How is Acer Nitro 5 for games

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44 in the test: gaming notebook with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

Thomas Rau

High frame rates for little money: The Acer Nitro 5 primarily wants to convince price-conscious gamers.

EnlargeAcer Nitro 5 AN515-44 gaming notebook in the test

You can never have too much power with a gaming notebook: The desire for an unlimited FPS number is usually limited by the budget. Then gaming notebooks like the Acer Nitro 5 come into focus: For less than 1000 euros, they promise sufficient performance for most current games. The test shows what compromises the Acer laptop demands.

TEST CONCLUSION: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44


Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44

Test grade

Satisfying ( 2,65)



Speed ​​(20%)


Equipment (20%)


Screen (20%)


Mobility (20%)


Keyboard (10%)


Environment and health (5%)


Service (5%)


At an affordable price, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44 offers a performance that is easily sufficient for most games. Only current top titles should be tight - the Geforce GTX 1650 Ti also does not support ray tracing. The display does not meet higher demands either. But otherwise the Nitro 5 has no weaknesses and therefore convinces with an excellent price-performance ratio.

+ decent 3D and system performance
+ easily expandable
+ long battery life

- does not support ray tracing
- mediocre picture quality

EnlargeAward for an attractive price: Acer Nitro 5

When it comes to design, gamers get their money's worth: The Acer Nitro 5 clearly looks like a gaming laptop - with red key lettering, optically highlighted WASD and cursor keys and the Nitrosense key in the numeric keypad, which the Acer tool can use for Fan control and hardware analysis can be called. The red color elements can also be found on the touchpad frame, the air inlets and the power socket - the keyboard backlight also glows in red. The housing is made of plastic, but makes a solid impression when you touch it and looks valuable.

EnlargeRed is the dominant color in the Nitro 5.

Ryzen 7 plus GTX 1650 Ti

The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 Ti entry-level GPU with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory sits in the Acer Nitro 5. At your side is the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU with eight cores and 16 threads. In the 3D Mark, the GPU is around 30 percent in front of a GTX 1650 and around 20 percent behind a GTX 1660 Ti. It lacks around 35 percent for the RTX 2060.

In the Full HD resolution of the 15.6-inch screen, the Acer Nitro 5 manages most games without any problems: In Rise of the Tomb Raider, it achieved 78 (high level of detail) and 64 fps (very high level of detail). In Shadow of the Tomb Raider there are 56 (high) and 47 frames per second (ultra). However, the GTX 1650 Ti cannot handle the ray tracing supported by this game. In older games, the image quality can almost always be set to the limit: GTA 5 with 16x Aniso and 8x MSAA runs on the Nitro with 39 frames per second.

The AMD CPU contributes to the high system performance: In Cinebench R20, the 45 watt CPU overruns the Intel competitor Core i7-10750H (Comet Lake-H) and is over 40 percent faster. The CPU can withstand longer load phases without a drop in performance. If only the processor is active, the fans only emit a quiet whirring sound. It then gets significantly louder when gaming - but the Nitro is by no means excessive for a gaming notebook. The case heats up to over 50 degrees on the underside, and 44 degrees in the upper area of ​​the keyboard - not ideal values, but completely unproblematic for pleasant operation.