Acer Nitro 5 (2019) Gaming Laptop Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!


The Acer Nitro 5 is a popular gaming laptop
as it’s available with some decent specs, so just how well does it perform in games?
I’ve tested 20 games at all setting levels to show you how it runs, and we’ll also
compare it against other gaming laptops to show you the differences. Just quickly before we jump into the benchmark
results I’ll cover off the specs in my unit. I’ve got the highest specced option, so
there’s an Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics, and 16gb of memory running
in dual channel. The Nitro 5 is also available with different specs, so expect different
results with different configurations. You can find examples and updated prices linked
in the description. The Nitro Sense software only allows us to
boost fan speed, there’s nothing to change to otherwise boost performance. We’ll only be covering gaming performance
in this video, so if you’re new to the channel, you’ll definitely want to get subscribed for
the upcoming thermal testing and full review. Let’s start out by going through all 20
games at all setting levels, then afterwards we’ll see how the Acer Nitro 5 compares
with some other laptops. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode,
and it was playing well at ultra settings, still above 60 FPS even for the 1% low result,
with much higher average frame rates possible at lower settings, but we’ll see how this
game compares with other laptops soon. Battlefield 1 was also tested in campaign
mode, and like always it’s running well and performing better than the newer Battlefield
5 just shown, over 100 FPS averages at max settings, though I found the 1% low results
inconsistent. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings
at maximum, or all settings on the lowest possible values, as it doesn’t have predefined
setting presets. It was playable at max settings, but we could boost average FPS by 46% at minimum
settings. An Nvidia driver update came out while I was in the middle of testing that
improves performance of this game though. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested
with the built in benchmark, and even at maximum settings we’re still able to average 70
FPS, which is a fair result for these specs, and we’ll see how this game stacks up against
other laptops soon. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built
in benchmark, there’s not really much to note except the 1% low and average at ultra
settings were a little lower than expected for this level of hardware, around 10 FPS
lower for 1% low than the Lenovo Y540 with same specs for instance. Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in
benchmark, and the results were ahead of the newer Far Cry New Dawn just covered, and we’ll
see how this one compares to some other laptops later. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and even maxed out at epic settings we’re still able to average above 100 FPS, so it’s
still playing well without compromise, with well above 200 FPS reached at lower settings. Overwatch is another well optimized game and
was tested in the practice range, again great performance, even maxed out at epic settings
the 1% low was easily surpassing 100 FPS, absolutely no issues at all running this game. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark,
and as is pretty much always the case high FPS from this test. The results aren’t too
different from other machines I’ve recently tested with similar specs, above 200 FPS even
with all settings maxed out seems to be a fair result. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark. Even with maximum ultra settings we’re still close to 100 FPS even for the
1% low with a 100% render scale, so again high frame rates without any issues here. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in
benchmark, most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so don’t take
these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game, it’s
more of a worst case but does let you perform the same test to compare against. The Division 2 was also tested with the built
in benchmark. This test was still able to average around 60 FPS, and unlike other machines
I’ve tested the 1% low wasn’t too far behind, however I think a recent Nvidia driver
boosted performance of this game so it’s hard to compare with my past results. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
and while ultra settings were a little lower than most other laptops I test, the rest of
the results are quite high. I’ve noticed this change over the last few machines I’ve
tested, so I’m not sure if it was an update to the game that resulted in higher FPS at
lower settings. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with
the built in benchmark and seems to be a CPU heavy test, so as a result the frame rates
aren’t that different from others I’ve tested. When I compare with the Y540 with
same specs the averages here are a little ahead while 1% lows are a little behind, but
it varies, either way quite close for the most part. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane
with an average amount of action going on, and the results were quite good here, with
above 200 FPS at low settings and still around 170 at ultra without any issues that I was
able to notice. Watch Dogs 2 uses a lot of resources, however
I can play it just fine with a stable 30 FPS, and as we’re seeing higher than this even
for the 1% low at ultra settings it was playing just fine for me regardless of setting level. Ghost Recon Wildlands is another resource
intensive game and was tested with the built in benchmark. Generally we need quite powerful
laptops to hit 60 FPS in this test at ultra, but we’re still able to hit this with very
high settings without issue. The Witcher 3 was playable at ultra settings,
it still played quite well, the 1% low wasn’t too far behind the 60 FPS sweet spot, while
high settings and below took us to over 100 FPS for the averages. DOOM was tested using Vulkan, and is a game
that pretty much always runs quite well on modern hardware. Even with ultra settings
I was getting 140 FPS averages with easily over 100 for the 1% low, absolutely no issues
here at all. Strange Brigade was another game that was
tested with Vulkan but was tested with the built in benchmark, and is another test that
generally sees high frame rates, though like Apex the recent Nvidia driver update apparently
boosts this game up further, but I have not tested that here. Let’s also take a look at how this config
of the Acer Nitro 5 compares with other laptops to see how it stacks up, use these results
as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield 5 I’ve got the Nitro 5 highlighted
in red near similarly specced machines. It’s right in line with the Lenovo Y540 with same
specs, but behind Acer’s own Helios 300 due to the modifications that has out of the
box, while include CPU undervolt, boosted CPU power limit and GPU overclock. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with
ultra settings in the built in benchmark. Again the results are quite close to the Y540,
just a couple of FPS behind. As a CPU heavy test it seems to just be ahead of the ASUS
Scar II with RTX 2060, my guess is due to the 9th gen CPU in the Nitro 5, however the
Helios 300 is still ahead with same specs, again due to those customizations Acer give
it out of the box. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb
raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings. This time the Nitro 5 was coming
out ahead of the Y540 with same specs, and was performing the same as the Scar II with
RTX 2060. It’s only just a few FPS behind the Helios 300 with same specs in this test,
so a pretty good result comparatively. Overall the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is
performing pretty well here, the i7-9750H and GTX 1660 Ti make for a great combination
and can play pretty much any modern game even with higher settings. It’s not without its
issues though, as you’ll see in the upcoming thermal testing video, if I leave the fans
at auto speed instead of boosting them there was some thermal throttling taking place that
lowers performance, but I’ll cover that in detail in the next Nitro 5 video. Let me know what you thought of the gaming
performance from the new 2019 config of the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop down in the comments,
and if you’re new to the channel you’ll definitely want to get subscribed for the
full review to see everything this machine has to offer.

100 thoughts on “Acer Nitro 5 (2019) Gaming Laptop Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!

  1. It is available is India too on Amazon but price is not cheaper than Helios 300 i7 2019. Indians are not showing much interest in it. It's been almost 1 month since got available on Amazon but there is not even a single review for i7 + 1660ti

  2. Please add a racing game to these tests in the future. Games like the new Need For Speed 2019, Forza Horizon, The Crew 2 are good options to test. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for testing, im probally gonna play overwatch and rainbow six on it. This is awesome. Im kinda young so i’m not into paying thousainds of dollars. So yeah, once i get enough money im gonna buy this.

  4. Ima get he i5 gtx 1050

    Will it be able to play games like Minecraft, roblox, and terratech a game that is fun for me. But people with good pc say it lags their pc sometimes. So I was hoping you can test for games that are kinda unstable and require good graphics and cpu, the game has lots of physics.

  5. I play on an Xbox one x. I've only ever seen close to 60fps on Witcher 3 performance mode.
    Wtf does 200 fps even look like

  6. Thank you for this information. I've never had a computer, let alone one to game on, I've only ever used an Xbox. Would you recommend this for being able to run games smoothly, be able to mod them, and all around be a good purchase? If not do you have anything you would recommend? Thanks

  7. Umm😐🤔

    If the screen is 60hz… Whats the point of having 70+fps??? Besides connecting it to a 240hz screen or whatever.

    Or am i missing something???
    (Im new to computers. I figured that 60hz = 60fps. So if the screen can only go up to 60hz that means that even if a game can show 180fps that your eyes will only see 60fps. Because the screen is 60hz. Am i correct???)

  8. So: the system i want is
    256 GB Ssd And 1 TB HDD
    8Gb Of Ram (ddr4) ofc
    Intel Core i5 9300F
    GTX 1050 TI
    So Thats Basically It
    Unluckily It Does Not Ship To Lebanon 🇱🇧 ::(

  9. Ok so dummy question and I hope you guys can answer for me. It's playing these high end games well. So I can assume it'll run the games I want just as good if not better.

    My question is, I solely want a gaming computer for SWTOR and WOW. And maybe other mmorpgs I find online. I'm 100% console gamer but love MMOs! Sadly the laptop I play one has to use low settings, would this laptop be able to play wow and SWTOR on max with ease? I literally only want it for those games. Any other AAA titles I'll get one PS4 or Xbox. Just want advice on MMOs

  10. I have this Laptop but i cant get Fps over 100. My fps are at 50-60 at epic and high quality. Please help!!!. I put unlimited in the settings even. 🙁

  11. Would this be a good gaming laptop to start out with? Or is there a better one? I mostly I want it to play overwatch and some other games

  12. Honestly Nitro 5 isa a beast !!! I LIKE IT IN 1MONTH OF USE FOR SCHOOL AND GAMING JUST MORE IMPROVEMENT ON THE COOLING SYSTEM!!! AGAIN

    I BOUGHT MINE IN PHILIPPINES PHP 65,999

    INTEL I7 9TH GEN
    4GB OF RAM I ADDED 8GB OF RAM =12 THE GAME IS VERY SMOOTH

    GTX 1650

  13. Man…the f happened with metro exodus..great game but stiff controls. Makes my ps4 sound like a jet, don't even want to know what sounds in a pc 😅😂

  14. Nice video, you're the best laptop YouTuber! How much frames (or at least do you think) does the machine get when running Minecraft with shaders?

  15. Are these games really benchmarks though ?. I mean FPshooter games are high graphic shells over simple game design. ARMA 3 ,and DCS world,and such are graphically insane and the detail of the modules and AI are complicated and have depth.

  16. How the hell are you getting 100+ FPS on overwatch??? I bought one because I heard it ran overwatch ok, but even with everything set to high performance and everything on low I barely hit 30 fps!

  17. All I wanna do is play Sims 3 & 4. Do you think the 2019 version of this laptop is good for those games? This spec ver on BestBuy – https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-nitro-5-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-ssd-black/6344387.p?skuId=6344387

  18. Acer NITRO 5 Core i7 9th Gen – (8 GB/2 TB HDD/256 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics/NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Ti) AN515-54-74JY Gaming Laptop
    http://dl.flipkart.com/dl/acer-nitro-5-core-i7-9th-gen-8-gb-2-tb-hdd-256-gb-ssd-windows-10-home-6-graphics-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-an515-54-74jy-gaming-laptop/p/itmc61472f18bf86?pid=COMFHNY8R7XX2RVJ&cmpid=product.share.pp
    Does the acer nitro on above link have 144 hz refresh rate, they never mentioned it .

  19. Is it worth buying the most expensive one? I have no clue about graphic cards or any kind of that so im just curious if the most expensive one has a better performance than the other versions

  20. WARNING DO NOT GET THE ACER NITRO 5 IT IS ONE OF THE WORST LAPTOPS EVER

    proof: I had to repair this laptop more than 7 times already and I wasted over 1000 dolars doing so this laptop only will last 8 days every single time and the keybinds would get damaged automatically or the track pad would burn out I don't know how this is happening but I only am using it 2 hours a day
    Although the laptop is fast for it's cheap advertisment your wasting your money it's like a temporary laptop and every time you buy one it only is lasting 8 days even if you take the best care of it
    I'm sueing acer

  21. Hey Jarrod, could you count in Warframe, a free to play game into your tests as well? I'd really appreciate that. Cheers mate 😎

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