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Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU 15.6, Ryzen 7, 16GB, 512GB SSD, 120HZ, GTX 1660 Ti Gaming Laptop £881.10 @ AO
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU 15.6, Ryzen 7, 16GB, 512GB SSD, 120HZ, GTX 1660 Ti Gaming Laptop £881.10 @ AO

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  • Dedicated GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti 6GB graphics
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H quad core processor
  • 16GB of DDR4 RAM - run the most demanding software
  • 512GB SSD offers loads of storage & super-fast loading
  • HyperCool tech & anti-dust design for peak performance

Aim for the sky with this high-flying Asus ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop. It’s got a special anti-dust casing to keep everything running smoothly, while the on-board HyperCool cooling system ensures amazing performance during hardcore sessions. And if you can’t wait to jump into the latest releases, there’s a 512GB SSD under the hood that offers plenty of storage, as well as lightning-fast loads times.

You’ll be completely immersed in the action from the get-go, since its dedicated GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics cards fills your screen with gorgeous visuals and special effects. Plus, it’ll breeze through blockbuster games thanks to the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 quad core processor and 16GB of RAM.
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Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's firmly "okay" in my book, as in for the price of it and what you get for your money in terms of design, build quality and actual performance. Having used it myself a bit, and seen some other games played on it, it's nothing to turn your nose up at. That said, I wish I'd spent a bit more and went with an Intel base laptop instead for her. Some games do stutter quite a bit, GTAV and Fortnite to mention two. Apex Legends seems to run relatively smoothly on it however, as does Forza Horizon 4.

As for the screen, it was better than I was led to believe it would be. I have a 4K/144hz Acer X27 monitor myself, had them side by side while I was setting the laptop up and I couldn't say that it looked like a bad screen at all. It seemed just fine to me, not to dim nor too washed out in my opinion.

Noise-wise, again better than I expected. First experience with a gaming laptop myself and i knew that they were meant to be loud. So given this is a slim laptop with a 35w CPU and 60w GPU, I was expecting it to be a bit of a jet engine yet it was quite reasonable. Sounds like a PS4 under load, just without any disc drive/HDD vibrations.


Overall, not bad. If I saw an Intel based laptop with a 1660Ti in it for a £1000ish I'd go for that instead though.
Enet17/09/2019 03:17

That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference …That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference as most modern games are GPU not CPU intensive. Then having an issue with two older games at the opposite ends of the spectrum for graphics power required is also weird. This "sounds like" your graphics card drivers need updating, then maybe use GeForce NOW to optimise the settings.


All drivers were up to date, no need for GeForce now however as I’m quite capable of adjusting sliders in a menu.

GTA and Fortnite just prefer single threaded performance, and the 3750H is based on the Zen+ architecture and not the newer Zen 2 architecture. It’s roughly close to a 2400G, but capped to 35W and bound by 2400mhz DDR4.
It lacks clockspeed, memory latency and raw memory bandwidth which are all important to varying degrees in different games.


Newer games using using well implemented DX12 or Vulkan however tends to be much lighter on the CPU. FH4 is on DX12 and runs incredibly smoothly. Apart from the resolution it looked just as good as it did on my own PC with a 9900K/2080Ti.
PhattyHUKD16/09/2019 23:08

Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's …Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's firmly "okay" in my book, as in for the price of it and what you get for your money in terms of design, build quality and actual performance. Having used it myself a bit, and seen some other games played on it, it's nothing to turn your nose up at. That said, I wish I'd spent a bit more and went with an Intel base laptop instead for her. Some games do stutter quite a bit, GTAV and Fortnite to mention two. Apex Legends seems to run relatively smoothly on it however, as does Forza Horizon 4. As for the screen, it was better than I was led to believe it would be. I have a 4K/144hz Acer X27 monitor myself, had them side by side while I was setting the laptop up and I couldn't say that it looked like a bad screen at all. It seemed just fine to me, not to dim nor too washed out in my opinion. Noise-wise, again better than I expected. First experience with a gaming laptop myself and i knew that they were meant to be loud. So given this is a slim laptop with a 35w CPU and 60w GPU, I was expecting it to be a bit of a jet engine yet it was quite reasonable. Sounds like a PS4 under load, just without any disc drive/HDD vibrations. Overall, not bad. If I saw an Intel based laptop with a 1660Ti in it for a £1000ish I'd go for that instead though.


That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference as most modern games are GPU not CPU intensive. Then having an issue with two older games at the opposite ends of the spectrum for graphics power required is also weird. This "sounds like" your graphics card drivers need updating, then maybe use GeForce NOW to optimise the settings.
Edited by: "Enet" 17th Sep
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12 months interest free plan available too.
This is a stonker of a deal! If only the Mrs wouldn't kill me if I did it!
Cracking deal!
This looks good and surely has to be good for video or photo editing ect as well as gaming ... thanks
Deano120016/09/2019 21:55

This is a stonker of a deal! If only the Mrs wouldn't kill me if I did it!


No need to explain what the full price was. sell it as it was box opened etc..
The display on this is so dim
Wouldn't touch an ASUS laptop again if you paid me
Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's firmly "okay" in my book, as in for the price of it and what you get for your money in terms of design, build quality and actual performance. Having used it myself a bit, and seen some other games played on it, it's nothing to turn your nose up at. That said, I wish I'd spent a bit more and went with an Intel base laptop instead for her. Some games do stutter quite a bit, GTAV and Fortnite to mention two. Apex Legends seems to run relatively smoothly on it however, as does Forza Horizon 4.

As for the screen, it was better than I was led to believe it would be. I have a 4K/144hz Acer X27 monitor myself, had them side by side while I was setting the laptop up and I couldn't say that it looked like a bad screen at all. It seemed just fine to me, not to dim nor too washed out in my opinion.

Noise-wise, again better than I expected. First experience with a gaming laptop myself and i knew that they were meant to be loud. So given this is a slim laptop with a 35w CPU and 60w GPU, I was expecting it to be a bit of a jet engine yet it was quite reasonable. Sounds like a PS4 under load, just without any disc drive/HDD vibrations.


Overall, not bad. If I saw an Intel based laptop with a 1660Ti in it for a £1000ish I'd go for that instead though.
PhattyHUKD16/09/2019 23:08

Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's …Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's firmly "okay" in my book, as in for the price of it and what you get for your money in terms of design, build quality and actual performance. Having used it myself a bit, and seen some other games played on it, it's nothing to turn your nose up at. That said, I wish I'd spent a bit more and went with an Intel base laptop instead for her. Some games do stutter quite a bit, GTAV and Fortnite to mention two. Apex Legends seems to run relatively smoothly on it however, as does Forza Horizon 4. As for the screen, it was better than I was led to believe it would be. I have a 4K/144hz Acer X27 monitor myself, had them side by side while I was setting the laptop up and I couldn't say that it looked like a bad screen at all. It seemed just fine to me, not to dim nor too washed out in my opinion. Noise-wise, again better than I expected. First experience with a gaming laptop myself and i knew that they were meant to be loud. So given this is a slim laptop with a 35w CPU and 60w GPU, I was expecting it to be a bit of a jet engine yet it was quite reasonable. Sounds like a PS4 under load, just without any disc drive/HDD vibrations. Overall, not bad. If I saw an Intel based laptop with a 1660Ti in it for a £1000ish I'd go for that instead though.


That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference as most modern games are GPU not CPU intensive. Then having an issue with two older games at the opposite ends of the spectrum for graphics power required is also weird. This "sounds like" your graphics card drivers need updating, then maybe use GeForce NOW to optimise the settings.
Edited by: "Enet" 17th Sep
Hmm considering this, it looks ideal for my DJ setup.. To run Rekordbox and connect to my mixing 'decks'
I read that the 16GB of RAM is set up as dual channel, which is a good thing for the 3750H. According to Jarrod Tech it can make a big difference to certain games.

Enet17/09/2019 03:17

That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference …That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference as most modern games are GPU not CPU intensive. Then having an issue with two older games at the opposite ends of the spectrum for graphics power required is also weird. This "sounds like" your graphics card drivers need updating, then maybe use GeForce NOW to optimise the settings.


All drivers were up to date, no need for GeForce now however as I’m quite capable of adjusting sliders in a menu.

GTA and Fortnite just prefer single threaded performance, and the 3750H is based on the Zen+ architecture and not the newer Zen 2 architecture. It’s roughly close to a 2400G, but capped to 35W and bound by 2400mhz DDR4.
It lacks clockspeed, memory latency and raw memory bandwidth which are all important to varying degrees in different games.


Newer games using using well implemented DX12 or Vulkan however tends to be much lighter on the CPU. FH4 is on DX12 and runs incredibly smoothly. Apart from the resolution it looked just as good as it did on my own PC with a 9900K/2080Ti.
Great deal. Just pulled the trigger after about 6 months of hesitation. Thanks op
PhattyHUKD17/09/2019 10:31

All drivers were up to date, no need for GeForce now however as I’m quite c …All drivers were up to date, no need for GeForce now however as I’m quite capable of adjusting sliders in a menu. GTA and Fortnite just prefer single threaded performance, and the 3750H is based on the Zen+ architecture and not the newer Zen 2 architecture. It’s roughly close to a 2400G, but capped to 35W and bound by 2400mhz DDR4. It lacks clockspeed, memory latency and raw memory bandwidth which are all important to varying degrees in different games. Newer games using using well implemented DX12 or Vulkan however tends to be much lighter on the CPU. FH4 is on DX12 and runs incredibly smoothly. Apart from the resolution it looked just as good as it did on my own PC with a 9900K/2080Ti.


Now that's a complete reply
Joe90_guy17/09/2019 06:15

I read that the 16GB of RAM is set up as dual channel, which is a good …I read that the 16GB of RAM is set up as dual channel, which is a good thing for the 3750H. According to Jarrod Tech it can make a big difference to certain games.[Video]



I have the GM501 which came with 16 GB in single channel so I purchased an extra 16 GB and went dual channel but it made 0 difference to any of my games or benchmarks... perhaps I just play the wrong ones
Anyone, best laptop for 5-600 quid right now? need a backlight in keyboard
idontbyte17/09/2019 11:12

I have the GM501 which came with 16 GB in single channel so I purchased an …I have the GM501 which came with 16 GB in single channel so I purchased an extra 16 GB and went dual channel but it made 0 difference to any of my games or benchmarks... perhaps I just play the wrong ones



This where I read the 16GB was dual channel...

scan.co.uk/pro…0-t

I have to say your experience mirrors mine. Whenever I've added more memory, it's made bugger all difference!
Bit off Topic but AMD have just released a new EPYC 7742 CPU that can perform real-time 8K resolution HEVC encoding. In laymans terms that means it can render sixteen 1080p 10bit displays at +60 fps. That would be a massive wall using 32'' monitors!
Edited by: "anthony.james" 17th Sep
This AMD CPU is slower then Intel 8750h but considering price difference its very good value deal.
Edited by: "TankDeal" 17th Sep
TankDeal17/09/2019 12:40

This AMD CPU is slower then Intel 8750h but considering price difference …This AMD CPU is slower then Intel 8750h but considering price difference its very good value deal.



Not if you overclock it a bit.
design looks great and i heard that the screen is amazing, Will be one of my top picks as I look to renew my lenovo y50-70
PhattyHUKD16/09/2019 23:08

Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's …Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's firmly "okay" in my book, as in for the price of it and what you get for your money in terms of design, build quality and actual performance. Having used it myself a bit, and seen some other games played on it, it's nothing to turn your nose up at. That said, I wish I'd spent a bit more and went with an Intel base laptop instead for her. Some games do stutter quite a bit, GTAV and Fortnite to mention two. Apex Legends seems to run relatively smoothly on it however, as does Forza Horizon 4. As for the screen, it was better than I was led to believe it would be. I have a 4K/144hz Acer X27 monitor myself, had them side by side while I was setting the laptop up and I couldn't say that it looked like a bad screen at all. It seemed just fine to me, not to dim nor too washed out in my opinion. Noise-wise, again better than I expected. First experience with a gaming laptop myself and i knew that they were meant to be loud. So given this is a slim laptop with a 35w CPU and 60w GPU, I was expecting it to be a bit of a jet engine yet it was quite reasonable. Sounds like a PS4 under load, just without any disc drive/HDD vibrations. Overall, not bad. If I saw an Intel based laptop with a 1660Ti in it for a £1000ish I'd go for that instead though.


Good luck with that mental illness treatment. Btw AMD CPUs don't make games stutter. Just in case you hit your head again and forget.
PhattyHUKD16/09/2019 23:08

Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's …Bought this last week for £930 for my partner to play some games on. It's firmly "okay" in my book, as in for the price of it and what you get for your money in terms of design, build quality and actual performance. Having used it myself a bit, and seen some other games played on it, it's nothing to turn your nose up at. That said, I wish I'd spent a bit more and went with an Intel base laptop instead for her. Some games do stutter quite a bit, GTAV and Fortnite to mention two. Apex Legends seems to run relatively smoothly on it however, as does Forza Horizon 4. As for the screen, it was better than I was led to believe it would be. I have a 4K/144hz Acer X27 monitor myself, had them side by side while I was setting the laptop up and I couldn't say that it looked like a bad screen at all. It seemed just fine to me, not to dim nor too washed out in my opinion. Noise-wise, again better than I expected. First experience with a gaming laptop myself and i knew that they were meant to be loud. So given this is a slim laptop with a 35w CPU and 60w GPU, I was expecting it to be a bit of a jet engine yet it was quite reasonable. Sounds like a PS4 under load, just without any disc drive/HDD vibrations. Overall, not bad. If I saw an Intel based laptop with a 1660Ti in it for a £1000ish I'd go for that instead though.


What fps do you get on Fortnite on low settings?
stanlenin17/09/2019 15:14

Good luck with that mental illness treatment. Btw AMD CPUs don't make …Good luck with that mental illness treatment. Btw AMD CPUs don't make games stutter. Just in case you hit your head again and forget.


I’m not interested in your fanboyism or personal insults. My overall impressions of this laptop and the specs are positive so take your inane comments elsewhere, you’re dragging this site down
For having a 1660ti, this laptop massively underperforms. So it's either CPU bound, has questionable thermals or the boost clocks are poor.

Here's a 1650 that absolutely hammers it:
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CrispyHKDuck17/09/2019 16:25

What fps do you get on Fortnite on low settings?


The GPU in this laptop can get over 100fps in Fortnite at max settings, just toning down to high settings will get you enough frames to exceed the display's 120Hz refresh rate.
Enet17/09/2019 03:17

That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference …That's weird. For a start the CPU shouldn't make that much of a difference as most modern games are GPU not CPU intensive. Then having an issue with two older games at the opposite ends of the spectrum for graphics power required is also weird. This "sounds like" your graphics card drivers need updating, then maybe use GeForce NOW to optimise the settings.


They are still bound by both, quite frequently. Really anything less than a desktop Skylake is likely to be insufficient to sustain 60fps at all times in a lot of games, especially if they're open world. It's the low clocks that hurt the 3750H and the Zen+ IPC isn't high enough to overcome that.
stanlenin17/09/2019 15:14

Good luck with that mental illness treatment. Btw AMD CPUs don't make …Good luck with that mental illness treatment. Btw AMD CPUs don't make games stutter. Just in case you hit your head again and forget.



Probably left it in power saving mode which would explain how quiet it was...
drachers17/09/2019 16:51

Probably left it in power saving mode which would explain how quiet it …Probably left it in power saving mode which would explain how quiet it was...


Nope, it was on the turbo preset via the Asus software.
Saw this deal last week, didn't think I it was that amazing so didn't post. Clearly HUKDers think differently
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