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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54 Review: GPU overclocking with a press of a button

Turbo Boost. The Predator Helios 300 can run all current games smoothly. It features a 17.3-inch 144-Hz Full HD screen. Users can install up to three storage devices in the Acer laptop.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Florian Glaser, Daniel R Deakin (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk),

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a 17.3-inch laptop with a Core i7-10750H and a GeForce RTX 2060. There is also a model with a GeForce RTX 2070. The competing devices include: the Nexoc GH7 716IG, the Aorus 7 KB, the MSI GE75 Raider 10SE, the MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR, the Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 and the Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH.

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
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: 960-1200 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 192-bit-wide bus, 27.21.14.5655 (Nvidia 456.55), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual-channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Chi Mei N173HCE-G33, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00, 1024 GB 
, 2x M.2-2280, 1x SATA, 904 GB free
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combination headphone/microphone jack, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2500 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): 25 x 404 x 280 ( = 0.98 x 15.91 x 11.02 in)
Battery
59 Wh, 3815 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-style, Keyboard Light: yes, installation frame, sata connector , MS Office 365 (trial version), Norton Internet Security (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.838 kg ( = 100.11 oz / 6.26 pounds), Power Supply: 468 g ( = 16.51 oz / 1.03 pounds)
Price
1540 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
84 %
10/2020
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.8 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080
82 %
09/2020
Nexoc GH7 716IG
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.5 kg29.5 mm17.30"1920x1080
82 %
10/2020
Aorus 7 KB
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.5 kg29 mm17.30"1920x1080
85 %
07/2020
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.6 kg27.5 mm17.30"1920x1080
81 %
07/2020
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5500M
2.2 kg23 mm17.30"1920x1080
83 %
05/2020
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
R7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.6 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080
83 %
10/2019
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3 kg23 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case - Acer does not include a maintenance hatch

The Acer Predator Helios 300 consists of a mix of materials. The lid and the chassis are made of metal and the rest of components are made of plastic. The chassis comes in the matte black colour scheme. There are blue accents around the touchpad, around the backlit Predator logotype on the back of the display lid and around some keyboard keys. The battery is not removable. There is no maintenance hatch.

The build quality is on a good level. There are no chinks or gaps. All joints are flush with each other. Both the chassis and the display lid exhibit a small amount of flex. There are no distortions on the screen when pressure is applied to the back of the display lid. The hinges can hold the display in a set position. The maximum opening angle amounts to 150 degrees. The notebook can be opened with one hand.

The Helios 300 is one of the heaviest and largest laptops featured in this review. It is only beaten by the Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH.

Size Comparison

412.6 mm / 16.2 inch 304.9 mm / 12 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 3 kg6.52 lbs404 mm / 15.9 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.26 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 29.5 mm / 1.161 inch 2.5 kg5.44 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.6 kg5.73 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 27.5 mm / 1.083 inch 2.6 kg5.78 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch 2.5 kg5.43 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.2 kg4.95 lbs

Connectivity - Helios 300 does not feature an SD card reader

The USB Type-C port supports neither DisplayPort over USB-C functionality nor USB Power Delivery. The notebook offers two video outputs: an HDMI port and a miniDP port. There is no SD card reader.

Right side: one USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) port, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) port, miniDP port, HDMI port
Right side: one USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) port, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) port, miniDP port, HDMI port
Left side: Kensington lock, power socket, Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) ports, combination headphone/microphone jack
Left side: Kensington lock, power socket, Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) ports, combination headphone/microphone jack

Communication

The Wi-Fi module from Killer supports the following IEEE 802.11 standards: a, b, g, n, ac and ax. The data transfer rates that we have measured under the optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi-enabled devices in close proximity, a short distance between the laptop and the server PC) are very good, thanks to the Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller, which works without any issues.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1610 MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1560 MBit/s ∼97% +10%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1520 MBit/s ∼94% +7%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (1320 - 1670, n=6)
1434 MBit/s ∼89% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1420 MBit/s ∼88%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1338 (743min - 1500max) MBit/s ∼83% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=362)
753 MBit/s ∼47% -47%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
676 MBit/s ∼42% -52%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
634 (621min - 646max) MBit/s ∼39% -55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1468 (1308min - 1587max) MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 MBit/s ∼95% +4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1340 MBit/s ∼91%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
  (1150 - 1403, n=6)
1297 MBit/s ∼88% -3%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1290 MBit/s ∼88% -4%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
880 MBit/s ∼60% -34%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=362)
693 MBit/s ∼47% -48%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
682 MBit/s ∼46% -49%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
623 (577min - 656max) MBit/s ∼42% -54%

Web Camera

The 0.9-MP web camera of the PH317 can take 720p images, just like the rest of the competition. The colour reproduction is very poor. The colour deviations amount to about 14.5 (the ideal value is less than 3).

ColorChecker
23.7 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
28.8 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
26 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
26 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
31.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 7 KB: 22.75 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 34.3 ∆E
ColorChecker
19.9 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
21 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
14 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Nexoc GH7 716IG: 14.64 ∆E min: 1.18 - max: 24.28 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.3 ∆E
18 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
12 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
18 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8: 14.49 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 21.79 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.5 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR: 12.99 ∆E min: 7.14 - max: 20.5 ∆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
ColorChecker
4.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US: 6.96 ∆E min: 1.6 - max: 16.33 ∆E

Accessories

The box contains the quick-start guide, warranty information and an installation frame for a 2.5-inch storage device with a SATA connector (a ribbon cable that plugs into the motherboard).

Maintenance

Our review device does not have a maintenance hatch. To reach the internal components users will have to remove the bottom cover. For this, all the screws on the bottom will have to be undone. Subsequently, the bottom cover can be removed with the help of a flat spudger or a similar prying tool. The bottom cover is firmly attached to the chassis. We recommend starting at the back.

Insides of the Predator Helios 300
Insides of the Predator Helios 300

Warranty

The Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with a two-year warranty. The scope and the duration of the warranty can be expanded. For example, a three-year warranty with on-site services will add 166 Euros (~$195) to the price tag.

Input Devices - The keyboard offers an RGB backlight

Keyboard

The 17.3-inch device features a backlit chiclet-style keyboard with a numeric pad. While the main keys have slight concave indentations, the function and numeric keys are flat. The actuation point is clear and the travel distance is on a normal level. The key resistance is just right. The keyboard deck does not exhibit any flex when typing. All in all, the Helios 300 has a good keyboard.

Touchpad

The multitouch-enabled ClickPad occupies an area of 10.6 x 7.8 cm (4.2 x 3 in). Therefore, there is enough space for the use of gesture controls. The corners of the touchpad register inputs well. The smooth surface of the pad makes finger-gliding easy. The touchpad offers a short travel distance and a clear actuation point.

The touchpad of our review device rattles. This could be an issue with a spring or the touchpad could have been incorrectly installed. Prospective buyers should check out the touchpad for themselves before making any purchasing decision.

Input devices of the Predator Helios 300
Input devices of the Predator Helios 300

Display - 144-Hz IPS panel

The matte 17.3-inch display of the PH317 has a native resolution of 1920x1080. Both the contrast ratio (1789:1) and the brightness (308 cd/m2) are on a good level. The 144-Hz panel offers fast response times.

Unfortunately, at 19% brightness and below, the screen exhibits PWM flickering with a frequency of 24,510 Hz. However, because the frequency is so high, susceptible individuals should not experience headaches and/or eye-strain when using the device.

302
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N173HCE-G33
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 322 cd/m² Average: 307.8 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 322 cd/m²
Contrast: 1789:1 (Black: 0.18 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.53 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 0.74
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
87% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.144
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Chi Mei N173HCE-G33, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Nexoc GH7 716IG
LG Philips LGD0615, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Aorus 7 KB
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPB1, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Chi Mei N173HCE-G33, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AU Optronics B173HAN04.7 (AUO479D), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
BOE NV173FHM-NX1, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPD2 (LGD05E0), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Response Times
14%
14%
27%
-159%
-58%
3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
16.4 (8, 8.4)
15.2 (7.6, 7.6)
7%
13.6 (6.8, 6.8)
17%
6.8 (3.4, 3.4)
59%
40 (19.2, 20.8)
-144%
22.4 (11.6, 10.8)
-37%
14.8 (7.6, 7.2)
10%
Response Time Black / White *
10.8 (5.6, 5.2)
8.6 (4.8, 3.8)
20%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
11%
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
19%
29.6 (16.4, 13.2)
-174%
19.2 (9.6, 9.6)
-78%
11.2 (6, 5.2)
-4%
PWM Frequency
24510 (19)
25000 (18)
2%
Screen
-64%
-35%
-20%
-80%
-132%
-49%
Brightness middle
322
303
-6%
303
-6%
337.9
5%
264
-18%
264.8
-18%
282
-12%
Brightness
308
277
-10%
278
-10%
305
-1%
244
-21%
253
-18%
261
-15%
Brightness Distribution
92
86
-7%
87
-5%
81
-12%
88
-4%
90
-2%
87
-5%
Black Level *
0.18
0.25
-39%
0.31
-72%
0.29
-61%
0.23
-28%
0.31
-72%
0.27
-50%
Contrast
1789
1212
-32%
977
-45%
1165
-35%
1148
-36%
854
-52%
1044
-42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.53
4.15
-171%
2.13
-39%
2.18
-42%
3.85
-152%
4.73
-209%
3.18
-108%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.14
10.52
-235%
7.51
-139%
3.9
-24%
9.13
-191%
18.89
-502%
8.39
-167%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.74
0.9
-22%
0.7
5%
0.69
7%
3.4
-359%
4.64
-527%
0.95
-28%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.9
5.38
-183%
3.4
-79%
3.1
-63%
1.95
-3%
1.4
26%
4.1
-116%
Gamma
2.144 103%
2.35 94%
2.156 102%
2.07 106%
2.52 87%
2.16 102%
2.55 86%
CCT
6809 95%
7680 85%
6850 95%
6882 94%
6371 102%
6641 98%
7260 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65
61
-6%
66
2%
62
-5%
42
-35%
38.4
-41%
61
-6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
87
96
10%
90
3%
98.2
13%
60
-31%
59.3
-32%
96
10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-25% / -52%
-11% / -27%
4% / -10%
-120% / -92%
-95% / -120%
-23% / -41%

* ... smaller is better

The display shines when it comes to colour accuracy. Right out of the box, we measured a DeltaE 2000 colour deviation of 1.53 (DeltaE less than 3 is the optimal value here). Moreover, the display does not suffer from a bluish cast. The display can cover only 87% of the sRGB colour space and 67% of the AdobeRGB colour space.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Colour accuracy
CalMAN: Colour accuracy
CalMAN: Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN: Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN: Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN: Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (after calibration)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317 vs sRGB (87%)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317 vs sRGB (87%)
Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317 vs AdobeRGB (65%)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317 vs AdobeRGB (65%)

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
10.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.6 ms rise
↘ 5.2 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
16.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 8.4 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. » 13 % 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 detected 24510 Hz ≤ 19 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 24510 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 19 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 24510 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9668 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our review device features an IPS panel with good viewing angles. Consequently, the display is legible from every position. Outdoors, the laptop can only be used when the sun does not shine too brightly.

The Predator outdoors (under an overcast sky)
The Predator outdoors (under an overcast sky)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Predator with GPU Turbo

The Predator Helios 300 from Acer is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop. It can run all current games smoothly. It can also handle all modern applications. Our hardware configuration retails for 1540 Euros (~$1814). Other hardware configurations are also available.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 

Review Settings

The preinstalled utility known as PredatorSense allows users to adjust the fan curve or automatically overclock the GPU. It offers three profiles: Normal, Fast and Extreme. We have conducted most of our benchmarks using the "Normal" profile. However, we have run some benchmarks with the "Extreme" profile as well.

There is a Turbo button above the keyboard. If you press it, the fans will permanently spin at full speed and the Extreme profile will be applied.

Processor

The Predator Helios 300 comes with the Core i7-10750H. It is a hexa-core CPU that offers enough performance for all current applications. The processor has a base clock rate of 2.6 GHz. Thanks to Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, the clock rate can be boosted up to 4.3 GHz for all six cores and up to 5 GHz for a single core. Thanks to Hyper-Threading, each core can process two threads at the same time. 

In the multi-core section of the Cinebench R15 benchmark, the CPU runs at 4.2 GHz. In the single-core benchmark, the CPU frequency fluctuates between 4.2 and 4.6 GHz.  When running on battery power, the clock rates fluctuate between 1.9 and 2.9 GHz in the single-core benchmark. When not plugged in, the CPU runs at 2 GHz in the multi-core benchmark.

Multi-core performance (when plugged in)
Multi-core performance (when plugged in)
Single-core performance (when plugged in)
Single-core performance (when plugged in)

We check if the Turbo boost can be used over an extended period of time by running the Cinebench multi-core benchmark in a continuous loop for 30 minutes. The Turbo boost technology is utilised at a high level.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8 Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1290 (1277.75-1322.62)
Nexoc GH7 716IG Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1161 (1146.2-1359.85)
Aorus 7 KB Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1155 (1131.83-1283)
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1317 (1253.05-1347.16)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1847 (1814.88-1892.51)
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)
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1205 (1166.45-1263.34)
CPU clocks during the CB15 loop
CPU clocks during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
195 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1323 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
146.77 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
204 Points ∼100% +5%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
198 Points ∼97% +2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
195.82 Points ∼96% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
195 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (184 - 213, n=31)
195 Points ∼96% 0%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼93% -3%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼93% -3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
189 Points ∼93% -3%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
181 Points ∼89% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=630)
162 Points ∼79% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1892 (1814.88min - 1892.51max) Points ∼100% +43%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1816 (1724.58min - 1815.79max) Points ∼96% +37%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
1359.85 Points ∼72% +3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
1347 (1253.05min - 1347.16max) Points ∼71% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
1323 Points ∼70%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1308 Points ∼69% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (804 - 1418, n=32)
1288 Points ∼68% -3%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
1283 Points ∼68% -3%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
1263 Points ∼67% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=637)
933 Points ∼49% -29%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
385 Seconds * ∼100% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=95)
382 Seconds * ∼99% -9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
379.1 Seconds * ∼98% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (322 - 531, n=25)
374 Seconds * ∼97% -7%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
351 Seconds * ∼91%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
347 Seconds * ∼90% +1%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
271 Seconds * ∼70% +23%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
262 Seconds * ∼68% +25%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
51468 MIPS ∼100% +63%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
48837 MIPS ∼95% +54%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=96)
37287 MIPS ∼72% +18%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
36370 MIPS ∼71% +15%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
36225 MIPS ∼70% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (26040 - 37082, n=25)
34098 MIPS ∼66% +8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
32386 MIPS ∼63% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
31612 MIPS ∼61%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
5202 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
5190 MIPS ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
5086 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4504 - 5277, n=25)
5027 MIPS ∼97% -3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
5026 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=96)
4924 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4717 MIPS ∼91% -9%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4699 MIPS ∼90% -9%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
481 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
478 Points ∼99% +3%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
478 Points ∼99% +3%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼99% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (431 - 504, n=25)
471 Points ∼98% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
463 Points ∼96%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
461 Points ∼96% 0%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
460 Points ∼96% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=139)
451 Points ∼94% -3%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4339 Points ∼100% +38%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4132 Points ∼95% +31%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
3178 Points ∼73% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
3144 Points ∼72%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=140)
3017 Points ∼70% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (2467 - 3325, n=25)
2980 Points ∼69% -5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
2888 Points ∼67% -8%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
2839 Points ∼65% -10%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
2837 Points ∼65% -10%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8068 Points ∼100% +27%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7782 Points ∼96% +23%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=78)
6630 Points ∼82% +4%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
6403 Points ∼79% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
6349 Points ∼79%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
6317 Points ∼78% -1%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
6298 Points ∼78% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5242 - 6652, n=25)
6238 Points ∼77% -2%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
5960 Points ∼74% -6%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
1307 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
1262 Points ∼97%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
1261 Points ∼96% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1331, n=25)
1249 Points ∼96% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1227 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=78)
1225 Points ∼94% -3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
1219 Points ∼93% -3%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1197 Points ∼92% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1189 Points ∼91% -6%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13.1 fps ∼100% +26%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.2 fps ∼93% +17%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.5 fps ∼80% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.4 fps ∼79%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=95)
10.3 fps ∼79% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (7.11 - 11.6, n=25)
9.88 fps ∼75% -5%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.82 fps ∼75% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.41 fps ∼72% -10%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
95.8 s ∼100% +76%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
61.4 s ∼64% +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=72)
56 s ∼58% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (46.9 - 99.2, n=26)
55.7 s ∼58% +3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
55.3 s ∼58% +2%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
54.34 s ∼57% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
54.3 s ∼57%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
50.24 s ∼52% -7%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
47.5 s ∼50% -13%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.626 sec * ∼100% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.585 - 0.708, n=24)
0.618 sec * ∼99% -1%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.617 sec * ∼99% -0%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=76)
0.616 sec * ∼98% -0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.614 sec * ∼98%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.61 sec * ∼97% +1%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.596 sec * ∼95% +3%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.568 sec * ∼91% +7%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The Acer Predator Helios 300 feels very responsive. It offers enough computing power for gaming, video editing, and image-editing.

There are two RAM slots.
There are two RAM slots.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4291 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4210 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5817 points
PCMark 10 Score
5109 points
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PCMark 10 - Score
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6268 Points ∼100% +23%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
5970 Points ∼95% +17%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5894 Points ∼94% +15%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5617 Points ∼90% +10%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5594 Points ∼89% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (4984 - 6268, n=8)
5488 Points ∼88% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=311)
5339 Points ∼85% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5201 Points ∼83% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
5109 Points ∼82%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
5091 Points ∼81% 0%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5931 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5928 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
5817 Points ∼98%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5749 Points ∼97% -1%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
5746 Points ∼97% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5405 - 5928, n=6)
5726 Points ∼97% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5552 Points ∼94% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=463)
5124 Points ∼86% -12%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
4993 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4780 Points ∼96% +11%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4515 Points ∼90% +5%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
4291 Points ∼86%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=480)
4290 Points ∼86% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (3836 - 4539, n=6)
4254 Points ∼85% -1%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
4183 Points ∼84% -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
3836 Points ∼77% -11%

DPC Latencies

We did not encounter any issues in our standardised latency test, which includes Internet-surfing, 4K video playback and a high-load stress test (Prime95). The system appears to be fit for work with real-time audio and video.

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% -1650%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
1217.7 μs * ∼14% -141%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
914.1 μs * ∼10% -81%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
680.4 μs * ∼8% -34%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
674.7 μs * ∼8% -33%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
526.7 μs * ∼6% -4%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
505.9 μs * ∼6%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

An M.2-2280 NVMe SSD from Western Digital serves as the system drive. It offers a storage capacity of 1 TB. The data transfer rates are very good.

Users can install a second NVMe SSD in the Acer laptop. When both M.2 SSDs are installed, users can configure them to run in RAID 0. There is also space for an additional 2.5-inch storage device. An installation frame and a SATA connector are included in the box.

An NVMe SSD (left) serves as the system drive. A second NVMe SSD can be installed.
An NVMe SSD (left) serves as the system drive. A second NVMe SSD can be installed.
A 2.5-inch storage device can also be installed.
A 2.5-inch storage device can also be installed.
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3257 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3055 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 508.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 422.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1921 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2734 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 48.75 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 141.9 MB/s
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Aorus 7 KB
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
24%
6%
-3%
-37%
-8%
-49%
Write 4K
141.9
201.6
42%
158.7
12%
139.2
-2%
94.59
-33%
189.7
34%
102.7
-28%
Read 4K
48.75
54.75
12%
60.49
24%
53.03
9%
47.12
-3%
62.25
28%
29.12
-40%
Write Seq
2734
2999
10%
2365
-13%
1950
-29%
850.2
-69%
1681
-39%
362.2
-87%
Read Seq
1921
3023
57%
2696
40%
2328
21%
1157
-40%
1608
-16%
1010
-47%
Write 4K Q32T1
422.6
545.3
29%
418.4
-1%
408.9
-3%
277.7
-34%
468.6
11%
298.1
-29%
Read 4K Q32T1
508.5
635.8
25%
546.1
7%
550.9
8%
546.2
7%
540.6
6%
349.6
-31%
Write Seq Q32T1
3055
3262
7%
2471
-19%
1938
-37%
907.5
-70%
1770
-42%
787.6
-74%
Read Seq Q32T1
3257
3550
9%
3242
0%
3467
6%
1632
-50%
1898
-42%
1490
-54%
AS SSD
22%
-15%
-14%
-79%
-48%
-58%
Score Total
5076
5893
16%
3141
-38%
4863
-4%
2232
-56%
2333
-54%
1038
-80%
Score Write
2236
2842
27%
1567
-30%
2045
-9%
554
-75%
1132
-49%
372
-83%
Score Read
1885
2029
8%
1052
-44%
1865
-1%
1119
-41%
775
-59%
458
-76%
Access Time Write *
0.037
0.026
30%
0.031
16%
0.09
-143%
0.189
-411%
0.113
-205%
0.037
-0%
Access Time Read *
0.047
0.043
0.049
0.089
0.043
0.184
4K-64 Write
1867.16
2447.23
31%
1221.17
-35%
1734.24
-7%
345.4
-82%
819.84
-56%
204.58
-89%
4K-64 Read
1562.35
1663.55
6%
714.04
-54%
1600.88
2%
928.29
-41%
586.4
-62%
300.9
-81%
4K Write
100.95
142.51
41%
121.6
20%
127.15
26%
116.75
16%
158.51
57%
98.77
-2%
4K Read
39.94
64.29
61%
53.52
34%
60.56
52%
48.51
21%
56.27
41%
23.23
-42%
Seq Write
2676.93
2520.63
-6%
2239.86
-16%
1834.63
-31%
922.19
-66%
1538.61
-43%
687.53
-74%
Seq Read
2827.8
3007.73
6%
2843.79
1%
2036.44
-28%
1420.18
-50%
1319.58
-53%
1339.43
-53%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
23% / 23%
-5% / -5%
-9% / -9%
-58% / -60%
-28% / -30%
-54% / -54%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous read speed: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00: Ø2878 (1846.54-3258.35)
Nexoc GH7 716IG GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB: Ø3537 (3317.98-3566.84)
Aorus 7 KB GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT): Ø3268 (2685.07-3288.96)
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ: Ø3189 (2737.41-3216.61)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G: Ø1628 (1434.31-1634.19)
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 is the lowest-priced premium GPU. The graphics card comes with 6 GB of fast GDDR6 memory. The integrated UHD Graphics 630 in the Core i7-10750H is enabled and NVIDIA’s Optimus technology is utilised.

Nvidia specifies a base clock of 960 MHz and a boost clock of 1200 MHz for this DX12-enabled GPU. Higher clocks are possible as long as the GPU does not reach a thermal or power limit. The maximum clock amounts to 2062 MHz. In the benchmark with The Witcher 3, we saw average clock speeds of 1566 MHz and 1731 MHz (Extreme profile).

The 3DMark results are on a normal level for this kind of GPU. There is a possibility to eke more performance out of our review device. The utility known as PredatorSense allows users to overclock the GPU in automatic mode.

Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike Ultra (Extreme profile)
Fire Strike Ultra (Extreme profile)
Time Spy (Extreme profile)
Time Spy (Extreme profile)
Port Royal (Extreme profile)
Port Royal (Extreme profile)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Normal)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Normal)
3DMark 11 (running on battery power, Normal)
3DMark 11 (running on battery power, Normal)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Fast)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Fast)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Extreme)
3DMark 11 (plugged in, Extreme)
3DMark 11 Performance
17799 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
35548 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14978 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6319 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
24617 Points ∼100% +19%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile (Extrem)
23486 Points ∼95% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (19143 - 24662, n=37)
21419 Points ∼87% +3%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
21232 Points ∼86% +3%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
20793 Points ∼84% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
20697 Points ∼84%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
20530 Points ∼83% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
20511 Points ∼83% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
19971 Points ∼81% -4%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
16937 Points ∼69% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=728)
14934 Points ∼61% -28%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile (Extrem)
6762 Points ∼100% +9%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6732 Points ∼100% +8%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6219 Points ∼92%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5660 - 6910, n=38)
6211 Points ∼92% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6141 Points ∼91% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=265)
6079 Points ∼90% -2%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6011 Points ∼89% -3%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
5744 Points ∼85% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
5736 Points ∼85% -8%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
4331 Points ∼64% -30%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
18114 Points ∼100% +10%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
16408 Points ∼91%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
16353 Points ∼90% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (14768 - 18358, n=40)
16301 Points ∼90% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15700 Points ∼87% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15642 Points ∼86% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
15334 Points ∼85% -7%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
12753 Points ∼70% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=650)
12383 Points ∼68% -25%

Gaming Performance

The Acer laptop can run all current games smoothly. It can usually achieve playable frame rates at 1080p on the highest settings. The GPU struggles to handle resolutions above 1080p, for which users would utilize an external monitor. To achieve playable frame rates at such resolutions, graphics settings would have to be lowered. The Extreme profile provides only a small boost in performance.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H (Extrem)
74 fps ∼100% +8%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
68.5 (52min) fps ∼93%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
65.9 (61min - 72max) fps ∼89% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
63 fps ∼85% -8%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
62.8 fps ∼85% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.6 - 74, n=38)
61.3 fps ∼83% -11%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
58.4 fps ∼79% -15%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H
55.6 (53min - 60max) fps ∼75% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=421)
54.3 fps ∼73% -21%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
52.8 (44min) fps ∼71% -23%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
45.4 (38min) fps ∼61% -34%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
86 fps ∼100% +9%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
79 fps ∼92%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
78 fps ∼91% -1%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
76 fps ∼88% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (23 - 126, n=111)
75 fps ∼87% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (54 - 86, n=21)
74.7 fps ∼87% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H
73 fps ∼85% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
73 fps ∼85% -8%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
54 (43min) fps ∼63% -32%
Mafia Definitive Edition - 1920x1080 High Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (43.3 - 122, n=10)
75.6 fps ∼100% +13%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
71.1 fps ∼94% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (60.2 - 76.1, n=4)
68.6 fps ∼91% +2%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
67.1 fps ∼89%
Serious Sam 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra (DX12) AA:2xMS
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H (Extrem)
63.3 (21.5min, 37.4P1 - 104max) fps ∼100% +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (27.8 - 95, n=14)
62.6 fps ∼99% +5%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
59.8 (17.7min, 33.1P1 - 118max) fps ∼94%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
58.7 (17.5min, 32.7P1 - 111max) fps ∼93% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.3 - 63.3, n=6)
58.3 fps ∼92% -3%
Horizon Zero Dawn - 1920x1080 Ultimate Quality
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H (Extrem)
67 fps ∼100% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (34 - 104, n=19)
66.8 fps ∼100% +8%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
62 fps ∼93%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (54 - 67, n=6)
60.2 fps ∼90% -3%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
54 fps ∼81% -13%
Doom Eternal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (25.9 - 219, n=40)
138 fps ∼100% +11%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H (Extrem)
134.4 fps ∼97% +8%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
124.4 fps ∼90%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (98.7 - 138, n=10)
122 fps ∼88% -2%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
121.8 fps ∼88% -2%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
120 fps ∼87% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
108.9 fps ∼79% -12%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
fps ∼0% -100%
F1 2020 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (17 - 161, n=24)
96.8 fps ∼100% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (93 - 98, n=4)
94.8 fps ∼98% +1%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
94 (78min - 108max) fps ∼97% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
94 (78min - 110max) fps ∼97%

We use the video game The Witcher 3 to check if the frame rates can be maintained consistently over an extended period of time. For this, we run the game on the highest settings at 1080p for one hour. Over the entire run of gameplay, the player-controlled character just stands still. There are no frame-rate drops to report.

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