It wasn’t some time in the past that we investigated the Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU gaming PC, which is an aspiring endeavor to pack a great deal of intensity and highlights into a thin body. That model isn’t without its imperfections, yet offers not too bad execution and is adaptable and versatile enough to function admirably for something other than gaming. Today, we have with us a sister model, the new Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU. The Zephyrus G arrangement is situated beneath the Zephyrus M arrangement and should fill in as an increasingly reasonable alternative, however the two despite everything share a great deal for all intents and purpose.
Actually we were astonished by exactly how comparative these two models are, given the reasonable distinction in their costs and situating. As opposed to concentrating on plan, Asus has spared its greatest changes for the inner parts – the more moderate Zephyrus G GA502 utilizes an AMD Ryzen processor instead of the Intel Core arrangement found in many workstations today. This is a major change, and it should make this new PC intriguing to audit.
Evaluated at Rs. 99,990 in India, this model comes in at precisely 66% the cost of its progressively premium kin. So which of these two models would it be advisable for you to pick, and do you surrender a great deal of execution on the off chance that you go for the more moderate one? We have the responses for you.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU structure
Much the same as its kin, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU is smooth and present day looking. It’s just shy of 2cm thick and doesn’t feel less expensive or in any capacity less premium than the Zephyrus M GU502GU. Notwithstanding, it gauges somewhat more, at 2.1kg contrasted with 1.9kg.
The top is made of dull brushed metal and there’s an unpretentious wrinkle running slantingly across it. The brushed grain runs in various ways on either side of the wrinkle, yet you’d need to look carefully to see this. Obviously there’s a lit up red ROG logo on the cover also.
The top has a pattern at the back which permits the status LEDs over the console to be noticeable when the PC is shut. This implies the back is lopsided in thickness, which we felt made conveying this PC somewhat off-kilter.
Asus has planned this model with totally level sides for a basic, solid look. There are a lot of air vents on the back, base, right, and even over the console. Typically for a PC this slight, there’s no simple access to the upgradeable parts, however the whole base board can be unscrewed.
The 15.6-inch screen has entirely thin fringes on the top and sides, yet this has come at the expense of a webcam. Asus chose to just dispose of this element as opposed to attempt to plan an appropriate lodging or reposition it, and we have blended emotions about this. An ineffectively situated webcam would have been about pointless at any rate, however you’ll need to get one of your own in the event that you need to video talk or record anything.
The specked surface over the console that we didn’t care for on the Zephyrus M has been supplanted with a notched one which will be a lot simpler to clean. There are likewise vents here, dissimilar to on the more premium model. They console design is indistinguishable, however it has straightforward white backdrop illumination with three splendor levels as opposed to RGB shading impacts. The trackpad is as yet focused to the PC’s body as opposed to the console, which implies it disrupts the general flow while composing.
On the left, we have the force delta, a Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0 video yield, one USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) Type-A port, one USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headset attachment. There are two more USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports on the right, alongside a security lock opening.
In general development quality appears to be very acceptable, and we didn’t feel that any piece of this PC is unstable. The top flexes a piece, yet this doesn’t bring about any distorting on screen. While the pivot is firm, we would have gotten a kick out of the chance to have the option to tilt the screen farther back. The 180W force block is somewhat large, yet not very overwhelming.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU details and programming
The fundamental fascination for the ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU is the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor, which is a quad-center model with synchronous multithreading and runs at a base speed of 2.3GHz with a lift speed of 4GHz. It’s generally imperative to take note of that in spite of its 3000-arrangement model number, this CPU did not depend on the new Zen 2 engineering like work area Ryzen 3000-arrangement chips. Rather, it utilizes a year ago’s Zen+ structure and furthermore includes incorporated Radeon Vega illustrations.
Alongside this is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU with Max-Q advancement. This is one of Nvidia’s most recent PC GPU models, yet it doesn’t bolster beam following impacts like the RTX arrangement does. Asus has designed this PC with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, of which 8GB is welded and the other 8GB is a standard removable module. There’s additionally a 512GB PCIe SSD, and a 76Wh battery.
The screen estimates 15.6 inches corner to corner and has a 1920×1080 goals. As a sudden reward, it likewise has a 120Hz invigorate rate. The screen fortunately isn’t gleaming, which implies reflections inside are not an issue.
There’s additionally Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, double receivers, and sound system 1W speakers. We would have preferred a SD card space notwithstanding the remainder of the network that we have. Charging through the USB Type-C Port isn’t upheld, dissimilar to on the Zephyrus M.
The working framework is Windows 10 Home. Asus has preinstalled a 30-day demo of McAfee LiveSafe, which continually barraged us with tremendous popups approaching us to pay for a membership. There’s additionally Asus’ own MyAsus application for general gadget data and investigating, just as the Armory Crate utility which makes them cover usefulness however is increasingly centered around gaming-related changes.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU execution
Asus has structured this PC principally for gamers yet it should fit in anyplace you take it, from a study hall to an office. We initially chose to perceive how it performs when exposed to conventional regular assignments. The primary thing we saw was a black out however irritating piercing whimper which could be because of the fans, and could likewise be explicit to our unit. This wasn’t steady, yet we heard it once in a while.
The showcase runs at 120Hz regardless of whether you’re running on battery or mains power. This causes easygoing use to feel somewhat smoother, including basic things like relocating things. Easygoing use and office work went easily because of the non-intelligent completion and good nature of this board. Hues aren’t particularly striking and we saw a somewhat warm hint, yet this isn’t generally a difficult when watching recordings or messing around.
The correct side of the console got warm as we were utilizing this PC, however the wrist rests remained cool. After some time, and when progressively extraordinary projects and tests were running, we saw that the warmth was turning into a little to much for our loving. In any event when gaming, our correct hands weren’t on the console, however that would have been truly awkward. The fans likewise get entirely uproarious when this PC is intensely pushed.
Certifiable errands ran with no difficulty and we were content with by and large execution. The console keys are agreeable enough for composing, and the trackpad works totally well. The speakers astonished us with a wide, spotless, fresh stable that worked incredible for voices and impacts in games, however complex music tracks came out twisted at high volume.
Duplicating records from outside capacity was particularly smart gratitude to the PCIe SSD, and we estimated successive peruses and composes of 1428.5MBps and 972MBps separately, with arbitrary peruses and composes coming in at 340.7MBps and 692.1MBps. We had the option to pack a 3.24GB envelope of grouped records utilizing 7zip in a short time, 28 seconds, and we transcoded an AVI video to H.265 utilizing Handbrake in 1 moment, 53 seconds.
Concerning engineered benchmarks, PCMark 10’s norm and Extended runs gave us scores of 3,653 and 4,632 individually. POVRay finished its render benchmark shortly, 7 seconds, and the composite Blender benchmark finished in a short time, 51 seconds. Cinebench R20 gave us 354 and 1,679 focuses in its single-and multi-center tests individually. These scores are to some degree lower no matter how you look at it than what we saw on the ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU.
Proceeding onward to designs, 3DMark’s Time Spy test restored a score of 4,496 and Fire Strike Extreme gave us 5,664 focuses. We’ll start the game tests with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a generally ongoing title. At the High preset with TAA empowered, we saw a normal casing pace of 59. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU doesn’t bolster beam following, so there’s no exhibition punishment to gauge.
Our next game benchmark is Far Cry 5, yet it wouldn’t run fullscreen on the ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU, and couldn’t recognize the screen’s 120Hz invigorate rate. Therefore, scores were atypical and can’t be tallied. Asus may need to refresh a few drivers for this to work, which is baffling.
Rather, we went to Metro: Last Light Redux. This current game’s worked in benchmark gave us 91fps at its Medium quality setting at 1920×1080, with 4xAF empowered and SSAA killed.
At the point when physically playing through games including DOOM and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we saw outline rates that were adequate to keep a great many people upbeat at top notch settings. Fate gave us somewhere in the range of 75fps and 90fps at the Ultra quality preset, while The Witcher 3 ran at 65-70fps with illustrations and post-preparing both set to High. Tragically with long game meetings, we found that fan commotion turned out to be very diverting and the region over the console got bursting hot.
Battery life is better than average for a thin, ground-breaking PC. We got around five and a half long periods of easygoing use out of a solitary charge, which included video gushing for about 60 minutes, general Web surfing, and disconnected media playback. Battery Eater Pro ran for 2 hours, 22 minutes which is really honorable.
Asus has given us two options at totally different value focuses, yet there’s a great deal that the ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU shares for all intents and purpose with the Zephyrus M GU502GU. Obviously the lower estimated PC does not have a couple of extravagant accessories, for example, the RGB illuminated console and USB Type-C charging, yet these are not things we would miss a great deal. Indeed, even the 120Hz screen is certifiably not an immense advance down from 144Hz.
The primary contrasts are as far as drive, which is not out of the ordinary thinking about the cost. The two models have the equivalent GPU (however with Max-Q warm enhancement on the Zephyrus G) which implies that Asus has made some large just as some unobtrusive cuts. The final product is the most moderate model in the thin Zephyrus line, it’s still more than equipped for taking care of ongoing games at sensible quality settings.
What we find as far as genuine utilization, benchmark scores and game execution, is a lot of equivalent to what the Zephyrus M GU502GU conveyed – a profoundly compact and flexible machine with strong gaming capacities, yet not exactly perfect warm structure prompting issue with warmth and commotion.
We unquestionably can’t disregard the absence of a webcam or SD card space, and the inadequately situated trackpad either. In the event that you can live with these things and like the Asus’ present style, you currently have a decision between the more reasonable Zephyrus G over the standard Zephyrus M.