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Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 is a popular gaming laptop as it’s available with some decent specs, so just how well does it perform in games? I’ve tested 20 games at all setting levels to show you how it runs.

Just quickly before we jump into the benchmark results I’ll cover off the specs in my unit. I’ve got the highest specced option, so Acer Nitro 5 has an Intel i5-9300H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti graphics, and 16gb of memory running in dual channel. The Acer Nitro 5 is also available with different specs, so expect different results with different configurations.

The Nitro Sense software only allows us to boost fan speed, there’s nothing to change to otherwise boost performance. We’ll only be covering gaming performance in this article.

Specifications are:
Display size:                    15.6 inch full HD
Display type:                    AntiGlare display (60Hz Refresh Rate)
Processor:                        9th gen Core i5
RAM:                                 8GB DDR 4
Storage:                            512 SSD
Graphics:                          4GB  Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650
Preinstalled Software:    Windows 10
Ports and CD drive:    Three 3.0 USB Ports| One 2.0 USB Ports| One HDMI| One Audio|One ethernet
Other features:                 Full sized red back-lit keyboard |7200 RPM 

Let’s start out by going through all 20 games at all setting levels, then afterwards we’ll see how the Acer Nitro 5 compares with some other laptops.

Battlefield 5:

Battlefield 5

Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode, and it was playing well at ultra settings, still above 60 FPS even for the 1% low result, with much higher average frame rates possible at lower settings, but we’ll see how this game compares with other laptops soon.

Battlefield 1:

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 was also tested in campaign mode, and like always it’s running well and performing better than the newer Battlefield 5 just shown, over 100 FPS averages at max settings, though I found the 1% low results inconsistent. 

Apex Legends:

Apex Legends

Apex Legends was tested with either all settings at maximum, or all settings on the lowest possible values, as it doesn’t have predefined setting presets. It was playable at max settings, but we could boost average FPS by 46% at minimum settings. An Nvidia driver update came out while I was in the middle of testing that improves performance of this game though.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider:

Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark, and even at maximum settings we’re still able to average 70 FPS, which is a fair result for these specs, and we’ll see how this game stacks up against other laptops soon.

Far Cry 5:

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in benchmark, and the results were ahead of the newer Far Cry New Dawn just covered, and we’ll see how this one compares to some other laptops later.

Far Cry New Dawn:

Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built in benchmark, there’s not really much to note except the 1% low and average at ultra settings were a little lower than expected for this level of hardware, around 10 FPS lower for 1% low than the Lenovo Y540 with same specs for instance.



Fortnite was tested with the replay feature, and even maxed out at epic settings we’re still able to average above 100 FPS, so it’s still playing well without compromise, with well above 200 FPS reached at lower settings. Overwatch is another well optimized game and was tested in the practice range, again great performance, even maxed out at epic settings the 1% low was easily surpassing 100 FPS, absolutely no issues at all running this game.



CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark, and as is pretty much always the case high FPS from this test. The results aren’t too different from other machines I’ve recently tested with similar specs, above 200 FPS even with all settings maxed out seems to be a fair result.



PUBG was tested using the replay feature, and while ultra settings were a little lower than most other laptops I test, the rest of the results are quite high. I’ve noticed this change over the last few machines I’ve tested, so I’m not sure if it was an update to the game that resulted in higher FPS at lower settings.

Dota 2:

Dota 2

Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane with an average amount of action going on, and the results were quite good here, with above 200 FPS at low settings and still around 170 at ultra without any issues that I was able to notice.

Rainbow Six Siege:

Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark. Even with maximum ultra settings we’re still close to 100 FPS even for the 1% low with a 100% render scale, so again high frame rates without any issues here.

Metro Exodus:

Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark, most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so don’t take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game, it’s more of a worst case but does let you perform the same test to compare against.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2:

The Division 2 was also tested with the built in benchmark. This test was still able to average around 60 FPS, and unlike other machines I’ve tested the 1% low wasn’t too far behind, however I think a recent Nvidia driver boosted performance of this game so it’s hard to compare with my past results.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey:

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark and seems to be a CPU heavy test, so as a result the frame rates aren’t that different from others I’ve tested. When I compare with the Y540 with same specs the averages here are a little ahead while 1% lows are a little behind, but it varies, either way quite close for the most part.

Watch Dogs 2:

Watch Dogs 2 hits system resources hard, however I can play it just fine with a stable 30 FPS, and as we’re seeing higher than this even for the 1% low at ultra settings it was playing just fine for me regardless of setting level.

Ghost Recon Wildlands:

Ghost Recon Wildlands is another resource intensive game and was tested with the built in benchmark. Generally we need quite powerful laptops to hit 60 FPS in this test at ultra, but we’re still able to hit this with very high settings without issue. 

The Witcher 3:

The Witcher 3 was playable at ultra settings, it still played quite well, the 1% low wasn’t too far behind the 60 FPS sweet spot, while high settings and below took us to over 100 FPS for the averages.


DOOM was tested using Vulkan, and is a game that pretty much always runs quite well on modern hardware. Even with ultra settings I was getting 140 FPS averages with easily over 100 for the 1% low, absolutely no issues here at all. 

Strange Brigade:

Strange Brigade was another game that was tested with Vulkan but was tested with the built in benchmark, and is another test that generally sees high frame rates, though like Apex the recent Nvidia driver update apparently boosts this game up further, but I have not tested that here. 

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