ASUS ROG Strix GL502 Gaming Notebook Review – GL502VS-DB71

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Overwatch Gaming Performance Benchmarked



Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 and has over 10 million game copies activated, making it one of the biggest game titles around. Overwatch puts players into two teams of six, with each player selecting one of several pre-defined hero characters with unique movement, attributes, and skills; these heroes are divided into four classes: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map and/or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time.


Overwatch is using a proprietary game engine and we tested the game title with ‘Ultra’ and Epic graphics quality settings. Once we had the graphics and display settings figured out we used FRAPS to manually benchmark a section of the game for a couple minutes. We tested at two resolutions during the same online game, so you will have an idea of the general performance at that resolution. The two runs were done at different places in the same map, so the performance lines shouldn’t line up at all.


1080P Benchmark Results: The ASUS ROG Strix GL502 with the GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics card did amazingly well on Overwatch at 1080P.  We were averaging 114 FPS on Ultra IQ settings and 82 FPS with the Epic IQ settings. Some of our best matches in Overwatch have been done on the GL502!


1080P Benchmark Results: We aren’t sure how many people will try to play games on the battery, but performance was still solid on the battery. We unplugged the laptop in the middle of playing and went from 114 FPS on average to 68 FPS, which isn’t bad. This is one tough gaming notebook and can easily play games like Overwatch at Full HD with respectable frame rates both plugged into the wall and unplugged on the go!

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  • Jeslyn Aritama

    thanks for sharing i thing this is good.
    thanks i want to buy. this good review i think

  • tell me some good Laptop for gaming purpose

  • Jonky

    Your only dislike is the battery life???In a gaming laptop??Really guys??? What about the 60hz refresh rate???? With 60hz you wont be able to take full advantage of the GTX 1070 (unless using an external monitor with high refresh rates which will also cost extra),it is a gaming laptop after all. In that case you can save a couple hundred $ and get the GTX 1060 version with that 60hz screen, its perfectly fine and you wont notice any difference.

    • 666-san

      but long term you won’t need to invest in a new laptop for another half a decade, even at 60ghz, games will get more demanding at the highest settings eventually

      so long term the extra money (especially seeing the price of this thing drop makes it worthwhile compared to its 1060 counterpart) is going to make itself worth while

  • Jory Ferrell

    Removable battery though?

  • Maxim

    Macbook Pro Retina 2012 – JetStream score in safari 185 🙂

  • This one is awesome. Asus ROG Strix GL502VS is best gaming laptop.

  • Daniel

    When compared to the Sager NP-8153-s which is also cheaper, which one would you think wins the cake?

    • Hank Terrebrood

      Sager is possibly 2 hours battery at ~6lbs..meh.

      This minute: an ASUS ROG is 1612 for the same machine at Sager @ 1629

      If you can’t afford the alienware or origin for better battery performance, I suppose the ASUS or Sager are pretty close if you add a pound of crap in the ASUS backpack.