Performance in benchmarks
To get a better and more "professional" image of how the ASUS ROG G752VT does in terms of performance, we tested it with a couple of benchmarks.
The first thing we measured was how fast Windows starts on this laptop. We used BootRacer in order to see how much it takes to boot Windows 10. The average result of 78 seconds is quite a lot of time. Purchasing the version with an SSD drive will improve the startup time a lot.
Next, we ran a few tests with the popular benchmarking suite PCMark 8. For the first series of tests we used the Home accelerated preset, in order to measure the average performance offered in average daily activities like Office work, browsing the Web, light image editing or video chat. Even if this is a gaming laptop, we consider it important to see how well it does in such situations too. After all, even gaming laptops are likely to be used for "domestic" activities, not only for gaming. The ASUS ROG G752VT obtained a score of 4538 points, which is quite a lot and shows that it has no problems whatsoever in performing this type of computing activit y.
Due to their powerful hardware components, gaming laptops are often devices that tend to be bought not only by gamers but also by photographers and video-editing professionals. That's why we also ran a few tests with the Creative accelerated preset from PCMark 8. These tests measured the performance offered by the ASUS ROG G752VT when doing more demanding tasks like video editing and photo processing, but also gaming. The average result we got was of 5453 points, which is again a very good result.
Now that we've seen how the ASUS ROG G752VT handles everyday computing situations, it was time for us to get serious and look at the gaming capabilities it offered. This is a gaming laptop and it is a device with serious hardware power. So we moved on and we ran some benchmarks with 3DMark Vantage. When using the Performance preset, the ASUS ROG G752VT got a score of 23227 points, mainly due to the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M video card.
Then, still on 3DMark Vantage , we used the Extreme preset and we managed to get an average score of 16378 points - again, a very good result.
In the latest 3DMark benchmarking tests, the ASUS ROG G752VT managed to get a score of 6406 points in the Fire Strike 1.1 test, 13651 points in the Sky Diver 1.0 test, 11715 points in the Cloud Gate 1.1 test and 18313 points in the Ice Storm 1.2 test. All these are very good results, that show that the ASUS ROG G752VT is a powerful gaming laptop.
We used the ASUS ROG G752VT to play quite a few games. We played BioShock: Infinite, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Tomb Raider and Metro 2033: Redux. We always used high or ultra video settings and all of them played OK, with no stutter or lag. Thanks to its sixth generation Core i7 Intel processor and to its powerful NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M graphics card, this laptop can handle any new game without problems.
On the highest video settings possible, the benchmark tool from Tomb Raider showed that the ASUS ROG G752VT manages to render an average of 59.7 frames per second with a minimum of 44.6 fps.
We also ran the benchmark tool offered by BioShock: Infinite. The ASUS ROG G752VT managed to obtain an average FPS of 70.16 with a minimum of 29.79.
The benchmark tool included with Metro 2033: Redux showed that the ASUS ROG G752VT is capable of rendering game scenes at an average FPS of 28.92, with a minimum of 11.36. Although these results might seem poor, they aren't. Keep in mind that we used the highest quality settings possible and that the Metro 2033: Redux is a very demanding game.
This gaming laptop is available to purchase with multiple storage options.
The variant we tested was using only a traditional 1TB hard disk drive. Even if this HDD is not the weakest of its kind, as it spins at 7200 RPM and has a 32MB buffer, it still is only a hard drive, which means it's a lot slower than any SSD. To see how it fast the HDD is, we used CrystalDiskMark and the read/write results were decent, as you can see in the screenshot below.
The ASUS ROG G752VT shines when it comes to system cooling. ASUS did a very good job here and that showed in our heat tests. The first test we did was to run Prime95 to keep the CPU at 100% while monitoring its temperature for more than an hour. We were very happy to see that the CPU didn't get hotter than 74 degrees Celsi us (165 degrees Fahrenheit).
The graphics card is a hardware component that tends to heat even more than the processor. To test it, we used FurMark and NVIDIA's Geforce GTX 970M didn't go hotter than 61 degrees Celsius (142 degrees Fahrenheit), which is an excellent result.
We also used Powermark in order to see how long the ASUS ROG G752VT can run on battery only. While using the Balanced test, which uses an even split between web browsing, word processing, video and gaming workloads, the laptop managed to hold on for 2 hours and 24 minutes.
When running the Entertainment test from Powermark , which focuses on video and gaming workloads, the battery life decreased even further, down to only 2 hours and 14 minutes. Both these results show that the battery autonomy is not one of the strongest points of the ASUS ROG G752VT. Its powerful hardware demands a lot of energy.
The benchmark tests are maybe the most important aspects of any gaming device. Every game we played and every test we used to stress the ASUS ROG G752VT worked great and had good results. The sixth generation Intel i7 put together with NVIDIA's Geforce GTX 970M do a fine job at running any game you want, at high or ultra video settings. The GTX 970M may not be the strongest graphics card out there, but it can handle pretty much anything you throw at it.
The ASUS ROG G752VT is one of the best high-end gaming laptops available on the market and the hardware it packs is more than enough for any gaming workload. The powerful processor and the strong graphics card coupled with the very good air cooling system help this device get very good results in any game you run. The futuristic design looks great even if it has some inconsistencies. Overall, ASUS ROG G752VT is a good addition to the Republic Of Gamers lineup and it is worth considering when purchasing your next gaming laptop.