ASUS ROG Strix GL502 Gaming Notebook Review – GL502VS-DB71

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GTA V Gaming Performance


Grand Theft Auto V, currently one of the hottest PC games, was finally released for the PC on April 14, 2015.  Developed by Rockstar, it is set in 2013 and the city of Los Santos.  It utilizes the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) which Rockstar has been using since 2006, with multiple updates for technology improvements.



In Grand Theft Auto V we set the game to run with high image quality settings as we didn’t want the GPU to bottleneck the system too bad, but wanted a setup that your average gamer would actually play on with this system. We used the games built-in benchmark utility to have at least one game we used that could be compared to your setup at home. We averaged all the five of the default benchmark runs and omitted both the minimum and maximum values as those results are garbage due to major inconsistencies.

gtav notebook

Benchmark Results: When it comes to GTA V we found that the ASUS Strix GL502 was capable of 84.2 FPS ion average with 2x MSAA enabled. We were so happy with this we enabled 8x MSAA and we were still averaging above 65 FPS on average!

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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.