ASUS Scar II (GL504GS) Gaming Benchmarks – 16 Games Tested!

The ASUS Scar 2 gaming laptop has some pretty
nice specs, but how well does it perform in games? I’ve benchmarked 16 different games
at all setting levels to show you how well it runs and help you decide if it’s worth
it. Just quickly before we jump into the benchmark
results I’ll cover off the specs in my unit. There’s an Intel i7-8750H CPU, Nvidia 1070
graphics, and 32GB of memory running at DDR4-2666 in dual channel. It’s also got a 144Hz screen,
so we’ll be able to see which games are actually able to take advantage of the high
refresh rate panel. Other than that I was running Windows 10 with
the and these Nvidia drivers, with ASUS’s Overboost mode enabled which boosts the power
limit of the CPU to 45W TDP and increases the fan speed, so let’s see how well it
runs! Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and even at epic settings we’re averaging above 100 FPS, with high settings getting
us above the refresh rate of the display, while the 1% low results at medium settings
are above it, so it’s running very smoothly. Overwatch was tested playing in the practice
range, and again at epic settings the results are very nice, with even the 1% low not too
far below the refresh rate of the display, it played excellent even at max settings. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, still a newer title for me so not much to compare it with, though
it is performing a bit better than the MSI GE63 that I’ve recently tested with the
same hardware, so seems like good results. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
and although this is a less optimized game I thought the frame rates were actually pretty
decent, with 1% lows at ultra settings still averaging above 60 FPS, so quite playable
with good settings. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical benchmark,
and the results were again pretty nice for this hardware combination compared to other
laptops tested. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark, and was another that ran well at basically all setting levels, with 1% lows
at higher setting levels not far behind the refresh rate of the display, so even the dips
in performance are pretty good. Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in
benchmark, once again pretty good results from this test, above 60 averages for 1% low
and fairly high average frame rates. Assassin’s Creed Origins was another that
was tested with the built in benchmark, and again pretty good frame rates for this test,
especially considering that I don’t think you really need a high frame rate to play
this one. Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive
replay, so this should be a worst case scenario, these results are not the same as actually
playing the game, and for this test the results were pretty decent compared to other laptops
as there wasn’t quite as much CPU throttling here. Testing Battlefield 1 in the first campaign
mission ran well at all setting levels, and again the 1% lows are quite high, although
not too different between the different setting levels, but I found it to play great even
at ultra settings. Watch Dogs 2 is a demanding game, although
it doesn’t really need a high frame rate to play, but despite this even at ultra settings
we’re able to average 60 FPS which is pretty impressive. Ghost Recon is another demanding game and
was tested using the built in benchmark, pretty much no laptop will really play this well
at ultra settings, but should run well at lower levels. The Witcher 3 played great at anything below
Ultra, it was still definitely playable at ultra settings but it just felt nicer stepping
down slightly to high settings, as shown by the jump in frame rates. DOOM was tested using Vulkan, and as usual
fairly high frame rates for this game, it ran perfectly smooth for me while playing
even on ultra settings, with 1% lows still above 100 FPS. Shadow of War was tested with the built in
benchmark, and again pretty good results, with low settings averaging above the refresh
rate of the panel, though I don’t think you need super high frame rates to enjoy it. Ashes of the Singularity was tested using
the built in benchmark with Direct X 12, and the results for the most part are better than
other laptops with same specs I’ve tested. All of the games tested are giving us pretty
nice results, I think Nvidia 1070 graphics are a really great option if you’re looking
at running games above 100 FPS, a good match for the 144Hz 1080p screen in the Scar 2,
although it does of course depend on the specific game and the setting levels in use as we’ve
just seen. I haven’t yet tested undervolting or overclocking,
as this will vary between laptops based on the hardware, but I’ll cover those in future
videos along with detailed temperature testing, this is just how the laptop performs out of
the box in a number of different games, as this is likely how most people will probably
end up using it, don’t worry though I’ll definitely cover the more advanced stuff too. So how do you guys think the ASUS Scar II
gaming laptop did in these games? As we saw it can run them all no problem, most of them
with max settings, and still fairly high settings are playable in the more intensive titles.
The 144Hz screen paired with the 1070 graphics allowed us the ability to get high frame rates. Let me know what you guys thought down in
the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe for the full review of the ASUS Scar II gaming
laptop as well as future tech videos like this one.

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