Acer Predator Helios 500 Benchmarks Review. The Acer Predator Helios 500 looks like a pretty powerful gaming laptop, so let’s see how well it performs in 16 different games at all setting levels. 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 16GB of memory running at DDR4-2666 in dual channel. It’s also got a 1080p 144Hz screen, so it will be interesting to see which games can take advantage of that. Other than that I was running Windows 10 with the latest Nvidia drivers, so let’s see how well it runs!
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Fortnite
Fortnite was running very well regardless of setting level, even at epic settings it played great. High settings or below were needed to average above the refresh rate of the panel, with low settings giving us 1% lows above the refresh rate for really smooth gameplay.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Overwatch
Overwatch was tested playing with the bots, and again really nice results. Although the 1% lows are a fair bit behind the averages here it didn’t really matter as they’re still quite high. Even at epic settings to me the game played great.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with PUBG
PUBG was tested using the replay feature, and we’re getting pretty good results even at ultra settings, definitely playable which usually isn’t the case for many laptops, thanks to the 1070 graphics.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with CS:GO
CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical benchmark, and the results were pretty good. Quite high average frame rates and even the dips in performance in this test weren’t that bad.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark, and even at ultra settings the 1% lows are only just behind the refresh rate of the panel, so it should work very well regardless of setting level.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in benchmark, and we’re seeing fairly high frame rates in this test compared to most other laptops, the 1070 is really helping out a lot here.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Assassin’s Creed Origins
Assassin’s Creed Origins was another that was tested with the built in benchmark, and yet again pretty good frame rates for this test as this tends to be a more intensive title.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Dota 2
Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive replay, so this should be a worst case scenario, realistically you’ll probably get better results than this while actually playing, and despite this the frame rates here are still pretty good for this benchmark.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Battlefield 1
Testing Battlefield 1 in the first campaign mission ran great even at ultra settings, although the 1% lows are a fair bit behind and don’t change too much between setting levels I didn’t personally notice any dips in performance, it played great.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Rise of the tomb raider
Rise of the tomb raider was tested with the built in benchmark, and even at max settings we’re able to average above 100 FPS in this test which is quite good for a laptop.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Ghost Recon
Ghost Recon was also tested with the built in benchmark and is a more demanding game, unfortunately not excellent performance at ultra but that’s just the nature of this game, it runs pretty well at any other setting level though.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with Watchdogs 2
Watchdogs 2 is also on the more demanding side, however I personally don’t think it needs a high frame rate to play, but even at ultra settings the averages are fairly high for this title, I can play it no problem with a solid 40 FPS but that’s just me.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 was also performing well, although even with Hairworks disabled ultra settings were still a fair bit lower compared to the other setting levels, however I still thought it played alright.
Acer Predator Helios 500 with DOOM
DOOM was tested using Vulkan, and we’re seeing high average frame rates even at ultra settings, no problems at all playing this game and it ran smoothly the whole time.
Shadow of War
Shadow of War was tested with the built in benchmark and the results here are pretty nice compared to other laptops that I’ve run the game on due to the 1070 graphics.
Ashes of the Singularity
Ashes of the Singularity was also tested with the built in benchmark as more of a CPU heavy game, and the results aren’t too bad due to the 6 core 8750H. While the Nvidia 1060 is a sweet spot for 1080p 60 FPS gaming with good settings, I think the 1070 is a great choice for taking things to the next level if you’re looking at a laptop with a 144Hz display.
It of course depends on that games that you’re playing and the settings that you’re comfortable with, however as we’ve seen many of the games tested here are getting pretty high frame rates due to the Nvidia 1070 graphics.
I haven’t yet tested undervolting or overclocking, as this will vary between laptops based on the hardware, but I’ll creat those in future post 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.
So how do you guys think the Acer Helios 500 gaming laptop did in these games? As we’ve seen it’s going really well, all of these games are running great with good settings, and in theory we should be able to expect a little better with the i9 model.
Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments, and don’t forget to bookmark for the full review of the Acer Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop as well as future tech posts like this one.