Dell G7 15 Gaming Laptop Review: Affordable, Stylish, And Powerful

Dell G7 15 Gaming: Rise Of The Tomb Raider And Shadow Of Mordor

Dell's G7 15 Gaming shows the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q holding its own 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 G7 15 Gaming with the High image quality preset

Dell G7 15 Gaming Shadow of Mordor

At the laptop's native 1920x1080 resolution, it mingles with other mobile systems powered by a full GeForce GTX 1060. This is another solid showing for both Dell and NVIDIA's Max-Q design. We should also note that the G7 is well into triple-digit framerate territory here—there's no need to lower the resolution for playable action.

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.

Dell G7 15 Gaming Rise of the Tomb Raider

Just as we saw in Shadow of Mordor, the GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q did not hold the G7 back in Rise of the Tomb Raider, compared to other GeForce GTX 1060 laptops. It was just the opposite in fact, as it ran just a tad faster, seemingly benefiting from a performance boost from its 6-core Core i7-8750H processor inside. And once again, the G7 15 shows it is quite adept at gaming at its native 1920x1080 resolution.

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