Much of this was known since AMD first unveiled its Ryzen 4000 series of CPUs earlier this year, but this budget gaming laptop got a good spin from Ben Funk of HotHardware.com. Reviewing the G5 15 SE, Funk placed the performance of its Radeon RX 5600m in the range of a GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q or a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, depending on the application.
Combined with Dell’s Game Shift technology that ups fan speeds, the G5 15 SE is capable of pushing about 6,650 in 3DMark Time Spy. The results from goosing fan speeds up in Far Cry 5 and Gears of War 5 showed just small improvements, but the G5 15 SE still played in the neighborhood of RTX 2060 Max-Q and RTX 2070 Max-Q laptops.
All this isn’t bad when you consider the laptop’s base cost is $879. That buys you a fairly stripped configuration: 6-core Ryzen 5 4600H, Radeon RX 5600m, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD. The Ryzen 5 4600H should overmatch the quad-core Core i5-9300H, which is still found in many budget gaming laptops. Moving that Dell G5 15 SE to $1,049 gets you a more palatable 16GB of RAM, but the still rather tiny 256GB SSD.