ASUS ROG G751JY Laptop Review: G-Sync Gaming On The Go

Performance: Batman: Arkham Origins and Bioshock Infinite

The G751JY-DB72 fared well in our synthetic benchmarks, but how will it do in actual games? Let's have a look, starting with Batman: Arkham Origins and Bioshock Infinite.

Batman: Arkham Origins
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
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The latest Batman title is a prequel that follows Batman as he develops his fighting techniques and persona as the Dark Knight. The game is built on a modified version of Epic’s Engine 3. We run the benchmark with high quality settings and FXAA.

We've chosen not to update to Batman: Arkham Knight until the game's engine has the majority of its bugs and kinks worked out and Warner Bros. Interactive re-releases it to Steam. 

ASUS G751JY-DB72 Batman Arkham Origins

We expected the ASUS G751JY-DB72 to crush our real-world gaming benchmarks, and it didn't disappoint. It averaged 152 frames per second in Batman: Arkham Origins, and when scenes got busy, it still never dropped below 101 FPS.

One thing you'll notice is this year's model with G-Sync trailed the 2014 configuration by a few frames. They sport the same hardware, save for a slightly faster CPU and of course G-Sync functionality in the newer version. So why does it trail the 2014 setup? There are a number of things that could explain the measly 3 FPS difference, including margin of error, drivers, and background tasks. Given that the scores are so close to each other, we're not concerned with the difference.

BioShock Infinite
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
gameshot bioshock
Also based on Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, BioShock Infinite takes you (as former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt) to the mysterious, flying city of Columbia. You find yourself helping Elizabeth, who soon turns out to have unusual powers. The game is an FPS, but the storyline is as compelling as the battles and Bioshock infinite has won awards and praise for its story and art design.

ASUS G751JY-DB72 Bioshock Infinite

Here again we see the two G751JY laptops perform within just a few frames of each other, both of which are within striking distance of the Alienware system when attached to its graphics amplifier. The difference is negligible, though the advantage of the G751JY is that there's no bulky accessory to reach this level of performance.

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