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Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA Laptop Review: AMD Ryzen 3 for $400

Intel Core i3 alternative. Can you get a good laptop for just a few hundred dollars? The entry-level Asus VivoBook 15 with the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U retails for about $100 less than the Intel Core i3 version without being all that much slower.

The Asus VivoBook series consists of budget to mid-range laptops to complement the higher-end and more expensive ZenBook series. The unit we have here is the 15.6-inch VivoBook 15 equipped with the entry-level 2nd gen Zen+ Ryzen 3 3200U processor from AMD. This particular SKU with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, and 1080p display can be found online for about $400 USD. SKUs with the Intel Core i3-8145U, Core i5-8265U, Core i7-8565U, or GeForce MX110 graphics are also available. These visually identical Intel variants are marketed as the VivoBook X512 series instead to contrast our AMD-powered VivoBook F512 series.

Direct competitors include other budget 15.6-inch multimedia laptops like the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15Acer Aspire 5 A515Dell Inspiron 15 3585, and Huawei MateBook D.

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Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U 2 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz, Zen+
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 - 512 MB, Core: 1200 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 18.41.20.01
Memory
4096 MB 
, 1200 MHz, Single-Channel, 17-17-17-39
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN02.1, IPS, AUO21ED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G, 128 GB 
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 357.2 x 230.4 ( = 0.78 x 14.06 x 9.07 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.75 kg ( = 61.73 oz / 3.86 pounds), Power Supply: 133 g ( = 4.69 oz / 0.29 pounds)
Price
400 USD
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
73 %
04/2020
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
R3 3200U, Vega 3
1.8 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
79 %
03/2020
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.8 kg17.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
78 %
11/2019
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.8 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080
78 %
06/2019
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
R3 2300U, Vega 6
1.9 kg20 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
03/2020
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.5 kg16.9 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case

The chassis skeleton is essentially identical to the VivoBook S15 S532 albeit without the ScreenPad. Thus, many of our existing comments on the S532 chassis apply here on the F512. The lid, however, is flimsier than expected as it flexes more easily when twisting it from the corners. The base is comparatively more rigid with only slight flexing and creaking despite the plastic materials.

Smooth matte texture is reflective of the budget price point
Smooth matte texture is reflective of the budget price point
Rounded edges and corners
Rounded edges and corners
The ErgoLift hinges return to raise the base slightly when the display is opened
The ErgoLift hinges return to raise the base slightly when the display is opened
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
Lid opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
Dark gray surfaces hide fingerprints well
Dark gray surfaces hide fingerprints well
Hinges are satisfactory, but they could have been firmer at wider angles
Hinges are satisfactory, but they could have been firmer at wider angles
380 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.9 kg4.28 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs357.2 mm / 14.1 inch 230.4 mm / 9.07 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.8 kg3.86 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.8 kg3.86 lbs357.8 mm / 14.1 inch 229.9 mm / 9.05 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.5 kg3.36 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220.4 mm / 8.68 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs

Connectivity

Port options are identical to the VivoBook S15 S532. The HDMI and USB ports along the right edge have been swapped for reasons unknown, but port positioning is otherwise identical between the two Asus laptops. We would have preferred wider spacing between the ports since they can feel cramped.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen. 1, HDMI, USB Type-A 3.1 Gen. 1, AC adapter
Right: MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen. 1, HDMI, USB Type-A 3.1 Gen. 1, AC adapter
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: USB Type-A 2.0
Left: USB Type-A 2.0

SD Card Reader

The MicroSD reader is not spring-loaded unlike on most other laptops
The MicroSD reader is not spring-loaded unlike on most other laptops
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
176.6 MB/s ∼100% +406%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.4 MB/s ∼43% +119%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.5 MB/s ∼20% +2%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
34.9 MB/s ∼20%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
207.82 MB/s ∼100% +456%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.5 MB/s ∼41% +126%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
37.4 MB/s ∼18%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.3 MB/s ∼18% 0%

Communication

The Intel 8265 with Bluetooth 4.2 come standard. The system appears to have issues maintaining high transfer rates with transmit rates in particular being especially low despite multiple retests with our Netgear RAX200 router. We otherwise experienced no connectivity issues when web browsing or video streaming.

Removable M.2 WLAN module
Removable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1251 (803min - 1358max) MBit/s ∼100% +115%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1199 (600min - 1243max) MBit/s ∼96% +106%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
743 (462min - 930max) MBit/s ∼59% +27%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
583 (323min - 662max) MBit/s ∼47%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1484 (1342min - 1614max) MBit/s ∼100% +2754%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1240 (1061min - 1422max) MBit/s ∼84% +2285%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
671 (233min - 843max) MBit/s ∼45% +1190%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
52 (29min - 91max) MBit/s ∼4%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø582 (323-662)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø52.1 (29-91)

Webcam

ColorChecker
10.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31: 11.19 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 17.38 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is easy to remove as it requires only a Philips screwdriver. Once inside, there is one SODIMM slot and one M.2 2280 slot. Note the large unused spaces next to the battery and system fan.

The 4 GB of RAM is soldered on our particular SKU
The 4 GB of RAM is soldered on our particular SKU

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter and paperwork. The standard one-year limited warranty applies.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The backlit keyboard is identical to size, layout, and feel to the keyboard on the VivoBook S15 S532. The main QWERTY keys have great feedback considering the sub $500 price point, but the cramped NumPad keys and small Arrow keys are too spongy and uncomfortable.

Touchpad

The Precision-enabled clickpad (10.5 x 7.4 cm) is smaller than the one on the ZenBook 15 (13 x 6.7 cm). Cursor movement is smooth with no noticeable bugs or cursor jumping. Clicking, however, feels spongy and could have been firmer.

Same layout as the VivoBook S532
Same layout as the VivoBook S532
The integrated mouse keys have spongy feedback when pressed
The integrated mouse keys have spongy feedback when pressed
Main QWERTY keys, Space Key, and Enter key have good feedback with relatively quiet clatter
Main QWERTY keys, Space Key, and Enter key have good feedback with relatively quiet clatter
Undersized Arrow keys and NumPad keys
Undersized Arrow keys and NumPad keys

Display

The AU Optronics B156HAN02.1 IPS panel here can be found on a number of other budget 15.6-inch laptops including the ThinkPad E590 and Asus' own 2017 VivoBook S15 S510UQ. The low contrast ratio of just 300:1 and the narrow sRGB color space coverage of just 58 percent are all indicative of a cheap panel. While we're not expecting top-tier Ultrabook quality, some competing low-end laptops like the IdeaPad S340 have brighter displays and much higher contrast ratios for a better viewing experience than our Asus.

There is a slight but noticeable layer of graininess that is common on matte displays. The screen gets the job done so long as you're not expecting colors that pop or super crisp text and images.

Matte panel with no glossy options
Matte panel with no glossy options
Narrow side bezels
Narrow side bezels
Slight-moderate uneven backlight bleeding
Slight-moderate uneven backlight bleeding
Subpixels are slightly grainy because of the matte overlay
Subpixels are slightly grainy because of the matte overlay
228.6
cd/m²
245.5
cd/m²
234.9
cd/m²
232.4
cd/m²
252.8
cd/m²
230.2
cd/m²
228.4
cd/m²
252.1
cd/m²
224.7
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN02.1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 252.8 cd/m² Average: 236.6 cd/m² Minimum: 11.65 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 216.3 cd/m²
Contrast: 294:1 (Black: 0.86 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.83 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 3.78
ΔE Greyscale 4.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6
58.1% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AU Optronics B156HAN02.1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
BOE CQ NV156FHM-T03, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
CEC PANDA LM156LF-CL07, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
BOE0802, TN, 15.6, 1920x1080
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
BOE CQ NV156FHM-N63, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AU Optronics AUO28ED, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-24%
8%
26%
-17%
-13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 (20, 16)
46.4 (26, 20.4)
-29%
36 (18, 18)
-0%
39 (20, 19)
-8%
45 (24, 21)
-25%
43.6 (20.4, 23.2)
-21%
Response Time Black / White *
29.6 (18, 11.6)
35.2 (20.4, 14.8)
-19%
25 (14, 11)
16%
12 (7, 5)
59%
32 (18, 14)
-8%
31.2 (18, 13.2)
-5%
PWM Frequency
178 (10)
250 (90)
Screen
23%
35%
-22%
67%
58%
Brightness middle
252.8
320.8
27%
250
-1%
225
-11%
299
18%
271
7%
Brightness
237
309
30%
228
-4%
213
-10%
280
18%
256
8%
Brightness Distribution
89
87
-2%
83
-7%
88
-1%
89
0%
90
1%
Black Level *
0.86
0.27
69%
0.205
76%
0.535
38%
0.21
76%
0.15
83%
Contrast
294
1188
304%
1220
315%
421
43%
1424
384%
1807
515%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.83
7.68
-59%
5.65
-17%
10.37
-115%
4.76
1%
4.7
3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
16.38
21.97
-34%
13.7
16%
19.75
-21%
9
45%
20.4
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.78
4.65
-23%
3.89
-3%
4.6
-22%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.6
7.3
-59%
6.32
-37%
12.09
-163%
3.53
23%
1.6
65%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.12 104%
2.45 90%
2.72 81%
2.3 96%
2.17 101%
CCT
6841 95%
6213 105%
7287 89%
13335 49%
7228 90%
6649 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36.9
37.8
2%
38
3%
37
0%
56
52%
38.5
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58.1
58.3
0%
59
2%
59
2%
86
48%
60.6
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1% / 16%
22% / 30%
2% / -15%
25% / 53%
23% / 47%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Calibrating the display ourselves improves grayscale significantly from an average DeltaE of 4.6 to just 0.9. Color accuracy, however, changes little since the color space of the panel is so narrow. Blue is represented much more inaccurately than other primary and secondary colors.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.7 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 17520 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is poor but expected for its budget category. This is made worse by both the shallow contrast ratio and lowered maximum brightness level of the display from 252 nits to just 216 nits when disconnected from a power outlet. You may need to manually install AMD Adrenalin to activate the Radeon settings for disabling the automatic brightness reduction.

Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

Processor

CPU performance is most similar to Intel's last generation Kaby Lake Core i3-8130U or Whiskey Lake-U Core i3-8145U. Intel's latest 10th gen Core i3-1005G1 as found on the Dell XPS 13 offers about 20 to 30 percent faster processor performance. Asus offers Core i7-8565U options for this VivoBook model for approximately 50 percent faster multi-thread performance than our budget Ryzen 3 configuration.

Running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop shows relatively steady performance throughout. See our dedicated page on the Ryzen 3 3200U for more technical information and benchmark comparisons. The Ryzen 3 3200U will be succeeded by the Ryzen 3 4300U in the coming months.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
0102030405060708090100110120130140150160170180190200210220230240250260270280290300310320330340350360370380390400Tooltip
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31 Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø320 (315.1-328.15)
Dell Latitude 3400 UHD Graphics 620, i3-8145U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø313 (269.14-350.09)
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3 UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø385 (343.89-399.78)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø330 (327.55-342.22)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼78% +48%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
415 Points ∼70% +33%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
405 Points ∼68% +30%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
403 Points ∼68% +30%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
364 Points ∼61% +17%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
348 Points ∼59% +12%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
334 Points ∼56% +7%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
311 Points ∼52%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
296 Points ∼50% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
  (274 - 311, n=2)
293 Points ∼49% -6%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
232 Points ∼39% -25%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U
200 Points ∼34% -36%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
152 Points ∼26% -51%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
93 Points ∼16% -70%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
2598 Points ∼26% +257%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1525 Points ∼15% +110%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1499 Points ∼15% +106%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1310 Points ∼13% +80%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
1110 Points ∼11% +53%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
948 Points ∼9% +30%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
774 Points ∼8% +6%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
727 Points ∼7%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
657 Points ∼7% -10%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
  (453 - 727, n=2)
590 Points ∼6% -19%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U
491 Points ∼5% -32%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
413 Points ∼4% -43%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
386 Points ∼4% -47%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
272 Points ∼3% -63%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
191 Points ∼83% +52%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
172 Points ∼75% +37%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
161 Points ∼70% +28%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
157 Points ∼68% +25%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
154 Points ∼67% +22%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
144.02 Points ∼63% +14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
138 Points ∼60% +10%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼59% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
  (126 - 130, n=2)
128 Points ∼56% +2%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
126 Points ∼55%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
97 Points ∼42% -23%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U
84 Points ∼37% -33%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
67 Points ∼29% -47%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
41 Points ∼18% -67%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
1103 Points ∼25% +230%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
677.84 (671.21min - 677.84max) Points ∼15% +103%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼15% +101%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
586 (546.91min - 585.69max) Points ∼13% +75%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
492 Points ∼11% +47%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
406 Points ∼9% +22%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
350 Points ∼8% +5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
342 Points ∼8% +2%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
334 (317.34min - 333.73max) Points ∼8%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
  (318 - 334, n=2)
326 Points ∼7% -2%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U
220 Points ∼5% -34%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U
211 (209.9min - 211.39max) Points ∼5% -37%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
197 Points ∼5% -41%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
175 Points ∼4% -48%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
125 Points ∼3% -63%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1.88 Points ∼73%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1.52 Points ∼59%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
0.51 Points ∼20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
7.56 Points ∼17%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
4.58 Points ∼10%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
1.61 Points ∼4%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
14323 Points ∼22%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
12172 Points ∼19%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
11790 Points ∼18%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
 
9284 Points ∼14%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
6055 Points ∼9%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
3769 Points ∼6%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
6573 Points ∼61%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel Core i3-8145U
5925 Points ∼55%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
5419 Points ∼50%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
 
4258 Points ∼39%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
3850 Points ∼36%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
1304 Points ∼12%
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
948.552 s * ∼11%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
906.489 s * ∼11%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U
731.5 s * ∼9%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
 
484 s * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
439.763 s * ∼5%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
334 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
27 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
126 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are where expect them to be relative to competing Core i3 alternatives while being far ahead of Intel Atom-based laptops like the Chuwi LapBook.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3581 Points ∼28% +67%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3344 Points ∼26% +56%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
2351 Points ∼18% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (2148 - 2343, n=2)
2246 Points ∼17% +5%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
2148 Points ∼17%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950, Kimtigo KT256GM28S3
1001 Points ∼8% -53%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5859 Points ∼56% +8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
5649 Points ∼54% +4%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5603 Points ∼54% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (5448 - 5698, n=2)
5573 Points ∼53% +2%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
5448 Points ∼52%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950, Kimtigo KT256GM28S3
1407 Points ∼14% -74%
Essentials
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7692 Points ∼67% +19%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7600 Points ∼66% +18%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
6982 Points ∼61% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (6441 - 7487, n=2)
6964 Points ∼61% +8%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
6441 Points ∼56%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950, Kimtigo KT256GM28S3
2891 Points ∼25% -55%
Score
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3903 Points ∼48% +29%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3743 Points ∼46% +24%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
3245 Points ∼40% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (3028 - 3326, n=2)
3177 Points ∼39% +5%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
3028 Points ∼37%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950, Kimtigo KT256GM28S3
1144 Points ∼14% -62%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4699 Points ∼69% +11%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
4597 Points ∼67% +8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4429 Points ∼65% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (4239 - 4380, n=2)
4310 Points ∼63% +2%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
4239 Points ∼62%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3641 Points ∼60% +33%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3504 Points ∼58% +28%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
3483 Points ∼57% +27%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (2742 - 3065, n=2)
2904 Points ∼48% +6%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
2742 Points ∼45%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950, Kimtigo KT256GM28S3
1371 Points ∼23% -50%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2742 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4239 points
PCMark 10 Score
3028 points
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DPC Latency

The system exhibits DPC latency issues when opening multiple Edge tabs, playing 4K UHD video, and running Prime95 in sequence. Fortunately, we're not able to observe any dropped frames during our 4K UHD video test.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
1054.6 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our test unit comes with an inexpensive 128 GB SanDisk SD9SN8W128G M.2 SSD in order to keep prices low. Sequential read and write rates are slower than most SATA III SSDs at just 341 MB/s and 134 MB/s, respectively, according to AS SSD. Results on CrystalDiskMark are faster, but still disappointing for the category.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Single M.2 slot with PCIe x2 support
Single M.2 slot with PCIe x2 support
Empty volume next to the battery. This configuration lacks support for a secondary 2.5-inch drive even though there is obviously room for one
Empty volume next to the battery. This configuration lacks support for a secondary 2.5-inch drive even though there is obviously room for one
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
AS SSD
444%
357%
153%
773%
530%
Copy Game MB/s
74.28
826.29
1012%
263.42
255%
1229.92
1556%
Copy Program MB/s
44.51
612.1
1275%
95.57
115%
505.66
1036%
Copy ISO MB/s
115.9
942.58
713%
432.57
273%
2226.22
1821%
Score Total
559
1738
211%
2115
278%
1489
166%
3622
548%
3097
454%
Score Write
136
982
622%
945
595%
326
140%
1641
1107%
1542
1034%
Score Read
279
508
82%
767
175%
783
181%
1342
381%
1057
279%
Access Time Write *
1.075
0.144
87%
0.057
95%
0.234
78%
0.028
97%
0.042
96%
Access Time Read *
0.153
0.06
61%
0.33
-116%
0.033
78%
0.062
59%
4K-64 Write
68.12
791.25
1062%
737.5
983%
221.24
225%
1353.01
1886%
1274.96
1772%
4K-64 Read
217.13
323.68
49%
586.4
170%
631.65
191%
1028.18
374%
748.18
245%
4K Write
54.93
97.88
78%
77.49
41%
35.62
-35%
134.68
145%
111.64
103%
4K Read
27.83
40.06
44%
44.88
61%
21.87
-21%
49.12
77%
47.15
69%
Seq Write
134.2
925.81
590%
1300.38
869%
687.76
412%
1533.44
1043%
1549.06
1054%
Seq Read
341.36
1446.72
324%
1358.29
298%
1291.3
278%
2642.52
674%
2612.65
665%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
198%
204%
96%
395%
314%
Write 4K
65.15
130.8
101%
114.9
76%
87.31
34%
138.1
112%
134.8
107%
Read 4K
31.22
54.84
76%
52.7
69%
23.54
-25%
45.89
47%
41.68
34%
Write Seq
284.8
977.6
243%
1361
378%
823.8
189%
2147
654%
1651
480%
Read Seq
497.5
1627
227%
1385
178%
715.1
44%
2188
340%
2300
362%
Write 4K Q32T1
164
450.1
174%
181.1
10%
147.8
-10%
427.8
161%
260
59%
Read 4K Q32T1
230.2
345.9
50%
340.5
48%
256.1
11%
404
75%
335.1
46%
Write Seq Q32T1
221.7
982.4
343%
1519
585%
732.6
230%
2396
981%
1641
640%
Read Seq Q32T1
389.7
1842
373%
1515
289%
1525
291%
3454
786%
3452
786%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
321% / 354%
281% / 289%
125% / 132%
584% / 635%
422% / 439%

* ... smaller is better

SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 389.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 221.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 230.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 164 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 497.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 284.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 31.22 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 65.15 MB/s

GPU Performance

The integrated Radeon RX Vega 3 is essentially neck-to-neck with the competing Intel UHD Graphics 620 which makes it unfit for most 3D games. For light games like DOTA 2 or Rocket League, consider laptops with the RX Vega 10, Ice lake Core i7, or the GeForce MX150/MX250 instead.

See our dedicated page on the RX Vega 3 for more benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm
Ice Storm
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
3028 Points ∼16% +909%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
852 Points ∼5% +184%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
794 Points ∼4% +165%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
615 Points ∼3% +105%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
522 Points ∼3% +74%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
432 Points ∼2% +44%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (296 - 405, n=4)
345 Points ∼2% +15%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8145U
310 Points ∼2% +3%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
300 Points ∼2%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5010U
255 Points ∼1% -15%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
210 Points ∼1% -30%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950
142 Points ∼1% -53%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100
99 Points ∼1% -67%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
7774 Points ∼18% +630%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i5-10210U
3660 Points ∼8% +244%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
2999 Points ∼7% +182%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
2692 Points ∼6% +153%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
2557 Points ∼6% +140%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2339 Points ∼5% +120%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
2064 Points ∼5% +94%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
1673 Points ∼4% +57%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
1521 Points ∼4% +43%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1351 Points ∼3% +27%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (969 - 1435, n=7)
1155 Points ∼3% +8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U
1103 Points ∼3% +4%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
1065 Points ∼2%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8145U
942 Points ∼2% -12%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5010U
770 Points ∼2% -28%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
742 Points ∼2% -30%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
735 Points ∼2% -31%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100
371 Points ∼1% -65%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
22113 Points ∼11% +188%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
20784 Points ∼11% +171%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
18491 Points ∼9% +141%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
16695 Points ∼9% +117%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
15850 Points ∼8% +106%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
13766 Points ∼7% +79%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
11453 Points ∼6% +49%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
10966 Points ∼6% +43%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
10471 Points ∼5% +36%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U
9312 Points ∼5% +21%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (7049 - 10651, n=7)
8445 Points ∼4% +10%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
7681 Points ∼4%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8145U
7496 Points ∼4% -2%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5010U
6706 Points ∼3% -13%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
6078 Points ∼3% -21%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
5543 Points ∼3% -28%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950
3997 Points ∼2% -48%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100
3057 Points ∼2% -60%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
10350 Points ∼46% +615%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
3409 Points ∼15% +136%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
3247 Points ∼14% +124%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
2779 Points ∼12% +92%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
2419 Points ∼11% +67%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
2375 Points ∼11% +64%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2356 Points ∼10% +63%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
1886 Points ∼8% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1745 Points ∼8% +21%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (1066 - 1988, n=6)
1557 Points ∼7% +8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U
1457 Points ∼6% +1%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
1447 Points ∼6%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8145U
1301 Points ∼6% -10%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5010U
1206 Points ∼5% -17%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
1015 Points ∼4% -30%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1014 Points ∼4% -30%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950
754 Points ∼3% -48%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100
399 Points ∼2% -72%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
11542 Points ∼20% +588%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
4279 Points ∼7% +155%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
4165 Points ∼7% +148%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
3837 Points ∼7% +129%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3796 Points ∼6% +126%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
2986 Points ∼5% +78%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
2582 Points ∼4% +54%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
2133 Points ∼4% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1986 Points ∼3% +18%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
1678 Points ∼3%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (1239 - 1936, n=6)
1618 Points ∼3% -4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U
1561 Points ∼3% -7%
Dell Latitude 3400
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-8145U
1461 Points ∼2% -13%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1186 Points ∼2% -29%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5010U
1175 Points ∼2% -30%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
1111 Points ∼2% -34%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, x7-E3950
765 Points ∼1% -54%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100
429 Points ∼1% -74%
3DMark 11 Performance
1794 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
61617 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5975 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
943 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
340 points
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Dota 2 Reborn
1366x768 med (1/3)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
94.4 (81.5min) fps ∼100% +143%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
58.3 (50.1min) fps ∼62% +50%
Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA
Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
56 fps ∼59% +44%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
53.7 (47.1min) fps ∼57% +38%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
52.6 (39.7min) fps ∼56% +36%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
49.7 (38min) fps ∼53% +28%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
46.2 fps ∼49% +19%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
38.8 (35.8min) fps ∼41%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
37.6 (34min) fps ∼40% -3%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
108 (95.5min) fps ∼100% +78%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
84.6 (75min) fps ∼78% +39%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
83.4 (74min) fps ∼77% +37%
Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA
Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
82 fps ∼76% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20SA000GUS
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
78.2 (69.4min) fps ∼72% +29%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, Intel HD Graphics 5500
74 (63min) fps ∼69% +22%
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
70.5 (60.4min) fps ∼65% +16%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
68.9 fps ∼64% +13%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
60.8 (54.1min) fps ∼56%
low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 60.8 38.8 18.2 16.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 18.3 12.3 11.1 fps

Emissions

System Noise

Fan noise is not an issue on the system. Expect a quiet experience when typing, browsing, or word processing with a fan noise of up to 31 dB(A) during these workloads. We're able to record a maximum of 34 dB(A) which is only temporary when running extreme loads.

We're not able to notice any electronic noise or coil whine on our test unit.

Single ~50 mm fan
Single ~50 mm fan
Single SODIMM slot adjacent to the short copper heat pipe
Single SODIMM slot adjacent to the short copper heat pipe
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Noise
1%
-7%
-10%
-6%
-1%
off / environment *
29.2
28.5
2%
30.2
-3%
30.6
-5%
30.3
-4%
29.6
-1%
Idle Minimum *
29.2
28.5
2%
30.2
-3%
30.6
-5%
30.3
-4%
29.6
-1%
Idle Average *
29.2
28.5
2%
30.2
-3%
30.6
-5%
30.3
-4%
29.6
-1%
Idle Maximum *
29.2
28.5
2%
30.2
-3%
30.6
-5%
30.9
-6%
29.6
-1%
Load Average *
30.5
30.3
1%
34.8
-14%
36.7
-20%
31.3
-3%
30.6
-0%
Load Maximum *
34
35.5
-4%
39.5
-16%
41.1
-21%
38.2
-12%
33.8
1%
Witcher 3 ultra *
38.1

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
29.2 / 29.2 / 29.2 dB(A)
Load
30.5 / 34 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.2 dB(A)

Temperature

Surface temperatures on the VivoBook F512/X512 will always be warmer on the right half of the chassis than the left half due to how the processor and cooling solution are positioned inside. When under extreme loads, the keyboard hot spot plateaus to about 33 C whereas the bottom hot spot can be as high as 42 C. The system never becomes uncomfortable to use no matter the load despite the noticeable temperature differences between opposite corners of the chassis.

No exhaust along the rear or edges
No exhaust along the rear or edges
AC adapter after running Prime95 for half an hour
AC adapter after running Prime95 for half an hour
Max. Load
 21.2 °C
70 F
26 °C
79 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 21.8 °C
71 F
25.8 °C
78 F
31.4 °C
89 F
 
 20.6 °C
69 F
21.2 °C
70 F
24.2 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 33 °C = 91 F
Average: 25 °C = 77 F
41.4 °C
107 F
33.8 °C
93 F
24.8 °C
77 F
36.6 °C
98 F
30 °C
86 F
25.6 °C
78 F
29.6 °C
85 F
24.6 °C
76 F
24 °C
75 F
Maximum: 41.4 °C = 107 F
Average: 30 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.2 °C = 115 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 25 °C / 77 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.4 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.8 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24.2 °C / 75.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (+4.8 °C / 8.6 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)

Stress Test

We stress the system with synthetic loads to identify for any potential throttling or stability issues. Running Prime95 will cause the CPU to spike to 3.5 GHz and 3.3 GHz for the first few seconds only. Thereafter, clock rates stabilize at 2.5 GHz and 86 C with recurring spikes to 3.1 GHz. If both the CPU and GPU are stressed, clock rates drop to 2 GHz.

Running on battery power will limit performance. A 3DMark 11 run on mains returns Physics and Graphics scores of 3653 and 1678 points, respectively, compared to 1866 and 1596 points when on batteries.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress (First few minutes)
Prime95+FurMark stress (First few minutes)
Prime95+FurMark stress (After 30 minutes)
Prime95+FurMark stress (After 30 minutes)
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 40
Prime95 Stress 2.5 - 3.1 -- 86
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 2.0 413 61

Speakers

There is no nothing extraordinary about the speakers here which is fine considering the price. High volume settings will not introduce any static, but the front palm rests will vibrate moderately to the touch. Maximum volume is not loud enough for a large conference room.

Stereo speakers near front corners
Stereo speakers near front corners
Pink noise at maximum volume. Lower frequencies and bass are lacking
Pink noise at maximum volume. Lower frequencies and bass are lacking
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2048.544.948.52540.540.340.53140.339.140.34037.936.637.95038.736.838.76339.436.439.48034.834.234.810034.834.334.812539.135.739.116047.435.547.42005733.35725062.931.362.931565.131.365.140067.730.267.750069.629.369.663070.929.570.980070.929.170.910007028.670125064.828.264.8160064.527.964.5200062.127.862.1250061.827.661.8315059.627.759.6400061.627.661.6500064.427.764.4630069.827.469.8800067.827.467.81000066.727.366.71250062.727.262.71600059.127.259.1SPL78.640.478.6N46.83.946.8median 64.4median 28.2median 64.4Delta4.72.44.735.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 31% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 23% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Idling on desktop draws between 3 W and 8 W depending on the power setting and brightness level. When running 3DMark 06, average consumption is just 30 W to be comparable to what we recorded on the Acer Aspire A515 with the higher-end Ryzen 5 3500U.

We're able to record a maximum consumption of 44.4 W from the small (~5.3 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm) 45 W AC adapter. This high of a consumption falls over time due to performance throttling as shown by our graphs below.

When running 3DMark 06, consumption is highest at around 39 W for the first 10 seconds before falling to about 31 W
When running 3DMark 06, consumption is highest at around 39 W for the first 10 seconds before falling to about 31 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 44 W before steadily falling and stabilizing at 32.6 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 44 W before steadily falling and stabilizing at 32.6 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes and steadily falls over the 5-minute recording period
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes and steadily falls over the 5-minute recording period
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.33 / 0.31 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.2 / 6.8 / 7.7 Watt
Load midlight 30.3 / 44.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
R3 3200U, Vega 3, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
R5 3500U, Vega 8, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
R3 2300U, Vega 6, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G, TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
R5 3500U, Vega 8, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
-19%
-3%
-37%
-65%
-33%
Idle Minimum *
3.2
3.8
-19%
3.7
-16%
6.3
-97%
2.8
12%
5.2
-63%
Idle Average *
6.8
6.9
-1%
6.2
9%
9.2
-35%
7.7
-13%
8.8
-29%
Idle Maximum *
7.7
7.7
-0%
8.4
-9%
9.6
-25%
9.4
-22%
10.2
-32%
Load Average *
30.3
43.3
-43%
31.1
-3%
38
-25%
57
-88%
37.5
-24%
Witcher 3 ultra *
28.2
40.4
-43%
62
-120%
Load Maximum *
44.4
47.5
-7%
43.1
3%
46
-4%
116
-161%
50.9
-15%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The small internal battery is common for the budget category whereas higher-end laptops like the XPS 15 can carry batteries of over 90 Wh. Battery life, however, is decent on our Asus at just under 6 hours of real-world WLAN use.

Recharging from empty to full capacity takes about 1.5 hours. The system cannot be recharged via USB Type-C.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 57min
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
R3 3200U, Vega 3, 37 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 36 Wh
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 48 Wh
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
R3 2300U, Vega 6, 42 Wh
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 71 Wh
Huawei MateBook D 15-53010TUY
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 42 Wh
Battery Runtime
-28%
31%
-11%
108%
32%
Reader / Idle
599
1061
440
1629
WiFi v1.3
357
258
-28%
466
31%
318
-11%
743
108%
470
32%
Load
66
130
105
142
75

Pros

+ better performance-per-dollar than Intel Core i3
+ satisfactory feedback from QWERTY keys
+ no display pulse-width modulation
+ compact build for the price
+ easy serviceability
+ quiet fan noise
+ inexpensive

Cons

- maximum brightness drops when on battery power
- issues maintaining high wireless transmit speeds
- spongy NumPad keys and Arrow keys
- MicroSD reader instead of full-size SD
- cannot recharge via USB Type-C
- no 2.5-inch SATA III options
- lid could be more rigid
- no webcam shutter
- poor contrast ratio
- spongy clickpad

Verdict

In review: Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
In review: Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31

Our Ryzen 3 configuration retails for less than the Intel Core i3 configuration while offering essentially the same performance in the process. This is a good example of AMD's superior performance-per-dollar against Intel even in the budget space. Drawbacks include the limited 4 GB of RAM and low storage space, but this VivoBook is surprisingly easy to service and upgrade to give the system both longer legs and a low barrier of entry.

If you're willing to spend about $200 more, we recommend checking out the AMD-powered Huawei MateBook D 15 instead especially if you plan on traveling a lot with the laptop. The dim display of the VivoBook makes it tough to use in most outdoor conditions. If your office work and video streams are mostly indoors, then the baseline VivoBook can get the job done. Be sure to check that your wireless is performing smoothly since we experienced issues on our test unit.

Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31 - 04/20/2020 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
65 / 98 → 66%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
67%
Connectivity
37 / 80 → 46%
Weight
66 / 20-72 → 88%
Battery
69 / 95 → 72%
Display
75%
Games Performance
49 / 90 → 54%
Application Performance
70 / 90 → 77%
Temperature
94%
Noise
96 / 95 → 100%
Audio
79%
Camera
36 / 85 → 42%
Average
68%
73%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-04-20)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.