Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop announced date: 5th February 2020
Last reviewed: 5th February 2020
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Its not easy trying to find out how well today’s laptops compare against other mobile gaming solutions. This review will take a look at the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K and compare it against today's current demanding games. We will also be working out how its release price relates to the performance of the laptop, to give us a guide on how well the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K hardware compares to other laptops available today.
Is the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - A Core i9-9980HK 8-Core 2.4GHz CPU that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2020. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 8 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2020 gaming. Dont underestimate the importance of your GPU VRAM in modern gaming. Fortunately this GPU has 8GB, making it an excellent gamers choice of GPU.
System Memory - This laptop’s 32GB of RAM is excellent for 2020 gaming.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" is an excellent screen size for modern gaming in 2020. While it is not essential to have a big laptop for gaming, having this size of physical screen space, to see your games and the in-game menus, will become quickly apparent.
Refresh Rate - I personally wouldnt consider getting a gaming laptop with a screen panel that had a refresh rate of 60Hz. The refresh rate number is the number of times an image can be displayed to the screen by the laptop's own screen. So if I had paid more money for a good graphics card and CPU and RAM then even though the hardware might be able to get 150FPS on Ultra settings in the latest games, the laptop screen would only display 60FPS. The more FPS capable of being displayed to screen the smoother and sharper the response of the game you are playing. An ideal minimum refresh rate amount would be around 144Hz for a great gaming laptop, but you can certainly get some with even higher refresh rates than that. This laptop comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. Which is just ok for gaming. There are better and if you want to enjoy higher frame rates you will look for a gaming laptop with a higher refresh rate.
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K laptop
A key choice in any gaming laptop is making sure we identify the right graphics card in the laptop and know what it is capable of in today's gaming landscape. With this laptop we are taking a closer look at how its total laptop value compares to its capability when it comes to running modern demanding games. Also lets take a look at it when running modern popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassins Creed: Valhalla in ultra graphics settings on its native screen resolution of 4K. With the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile inside this laptop, this graphics card solution will be capable of meeting 500 games at their minimum system requirements and 492 games at their recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games around today.
Comparing Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K to all other laptops in terms of how much its $4633.94 reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.
With a P2P rating of 3.6 today the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. This Predator Triton 900 configuration is placed at 3rd position, when we order the range by their price to performance ratings. Those getting closer to the 1st position in this list will be better gaming laptops for their price.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i9-9980HK 8-Core 2.4GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
32GB DDR4 2666MHz
17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
3x USB 3.0
Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Lets now see how our Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K 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 317%worse rating in price to performance and the best laptop for P2P has a listed price of $986.99. Moving to the 2nd position of the P2P ranking list sits the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, where it has a price of $858.54. Our Predator Triton 900 laptop currently has 287%worse Price to Performance rating against this 2nd best model.
How does the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Our laptop CPU beats 499 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 500 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
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 Watch Dogs Legion which currently our Core i9-9980HK 8-Core 2.4GHz is 38%better next let's see how well it runs against Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We can see it is 38%better. Ok finally lets see it against Cyberpunk 2077. Here our laptop is 38%better.
How does the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key hardware aspects in any laptop is certainly the graphics card. Our Predator Triton 900 laptop’s GPU solution can be compared against a laptop that has one of the most powerful GPU’s around today, which will give us a relative benchmark. And will help us know how this laptop performs against the top end GPU laptop available today. Today’s MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K comes with one of the more powerful laptop graphics solutions available for game crunching at the moment, making it a good one to compare against our review laptops GPU. We will use its GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB to compare against our GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 16%better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 492 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 500 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 59%better performance while against Watch Dogs Legion it’s 59%better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 59%better.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K laptop
A great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the Acer Predator Triton 900 i9-9980HK RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD 4K is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently priced at $11.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $19 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
We price track a number of good value gaming headset and the one that currently stands out is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which is currently available for $47.14. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.