Acer Predator Helios 300 Review: An Overclockable Gaming Laptop With 144Hz Display

Acer Predator Helios 300: Rise Of The Tomb Raider And Shadow Of Mordor

We've seen how the Predator Helios 300 performs in synthetic benchmarks when pitted against similarly-equipped systems. Now let's have at look at how it performs in actual games, and specifically Rise of the Tomb Raider and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance
Middle Earth: Shadow of War is a fun and stunning game. We tested the Predator Helios 300 with the High image quality preset

Acer Predator Helios 300 Shadow of Mordor

What we saw in the synthetic tests carried over to actual games, which is the Predator Helios 300 making the best use of the GeForce GTX 1060. It easily hit triple digit framerates at its native 1920x1080 resolution, and while not needed by any stretch, overclocking the GPU yielded a small performance bump.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Performance

Rise of the Tomb Raider started as a console port, but the developer updated it with a DirectX 12 code path. It also supports visual effects, like Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, Dynamic Foliage, Bloom shaders, Tessellation and more.

Acer Predator Helios 300 Rise of the Tomb Raider

Different benchmark, same story—the Predator Helios 300 is the fastest laptop with a GeForce GTX 1060 among our contenders. It's a smaller victory in Rise of the Tomb Raider, but a victory nonetheless. And once again, overclocking the GPU results in a few extra FPS.

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