Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: G5 15 (2020)
Laptop announced date: 1st May 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Our Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB 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 Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
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Is the Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - An excellent CPU for running AAA game requirements, especially during the 2021 gaming year. It will be solid for some time to come as well. The processor in this laptop has 6 cores, which makes it excellent for modern gamers, minimising the risk of throttling game processes due to a lack of available cores.
Graphics Card - The graphics card we find in this laptop is a good option for modern AAA game releases in 2021. Modern AAA gaming uses GPU VRAM to help deliver a smooth performance in game. The graphics solution we find here has 6GB of VRAM. This is a good amount for modern gaming.
System Memory - Our review laptop here has an excellent quantity of RAM for 2021 AAA games. The 16GB of RAM will meet the game requirements of the foreseeable future as well.
Screen Size - The screen on this laptop is certainly a good option for game releases in 2021, but there is room for better, should your budget allow. But sometimes larger than this 15.6" is too big and this is definitely a good, portable option for some gamers. Look to the 17 inch laptops for a better physical screen size, so you can enjoy the games more clearly. That is our normal ideal gaming laptop screen size.
Refresh Rate - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. With that in mind, we see that this laptop comes with an excellent 144Hz refresh rate for gaming. Of course, anything over 60Hz is good for gaming focused laptops.
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Far Cry 6, New World and Battlefield 2042 which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 1080p resolution, and at Ultra video settings. With the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile inside this laptop, this graphics card solution will be capable of meeting 489 games at their minimum system requirements and 280 games at their recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games around today.
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Comparing Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 will compare across all permutations of the G5 15 (2020) model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
The Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 is getting a 9.7 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 G5 15 (2020) 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 i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1329.99||0%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1379.99||2%|
|i5-10300H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$919.99||5%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1479.99||8%|
|i5-10300H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$839.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,998.99||50%|
It's good to see how this G5 15 (2020) laptop compares to models outside of its own model range as well. If we look at the very best P2P laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, our laptop has 47% worse performance difference when comparing its price to performance rating. That top laptop currently has a listed price of $999. The 2nd best model for Price to Performance ratings today is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. It’s price is listed as $1049. Comparing our G5 15 (2020) laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 28% worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.
How does the Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
CPU performance is always going to be something we are interested in, when looking to buy a new laptop. So if we compare this G5 15 (2020) laptop to a CPU focused laptop, we will pick today’s top CPU performing laptop at the cheapest price point, then we can use this as a good measuring point for our laptop in question. Using the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop for the best CPU laptop performer comparison tests with our laptop. This puts the top end Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor from that laptop against our review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz, and this comparison shows that laptop to be 35% better in performance compared to our review laptop.
Currently 451 games recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games today are worse in performance than our laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz. Or it is 499 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum cpu specs.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the New World which currently our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz is 41% better next let's see how well it runs against Battlefield 2042. We can see it is 28% better. Ok finally lets see it against Far Cry 6. Here our laptop is 9% better.
How does the Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
A good comparison in terms of graphical power for our review model would be to compare it to one of the most powerful GPU focused laptop’s around today. This type of comparison can show us what another laptop, with a top end graphics hardware solution, can deliver and in turn provide us a relative point of laptop Graphics Card cost comparison. Our comparison GPU focused laptop today that we have selected is a MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, which comes loaded with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB card. This top end GPU is currently delivering 67% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile.
Interestingly we can see 280 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s GPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 489 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile against Far Cry 6. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 23% worse performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have New World and our laptop was 25% better in graphics performance and another popular title today is Battlefield 2042 which we saw our review laptop get 33% worse compared to our laptop gpu.
The Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
There is a lot of talk about getting 4K capable monitors and our review laptop has a 1080p native resolution, and a physical 15.6" panel. Lets explore if it would be better for you to grab a laptop with a 4K screen rather than the 1080p offered here? 4K laptops would likely come with a 60 FPS cap on games, set by the laptop screen’s 60Hz refresh rate. So regardless of what the hardware is capable of in the 4K laptop they couldn't push their FPS beyond that screen refresh rate. Now AAA games today when played at Ultra graphics settings and a 4K resolution likely don't have hardware capable of 60 FPS anyway. This review laptop has 144Hz refresh rate versions available.
So more likely, you will have to lower the screen resolution on your 4K laptop to 1080p or 1440p to run modern AAA games at a frame rate that doesnt stutter. By lowering the pixel count, your game will start to look blurry, as you move away from your laptop monitor’s native resolution in order to get more frames per second. Which immediately defeats the purpose of getting a 4K laptop monitor for gaming. And if your laptop does have the power to run some of the modern games in 4K Ultra, you are likely to want to enjoy them on a larger than 17inch laptop panel. So at a later point perhaps buy a dedicated monitor for your desk that isnt 60Hz restricted, for those games, thus keeping your laptop for mobility.
If you stream 4K content, films, services like Netflix then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be better than the 1080p alternative that the majority of laptops provide.
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
The 1440p gaming monitor that has a great price today and should be a nice accompaniment to the Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. Its current price is $311.99 and it has a 75Hz refresh rate. We have seen this desktop 1440p monitor recorded at a low price on 9th Mar 2021, where we saw it was costing $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Here is a 4K monitor to compliment any laptop - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. We watch a handful and it is currently the best priced at $618. It has a 144Hz refresh rate as well. During these past 2 weeks, this 4K monitor’s price has gone up by $618. Interestingly we spotted this 4k monitor at its lowest recorded price on 13th Nov 2020, where it was priced up as $549.99.
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The primary use we can think of is for streaming 4K movie and TV content, assuming you have access to these services. If this is your primary use for the laptop, rather than gaming then it certainly might be worth considering this.
Paying extra for 4K gaming in a laptop is not really a good investment of your cash at the moment. We would put our extra cash in to a 1080p with better graphics card or maybe a nice mouse or headset. Because with the 4K laptop you may be sad when having to drop your favourite modern games screen resolution to get an ok frame rate. Or perhaps lowering the graphics setting to increase 4K FPS up to a stable and playable amount, only to hit a 60FPS ceiling due to the 60Hz 4K panel limit.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
A mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and currently priced at $12.99. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $32.26 during these past two weeks. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
|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|
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your Dell G5 15 (2020) i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, then the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s 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.