Aftershock Vapor 15 / Eluktronics MAG-15 Gaming Laptop Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!

Aftershock Vapor 15 / Eluktronics MAG-15 Gaming Laptop Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!


You’ve probably heard all the hype around
the Eluktronics MAG-15. I’ve got the Australian versions of that here, the Vapor 15 Pro from
Aftershock which uses the same chassis, so let’s find out how well it performs in 20
different games at all setting levels and compare it against other laptops to see the
differences. For the specs there’s an Intel i7-9750H
CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics, 16gb of memory in dual channel, and a 144Hz 1080p
screen. It’s also available with RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics though, I’ll be testing this
in the future as well, so if you’re new to the channel you’ll want to get subscribed
for that. Otherwise you can find updated prices to both configurations linked in the description. The control center software allows us to swap
between different power settings, I’ve tested with performance mode for best performance
and higher fan speed. By default, the i7-9750H CPU was also undervolted by -0.05v which should
help out a bit too. We’ll only be covering gaming performance
in this video, thermal testing and the detailed full review will be covered in future videos.
Let’s start out by going through all 20 games at all setting levels, then afterwards
we’ll see how the Vapor 15 compares with some other laptops. Control was tested walking through the start
of the game, and I found medium settings to play quite well with above 60 FPS. High settings
didn’t go too badly, I don’t think the game really needs a super high frame rate,
but during fights I did find medium to work better and it still looked good. Battlefield V was tested in campaign mode,
and it was playing alright even with ultra settings. The 1% low performance didn’t
change much between setting presets, but was always above 60 regardless of which was in
use. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, and at higher settings these results are some of the best I’ve
seen from a laptop with these specs, we’ll compare this game with some other laptops
soon. Borderlands 3 was tested with the built in
benchmark and DX 11, as DX 12 is still in beta. In this test high settings was required
to hit a 60 FPS average, though we could get near 100 and above with low settings. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings
at maximum, or all settings on the lowest possible values, as it doesn’t have predefined
setting presets. It was playing fine even maxed out with above 100 FPS averages, while
minimum settings seemed to be hitting a 144 FPS frame cap. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was tested with the
game’s built in benchmark, and ultra settings was still reaching above 60 FPS in this test,
with 100 only just reached with the low setting preset. Far Cry New Dawn was also tested with the
built in benchmark, and as this is more of a CPU heavy test and we’ve still got an
i7, the results weren’t too different compared to other machines with the same CPU, however
despite the default CPU undervolt I didn’t see much improvement. I’ve had a few requests to add in a racing
game, so I’ve got F1 2019 tested with the built in benchmark. There wasn’t much difference
to the results with ultra low to high settings, while ultra high took a larger step back in
comparison. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature
in the new chapter 2 map. This is my first time testing with the new map so the results
probably aren’t too comparable with my previous results. In any case, 100 FPS averages were
still possible even with epic settings. Overwatch is another game that runs well on
pretty much any modern hardware. Even with epic settings the 1% low is around 110 FPS,
with the average close to the refresh rate of the screen, so again no problem at all
with this title. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark,
and as a game that depends primarily on CPU power the results are a little better than
most other i7 laptops, likely due to that small default undervolt. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane,
and as a primarily CPU driven game the results were good but not really much different compared
to a similarly specced machine that isn’t undervolted. Regardless, absolutely nothing
to complain about with these results. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark. At max settings 120 FPS averages were still possible in this test, while high
settings was higher than the refresh rate of the display with decent 1% low performance
too. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in
benchmark, most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so don’t take
these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game, it’s
more of a worst case. The Division 2 was also tested with the built
in benchmark, and above 60 FPS averages were possible with the highest ultra setting preset,
though we could more than double this with low settings. PUBG was tested using the replay feature.
With the highest ultra setting preset 90 FPS was still possible in this test, while low
settings and below was capable of delivering higher frame rates than the screen’s refresh
rate of 144Hz. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with
the built in benchmark, and as a CPU heavy test we’re seeing 2-4 FPS higher on average
at the higher setting presets compared to the Aorus 7 I recently tested with same specs,
likely due to that default CPU undervolt. Watch Dogs 2 is a resource heavy game, but
as I can play it just fine with a solid 30 FPS there weren’t any issues even with ultra
settings despite the lower looking frame rates. The Witcher 3 played just fine even with the
ultra setting preset, however it was possible to significantly improve performance just
by stepping down one level. I think high settings would be better as it still looks good and
you’re getting around 100 FPS. Strange Brigade was tested just so we’ve
got a Vulkan title in the mix. The built in benchmark tool was just able to score 100
FPS even with the highest ultra setting preset, so it’s all looking good here. Let’s also take a look at how this config
of Aftershock’s Vapor 15 compares with other laptops, use these results as a rough guide
only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield 5 I’ve got the Vapor 15 highlighted
in red near similarly specced machines. The results here are quite good, it was less than
1 FPS lower in terms of average compared to the Helios 300, though to be fair I did test
that one months ago now and I think the game has had some updates since. The 1% low performance
is still a fair bit behind the Helios, but the Helios does also have a higher -0.125v
undervolt at stock which will help there. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with
ultra settings in the built in benchmark. As a CPU heavier test it’s further behind
the Helios 300 with same specs this time, however the performance was a little ahead
of the Lenovo Y540 and Aorus 7 with same specs, so fair results. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb
raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings. This time the Vapor 15 was just
slightly ahead of the Helios 300, putting this machine in first place out of all 1660
Ti laptops that I’ve tested, at least for this game anyway. Granted it was only 1 FPS
ahead, however there’s a fair gap compared to the other machines with the same specs
below it. Overall the performance from the Vapor 15
seems to be above average when compared with other laptops that have the same GTX 1660
Ti and i7-9750H with dual channel memory. The small stock CPU undervolt would be giving
it a little edge over most other laptops, the Helios 300 has a higher CPU power limit,
undervolts further, and overclocks the GPU which is why it’s a little ahead with the
same hardware, let me know if you’d be interested in a detailed comparison between the two.
The Vapor 15 with these specs is easily able to play modern games at 1080p even with higher
settings without any issues. Let me know what you thought of the performance
from the Vapor 15 gaming laptop from Aftershock down in the comments. We’ll look at thermals
in depth in an upcoming video and the full review is still to come, so if you’re new
to the channel consider getting subscribed for those as well as future tech videos like
this one.

29 Comments on "Aftershock Vapor 15 / Eluktronics MAG-15 Gaming Laptop Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!"


  1. Hey Jarrod, I have Asus Zephyrus M Gu502GU with the exact same specs as this laptop and many others that you have tested. I see that you get 200+ fps on csgo at ultra on all your tests. I get 154fps avg. The only difference is i have single channel ram. Do you think upgrading to dual channel will give me 200+ fps like you get?

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  2. So yes my question was related to graphics card. That do they use same graphics card as PC in laptop? Like because lapi are slim so how they fit that big of a graphics card.
    What new good games coming for PC?

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  3. Do you have any recommendations on a good gaming laptop under $2000, I don't have any money but I'm just asking for future references

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  4. Can you make a comprehensive table of laptops based on their GPUs and Average FPS? so i can choose which is the best in terms of performance

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  5. Does this brand have the equivalent of eluktroboost ? Can you check the GPU power draw to see if it goes above the 80w limit? It's one of the biggest selling points of the laptops with this chassis.

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  6. So the 115w Eluktroboosted 1660ti is an Eluktroniks exclusive?

    That version seems to perform around 2070 Max-q level or even slightly faster

    A pity its not available on this aftershock variant

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  7. its been so long, your vids are getting better, this is my to-buy-list-laptop next year, is there any other laptop that you recommend other than this?

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  8. Sorry to ask this in a unrelated video, but I'm looking for a new gaming laptop to replace my daily driver (a thinkpad), would you recommend a zephyrus or strix for use in an engineering environment? Thanks

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  9. look at that sexy internal! can't wait for the full review! been eyeballing this laptop for a while now!

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  10. Do you happen to know any "MAG-15"-similar models for Asia region? (East Asia)
    I'm guessing Vapor 15 is Australia only, and
    I've been digging into it myself but couldn't find any..

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  11. Thank you Jarrod i have waiting for this for a long time and now i will go with the mag 15 bcz i heard it has some good battery life

    Can wait for the detailed review

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  12. It would be nice to see a comparison between New Acer Helios 300 and New HP Omen 17 Jarrod. Thanks for these videos bro

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  13. F1 2019 is actually a really good racing game to test considering the massive step up they've made in terms of graphics for this year.

    And Maybe need for speed heat as a game tested in the future? 😉

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  14. Finally finally
    I've been waiting this laptop for long time
    Thank you for information

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  15. Is this an actual review model or you have just bought it from shipment? You actually manage to have the mag-15 and I'm impressed.

    Edit: Oh wait its aftershock, ok then.

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