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

  • Published: 17 June 2019
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Comments • 4 495

  • xWARVICx
    xWARVICx  22 hours back

    6:07 Words of wisdom.

    • eldest221
      eldest221  23 hours back

      what is the battery life :) ?

      • joshua41175
        joshua41175  2 days 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 days back

          Review MSI alpha 15

          • Aaron
            Aaron  4 days 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  5 days back

              +style points for playing crab rave

              • Micah Reigel
                Micah Reigel  1 weeks back

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

                • Gamest Gaming
                  Gamest Gaming  2 weeks back

                  that zephyrus is my baby

                  • Eugenio B
                    Eugenio B  2 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

                    • James Van Grevenbroek
                      James Van Grevenbroek  2 weeks back

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

                      • Rhajib Asadil
                        Rhajib Asadil  2 weeks back

                        Fucking ads

                        • Tyler Class
                          Tyler Class  2 weeks back

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

                          • Jack London
                            Jack London  2 weeks back

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

                            • Abhay Suji
                              Abhay Suji  2 weeks back

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

                              • Sushil Rai
                                Sushil Rai  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                  • DarkCrasher
                                    DarkCrasher  3 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  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                        • Marc Diether Perez
                                          Marc Diether Perez  4 weeks back

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

                                          • Jeppe Petersen
                                            Jeppe Petersen  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

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

                                                • varun taneja
                                                  varun taneja  4 weeks back

                                                  Best moments 4:45 - 4:52

                                                  • Nexus Cabañelez
                                                    Nexus Cabañelez  1 months back


                                                    • vijay surendran
                                                      vijay surendran  1 months back

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

                                                      • Ryan Maina
                                                        Ryan Maina  1 months back

                                                        does it have a removable wifi card

                                                        • Samdcw
                                                          Samdcw  1 months back

                                                          HOW DOES RYZEN5 3550H PERFORM

                                                          • DJ Steen
                                                            DJ Steen  1 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 FN
                                                              Ivo FN  1 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

                                                                                • Antonio Celis Soto
                                                                                  Antonio Celis Soto  2 months back

                                                                                  Can i add a Samsung 970 EVO on this?

                                                                                  • Carlos Botero
                                                                                    Carlos Botero  2 months back

                                                                                    No backlit keyboard?!!! That's practically a design defect!.
                                                                                    Also, nobody really wants to buy a Tata Nano: super cheap car that has been trimmed so much, that it no longer can offer what the clients perceive as a bare minimum to use and enjoy in a car.

                                                                                    • anujit regmi
                                                                                      anujit regmi  2 months back

                                                                                      Do a review of the predator helious 300

                                                                                      • Screwiish
                                                                                        Screwiish  2 months back

                                                                                        No display port?

                                                                                        • Screwiish
                                                                                          Screwiish  2 months back

                                                                                          I've got a curved monitor 144hz with displayport does displayport to HDMI cables work or do they lower the performance?

                                                                                      • Offir Hoffman
                                                                                        Offir Hoffman  2 months back

                                                                                        Isnt having an i7 9th series like in the helios or many others for the same price point better ?

                                                                                        • tuX x
                                                                                          tuX x  2 months back

                                                                                          I don't really care about the camera.

                                                                                          • A TanMax
                                                                                            A TanMax  2 months back

                                                                                            It's rendering after effects keylight remove green mate video.

                                                                                            • Thomas Andersen
                                                                                              Thomas Andersen  2 months back

                                                                                              6:20 He said "asus Helios 300" instead of acer Helios 300.

                                                                                            • Masood Anees
                                                                                              Masood Anees  3 months back

                                                                                              Hi Linus, Please suggest a laptop for running multiple virtual machines without any lag. I"m alright to have 16 to 32 gig Ram. Any three suggestion
                                                                                              with three different budgets ?