Acer Triton 500 Gaming Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!

The Acer Triton 500 is a thin and powerful
gaming laptop, but how well does it perform in games? I’ll be testing out 20 games at
all setting levels to show you how well it performs, and also compare it against other
gaming laptops afterwards 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 an Intel i7-8750H CPU, Nvidia RTX
2060 graphics, and 16gb of memory running in dual channel. The Triton 500 is also available
with some different specs, for instance the higher tier GPU models come with G-Sync. You
can find examples and updated prices linked in the description. The Triton 500 allows you to enable turbo
mode by pressing the button above the keyboard, and basically this boosts the fan speed and
raises the GPU power limit from 80 watts to 90 watts. I didn’t find turbo mode to perform
any overclocking, however by default the GPU memory was always overclocked by 120MHz. With
the latest version 1.06 BIOS I also found the CPU was undervolted by -0.1v, so due to
these changes I’m expecting some decent 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 full review. Let’s start out by going through all 20 games at all setting
levels, then afterwards we’ll see how the Triton 500 compares with some other laptops
and see how it stacks up. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode,
and I’ve got the results with RTX off in purple and RTX on in green. It was mostly
playable with RTX on at high settings, but generally in a game like this you’ll want
to preference higher frame rates. Personally instead of RTX I’d rather use ultra settings
with RTX off, which in my opinion looks better than RTX on at lower settings while still
giving decent FPS. 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, with over 100 FPS averages still reached at ultra settings. 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 playing fine even with all settings at maximum, but it was possible
to boost average FPS by 36% at minimum settings. The Division 2 was tested with the built in
benchmark. From what I’ve seen so far ultra settings always seems to have much lower 1%
low results compared to average FPS. Just for a quick comparison, the Lenovo Y540 with
1660 Ti saw a similar 1% low, however the Triton 500 with 2060 reached 13% higher average
FPS. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, and the results here are again decent at higher settings, but we’ll
see how this game compares with other machines soon. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built
in benchmark. This game seems to be fairly CPU heavy, so the results aren’t really
too different when compared to other machines with lower or higher tier graphics. 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. I’m expecting the CPU undervolt to
improve performance. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and at max settings it was running very well, only just below 100 FPS for the 1% low at
maximum epic settings, with even higher possible at lower settings if needed. Overwatch is another well optimized game and
was tested in the practice range, again great performance, only just below the 300 FPS frame
cap at low, while epic settings was still very smooth with over 100 FPS even for the
1% low. 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. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark,
and as is pretty much always the case high FPS from this test, and in line with most
other laptops I’ve tested, given it depends more on the CPU and most machines I’ve tested
have the same CPU that’s expected. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark. Even with maximum ultra settings we’re getting well above 100 FPS for the
1% low on a 100% render scale, so great performance once more. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
and the results were quite good for this test, but realistically not all that different from
a lower specced machine at the lower setting levels, and we’re basically getting similar
performance between very low and high settings. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with
the built in benchmark and seems to be a CPU heavy test. At ultra high settings the 1%
low wasn’t too different compared to the thermally throttled Dell G5 I’ve tested
in the past with same 2060 graphics, though averages were higher. Performance at lower
settings was below the ASUS Scar II with 2060 I recently tested too. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane
with an average amount of action going on, and the results were quite good here, noticeably
above other 2060 machines I’ve tested both in terms of 1% low and average FPS by a fair
amount. I suspect this is due to the CPU undervolt though, this game doesn’t really care about
high end graphics. Watch Dogs 2 uses a lot of resources, however
60 FPS averages at ultra settings is quite a good result, considering I can play it just
fine with a consistent 30 FPS, so no noticeable issues for me while playing even at max settings. Ghost Recon 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, and we’re a bit behind here, however still quite decent
frame rates at lower setting levels. The Witcher 3 was playing fine with ultra
settings, while the 1% low is a fair bit behind the average it’s not that bad, and again
still a fair bit better compared to other 2060 laptops tested, with much higher possible
at lower settings. DOOM was tested using Vulkan, and is a game
that pretty much always runs quite well on modern hardware, so with our powerful specs
here we’re getting great performance. Ultra settings was playing perfectly smoothly, with
over 100 for the 1% low. Strange Brigade was another game that was
tested with Vulkan but was tested with the built in benchmark, and is another test that
always provides high frame rates, with ultra settings still reaching over 100 FPS with
fairly high 1% lows compared to averages which seems standard for this test. Let’s also take a look at how this config
of the Acer Triton 500 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 Triton 500
highlighted in red near similarly specced machines. In this game it’s easily outperforming
the other two RTX 2060 machines that I’ve got here, the Dell G5 which is lower due to
thermal throttling, and ASUS Scar II. The 1% low result is significantly higher, most
likely due to the default CPU undervolt that’s in place on the Triton 500 with latest BIOS. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with
ultra settings in the built in benchmark. There’s less of a difference now, as this
seems to be more of a CPU driven test and for the most part these machines have similar
CPUs. With that said though the results from the Triton 500 are still above the other RTX
2060 machines shown here, though realistically not by much. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb
raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings. Again the Triton 500 is ahead of
the other RTX 2060 machines covered, most likely due to the modifications Acer are doing
to the machine, including higher GPU memory speed, higher GPU power limit, and a CPU undervolt
by default with the latest BIOS. Overall the Acer Triton 500 is performing
quite well considering the specs that it’s got, as we’ve seen it’s often outperforming
other machines tested with similar hardware inside. In most cases you could of course
further improve those other machines by manually making similar changes yourself, but it’s
still nice to see Acer doing these performance improvements by default, which will greatly
benefit those just buying a laptop and using it with out of the box settings. Believe it
or not the majority of users don’t tweak their machines. In the next video we’ll check out thermal
performance, as a thinner machine with powerful specs it will be interesting to see how well
it does there. Let me know what you thought of the gaming
performance from the Acer Triton 500 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.


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