
6758 points
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PCMark 10 / Score
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
6983 Points ∼100% +3%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6842 Points ∼98% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
6758 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
6758 Points ∼97% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
6749 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 8007, n=173, last 2 years)
6210 Points ∼89% -8%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
6017 Points ∼86% -11%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
10161 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
10161 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
10131 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
10051 Points ∼99% -1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10018 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11064, n=172, last 2 years)
9693 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8652 Points ∼85% -15%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9252 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
9251 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
9251 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
9205 Points ∼99% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
8849 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8657 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10100, n=172, last 2 years)
8412 Points ∼91% -9%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
10389 Points ∼100% +17%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9377 Points ∼90% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
8948 Points ∼86% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
8911 Points ∼86%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
 
8911 Points ∼86% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12905, n=172, last 2 years)
8099 Points ∼78% -9%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
7893 Points ∼76% -11%

DPC latencies

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Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
1820.7 μs * ∼100% -224%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
1163.7 μs * ∼64% -107%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1082 μs * ∼59% -93%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
906.7 μs * ∼50% -61%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
561.7 μs * ∼31%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

An NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from SK Hynix serves as the system drive. It provides 1 TB of storage space and delivers good transfer rates. The notebook also has room for a second M.2-2280 SSD (NVMe) and a 2.5-inch storage device (SATA slot, screws and mounting frame included).

SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3584 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3083 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 515.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 438.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2364 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2934 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 64.68 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 133.4 MB/s
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
Medion Erazer Beast X25
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
Average SK Hynix BC711 1TB HFM001TD3JX016N
 
Average of class Gaming
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-35%
12%
1%
-1%
1%
-4%
Write 4K
133.4
143.7
8%
206.1
54%
146.7
10%
129.7
-3%
140 ?(133 - 147, n=2)
5%
154 ?(67.3 - 296, n=161, last 2 years)
15%
Read 4K
64.68
45.1
-30%
53
-18%
63.65
-2%
62.37
-4%
64.2 ?(63.7 - 64.7, n=2)
-1%
55.1 ?(27.6 - 148, n=161, last 2 years)
-15%
Write Seq
2934
978.2
-67%
3018
3%
2954
1%
2436
-17%
2944 ?(2934 - 2954, n=2)
0%
2299 ?(459 - 5268, n=154, last 2 years)
-22%
Read Seq
2364
1163
-51%
2575
9%
1974
-16%
2354
0%
2169 ?(1974 - 2364, n=2)
-8%
2253 ?(539 - 5043, n=154, last 2 years)
-5%
Write 4K Q32T1
438.4
519.1
18%
535.2
22%
496.9
13%
512.3
17%
468 ?(438 - 497, n=2)
7%
476 ?(278 - 746, n=161, last 2 years)
9%
Read 4K Q32T1
515.8
302.7
-41%
607.6
18%
548.8
6%
436.2
-15%
532 ?(516 - 549, n=2)
3%
532 ?(298 - 966, n=161, last 2 years)
3%
Write Seq Q32T1
3083
980.7
-68%
3242
5%
3062
-1%
3541
15%
3073 ?(3062 - 3083, n=2)
0%
2697 ?(436 - 5862, n=161, last 2 years)
-13%
Read Seq Q32T1
3584
1983
-45%
3617
1%
3580
0%
3568
0%
3582 ?(3580 - 3584, n=2)
0%
3527 ?(561 - 7130, n=161, last 2 years)
-2%
AS SSD
-46%
1%
-5%
-8%
-3%
-26%
Seq Read
2974.09
1658.71
-44%
3019.89
2%
2890.61
-3%
2591.36
-13%
2932 ?(2891 - 2974, n=2)
-1%
2683 ?(252 - 5739, n=164, last 2 years)
-10%
Seq Write
2732.62
921.32
-66%
2631.23
-4%
2691.66
-1%
1899.86
-30%
2712 ?(2692 - 2733, n=2)
-1%
2176 ?(308 - 5210, n=164, last 2 years)
-20%
4K Read
55.72
51.03
-8%
60.35
8%
52.63
-6%
53.88
-3%
54.2 ?(52.6 - 55.7, n=2)
-3%
50.1 ?(20 - 86.2, n=164, last 2 years)
-10%
4K Write
133.99
120.1
-10%
171.59
28%
134.85
1%
112.63
-16%
134 ?(134 - 135, n=2)
0%
129 ?(18 - 261, n=164, last 2 years)
-4%
4K-64 Read
1853.73
463.54
-75%
1410.3
-24%
1844.68
0%
1334.74
-28%
1849 ?(1845 - 1854, n=2)
0%
1383 ?(216 - 2959, n=164, last 2 years)
-25%
4K-64 Write
2165.41
908.68
-58%
2324.17
7%
2142.19
-1%
2966.31
37%
2154 ?(2142 - 2165, n=2)
-1%
1691 ?(94.1 - 3859, n=164, last 2 years)
-22%
Access Time Read *
0.179
0.045
0.038
0.069 ?(0.018 - 0.23, n=157, last 2 years)
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.032
-14%
0.024
14%
0.028
-0%
0.036
-29%
0.028 ?(0.028 - 0.028, n=2)
-0%
0.0694 ?(0.015 - 0.588, n=164, last 2 years)
-148%
Score Read
2207
680
-69%
1773
-20%
2186
-1%
1648
-25%
2197 ?(2186 - 2207, n=2)
0%
1701 ?(389 - 3587, n=164, last 2 years)
-23%
Score Write
2573
1121
-56%
2759
7%
2546
-1%
3269
27%
2560 ?(2546 - 2573, n=2)
-1%
2027 ?(285 - 4414, n=164, last 2 years)
-21%
Score Total
5899
2130
-64%
5429
-8%
5842
-1%
5733
-3%
5871 ?(5842 - 5899, n=2)
0%
4591 ?(910 - 9134, n=164, last 2 years)
-22%
Copy ISO MB/s
2260.08
2129.92
-6%
2195 ?(2130 - 2260, n=2)
-3%
1997 ?(278 - 3521, n=115, last 2 years)
-12%
Copy Program MB/s
676.62
642.42
-5%
660 ?(642 - 677, n=2)
-2%
633 ?(43.1 - 2694, n=115, last 2 years)
-6%
Copy Game MB/s
1492.62
821.49
-45%
1157 ?(821 - 1493, n=2)
-22%
1307 ?(104 - 5984, n=115, last 2 years)
-12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-41% / -41%
7% / 6%
-2% / -3%
-5% / -5%
-1% / -1%
-15% / -17%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The actual performance of an RTX-3000 graphics core largely depends on the maximum TGP that a notebook manufacturer chooses within the limits defined by Nvidia. Acer grants the GeForce RTX-3080 Laptop GPU (Overview of all RTX-3080 laptops including the TGPs) a maximum TGP of 100 watts.

The GPU partially delivers the lowest benchmark results that we have determined with the RTX-3080 so far. There is potential for improvement: A firmware update increases the GPU performance a bit and brings the results closer to the RTX-3080 average. The update does not increase the TGP. Presumably, Acer has moved the temperature limits up - at least the Witcher 3 test shows that.

The RTX-3080 can fall back on fast GDDR6 graphics memory (8,192 MB). The processor-integrated Vega-8 graphics core is active and the notebook works with Nvidia's Optimus switching graphics solution.

Fire Strike (mains operation)
Fire Strike (mains operation)
Fire Strike (battery operation)
Fire Strike (battery operation)
Fire Strike (network operation, FW update)
Fire Strike (network operation, FW update)
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike Ultra (FW update)
Fire Strike Ultra (FW update)
Time Spy (FW update)
Time Spy (FW update)
Port Royal (FW Update)
Port Royal (FW Update)
3DMark 11 Performance
25155 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
46255 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
21176 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8967 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=36)
38569 Points ∼100% +23%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
38275 Points ∼99% +22%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
36043 Points ∼93% +15%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
35678 Points ∼93% +14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
34620 Points ∼90% +11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
31288 Points ∼81%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
27613 Points ∼72% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 45050, n=188, last 2 years)
27493 Points ∼71% -12%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
29128 Points ∼100% +25%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
27968 Points ∼96% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (16455 - 32366, n=42)
27596 Points ∼95% +18%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
27275 Points ∼94% +17%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
26771 Points ∼92% +15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
25659 Points ∼88% +10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
23325 Points ∼80%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
20874 Points ∼72% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=202, last 2 years)
20658 Points ∼71% -11%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
10898 Points ∼100% +22%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
10850 Points ∼100% +22%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
10752 Points ∼99% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (6407 - 13210, n=41)
10735 Points ∼99% +20%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
10144 Points ∼93% +14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
10021 Points ∼92% +12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8920 Points ∼82%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7901 Points ∼72% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13324, n=206, last 2 years)
7897 Points ∼72% -11%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (5338 - 8032, n=23)
6729 Points ∼100% +21%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
6427 Points ∼96% +16%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
6263 Points ∼93% +13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
6253 Points ∼93% +13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5552 Points ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
  (425 - 8462, n=115, last 2 years)
4933 Points ∼73% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4835 Points ∼72% -13%

Gaming performance

The computer brings all current games smoothly to the screen. FHD resolution and maximum quality settings can usually be selected. The frame rates are below average in the RTX-3080 comparison.

The frame rates of the games we tested increase by up to 15% after installing the mentioned firmware update. A general performance increase is not observed. However: Even after running the update, the Nitro remains behind a nominally weaker RTX-3070 notebook like the MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG. Here, the GP76 benefits from the higher TGP (140 watts vs. 100 watts).

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
109 (83min) fps ∼100% +24%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
106 (43.4min, 50.9P0.1, 68.2P1 - 195max) fps ∼97% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (85.1 - 123, n=38)
105 fps ∼96% +20%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
101 fps ∼93% +15%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
97.9 (84min) fps ∼90% +12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (FW-Update)
97.6 (38.6min, 41.9P0.1, 68.9P1 - 185max) fps ∼90% +11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
87.7 (43.8min, 46.7P0.1, 61.1P1 - 171max) fps ∼80%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 126, n=196, last 2 years)
79.5 fps ∼73% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
78.4 (34.9min, 42.9P0.1, 53.9P1 - 146max) fps ∼72% -11%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
130 (114.3min) fps ∼100% +12%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
128 (112.9min) fps ∼98% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (98 - 156, n=41)
126 fps ∼97% +9%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
119 (104.1min) fps ∼92% +3%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
117 (101.8min) fps ∼90% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (22 - 158, n=179, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼90% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
116 (102.1min) fps ∼89%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (FW-Update)
114 (98.1min) fps ∼88% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
110 (97min) fps ∼85% -5%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
82.9 fps ∼100% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (65.6 - 113, n=40)
82.6 fps ∼100% +15%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
80.2 fps ∼97% +11%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
75.8 fps ∼91% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (13.7 - 113, n=181, last 2 years)
75.7 fps ∼91% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (FW-Update)
72.7 fps ∼88% +1%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
72.1 fps ∼87% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
72 fps ∼87%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
70.4 fps ∼85% -2%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (55.5 - 115, n=30)
98.5 fps ∼100% +15%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
97 fps ∼98% +14%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (1.3)
93.8 fps ∼95% +10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (1.3, FW-Update)
93.4 fps ∼95% +9%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
90.2 fps ∼92% +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (1.3)
85.4 fps ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.4 - 131, n=109, last 2 years)
81.6 fps ∼83% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.3)
76.7 fps ∼78% -10%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
97 (8.76min, 66.7P1 - 172max) fps ∼100% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (68.6 - 112, n=32)
96.7 fps ∼100% +8%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
95.7 (17.9min, 66.7P1 - 174max) fps ∼99% +6%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
91.9 (26.9min, 66.7P1 - 171max) fps ∼95% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
89.9 (22.3min, 66.7P1 - 160max) fps ∼93%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (FW-Update)
88.2 (22.1min, 58.8P1 - 154max) fps ∼91% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.18 - 125, n=116, last 2 years)
85.2 fps ∼88% -5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
81.3 (22.4min, 58.8P1 - 144max) fps ∼84% -10%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (117 - 219, n=32)
184 fps ∼100% +22%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12)
168 (63.8min, 123P1 - 334max) fps ∼91% +11%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12)
163 (119min, 123P1 - 273max) fps ∼89% +8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12, FW-Update)
159 (50.9min, 120P1 - 298max) fps ∼86% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12)
151 (44.1min, 113P1 - 284max) fps ∼82%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.9 - 221, n=97, last 2 years)
150 fps ∼82% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12)
138 (48.5min, 106P1 - 275max) fps ∼75% -9%
Dirt 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (56.4 - 110, n=9)
88.6 fps ∼100% +16%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (FW-Update)
88.2 (48.8min, 69.4P0.1, 75.6P1 - 167.7max) fps ∼100% +15%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
87.5 (58.8min, 65.7P0.1, 71.2P1 - 139.1max) fps ∼99% +14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
76.5 (29.7min, 42.8P0.1, 65.8P1 - 173.1max) fps ∼86%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
71.5 (39.9min, 56.9P0.1, 60.9P1 - 154.8max) fps ∼81% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.4 - 117, n=36, last 2 years)
69.1 fps ∼78% -10%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
114 fps ∼100% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (75 - 146, n=31)
113 fps ∼99% +10%
Medion Erazer Beast X25
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
110 (83min) fps ∼96% +7%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
108 (79min - 136max) fps ∼95% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
103 (80min - 131max) fps ∼90%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (FW-Update)
100 (60min - 136max) fps ∼88% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (12 - 146, n=102, last 2 years)
98.8 fps ∼87% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
94 (71min - 117max) fps ∼82% -9%

To check whether the frame rates remain largely constant over a longer period, we run the game "The Witcher 3" for about 60 minutes with Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The game character is not moved. A drop in the frame rates is not noticed.

Witcher 3 FPS-Diagram