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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 in review: Fast gaming machine with extra performance

More power at the press of a button. The Predator Helios 300 brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte screen (Full HD, IPS, 144 Hz). Since Acer only uses one RAM module, memory runs in single-channel mode.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

The Predator Helios is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop. The device is powered by a Core i7-10750H processor and a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. Competitors include devices like the Dell G5 15 SE, the Aorus 5 KB, the Schenker XMG Core 15, and the Asus TUF A15 FA506IV.

Since the Predator is largely identical in construction to its predecessor, we won't go any further into the case, the connectivity, the input devices, the display, and the speakers - unless there are differences. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52.

Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 107 W PL2 / Short Burst, 70 W PL2 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 1005-1350 MHz, Memory: 1353 MHz, GDDR6, 27.21.14.5671 (Nvidia 456.71), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 3200, single-channel mode, two memory slots (one slot in use)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN08.2, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB, 512 GB 
, 2x M.2 2280, RAID 0, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined headset port, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW) (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): 22.9 x 363.4 x 255 ( = 0.9 x 14.31 x 10.04 in)
Battery
58.7 Wh, 3815 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (trial), Norton Security Ultra (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds), Power Supply: 797 g ( = 28.11 oz / 1.76 pounds)
Price
1,500 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
83 %
11/2020
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.5 kg22.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
06/2020
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5600M
2.4 kg21.6 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
10/2020
Aorus 5 KB
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.1 kg28 mm15.60"1920x1080
82 %
09/2020
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
06/2020
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case and connectivity - Slight changes compared to the predecessor

At first glance, the case resembles that of its predecessor. But there are differences. For example, the power supply connector has been moved from the center of the left side to the center of the back. The HDMI output and the Mini DisplayPort have switched places. Furthermore, additional ventilation openings have been created above the keyboard. Moreover, the current model has gained some weight. There's a new addition in terms of ports too: Instead of a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, the current Predator model has a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port on board.

Size comparison

361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 2.1 kg4.68 lbs365.5 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.6 mm / 0.85 inch 2.4 kg5.35 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs361.4 mm / 14.2 inch 254.2 mm / 10 inch 23.2 mm / 0.913 inch 2.3 kg5.09 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.8 mm / 9.68 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, Mini DisplayPort
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, Mini DisplayPort
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 on the back side.
The power supply is on the back side.
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1640 MBit/s ∼100% +15%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1470 (1297min - 1511max) MBit/s ∼90% +3%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (1320 - 1670, n=5)
1445 MBit/s ∼88% +1%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1425 (1394min - 1454max) MBit/s ∼87%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1380 MBit/s ∼84% -3%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1340 MBit/s ∼82% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=362)
753 MBit/s ∼46% -47%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
672 (658min - 682max) MBit/s ∼41% -53%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
637 (626min - 648max) MBit/s ∼39% -55%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
630 (571min - 641max) MBit/s ∼38% -56%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1403 (1367min - 1497max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1385 (1268min - 1486max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1380 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (1150 - 1403, n=5)
1313 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1230 MBit/s ∼88% -12%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1190 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=362)
693 MBit/s ∼49% -51%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
662 (553min - 769max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
662 (635min - 674max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
653 (615min - 670max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
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Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5 Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1424 (1394-1454)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø672 (658-682)
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1469 (1297-1511)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø636 (626-648)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø629 (571-641)
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5 Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1403 (1367-1497)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø653 (615-670)
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1385 (1268-1486)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø662 (635-674)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø661 (553-769)
ColorChecker
26.7 ∆E
30.4 ∆E
31.6 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
35.1 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
30.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 5 KB: 22.26 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 35.1 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172: 13.44 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 24.17 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.6 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
19 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5: 13.27 ∆E min: 2.95 - max: 21.98 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.7 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
5 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F: 11.55 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 19.22 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.3 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
11 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
14 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O: 11.39 ∆E min: 5.87 - max: 20.11 ∆E

Display - 144 Hz IPS

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

While the contrast (1,450:1) of the matte, viewing-angle stable 15.6-inch display (Full HD, IPS) is good, the brightness (294.3 cd/m²) is just about acceptable. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² to be good. The 144 Hz panel used offers fast response times and decent color reproduction. Positive: We couldn't detect any PWM flickering.

This is the same panel that was used in the previous model. Nevertheless, the values measured differ slightly. This is a normal condition. Two identical displays will never be 100% consistent.

283
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN08.2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 319 cd/m² Average: 294.3 cd/m² Minimum: 10 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 254 cd/m²
Contrast: 1450:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.42 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 4.84 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
92% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.39
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
AU Optronics B156HAN08.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
AUO, B156HAN08.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
BOE NV156FH, WVA, 1920x1080, 15.60
Aorus 5 KB
LG Philips LP156WFG-SPB2 (LGD05E8), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
LM156LF-1F02, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
LM156LF-2F01, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
15%
-9%
7%
29%
-109%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
17 (9, 8)
15 (8, 7)
12%
20.4 (10.8, 9.6)
-20%
14.4 (7.6, 6.8)
15%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
44%
34 (16, 18)
-100%
Response Time Black / White *
11 (6, 5)
9 (5, 4)
18%
10.8 (6.4, 4.4)
2%
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
-2%
9.6 (4.4, 5.2)
13%
24 (13, 11)
-118%
PWM Frequency
198.4 (99)
Screen
-2%
0%
10%
-13%
-17%
Brightness middle
319
325
2%
292
-8%
318
0%
312
-2%
280
-12%
Brightness
294
310
5%
290
-1%
298
1%
290
-1%
254
-14%
Brightness Distribution
83
82
-1%
77
-7%
87
5%
87
5%
88
6%
Black Level *
0.22
0.255
-16%
0.27
-23%
0.3
-36%
0.2
9%
0.15
32%
Contrast
1450
1275
-12%
1081
-25%
1060
-27%
1560
8%
1867
29%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.42
4.28
3%
3.99
10%
2.49
44%
4.84
-10%
5.89
-33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.54
8.42
1%
6.11
28%
5.06
41%
13.85
-62%
19
-122%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.84
5.01
-4%
3.3
32%
1.6
67%
9
-86%
4.08
16%
Gamma
2.39 92%
2.6 85%
2.25 98%
2.211 100%
2.105 105%
2.33 94%
CCT
6850 95%
7678 85%
7047 92%
6714 97%
8099 80%
7303 89%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60
60
0%
58.1
-3%
65
8%
68
13%
37
-38%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
92
93
1%
89.7
-2%
89
-3%
92
0%
58
-37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.45
3.02
1.53
1.77
4.79
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 1%
-5% / -1%
9% / 9%
8% / -6%
-63% / -33%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

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
11 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 5 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. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
17 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 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 9604 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance - Predator with automatic GPU overclocking

With the Predator Helios 300, Acer has a 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its range that brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen. The price of our test device should be approximately between 1,500 and 1,600 Euros (~$1,744 and ~$1,860). Other configuration variants are available. The prices start at around 1,020 Euros (~$1,186).

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

Test conditions

The preinstalled Predator Sense software allows fan control adjustment and automatic GPU overclocking. The GPU profiles "Normal", "Fast" and "Extreme" are available. We conducted our test with automatic fan control and under the "Normal" GPU profile. Some benchmarks were additionally run under the "Extreme" profile.

Acer has placed a "Turbo" key above the keyboard. If this button is pressed, the fans run permanently at full power, and the "Extreme" GPU profile is activated.

Processor

The Core i7-10750H hexa-core processor (Comet Lake) operates at a base speed of 2.6 GHz. The clock speed can be increased to 4.3 GHz (six cores) or 5 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported.

The processor works through the CPU tests of the Cinebench R15 benchmark at 4.2 GHz (multithread) and 4.2 to 5 GHz (single-thread), respectively. On battery power, the clock rates are 2.4 to 2.6 GHz (multithread) and 2.4 to 3.2 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

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

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

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Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5 Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1262 (1250.2-1356.16)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1113 (1102.29-1169.32)
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1845 (1564.03-1971.71)
Aorus 5 KB Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1145 (1045.12-1193.85)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1866 (1840.26-1926.13)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1753 (1601.6-1850.14)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
194 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1356 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
133.68 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
203 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (187 - 213, n=29)
196 Points ∼97% +1%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
194 Points ∼96%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Intel Core i7-9750H
190 Points ∼94% -2%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
188 Points ∼93% -3%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
187 Points ∼92% -4%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
187 Points ∼92% -4%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼92% -4%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=628)
162 Points ∼80% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1972 (1142.92min - 1972max) Points ∼100% +45%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1926 Points ∼98% +42%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1884 Points ∼96% +39%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1850 Points ∼94% +36%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1741 (1664.03min - 1741.33max) Points ∼88% +28%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
1356 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1039 - 1418, n=30)
1302 Points ∼66% -4%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
1194 (1045.12min - 1193.85max) Points ∼61% -12%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Intel Core i7-9750H
1170 Points ∼59% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=635)
932 Points ∼47% -31%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
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Intel Core i7-9750H
476.1 Seconds * ∼100% -38%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
388 Seconds * ∼81% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=93)
381 Seconds * ∼80% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (322 - 431, n=23)
367 Seconds * ∼77% -6%
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Intel Core i7-10750H
345 Seconds * ∼72%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
284 Seconds * ∼60% +18%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
276 Seconds * ∼58% +20%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
262.5 Seconds * ∼55% +24%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
257.8 Seconds * ∼54% +25%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
255 Seconds * ∼54% +26%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
52152 MIPS ∼100% +45%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
49685 MIPS ∼95% +38%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
48326 MIPS ∼93% +34%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
47520 MIPS ∼91% +32%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
45679 MIPS ∼88% +27%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=94)
37287 MIPS ∼71% +4%
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Intel Core i7-10750H
35954 MIPS ∼69%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
35797 MIPS ∼69% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (26535 - 37082, n=23)
34472 MIPS ∼66% -4%
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Intel Core i7-9750H
28512 MIPS ∼55% -21%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
5253 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
5190 MIPS ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4504 - 5277, n=23)
5018 MIPS ∼96% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=94)
4921 MIPS ∼94% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4725 MIPS ∼90% -9%
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Intel Core i7-9750H
4719 MIPS ∼90% -9%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼89% -10%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼89% -10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4664 MIPS ∼89% -10%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4584 MIPS ∼87% -12%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
491 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
485 Points ∼99% +1%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
482 Points ∼98% 0%
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Intel Core i7-10750H
482 Points ∼98%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼97% -1%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
476 Points ∼97% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
475 Points ∼97% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (431 - 504, n=24)
471 Points ∼96% -2%
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Intel Core i7-9750H
459 Points ∼93% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=138)
451 Points ∼92% -6%
CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4435 Points ∼100% +43%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4396 Points ∼99% +42%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4369 Points ∼99% +41%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4257 Points ∼96% +37%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
3956 Points ∼89% +28%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
3098 Points ∼70%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
3075 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=139)
3009 Points ∼68% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (2467 - 3325, n=24)
2983 Points ∼67% -4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Intel Core i7-9750H
2599 Points ∼59% -16%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7984 Points ∼100% +39%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7775 Points ∼97% +35%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7453 Points ∼93% +30%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
6906 Points ∼86% +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=77)
6614 Points ∼83% +15%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
6397 Points ∼80% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5242 - 6652, n=24)
6262 Points ∼78% +9%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5920 Points ∼74% +3%
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Intel Core i7-10750H
5752 Points ∼72%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
1316 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
1248 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1331, n=24)
1248 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=77)
1225 Points ∼93% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1196 Points ∼91% -4%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1188 Points ∼90% -5%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1166 Points ∼89% -7%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1158 Points ∼88% -7%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1154 Points ∼88% -8%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13.3 fps ∼100% +28%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.6 fps ∼95% +21%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.1 fps ∼91% +16%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11.7 fps ∼88% +13%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
10.8 fps ∼81% +4%
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Intel Core i7-10750H
10.4 fps ∼78%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=93)
10.3 fps ∼77% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (8.07 - 11.6, n=23)
10 fps ∼75% -4%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.5 fps ∼71% -9%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Intel Core i7-9750H
7.63 fps ∼57% -27%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
93.9 s ∼100% +69%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
69.1 s ∼74% +24%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
67.98 s ∼72% +22%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
60.16 s ∼64% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=70)
56.4 s ∼60% +1%
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Intel Core i7-10750H
55.72 s ∼59%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (46.9 - 86.6, n=24)
54.5 s ∼58% -2%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
49 s ∼52% -12%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
28.6 s ∼30% -49%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.585 - 0.708, n=22)
0.619 sec * ∼100% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=74)
0.616 sec * ∼100% -2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.603 sec * ∼97% -0%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.602 sec * ∼97% -0%
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Intel Core i7-10750H
0.602 sec * ∼97%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.597 sec * ∼96% +1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.583 sec * ∼94% +3%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.569 sec * ∼92% +5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.569 sec * ∼92% +5%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The system is fast and smooth. The PCMark results are good. The laptop offers enough computing power for performance-demanding applications such as gaming, video-editing, and image-processing for the coming years. A slight increase in performance could be achieved by activating dual-channel mode. For this purpose, the laptop would have to be equipped with a second memory module.

Two memory slots are available.
Two memory slots are available.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4160 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5899 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5405 points
PCMark 10 Score
5921 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
8197 Points ∼100% +11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7491 Points ∼91% +2%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
7362 Points ∼90%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7178 Points ∼88% -2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
6554 Points ∼80% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11829, n=306)
6470 Points ∼79% -12%
Aorus 5 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
6443 Points ∼79% -12%
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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
6335 Points ∼77% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (4567 - 8094, n=8)
6006 Points ∼73% -18%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5695 Points ∼69% -23%
Productivity
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GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
8261 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (7562 - 8261, n=8)
7999 Points ∼97% -3%
Aorus 5 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
7562 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=307)
7347 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
7319 Points ∼89% -11%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
7312 Points ∼89% -11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7260 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
7156 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
7122 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6893 Points ∼83% -17%
Essentials
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9833 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (9029 - 10047, n=8)
9508 Points ∼97% +3%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
9461 Points ∼96% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
9297 Points ∼95% 0%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
9266 Points ∼94%
Aorus 5 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
9029 Points ∼92% -3%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8806 Points ∼90% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=308)
8779 Points ∼89% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8773 Points ∼89% -5%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
8621 Points ∼88% -7%
Score
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
5936 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
5921 Points ∼100%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5639 Points ∼95% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5602 Points ∼94% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (4984 - 6268, n=8)
5488 Points ∼92% -7%
Aorus 5 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
5452 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5427 Points ∼91% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=310)
5337 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5279 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5095 Points ∼86% -14%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5983 Points ∼100% +11%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5773 Points ∼96% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5405 - 5928, n=6)
5726 Points ∼96% +6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5580 Points ∼93% +3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5483 Points ∼92% +1%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
5405 Points ∼90%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
5352 Points ∼89% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=463)
5124 Points ∼86% -5%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5197 Points ∼100% +25%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
4894 Points ∼94% +18%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4805 Points ∼92% +16%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4698 Points ∼90% +13%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4688 Points ∼90% +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=480)
4290 Points ∼83% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (3836 - 4539, n=6)
4254 Points ∼82% +2%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
4160 Points ∼80%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we could observe issues with the DPC latencies. The system doesn't seem to be 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
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
2216 μs * ∼100% -134%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
1781 μs * ∼80% -88%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1422.9 μs * ∼64% -50%
Aorus 5 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
1218.2 μs * ∼55% -28%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
948.2 μs * ∼43%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
797.4 μs * ∼36% +16%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
789.9 μs * ∼36% +17%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The laptop can accommodate two NVMe SSDs in the M.2 2280 format, which could form a RAID 0 array if required. Our test device is only equipped with one NVMe SSD that provides 512 GB of storage space. The transfer rates are good. Furthermore, the Predator still has room for a 2.5-inch storage medium. Our test device can't be upgraded with that type of drive, because the necessary SATA slot is not included.

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.
The SATA slot needed for the installation of a 2.5-inch storage drive is missing.
The SATA slot needed for the installation of a 2.5-inch storage drive is missing.
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3213 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2705 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 524.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 416.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1718 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2644 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 48.24 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 137.5 MB/s
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU
Aorus 5 KB
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Average WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-7%
-17%
11%
29%
-13%
3%
Write 4K
137.5
108.7
-21%
142.1
3%
162.1
18%
233
69%
219.8
60%
162 (138 - 196, n=3)
18%
Read 4K
48.24
44.91
-7%
46.43
-4%
60.66
26%
54.5
13%
50.16
4%
49.5 (46 - 54.2, n=3)
3%
Write Seq
2644
2424
-8%
1108
-58%
2366
-11%
3050
15%
978.7
-63%
2302 (2069 - 2644, n=3)
-13%
Read Seq
1718
1617
-6%
1622
-6%
2633
53%
3042
77%
1990
16%
1978 (1708 - 2508, n=3)
15%
Write 4K Q32T1
416.6
356.9
-14%
467
12%
428.2
3%
519.5
25%
515.8
24%
435 (417 - 465, n=3)
4%
Read 4K Q32T1
524.9
556.8
6%
524.5
0%
582.2
11%
546.1
4%
298.3
-43%
494 (410 - 547, n=3)
-6%
Write Seq Q32T1
2705
2541.8
-6%
1203
-56%
2480
-8%
3241
20%
981.7
-64%
2708 (2705 - 2713, n=3)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3213
3217.7
0%
2288
-29%
3121
-3%
3538
10%
1907.2
-41%
3339 (3213 - 3405, n=3)
4%
Write 4K Q8T8
1137.5
980.5
Read 4K Q8T8
1346.2
300.9
AS SSD
4%
-29%
0%
32%
-23%
-1%
Copy Game MB/s
1018.05
970.58
-5%
1013.21
0%
1137.44
12%
534.73
-47%
1074 (879 - 1326, n=3)
5%
Copy Program MB/s
475.64
473.37
0%
401.88
-16%
437.99
-8%
248.35
-48%
534 (476 - 630, n=3)
12%
Copy ISO MB/s
2036.98
1445.76
-29%
1284.05
-37%
2039.34
0%
674.64
-67%
1903 (1597 - 2074, n=3)
-7%
Score Total
3811
4175
10%
2536
-33%
3279
-14%
5184
36%
2143
-44%
3517 (3083 - 3907, n=4)
-8%
Score Write
1906
1825
-4%
973
-49%
1714
-10%
2734
43%
1101
-42%
1592 (1283 - 1906, n=4)
-16%
Score Read
1266
1581
25%
1034
-18%
1046
-17%
1627
29%
701
-45%
1291 (1108 - 1583, n=4)
2%
Access Time Write *
0.044
0.036
18%
0.095
-116%
0.036
18%
0.02
55%
0.02
55%
0.0428 (0.028 - 0.07, n=4)
3%
Access Time Read *
0.086
0.098
0.049
0.034
0.087
0.0943 (0.055 - 0.142, n=3)
4K-64 Write
1567.51
1521.71
-3%
721.31
-54%
1375.73
-12%
2297.92
47%
845.47
-46%
1284 (990 - 1568, n=4)
-18%
4K-64 Read
952.18
1257.34
32%
853.7
-10%
713.6
-25%
1282.5
35%
472.49
-50%
1002 (772 - 1316, n=4)
5%
4K Write
88.83
102.75
16%
127.96
44%
121.32
37%
190.52
114%
164.78
86%
127 (88.8 - 155, n=4)
43%
4K Read
38.64
39.34
2%
41.32
7%
53.33
38%
60.37
56%
60.21
56%
42.3 (38.6 - 46.6, n=4)
9%
Seq Write
2495.21
2009
-19%
1233.57
-51%
2171.68
-13%
2452
-2%
904
-64%
1811 (1079 - 2495, n=4)
-27%
Seq Read
2752.79
2841
3%
1386.48
-50%
2794.95
2%
2836
3%
1682
-39%
2460 (1939 - 2901, n=4)
-11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / -0%
-23% / -25%
6% / 5%
31% / 31%
-18% / -19%
1% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB: Ø2689 (1703.52-3040.87)
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU: Ø1328 (819.36-1943.32)
Aorus 5 KB GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT): Ø2294 (2168.04-2300.38)
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB: Ø3549 (3352.29-3568.72)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB: Ø255 (246.21-255.55)

Graphics card

The GeForce RTX 2060 graphics core is an entry-level model in the GPU upper class. It can access fast GDDR6 graphics memory (6,144 MB). The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for the RTX 2060 GPU. Moreover, the "Extreme" Predator Sense GPU profile only provides a slight increase in performance. The UHD Graphics 630 chip that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

Nvidia specifies a clock range between 1,005 MHz (base) and 1,350 MHz (boost) for this DirectX 12 GPU. Higher speeds are feasible if the GPU doesn't reach a specified temperature and/or energy threshold. The maximum is 2,032 MHz. Our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,453 MHz and 1,645 MHz (GPU profile: Extreme), respectively.

Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike Ultra (Extreme)
Fire Strike Ultra (Extreme)
Time Spy (Extreme)
Time Spy (Extreme)
Port Royal (Extreme)
Port Royal (Extreme)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Extreme)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Extreme)
3DMark 11 Performance
17684 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
36435 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14732 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6011 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
25706 Points ∼100% +21%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H (Extrem)
23152 Points ∼90% +9%
Aorus 5 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
22138 Points ∼86% +4%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
21748 Points ∼85% +2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
21480 Points ∼84% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (19143 - 24662, n=37)
21419 Points ∼83% +1%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
21291 Points ∼83%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
19435 Points ∼76% -9%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
18219 Points ∼71% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=727)
14916 Points ∼58% -30%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
14437 Points ∼56% -32%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H (Extrem)
6426 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
6312 Points ∼98% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5660 - 6910, n=38)
6211 Points ∼97% +5%
Aorus 5 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
6123 Points ∼95% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=264)
6072 Points ∼94% +2%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
6043 Points ∼94% +2%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
5940 Points ∼92%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5848 Points ∼91% -2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
5616 Points ∼87% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5017 Points ∼78% -16%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
3539 Points ∼55% -40%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
18807 Points ∼100% +16%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H (Extrem)
17493 Points ∼93% +8%
Aorus 5 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
16362 Points ∼87% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (14768 - 18358, n=40)
16301 Points ∼87% +1%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
16151 Points ∼86%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
15967 Points ∼85% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
15746 Points ∼84% -3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
14358 Points ∼76% -11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13659 Points ∼73% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=648)
12359 Points ∼66% -23%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
10550 Points ∼56% -35%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
97919 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
95500 Points ∼98%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (55324 - 116593, n=34)
94376 Points ∼96% -1%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
72335 Points ∼74% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=621)
72315 Points ∼74% -24%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
66754 Points ∼68% -30%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
62787 Points ∼64% -34%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
55837 Points ∼57% -42%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
55325 Points ∼57% -42%

Gaming performance

The built-in CPU-GPU combination can bring all the latest games smoothly onto the screen. Full HD resolution and high to maximum quality settings can usually be selected. Higher resolutions (an appropriate monitor would have to be plugged in for this) require a reduction of the quality level. The "Extreme" GPU profile only produces a slight increase in frame rates (see comparison diagram).

The single-channel memory is responsible for the fact that some games achieve significantly lower frame rates at low settings than on comparably equipped laptops. A second memory module (= dual-channel mode active) would provide improvements.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile (Extrem)
70.3 fps ∼100% +8%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
68.5 (52min) fps ∼97% +6%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5600M
66.1 (62min - 70max) fps ∼94% +2%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
64.8 fps ∼92%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
62.8 fps ∼89% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.6 - 74, n=38)
61.3 fps ∼87% -5%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
60.5 (51min - 68max) fps ∼86% -7%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
58.8 (48min) fps ∼84% -9%
Aorus 5 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
57 (47min) fps ∼81% -12%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
54.6 (48min - 62max) fps ∼78% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=421)
54.3 fps ∼77% -16%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
53.2 fps ∼76% -18%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5300M
38.3 (31min) fps ∼54% -41%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
287.9 fps ∼100% +27%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
269.5 fps ∼94% +19%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5600M
266.4 (247min - 284max) fps ∼93% +18%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
258.3 fps ∼90% +14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (189 - 295, n=26)
258 fps ∼90% +14%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
226.4 fps ∼79%
Average of class Gaming
  (17 - 472, n=216)
224 fps ∼78% -1%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5NR0O
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
219.5 fps ∼76% -3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
204 (158min - 234max) fps ∼71% -10%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
191 (167min - 211max) fps ∼66% -16%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5300M
178 (129min) fps ∼62% -21%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
79 fps ∼100% +11%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
76 fps ∼96% +7%
Acer Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile (Extrem)
75 fps ∼95% +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (23 - 126, n=111)
75 fps ∼95% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (54 - 86, n=21)