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Acer Nitro 5 VS Asus Tuf FX505

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The Acer Nitro 5 VS Asus Tuf FX505 laptop battle begins! Tune in if you are interested in a laptop that can play most of the games available.

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Technical Know-How

It is recommended that before buying any product to do some research on it, either be technical (technical terms) or practical (like if other people have bought the product and provide insight).

Below I will list some articles and Youtube videos if you are interested in technical information that will be useful to know before buying a gaming laptop.

Technical Articles

  1. How much RAM is needed for gaming.
  2. What are the different types of hard drives.

Useful Videos

Below there is a quite useful laptop guide.

Because the laptops here compared use the GTX 1050 Ti and the RX 560X, I put a relevant video where FPS are shown for these 2 graphics cards for various games.

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-53-55G9) Overview

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53-55G9 - i5 (Laptop Info). Watch out the AN515-51-55WL. It is more exp with worse CPU.

Playable Games

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53-55G9 i5 (Playable Games)

Amazon Quotes From Helpful Reviews

Amazon's Most Helpful Reviews For Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53-55G9 i5

Ratings From Different Shops

Amazon.com’s rating is 4.2 / 5 with 32 customer reviews.

BestBuy’s rating is 4.5 with 817 customer reviews.

Asus Tuf Gaming 5 (FX505DY-ES51) Overview

Asus TUF Gaming 5 FX505DY-ES51 (Laptop Info)

Playable Games

Asus TUF Gaming 5 FX505DY-ES51 (Playable Games)

Amazon Quotes From Helpful Reviews

Amazon's Most Helpful Reviews For Asus TUF Gaming 5 FX505DY-ES51

Ratings From Different Shops

Amazon.com’s rating is 4.2 / 5 with 52 customer reviews.

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ACer nitro 5 AN515-53-55g9


care for an515-51-55wl (Worse cpu)


cpu: intel i5-8300h

GPU: gtx 1050 ti (4gb vram) 

ram: 8gb ddr4 (2133MHz)

256gb ssd

15.6" FHD IPS Display

1 year domestic warranty

sd slot

$649.99

£699.00

Asus tuf fx505dy-es51

for uk there is a better version(The link is for that version)

cpu: amd ryzen 5 3550h

gpu: radeon rx560x (4gb vram)

RAM: 8gb ddr4 (2400Mhz)

256GB nvme SSD

15.6" FHD IPS Display

1 year international warranty

no sd slot

$667.39

£699.95

Acer Nitro 5 VS Asus Tuf FX505 – Which One I Buy?

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16 Comments

  1. Hello George, some great laptops you have reviewed up here and I must say they are both beastly when compared to the kinds of games and features they both possessed. I would say Acer and Asus have become the top concerning gaming laptops and I’m not surprised by the qualities on the two. But I personally like the Acer Nitro 5,I have heard a lot about it before so, if I were to buy, I will buy the Acer. Thanks

    • To tell you the truth, I’ve heard the name Acer Nitro more than Asus Tuf gaming. It will be a pleasure to have them for testing, but when it comes to purchase, the International Warranty the Asus Tuf provides makes for a better choice.

      I don’t like the monitor style of the Asus too much, but I like the keyboard. As for the Acer, I like the laptop as a whole. It has good (and plenty) reviews as well so it’s a hard choice.

      As a pointed in the fast comparison table, the NVMe SSD Disk of the Asus Tuf (instead of the plain SSD disk on the Acer) gives it an additional point (for me) to get it.

      I have been using SSDs since they first were available and the speed difference was like 2-3 times tops from the traditional HDDs. I care a lot about disk speeds because it is the weak link of the system. If it goes slow, it slows the rest of the system as well.

      But the Acer Nitro 5 is cool too and if you buy that, feel free to post a review here or a link to a review on Youtube or any shopping site. Cheers

  2. I am a great game lover. Because I work online at home, I use games to take my break and I make sure my laptop is the best for gaming. This is a very good comparison, I see that the laptops do not have sufficient RAM to play some specific games which is painful. I should recommend a friend to check out this post. He is looking to buy a new laptop.

    • Hi Henderson, thanks for stopping by. Gaming laptops these days have 2 slots available for RAM so you could buy another 8GB stick and add it. You can have up to 32GB of RAM (2 sticks of 16GB RAM).

      The CPU and GPU however are soldered on the chip so you cannot change them. When one is looking to play one game, they should look mostly at the GPU, CPU requirements as they do the heavy lifting. Every gaming laptop, from budget to very expensive, has the ability to upgrade to 32GB of RAM (Well for expensive ones maybe 64GB).

      If you want to take a look at better laptops, take a peek at my Acer Predator Helios 300 vs Acer Nitro 5 Comparison.

  3. Thanks for the Acer Nitro 5 VS Asus Tuf FX505 comparison.  I did not realise that Laptops for gaming existed.  I always thought that a desktop computer was essential when playing games.  I am in the UK so I am interested in the ASUS TUF FX505DY-ES51 its a great price as well.  I need one of these.

    • Hi Darren. Since you are in the UK, I suggest you get the Asus Tuf FX505DT-AL086 as it has the better GTX 1650 Graphics card and the 120Hz Monitor. 
      Sure, gaming laptops exist and they perform just as fine as their desktop counterparts. The primary weak point of gaming laptops is the overheating so in some cases you need to do some tricks in order to avoid it. These include undervolting the CPU, using an extra cooling pad, taking care where you place the laptop.

      In today’s Internet of things, everyone little or much needs a laptop. Now if he or she needs to do some gaming in breaks or wants a laptop that can load Auto cad like programs, the gaming laptop comes to the rescue.

      That of course doesn’t make the desktop obsolete. Everyone who has the geek/nerd in him/her will want to get a desktop that “runs like a bullet train”. It’s like getting a Porshe for your room (but less expensive!).

      Thanks Darren for stopping by. Have a nice day.

  4. hmm, I’m stuck between the two. Personally, I am a single player gamer on pc and I am massive Witcher 3 fan so I would probably pick the Asus Tuf Gaming 5 (FX505DY-ES51) for the higher FPS. I’m not much for multipayer since I am so at it with a mouse and keyboard. I prefer a controller. 

    • Hello Vincent. If you are satisfied playing The Witcher 3 with 30-40 FPS then it’s all good. Personally I play only League of Legends (for now) and with my ancient graphics card (AMD HD 4870) I have about 60 FPS at teamfights so it all works so far.

      But if you need more FPS, feel free to check out my Acer Predator Helios 300 Vs Acer Nitro 5 comparison. To make the long story short, for the 12 hundred bucks the Helios 300 (2019 Version) costs, it is certainly worth it as it comes with the new GTX series cards.

      I hope you make the best choice available. Have a nice day.

  5. Thank you for providing so much information in this review about both laptops.   

    It is time to replace my existing one.   I am looking for the best priced gaming laptop that I can find.  Or maybe I should say the best value for my money.   The Acer Nitro 5 and  the Asus Tuf FX505 laptops are both very affordable.    

    Yet, to be honest, I am concerned that the number of games that both of these laptops can NOT currently play makes me feel like I probably need to consider a higher price range. While I don’t want the most expensive laptop available, I would like one that I can expect to use the next three years or so without feeling overly restricted by what programs or games that I can NOT use or play.    

    Do you have a recommendation for maybe the next price range up – say up to $1,000?   

    Thanks in advance.   

    • Hello Sondra. If you want a laptop that can play all the games for the next 3 years then you certainly can’t buy either one of these. Because the CPU and GPU are soldered into the chip, they are not replaceable. All the gaming laptops offer RAM and Disk Upgrades, but not CPU and GPU.

      The Acer Predator Helios 300 (2019 Version) is the best value for money gaming laptop that exists. Maybe (in my opinion) it’s the best choice for a gaming laptop for 2019.

      It has the GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB and a CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads. It also has preinstalled 16GB RAM so you don’t need to get your hands dirty installing memory sticks. But of course you can upgrade the RAM up to 32GB if the need arises (I don’t think it will at least for 2 years).

      Also another great thing about it is the Disk slots it has. It has 2 NVMe SSD slots that can be placed in RAID 0 mode. For this price range, I doubt you will find another laptop that offers this. RAID 0 is like using the disks in parallel for faster disk reads. The fact that these disks are NVMe (The fastest type available) makes this laptop an eye candy!

      I have made a comparison between the Helios 300 (2018 Version), the Helios 300 (2019 Version) and the Acer Nitro 5 (at about the same price tag). Feel free to check it out but as you might have read already, you can see who wins!

      I hope my answer was satisfactory enough. Have a beautiful day.

  6. Hey that’s great I like the photo on the top where the car is coming out of the screen and then the other one where the arm is coming out of the screen. Very artistic. Thanks for explaining About the specifications for the laptops. That helps a lot in actually being able to choose one.

    thanks for all the charts and list of what games will be playable. I have never got canned air to clean out the vents in my laptop. Is that really important to do?

    your final green and red chart made this very easy to choose. Thank you and I will keep this page for future reference.

    • Hello Jen. Thanks for your kind words. Well, when you enter in someone’s website, it’s like you are entering their space. So the car going out of the screen visualizes that fact. Same with the arm!

      I’m glad you liked the tables with the laptop specs. If you have a better suggestion, feel free to point it out. You better clean the vents twice a year because otherwise you might need to open it for advanced cleaning.

      Check out the 2 video links that talk about cleaning with compressed air: Video 1, Video 2.

      If you play like a standard game (like me) all the time, then these laptops will be just fine for you. If you are looking something that can play all games available now and in the future, take a peek at my Acer Predator Helios vs Acer Nitro 5 comparison.

      P.S: I own a desktop and I didn’t clean it for like 10 years. Then it started shutting down because of the heat. I had to open it all up and clean it piece by piece. Of course I watched some Youtube videos to learn how to open it and clean it properly. Now it works like a new one.

      Keep the laptop clean and have a nice day!

  7. This Asus TUF FX505 Gaming Laptop has nice and compact design, the keyboard and track-pad is cool. Its performance also is good while playing games and the price is reasonable. I am personally happy with this laptop and I think it is highly recommended for everyone whose budget doesn’t allow to buy a more expensive one. Overall, In my opinion you will not regret if you purchase it.

    Thanks for your honest post.

    • I agree with you about the keyboard. It looks cooler than the Acer Nitro 5’s. Also the fact that it has 1 year International Warranty (if you are living outside US). Also it has NVMe SSD instead of the plain SSD that Acer Nitro 5 has.

      But to be honest with you, even though I like the Asus keyboard, the Acer Nitro 5 looks better (for me) as a whole. Don’t really like the monitor design of the Asus as much as I like the Nitro’s.

      Also, the Acer Nitro 5 has way more reviews (positive) than the Asus Tuf. Just take a peek at the BestBuy link and see. Well I guess apart from the specs, appearance is a big factor.

  8. I was also looking for a gaming laptop for my brother and it sounds that I might recommend to him the Asus TUF FX505. It’s nice and its performance is great. My only concern is about its CPU, as It seems it run a bit hot while playing games with.

    • It’s great that your brother is a gamer as well. If he buys the same laptop as you, that will look cool! Just take care not confusing your laptop with your brother’s!

      As for the CPU heat, you can buy an extra cooling pad or make sure your power settings are set to balanced and not high performance.

      Here’s a link from a Youtube review that said there was no problem with the temperature. Maybe if you own it for like a year, it needs to have its fans cleaned. You can use compressed air to clean it.

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