Ryzen 9 4900HS In Gaming? ASUS Zephyrus G15 Benchmarked!
Ive, also compared it against other laptops, so that you can see the differences and decide if the G15 is a laptop. You should consider buying.. All testing was done with manual mode enabled, which basically maxes out the fan, speed and applies the following: GPU overclock to the 2060 Max Q. Well start out by testing the Zephyrus G15 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, however, the 1 lows were fairly low. At ultra., Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested using the games built in benchmark tool and as another resource heavy game frame rates are lower at higher settings. Here too, with medium needed to get to 60 FPS. Watch Dogs. Legion was also tested with the games benchmark., I was getting low, VRAM warnings at ultra settings, which is why the frame rate was a fair bit lower than the other levels. Very high was quite usable, though I dont think this needs a super high frame rate to play.. Speaking of not needing a super high frame rate Assassins, Creed Valhalla was only reaching 60 FPS at the low setting preset, though medium settings werent too far off but again, while nice, a solid 60 isnt really required to have a good time.
Death. Stranding wasnt running all that differently between the different setting levels and still playing well even with the very high setting preset. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode again still playing ok with max settings around 70 FPS with ultra while the low preset was able to push This past 100. Ill compare the G15 with some other laptops in this game. Soon. Control was tested without ray tracing in the purple bars with ray tracing in the green bars, which is much worse, comparatively, which shouldnt be a surprise with a 65 watt 2060, then with ray tracing plus DLSS in the red bars, which was still very playable. While looking good. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark still able to pass 60 FPS at the highest setting preset while lowest, could push this above 100 FPS.. This is another game Ill use to compare with other laptops. Soon. Apex Legends was tested in the latest Season 7, but with my usual map spot all settings maxed out was close to 100 FPS and playing. Well, though, minimum would make a bit better use of the 240Hz screen, though realistically 144Hz would probably have still been fine.. Call of Duty, Modern Warfare was tested in campaign mode with either max or min settings as well, due to a lack of built in presets. Max was still above 60 FPS, but not quite as much of a boost going down to minimum settings in this one.
Fortnite Was tested with the replay feature, no problems running with the highest epic setting preset as this game doesnt need much to run. Even low settings was making good use of the 240Hz panel. CSGO was tested with the ulletical FPS benchmark, not too much change between the different setting, presets and still above 200 FPS maxed out, while low settings just pushes the frame rate above the screens refresh rate. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane, with bots again great frame rates and not too different when compared to other lower specced and cheaper machines.. Overwatch was tested running through the practice range, medium and below settings, scored average FPS above the screens refresh rate, but either way there are still zero issues playing at max settings. 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 still 144 FPS, even at ultra. 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 even at 60 FPS with the high preset, however, going down just one level further to medium reaches 60, even for the 1 low.
, The Witcher 3 was playable with ultra settings, though high settings still looks Great, while offering 1 low performance thats above even the average FPS that I was seeing with ultra settings. F1 2020 was tested with the games benchmark tool. Like the last couple of games. Lowering just one setting preset can make a fairly big difference with high settings surpassing 100 FPS. 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 G15 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 G15 is highlighted in red. Its not doing as well as I thought, coming in around 6 FPS behind the Smaller G14, with the same CPU and GPU. Its being beaten by any non Max Q 1660 Ti because those run with a higher 80 watt power limit. So it doesnt matter much that weve got RTX 2060 graphics here, as the power limit is more important in games at least outside of ray tracing granted. I wouldnt have high hopes in ray tracing from a 1st gen 65 watt option anyway.. These are the results from Far Cry 5, with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.
. The G15 moved up one level here, as this game depends more on the processor and the 4900HS can offer some nice performance, but that said its still a little behind the G14. With same key specs and also beaten by those higher wattage 1660 Ti laptops above it. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested with the games benchmark tool with the highest setting preset., The G15 is still able to pass 60 FPS, but now its 10 FPS below The G14, which was hitting a 16 higher average frame rate.. This is likely down to thermal throttling, as the G15 ran hotter than the G14, despite being larger, but Ill go into more depth on thermals in the upcoming full review. Video so make sure youre subscribed for that.. My G15 is equipped with a 15.6 1080p 240Hz panel and the ASUS Armoury Crate software gives us the option to enable or disable panel overdrive which affects screen response. Time. With overdrive, disabled were looking at a little over 7ms for average grey to grey response time. Theres a link in the video description. If you need an explanation on what all of these numbers mean., Usually with overdrive, enabled there are nice improvements to response time, but that wasnt the case here.. The average was now 6.5ms. So around point six milliseconds quicker with it enabled granted I wasnt seeing any obvious overshoot or undershoot, which is usually a side effect of overdrive.. The response time looks decent when compared to others, and it would be great for a 144Hz panel but for 240Hz were after 4.
16ms for transitions to occur within the refresh window, so a little behind granted at the same time, Ive, never measured any 240Hz laptop panel under 5Ms., The main issue I have is that the screen is generally overkill for the specs, as we saw the 2060 Max Q isnt exactly a power house, youll only really take advantage of it in esports titles, though I guess to be fair. Thats generally, the case with 240Hz, regardless of other specs. Gaming performance, was ok but yeah, interesting that the smaller Zephyrus G14, with the same specs, was generally ahead.. The G14 is currently on sale for less than the G15 too, so the G15 doesnt appear to be offering too much outside of better screen, but Ill cover this in depth in the upcoming full review.