Acer Preda­tor G6

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST - By Ian Chee

things be­gin to get more ex­cit­ing. The cool­ing fans in the sys­tem are very pow­er­ful, go­ing up to 5,500 rpm when the go­ing gets rough. This is made pos­si­ble with pre­in­stalled soft­ware – which, in­ci­den­tally, also al­lows sim­ple over­clock­ing of the pro­ces­sor. Of course, things will sound like you have a jet en­gine run­ning out in your neigh­bor­hood, but we don't even try to dis­pute its cool­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

On the out­side, you'll see the very ag­gres­sive-look­ing cas­ing, be­fit­ting the Preda­tor name. The side pan­els are lit­tered with vents around the edges, and you can re­ally feel the air be­ing blown out from here if you set the fans to full throt­tle. Hid­den within the ag­gres­sive ridges is an ad­di­tional stor­age bay that is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble – just be care­ful not to re­move the in­stalled drive while it's in use. Below that is an equally well-cam­ou­flaged bar where you can hang your head­sets.

With the spec­i­fi­ca­tions it packs, you could prob­a­bly al­ready guess where the Preda­tor G6 falls when it comes to per­for­mance. We did our usual suite of tests any­way and the re­sults are 9,561, 4,858 and 2,512 for Fire Strike, Fire Strike Ex­treme and Fire Strike Ul­tra, re­spec­tively. On Unig­ine Heaven 4.0, we ran the test at QHD (2,560 x 1,440) on Ul­tra qual­ity set­tings, and the re­sult was a re­spectable 30.5 fps av­er­age.

Run­ning Fall­out 4 on max­i­mum set­tings and at QHD res­o­lu­tion also re­sulted in a fairly smooth 48 fps, so if you aren't be­ing de­mand­ing on the pixel count and game on Full HD screens like most peo­ple, then you'll eas­ily get your 60 fps.

Over­clock­ing your CPU in just one click.


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