Acer Predator 17 G9-791-79Y3

Acer Predator 17 G9-791-79Y3 NX.Q02AA.002

Description

Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz, 17.3", 1920 x 1080, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, GeForce GTX 980M, Windows 10 Home, 5.5 hours battery life, 8.71 lbs.
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Gaming Performance

Price from $3199.00 (see 2 offers below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:90
GPU Benchmark:89
Popularity score:97

Verdict

  • Very fast processor suitable for the most demanding tasks.
  • High-End graphics card, suitable for the latest 3D games at high settings.
  • Good value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:85/ 100

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Compare specs with similar laptops

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Acer Predator 17 G9-791-79Y3 NX.Q02AA.002
Faster CPU
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Faster GPU
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-78CM NH.Q17AA.001
Lighter
GIGABYTE P57Xv6-PC4D
Better Value
MSI GT Series GT72VR Tobii-031
Product nameAcer Predator 17 G9-791-79Y3MSI GT Series GT72S 6QE-835CA Dominator Pro GAcer Predator 17 G9-793-78CMGIGABYTE P57Xv6-PC4DMSI GT Series GT72VR Tobii-031
CPU Benchmark90better94909090
GPU Benchmark8989better94better94better94
Value for Money71better95worse69worse44better76
Popularity97worse94worse93worse92better98
Ratingbetter62better63
Shopineer score85better94worse83worse66worse81
Price$3199.00better$2830.00better$2499.99better$2969.99better$2999.99
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$3554.00$4595.00$2736.00$2506.00$3487.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-Bit
BrandAcerMSIAcerGIGABYTEMSI
Screen17.3"17.3"17.3"17.3"17.3"
Display TypeFull HDFull HDFull HDFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesLED-backlit IPS display, 16:9 aspect ratio, Wide viewing angleAnti-Glare IPS Wide View Angle panelLED-backlit IPS display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, Wide viewIn-plane Switching (IPS) TechnologyAnti-Glare IPS-Level Wide View Angle, G-Sync Supported
TouchscreenNoNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-6820HK 2.7 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Cores44444
Base Frequency2.6 GHzbetter2.7 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.6 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory32 GBbetter64 GBworse16 GBworse16 GB32 GB
Max Memory Supported64 GB64 GB64 GBworse32 GB64 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2133DDR4 2133DDR4 2400
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM
SSD512 GBworse256 GBworse256 GB512 GB512 GB
Optical Drive6X Blu-ray DiscBlu-Ray Burner8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer DriveDVD Super MultiDVD Super Multi
WebcamHD Webcam (1280 x 720)FHD type (30 fps @ 1080p)HD Webcam (1280 x 720)HD CameraFHD type (30fps@1080p)
Battery8-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mAh)9 cell (83 Whr)8-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mAh)Li-polymer 75.81 Wh9 cell (83 Whr)
Battery Life5.5 hours3 hours
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardGeForce GTX 980MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MbetterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070betterGeForce GTX 1070betterGeForce GTX 1070
Video Memory4 GBbetter8 GBbetter8 GBbetter8 GBbetter8 GB
CommunicationKiller Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO techGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLANKiller Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO techKiller N1535 Combo (2x2 ac)Killer Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO tech802.11ac Wireless LANKiller N1435 Combo (2x2 ac)
ColorBlackBlackBlackAluminum BlackAluminum Black
Weight8.71 lbs.better8.4 lbs.worse9.26 lbs.better6.61 lbs.better8.33 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake14111480
Anno 1404719178
Anno 2070318144158114
Anno 22051311266323
ArmA 243
Ashes of the Singularity685146
Assassin's Creed Syndicate75725724
Assassin's Creed Unity77634231
AssassinĀ“s Creed III798057
Battlefield 11381247770
Battlefield 314813712162
Battlefield 419619415672
Battlefield Hardline17116210169
BioShock Infinite20919117890
Borderlands 2141123119112
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare874542201
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare1221198271
Call of Juarez Benchmark245
Civilization 510892
CoD Modern Warfare 2369290234156
Company of Heroes 261615838
Counter-Strike Source387
Crysis - CPU Benchmark23719825377
Crysis - GPU Benchmark25715623871
Crysis 213310910394
Crysis 31381199543
Crysis Warhead80
Darksiders II315204
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising137938579
Dead Space 3511399322208
Deus Ex Human Revolution292299160
Deus Ex Mankind Divided96744123
Diablo III363323297184
Dirt 3212206173163
Dirt Rally39714912175
Dirt Showdown109838384
Dishonored 274684641
Dishonored131131131129
Doom 3393
Doom1221015756
Dota 2 Reborn999491137
Dota 2119116110
Evolve1241147768
F.E.A.R. 249951555262190
F1 2011127779484
F1 2012141119123109
F1 2013133989686
F1 2014119118118110
FIFA 16302254195
FIFA 17184176165165
Fallout 41311257257
Far Cry 2475340163
Far Cry 31201099052
Far Cry 41111047362
Far Cry Primal98716346
Farming Simulator 17183163143113
Fifa 11609522530257
Fifa 12615439373373
Fifa 13531425468448
Fifa 14698513496506
Fifa 15293245232
GRID 2176134119105
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto631102565
GTA V1351158436
Guild Wars 21276959
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark266
Hitman 201666624240
Just Cause 276
Just Cause 31061006960
Left 4 Dead1228161
Mad Max20510898
Mafia 2154146157147
Mafia 3755729
Mass Effect 3606660
Max Payne 385848075
Metal Gear Solid V60605760
Metro 203314816517367
Mirror's Edge Catalyst1251126154
Need for Speed 201697937252
Need for Speed Shift579266155118
No Man's Sky99754826
Overwatch23121714086
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege23218611193
Resident Evil 5184131134
Rise of the Tomb Raider140935849
Risen194307229149
Saints Row IV96887765
SimCity23814411784
Sims 364822246200
Sims 4187138109104
Sleeping Dogs17016814958
Star Wars Battlefront1821608875
StarCraft 235613212686
Supreme Commander - FA Bench18819320071
The Crew60606060
The Division1421075542
The Elder Scrolls Online97948454
The Evil Within888773
The Secret World76746454
The Witcher 31721026133
Thief102959362
Titanfall 21441337366
Titanfall60606060
Tomb Raider417363247105
Torchlight 210710992
Trackmania Nations Forever725201169
Watch Dogs 287784630
Watch Dogs99856146
World in Conflict - Benchmark1309615159110
World of Tanks v8123848572
World of Warcraft84058913789
World of Warships198168146134
X-Plane 10.25120593327
XCOM 288614723