Laptop announced date: 23rd October 2019
Last reviewed: 27th July 2020
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop review we are going to do today will look into how its purchase price stacks up against the performance on offer from the hardware housed inside it. We will also be taking a look at today’s more demanding games to see some ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop gaming frame rates to help you judge if the value to money ratio is a good deal or not.
Is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Ok
Processor - The CPU in this laptop is OK, capable of meeting a few 2021 game requirements, but unfortunately it is not ideal for a gamer looking for any future proofing. It will soon start to struggle. This CPU has 4 cores, which is a good number for avoiding bottlenecked processes in modern AAA games.
Graphics Card - The graphics card we find in this laptop is a good option for modern AAA game releases in 2021. Dont underestimate the importance of your GPU VRAM in modern gaming. This GPU has 6GB of VRAM which is a good amount, that will help deliver smooth gaming experiences. There are laptop GPU solutions with more VRAM, but there are certainly some with less as well.
System Memory - This laptop’s 8GB of RAM is certainly a good quantity, when running AAA games in 2021.
Screen Size - The screen on this laptop is certainly a good option for game releases in 2021, but there is room for better, should your budget allow. But sometimes larger than this 15.6" is too big and this is definitely a good, portable option for some gamers. Our target size for a gaming laptop is 17 inches, 15 inches is always a good size if portability is more your focus, but in our minds we want the largest screen size while still being portable, so we can more clearly see the games.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. Refresh rates are tied to the laptop’s screen. This laptop has an ok refresh rate for modern gaming but at 60Hz it could restrict FPS if the laptop was capable of delivering more than the refresh rate.
While it can be tricky to work out the best price to performance hardware for a gaming laptop, we will be looking at how well this mobile graphics card can run demanding games that are available today or coming out over the coming months.We will consider how well it can perform while gaming at Ultra graphics setting on a 1080p resolution, which is the native resolution for this laptop. We will also look at a few of the more popular games like, Grand Theft Auto VI or Age of Empires IV. We find a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile mobile graphics card in this laptop, which is currently capable of playing 490 games, if you consider their minimum graphics system requirements as the playable level to beat. However, today the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile is also capable of running 312 games at their recommended specs, this is when compared to the top 500 most demanding games.
We really want to see how the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 will compare across all permutations of the ROG Zephyrus G15 model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 is getting a 9 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. Today the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop sits at 3rd place compared to all the other permutations of the ROG Zephyrus G15 range. Laptops placed nearer to 1st place in the P2P list of the model range will be better value for your money when looking at gaming laptops in this range.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 3200MHz|
15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|R7 4800HS GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,209.99||35%|
|R7 4800HS RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,499.00||7%|
|R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999.99||0%|
How about we compare our ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop to the laptop with the leading P2P rating out of all laptops and see how it compares. Today's best gaming laptop for Price to Performance is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 ($999.00) and our laptop is 65% worse if we directly compare the price to performance rating against that best hardware performance to value laptop. The next best model is Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which costs $853.00. Our ROG Zephyrus G15 review laptop is 56% worse when comparing Price/Performance against the next top P2P laptop. Again this is purely a value for performance comparison, and many things go into helping us choose the right laptop for us. This is a good indicator but it's certainly then worth looking through the range for other configurations of a laptop you are interested in to find the right price point for you.
To get a good comparison when considering how well this laptop performs in terms of processing power, we will compare it to today’s most powerful CPU focused laptop. This will at least show us what other sorts of processor-centric laptops exist and give us a relative point of laptop processor cost comparison. We will choose the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 122% better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
Our laptop processor, the Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 0 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 466 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the Age of Empires IV which currently our Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz is 9% better next let's see how well it runs against Resident Evil 8. We can see it is 92% worse. Ok finally lets see it against Grand Theft Auto VI. Here our laptop is 34% worse.
Graphics power is a primary laptop hardware area for consideration and so let's check our ROG Zephyrus G15 by comparing it against a top GPU focused laptop thats available today. A top tier graphics focused laptop is the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz. Housing a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile GPU that performs 73% better when compared to our review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile.
Our laptop GPU beats 312 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 490 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
A game’s listed recommended GPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop graphics card. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop graphics. First off let's look at Age of Empires IV which shows our laptop video card has 10% better performance than it. How about Resident Evil 8, where we see our GPU is 18% worse. Then there is 28% worse performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Grand Theft Auto VI.
There is a lot of talk about getting 4K capable monitors and our review laptop has a 1080p native resolution, and a physical 15.6" panel. Lets explore if it would be better for you to grab a laptop with a 4K screen rather than the 1080p offered here? A 4K laptops will likely run with 60Hz screen refresh rate, so should the laptop’s hardware be able to get good frame rates at 4K resolution and due to the refresh rate the laptop would max out at 60 frames per second as its screen would not be capable of delivering any higher. Modern games in Ultra graphics settings are also normally too demanding for a 4K resolution anyway. With higher the better refresh rates for your laptop monitor, this particular ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is available in 60Hz variety.
So more likely, you will have to lower the screen resolution on your 4K laptop to 1080p or 1440p to run modern AAA games at a frame rate that doesnt stutter. By lowering the pixel count, your game will start to look blurry, as you move away from your laptop monitor’s native resolution in order to get more frames per second. Which immediately defeats the purpose of getting a 4K laptop monitor for gaming. If your 1080p laptop has the hardware to run today’s AAA games comfortably at 4K, then plug your laptop into your desktop 4K monitor, when you are at home for some serious gaming sessions. As that desktop monitor probably isn't 60Hz restricted and is physically larger than the relatively small 17inch laptop screen size. We do just that here, with a 27inch 144Hz Nvidia GSync 1440p desktop monitor and an Alienware 51M laptop sporting a desktop RTX 2080.
Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
At the moment our advice would be, stick to the 1080p laptop panels for now. Your laptop remains portable and 4K laptop’s just aren't quite there yet. The 4K needs to be a no brainer but at the moment you will still have to lower resolution in game to get playable but sub par visuals that still can't raise above 60FPS.
A well priced 1440p gaming monitor today is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. With its 75Hz refresh rate and a current price of $299.00 it should go nicely with this ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. For extra price trend information on this desktop 1440p monitor, it reached its lowest tracked price on 9th Mar 2021, where it would cost $229.99.
Perhaps you could grab something like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K gaming monitor we have spotted today. It is our current best priced 4K monitor at $629.99 with a 144Hz refresh rate. It's interesting that even though this is a well priced 4K monitor today, our price tracking shows it has gone up in price by $629.99 during recent weeks. Interestingly we spotted this 4k monitor at its lowest recorded price on 13th Nov 2020, where it was priced up as $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
If you are looking to view 4K streaming content, while keeping yourself mobile with your laptop, then maybe a 4K resolution panel would be a better experience than the normal 1080p. In general, we think it's probably not worth the extra money for any visual gains you might not spot, without a direct comparison, especially if you are thinking to game on your laptop as well.
Save your cash, don't grab a 4K laptop for gaming at the moment. A 1080p is certainly the best top end gaming laptop choice at the moment. There are not many 1440p monitors that we have seen. It could be a disappointing experience if you buy your new 4K laptop, and then for each modern game you pick up be faced with dropping resolution or graphics settings to achieve an ok FPS. Even then we will be seeing a max 60FPS because of the common 60Hz found on the 4K panel.
We price track a number of good value gaming mice and the one that currently stands out is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which is currently available for $12.99. It’s price, over the past couple of weeks, has increased a bit, by $12.99. So with a little look around you should be able to find some more savings on this mouse. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.59|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$49.20|
|***||Logitech MX Master 2S||$58.95|
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Today this headset is priced at $40.99. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increasing its price by $40.99, proving that additional savings can be found, you will just need to shop around. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 on 12th Mar 2020.