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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52 in review: Largely well-rounded gaming laptop offers decent battery life

Light gaming laptop. Acer's 17.3-inch gaming laptop runs all the latest computer games smoothly on the matte 120 Hz IPS display. The configuration is pleasing: A hexa-core Comet Lake processor, a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, a 1 TB NVMe SSD and 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel) are on board.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

The Acer Nitro 5 series is made of inexpensive, entry-level and mid-range gaming laptops. The devices are positioned below Acer's Predator series. With the Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS, we have the current 17.3-inch top-of-the-line model of the Nitro 5 series at hand. Competitors include devices like the Asus TUF A17 FA706IU, the Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G, the Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH and the HP Pavilion Gaming 17.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 1005-1350 MHz, Memory: 1353 MHz, GDDR6, 192-bit memory bus, 26.21.14.4614 (Nvidia 446.14), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel, two memory slots (both occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN04.7, IPS, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00, 1024 GB 
, 2x M.2 (NVMe), 1x 2.5-inch SATA, 908 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, TPM 2.0
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
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.9 x 403.5 x 280 ( = 0.98 x 15.89 x 11.02 in)
Battery
57.48 Wh, 3733 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.4 V
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 port for a 2.5-inch storage device, MS Office 365 (trial version), Norton Security Ultra (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 582 g ( = 20.53 oz / 1.28 pounds)
Price
1499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
06/2020
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
83 %
05/2020
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
R7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.6 kg26 mm17.3"1920x1080
83 %
02/2020
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.8 kg30 mm17.3"1920x1080
82 %
07/2019
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
2.8 kg25 mm17.3"1920x1080
82 %
07/2019
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.8 kg26.3 mm17.3"1920x1080

Case - Acer has chosen plastic for the Nitro

The case of the Nitro 5 is made completely of black plastic. Two red elements (area between the rear air vents, ring around the touchpad) provide color accents. Acer has relied almost entirely on smooth surfaces. Only the left and right sides of the lid's back contain a brushed metal imitation. The laptop doesn't offer a maintenance hatch. The battery is firmly built into the device.

The Nitro 5 shows a good workmanship. Material protrusions aren't noticeable, and the gap dimensions are correct too. On the other hand, there is room for improvement in terms of stability. In this way, the base unit and the lid in particular should have a greater rigidity. Exerting pressure on the back of the lid doesn't lead to changes on the display's content. The hinges hold the lid firmly in position. Furthermore, opening the lid with one hand is possible.

The Acer laptop can't deny its relation to the predecessor model. The basic shape as well as the width and depth have remained largely the same. However, the new model is a bit thinner and weighs approximately 600 grams less. At a weight of about 2.2 kg, it also undercuts its competitors.

Size comparison

405 mm / 15.9 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs403 mm / 15.9 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 26.9 mm / 1.059 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 275 mm / 10.8 inch 30 mm / 1.181 inch 2.8 kg6.19 lbs403.5 mm / 15.9 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 290 mm / 11.4 inch 26.3 mm / 1.035 inch 2.8 kg6.15 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.6 kg5.73 lbs

Connectivity - No Thunderbolt 3 on board

The Acer computer provides a limited amount of connections. The laptop has three USB Type-A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1) to offer. The USB Type-C port supports the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. Moreover, DisplayPort via USB-C is not supported. As a result, there's only one video output with the HDMI connection. There is no memory card reader. The ports are located in the middle section of the right and left sides. Therefore, the areas next to the palm rest will remain free of cables.

Right side: UBS 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI
Right side: UBS 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI
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
The power supply is located on the back
The power supply is located on the back

Communication

The built-in WLAN chip (Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201) supports the fast ax standard. The transfer speeds obtained under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are very good. A Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet controller handles wired network connections and does its job smoothly.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1620 MBit/s ∼100% +74%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=50)
1132 MBit/s ∼70% +22%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
931 (min: 815, max: 947) MBit/s ∼57%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=320)
681 MBit/s ∼42% -27%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼42% -27%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
664 (min: 612, max: 682) MBit/s ∼41% -29%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
655 MBit/s ∼40% -30%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
634 (min: 621, max: 646) MBit/s ∼39% -32%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1410 MBit/s ∼100% +117%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1666, n=50)
989 MBit/s ∼70% +52%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
684 MBit/s ∼49% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
651 (min: 428, max: 683) MBit/s ∼46%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 MBit/s ∼46% 0%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
647 (min: 503, max: 692) MBit/s ∼46% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=320)
632 MBit/s ∼45% -3%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
623 (min: 577, max: 656) MBit/s ∼44% -4%
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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø929 (815-947)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø633 (621-646)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø664 (612-682)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø651 (428-683)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø623 (577-656)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø647 (503-692)

Webcam

The built-in webcam generates images at a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The results look a bit washed-out. In addition, the color accuracy is lacking. At a deviation of about 14, the target (Delta E less than 3) is clearly missed.

ColorChecker
27.9 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
25 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
19 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G: 21.88 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 35.16 ∆E
ColorChecker
10.7 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
17 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
12 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS: 14.42 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 21.36 ∆E
ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76: 7.54 ∆E min: 3.64 - max: 11.75 ∆E
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Accessories

The laptop comes with the usual documents: A quick-start guide and warranty information. In addition, the box also contains a short ribbon cable including a SATA connector, which would be needed for the installation of a 2.5-inch storage device.

Maintenance

The Acer Nitro doesn't offer a maintenance hatch. To access the inside, the bottom cover needs to be removed. All the screws on the bottom of the unit have to be removed for this. The bottom cover can then be lifted using a flat spatula or a grout finishing tool. The clamps holding the bottom cover have quite a firm grip.

The hardware in the Nitro 5
The hardware in the Nitro 5

Warranty

Acer honors the 17.3-inch model with a two-year warranty - including pick-up service. A three-year warranty costs almost 100 Euros (~$113).

Input devices - AN517 with RGB keyboard

Keyboard

Acer's gaming laptop comes with a backlit (RGB) chiclet keyboard, which has main keys (letters and number row) that feature a slightly concave curvature. The remaining keys (function keys, number pad) are evenly designed. All keys offer a medium travel and a clear pressure point. The resistance provided by the keys is okay. The keyboard yields a bit during typing, but this didn't prove to be disturbing. Overall, Acer delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday use here.

Touchpad

The multi-touch capable ClickPad takes up an area of approximately 10.6 x 7.8 cm. Therefore, a lot of space is available for using gesture controls. The smooth surface of the pad makes it easy for the fingers to glide on it. It also reacts to input in the corners. The pad has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Acer Nitro 5 input devices
Acer Nitro 5 input devices

Display - Acer laptop comes with a dim, low-contrast panel

The Nitro AN517's 17.3-inch display operates at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness (246.4 cd/m²) and contrast (560:1) are not convincing. The display of a 1,500-Euro (~$1,697) laptop should offer more in this regard. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² and 1000:1, respectively, to be good. Positive: The display shows no PWM flickering.

Although this is a 120 Hz panel, the response times only turned out to be mediocre. The 120 Hz display in the Asus TUF A17 delivers somewhat better response times.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
257
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173HAN04.7
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 263 cd/m² Average: 246.4 cd/m² Minimum: 18.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 263 cd/m²
Contrast: 560:1 (Black: 0.47 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.07 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 4.9
ΔE Greyscale 2.55 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
59% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.37
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
31%
50%
53%
18%
-3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35 (17, 18)
22.4 (11.6, 10.8)
36%
18 (8.4, 9.6)
49%
16.8 (8.4, 8.4)
52%
31.6 (14, 17.6)
10%
37 (19, 18)
-6%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (14, 12)
19.2 (9.6, 9.6)
26%
12.8 (7.6, 5.2)
51%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
54%
19.6 (10.8, 8.8)
25%
26 (16, 10)
-0%
PWM Frequency
Screen
15%
44%
27%
28%
25%
Brightness middle
263
264.8
1%
286
9%
274
4%
299.6
14%
407
55%
Brightness
246
253
3%
282
15%
273
11%
285
16%
364
48%
Brightness Distribution
85
90
6%
87
2%
95
12%
86
1%
84
-1%
Black Level *
0.47
0.31
34%
0.19
60%
0.26
45%
0.33
30%
0.3
36%
Contrast
560
854
53%
1505
169%
1054
88%
908
62%
1357
142%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.07
4.73
7%
3.57
30%
4.62
9%
3.68
27%
4.55
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
20.5
18.89
8%
7.5
63%
7.66
63%
8.05
61%
12.44
39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.9
4.64
5%
1.31
73%
1.93
61%
3.15
36%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.55
1.4
45%
4.51
-77%
5.3
-108%
3.8
-49%
7.61
-198%
Gamma
2.37 93%
2.16 102%
2.36 93%
2.34 94%
2.12 104%
2.51 88%
CCT
6446 101%
6641 98%
7411 88%
7619 85%
7240 90%
7212 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
38.4
4%
64
73%
58
57%
58.1
57%
59
59%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
59.3
1%
98
66%
90
53%
89.8
52%
92
56%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
23% / 18%
47% / 45%
40% / 31%
23% / 26%
11% / 20%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the display shows a quite decent color reproduction. But with a Delta E 2000 color deviation of just under 5, the target (Delta E less than 3) is missed. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Moreover, calibration only provides for slight improvements. The AdobeRGB (37%) and sRGB (59%) color spaces aren't completely covered.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.2 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18037 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The Acer laptop is equipped with a viewing-angle stable IPS panel. Therefore, the screen can be read from any position. Reading the display outdoors is only possible when the sun is not too bright.

The Nitro outdoors (photographed in bright sunshine; direct sunlight)
The Nitro outdoors (photographed in bright sunshine; direct sunlight)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Enough for all areas

Acer has a 17.3-inch gaming laptop in its product range with the Nitro AN517-52. It runs every modern game smoothly on its display and also cuts a fine figure in all other application areas. About 1,500 Euros (~$1,697) has to be paid for our test device. Furthermore, other configuration variants are available. Prices start at 900 Euros (~$1,018).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
 

Test conditions

The preinstalled NitroSense software offers various performance profiles to choose from and allows you to influence the two fans. We conducted all benchmarks with the "maximum performance" profile and used the automatic fan control.

NitroSense
NitroSense
NitroSense
NitroSense
NitroSense
NitroSense

Processor

The laptop has a Core i7-10750H hexa-core processor (Comet Lake) on board, which runs at a base speed of 2.6 GHz. The clock rate can be increased to up to 5 GHz (one core) via Turbo Boost. If all six cores are fully loaded, the maximum is 4.3 GHz.

The CPU briefly processes the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test at 4.2 GHz. The clock rate then drops to 3.7 to 3.9 GHz. The single-thread test is completed at 4.2 to 4.7 GHz. On battery power, the operating speeds are 2.6 GHz (multithread) and 2.2 to 2.9 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

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

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. The results slightly drop from the first to the third run and then stabilize at a quite constant level. Turbo is used.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1205 (1105.06-1307.79)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1773 (1724.58-1815.79)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø988 (974.99-1115.73)
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1077 (1065.56-1205.55)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887 Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø946 (926.12-1010.42)
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø844 (814.1-850.74)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
195.82 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1308 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
146.33 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.62 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
195.82 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (188 - 213, n=9)
195 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
193 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼97% -3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
183 Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
173 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 215, n=578)
159 Points ∼81% -19%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1816 (min: 1724.58, max: 1815.79) Points ∼100% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1166 - 1418, n=9)
1322 Points ∼73% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1308 Points ∼72%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
1172 Points ∼65% -10%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
1116 (min: 974.99, max: 1115.73) Points ∼61% -15%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
1010 Points ∼56% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=582)
885 Points ∼49% -32%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
850 Points ∼47% -35%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
486.6 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
466 Seconds * ∼96% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=50)
415 Seconds * ∼85% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
379.1 Seconds * ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (347 - 423, n=6)
376 Seconds * ∼77% +1%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
271 Seconds * ∼56% +29%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
48837 MIPS ∼100% +51%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=50)
35019 MIPS ∼72% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (29009 - 36370, n=6)
34128 MIPS ∼70% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
32386 MIPS ∼66%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
30374 MIPS ∼62% -6%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
29342 MIPS ∼60% -9%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
5086 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4923 - 5086, n=6)
5009 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
4842 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5674, n=50)
4777 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4717 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
4580 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
478 Points ∼100%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (454 - 504, n=8)
475 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
443 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 511, n=96)
442 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
427 Points ∼89% -11%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
421 Points ∼88% -12%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4132 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (2600 - 3178, n=8)
2925 Points ∼71% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
2888 Points ∼70%
Average of class Gaming
  (1530 - 6321, n=97)
2844 Points ∼69% -2%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
2308 Points ∼56% -20%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
2200 Points ∼53% -24%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H
1877 Points ∼45% -35%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7782 Points ∼100% +23%
Average of class Gaming
  (3448 - 10190, n=32)
6422 Points ∼83% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
6317 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5242 - 6604, n=6)
6200 Points ∼80% -2%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
4897 Points ∼63% -22%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1227 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1233, n=6)
1201 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1189 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (874 - 1352, n=32)
1183 Points ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
1117 Points ∼91% -9%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.2 fps ∼100% +30%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (8.07 - 10.5, n=6)
9.71 fps ∼80% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 18.9, n=50)
9.52 fps ∼78% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.41 fps ∼77%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H
8.24 fps ∼68% -12%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
8.2 fps ∼67% -13%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (28.6 - 95.8, n=26)
61.5 s ∼100% +22%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
61.4 s ∼100% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (50.2 - 86.6, n=6)
59.1 s ∼96% +18%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
50.24 s ∼82%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
0.679 sec * ∼100% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.626 sec * ∼92%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.546 - 0.761, n=31)
0.623 sec * ∼92% -0%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.606 - 0.631, n=5)
0.621 sec * ∼91% +1%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.596 sec * ∼88% +5%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

Acer's 17.3-incher does not lack computing power. A strong hexa-core processor, RAM running in dual-channel mode and a fast NVMe SSD ensure a fast and smooth system. An upper-class GPU is added to this. The results in the PCMark benchmarks are very good.

There are two memory slots available. RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
There are two memory slots available. RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3836 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4075 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5552 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6829 Points ∼100% +42%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6502 Points ∼95% +35%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11245, n=265)
6461 Points ∼95% +34%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (4804 - 8094, n=2)
6449 Points ∼94% +34%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6436 Points ∼94% +34%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6433 Points ∼94% +34%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
4804 Points ∼70%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4344 Points ∼64% -10%
Productivity
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
8261 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (8219 - 8261, n=2)
8240 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7891 Points ∼96% -4%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7608 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
7587 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
7362 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=266)
7261 Points ∼88% -12%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7165 Points ∼87% -13%
Essentials
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
9852 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (9624 - 10047, n=2)
9836 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9624 Points ∼98%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
9321 Points ∼95% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9320 Points ∼95% -3%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
9033 Points ∼92% -6%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8907 Points ∼90% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=267)
8703 Points ∼88% -10%
Score
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5201 - 6268, n=2)
5735 Points ∼100% +10%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5617 Points ∼98% +8%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5613 Points ∼98% +8%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5519 Points ∼96% +6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5429 Points ∼95% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=269)
5302 Points ∼92% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5201 Points ∼91%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4739 Points ∼83% -9%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5749 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5552 - 5928, n=2)
5740 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5552 Points ∼97%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5361 Points ∼93% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5222 Points ∼91% -6%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5138 Points ∼89% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6593, n=428)
5082 Points ∼88% -8%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4818 Points ∼100% +26%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4782 Points ∼99% +25%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4780 Points ∼99% +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=445)
4277 Points ∼89% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (3836 - 4515, n=2)
4176 Points ∼87% +9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4148 Points ∼86% +8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
3836 Points ∼80%

DPC latency

In our standardized latency monitor test (web-surfing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95) we could observe high DPC latencies. The system is, therefore, not suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8851.6 μs * ∼100% -1212%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
674.7 μs * ∼8%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

An NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from Western Digital is used as system drive. It provides 1 TB of storage space and delivers good transfer speeds.

The laptop offers additional space for a second M.2 2280 SSD (NVMe) as well as a 2.5-inch storage device (the SATA slot and screws are in the box; the installation 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 be installed.
A second NVMe SSD can be installed.
In addition, the laptop offers space for a 2.5-inch storage device. The required SATA slot is found in the box.
In addition, the laptop offers space for a 2.5-inch storage device. The required SATA slot is found in the box.
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1927 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1969 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 461.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 398.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1455 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1963 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 49.04 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 140 MB/s
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
10%
-27%
22%
16%
-21%
0%
Write 4K
140
189.7
36%
105.1
-25%
117.5
-16%
135.3
-3%
104.6
-25%
140
0%
Read 4K
49.04
62.25
27%
34.41
-30%
46.47
-5%
63.67
30%
39.76
-19%
49
0%
Write Seq
1963
1681
-14%
1298
-34%
1345
-31%
1337
-32%
1268
-35%
1963
0%
Read Seq
1455
1608
11%
1099
-24%
2804
93%
1617
11%
1414
-3%
1455
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
398.2
468.6
18%
335.7
-16%
368.2
-8%
567.5
43%
287.9
-28%
398
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
461.9
540.6
17%
231.4
-50%
412.9
-11%
644.8
40%
381.1
-17%
462
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
1969
1770
-10%
1454
-26%
3248
65%
1428
-27%
1319.1
-33%
1969
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
1927
1898
-2%
1740
-10%
3559
85%
3184
65%
1734.7
-10%
1927
0%

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750Tooltip
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00: Ø1619 (1192.44-1742.94)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8: Ø1659 (1402.78-1729.52)

Graphics card

The GeForce RTX 2060 graphics core (Turing) belongs to the GPU upper class. It supports DirectX 12 and runs at a base speed of 1,005 MHz. An increase to up to 1,350 MHz is possible when boosted. Higher speeds are feasible if the GPU doesn't reach a defined temperature and/or energy threshold. In this way, we register a maximum of 1,960 MHz. Our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,354 MHz. The GPU has access to fast GDDR6 video memory (6,144 MB).

The results in the various 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for the GPU installed here. The Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 06 Standard
38509 points
3DMark 11 Performance
18057 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
117009 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
31601 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14191 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5759 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (19513 - 24617, n=25)
21076 Points ∼100% +3%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
20863 Points ∼99% +2%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
20793 Points ∼99% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
20511 Points ∼97%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
20407 Points ∼97% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
19971 Points ∼95% -3%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
19733 Points ∼94% -4%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
17457 Points ∼83% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=678)
14249 Points ∼68% -31%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5660 - 6910, n=27)
6184 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
6011 Points ∼97% +5%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
5923 Points ∼96% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=214)
5897 Points ∼95% +3%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5744 Points ∼93% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
5736 Points ∼93%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
5590 Points ∼90% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
5043 Points ∼82% -12%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
16353 Points ∼100% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (14768 - 18114, n=29)
16233 Points ∼99% +4%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
15700 Points ∼96% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
15642 Points ∼96%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
15334 Points ∼94% -2%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
14509 Points ∼89% -7%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
14186 Points ∼87% -9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
13188 Points ∼81% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=601)
11934 Points ∼73% -24%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
102488 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
99060 Points ∼97% -3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
97845 Points ∼95% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (55324 - 116593, n=25)
95941 Points ∼94% -6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
89505 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
85805 Points ∼84% -16%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
76716 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=581)
70300 Points ∼69% -31%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
59839 Points ∼58% -42%

Gaming performance

The hardware in the Nitro 5 is able to run all the games in our database smoothly. Full HD resolution and high to maximum quality settings can always be selected. The GPU can also handle resolutions beyond Full HD (for which a corresponding monitor would have to be connected). However, the quality settings should be chosen more conservatively then.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
63 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (55.1 - 68.9, n=26)
60.5 fps ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
58.5 (min: 40) fps ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
58.4 fps ∼93% -7%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
55.6 (min: 53, max: 60) fps ∼88% -12%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
55.3 (min: 45, max: 67) fps ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
55.1 fps ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=370)
52.1 fps ∼83% -17%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
48.5 fps ∼77% -23%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
148.2 fps ∼100% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (119 - 156, n=13)
141 fps ∼95% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
138.4 fps ∼93%
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
138 fps ∼93% 0%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
138 (min: 26, max: 384) fps ∼93% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
130 fps ∼88% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=370)
100 fps ∼67% -28%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
78 fps ∼100% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (54 - 86, n=16)
74.4 fps ∼95% +2%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
73 fps ∼94% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
73 fps ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (23 - 124, n=86)
73 fps ∼94% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
64 fps ∼82% -12%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant even over a prolonged period of time, we let the game The Witcher 3 run for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character embodied by the player is not moved during this whole period. A drop in frame rates wasn't found.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00; The Witcher 3: Ø56.4 (47-63)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB; The Witcher 3: Ø59.6 (56-63)
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G; The Witcher 3: Ø60.1 (55-64)
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ; The Witcher 3: Ø47.1 (43-51)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN517-51-7887 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; The Witcher 3: Ø52.7 (48-62)
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; The Witcher 3: Ø55.1 (51-58)