ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 GX550LWS-XS79
Laptop announced date: 30th November -0001
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Our ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop review today is going to help us understand how well the hardware components in this machine can run today’s modern games. Taking a look at some of the most demanding popular titles we will see some expected frame rates for the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
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Is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2021 with little problem. The 8 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - A good graphics card for gamers, capable of running titles during this 2021 gaming year. Modern AAA gaming can lean on GPU VRAM and this graphics solution comes with 8GB. This makes it excellent for gaming.
System Memory - This laptop system memory is excellent at meeting today’s 2021 system requirements demands and with its 32GB of RAM it will certainly meet the requirements of games into the near future as well.
Screen Size - This screen size, which is 15.6", is a good amount for a laptop panel for modern 2021 games. Often 17inches is ideal for dedicated gaming laptops, but this is the more popular size for portability versus in-game screen viewability. While a smaller laptop provides better portability than perhaps a 15 or 17 inch gaming laptop, it will also compromise your viewability when in game.
Refresh Rate - If you want a gaming laptop then aim for a refresh rate that is more than 60Hz. If you don't clearly see the advertised laptops screen refresh rate then assume it is 60Hz. This would mean that the laptop will be capped at 60FPS when running games. The higher the refresh rate and the FPS then the smoother the game plays as it delivers more images a second to your screen and makes movement feel more responsive in game. After considering that, we can see that this laptop has an excellent 300Hz gaming laptop refresh rate. But otherwise for peace of mind, try and find a laptop panel that is more than 60Hz and that will still be ok.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Far Cry 6, New World and Battlefield 2042. This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. Lets compare the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 492 at their minimum system requirements and then 334 games when looking at their recommended system specs.
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Comparing ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
As you have probably discovered during your research into buying your next gaming laptop, getting an up-to-date value assessment that enables you to compare a laptop’s hardware performance against today’s games is tricky. And especially so, when we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 comes with. What we have done in this ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 is getting a 1.6 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. As not all laptops and their prices are of course valued equally we can see that this version of the ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 laptop is in 1st position on the best Price to Performance value rating. Those closer to 1st place are simply better gaming laptop options regarding the gaming performance they deliver for their price.
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|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 3200MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 300Hz
ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||$6,999.00||0%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K||$8,299.00||14%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i5-10300H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
Lets now see how our ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop compares to the best P2P laptop, which is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our review laptop has 573% worse rating in price to performance and the best laptop for P2P has a listed price of $999. Moving to the 2nd position of the P2P ranking list sits the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, where it has a price of $1049. Our ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 laptop currently has 488% worse Price to Performance rating against this 2nd best model.
How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. We will choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 20% better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
A snapshot today of performance for our processor, we can currently see it beating 478 of the 500 most demanding games available right now. This is considering their recommended system requirements. For a the top 500 Minimum system specs this is 500 games.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Battlefield 2042 recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 37% better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Far Cry 6, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 19% better performance. We also see the 47% better performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game New World for it’s processor requirements.
How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
You will likely be considering buying a graphics and pixel crunching laptop perhaps to meet the latest and future game requirements. We will therefore be wondering how our ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 review laptop competes against other GPU centric laptops in the gaming laptop market. To give us a bit of insight we will compare our laptop with a leading GPU performance laptop and see how its graphics capability performs against it. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 40% better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q from our review laptop.
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 334 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 492 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Far Cry 6 our laptop is 9% worse, and compared to New World it is 48% better , where as against Battlefield 2042 it delivers 20% worse performance.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This laptop’s panel has a physical 15.6" screen that delivers 1920x1080 pixels natively. But should you consider moving from this 1080p laptop and searching for a 4K laptop instead, with the intention of getting better visuals for your games or movies? The refresh rate of a 4K laptop panel is often 60Hz. This figure sets a 60 frames per second cap that locks a game to no matter the capability of the hardware in the 4K laptop. However, today’s AAA games, when running at Ultra graphics settings and 4K resolution, usually require hardware that we don't see in laptops or desktops to even reach that 60FPS cap. This particular laptop refresh rate options are 300Hz.
Drop the 4K screen resolution on your AAA games to 1080p to increase the games frame rate to something more playable, and in doing so will make a game look blurry as it wouldn't be displayed in the 4K laptop’s native resolution. And so is there a point in getting a 4K screen laptop at the moment? If your laptop has hardware to deliver 4K you dont need the laptop to have a 4K display to enjoy modern gaming in this way. Just plug your laptop into a 4K desktop monitor, that will likely not have the 60Hz of most 4K laptop panels.
So why would you get a 4K capable laptop? If you enjoy movies or Netflix at 4K and have access to 4K content via those types of services then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be a great experience, but we still think you wouldn't miss that 4K.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
If you are looking for a desktop monitor with a reasonable refresh rate to accompany the well priced ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop, then the 1440p ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS is our favourite today. It has a 75Hz refresh rate and is currently priced at $311.99. The suggested 1440p monitor price tracker recorded on 9th Mar 2021, where it reached the low cost price of $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
If you wanted to pick up a 4K desktop monitor to go alongside this laptop then the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz looks well priced right now. At $618 it also has a 144Hz refresh rate. Providing some more insight, this 4K Monitor has increased its price by $618 during these past two weeks. So keep your eyes out as it could be cheaper than we have recorded here today. Our 4k monitor price tracker recorded and marked its lowest price on 13th Nov 2020, it reached the lower price of $549.99.
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Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
As you can probably gather from the information above, it's probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop
Of our regular price tracked gaming mice the best value mouse today is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. With its a current price of $12.99 it should work well with this ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $32.26, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment this laptop. Another point of reference for this mouse, is that our lowest recorded price for this mouse was on 15th Aug 2020 where it was costing $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $36.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $34.99.