Just quickly before we jump into the benchmark results Ill cover off the specs in my unit. Theres, an Intel i7 8750H CPU Nvidia GTX 1060, graphics and 16GB of memory running at DDR4 2666 in dual channel., The Zephyrus S is also available with GTX 1070 Max Q. Graphics, so expect better performance with that model.. Its also got a 144Hz screen so well see how well the GTX 1060 does at making use of that in the benchmarks.. I was running Windows 10, with these Nvidia drivers and with ASUSs Turbo mode enabled., Turbo mode boosts. The fan. Speeds raises the CPU TDP to 45 watts and slightly overclocks the graphics to increase gaming performance, so lets see how well it runs. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature and even at epic settings it was still playing perfectly fine able to average 80 FPS with 60. For the 1 low and then well over 100 FPS at the lower setting, levels. Overwatch was tested playing in the practice range and again easily playable at epic settings with over 100 FPS possible here. So it was playing quite smoothly with a 1 low still above 60 FPS and over 200 FPS averages were possible at low settings. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode and not in multiplayer mode as its easier to consistently reproduce the test run.. It played well enough at ultra settings almost able to average 60 FPS, but I thought that it played best with medium settings or below.

. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and this test was able to average just under 60 FPS at medium settings and then in the high 80s, with the lowest setting. Preset. PUBG was tested using the replay feature, and although this is a less optimized game, it was still quite playable with ultra settings. Although for this type of game, higher FPS will be an advantage, which is why I always end up playing with very low settings. Anyway. CSGO was tested using the Ulletical benchmark and with all settings maxed out, the test was still averaging above 100 FPS and just able to hit 200 FPS with all settings at minimum. Rainbow. Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark, and this test always results in high frame rates with modern hardware.. Even at ultra settings were getting 130 FPS averages with over 180 possible at low settings.. Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in benchmark and alright results for this test. Still above 60, FPS averages, even at ultra settings here with above 80, seen at low settings. Assassins. Creed, Odyssey was another that was tested with the built in benchmark and although the frame rates are lower at the higher settings, I dont think this game needs a high frame rate to play and still works. Alright, at around high settings. Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive replay, so this should be a worst case scenario.

These results are not the same as actually playing the game, which would result in higher performance.. I did play a quick game with ultra settings. Just for comparison – and it was averaging around 110 FPS with not much going on. Watch. Dogs 2 is a demanding game, but it doesnt need a high frame rate to play.. As long as I get over 30 FPS, it plays fine, so it was perfectly playable at ultra settings, although I dont think you visually get much extra after high settings. Anyway. Ghost Recon is another demanding game and was tested using the built in benchmark and were seeing. Alright frame rates for this game at very high and below with 60 FPS averages possible with high settings in this test.. The Witcher 3 played alright with ultra settings still able to average 60 FPS, but it did feel noticeably better at high settings and still looked great with medium settings and below getting us above 100 FPS averages. DOOM was tested using Vulkan and, as is usually the case In this game it played perfectly smoothly even at ultra settings, almost averaging 100 FPS maxed out in my test. Shadow of war was tested with the built in benchmark, and the results here seem pretty good, almost 60 FPS at very high settings, and although this game doesnt Need a massively high frame rate still above 100 FPS at low settings., All of the games tested were easily playable with good settings and decent frame rates thanks to the i7 8750H GTX 1060 and dual channel memory combination.

. Despite being a couple of years old, now, 1060 graphics are still a great option for 1080p gaming with decent settings, though, if youre after more power, the Zephyrus S is also available with the GTX 1070 Max Q, as well. Also expect slightly lower results. If youre running the laptop in the default balanced profile, I used the built in turbo profile, given you can very easily enable it with the built in software and figured while gaming, its likely, you would want to use this mode for best performance.. I havent yet tested undervolting or manual overclocking, as this will vary between laptops based on the hardware but Ill cover those in future videos, along with detailed temperature testing. This is just how the laptop performs out of the box in a number of different games, as this is likely how most people will probably end up using it. But dont worry, though Ill definitely cover the more advanced stuff too.. So how do you guys think the ASUS Zephyrus S gaming laptop did in these games As weve seen? The GTX 1060 is still a great choice for 1080p gaming with decent settings and were able to get pretty nice performance for such a thin laptop.. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and dont forget to subscribe for the full review of the ASUS Zephyrus S, gaming laptop as well as future tech.