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Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC in Review: Matte, powerful king of battery life

Compact and powerful. Asus has equipped the slim laptop with a four-core processor and a dedicated graphics card. The features are excellent otherwise as well: matte IPS screen, NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM (in dual-channel mode), backlit keyboard. On top of that, the outstanding battery life rounds off the overall package well.
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The Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC is one of the few slim, compact, lightweight 15.6-inch laptops that do not lack processing power. There is a four-core Core i7-10510U processor and a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card on board. We have already tested the ZenBook 15 UX534FT from the same product family and the physically identical predecessor ZenBook 15 UX533FD. Competing devices include the Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51, Dell XPS 15 7590, and the Apple MacBook Pro 16. While the latter two devices are heavier and more expensive than the ZenBook, they are directed at the same group of customers.

Since the ZenBook 15 models are physically identical, we will not focus on the chassis, features, input devices, or speakers in this article. This information can be found in our review of the ZenBook 15 UX533FD.

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Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T (ZenBook 15 UX534 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1020-1245 MHz, Memory: 1751 MHz, GDDR5, 128-bit memory interface, Nvidia 442.50, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, dual-channel, soldered memory, no slots
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE CQ NV156FHM-N63, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, 1024 GB 
, 906 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC294 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 354 x 220.4 ( = 0.74 x 13.94 x 8.68 in)
Battery
71 Wh, 4480 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Secondary Camera: IR camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.55 kg ( = 54.67 oz / 3.42 pounds), Power Supply: 436 g ( = 15.38 oz / 0.96 pounds)
Price
1599 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
85 %
03/2020
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.6 kg18.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
02/2020
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
i7-8705G, Vega M GL / 870
1.5 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160
87 %
08/2019
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
i9-9980HK, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160
90 %
12/2019
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
2 kg16.2 mm16"3072x1920

Size Comparison

360 mm / 14.2 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 16.2 mm / 0.638 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220.4 mm / 8.68 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
172.4 MB/s ∼100% +132%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.3 MB/s ∼43%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.2 MB/s ∼40% -7%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
65.6 MB/s ∼38% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11.2 - 204, n=201)
60.4 MB/s ∼35% -19%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.7 MB/s ∼13% -71%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
192.1 MB/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.2 MB/s ∼43%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼41%
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.2 - 253, n=197)
75.7 MB/s ∼39%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25.7 MB/s ∼13%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
902 (min: 707, max: 955) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
817 (min: 806, max: 821) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
696 MBit/s ∼77% -23%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
674 MBit/s ∼75% -25%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
651 (min: 547, max: 681) MBit/s ∼72% -28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (44 - 1446, n=169)
559 MBit/s ∼62% -38%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
388 (min: 364, max: 411) MBit/s ∼43% -57%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
660 (min: 640, max: 679) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 (min: 499, max: 661) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
644 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
621 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
581 (min: 533, max: 616) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (46.1 - 1563, n=168)
532 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
523 (min: 471, max: 572) MBit/s ∼79% -21%
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Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø902 (707-955)
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7 Intel Wireless-AC 7265; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø387 (364-411)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (547-681)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Broadcom 802.11ac; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø816 (806-821)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø659 (640-679)
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7 Intel Wireless-AC 7265; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø524 (471-572)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø643 (499-661)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Broadcom 802.11ac; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø582 (533-616)

Webcam

The integrated webcam takes pictures with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The results look slightly washed-out. The color accuracy is also severely lacking. The deltaE value of 18.44 misses the mark (deltaE of less than 3) by quite a large margin.

ColorChecker
22 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
32.2 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T: 18.81 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 32.21 ∆E

Display - Matte IPS Panel for the UX534FTC

The matte 15.6-inch display of the ZenBook 15 has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While its contrast ratio (1,424:1) is good, the brightness (279.7 cd/m²) leaves something to be desired. For a laptop in this price range, a brighter screen is far from an unreasonable demand. We consider values of above 300 cd/m² good. Positive: The display does not exhibit PWM flickering.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
265
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE CQ NV156FHM-N63
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 299 cd/m² Average: 279.7 cd/m² Minimum: 15.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 300 cd/m²
Contrast: 1424:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.76 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 3.53 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
86% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.3
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
LTPS IPS LED, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
OLED, 3840x2160, 15.6
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
IPS, 3072x1920, 16
Response Times
2%
-8%
-33%
94%
-13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45 (24, 21)
41.2 (22, 19.2)
8%
45 (21, 24)
-0%
63 (32, 31)
-40%
2.3 (1.1, 1.2)
95%
52.4 (23.9, 28.5)
-16%
Response Time Black / White *
32 (18, 14)
33.2 (19.6, 13.6)
-4%
37 (23, 14)
-16%
40 (24, 16)
-25%
2.4 (1.1, 1.3)
92%
34.9 (17.8, 17.1)
-9%
PWM Frequency
59.52 (100)
131700
Screen
-14%
-6%
5%
15%
27%
Brightness middle
299
312.6
5%
311
4%
350
17%
421.2
41%
519
74%
Brightness
280
290
4%
303
8%
329
18%
417
49%
477
70%
Brightness Distribution
89
85
-4%
81
-9%
86
-3%
94
6%
86
-3%
Black Level *
0.21
0.31
-48%
0.24
-14%
0.265
-26%
0.39
-86%
Contrast
1424
1008
-29%
1296
-9%
1321
-7%
1331
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.76
5.78
-21%
5.1
-7%
5.08
-7%
6.06
-27%
2.28
52%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9
8.86
2%
8.91
1%
10.25
-14%
11.89
-32%
6.54
27%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.53
5.4
-53%
4.93
-40%
3.62
-3%
2.8
21%
0.9
75%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.21 100%
2.44 90%
2.27 97%
2.15 102%
2145 0%
CCT
7228 90%
7864 83%
7641 85%
6389 102%
6235 104%
6572 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
57.1
2%
58
4%
88
57%
81
45%
78
39%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
86
87.4
2%
88
2%
100
16%
99.6
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.78
2.48
4.38
0.86
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-6% / -11%
-7% / -6%
-14% / -1%
55% / 31%
7% / 20%

* ... smaller is better

The display represents colors fairly accurately ex-factory. However, it misses the mark (deltaE of less than 3) with a deltaE-2000 color deviation of 4.76. The display does not suffer from a blue tint. The screen covers neither the AdobeRGB (56%) nor the sRGB (86%) color space fully.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
ZenBook vs. sRGB
ZenBook vs. sRGB
ZenBook vs. AdobeRGB
ZenBook vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 14 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 69 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18115 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Asus has equipped the ZenBook with an IPS panel with good viewing angles. As a result, the screen can be read from any position. Outdoors, the screen content is discernible provided the sun does not shine too brightly.

The ZenBook outdoors (sunny weather; direct sunlight)
The ZenBook outdoors (sunny weather; direct sunlight)
The ZenBook outdoors (sunny weather; indirect sunlight from behind the screen)
The ZenBook outdoors (sunny weather; indirect sunlight from behind the screen)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Compact ZenBook with Lots of Performance

With the ZenBook 15 UX534FTC, Asus has delivered a slim, compact 15.6-inch laptop with enough performance for office applications, web applications and beyond. Thanks to the dedicated graphics chip, gaming is also possible. Our test device can be purchased for around 1,600 Euros (~$1,787) as configured. Other configurations are available as well.

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

Processor

The ZenBook sports a four-core Intel Core-i7-10510U CPU. The ULV model is based on Intel's Comet Lake architecture. The processor runs at a base clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Via Turbo Boost, the CPU can increase its clock rate to 4.3 GHz (all four cores), 4.8 GHz (two cores), or 4.9 GHz (single core).

During the Cinebench multithread tests, the CPU temporarily runs at 3.8 to 4.3 GHz. Subsequently, the clock speed drops to the 3.8 GHz to 4 GHz range. During the single-thread tests, the clock rate ranges from 4.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The aforementioned values correspond to the behavior while on mains. In battery mode, clock speeds of 1.8 GHz to 2.2 GHz (multithread) and 1.4 GHz to 1.8 GHz (single-thread) can be achieved.

Multithread (mains)
Multithread (mains)
Single-thread (mains)
Single-thread (mains)
Multithread (battery mode)
Multithread (battery mode)
Single-thread (battery mode)
Single-thread (battery mode)

By running Cinebench R15's multithread benchmark in a loop for at least 30 minutes, we assess whether the CPU's Turbo Boost is permanently active while the laptop is connected to an outlet. The initial scores drop off by the third loop and remain on a relatively consistent level thereafter. During this, the CPU Turbo Boost is active.

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Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø729 (708.72-835.15)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77 Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø669 (651.9-718.51)
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7 Intel Core i7-8705G, Intel Core i7-8705G: Ø767 (760-794)
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650 Intel Core i9-9980HK, Intel Core i9-9980HK: Ø1314 (1090.6-1600.38)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø704 (683.27-815.1)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H, Intel Core i9-9880H; macOS 10.15.1: Ø1407 (1386-1435)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H, Intel Core i9-9880H; Win 10: Ø1296 (1268.87-1362.31)
CPU clock rate during the CB15 loop
CPU clock rate during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7268
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
25882
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6814
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
186 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
835 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
106.13 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
201 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U
191 Points ∼95% +3%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
186 Points ∼93%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (macOS 10.15.1)
184 Points ∼92% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼92% -1%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
181 Points ∼90% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (141 - 202, n=26)
181 Points ∼90% -3%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G
176 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36 - 204, n=404)
132 Points ∼66% -29%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1600 (min: 1090.6, max: 1369.3, 99th percentile: 1367.66) Points ∼100% +92%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (macOS 10.15.1)
1435 (min: 1401, max: 1435) Points ∼90% +72%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
1362 (min: 1268.87, max: 1362.31) Points ∼85% +63%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
835 Points ∼52%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U
815 Points ∼51% -2%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G
810 (min: 760, max: 810) Points ∼51% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (520 - 856, n=28)
690 Points ∼43% -17%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
683 Points ∼43% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (72.4 - 1600, n=421)
519 Points ∼32% -38%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (25882 - 26265, n=2)
26074 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
25882 Points ∼99%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U
23118 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1568 - 34776, n=764)
9627 Points ∼37% -63%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (7268 - 7748, n=2)
7508 Points ∼100% +3%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
7268 Points ∼97%
Average of class Multimedia
  (665 - 8906, n=767)
3591 Points ∼48% -51%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U
2682 Points ∼36% -63%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
461 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
457 Points ∼99% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
453 Points ∼98% -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
442 Points ∼96% -4%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
444 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=21)
439 Points ∼95% -5%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G
424 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (62.6 - 493, n=46)
397 Points ∼86% -14%
CPU (Multi Core)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3422 Points ∼100% +87%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
3057 Points ∼89% +67%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
3293 Points ∼96% +80%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G
1921 Points ∼56% +5%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1827 Points ∼53%
Average of class Multimedia
  (148 - 3422, n=47)
1715 Points ∼50% -6%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
1645 Points ∼48% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=21)
1443 Points ∼42% -21%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (16742 - 16838, n=2)
16790 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
16742 Points ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2385 - 20831, n=110)
7682 Points ∼46% -54%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (4369 - 4485, n=2)
4427 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4369 Points ∼99%
Average of class Multimedia
  (445 - 4369, n=110)
2808 Points ∼63% -36%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (macOS 10.15.1)
29077 Points ∼100% +66%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
28192 Points ∼97% +61%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
17527 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (13116 - 18364, n=13)
16338 Points ∼56% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1707 - 29077, n=47)
13590 Points ∼47% -22%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (macOS 10.15.1)
5605 Points ∼100% +8%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
5166 Points ∼92% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (4976 - 5832, n=13)
5415 Points ∼97% +4%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
5194 Points ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1024 - 5605, n=47)
4271 Points ∼76% -18%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
7161 Points ∼100% +62%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (mac OS 15.1.0)
6841 Points ∼96% +55%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1089 - 7267, n=16)
4599 Points ∼64% +4%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4421 Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3143 - 4476, n=11)
3731 Points ∼52% -16%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (mac OS 15.1.0)
1239 Points ∼100% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H (Win 10)
1186 Points ∼96% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1118 - 1278, n=11)
1209 Points ∼98% +2%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1187 Points ∼96%
Average of class Multimedia
  (378 - 1239, n=16)
1081 Points ∼87% -9%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Multimedia
  (598 - 23050, n=209)
1761 ms * ∼100% -79%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G (Edge)
1122.9 ms * ∼64% -14%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1072.7 ms * ∼61% -9%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
985.7 ms * ∼56%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK (Edge 44.18362.267.0)
940.5 ms * ∼53% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (742 - 1184, n=20)
912 ms * ∼52% +7%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U
751.5 ms * ∼43% +24%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U
43048 Points ∼100% +17%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK (Edge 44.18362.267.0)
40981 Points ∼95% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (31505 - 50464, n=12)
38518 Points ∼89% +5%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
36731 Points ∼85%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
35259 Points ∼82% -4%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G (Edge)
33885 Points ∼79% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1895 - 52403, n=192)
26783 Points ∼62% -27%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK (Edge 44.18362.267.0)
284.04 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
270.32 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (143 - 296, n=14)
248 Points ∼87% -8%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
246.77 Points ∼87% -9%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U
227.43 Points ∼80% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36.1 - 352, n=166)
219 Points ∼77% -19%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

We did not encounter any issues with our ZenBook. The system is responsive and runs smoothly. The processor delivers a performance level that is more than sufficient for most use cases. On top of that, gaming is possible thanks to the dedicated graphics card. Similarly, the PCMark benchmark results are good as well.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3761 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3959 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5265 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
6110 Points ∼100% +61%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4884 Points ∼80% +29%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4833 Points ∼79% +28%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4680 Points ∼77% +24%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4204 Points ∼69% +11%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4042 Points ∼66% +7%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3786 Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
3786 Points ∼62% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1001 - 7161, n=130)
3739 Points ∼61% -1%
Productivity
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
7494 Points ∼100% +3%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7284 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
7284 Points ∼97% 0%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7201 Points ∼96% -1%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6879 Points ∼92% -6%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
6815 Points ∼91% -6%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
6722 Points ∼90% -8%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
6678 Points ∼89% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1407 - 8020, n=131)
6333 Points ∼85% -13%
Essentials
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9701 Points ∼100% +9%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9067 Points ∼93% +2%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8911 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
8911 Points ∼92% 0%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8258 Points ∼85% -7%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
8237 Points ∼85% -8%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8233 Points ∼85% -8%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
7936 Points ∼82% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2891 - 10539, n=131)
7795 Points ∼80% -13%
Score
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5469 Points ∼100% +22%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4828 Points ∼88% +8%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4636 Points ∼85% +3%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4583 Points ∼84% +2%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4490 Points ∼82%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
4490 Points ∼82% 0%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4443 Points ∼81% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4347 Points ∼79% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 5500, n=132)
4053 Points ∼74% -10%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5381 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5265 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
5265 Points ∼98% 0%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5132 Points ∼95% -3%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4762 Points ∼88% -10%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4382 Points ∼81% -17%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4359 Points ∼81% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2213 - 5651, n=305)
4339 Points ∼81% -18%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4316 Points ∼80% -18%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4052 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3799 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3764 Points ∼93% 0%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3761 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
3761 Points ∼93% 0%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Vega M GL / 870, i7-8705G, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
3551 Points ∼88% -6%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3505 Points ∼87% -7%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
3494 Points ∼86% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1371 - 4900, n=326)
3396 Points ∼84% -10%

Storage Solution

A 1 TB NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from Samsung serves as the system drive and offers very good transfer rates. There is no space for additional drives on this laptop.

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Sequential Read: 2428 MB/s
Sequential Write: 2160 MB/s
512K Read: 1697 MB/s
512K Write: 1745 MB/s
4K Read: 60.78 MB/s
4K Write: 139.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 386.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 426.6 MB/s
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
0%
-6%
-5%
-29%
-12%
-7%
Write 4K
138.1
141.6
3%
120.6
-13%
104.3
-24%
126.2
-9%
55.54
-60%
124 (92.4 - 164, n=22)
-10%
Read 4K
45.89
45.28
-1%
41.43
-10%
45.23
-1%
41.2
-10%
16.21
-65%
44.4 (37 - 52.6, n=22)
-3%
Write Seq
2147
1975
-8%
2402
12%
1729
-19%
1055
-51%
1959.24
-9%
1927 (981 - 2377, n=22)
-10%
Read Seq
2188
2272
4%
1997
-9%
1861
-15%
883.8
-60%
1762.83
-19%
1702 (976 - 2543, n=22)
-22%
Write 4K Q32T1
427.8
458.6
7%
335.2
-22%
509.2
19%
445.5
4%
398.51
-7%
396 (205 - 603, n=22)
-7%
Read 4K Q32T1
404
391.4
-3%
381.7
-6%
388.5
-4%
338.8
-16%
648.05
60%
428 (270 - 592, n=22)
6%
Write Seq Q32T1
2396
2393
0%
2553
7%
2813
17%
1453
-39%
2726.7
14%
2346 (1706 - 2404, n=22)
-2%
Read Seq Q32T1
3454
3464
0%
3356
-3%
2906
-16%
1734
-50%
3241.6
-6%
3204 (1758 - 3480, n=22)
-7%

GPU Performance

The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU (TDP: 35 watts) is a version of the regular GTX 1650 (TDP: 50 watts) that has been trimmed for better efficiency. Unlike RTX 2000 Turing GPUs, neither one of these Turing GPUs offer ray-tracing capabilities or tensor cores, however.

The GTX 1650 Max-Q has a base clock of 1,020 MHz. Via boost, this can be increased to up to 1,245 MHz. As long as the GPU does not cross a certain temperature and/or energy consumption threshold, even faster speeds are possible. During our The Witcher 3 test, it runs at an average clock speed of 1,389 MHz for example. We recorded a maximum clock rate of 1,802 MHz. Furthermore, the GPU has access to fast GDDR5 video memory (4,096 MB).

The 3DMark benchmark results match our expectations for this GPU. In battery mode, the raw graphics performance is only about 10% lower. The integrated UHD Graphics 620 is active and the laptop uses Nvidia's graphics-switching technology Optimus.

3DMark 11 (mains)
3DMark 11 (mains)
3DMark 11 (battery mode)
3DMark 11 (battery mode)
3DMark 06 Standard
32594 points
3DMark 11 Performance
10585 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
88439 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
22796 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6906 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
2945 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
14725 Points ∼100% +32%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i9-9980HK
12388 Points ∼84% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (10248 - 12259, n=13)
11195 Points ∼76% +1%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
11119 Points ∼76%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8565U
10761 Points ∼73% -3%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
9825 Points ∼67% -12%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8565U
7016 Points ∼48% -37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (352 - 20837, n=666)
3149 Points ∼21% -72%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
3364 Points ∼100% +17%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i9-9980HK
3353 Points ∼100% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (2836 - 3238, n=10)
2998 Points ∼89% +4%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
2883 Points ∼86%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8565U
2836 Points ∼84% -2%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
2031 Points ∼60% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 4734, n=87)
1562 Points ∼46% -46%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
10399 Points ∼100% +34%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i9-9980HK
8532 Points ∼82% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (6985 - 8618, n=11)
7804 Points ∼75% 0%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
7784 Points ∼75%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8565U
7593 Points ∼73% -2%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
7181 Points ∼69% -8%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8565U
5622 Points ∼54% -28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (337 - 16100, n=443)
3036 Points ∼29% -61%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
65776 Points ∼100% +35%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
48573 Points ∼74%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8565U
46686 Points ∼71% -4%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i9-9980HK
45246 Points ∼69% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (21759 - 53981, n=11)
40411 Points ∼61% -17%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, Intel Core i7-8705G
38812 Points ∼59% -20%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8565U
35858 Points ∼55% -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2468 - 77755, n=441)
17445 Points ∼27% -64%

Gaming Performance

Even though the ZenBook is not technically a gaming laptop, the installed hardware is able to smoothly run all of the games in our database. Generally, users can run titles in Full HD resolution and at medium to high graphics settings. In some cases, even higher settings are possible. However, the dedicated GPU is not designed for resolutions higher than Full HD.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (70.2 - 84.3, n=7)
75.5 fps ∼100% +4%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
72.7 fps ∼96%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
72 fps ∼95% -1%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
68.5 fps ∼91% -6%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G, AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
59.85 fps ∼79% -18%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
59 fps ∼78% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3.62 - 149, n=236)
29.2 fps ∼39% -60%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
38.8 (min: 34, max: 43) fps ∼100% +38%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
36 fps ∼93% +28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (27.5 - 36.5, n=10)
30.8 fps ∼79% +10%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
30.7 fps ∼79% +9%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
30 fps ∼77% +7%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
28.1 fps ∼72%
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
Intel Core i7-8705G, AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
24.3 fps ∼63% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2.9 - 80.8, n=117)
20.5 fps ∼53% -27%
Apex Legends - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:TS AF:16x
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
63 (min: 51, max: 74) fps ∼100% +7%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
59.1 fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (54.3 - 59.1, n=3)
56.8 fps ∼90% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12.4 - 74, n=8)
41 fps ∼65% -31%
Need for Speed Heat - 1920x1080 High Preset
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
50.9 (min: 43, max: 59) fps ∼100% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (44 - 46.8, n=2)
45.4 fps ∼89% +3%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
44 fps ∼86%
Average of class Multimedia
  (14 - 50.9, n=6)
32.6 fps ∼64% -26%

In order to test the long-term frame-rate stability, we ran The Witcher 3 for around 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum graphics settings. The character portrayed by the player was not moved over the entire duration of the test. Here, we did not observe frame-rate dips.

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Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR: Ø28.7 (25-32)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G: Ø27.5 (26-30)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171: Ø36.6 (34-40)
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test (GPU-Z)
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test (GPU-Z)
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test (HWiNFO)
GPU readings during our The Witcher 3 test (HWiNFO)
low med. high ultra
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 309.6 294.4 258.6 166.6 fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 367.2 253.9 191.5 92.7 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 286.7 208.1 182 72.7 fps
GTA V (2015) 162.7 142.8 76.5 36 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 144.6 87.2 48.7 28.1 fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 121 75 64 38 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 158.2 130.9 128 101.7 fps
World of Warships (2015) 179 144.1 117.7 104.2 fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 60.3 42.5 36.9 fps
Rocket League (2017) 249.4 193.9 131 fps
World of Tanks enCore (2018) 414.6 160.1 59.4 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 91 52 48 45 fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 112 74 69 55 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 143.9 78.7 59.4 59.1 fps
Anthem (2019) 51.3 44.6 40.9 30.3 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 150.1 52.4 31.9 23 fps
Control (2019) 102.8 36.1 26.3 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 103.1 50.5 33.2 25.1 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 198.6 127.9 121.5 117.7 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 75 43 41 24 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 121.5 60 47.6 35.2 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 85 54.8 44.1 38.4 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 68.9 50.6 44 40.6 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 54.4 40.1 26.5 16.2 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 114.8 45.6 35.3 fps

Emissions - Asus Laptop with Moderate Heat Development

System Noise

In spite of the powerful components, the noise level is reasonable across all load scenarios. While idling, the fans often idle as well for silent operation. Even under load, they remain fairly subtle. In our stress test for example, we register a maximum noise level of 38.2 dB(A) - a rather good result.

Noise Level

Idle
30.3 / 30.3 / 30.9 dB(A)
Load
31.3 / 38.2 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.327.228.729.531.32533.82930.435.133.8312927.432.130.3294026.926.53127.326.9502827.928.426.2286326.725.525.824.726.78023.925.125.42423.910022.425.126.223.622.412523.323.224.72323.316021.82223.722.221.82002221.221.421.22225021.620.721.220.821.631521.121.121.120.221.140020.721.920.919.920.750020.121.520.219.320.163020.422.821.418.820.480019.422.919.218.519.4100019.525.519.718.219.5125019.925191819.9160018.72619.418.218.7200018.829.419.917.818.8250018.327.919.217.918.3315018.228.419.117.818.2400017.927.218.317.817.9500017.92718.217.817.9630017.725.617.817.817.7800017.821.417.717.917.81000017.718.817.617.817.71250017.617.917.617.817.61600017.617.617.617.617.6SPL30.938.231.330.330.9N1.52.71.51.41.5median 19.4median 22.9median 19.4median 18.2median 19.4Delta1.82.31.41.21.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
i7-8705G, Vega M GL / 870
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
i9-9980HK, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
Noise
1%
-1%
-9%
-7%
-10%
-4%
-7%
off / environment *
30.3
28.4
6%
30.3
-0%
28.2
7%
30.5
-1%
29.8
2%
29.5 (28.4 - 30.3, n=11)
3%
31 (22 - 304, n=207)
-2%
Idle Minimum *
30.3
28.4
6%
30.3
-0%
28.2
7%
30.5
-1%
29.9
1%
30.2 (28.4 - 35, n=11)
-0%
31.1 (27.8 - 40.1, n=1008)
-3%
Idle Average *
30.3
28.4
6%
30.3
-0%
28.2
7%
30.5
-1%
29.9
1%
30.4 (28.4 - 36, n=11)
-0%
31.9 (27.8 - 42.2, n=1010)
-5%
Idle Maximum *
30.9
28.4
8%
30.3
2%
30.4
2%
30.5
1%
29.9
3%
30.8 (28.4 - 37, n=11)
-0%
32.5 (27.8 - 47, n=1010)
-5%
Load Average *
31.3
33.9
-8%
32.6
-4%
43.8
-40%
40.8
-30%
43
-37%
37.8 (31.3 - 45, n=11)
-21%
36.5 (28 - 51.8, n=1010)
-17%
Witcher 3 ultra *
38.1
39.8
-4%
47.2
-24%
45.4
-19%
Load Maximum *
38.2
40.2
-5%
40.2
-5%
47.2
-24%
41.8
-9%
46.1
-21%
41.1 (33.6 - 47, n=11)
-8%
41.9 (32.5 - 62.7, n=1010)
-10%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

ZenBook during the stress test
ZenBook during the stress test

While on mains, the processor runs at 2.5 to 2.6 GHz during the stress test (running Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour). Over time, the clock speed drops to 1.7 GHz. Meanwhile, the GPU runs at 900 to 1,000 MHz. In battery mode, the clock speeds range from 1.8 GHz to 2.2 GHz (CPU) and 600 MHz to 700 MHz (GPU). The stress test represents an extreme scenario that does not occur during day-to-day use. We use this test to determine whether the system is stable even under maximum load.

There is not a lot of heat development. During the stress test, we recorded temperatures of just above 40 °C in three spots. In our The Witcher 3 test (running the game for one hour in Full HD resolution and at maximum detail settings), the increase in temperature is even less dramatic. During day-to-day use, users will not have to worry about the temperatures, either. 

Max. Load
 40.8 °C
105 F
41.4 °C
107 F
36.7 °C
98 F
 
 37.3 °C
99 F
39.8 °C
104 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
 29.5 °C
85 F
27.6 °C
82 F
30.1 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 41.4 °C = 107 F
Average: 35.1 °C = 95 F
38.1 °C
101 F
39 °C
102 F
40.3 °C
105 F
34.6 °C
94 F
36.7 °C
98 F
37.5 °C
100 F
31.2 °C
88 F
31.6 °C
89 F
31.4 °C
89 F
Maximum: 40.3 °C = 105 F
Average: 35.6 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.2 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 22.8 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.1 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.4 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.3 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.3 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 30.2 °C / 86.4 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-1.2 °C / -2.2 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51-73Z7
i7-8705G, Vega M GL / 870
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
i9-9980HK, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
Heat
-33%
-6%
-30%
-7%
3%
-17%
-12%
Maximum Upper Side *
41.4
45.4
-10%
44.6
-8%
50.4
-22%
47.2
-14%
42
-1%
47 (41 - 56, n=11)
-14%
41.8 (27.2 - 71, n=966)
-1%
Maximum Bottom *
40.3
51.6
-28%
45.4
-13%
49.2
-22%
43.2
-7%
38
6%
49.1 (40.3 - 60.6, n=11)
-22%
45.1 (28.5 - 82, n=966)
-12%
Idle Upper Side *
25.7
35.4
-38%
26.1
-2%
34.8
-35%
27.7
-8%
25
3%
29.2 (22.7 - 37, n=11)
-14%
29.6 (21.1 - 40.2, n=818)
-15%
Idle Bottom *
25.8
40
-55%
26.4
-2%
36.4
-41%
25.6
1%
25
3%
30.2 (23 - 41, n=11)
-17%
30.9 (21.5 - 44.4, n=818)
-20%

* ... smaller is better