Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › NP5160 v. ASUS N53SV-A1 v. NP5165
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

NP5160 v. ASUS N53SV-A1 v. NP5165

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'm looking at getting a laptop for school that can do some light gaming (I'm going to bring my desktop with me, but it's nice if my laptop could do some), so I'm looking at the Sager NP5160 with a few altered specs.

i7-2630QM
750gb HDD
15.6" screen (1600x900)
GT540m
4GB DDR3-1333
Blu-ray 6x reader

The price comes to $1064.

A similarly spec'd one from ASUS comes out $1158.18, but from what I've heard, the sound is much better on the ASUS one, and the Sager one may or may not have heating issues. Also, the ASUS one is 1366x768, not 1600x900.

My first question is Should the 540 be able to run games like SC2/BC2 at medium/high settings at 1600x900? And if not, do you think the GT555m will be able to? Sager has a new notebook (NP5165) coming out very soon, and would it be beneficial to wait for that? Apparently the only change is the upgrade to a GT555m (and a small price hike).

Thanks for your help!
Edited by Epona - 4/27/11 at 7:41pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 @ 4.0 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX580 Twin Frozer II 3x2gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 Home Pro x64 Optiquest Q2162wb Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
HX850 Antec 902 Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 @ 4.0 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX580 Twin Frozer II 3x2gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 Home Pro x64 Optiquest Q2162wb Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
HX850 Antec 902 Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...M.41715.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...M.41933.0.html

Comparison between the two cards, I would say go for it.
Big Daddy
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4970k ASUS Z97-A 2 x EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified 32GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2 x Samsung 1TB EVO SSD Corsair H80i Windows 10 x64 ASUS ROG Swift M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Vortex Pok3r Corsair 1200W Jonsbo UMX3 Mionix 
  hide details  
Reply
Big Daddy
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4970k ASUS Z97-A 2 x EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified 32GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2 x Samsung 1TB EVO SSD Corsair H80i Windows 10 x64 ASUS ROG Swift M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Vortex Pok3r Corsair 1200W Jonsbo UMX3 Mionix 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
The Sager NP5165 is well worth it. Compared to the GeForce GT 540M, the GT 555M is much more powerful. These are the benchmarks I found, all in average framerates:

Crysis 2 (Very High, 1366x768):
GT 555M: 41.6 FPS
GT 540M: 26.5 FPS

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Ultra/Extra, 1920x1080, 4xAA, 8xAF):
GT 555M: 42.9 FPS
GT 540M: 28 FPS

Mafia II (High, 1366x768, 0xAA, 16xAF):
GT 555M: 45.9 FPS
GT 540M: 34 FPS

Starcraft 2 (High, 1366x768)
GT 555M: 46.4 FPS
GT 540M: 37 FPS

Metro 2033 (DirectX 10, 1366x768, normal, AAA, 4x AF)
GT 555M: 39.2 FPS
GT 540M: 36 FPS

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (High, 1366x768, HBAO on, 1xAA, 4x AF)
GT 555M: 41.3 FPS
GT 540M: 30 FPS

Need for Speed: Shift (All on/High, 1366x768, 4x AA, Tri AF)
GT 555M: 55.3 FPS
GT 540M: 30 FPS

Overall, it's around 40% faster. Pretty much all games are playable on medium/high settings combo at 1600x900. On the 540M, you have to go down into all medium settings at 1366x768. That, and the TDP is almost the same: 32W and 35W. The NP5160 didn't really have any overheating issues, so this should be the same story.

I don't really see any reason to get the ASUS. I think the Sager marks the perfect balance between performance, size, price, and battery life. It weighs 5.7 pounds, battery life is 4 hours when web browsing, and costs just a bit more than $1000. I specced out one for myself and, with these options, it came out at $1105:

15.6" 1920x1080 LED Display
Intel Core i7 2630QM Quad-Core
GeForce GT 555M with Optimus
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
6x Blu-Ray Reader
500GB 7200RPM HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks man! Didn't even realize you could get the NP5165 already, I thought it was coming early May... now I'm gonna have to drop a few extra bucks for it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 @ 4.0 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX580 Twin Frozer II 3x2gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 Home Pro x64 Optiquest Q2162wb Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
HX850 Antec 902 Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 @ 4.0 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX580 Twin Frozer II 3x2gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 Home Pro x64 Optiquest Q2162wb Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
HX850 Antec 902 Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Epona View Post
Thanks man! Didn't even realize you could get the NP5165 already, I thought it was coming early May... now I'm gonna have to drop a few extra bucks for it.
Of course, you can also save money by opting out from some options. If you already have Windows 7 Retail, you save $90 there. If you don't care for Blu-Ray and want a DVD+RW drive instead, you can save $80 there. Then the price would come down to $940. If you want Windows but not the Blu-Ray, it costs $1027. The 1920x1080 display is now a default, and from the reviews I've read with the NP5160, it's very nice.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I wanted to bluray since most of my movies are bluray, but I do have a copy of Windows 7 already, and if I want another I could get the one for $30 with the student discount... I'll have to think about it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 @ 4.0 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX580 Twin Frozer II 3x2gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 Home Pro x64 Optiquest Q2162wb Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
HX850 Antec 902 Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 @ 4.0 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX580 Twin Frozer II 3x2gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 Home Pro x64 Optiquest Q2162wb Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
HX850 Antec 902 Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
I'm buying this one.. gonna put it on my big american charge card.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › NP5160 v. ASUS N53SV-A1 v. NP5165