BEST LAPTOPS FOR GAMES

Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for GTA V Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved Top 100 Best Laptops for AC: Odyssey Top 100 Best Laptops for AC Valhalla [AnvilNext 2.0] Top 100 Best Laptops for Battlefield 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Top 100 Best Laptops for CS:GO Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 Top 100 Best Laptops for Darksiders Genesis Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Eternal Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2021 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry New Dawn Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 19 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 20 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 Top 100 Best Laptops for For Honor Top 100 Best Laptops for Fortnite Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Halo: Reach Top 100 Best Laptops for Hearthstone Top 100 Best Laptops for League of Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for Metro Exodus Top 100 Best Laptops for Minecraft Top 100 Best Laptops for Need For Speed Heat Top 100 Best Laptops for Overwatch Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2020 Top 100 Best Laptops for PUBG Top 100 Best Laptops for Resident Evil 2 [RE Engine] Top 100 Best Laptops for Rise of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Rocket League Top 100 Best Laptops for Shadow of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Team Fortress 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Wildlands Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Six Siege Top 100 Best Laptops for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe Top 100 Best Laptops for World of Tanks

Despite the thin chassis, ASUS GL502 with GTX 970M maintains stable frame rate after hours of gaming

asus-gl502-temperaturesThe first thing that came to mind when we saw the specs sheet of the new ASUS GL502 was “How will the cooling system handle up to GTX 970M in a 23.5 mm chassis?”.

For starters, we don’t quite agree that this is the real thickness of GL502. Our micrometer says 25.00 mm for the back and 24.03 mm for the front, and keep in mind that it has a resolution down to a thousandth of a centimeter or 1/2540 of the inch. 0.53-1.50 mm isn’t much (0.05 mm is the thickness of a human hair) so instead of complaining, let’s jump to the cooling tests.

We used Rise of the Tomb Raider on Max graphics settings for our torture test, so that we could check if GL502 will have problems after over two hours of non-stop gaming. The GPU load held at ~97% the entire time, while the CPU was at ~30%, and their temperature was around 80°C.

ASUS GL502 didn’t have any problems cooling the system and it kept the frame rate stable for more than two hours – 38 FPS. However, we should note that our model has GTX 970M and we haven’t tested what the situation would be in a configuration with GTX 980M. The GTX 980M variant has more room for the airflow – the body is 30.1 mm thick, so the results could be even better.

GTX 980M has 25% higher TDP than GTX 970M (125W vs 100W), so there’s no way to fit that monster in a 24 mm body with the same cooling system.

Stay tuned for our upcoming in-depth review where you’ll find many more tests, including a detailed temperature analysis.

You can check the current price of all ASUS GL502 configurations here: http://amzn.to/2bU260J