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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 in review: Update provides for (slightly) more RTX 3070 power

Hot flashes. The Predator offers a Core i7 CPU, a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and space for three drives (2x M.2 SSD, 1x 2.5-inch). This is complemented by a responsive Full HD display (IPS, 240 Hz) and quite good battery life. The laptop heats up considerably under load, though.
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The Predator Helios 300 is a gaming laptop in the 15.6-inch format. The device is powered by a Core i7-10750H processor and a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU. Competitors include devices like the Aorus 15G XC, the MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG, and the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR.

Since we've already reviewed one of the Predator's sister models, we won't go into the case, the connectivity, the input devices, and the speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5. It's also worth taking a look at the review of the similar predecessor.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 107 W PL2 / Short Burst, 70 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8192 MB, Core: 1290 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 100 W TDP, GDDR6, 30.0.14.7111, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Sharp LQ156M1JW09, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, 1024 GB 
, 2 M.2-2280 slots (NVMe, Raid 0 support), 1 SATA slot (2.5-inch), 902 GB free
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
58.75 Wh, 3815 mAh Lithium-Polymer
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
2.218 kg ( = 78.24 oz / 4.89 pounds), Power Supply: 600 g ( = 21.16 oz / 1.32 pounds)
Price
1,799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
07/2021
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg22.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
86 %
02/2021
Aorus 15G XC
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg23 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
02/2021
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
02/2021
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg27.2 mm15.60"1920x1080

Size comparison

363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2.2 kg4.89 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 27.2 mm / 1.071 inch 2.3 kg5.04 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.1 kg4.71 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1514 (764min - 1561max) MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1403 (1367min - 1497max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (758 - 1514, n=8)
1257 MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1190 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1100 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1089 (603min - 1196max) MBit/s ∼72% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (294 - 1645, n=167, last 2 years)
1054 MBit/s ∼70% -30%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1425 (1394min - 1454max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (887 - 1670, n=8)
1354 MBit/s ∼95% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1340 (678min - 1403max) MBit/s ∼94%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1330 MBit/s ∼93% -1%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1310 MBit/s ∼92% -2%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1263 (1093min - 1464max) MBit/s ∼89% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.3 - 1743, n=167, last 2 years)
1111 MBit/s ∼78% -17%
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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1317 (678-1403)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1263 (1093-1464)
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 PH315-53-786B Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1489 (764-1561)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1069 (603-1196)
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)
ColorChecker
11 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B: 14.4 ∆E min: 4.45 - max: 21.69 ∆E
ColorChecker
16.4 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG: 13.91 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 20.86 ∆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 Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5: 13.27 ∆E min: 2.95 - max: 21.98 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.1 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 15G XC: 13.15 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 23.88 ∆E

Display - 240 Hz IPS

The brightness (290.4 cd/m²) and contrast (975:1) of the matte 15.6-inch display (1920x1080 pixels) fail to meet the respective targets (300 cd/m² and 1,000:1). The 240 Hz panel has quick response times.

At brightness levels of 13% and below, flickering takes place at a frequency of 23,580 Hz. Due to the high frequency, even sensitive users should be spared from headaches and/or eye problems.

277
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
302
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ156M1JW09
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 312 cd/m² Average: 290.4 cd/m² Minimum: 20 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 312 cd/m²
Contrast: 975:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.03 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 0.71
ΔE Greyscale 4.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
70.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
68.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.177
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Sharp LQ156M1JW09, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Aorus 15G XC
Sharp LQ156M1JW03, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
LQ156M1JW25, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
AU Optronics B156HAN08.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-4%
-1%
-3%
-6%
Display P3 Coverage
68.4
65.62
-4%
67.71
-1%
67.7
-1%
65.15
-5%
sRGB Coverage
99.4
97.54
-2%
98.45
-1%
94.32
-5%
92.31
-7%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
70.4
67.06
-5%
69.05
-2%
68.24
-3%
66.32
-6%
Response Times
12%
-11%
23%
-16%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
15.2 (7.6, 7.6)
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
37%
14.4 (6.8, 7.6)
5%
8.2 (2.6, 5.6)
46%
17 (9, 8)
-12%
Response Time Black / White *
9.2 (4.8, 4.4)
9.6 (4.8, 4.8)
-4%
11.6 (7.6, 4)
-26%
9.2 (4.4, 4.8)
-0%
11 (6, 5)
-20%
PWM Frequency
23580 (13)
24040 (24)
2%
Screen
22%
-7%
1%
1%
Brightness middle
312
288
-8%
259.5
-17%
308
-1%
319
2%
Brightness
290
270
-7%
264
-9%
288
-1%
294
1%
Brightness Distribution
87
89
2%
90
3%
86
-1%
83
-5%
Black Level *
0.32
0.25
22%
0.25
22%
0.23
28%
0.22
31%
Contrast
975
1152
18%
1038
6%
1339
37%
1450
49%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.03
1.19
61%
2.52
17%
3.28
-8%
4.42
-46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.81
3.79
44%
5.55
19%
8.51
-25%
8.54
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.71
0.71
-0%
1.93
-172%
0.83
-17%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.7
1.6
66%
1.7
64%
5
-6%
4.84
-3%
Gamma
2.177 101%
2.229 99%
2.04 108%
2.057 107%
2.39 92%
CCT
6676 97%
6539 99%
6414 101%
7393 88%
6850 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
67
63.3
68
60
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
98.8
90
92
Total Average (Program / Settings)
10% / 15%
-6% / -7%
7% / 3%
-7% / -4%

* ... smaller is better

The display shows a good color reproduction out of the box, and it misses the target (DeltaE less than 3) by a hair's breadth with a color deviation of 3.03. It doesn't suffer from a blue tint, and improvements can be achieved by means of calibration: The deviation drops to 0.71, and grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The sRGB color space is mapped to 99%. The AdobeRGB (70%) and DCI-P3 (68%) color spaces aren't fully reproduced.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315 vs. sRGB
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315 vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315 vs. AdobeRGB
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315 vs. AdobeRGB

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
9.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.8 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
15.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 7.6 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 (38.1 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 23580 Hz ≤ 13 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 23580 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 13 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 23580 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14804 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel can be read from any position. Reading the display outdoors is possible if the sun isn't too bright and/or you look for places in the shade.

The Predator outdoors (shot in bright sunlight).
The Predator outdoors (shot in bright sunlight).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Sufficient for the coming years

With the Predator Helios 300, Acer has a 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its lineup that brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen.

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Test conditions

The preinstalled Predator Sense software allows users to adjust the fan control and to automatically overclock the GPU. The GPU profiles "Normal", "Fast", and "Extreme" are available. We used the automatic fan control and the "Normal" profile. Pressing the "Turbo" button (located above the keyboard) enables the "Extreme" GPU profile and lets the fans continuously run at full power.

Processor

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

The multithread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark is processed at 2.8 to 4.2 GHz. The single-thread test is run at 4.2 to 4.4 GHz. On battery power, the clock rates are 1.9 to 2.7 GHz (multithread) and 2.5 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 used consistently when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. Turbo kicks in at quite a high level.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1233 (1217.92-1326.52)
Aorus 15G XC Intel Core i7-10870H: Ø1594 (1555.21-1697.72)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG Intel Core i7-10870H: Ø1502 (1440.51-1640.55)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2058 (1969.09-2151.12)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1262 (1250.2-1356.16)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
189 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1327 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
136.19 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1478 Points ∼100% +26%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=62, last 2 years)
1338 Points ∼91% +14%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
1232 Points ∼83% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1136 - 1271, n=16)
1218 Points ∼82% +4%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
1177 Points ∼80% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
1172 Points ∼79%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13066 Points ∼100% +64%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=63, last 2 years)
10590 Points ∼81% +33%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
9754 Points ∼75% +23%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
9171 Points ∼70% +15%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
7953 Points ∼61%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4807 - 8585, n=16)
7129 Points ∼55% -10%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
577 Points ∼100% +28%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=189, last 2 years)
483 Points ∼84% +7%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
482 Points ∼84% +7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
473 Points ∼82% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (431 - 504, n=43)
473 Points ∼82% +5%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
460 Points ∼80% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
451 Points ∼78%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5045 Points ∼100% +70%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
3759 Points ∼75% +26%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=190, last 2 years)
3500 Points ∼69% +18%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
3365 Points ∼67% +13%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
3098 Points ∼61% +4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
2975 Points ∼59%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1749 - 3325, n=43)
2848 Points ∼56% -4%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
238 Points ∼100% +26%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
204 Points ∼86% +8%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
199 Points ∼84% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (184 - 213, n=45)
197 Points ∼83% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=201, last 2 years)
196 Points ∼82% +4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
194 Points ∼82% +3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
189 Points ∼79%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2151 (1969.09min - 2151.12max) Points ∼100% +62%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
1740 Points ∼81% +31%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
1641 (1440.51min - 1640.55max) Points ∼76% +24%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=213, last 2 years)
1496 Points ∼70% +13%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
1356 Points ∼63% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
1327 Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (804 - 1418, n=50)
1263 Points ∼59% -5%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (322 - 587, n=43)
389 Seconds * ∼100% -10%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
355 Seconds * ∼91%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
345 Seconds * ∼89% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 633, n=153, last 2 years)
330 Seconds * ∼85% +7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
292 Seconds * ∼75% +18%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
288 Seconds * ∼74% +19%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
245 Seconds * ∼63% +31%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5568 MIPS ∼100% +12%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
5312 MIPS ∼95% +7%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
5288 MIPS ∼95% +6%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
5190 MIPS ∼93% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=154, last 2 years)
5188 MIPS ∼93% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4504 - 5470, n=43)
5114 MIPS ∼92% +3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
4969 MIPS ∼89%
7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
55335 MIPS ∼100% +50%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
45427 MIPS ∼82% +23%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
44272 MIPS ∼80% +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=154, last 2 years)
43260 MIPS ∼78% +17%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
36926 MIPS ∼67%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
35954 MIPS ∼65% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (26040 - 37345, n=43)
33946 MIPS ∼61% -8%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1487 Points ∼100% +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=149, last 2 years)
1295 Points ∼87% +6%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
1288 Points ∼87% +6%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
1280 Points ∼86% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1333, n=43)
1263 Points ∼85% +4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
1248 Points ∼84% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
1218 Points ∼82%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
7755 Points ∼100% +25%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
7693 Points ∼99% +24%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7518 Points ∼97% +21%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=149, last 2 years)
7143 Points ∼92% +15%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
6210 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4443 - 6674, n=43)
6135 Points ∼79% -1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
5752 Points ∼74% -7%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
14.4 fps ∼100% +41%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
12.6 fps ∼88% +24%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
12.4 fps ∼86% +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.4 - 19.8, n=153, last 2 years)
11.9 fps ∼83% +17%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.4 fps ∼72% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.2 fps ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5.54 - 11.6, n=43)
9.61 fps ∼67% -6%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
55.72 s * ∼100% -24%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
54.3 s * ∼97% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 98.2, n=141, last 2 years)
54 s * ∼97% -20%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (43.1 - 99.2, n=43)
53.3 s * ∼96% -19%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
50.3 s * ∼90% -12%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
48.2 s * ∼87% -7%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
44.9 s * ∼81%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.635 sec * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.578 - 0.708, n=42)
0.611 sec * ∼96% +4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.602 sec * ∼95% +5%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.595 sec * ∼94% +6%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.588 sec * ∼93% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=145, last 2 years)
0.587 sec * ∼92% +8%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.512 sec * ∼81% +19%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The fast and smooth system offers enough computing power for demanding applications like gaming and image editing for the coming years. This is accompanied by good PCMark results.

RAM (DDR4-3200, 2x 8 GB, max. 64 GB) runs in dual-channel mode.
RAM (DDR4-3200, 2x 8 GB, max. 64 GB) runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4275 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6202 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5604 points
PCMark 10 Score
6034 points
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PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6922 Points ∼100% +15%
Aorus 15G XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
6408 Points ∼93% +6%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6121 Points ∼88% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6034 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (6017 - 6034, n=2)
6026 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=183, last 2 years)
5932 Points ∼86% -2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
5921 Points ∼86% -2%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=181, last 2 years)
9529 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9437 Points ∼99% +5%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
9266 Points ∼97% +3%
Aorus 15G XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9229 Points ∼97% +3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8953 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (8652 - 8953, n=2)
8803 Points ∼92% -2%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Aorus 15G XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
8741 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (8022 - 8657, n=2)
8340 Points ∼95% +4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
8261 Points ∼95% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (5633 - 10066, n=181, last 2 years)
8028 Points ∼92% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8022 Points ∼92%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7873 Points ∼90% -2%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Aorus 15G XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
8853 Points ∼100% +7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8376 Points ∼95% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8300 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (7893 - 8300, n=2)
8097 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=181, last 2 years)
7544 Points ∼85% -9%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
7362 Points ∼83% -11%

DPC latencies

Our standardized latency monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95) revealed irregularities in terms of 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
Aorus 15G XC
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2345.1 μs * ∼100% -256%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
948.2 μs * ∼40% -44%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
706 μs * ∼30% -7%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
659.4 μs * ∼28%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
466.9 μs * ∼20% +29%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

An NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from Samsung serves as the system drive. It provides 1 TB of storage space and delivers good transfer rates. The laptop can hold a total of two NVMe SSDs. RAID 0 is supported as well. The Predator also has room for a 2.5-inch storage device. The necessary SATA slot (in the box) and the mounting frame (inside the laptop) are included.

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
A second NVMe SSD can be installed.
A second NVMe SSD can be installed.
There's also room for a 2.5-inch storage device.
There's also room for a 2.5-inch storage device.
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3542 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 788.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 429.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 357.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2169 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 775.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 34.32 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 76.16 MB/s
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Aorus 15G XC
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
AS SSD
-11%
-4%
-1%
-15%
Seq Read
2791.94
2048
-27%
2197.73
-21%
2881
3%
2752.79
-1%
Seq Write
2310.91
2403
4%
2595.61
12%
1570
-32%
2495.21
8%
4K Read
48.34
48.27
0%
43.81
-9%
52.38
8%
38.64
-20%
4K Write
93.93
101.6
8%
115.5
23%
124.02
32%
88.83
-5%
4K-64 Read
1515.59
1605.68
6%
1692.27
12%
1334.14
-12%
952.18
-37%
4K-64 Write
1940.03
1472.95
-24%
2161.9
11%
2188.89
13%
1567.51
-19%
Access Time Read *
0.131
0.056
0.055
Access Time Write *
0.04
0.038
5%
0.098
-145%
0.03
25%
0.044
-10%
Score Read
1843
1859
1%
1956
6%
1675
-9%
1266
-31%
Score Write
2265
1815
-20%
2537
12%
2470
9%
1906
-16%
Score Total
5030
4645
-8%
5513
10%
4943
-2%
3811
-24%
Copy ISO MB/s
1921.16
1188.37
-38%
2235.78
16%
1276.79
-34%
2036.98
6%
Copy Program MB/s
580.74
488.07
-16%
689.92
19%
574.99
-1%
475.64
-18%
Copy Game MB/s
1454.1
877.87
-40%
1546.36
6%
1271.99
-13%
1018.05
-30%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR: Ø1469 (1017.96-3163.34)
Aorus 15G XC GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4: Ø2418 (2177.68-2443.12)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00: Ø3404 (3209.61-3419.11)
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N: Ø3574 (2513.44-3610.37)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB: Ø2689 (1703.52-3040.87)

Graphics card

The actual performance of an RTX 3000 graphics core depends on the maximum TGP that a laptop manufacturer selects within the limits defined by Nvidia. Acer originally provided the GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU (overview of all RTX 3070 laptops including their TGPs) with a maximum TGP of 100 watts. A firmware update (found in the downloads section of Acer's website) increases the TGP to 110 watts - we also reported on this previously.

The GPU performs decently and delivers average (100-watt TGP) or slightly above-average (110-watt TGP) RTX 3070 benchmark results. The new TGP maximum of 110 watts is used when the "Extreme" GPU profile is enabled, and it can also be maintained over a prolonged period of time (see our The Witcher 3 test).

The UHD Graphics 630 GPU integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike (Extreme, TGP 110 watts)
Fire Strike (Extreme, TGP 110 watts)
Time Spy (Extreme, TGP 110 watts)
Time Spy (Extreme, TGP 110 watts)
Port Royal (Extreme, TGP 110 watts)
Port Royal (Extreme, TGP 110 watts)
Nvidia system info
Nvidia system info
Nvidia system info (after the firmware update)
Nvidia system info (after the firmware update)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Fire Strike (battery power)
3DMark 11 Performance
23408 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
38982 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
19478 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8487 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H (Extrem, TGP 110W)
33921 Points ∼100% +6%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
33862 Points ∼100% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (20039 - 38275, n=22)
33085 Points ∼98% +4%
Aorus 15G XC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
32623 Points ∼96% +2%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
31913 Points ∼94%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
31092 Points ∼92% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=194, last 2 years)
25561 Points ∼75% -20%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
21291 Points ∼63% -33%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H (Extrem, TGP 110W)
26171 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
25509 Points ∼97% +4%
Aorus 15G XC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
24648 Points ∼94% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (16628 - 29128, n=22)
24592 Points ∼94% +1%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
24468 Points ∼93%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
23893 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=203, last 2 years)
19415 Points ∼74% -21%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
16151 Points ∼62% -34%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
10148 Points ∼100% +15%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H (Extrem, TGP 110W)
9553 Points ∼94% +8%
Aorus 15G XC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
9448 Points ∼93% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (6059 - 11019, n=21)
9445 Points ∼93% +7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
9131 Points ∼90% +3%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
8853 Points ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=201, last 2 years)
7434 Points ∼73% -16%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
5940 Points ∼59% -33%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H (Extrem, TGP 110W)
5922 Points ∼100% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (4725 - 6542, n=13)
5899 Points ∼100% +7%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
5504 Points ∼93%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10870H
5481 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (1097 - 8032, n=115, last 2 years)
4809 Points ∼81% -13%
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
3413 Points ∼58% -38%

Gaming performance

The laptop brings all the latest games smoothly onto the screen. Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels) and maximum quality settings can usually be selected. The Predator delivers frame rates that hover around the average of the laptops that we have tested so far with the RTX 3070. The increase of the TGP to 110 watts leads to an improvement in frame rates in some titles. A general improvement isn't identifiable.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (Extrem, TGP 110W)
101 (31.3min, 47.8P0.1, 63.8P1 - 187max) fps ∼100% +11%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
92.9 (70min) fps ∼92% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (73.5 - 109, n=22)
92.5 fps ∼92% +1%
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
92.3 (74min) fps ∼91% +1%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
91.3 (7.19min, 24.3P0.1, 50.1P1 - 168max) fps ∼90%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
89.7 (83min - 95max) fps ∼89% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=195, last 2 years)
74.8 fps ∼74% -18%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
64.8 fps ∼64% -29%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
118 (100.8min) fps ∼100% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (103 - 139, n=23)
117 fps ∼99% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.6 - 156, n=136, last 2 years)
115 fps ∼97% +1%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
114 (98.1min) fps ∼97%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (Extrem, TGP 110W)
109 (94.3min) fps ∼92% -4%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
107 (89.3min) fps ∼91% -6%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
107 (95.3min) fps ∼91% -6%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Aorus 15G XC
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
79.3 fps ∼100% +7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
76.4 fps ∼96% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (62.7 - 91.4, n=23)
75 fps ∼95% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (16.6 - 113, n=135, last 2 years)
74.7 fps ∼94% 0%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
74.4 fps ∼94%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
71.1 fps ∼90% -4%
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
70.1 fps ∼88% -6%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.3)
88.9 fps ∼100% +4%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.3)
87.5 fps ∼98% +3%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.3, Extrem, TGP 110W)
87.4 fps ∼98% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (62 - 103, n=18)
85.9 fps ∼97% +1%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.3)
85.1 fps ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.4 - 115, n=70, last 2 years)
81.5 fps ∼92% -4%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
90.4 (16.9min, 66.7P1 - 171max) fps ∼100% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (72.6 - 97, n=18)
86.6 fps ∼96% +2%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
85 (15.8min, 55.6P1 - 166max) fps ∼94%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (Extrem, TGP 110W)
84.1 (30.4min, 55.6P1 - 164max) fps ∼93% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.18 - 112, n=71, last 2 years)
81.6 fps ∼90% -4%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
78.6 (10.4min, 55.6P1 - 141max) fps ∼87% -8%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12, Extrem, TGP 110W)
167 (26.5min, 123P1 - 305max) fps ∼100% +5%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12)
159 (71min, 118P1 - 272max) fps ∼95%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12)
158 (53.8min, 110P1 - 275max) fps ∼95% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (105 - 194, n=16)
157 fps ∼94% -1%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
Intel Core i7-10870H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (1.47.22.14 D3D12)
155 (34.1min, 116P1 - 248max) fps ∼93% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.9 - 219, n=51, last 2 years)
152 fps ∼91% -4%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (92 - 114, n=14)
103 fps ∼100% +4%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (Extrem, TGP 110W)
100 (71min - 126max) fps ∼97% +1%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
99 (75min - 123max) fps ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (12 - 146, n=71, last 2 years)
95.5 fps ∼93% -4%
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
92 (68min - 117max) fps ∼89% -7%
Dirt 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
77.3 (29.9min, 44.2P0.1, 63.1P1 - 155.6max) fps ∼100%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (Extrem, TGP 110W)
77.3 (31.6min, 57.9P0.1, 65P1 - 166.1max) fps ∼100% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (50 - 86.1, n=7)
74.6 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.4 - 110, n=27, last 2 years)
67.6 fps ∼87% -13%
Serious Sam 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra (DX12) AA:2xMS
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (66.4 - 82.1, n=4)
72 fps ∼100% +4%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (Extrem, TGP 110W)
70.5 (7.9min, 33.1P0.1, 42.5P1 - 136max) fps ∼98% +2%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
69 (16.2min, 26.4P0.1, 37.9P1 - 122max) fps ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.8 - 107, n=29, last 2 years)
63.4 fps ∼88% -8%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
56.6 (13.7min, 32.4P1 - 105max) fps ∼79% -18%
Watch Dogs Legion
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (DX12)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (55 - 72.3, n=5)
62.5 fps ∼100% +5%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (Extrem, TGP 110W)
59.9 (27min, 43.33P1 - 98.05max) fps ∼96% +1%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
59.5 (28.38min, 46.05P1 - 87.28max) fps ∼95%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.1 - 91.1, n=22, last 2 years)
54.6 fps ∼87% -8%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset + Ultra Ray Tracing (DX12)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (34 - 45.4, n=5)
39.6 fps ∼100% +7%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
37 (11.38min, 18.48P1 - 52.13max) fps ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.4 - 59.5, n=16, last 2 years)
36.6 fps ∼92% -1%
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Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
36.4 (12.49min, 19.7P1 - 54.79max) fps ∼92% -2%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant 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 is not moved. Except for a small performance drop, a decrease in frame rates is not noticeable.

The Witcher 3 FPS diagram

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