AMD Is Crushing Intel in Laptops Too?? - ASUS Zephyrus GA502 Review

  • Published: 17 June 2019
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  • Bvrt AWGE
    Bvrt AWGE  6 hours back

    Zephyrus G vs ROG G? Or something else for ~1000$

    • x9x9x9
      x9x9x9  2 days back

      its funny how the main selling point for me is that it has no camera

      • iiElysium x
        iiElysium x  4 days back

        "kickbacks" you mean bribes, lets be honest here about what these "kickbacks" are

        • iiElysium x
          iiElysium x  4 days back

          webcams, the least used and most complained about part of any laptop

          • Black Hole
            Black Hole  4 days back


            • M Y
              M Y  4 days back

              This is currently 899.99 at best buy.

              • JHayler7
                JHayler7  4 days back

                This or Acer Predator Helios 300

                • Q8 Tech
                  Q8 Tech  5 days back

                  i have ordered this laptop before i see this video
                  i not care about webcam or RGB
                  so i think cons is wifi only ? i not use wifi much in home only Ethernet
                  but in starbucks using wifi , so confused do i need cancel my order from amazon ?

                  • Chrysty87
                    Chrysty87  3 days back

                    just replace the wifi card and you'll be good to go.

                • KèKèGSnap Snape
                  KèKèGSnap Snape  1 weeks back

                  This laptop is an absolute win! I have one myself, same as the video and ill be using this until its had its day

                  • xWARVICx
                    xWARVICx  1 weeks back

                    6:07 Words of wisdom.

                    • eldest221
                      eldest221  1 weeks back

                      what is the battery life :) ?

                      • joshua41175
                        joshua41175  2 weeks back

                        So are we gonna get a benchmark run of integrated graphics on notebooks. IE ice lake vs Cobalt vs ryzen.

                        • Lisban Jude
                          Lisban Jude  2 weeks back

                          Review MSI alpha 15

                          • Aaron
                            Aaron  2 weeks back

                            Hey Linus I bought this laptop recently but have been having problems with the keyboard backlight not working, even after installing ATK drivers off of ASUS, any recommendations to fix it?

                            • DJRingKing
                              DJRingKing  2 weeks back

                              +style points for playing crab rave

                              • Micah Reigel
                                Micah Reigel  3 weeks back

                                “So, that’s gross.” - Linus 2019. Made my day lol

                                • Gamest Gaming
                                  Gamest Gaming  3 weeks back

                                  that zephyrus is my baby

                                  • Eugenio B
                                    Eugenio B  3 weeks back

                                    For the same price you get better and faster intel cpus (on rog strix iii or predator 300 etc), 1660ti not maxqued, rgbs, 144z panels etc. This is not a good price/performance laptop. It may be a good machine under the cooling/thermals/fan noise aspect, but not overall. And the wifi.. Oh please

                                    • Eugenio B
                                      Eugenio B  3 days back

                                      @Chrysty87 the rog strix iii is almost the same size (of course the 15,6 inches one) and incredibly elegant. Rgbs can be turned off. And of course, slick = worse thermals

                                    • Chrysty87
                                      Chrysty87  3 days back

                                      All the laptops you mentioned are enormous and scream gamer laptop compared to this slick one.

                                  • James Van Grevenbroek
                                    James Van Grevenbroek  3 weeks back

                                    What would you name this the best gaming laptop under 1200 dollar?

                                    • Rhajib Asadil
                                      Rhajib Asadil  3 weeks back

                                      Fucking ads

                                      • Tyler Class
                                        Tyler Class  4 weeks back

                                        Im ok with no webcam, as long as it still has windows hello

                                        • Jack London
                                          Jack London  4 weeks back

                                          Was this suffering from the same no boost single core issue the 3500 was in your recent review?

                                          • Abhay Suji
                                            Abhay Suji  4 weeks back

                                            What's better this, the Lenovo y540 or the Asus tuf

                                            • Sushil Rai
                                              Sushil Rai  4 weeks back

                                              I heard ryzens performs worse than intel in Adobe coz it lacks g sync, true? why no comment on video editing?

                                              • Chad Temple
                                                Chad Temple  4 weeks back

                                                I don’t understand why reviewers bitch about a webcam. I don’t know ANYONE that actually uses a webcam.

                                                • DarkCrasher
                                                  DarkCrasher  4 weeks back

                                                  always when i play games with this thing ( like bf1,Overwatch, or Borderlands 3) it gets a complete shutdown after a short time (15- 20 mins). Then u got 10 fps, the processor and graphics card dosnt do anything and the device gets cooler, but to regain the power it has normally I have to restart that motherf*cking piece of shit(it´s 2 months old). I´m very likely to throw it on the trash where it belongs to and I´ll never touch a gaming laptop again.

                                                  • sjvr oculus
                                                    sjvr oculus  4 weeks back

                                                    CPU throttling after latest BIOS update i.e. 208
                                                    Getting frame drops in every title because CPU drops it's frequency to 400Mhz :(
                                                    is there any workaround?
                                                    I really don't want to return this laptop since everything else is working fine

                                                    • NewBgeminem
                                                      NewBgeminem  4 weeks back

                                                      "For a gaming machine, there is very little benefit going over 4 cores" Wut ?

                                                      • Marc Diether Perez
                                                        Marc Diether Perez  1 months back

                                                        Does a Gaming Laptop also good for video editing and animation?

                                                        • Jeppe Petersen
                                                          Jeppe Petersen  1 months back

                                                          I have some questions for anyone willing to help:
                                                          Is the screen ok for general media consumption?
                                                          I know the cpu only have 4 cores, is that a big problem? (For longevity)

                                                          Thank you very much for your help

                                                          • Khazar Rec
                                                            Khazar Rec  1 months back

                                                            Hey Linus,
                                                            as i am preparing myself for the coming up black friday, I am really curious about this years available budget gaming lapttops of ~1000€. So i have reasons for not getting a desktop pc, otherwise i wouldnt have even started this whole gaming laptop soul searching thing.
                                                            So concerning this video, obviously Amds 3750H+1660 TI combination is a possible contestant.
                                                            Yet i saw very informativ videos showing much greater results in a lot of games with 6 cores or more.
                                                            Source YT: "4cores vs 6cores vs 8cores Which is enough for Gaming in 2019"
                                                            This definitely pushes intels 9750H+1660 TI combination to the front.

                                                            Yet there is a problem too:
                                                            intels more expensive 9750H is just not that much better than the 8750H. But: any intel 8750H only comes with a 1060 gtx as a possible contestant. There are no 8750h+1660 ti combinations which makes this whole intel combinations point utterly pointles. You are forced to pay more to get the better performing 1660 TI or you have to go AMD.
                                                            Result: Since many good gaming laptops are actually better performing with a 8750H, yet dont have that 1660 ti combination, AMD is a stronger contestant overall.

                                                            Source YT: "Intel Core i7-9750H vs Core i7-8750H Benchmarked, Why Does This New CPU Exist!?"

                                                            I constantly begin to question why AMD hasnt invested yet into the mobile market with its new 7nm architecture, and i think its a huge bummer they havent done so given the very confusing and bad variety of the current gaming laptop landscape. And looking at Amds current higher mobile gpus and how they simple suck, they not even considered in this equation.

                                                            • Waylimce
                                                              Waylimce  1 months back

                                                              (Corny Joke Alert) It’s a Ryzen up ryzing

                                                              • varun taneja
                                                                varun taneja  1 months back

                                                                Best moments 4:45 - 4:52

                                                                • Nexus Cabañelez
                                                                  Nexus Cabañelez  2 months back


                                                                  • vijay surendran
                                                                    vijay surendran  2 months back

                                                                    Asus has a winner here.. They removing the Webcam Is icing on the cake

                                                                    • Ryan Maina
                                                                      Ryan Maina  2 months back

                                                                      does it have a removable wifi card

                                                                      • T0X!C P4ND4
                                                                        T0X!C P4ND4  2 months back

                                                                        HOW DOES RYZEN5 3550H PERFORM

                                                                        • DJ Steen
                                                                          DJ Steen  2 months back

                                                                          i have this laptop and i can say pretty much the only super annoying downside is the vent placement.... right by where most people put there mouse... when playing intense games (if you keep your mouse pad relatively close to the side of the laptop ) you have that vent trying to burn your thumb off....yes sometimes it actually hurts pretty bad :(

                                                                          • Ivo
                                                                            Ivo  2 months back

                                                                            lol, iam watching this on an Asus Zephyrus g ga502du its bean grate so far and the Grafix card is so good.

                                                                            • James Starks
                                                                              James Starks  2 months back

                                                                              I just bought this laptop for $899! It was returned and reduced in price for Residue (which turned out to be a couple of fingerprints) which I sure didn’t care about! I’ll be putting it to the test before the return-policy runs out but I think this was the ideal price point!

                                                                              • kxsino.
                                                                                kxsino.  2 months back

                                                                                pls help, is the WiFi on this laptop that bad?

                                                                                • marco3sm
                                                                                  marco3sm  2 months back

                                                                                  Work in arcGIS cores count more . Too bad AMD is not focusing on professionals laptop

                                                                                  • Kenneth Kim
                                                                                    Kenneth Kim  2 months back

                                                                                    4:51 did he just snap his neck? LOL

                                                                                    • iiElysium x
                                                                                      iiElysium x  2 months back

                                                                                      this was on sale on amazon recently for £850

                                                                                      • GRT Vlogs
                                                                                        GRT Vlogs  2 months back

                                                                                        Thank you for sharing your experience with this laptop since I have trouble choosing between
                                                                                        -Lenovo Legion y540
                                                                                        -Acer Helios 300
                                                                                        -Lenovo Legion Y7000

                                                                                        Since I only want light weight laptop with a good graphics card

                                                                                        • SuperMosesfly
                                                                                          SuperMosesfly  2 months back

                                                                                          i think i've used the webcam on my laptop once xD..

                                                                                          • The Fonz
                                                                                            The Fonz  2 months back

                                                                                            It costs 1500 USD (converted) in Europe...

                                                                                            • iiElysium x
                                                                                              iiElysium x  2 months back

                                                                                              i am gonna need a laptop son so i am probably going to get this, want something with a bit of gmaing horsepower as well