ASUS Zephyrus M15 (GU502) + Liquid Metal Tested In Games
Ive, also compared it against other laptops, so that you can see the differences and decide if the M15 is a laptop. You should consider buying.. This video is sponsored by Ridge Wallet. You probably never thought you’d ask for a wallet for Christmas, but this is one you’ll want under your tree. It’s light sleek and can hold up to 12 cards, plus cash in over 30 different styles., Whether it’s a gift for yourself or someone else, it’s hard to Go wrong with something built: right. Ridge also offer the Commuter backpack with a padded shock resistant, laptop compartment for carrying your tech.. You can get 10 off with free, worldwide shipping and returns by going to ridge.comjarrod. The link is in the description.. All testing was done with manual mode enabled, which basically maxes out the fan, speed and applies the following: GPU overclock. I havent tested with undervolting as its not a default option available through Windows and is locked to software like Intel, XTU or Throttlestop. However, you can undervolt in the BIOS. Ill test that out in the upcoming full review, video so make sure youre subscribed for that. Well start out by testing the Zephyrus M15 in 20 games then afterwards Ill compare it with other laptops and check out screen response. Time. Microsoft, flight simulator was tested in the Sydney landing challenge., Even the lowest setting preset wasnt able to deliver 60 FPS in this one, but thats not required here to play the game.
Fine, I thought it was running well enough with high settings. Ultra was a bit choppy as seen in the 1 low. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested using the games built in benchmark tool and as another resource heavy game were not seeing high frame rates at ultra settings, which is fine. High settings, were still able to hit 60 FPS, which is great, and we could improve this a little with lower levels. Watch Dogs Legion, was also tested. With the games benchmark., I was getting low, VRAM warnings at ultra settings, which explains why the frame rate was half the amount seen just one setting level lower granted. It still looks great at very high settings anyway, so 60 FPS will be decent.. This is my first time testing the new Assassins, Creed, Valhalla and Ive done it. Using the games provided benchmark tool., The M15 was still able to hit 60 FPS with the highest ultra high setting preset, while just over 100 FPS was possible with low settings. Death. Stranding wasnt running all that differently between the different setting levels. The 1 lows in particular were quite close together too, so its probably not really going to matter all that, much which preset level you go. With. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode and the highest ultra. Setting preset was playing fine at around 80 FPS, while medium was needed to surpass 100 FPS. Ill use this game to compare the M15 performance against some other laptops.
Shortly. Control was tested without any ray tracing as weve got GTX graphics, here.. I thought high settings were still playable, as I think this game still plays well without necessarily hitting 60 FPS granted medium and even low settings. Look alright to me in this one anyway. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and the Zephyrus M15 was able to give me a new record for best result from laptop GTX 1660 Ti graphics in this test. Well check out how other laptops compare in this title: soon. Apex Legends was tested in Season 7 with the new Olympus map, so results are unfortunately not directly comparable to any of my previous Apex testing due to the map change.. In any case, it was still above 100 FPS with big gains possible at lower setting levels, meaning it played well. Call of Duty. Modern Warfare was tested in campaign mode with either max or min settings for the same reason.. It was playing fine at max settings which was still easily above 60 FPS. In my test, though, there were less gains using minimum settings compared to Apex before it. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature it doesnt need much to run so above 100 FPS, even with the highest epic setting preset isnt too surprising. High settings may offer a better Option for the 144Hz screen, while lower levels could be good if you get it with the 240Hz option. CSGO was tested with the ulletical FPS benchmark theres, hardly much difference at all between the different presets here and its unfortunate that the M15 doesnt give us the option Of disabling optimus, as that probably would have boosted us above 300 FPS, but I guess high 200s is fine.
Too. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane with bots its performing similarly to laptops with higher specs. As this one runs fine on. Basically anything so lets. Continue. Overwatch was tested running through the practice range. The 300 FPS frame cap wasnt being hit at low settings, but regardless even maxed out, the 1 low is still above 100 FPS. So its going to play well. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark using Vulkan, as is typically the case theres. No real difference between most of the higher setting presets. Even worst case were on about 100 FPS for the 1 low. So no issues, here. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so dont take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game its more of a worst case that can be compared against my other data. Borderlands. 3 was tested using the games built in benchmark. This is a resource heavy test too, which is why were not quite able to hit 60 FPS at max settings, though the high preset was still capable of this, then the frame rate rises significantly comparatively going down another level to medium.. The Witcher 3 was playing fine, even with ultra settings, still above 60 for the 1 low, though it was possible to boost average FPS by around 40 simply by stepping down to high settings without too much loss to visual quality.
In my opinion., F1 2020 was tested with the games benchmark tool, and the outcome is similar in that max settings was just below 100 FPS, but that there was also a larger performance boost simply by lowering one setting preset, which moves us closer to 120 FPS, while Ultra low was at 140. Far Cry. New Dawn was also tested with the games benchmark, not quite 100 FPS at the lowest setting level, but still reasonable results and above the 60 FPS sweet spot, even with ultra settings.. Now lets take a look at how the Zephyrus M15 compares against other laptops use. These results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. Ive tested, Battlefield 5 in campaign mode at ultra settings and the M15 is highlighted in red.. The results here are looking good. The highest average FPS Ive ever had from a GTX 1660 Ti laptop though the 1 lows were behind many of the alternatives, with the same GPU just below it on the graph, but a decent result. Regardless.. These are the results from Far Cry 5, with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.. The M15 moves up a couple of positions: now. This test depends more on CPU power and, as youll see in the upcoming full review video its certainly able to deliver some nice processor performance. So this makes sense. Its not quite doing as well as the 9th gen Helios 300, just above it probably due to the default undervolt out of the box.
That applies, but we could always undervolt the M15 to close the gap. Shadow of the Tomb. Raider was also tested with the games benchmark tool with the highest setting preset.. The M15 is doing great here same average FPS as the higher 90 watt RTX 2060 in the TUF A15, even better than the 110 watt 2060 in the RP 15, though it cant quite catch. The 115 watt 2060 in the MSI GL65 one spot above it.. Still, though, an excellent result from a GTX 1660 Ti based machine and my new best 1660 Ti result recorded in this game.. Although Ive run all game benchmarks at 1080p, my M15 actually has a 4K panel, but its available with both.. The 1080p config is probably a much more common pick for gamers and its available with 144Hz and 240Hz options.. Although unfortunate that Ive got the 4K model, Ive still tested the screen response time and I got just under 17ms average grey to grey response time. Theres a link in the description – if you need an explanation on these numbers. When compared to others its not too terrible, there are definitely worse gaming laptop panels out there, but yeah. I would hope the 1080p panel is better than this, but I cant say without having it to test.. Gaming performance with the Zephyrus M15 is looking great, probably in part due to the GPU overclock applied automatically in turbo and manual modes, but also due to the good CPU performance which may in part be due to the liquid metal.
Asus are using, but again Ill have more on that in the upcoming review.