We tested ASUS ROG G501 with some more interesting games, including GTA 5

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
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8 years ago

This looks quite nice. I am just about to buy a new laptop and I am keeping my eye on this in the last weeks. Can you comment anything additional about the temperature and fan noise during the max settings gameplays? I read you initial review and this looks optimistic but the more tests are done the easier for me to make up my mind.

8 years ago

Just got the release date for Germany Amazon 24.04.2015 🙂