We spent some time testing the new ASUS ROG G501 with a bunch of interesting and GPU-demanding games, which we added to its detailed review.
We ran the tests at Lowest, Medium and Maximum settings. Since Mortal Combat X has Vsync enabled and is capped to 60 fps, we just ran it at Max graphic settings. The good news is that G501 handles it just fine. Also, we checked how the latest drivers (350.12) affect the performance, comparing the results to the ones scored with 350.05.
You can see how the laptop fares with the games below, and if you haven’t done so already, you can go straight to its in-depth analysis.
|Metro: LL (1080p, Low)||Metro: LL (1080p, Medium)||Metro: LL (1080p, Max)|
|GeForce 350.05||61 fps||45 fps||17 fps|
|GeForce 350.12||59 fps (-3%)||42 fps (-7%)||15 fps (-15%)|
|Tomb Raider (1080p, Low)||Tomb Raider (1080p, Medium)||Tomb Raider (1080p, Max)|
|GeForce 350.05||136 fps||65 fps||32 fps|
|GeForce 350.12||141 fps (+4%)||66 fps (+2%)||32 fps|
|F1 2014 (1080p, Low)||F1 2014 (1080p, Medium)||F1 2014 (1080p, Max)|
|GeForce 350.05||114 fps||88 fps||74 fps|
|GeForce 350.12||115 fps (+1%)||99 fps (+13%)||79 fps (+7%)|
|Thief (1080p, Low)||Thief (1080p, Medium)||Thief (1080p, Max)|
|GeForce 350.05||44 fps||38 fps||27 fps|
|GeForce 350.12||48 fps (+9%)||38 fps||27 fps|
|GTA 5 (1080p, Low)||GTA 5 (1080p, Medium)||GTA 5 (1080p, Max)|
|GeForce 350.05||99 fps||37 fps||18 fps|
|GeForce 350.12||85 fps (-14%)||37 fps||18 fps|
|Mortal Kombat X (1080p, Max)|
|GeForce 350.05||54 fps|
|GeForce 350.12||54 fps|