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Dell G5 15 5590 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 05/26/2019

Long-lasting gaming laptop. The hardware in the Dell G5 allows for all modern computer games to run smoothly on the 15.6-inch display (FHD, IPS). The configuration is also appealing: SSD + HDD, 8 GB RAM (dual-channel mode is enabled) and Thunderbolt 3. The outstanding battery life is surprising. However, this price level also requires some compromises.

With its diverse G-series (G3, G5, G7), Dell offers gaming laptops that present reasonably priced alternatives to the high-end Alienware gaming laptops. The G5-series aims to cover the midrange segment of the G-series assortment. The review device we were provided with is equipped with a Core i7-8750H processor and the GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH, the Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54 and the HP Omen 15 are among its rivals. We will also take the 17.3-inch MSI GL73 8SE into account as a competitor since it's currently the only laptop in our database that shares the same CPU, GPU, and price level with the Dell G5.

Dell G5 15 5590 (G5 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 960-1200 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR6, 192-bit interface, Nvidia 430.64, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, dual-channel, two slots (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
KBG30ZMS128G, 128 GB 
, + Western Digital WD10SPZX-75Z10T2 (1 TB, 5400 rpm), 997 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo audio, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.7 x 364.3 x 273.4 ( = 0.93 x 14.34 x 10.76 in)
Battery
60 Wh, 3750 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee Security (Trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.68 kg ( = 94.53 oz / 5.91 pounds), Power Supply: 699 g ( = 24.66 oz / 1.54 pounds)
Price
1399 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case - More compact than the predecessor

Dell dropped the case of the predecessor and opted for a completely new model with the G5 15 5590, which features a stylish and largely no-frills design. While the larger sides of the case have smooth surfaces, the narrower sides exhibit a groove design. The case is made mostly of plastic. Only the upper side of the base unit uses metal, magnesium, to be specific. Dell chose a matte black color for our review device (Exception: There's a strip above the keyboard, which is made of glossy black plastic). Alternatively, a black-white version is also available. A maintenance hatch isn't available. In order to access the interior, the bottom cover needs to be removed. More on that later.

In regards to workmanship, the laptop doesn't reveal any weaknesses. The gap dimensions are right, and there aren't any perceivable material overhangs. The case's stability also makes quite a good impression. The base unit can be slightly twisted - this is still within limits. The lid can be twisted a bit further. Pressure on the back side of the lid doesn't lead to image distortion. The hinges hold the lid firmly in place. The maximum opening angle is about 140 degrees. The lid can be opened with one hand without issues.

Not only does the G5 differentiate itself from the previous model in terms of looks, but it also comes with a lower weight and a somewhat more compact form factor. However, its rivals are still a bit lighter and more compact than the current G5 incarnation.

Size comparison

389 mm / 15.3 inch 274.7 mm / 10.8 inch 24.95 mm / 0.982 inch 2.9 kg6.29 lbs366 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 2.3 kg5.18 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.2 kg4.76 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs364.3 mm / 14.3 inch 273.4 mm / 10.8 inch 23.7 mm / 0.933 inch 2.7 kg5.91 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.5 kg5.56 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt 3 on board

The G5 offers a decent selection of ports. The highlight is the Thunderbolt 3 port, which enables the connection of an external GPU or a docking station, for example, and it can provide an additional video output as well (DisplayPort via USB-C; a separate adapter would be required for this). Nevertheless, the laptop can't be charged through this port since per Thunderbolt 3 specifications, a maximum of 100 Watts can be received. The G5 requires more.

In addition, the laptop comes with three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (Type-A). These are joined by an HDMI port and a Mini DisplayPort. This results in the laptop having three video outputs in total. Dell has spread the ports across three sides and has placed them in the center at all times.

Left side: Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio
Left side: Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio
Right side: memory card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: memory card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Rear side: power supply, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), Mini DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, slot for a cable lock
Rear side: power supply, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), Mini DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, slot for a cable lock

SD card reader

Dell provided the G5 with a full-fledged SD card reader. However, it only fits SD cards halfway, and they stick out by around 15 mm. The model that was used here belongs to the slow representatives of its kind. When copying large data blocks, a maximum transfer rate of 32.2 MB/s was reached. The transfer of 250 jpg files (each of around 5 MB) was done with a speed of 19.1 MB/s. We test memory card readers with a reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 202, n=245)
92.9 MB/s ∼100% +386%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.5 MB/s ∼86% +316%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.1 MB/s ∼85% +314%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.81 MB/s ∼29% +40%
Dell G5 15 5587
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
20 MB/s ∼22% +5%
Dell G5 15 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.1 MB/s ∼21%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=243)
111 MB/s ∼100% +245%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼77% +167%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.76 MB/s ∼74% +154%
Dell G5 15 5587
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35 MB/s ∼32% +9%
Dell G5 15 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32.2 MB/s ∼29%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.98 MB/s ∼28% -4%

Communication

The G5 has a Wi-Fi module inside, which uses an Intel chip (Wireless-AC 9560). This supports both the 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi standard and the fast ac standard. The transfer speeds we observed under optimal conditions (no additional Wi-Fi devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are very good. The module also offers Bluetooth 5 functionality. Wired network connections are handled by a Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. This fulfills its tasks smoothly.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
677 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
671 MBit/s ∼99% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
657 (min: 556, max: 690) MBit/s ∼97%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 (min: 569, max: 693) MBit/s ∼96% -1%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 MBit/s ∼96% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 702, n=266)
604 MBit/s ∼89% -8%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
485 MBit/s ∼72% -26%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
293 (min: 186, max: 315) MBit/s ∼43% -55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
684 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
650 (min: 605, max: 668) MBit/s ∼95% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
642 (min: 581, max: 693) MBit/s ∼94%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼92% -2%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
623 MBit/s ∼91% -3%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
582 MBit/s ∼85% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 749, n=266)
559 MBit/s ∼82% -13%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
144 (min: 113, max: 190) MBit/s ∼21% -78%
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Dell G5 15 5590 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø657 (556-690)
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø293 (186-315)
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø649 (569-693)
Dell G5 15 5590 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø642 (581-693)
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø144 (113-190)
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (605-668)

Webcam

The built-in webcam (0.9 MP) produces pictures with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The pictures look a bit pale and washed-out.

Accessories

Besides a quick-start guide and a booklet with security information, the G5 doesn't come with any other accessories.

Maintenance

The laptop doesn't offer a maintenance hatch. In order to access the interior, the bottom cover must be removed. This process can be accomplished quite easily. The bottom cover can be detached after removing all screws from the bottom. The clips holding it are not excessively tight. Eventually, a grout finishing tool or a flat spatula may be required to loosen the bottom cover.

Warranty

Dell only honors a one-year warranty on the G5. The length and coverage can be extended. A two-year Premium Support including on-site service costs about 130 Euros (~$146). A three-year Premium Support Plus including on-site service will set you back nearly 310 Euros (~$347).

Input devices - Suitable for everyday use

Keyboard

Dell has equipped the G5 with a backlit chiclet keyboard. The flat and slightly roughened keys have a short travel and a clear pressure point. However, we would've liked the resistance to be firmer. The keyboard doesn't give way while typing. The lighting is controlled through a function key. There are two brightness levels. Overall, Dell has delivered a keyboard suited for everyday use here.

Touchpad

The multitouch-capable ClickPad takes up an area of about 10.5 x 8 cm (~4.14 x 3.51 in). This leaves enough room to use gesture control. The smooth surface makes it easy for fingers to glide on it. The pad also reacts to inputs in the corners. It has a short travel and a clear pressure point. 

Input devices
Input devices

Display - IPS, but dim

The matte 15.6-inch display in the G5 15 5590 has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While the contrast we measured (1376:1) can be considered to be good, we found the brightness to be too low (219.2 cd/m²). In principle, we consider values above 300 cd/m² and 1000:1, respectively, to be good. But most competitors can't meet these expectations either. While the Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH and the HP Omen 15 offer brighter displays, they are behind in terms of contrast. The display in the MSI GL73 8SE does indeed fulfill all requirements, but it uses a TN panel and therefore has unstable viewing angles.

The comparatively budget price level of the G5 can be noticed when it comes to response times. These are significantly higher than the ones observed with the Legion or the Omen 15. Positive: The display in the Dell laptop doesn't show any PWM flickering.

Subpixel
Subpixel
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
222
cd/m²
222
cd/m²
236
cd/m²
219
cd/m²
234
cd/m²
224
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
193
cd/m²
206
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 236 cd/m² Average: 219.2 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 234 cd/m²
Contrast: 1376:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.06
ΔE Greyscale 8.55 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
59% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 3.02
Dell G5 15 5590
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell G5 15 5587
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
TN LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
24%
65%
63%
9%
62%
73%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45 (22, 23)
33 (16, 17)
27%
15 (8, 7)
67%
17 (9, 8)
62%
42 (20.8, 21.2)
7%
17.6 (9.2, 8.4)
61%
12.8 (6.8, 6)
72%
Response Time Black / White *
30 (17, 13)
24 (14, 10)
20%
11 (7, 4)
63%
11 (7, 4)
63%
26.8 (16, 10.8)
11%
11.2 (6, 5.2)
63%
8.2 (6, 2.2)
73%
PWM Frequency
25770 (15)
Screen
-6%
13%
6%
9%
26%
20%
Brightness middle
234
229
-2%
305
30%
317
35%
238
2%
357.5
53%
326.4
39%
Brightness
219
224
2%
284
30%
283
29%
226
3%
351
60%
317
45%
Brightness Distribution
82
87
6%
83
1%
76
-7%
83
1%
85
4%
90
10%
Black Level *
0.17
0.28
-65%
0.52
-206%
0.62
-265%
0.27
-59%
0.36
-112%
0.28
-65%
Contrast
1376
818
-41%
587
-57%
511
-63%
881
-36%
993
-28%
1166
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
8.6
6.1
29%
3.63
58%
2.83
67%
4.11
52%
4.19
51%
7.83
9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.49
12.2
30%
8.18
53%
5.78
67%
6.89
61%
6.97
60%
13.36
24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.06
6.12
-51%
1.31
68%
3.76
7%
3.2
21%
2.83
30%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.55
5.68
34%
4.77
44%
2
77%
1.78
79%
3.5
59%
10.9
-27%
Gamma
3.02 73%
2.4 92%
2.54 87%
2.28 96%
2.41 91%
2.324 95%
1.97 112%
CCT
7802 83%
6989 93%
7500 87%
6493 100%
6311 103%
7028 92%
11056 59%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
36
-3%
59
59%
60
62%
36
-3%
60
62%
75.8
105%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
57
-3%
93
58%
93
58%
57
-3%
91
54%
100
69%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
9% / -1%
39% / 21%
35% / 15%
9% / 9%
44% / 31%
47% / 28%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the color reproduction isn't satisfactory. With a Delta-E 2000 color deviation of 8.6, the target value (Delta-E smaller than 3) is very far away. Moreover, the display shows a slight blue tint. An improvement can be achieved through calibration of the display. In this way, the color deviation drops to 4.06; the blue tint disappears and the grayscales become noticeably more balanced. The AdobeRGB and sRGB color-spaces can't be displayed. The coverage rates amount to 37% (AdobeRGB) and 59% (sRGB).

Through the color profile that we have provided, the display's color reproduction can be improved by matching it to our calibration. It's important to make sure that the same display model (manufacturer + model number) as in our review device is built in. Otherwise, the color reproduction can become worse instead of being improved. It's common for laptops of the same model series to use displays from different manufacturers.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

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
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 13 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. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 23 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. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.8 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 9418 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Dell provided the G5 with an IPS panel that shows stable viewing angles. Thus the display is readable from any position. Outdoors, the display's readability goes from poor to impossible due to its low brightness.

The G5 outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
The G5 outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Without shortcomings

Dell delivers with the G5 15 5590 a 15.6-inch gaming laptop that can run all modern computer games smoothly. Our review device currently costs around 1,400 Euros (~$1,567). There are other configuration options available. Prices start at 930 Euros (~$1,041).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
Intel XTU
 

Test conditions

We conducted all our tests using the "Balanced" energy profile from Windows 10. The control panel in Windows doesn't offer any other profiles for the G5. In addition, Dell Power Manager provides further options to influence temperature management. The available alternatives have an effect on the development of noise and performance in the laptop. In this case we chose the "Optimal" option. This option is the best way to go.

Dell Power Manager
Dell Power Manager

Processor

Like many other gaming laptops, the G5 comes with an Intel Core i7-8750H (Coffee Lake) hexa-core processor. The CPU offers a good compromise between computing performance and power requirement. This is a mobile CPU, which has a TDP of 45 Watts. Dell allows a short increase to up to 90 Watts. The Core i7 runs at a base speed of 2.2 GHz. Through Turbo, clock speeds can go up to 3.9 GHz (six cores), 4 GHz (four cores) and 4.1 GHz (one core/two cores), respectively.

The processor executes the multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmark at 3.6 to 3.9 GHz. The single-thread tests are run at 3.9 GHz. These are the results observed when plugged in. On battery power, the CPU runs at 1.4 to 1.6 GHz (multithread) and 1.2 to 1.8 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Multithread (on battery power)
Multithread (on battery power)
Single-thread (on battery power)
Single-thread (on battery power)

In order to test if the CPU's Turbo is used consistently when plugged in, we let Cinebench's R15 multithread test run for a minimum of 30 minutes in a continuous loop. The results drop a bit from the first to the second run, but then they remain at a largely constant level between 1130 and 1150 points. Turbo is in use.

We ran the CB15 loop several times and varied the options offered by the Dell Power Manager that had to do with temperature management. The "Ultra Performance" option didn't bring any advantages. The results were even minimally worse. The option "Quiet" has clearer effects. The CB15 results are just below 1000 points, and the fans produce significantly less noise.

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Dell G5 15 5590 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1144 (1121.11-1191.01)
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1118 (1106.5-1218.62)
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø983 (970.71-1067.24)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø707 (700.72-757)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø855 (845-860.07)
Dell G5 15 5587 Intel Core i5-8300H, Intel Core i5-8300H: Ø723 (697.18-735.2)
MSI GL73 8SE-010US Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø920 (906.29-1034.2)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6338
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
34465
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4898
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
165 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1191 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
106.95 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
176 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼99% +6%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼99% +6%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H
172 Points ∼98% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (163 - 177, n=85)
172 Points ∼98% +4%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
169 Points ∼96% +2%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H
169 Points ∼96% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
165 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 212, n=512)
156 Points ∼89% -5%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i7-8750H
1192 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
1191 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (863 - 1251, n=92)
1109 Points ∼93% -7%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
1067 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H
997 Points ∼84% -16%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Intel Core i7-8750H
863 Points ∼72% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=515)
823 Points ∼69% -31%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
757 Points ∼64% -36%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H
731 Points ∼61% -39%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H
6524 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (6236 - 6645, n=25)
6479 Points ∼99% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
6473 Points ∼99% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
6338 Points ∼97%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=426)
4838 Points ∼74% -24%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
34465 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (29664 - 35307, n=25)
33163 Points ∼96% -4%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
31360 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H
22781 Points ∼66% -34%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=426)
18295 Points ∼53% -47%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 509, n=40)
428 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (403 - 418, n=5)
412 Points ∼96% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
403 Points ∼94%
CPU (Multi Core)
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
2707 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (1472 - 4926, n=40)
2460 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (2272 - 2707, n=5)
2424 Points ∼90% -10%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
22587 Points ∼100% +3%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
21920 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (20725 - 22665, n=13)
21871 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 27774, n=76)
16127 Points ∼71% -26%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
4144 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (3734 - 4163, n=13)
3995 Points ∼96% +3%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
3868 Points ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4825, n=76)
3698 Points ∼89% -4%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
22614 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (17709 - 23313, n=17)
21069 Points ∼93% +3%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
20450 Points ∼90%
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=56)
18607 Points ∼82% -9%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
5126 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (4669 - 5146, n=17)
4982 Points ∼97% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=56)
4784 Points ∼93% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
4723 Points ∼92%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=189)
1208 ms * ∼100% -6%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
1136.7 ms * ∼94%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1131.9 ms * ∼94% -0%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1125.5 ms * ∼93% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (695 - 1272, n=49)
1107 ms * ∼92% +3%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
1100 ms * ∼91% +3%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i7-8750H
798.6 ms * ∼66% +30%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i7-8750H
37762 Points ∼100% +13%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
35283 Points ∼93% +5%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
34659 Points ∼92% +3%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
34163 Points ∼90% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (27460 - 44549, n=46)
34141 Points ∼90% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
33522 Points ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=185)
33436 Points ∼89% 0%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
252.98 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=188)
250 Points ∼99% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (205 - 299, n=48)
247 Points ∼98% +1%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
245.47 Points ∼97% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
243.82 Points ∼96%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
241.85 Points ∼96% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i7-8750H
205.05 Points ∼81% -16%

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System Performance

The G5 doesn't show any deficiencies when it comes to system performance. The hexa-core processor provides more than enough performance, even for tasks beyond gaming - and it should be sufficient for the years to come. The dedicated graphics unit makes it possible to run computer games. The system performs decently and smoothly. We didn't notice any issues. This is joined by very good results on the PCMark benchmarks.

Both memory slots are occupied. RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
Both memory slots are occupied. RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 7 Score
6138 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4165 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4921 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5291 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7303 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (6108 - 7814, n=3)
6725 Points ∼92% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11191, n=205)
6356 Points ∼87% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
6252 Points ∼86%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
6108 Points ∼84% -2%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5983 Points ∼82% -4%
Dell G5 15 5587
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8300H, SK hynix SC311 M.2
5808 Points ∼80% -7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5682 Points ∼78% -9%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5178 Points ∼71% -17%
Productivity
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7532 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7310 Points ∼97% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=206)
7183 Points ∼95% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (6808 - 7415, n=3)
7106 Points ∼94% +4%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
7096 Points ∼94% +4%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7019 Points ∼93% +3%
Dell G5 15 5587
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8300H, SK hynix SC311 M.2
6897 Points ∼92% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
6808 Points ∼90%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6629 Points ∼88% -3%
Essentials
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
9270 Points ∼100% +12%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8819 Points ∼95% +6%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
8702 Points ∼94% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (8308 - 9327, n=3)
8677 Points ∼94% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=207)
8490 Points ∼92% +2%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
8397 Points ∼91% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
8308 Points ∼90%
Dell G5 15 5587
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8300H, SK hynix SC311 M.2
7916 Points ∼85% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7598 Points ∼82% -9%
Score
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5728 Points ∼100% +13%
Dell G5 15 5587
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8300H, SK hynix SC311 M.2
5483 Points ∼96% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (5069 - 5839, n=3)
5342 Points ∼93% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7171, n=208)
5220 Points ∼91% +3%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5125 Points ∼89% +1%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
5118 Points ∼89% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
5069 Points ∼88%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4973 Points ∼87% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4724 Points ∼82% -7%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5818 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5543 Points ∼95% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (5291 - 5899, n=3)
5516 Points ∼95% +4%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
5359 Points ∼92% +1%
Dell G5 15 5587
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8300H, SK hynix SC311 M.2
5339 Points ∼92% +1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5308 Points ∼91% 0%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
5291 Points ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6515, n=390)
5036 Points ∼87% -5%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5130 Points ∼100% +23%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4606 Points ∼90% +11%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4440 Points ∼87% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (3876 - 5077, n=3)
4373 Points ∼85% +5%
Dell G5 15 5587
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8300H, SK hynix SC311 M.2
4331 Points ∼84% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=407)
4262 Points ∼83% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, KBG30ZMS128G
4165 Points ∼81%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3128GJ
3876 Points ∼76% -7%

Storage

An NVMe SSD from Toshiba is used as system drive. This is an M.2 2230 model. Alternatively, models with the 2242 and 2280 formats can also be used. To do this, the threaded bolt used to screw the SSD would have to be moved. This can be done without issues. The piece of metal on which the bolt is placed is only plugged, not screwed or welded. We tested this.

The SSD has a capacity of 128 GB. Out of this, about 66 GB is usable out of the box. The remainder of storage space is used by the recovery partition and the Windows installation. The SSD delivers decent transfer rates, but it's clearly behind what can be offered by current NVMe SSDs. These SSDs use the PCI Express 3.0 interface, which provides significantly higher transfer speeds than the ones obtained with the SATA III interface (Max. 600 MB/s).

Despite the small SSD, the gaming laptop doesn't lack storage space. Alongside the SSD, Dell has also equipped the G5 with a 2.5-inch hard drive (1 TB, 5400 rpm).

An SSD is provided.
An SSD is provided.
In order to be able to use M.2 SSDs of other formats...
In order to be able to use M.2 SSDs of other formats...
...the retaining pin must be moved.
...the retaining pin must be moved.
A 2.5-inch hard drive is used to store data.
A 2.5-inch hard drive is used to store data.
KBG30ZMS128G
Sequential Read: 783.7 MB/s
Sequential Write: 122.6 MB/s
512K Read: 619.6 MB/s
512K Write: 53.67 MB/s
4K Read: 28.24 MB/s
4K Write: 37 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 197.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 43.1 MB/s
Dell G5 15 5590
KBG30ZMS128G
Dell G5 15 5587
SK hynix SC311 M.2
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average KBG30ZMS128G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
17%
339%
155%
321%
405%
2%
Write 4K
64.27
66.99
4%
108.9
69%
87.51
36%
109.1
70%
129.5
101%
67.8 (64.3 - 71.3, n=2)
5%
Read 4K
29.3
25.8
-12%
40.23
37%
16.08
-45%
42.05
44%
44.61
52%
31.4 (29.3 - 33.4, n=2)
7%
Write Seq
131.1
238
82%
1390
960%
614.2
368%
1457
1011%
1268
867%
129 (127 - 131, n=2)
-2%
Read Seq
775.8
505.9
-35%
964.2
24%
1341
73%
1421
83%
991.8
28%
796 (776 - 816, n=2)
3%
Write 4K Q32T1
96.78
155.2
60%
314.2
225%
307.9
218%
287.8
197%
535
453%
95.7 (94.6 - 96.8, n=2)
-1%
Read 4K Q32T1
198.6
195.8
-1%
369.2
86%
358.4
80%
317.9
60%
601.1
203%
198 (197 - 199, n=2)
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
127.8
232.7
82%
1506
1078%
525.2
311%
1455
1038%
1938
1416%
129 (128 - 131, n=2)
1%
Read Seq Q32T1
1044
548.6
-47%
3446
230%
3077
195%
1739
67%
2306
121%
1077 (1044 - 1110, n=2)
3%

Graphics card

The Dell laptop is equipped with a GeForce RTX 2060 graphics processing unit. The Turing GPU supports DirectX 12 and runs at a base speed of 960 MHz. An increase to up to 1200 MHz is possible through Boost. However, the value can also be exceeded if the GPU temperature doesn't reach a set threshold. The cooling system in the G5 enables an increase in speed to values beyond 1200 MHz. As a result, the GPU went through our The Witcher 3 test with clock speeds between 1400 MHz and 1450 MHz. The RTX 2060 has access to 6144 MB GDDR6 video memory.

The results on the 3D Mark benchmark are normal for the GPU in place. Graphics performance drops significantly on battery power since the GPU only runs at its base speed (300 MHz) here. The options aimed at managing temperature that are provided by Dell Power Manager have no effect on graphics performance.

Alongside the RTX 2060, the laptop also comes with Intel's UHD Graphics 630 integrated GPU. Both cores provide a graphics-switching solution (Optimus). Intel's GPU is used for everyday tasks and when the device is on battery power. Nvidia's graphics unit takes care of demanding tasks such as computer games.

3DMark 11 (pugged in)
3DMark 11 (pugged in)
3DMark 11 (on battery)
3DMark 11 (on battery)
3DMark 06 Standard
33034 points
3DMark 11 Performance
16013 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
103519 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
35045 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13912 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5994 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (19537 - 22299, n=11)
20636 Points ∼100% +2%
Aorus 15 W9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
20464 Points ∼99% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
20196 Points ∼98%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
20157 Points ∼98% 0%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
19187 Points ∼93% -5%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
14569 Points ∼71% -28%
Dell G5 15 5587
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-8300H
13871 Points ∼67% -31%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=614)
13391 Points ∼65% -34%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13125 Points ∼64% -35%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
13030 Points ∼63% -35%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (5735 - 6586, n=9)
6015 Points ∼100% +1%
Aorus 15 W9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
6007 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
5977 Points ∼99%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
5783 Points ∼96% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=151)
5719 Points ∼95% -4%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
4708 Points ∼78% -21%
Dell G5 15 5587
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-8300H
3510 Points ∼58% -41%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
15731 Points ∼100% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (14768 - 17119, n=10)
15715 Points ∼100% +2%
Aorus 15 W9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
15501 Points ∼99% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
15415 Points ∼98%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
14724 Points ∼94% -4%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
11640 Points ∼74% -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=539)
11351 Points ∼72% -26%
Dell G5 15 5587
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-8300H
10970 Points ∼70% -29%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
10511 Points ∼67% -32%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9292 Points ∼59% -40%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
101453 Points ∼100% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (77569 - 112676, n=10)
97827 Points ∼96% +3%
Aorus 15 W9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
97729 Points ∼96% +3%
Dell G5 15 5590
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
95292 Points ∼94%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
83591 Points ∼82% -12%
Dell G5 15 5587
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-8300H
79420 Points ∼78% -17%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
77569 Points ∼76% -19%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
74599 Points ∼74% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=520)
67335 Points ∼66% -29%

Gaming Performance

When it comes to gaming, the laptop has no trouble. The built-in hardware allows for all the titles in our database to run smoothly. In all cases, Full HD resolution and high to maximum quality settings can be chosen. When connected to a corresponding display, the GPU can also handle resolutions beyond Full HD. The following applies: The more moderate the hardware requirements of a game are, the higher the quality settings can be set to.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (128 - 153, n=6)
140 fps ∼100% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
139.4 fps ∼100% +2%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
136.9 fps ∼98%
Aorus 15 W9
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
135.9 fps ∼97% -1%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
127.9 fps ∼91% -7%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
114.2 fps ∼82% -17%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
107.5 fps ∼77% -21%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
102 fps ∼73% -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=339)
97.4 fps ∼70% -29%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
60 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (55.1 - 65, n=10)
59 fps ∼98% -2%
Aorus 15 W9
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
58 fps ∼97% -3%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
55.3 fps ∼92% -8%
MSI GL73 8SE-010US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
55.1 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=310)
49.5 fps ∼83% -17%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
41.4 fps ∼69% -31%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
35.4 (min: 28) fps ∼59% -41%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
34.9 (min: 29, max: 39) fps ∼58% -42%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
64.6 fps ∼100% +1%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
64.1 fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
 
64.1 fps ∼99% 0%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
61.8 fps ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2.9 - 107, n=28)
47.1 fps ∼73% -27%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
  (79 - 90, n=2)
84.5 fps ∼100% +7%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
79 fps ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (10 - 113, n=41)
70.1 fps ∼83% -11%
Dell G5 15 5587
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
48 (min: 4, max: 71) fps ∼57% -39%

In order to verify that frame rates remain largely constant throughout longer periods of time, we let The Witcher 3 run for around 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and at maximum quality settings. The character was not moved during the entire time. The frame rates fluctuated during the course of the test, but they always remained at a playable level. There were no frame rate drops to be found.

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