The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 sports an Intel Core i5-10300H processor, which is paired with an GeForce GTX 1650Ti, dedicated graphics card from the Nvidia stable. The Intel processor on the Acer laptop offers 4 cores running at base clock speeds of 2.5GHz along with support for hyper-threading, allowing it to process 8 threads in one go. The maximum turbo clock speed for the processor is pegged at 4.5GHz. The laptop comes with 8GB RAM and offers 256GB of SSD based storage paired with a 1TB HDD. The 15.6-inch, 1080p IPS display panel on the laptop is rated at 300 nits of maximum brightness.
To test the performance of the laptop, we ran a series of synthetic industry standard benchmarks along with logging real world performance across 8 of the most popular games today. You can find the test report below. The display of the laptop was tested using a combination of hardware and software tools that can test the display for color accuracy and peak brightness levels. We also conducted thermal management tests to check for surface temperatures after running a few stress tests in a loop.
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 delivered stable performance across our entire testing period, we did not experience any abnormal heating, reboots or visual artifacts during our testing. The performance numbers are inline with the hardware configuration and this Acer laptop keeps the surface temperatures under check, the laptop never got excessively hot, and nor did it suffer from any serious throttling issues during our testing.