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Nexoc GH5 515IG (Clevo NH50DB): Entry-level gaming laptop offers room for three storage drives

Customizable. Nexoc's 15.6-incher brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte screen (Full HD, IPS). The device can be individually configured and offers space for up to three storage drives.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Florian Glaser, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

With prices starting at 850 Euros (~$1,009), the Nexoc GH5 515IG is a low-priced gaming laptop. The built-in hardware combination of a Core i5-10300H quad-core processor and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics core provides for decent computing power on the gaming front. This isn't an in-house development made by Nexoc since the device is based on the NH50DB barebone from Clevo. Competitors include devices like the Asus TUF FX505DT, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05, the Dell G3 3590, the HP Pavilion Gaming 15, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44, and the MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR.

Nexoc GH5 515IG
Processor
Intel Core i5-10300H 4 x 2.5 - 4.5 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile - 4096 MB, Core: 1380 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 128-bit interface, 27.21.14.5167 (Nvidia 451.67), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both occupied)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WFC-SPD1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB, 512 GB 
, 2x M.2 (1x NVMe/SATA, 1x NVMe), 1x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC293 @ Intel Comet Point PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, microphone input, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, RSMMC, Mini SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), 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): 24.9 x 361 x 258 ( = 0.98 x 14.21 x 10.16 in)
Battery
48.96 Wh, 3275 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 14.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 120-watt power adapter, driver DVD, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.074 kg ( = 73.16 oz / 4.57 pounds), Power Supply: 410 g ( = 14.46 oz / 0.9 pounds)
Price
1040 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
81 %
08/2020
Nexoc GH5 515IG
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.1 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
78 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
07/2019
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
R7 3750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.2 kg26.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
79 %
10/2019
Dell G3 3590
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.5 kg21.6 mm15.60"1920x1080
75 %
03/2020
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
R5 3550H, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
2.3 kg23.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
06/2020
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
R5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2.2 kg24 mm15.60"1920x1080
80 %
07/2020
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5300M
2 kg22 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Nexoc has chosen a sober look

The black plastic case has a largely sober design and you'll look in vain for striking design features. Color accents are set by illuminated elements on the back of the lid. Nexoc has mainly relied on smooth surfaces. Only the palm rest has a texture that is supposed to imitate brushed metal. Furthermore, the battery isn't firmly installed and can be removed at any time without issues. On the other hand, the gaming laptop doesn't have a maintenance hatch. In order to get to the inside, the bottom cover has to be removed. More about this later.

The chassis is well manufactured. The gap dimensions are in order, and sharp edges aren't noticeable. The base unit can be twisted a bit, but the whole situation is kept within the limits. Moreover, the lid can be twisted to a larger extent. However, exerting pressure on the back of the lid doesn't lead to image distortions. The hinges hold the lid firmly in position and barely allow it to wobble. Opening the lid with one hand is possible.

In terms of size and weight, the GH5 is largely on a par with its competitors.

Size comparison

360.4 mm / 14.2 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.2 kg4.92 lbs365.5 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.6 mm / 0.85 inch 2.5 kg5.41 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.1 kg4.57 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 249.6 mm / 9.83 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.3 kg4.96 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs

Connectivity - The GH5 doesn't offer Thunderbolt 3

The laptop offers a well-rounded port configuration. Each of the three USB Type-A ports supports a different standard - 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1, and 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2. The USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2) is only used for data transfer or for connecting peripherals. It doesn't support DisplayPort via USB-C or Power Delivery. Furthermore, the GH5 provides two video outputs with its HDMI and Mini DisplayPort connections. This is accompanied by a Gigabit Ethernet port and two audio connections (combo audio, microphone input).

Left side: Cable lock slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), USB 2.0 (Type-A), microphone input, combo audio
Left side: Cable lock slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), USB 2.0 (Type-A), microphone input, combo audio
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), memory card reader (SD)
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), memory card reader (SD)
Back side: Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power supply
Back side: Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power supply

SD card reader

SD cards fit almost completely into the memory card reader and are locked in place. With respective transfer speeds of 86 MB/s (copying large data blocks) and 81 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files of about 5 MB each), the model installed here is one of the faster representatives of its kind. We test memory card readers using a reference card (the 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 218, n=305)
94.1 MB/s ∼100% +16%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81 MB/s ∼86%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.1 MB/s ∼37% -57%
Dell G3 3590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.1 MB/s ∼22% -74%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=303)
111 MB/s ∼100% +29%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼77%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.2 MB/s ∼34% -57%
Dell G3 3590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.2 MB/s ∼28% -64%

Communication

Nexoc uses a WLAN chip (AX201) from Intel that supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax WLAN standards. The transmission speeds determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are excellent. In addition, wired network connections are handled by a representative of Realtek's well-known RTL8168/8111 family, and it performs its tasks smoothly.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 MBit/s ∼99% -1%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1340 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
639 (627min - 653max) MBit/s ∼46% -54%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
636 (612min - 647max) MBit/s ∼45% -55%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
586 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Dell G3 3590
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
341 MBit/s ∼24% -76%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1340 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1190 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
660 (614min - 699max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
621 (413min - 673max) MBit/s ∼44% -56%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
617 MBit/s ∼44% -56%
Dell G3 3590
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 MBit/s ∼22% -78%

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP; max. 1280x720 pixels) can't stand out from other models in terms of image quality. The color accuracy is not convincing. With a color deviation of almost 12, the target (Delta E less than 3) is clearly missed.

ColorChecker
20.1 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
18 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05: 18.52 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 27.28 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.4 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng: 16.48 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 26.93 ∆E
ColorChecker
18.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
28 ∆E
16 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT: 16.25 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 27.99 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
16 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Nexoc GH5 515IG: 11.75 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 20.27 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.1 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR: 11.29 ∆E min: 3.76 - max: 20.52 ∆E

Accessories

Besides the usual documents (quick-start guide, warranty information), the laptop comes with a driver DVD.

Maintenance

The Nexoc laptop doesn't have a maintenance hatch. To get to the inside, the bottom cover needs to be detached. In order to do this, all screws on the underside of the device have to be removed. Attention: The battery compartment also contains screws that need to be loosened! The bottom cover can then be lifted with the aid of a flat spatula. It sits quite tightly in its place.

Nexoc GH5 hardware
Nexoc GH5 hardware

Warranty

Nexoc grants the GH5 a two-year warranty. Moreover, we couldn't find any warranty extensions.

Input devices - RGB lighting on board

Keyboard

The flat, smooth keys of the backlit chiclet keyboard have a medium travel and a clear pressure point. However, the resistance offered by the keys could be firmer for our taste. At best, the keyboard yields slightly during typing. This didn't prove to be annoying, though. Overall, Nexoc delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday use here.

Touchpad

The multi-touch capable touchpad takes up an area of about 11 x 6.3 cm. As a result, a lot of space is available for using gesture controls. The smooth pad surface makes it easy for the fingers to glide on it. In addition, the pad also reacts to input in the corners. The two separate mouse buttons below the pad provide a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display - Dim IPS panel

The 15.6-inch display has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While the contrast (1,135:1) is within the target (> 1,000:1), the maximum brightness (253.6 cd/m²) is too low. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² to be good. In addition, the 60 Hz panel's response times won't knock anyone's socks off. Positive: The screen doesn't show any PWM flickering. 

254
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP156WFC-SPD1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 261 cd/m² Average: 253.6 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 261 cd/m²
Contrast: 1135:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.71 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 3.67
ΔE Greyscale 2.76 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
56% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.42
Nexoc GH5 515IG
LG Philips LP156WFC-SPD1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
BOE CQ NV156FHM-NX1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Panda LM156LF-GL, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell G3 3590
BOE NV15N3D, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
Panda LM156LF-2F01 (NCP004D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AU Optronics B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
31%
2%
-31%
7%
-18%
57%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34.8 (17.6, 17.2)
25 (13, 12)
28%
30.4 (14, 16.4)
13%
46 (22, 24)
-32%
44 (23, 21)
-26%
40.8 (19.2, 21.6)
-17%
16 (7.6, 8.4)
54%
Response Time Black / White *
25.2 (15.2, 10)
17 (9, 8)
33%
27.6 (17.6, 10)
-10%
32.4 (18.4, 14)
-29%
15 (11, 4)
40%
30 (16.8, 13.2)
-19%
10.4 (6, 4.4)
59%
PWM Frequency
200 (98)
250 (30)
Screen
-34%
-29%
-24%
-63%
-9%
5%
Brightness middle
261
305
17%
286.2
10%
276.2
6%
233
-11%
287
10%
311
19%
Brightness
254
294
16%
267
5%
261
3%
211
-17%
271
7%
313
23%
Brightness Distribution
93
70
-25%
84
-10%
86
-8%
82
-12%
88
-5%
88
-5%
Black Level *
0.23
0.405
-76%
0.33
-43%
0.24
-4%
0.405
-76%
0.25
-9%
0.43
-87%
Contrast
1135
753
-34%
867
-24%
1151
1%
575
-49%
1148
1%
723
-36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.71
6.01
-28%
5.45
-16%
5.56
-18%
8.22
-75%
4.77
-1%
4.5
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.6
21.9
-188%
18.08
-138%
23.45
-209%
18.6
-145%
17.15
-126%
7.97
-5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.67
5.12
-40%
4.47
-22%
5.23
-43%
3.73
-2%
2.65
28%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.76
3.23
-17%
5.3
-92%
2.8
-1%
10.13
-267%
2.7
2%
3.3
-20%
Gamma
2.42 91%
2.43 91%
2.1 105%
2.37 93%
2.27 97%
2.115 104%
2.129 103%
CCT
7090 92%
6818 95%
7679 85%
6710 97%
11323 57%
7187 90%
7227 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
36
0%
37.6
4%
37.8
5%
39
8%
43
19%
63
75%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
56
0%
59.1
6%
59
5%
62
11%
61
9%
86
54%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / -24%
-14% / -24%
-28% / -25%
-28% / -52%
-14% / -10%
31% / 13%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the display shows a decent color reproduction. With a Delta E 2000 color deviation of just under 4.7, however, the target (Delta E less than 3) is missed. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Moreover, calibration provides only slight improvements. In this way, the color deviation drops to 3.67, and the grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The AdobeRGB (36%) and sRGB (56%) color spaces aren't fully mapped.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Nexoc GH5 vs. sRGB (56%)
Nexoc GH5 vs. sRGB (56%)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Nexoc GH5 vs. AdobeRGB (36%)
Nexoc GH5 vs. AdobeRGB (36%)

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
25.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.2 ms rise
↘ 10 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. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.6 ms rise
↘ 17.2 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. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9596 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The Nexoc laptop is equipped with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Consequently, the screen can be read from any position. Reading the display outdoors is only possible when the sun is not too bright.

The GH5 outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
The GH5 outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The Core i5 runs at full speed

Nexoc has a 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its range with the GH5 515IG. It brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen and also cuts a fine figure in all other application areas. Furthermore, our test device will set you back about 1,040 Euros (~$1,225). The device can be individually configured in the Nexoc online shop.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 

Test conditions

The preinstalled Control Center software allows, among other things, the fan control to be adjusted and an energy profile to be selected. We carried out all tests with automatic fan control and the "Entertainment Mode" energy profile.

 

Processor

The Nexoc laptop has a Core i5-10300H quad-core processor (Comet Lake) on board that has a TDP of 45 watts. The CPU operates at a base speed of 2.5 GHz. Via Turbo, the clock speed can be increased to 4.2 GHz (four cores) or 4.5 GHz (one core). Hyper-Threading (two threads can be processed per core) is supported.

The processor briefly runs the multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks at 4.2 GHz. The clock rate then drops to 3.8 to 3.9 GHz. The single-thread tests are run at 4.2 to 4.5 GHz. Moreover, on battery power, the clock speeds are 2.8 to 3.5 GHz (multithread) and 3.2 to 4.5 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
GPU load
GPU load

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The results drop from the first to the second run and then remain at a quite constant level. Turbo constantly works at a high speed level. 

A glance at the diagram reveals that the GH5 lags a bit behind the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i, which is equipped with the same CPU. A tie can be reached by activating the performance mode within the Nexoc Control Center. The Core i5 then works at maximum quad-core Turbo speeds.

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Nexoc GH5 515IG Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø836 (815.48-892.15)
Nexoc GH5 515IG Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H; Leistungsmodus: Ø901 (896.88-906.74)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø894 (885.9-902.04)
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø741 (732.32-778.15)
Dell G3 3590 Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø740 (702.49-787.7)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø756 (748.04-769.36)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1341 (1313.46-1397.77)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1697 (1664.03-1741.33)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (performance mode)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (performance mode)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
186 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
892 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
117.03 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
189 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼98% 0%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼98%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H (Leistungsmodus)
186 Points ∼98% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼94% -4%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
172 Points ∼91% -8%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
157 Points ∼83% -16%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼77% -22%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1741 (1664.03min - 1741.33max) Points ∼100% +95%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1398 (1313.46min - 1397.77max) Points ∼80% +57%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H (Leistungsmodus)
904 Points ∼52% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
902 Points ∼52% +1%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
892 Points ∼51%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
799 Points ∼46% -10%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
790 Points ∼45% -11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
769 Points ∼44% -14%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
539 Seconds * ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
492 Seconds * ∼91% +9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
345 Seconds * ∼64% +36%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
284 Seconds * ∼53% +47%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
47520 MIPS ∼100% +109%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
36693 MIPS ∼77% +61%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
24322 MIPS ∼51% +7%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
22791 MIPS ∼48%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
4919 MIPS ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
4903 MIPS ∼100% 0%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4584 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4471 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼100% +3%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
462 Points ∼97%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
457 Points ∼96% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
428 Points ∼90% -7%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
422 Points ∼88% -9%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
386 Points ∼81% -16%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
344 Points ∼72% -26%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
3956 Points ∼100% +97%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3224 Points ∼81% +60%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
2155 Points ∼54% +7%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
2013 Points ∼51%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
1864 Points ∼47% -7%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1793 Points ∼45% -11%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1728 Points ∼44% -14%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7453 Points ∼100% +58%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5260 Points ∼71% +11%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
4722 Points ∼63%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
4358 Points ∼58% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3448 Points ∼46% -27%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
1210 Points ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
1205 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1154 Points ∼95% -5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1108 Points ∼92% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
892 Points ∼74% -26%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11.7 fps ∼100% +67%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.27 fps ∼79% +32%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼62% +4%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.01 fps ∼60%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
93.9 s ∼100% +65%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
64.1 s ∼68% +13%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
56.9 s ∼61%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
51.25 s ∼55% -10%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.639 sec * ∼100% -2%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.626 sec * ∼98% -0%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.625 sec * ∼98%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.597 sec * ∼93% +4%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The system works well and smoothly, and the built-in processor offers enough computing power for all common application areas. In addition, the dedicated graphics core makes it possible to play computer games. Good PCMark results are added to this.

Two memory slots are available.
Two memory slots are available.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3971 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4576 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5179 points
PCMark 10 Score
4936 points
Help
PCMark 10 - Score
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5639 Points ∼100% +14%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
4936 Points ∼88%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4892 Points ∼87% -1%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
4798 Points ∼85% -3%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4732 Points ∼84% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
4612 Points ∼82% -7%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3952 Points ∼70% -20%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
5210 Points ∼100% +1%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
5179 Points ∼99%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
5088 Points ∼98% -2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4797 Points ∼92% -7%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4701 Points ∼90% -9%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
3971 Points ∼100%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3917 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
3841 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
3792 Points ∼95% -5%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2832 Points ∼71% -29%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video rendering, high-load Prime95) we couldn't observe any issues with the DPC latencies. The system seems to be suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1422.9 μs * ∼100% -458%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
1000.2 μs * ∼70% -292%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
775 μs * ∼54% -204%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
255 μs * ∼18%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The system drive is a SATA SSD (M.2 2280) from Samsung that provides 500 GB of storage space. Moreover, the transfer rates of the SSD are alright. The SATA standard allows maximum transfer speeds of 600 MB/s. This means that the SSD installed here lags far behind NVMe models.

The choice of a SATA system drive is surprising, but it's not a problem here. The GH5 can be configured very individually within the Nexoc online shop. Various NVMe models are available too.

The laptop comes with two M.2 slots (1x NVMe/SATA, 1x NVMe) that accept SSDs in the 2230, 2242, and 2280 formats. If both slots are equipped with NVMe SSDs, these could form a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array if required. In addition, there's still room for a 2.5-inch storage drive inside the laptop. The mounting frame and SATA slot are available.

Two M.2 SSDs can be installed.
Two M.2 SSDs can be installed.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can be added as well.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can be added as well.
Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 560.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 529.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 329 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 304 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 538.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 517.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 40.88 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 89.58 MB/s
Nexoc GH5 515IG
Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell G3 3590
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
90%
81%
85%
88%
240%
Write 4K
89.58
130
45%
137.5
53%
136.9
53%
94.71
6%
118.3
32%
Read 4K
40.88
44.44
9%
56.96
39%
56.97
39%
38.91
-5%
43.73
7%
Write Seq
517.9
1059
104%
983.8
90%
968.3
87%
1056
104%
2854
451%
Read Seq
538.7
1105
105%
1564
190%
1631
203%
1183
120%
2302
327%
Write 4K Q32T1
304
490.3
61%
237.4
-22%
237
-22%
445.3
46%
418.5
38%
Read 4K Q32T1
329
309.2
-6%
340.7
4%
337.1
2%
477.7
45%
517.1
57%
Write Seq Q32T1
529.3
1053
99%
958.8
81%
962.7
82%
1063
101%
3008
468%
Read Seq Q32T1
560.9
2261
303%
1732
209%
1863
232%
2154
284%
3568
536%
AS SSD
71%
58%
-194%
-2%
82%
269%
Copy Game MB/s
319.64
570.83
79%
866.7
171%
165.88
-48%
104.25
-67%
Copy Program MB/s
283.84
342.48
21%
444.49
57%
108.17
-62%
223.8
-21%
Copy ISO MB/s
500.16
748.62
50%
942.16
88%
215.73
-57%
565.67
13%
Score Total
1198
2365
97%
1717
43%
987
-18%
1077
-10%
2321
94%
5518
361%
Score Write
472
952
102%
992
110%
157
-67%
285
-40%
960
103%
2327
393%
Score Read
471
938
99%
472
0%
575
22%
536
14%
905
92%
2114
349%
Access Time Write *
0.039
0.036
8%
0.047
-21%
0.94
-2310%
0.048
-23%
0.031
21%
0.025
36%
Access Time Read *
0.073
0.061
16%
0.065
11%
0.168
-130%
0.171
-134%
0.064
12%
0.063
14%
4K-64 Write
335.72
748.55
123%
787.44
135%
68.84
-79%
94.12
-72%
730.2
118%
1919.91
472%
4K-64 Read
380
754.86
99%
321.49
-15%
423.96
12%
325.62
-14%
703.37
85%
1779.73
368%
4K Write
87.28
103.28
18%
115.48
32%
69.36
-21%
102.08
17%
123.15
41%
156.09
79%
4K Read
38.93
48.04
23%
48.22
24%
34.01
-13%
48.06
23%
51.52
32%
61.42
58%
Seq Write
495
999.82
102%
888.5
79%
185.96
-62%
890.89
80%
1063.92
115%
2513.46
408%
Seq Read
524.4
1347.52
157%
1019.04
94%
1174.13
124%
1622.78
209%
1503.5
187%
2730.32
421%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
81% / 78%
70% / 66%
-194% / -194%
42% / 30%
85% / 84%
255% / 257%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Nexoc GH5 515IG GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB: Ø558 (500.22-559.87)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B: Ø2244 (1126.12-2282.12)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI: Ø2243 (1313.66-2273.25)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR: Ø3524 (2932.45-3551.11)

Graphics card

The GeForce GTX 1650 graphics core (Turing) is a mid-range GPU. Nvidia specifies a speed level between 1,380 MHz (base) and 1,515 MHz (boost) for this DirectX 12 GPU.

Higher clock rates are feasible if the GPU doesn't reach a defined temperature and/or energy threshold. In this way, we register a maximum of 1,785 MHz, which, however, can only be maintained for a short time. Our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,648 MHz and 1,721 MHz (performance mode), respectively. The GPU is able to access fast GDDR6 graphics memory (4,096 MB).

The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for this GPU. The UHD Graphics 630 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution. Furthermore, activating the performance mode within the Control Center generates a slight increase in graphics performance.

Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
Sky Diver (performance mode)
Sky Diver (performance mode)
Fire Strike (performance mode)
Fire Strike (performance mode)
Time Spy (performance mode)
Time Spy (performance mode)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 06 Standard
36299 points
3DMark 11 Performance
11799 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
27676 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8410 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3552 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
14437 Points ∼100% +16%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
13927 Points ∼96% +12%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
13575 Points ∼94% +9%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
13228 Points ∼92% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
12585 Points ∼87% +1%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
12447 Points ∼86%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
8903 Points ∼62% -28%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
3773 Points ∼100% +12%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
3568 Points ∼95% +6%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
3539 Points ∼94% +5%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile (Leistungsmodus)
3529 Points ∼94% +4%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
3519 Points ∼93% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
3475 Points ∼92% +3%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
3381 Points ∼90%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
2130 Points ∼56% -37%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
10550 Points ∼100% +13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
10209 Points ∼97% +10%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile (Leistungsmodus)
9794 Points ∼93% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
9480 Points ∼90% +2%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
9428 Points ∼89% +1%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
9315 Points ∼88% 0%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
9311 Points ∼88%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
6651 Points ∼63% -29%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
66073 Points ∼100% +2%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
64543 Points ∼98%
Dell G3 3590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
58270 Points ∼88% -10%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
55837 Points ∼85% -13%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
48088 Points ∼73% -25%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
40948 Points ∼62% -37%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
37533 Points ∼57% -42%

Gaming performance

The Nexoc GH5's CPU-GPU combination brings all the games in our database smoothly onto the screen. Full HD resolution and medium to high quality settings can usually be used, and more is possible in some cases.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H
51 (39min) fps ∼100% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
47 fps ∼92% +7%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H (Leistungsmodus)
46 fps ∼90% +5%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
44 fps ∼86%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H
41 fps ∼80% -7%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H
36 (24min) fps ∼71% -18%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H
29 fps ∼57% -34%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
38.5 fps ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H
38.3 (29min) fps ∼99% -1%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H
38.3 (31min) fps ∼99% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
37.4 fps ∼97% -3%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H (Leistungsmodus)
36.3 fps ∼94% -6%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H
36.2 fps ∼94% -6%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H
36.2 fps ∼94% -6%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H
24.3 fps ∼63% -37%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H (Leistungsmodus)
99.4 fps ∼100% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
96.5 fps ∼97% +1%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
95.2 fps ∼96%
Dell G3 3590
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H
85.6 fps ∼86% -10%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H
73.9 fps ∼74% -22%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H
61.4 fps ∼62% -36%
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - 1920x1080 Epic Preset
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H
53.1 (43min) fps ∼100% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
52.1 fps ∼98% +1%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
51.8 fps ∼98%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H
34.5 fps ∼65% -33%
Gears Tactics - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H
49.8 fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
48.3 fps ∼97% +15%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H
47.5 fps ∼95% +13%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H (Leistungsmodus)
45.4 fps ∼91% +8%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
41.9 fps ∼84%
Doom Eternal - 1920x1080 High Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
68.1 fps ∼100% +9%
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
62.6 fps ∼92%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H
fps ∼0% -100%
F1 2020 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Nexoc GH5 515IG
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
57 (46min - 66max) fps ∼100%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant even over a prolonged period of time, we let the game The Witcher 3 run for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character embodied by the player is not moved during this whole period. A drop in frame rates wasn't found.

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Nexoc GH5 515IG GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung SSD 860 Evo 512GB: Ø34.1 (31-36)
Nexoc GH5 515IG GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H; Leistungsmodus: Ø38.6 (35-41)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B: Ø35.1 (30-38)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, R5 3550H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8: Ø23 (21-25)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, R5 4600H, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI: Ø38.9 (36-41)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR: Ø38.5 (34-41)
GPU measurements during our The Witcher 3 test
GPU measurements during our The Witcher 3 test
GPU measurements during our The Witcher 3 test (performance mode)
GPU measurements during our The Witcher 3 test (performance mode)
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 332.4 250.2 226.1 95.2 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 187.9 118.4 67.2 38.5 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 115 61 51 44 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 97.5 61.5 51.1 43.3 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 78.3 61.1 51.8 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 148.6 81.4 62.6 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 230.8 89.7 61 41.9 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 182 104 81 57 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 104.9 62.8 57.3 56.5 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 95 54 45 34 fps

Emissions - The Nexoc laptop produces a lot of noise under load

Noise emissions

In idle usage, the two fans hold back to a large extent and produce a quiet noise. Occasionally, they're even completely quiet, and silence prevails. The fans really turn up under load, though. As a result, we register a sound pressure level of 52 dB(A) even in the medium load range. During the stress test and our The Witcher 3 test, the values are 53 dB(A) and 48 dB(A), respectively. Without a headset, gaming is no fun here.

For an overall lower noise level, it's necessary to switch to silent mode within the Control Center. However, this is at the expense of performance.

Noise Level

Idle
25 / 31 / 33 dB(A)
Load
53 / 53 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.239.140.940.939.72532.137.43737.434.83132.631.433.632.836.5403236.535.334.541.85030.832.729.53357.46324.528.222.825.638.48031.123.621.823.133.210023.126.524.125.726.91252824.721.12230.21602723.322.220.931.82003023.62422.33125030.225.123.421.232.231535.924.921.520.133.840033.722.318.716.433.650036.421.81913.336.463040.224.622.312.242.180041.223.720.81141.1100042.125.122.910.742.4125042.623.921.211.542.8160041.722.418.411.542200041.621.517.612.541.8250043.220.117.812.442.8315043.318.11512.243400041.916.614.412.441.7500038.614.513.112.538.2630033.513.51312.633.4800030.713.61312.930.6100002713.112.812.626.81250022.713.612.712.4221600020.213.212.411.819.1SPL52.833.130.525.352.8N8.21.81.30.78.6median 35.9median 22.3median 18.7median 12.5median 33.8Delta6.74.64.22.86.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseNexoc GH5 515IG
Nexoc GH5 515IG
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
R7 3750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Dell G3 3590
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0002ng
R5 3550H, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile