ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW-XS74T

ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW-XS74T 90NB0AU1-M02850

Description

Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz, 15.6", 3820 x 2160, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit, 5 lbs.
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Gaming Performance

Price from $1579.95 (see 5 offers below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:89
GPU Benchmark:81
Popularity score:80

Verdict

  • Very fast processor suitable for the most demanding tasks.
  • High-End graphics card, suitable for the latest 3D games at medium/high settings.
  • Very good value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:88/ 100

Compare specs with similar laptops

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ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW-XS74T 90NB0AU1-M02850
Faster CPU
Faster GPU
CyberpowerPC Fangbook IV SX6-146 FBIVSX64K6
Lighter
HP EliteBook 840 G2 (L3Z74UT#ABA) N82E16834602122
Better Value
Dell Inspiron 7000 Series i7559 9SIAA0S54S1279
Product nameASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW-XS74TXOTIC PC XOTIC MSI GE62VR Apache Pro-466 - 15.6" IPS Gaming Laptop Intel CoreCyberpowerPC Fangbook IV SX6-146HP EliteBook 840 G2 (L3Z74UT#ABA)Dell Inspiron 7000 Series
CPU Benchmark89better9289worse7589
GPU Benchmark81better91better87worse6581
Value for Money92worse75worse36better100
Popularity80worse62better81worse5180
Ratingbetter85
Shopineer score88worse77worse81worse52better91
Price$1579.95better$1579.00better$1579.00worse$1579.97better$854.00
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$2222.00$1815.00$1099.00$2267.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64-BitWindows 10Windows 10 Home 64-bitWindows 7 Professional 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 Pro downgradeWindows 10 Professional 64Bit
BrandASUSXOTIC PCCyberpowerPCHPDell
Screen15.6"15.6"15.6"14"15.6"
Display TypeUHDUHDYesUHD
Resolution3820 x 2160better3840 x 2160worse1600 x 900better3840 x 2160
LCD FeaturesIPSLED backlightLED backlight & Truelife technology
TouchscreenYesworseNoworseNoYes
ProcessorIntel i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzbetter7th Generation Intel KabylakeTM i7-7700HQIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzworseIntel Core i7-5600U 2.6 GHzIntel Quad-Core i7-6700HQ
Cores444worse24
Base Frequency2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory16 GB16 GBworse8 GB16 GB
Max Memory Supported16 GB8 GB16 GB
Memory SpeedDDR3 1600DDR3L 1600
HDD1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM7200 RPM
SSD512 GB512 GBworse240 GBworse180 GB512 GB
Optical Drive8x DVDRW Super Multi DriveNo
Webcam1.2MP HD CameraHD WebcamHD WebcamYes
Battery96WHrs, 3S2P, 6-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack6-cell lithium ionHP 3-Cell 50 Wh Polymer / Prismatic Long Life Battery6-Cell
Battery Life
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardGeForce GTX 960MbetterNvidia GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5) Graphics Card (Pascal Architecture)betterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970MworseAMD Radeon R7 M260XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Video Memory4 GBworse3 GBworse1 GB4 GB
CommunicationGigabit LAN and WLANWLAN
WLAN802.11ac Wireless LANAC3165 Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LAN
ColorAluminum / SilverBlackSilverGray
Weight5 lbs.worse5.29 lbs.worse5.3 lbs.better3.42 lbs.worse5.89 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake1227838
Anno 1404336105
Anno 207019614310855
Anno 2205105602610
ArmA 243
Ashes of the Singularity312321
Assassin's Creed Syndicate5948305
Assassin's Creed Unity51392611
AssassinĀ“s Creed III524230
Battlefield 1129843734
Battlefield 3120836736
Battlefield 41441108133
Battlefield Hardline1441095132
BioShock Infinite16513011845
Borderlands 2114978860
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare467306190
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare78724133
Call of Juarez Benchmark136
Civilization 58454
Civilization VI82603325
CoD Modern Warfare 2264169137114
Company of Heroes 259584016
Counter-Strike Source218
Crysis - CPU Benchmark17512310245
Crysis - GPU Benchmark1651139645
Crysis 210110210354
Crysis 3119795421
Crysis Warhead49
Darksiders II15499
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising118838472
Dead Space 330920515793
Deus Ex Human Revolution21916778
Deus Ex Mankind Divided38301710
Diablo III293224202121
Dirt 321914813361
Dirt Rally2341097333
Dirt Showdown98817848
Dishonored 241362725
Dishonored124123124104
Doom 3329
Doom69573428
Dota 2 Reborn90716163
Dota 2118113101
Evolve86663631
F.E.A.R. 21925629163146
F1 2011149956753
F1 201217013612196
F1 201314712111484
F1 201411911010887
FIFA 1617814599
FIFA 1718116110398
Fallout 497573125
Far Cry 2252185114
Far Cry 3104936123
Far Cry 486743731
Far Cry Primal72342922
Farming Simulator 171911658760
Fifa 11533401348265
Fifa 12485322264209
Fifa 13323258251173
Fifa 14356264263241
Fifa 15201183129
GRID 216612910447
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto27840262
GTA V1251144418
Guild Wars 21005731
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark265
Hitman 201647462018
Just Cause 259
Just Cause 372643631
Left 4 Dead558120
Mad Max994945
Mafia 215714412781
Mafia 3342412
Mass Effect 3606060
Max Payne 384816546
Metal Gear Solid V60605638
Metro 20331341619531
Mirror's Edge Catalyst96623024
Need for Speed 201677703928
Need for Speed Shift245153122109
No Man's Sky48412411
Overwatch1901446940
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege1591055546
Resident Evil 5162128107
Rise of the Tomb Raider65472623
Risen15815111283
Saints Row IV88775836
SimCity70524431
Sims 32077766155
Sims 41831097162
Sleeping Dogs1861469224
Star Wars Battlefront105793833
StarCraft 2306767083
Supreme Commander - FA Bench11510910853
The Crew60605233
The Division71532519
The Elder Scrolls Online89817141
The Evil Within946840
The Secret World66573825
The Witcher 381512514
Thief73635428
Titanfall 2115813631
Titanfall60606047
Tomb Raider28117111251
Torchlight 2155108102
Trackmania Nations Forever34712989
Watch Dogs 264532615
Watch Dogs75612915
World in Conflict - Benchmark47923112479
World of Tanks v8111684740
World of Warcraft34221811757
World of Warships1351199869
X-Plane 10.25105542917
XCOM 27232209