Asus VivoBook 15 X509FA-EJ561TS (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/8th Gen Intel Core i5 8265U/8GB RAM/256GB SSD/Windows 10/Intel UHD Graphics 620)
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Laptop Review: ASUS VivoBook 15 X509FA-EJ561TS
The ASUS VivoBook 15 X509FA-EJ561TS is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8265U and Intel UHD Graphics 620 Integrated graphics . Other key specs include 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The Display here is a 15.6 Inch 60 Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) Panel.
CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U
The Intel Core i5-8265U is a mid-range processor for thin and light/ 2 in 1 laptop. The quad-core processor comes with 8 Threads and is based on Whiskey Lake architecture. The 8265U has a base clock of 1.6 GHz and the clock speed can be turbo boosted to up to 3.8 GHz (two cores), 3.7( For all four cores), and 3.9 GHz (with one core) and L3 cache of 6MB. Intel has specified a TDP of 15 watts, therefore with the i5 8265, you can expect a good battery life. However, depending on the use case, TDP can vary between 7.5 Watts and 25 Watts.
The Intel Core i5-8265U is slightly more powerful than the i5-8250U which is 40 percent faster than the older Core i5-7200U.
The Intel UHD Graphics 620 has 24 graphical units. It is based on Gen. 9.5 architecture based on a 14 nm manufacturing process. It can support 4K at 60Hz with a peak resolution support of 4096×2304 pixels and it can support up to a maximum of three displays with this graphics processor.
When it comes the day to day tasks it is very capable of handling most of them however when it comes to much heavier workloads such a 3D rendering the UHD graphics 620 is not a good solution.
How is the ASUS VivoBook 15 X509FA-EJ561TS for Gaming?
The Intel UHD should be able to handle most modern games that are not very graphic demanding such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Minecraft, CS: GO, GTA 5, and Fortnite. But consider this it only has 5 percent of the benchmark performance when compared with industry-leading Nvidia RTX 3090. The other limitations here include the 60Hz refresh rate and (1920×1080) resolution. *These benchmarks are for the Intel UHD graphics.
- Low ( 720p): 42 FPS
- Mid ( 1080p): 10 FPS
- High ( 1080p): 9 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 5 FPS
PUBG ( PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)
- Low( 720p): 26 FPS
- Mid ( 1080p): 14 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 11 FPS
- Low (768p): 40 FPS
- Mid (768p): 32 FPS
- High (1080p): 4 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 3 FPS
CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
- Low (768p): 60 FPS
- Mid (768p): 60 FPS
- High (768p): 60 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 39 FPS
League of Legends
- Low (720p): 60 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 60 FPS
- High (1080p): 59 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 52 FPS
- Low (768p): 39 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 26 FPS
- High (1080p): 15 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 8 FPS
- Low (768p): 17 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 4 FPS
- High (1080p): 2 FPS
Specification: Asus VivoBook 15 X509FA-EJ561TS (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/8th Gen Intel Core i5 8265U/8GB RAM/256GB SSD/Windows 10/Intel UHD Graphics 620)