Take a look at the beauty that Acer sent us to test, the Acer Nitro 5 laptop. There are several models in the Nitro 5 series, and this one, the AN515-44-R4KA, was the latest to come out.
We have three great novelties in this model.
- The processor. It is a very powerful octa-core from AMD, the Ryzen 7 4800H, with 8 cores and 16 threads.
- The storage. It has a blazing fast 512GB NVME SSD. The laptop powers up in a snap and games spend very little time loading screens.
- Untill there. Inside, there’s practically a built-in gamer monitor. Full HD, 144Hz refresh rate, IPS-type panel, and very little ghosting.
But this laptop is not perfect. Our model only has 8 Go RAMsingle channel operation. Your video card isn’t great either, GTX 1650 4Goentry-level model of the previous generation from Nvidia. Will that 8GB of RAM hold up with the rest of the PC? And how far can you go with a GTX 1650 these days? That’s what we’ll find out in testing!
Acer Nitro 5
Before gaming, are we going to see it running as a workstation? In the synthetic benchmark cinema benchI take 9963 points in multi-core and in single core 1245 points. An absurdly good result. In terms of video editing, rendering in Blender, it outperforms and even outperforms laptops at nearly twice the price. The processor is really good. already there Uningine Overlaywho tests more the graphical part of the pc, we were disappointed, it only took 1836 points with average FPS in 13 frames. A sign of things to come? Will it be able to run the games? Let’s find out!
reference in games
Call of Duty Warzone
Starting with Warzone! If you look at the MSI afterburner data, the video card is practically 100% used and the RAM too. Using the maximum settings allowed by the game, it took on average 47 frames per second.
COD (Recommended Configuration)
This result was already expected, the problem is that, even lowering the graphs, we only managed to increase the mean to 52 frames. The game got extremely ugly, and the FPS continued to be there.
wheel seal. If you’re desperate to play Warzone, you can play with the Acer Nitro 5, but I expected more.
Shall we play Elden Ring? In this one, whoever is playing takes a beating from the game and the notebook is beaten into running. average of 38 frames per second with the graphics at the top.
Anneau Elden (Max)
Even with the graphics at minimum, we can not exceed 60 frames, despite the closeness, the video card can not push Elden Ring, but it needs it. Wheel stamp.
When I mentioned the laptop’s specs earlier, the more competitive FPS crowd must have noticed that this laptop seems to be perfect for competitive gaming. CS:GO having a good time, hitting 126 frames per second on average.
Obviously no one is playing CS with everything maxed out, but even turning down the graphics performance didn’t change. This happens because what contains the images is not even the video card, but the RAM memory. To pass this frame rate, we would need another USB stick, increasing its amount to at least 16 GB and enabling dual channel. But you can play like this more than calmly, racing wheel seal.
Fortnite started no build mode and guys started playing again we got an average of 38 frames per second. the game is cute wheel sealbut it’s not going well. When downloading the graphics, the average reaches almost 100 frames per secondbut the stability is not very good, 1% low on 37 images.
Again, the need for one more memory stick, right?
Players Unknown Battlegrounds:
In Pubzinho, playing Team Deathmatch mode, Acer Nitro averaged 41 framesit plays with everything on ultra, clogging up the video card and RAM. Sealing wheel. Moving down the graphs, the average changes to 68 frames per second. With this 144Hz screen, the ideal was to have an average of at least 100 images. But the hardware unfortunately does not cooperate.
red dead redemption 2
As soon as we open Red Dead 2, we already receive a message warning that the computer does not meet the minimum requirements. So you already know, right? average of 25 frames per second and a minimum of 1% in 13 frames This is with the graphics in the middle of the slider, in “balanced” mode. Don’t turn!
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Balance)
By reducing everything, the thing improves a lot, average in 55 framesbut it’s a shame in the middle of 2022 to play a game as beautiful as Red Dead with the worst possible graphics.
force horizon 5
I was starting to get discouraged here with this note, but the performance in Forza Horizon 5 surprised me. It’s spinning! average of 66 frames. It is with the graphics on the medium preset.
Forza Horizon 5 (medium)
Putting the graphics on ultra low makes a lot of difference, the average is going to 87 frames. But obviously, the game also gets ugly.
God of War
God of War un prix et moyen 49 frames per second in this first boss fight, using the original graphics, the same as the Playstation ones. Sealing wheel.
god of war (original)
The low things remain the same, very little change in performance. You can play God of War here as it is a more cinematic game, 60 FPS is not required, but I personally miss the smoothness of those higher frame rates.
Now a little bonus game that few people know about, Snowrunners!
It is a game with a very simple concept: you use vehicles to complete delivery missions on rough terrain. But nothing goes according to plan and almost always another truck has to be sent to rescue the last one stuck in the mud.
Although it is a simple game, it is very beautiful and detailed, weighing heavily to keep the laptop running. In the ultra, we average 44 frames.
Snow Runners (Ultra)
We changed the graphics, increased some things and decreased others to 60. The game still looks good and much better to play. Here is our gaming recommendation, which the Acer Nitro 5 the wheel.
So it’s worth noting that the laptop has an octa-core horse processor like this and a 144hz display, but what’s the point if you only have 8 GB of RAM? We couldn’t test it here, but we’ve seen other reviewers’ tests. If you plan to buy this laptop, set aside some extra money to put in another USB drive. The performance benefit will be huge, because they have more memory of course, but also because they run on double channel.
Needless to say, this Acer Nitro here is really good at running current games, even in low quality. Paying 6,000 reais for a laptop to play with everything below is also dirty.
Alternatively, you can save a bit more money and get this DELL G15 that appeared in the latest laptop fancy wheel. It already comes with more memory and a much better video card, an RTX 3050.
Data sheet: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R4KA
- Operating System: Windows 11 Home
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 4800H
- Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 1650 4GB GDDR6 (Mobile)
- Screen: 15.6 inches Full HD (IPS) 144Hz
- RAM memory: 1 empty slot and 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
- Storage: empty SATA HD/SSD slot, empty M.2 slot and 512 GB PCIe (NvMe M.2 SSD)
- Reset Wi-Fi: Reset Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax
- Network: 10/100/1000Mbps
- Bluetooth: SIM card
- Battery: 56Wh
- Weight : 2570g
- Communication ports: 1x P3 (phone), 1x USB-C, 3x USB 3.1, 1x Network and 1x HDMI 2.0
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R4KA – See full spec sheet here