ASUS ROG moba 5 plus Review

Melvin Jones

Melvin Jones


February 20th 2021

After the release of the first wave of game books equipped with RTX30 series graphics cards, Moba 5 series became one of the most anticipated new products this spring, not only because of AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (80W) processor + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) ) The configuration of the graphics card and the starting price of $2009, the newly upgraded mold and many details are also what everyone is very concerned about. Rocking Review has got a Moba 5 Plus for the first time this time, and then I will take you to take a look. Does it really stand out from others?

Asus ROG Moba 5 plus Configuration and performance

This is the best configuration we think.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX overclocked version, 80W (70+10);
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070, 130W;
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, dual channel;
  • Hard disk: 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, TLC particles;
  • Battery: 90Wh capacity, support 100W PD fast charge;
  • Others: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, iGPU mode, 60Hz panel power saving mode;

This time, the Moba 5 series has the same core configuration as the Gunshen 5 series, with proper flagship specifications. The battery capacity and fast charging specifications have been improved, and the first Ryzen 9 processor is also very much anticipated. What about the specific performance? Let's take a look at the running test. Before the test, as usual, we changed the 3D setting preferred graphics processor in the NVIDIA control panel to a high-performance NVIDIA processor, and then opened the Altron Center software to select the enhanced mode.

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From left to right are the scores of ASUS Tianxuan 2, Mechanical Revolution Code 01 and ROG Moba 5 Plus

In the CineBench R20 test, the Ryzen 9 5900HX on the Moba 5 Plus ran out of 570 points for single-core and 5188 points for multi-core, which is the same as the previous test of the machine revolution Cold 01 and Cold 01 equipped with Ryzen 7 4800H Compared with Tianxuan 2 equipped with Ryzen 7 5800H, both have a certain degree of improvement.

Among them, single-core is 22% higher than Ryzen 7-4800H, and 4% higher than Ryzen 7 5800HS; multi-core is 22% higher than Ryzen 7 4800H, and 5% higher than Ryzen 7 5800H. In the CineBench R20 single-core running score, with the help of Win10's built-in task manager, it can be seen that the single-core frequency of Ryzen 9 5900HX can be maintained at about 4.4GHz, and the performance scheduling is considerable.

Then in the 3D Mark running test, we also compared some current mainstream CPU historical running scores. The Ryzen 9 5000 series and the 10th generation standard pressure i7 have opened a significant gap, compared with the Ryzen 9 4000 series processors. It is also more obvious. The Moba 5 series is a cost-effective model in the ROG product matrix, and its competitiveness cannot be underestimated.

In terms of GPU, the Moba 5 Plus uses a 130W RTX3070, which should have been improved compared to the historical models we tested last year. In the various tests of 3D Mark, this 130W RTX3070 has shown good results, even compared to the 140W RTX3070 that Rocking Review just installed on the mechanical revolution titanium tantalum, it is not at all shocking. ROG Boost coupled with the Dynamic Boost 2.0 dynamic acceleration technology of NVIDIA RTX30 series graphics cards allows RTX3070 to exert powerful performance.

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In terms of actual performance, it is necessary to use game performance to verify. First of all, for the FPS online game PUBG, which requires a higher frame rate, we did two sets of tests under the full maximum and full low presets. In the highest image quality, during the flight and parachuting phases, the frame number is between 156-182 frames; after landing, the number of outdoor frames floats between 118-135 frames, the number of indoor frames floats between 98-112 frames, and the number of frames during vehicle driving is Floating between 90-105 frames.

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Under full low image quality, during the flight and parachuting phases, the number of frames floats between 200-238 frames; after landing, the number of outdoor frames floats between 139-158 frames, and the number of indoor frames floats between 143-166 frames. Floating between 108-127 frames; no matter which picture quality preset, you can take advantage of the high refresh of Moba 5 Plus.

Then comes Red Dead Redemption 2. After entering the game, we select 1080P full screen, pull all the options in the graphics settings menu to ultra high, and the advanced graphics settings remain locked by default. Run the built-in benchmark test and get an average number of frames of 76.8. And most scenes of the game can reach more than 80 frames.

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Then there are two light chase game demo tests. In the light chase Demo of "Bright Memory: Infinite", we set the RTX quality to extremely high and the DLSS quality to quality, and the final average number of frames is 65; In the "Han" Light Tracking Demo, I don’t know why I can only turn on Light Tracking, but I cannot turn on DLSS. The final average frame rate is 56. It is worth noting that the GPU clocked at 1950MHz at this time, but the temperature is only 65 degrees.

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For the light pursuit part, we chose the "Metro: Escape" game. In the game, when the light tracking and DLSS are not turned on in the Ultra image quality, the average number of frames is 79 frames; when the Ultra image quality is maintained and the light tracking and DLSS are turned on, the average number of frames is 61 frames; it can be said that in the 1080P resolution, the magic The hardware performance of the Pa 5 Plus is enough to play most of the mainstream 3A masterpieces currently on the market, and the optical tracking performance is also very good.

ASUS ROG Moba 5 Plus Power consumption and heat dissipation

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After watching the game performance, let's take a look at the power dissipation. Before I got the product, I heard that ROG had upgraded the heat dissipation specifications this time, so I could not wait to open the back cover when I got it. The ROG Moba series uses the previously highly acclaimed glacier heat dissipation architecture and is upgraded to version 2.0. Remove the 11 screws on the D side, carefully pry the buckle from the side, and then slowly uncover the D shell. Pay attention to the D shell. Connect the two bottom LED strip cables to the motherboard, don't do miracles with great force.

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After removing it, you can see that the heat dissipation specification of Moba 5 Plus has been upgraded to dual fans, 6 heat pipes, and the CPU and GPU parts each cover 3 heat pipes, of which 1 heat pipe is shared. ROG also uses liquid metal to conduct heat, so ordinary consumers must not easily remove the heat dissipation module by themselves.

For the fan, the new Arc Flow design increases the number of fan blades to 84, and adopts the design of differential thickness and aerodynamic wave pattern, which can maximize the airflow speed and reduce noise to achieve the best heat dissipation. effect.

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There are two memory slots in the middle, the two built-in memory is a single 8GB DDR4 3200MHz from Samsung.

On the left side of the memory slot are two M.2 solid-state drive slots, one of which is vacant separately, users can add a M.2 solid-state later, the 1TB solid-state that comes with it comes from Hynix, TLC particles.

There is a speaker module on the left and right sides of the bottom, and a small blue circuit board on the top may be prepared for the keystone of the Gunshen series.

There is a large black battery in the center of the bottom, with 15.4V and 90Wh written on it, and supports 100W PD fast charging.

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Now that the heat dissipation specifications have been upgraded, what about the actual power consumption performance? Rocking Review also conducted two rounds of roasting machine tests to verify. The first is a single-baked FPU for 20 minutes. The CPU temperature is maintained at 84 degrees and the power consumption can be maintained at 80W. At this time, the main frequency of the CPU can reach 3.9GHz, and the fan speed is around 6400 rpm. There is only a very slight warmth on the keyboard surface, which can be said to be a cold hand. The measured maximum temperature is 34.7 degrees.

At the same time, using AIDA64 and Furmark dual-bake for 20 minutes, the CPU has dropped by one degree to 83 degrees, but the power consumption has been reduced to around 54W, the frequency has also dropped to 3.5GHz, the GPU temperature is maintained at around 70 degrees, and the power consumption can reach 115W , And with ROG Boost dynamic overclocking technology, the frequency is up to 1600MHz, such temperature control and performance release is not easy. Although in manual mode, the fan noise is still obvious, but the fan noise in other gears is significantly improved than the previous generation.

By the way, everyone has always been concerned about solid state drives. As mentioned in the previous disassembly demonstration, the Moba 5 Plus uses 1TB PCIe M.2 solid state from Hynix this time, and it is TLC particles, which can be verified through the CrystalDiskInfo software query.

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The actual reading and writing run by Rocking Review also used CrystalDiskMark for testing. The sequential reading and writing of this solid-state hard drive reached 3000+ MB/s, and it was no longer slow.

Asus ROG Moba 5 Plus Appearance and design

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After reading the configuration and performance that everyone cares about most, let's go back and talk about the appearance of Moba 5 Plus. First of all, this generation of Moba has changed a lot in the mold. First, the brushed metal process was changed on the A side, and it was replaced with a more delicate and non-fingerprint matte metal material.

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The diagonal cut line design that is divided into two is still retained, but the left beveled part has also been changed to a special mirror laser etching process for pixel drawing, making the A side look more textured. And the oblique line design extends to the part of the shaft and the C surface.

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The C surface is also made with a decorative texture with hollow vents and recessed ROG characters. The most important thing is that the Illuminated Prodigal Eye that was cancelled by the previous generation can finally shine again, although it is only a white light.

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In a word, the pixel drawing on the A side, the separate design and the texture design with vents all make the texture of the whole machine significantly improved and the sense of lines more domineering.

In terms of measurements, the size of ROG Moba 5 Plus is 5% smaller than the previous generation, and the color scheme is available in eclipse gray, primary gray and punk powder sports versions. Open the A side, the hinge part is ROG's unique gull wing hollow design. After lifting, there will be a part of the hollow at the bottom right side of the A and B sides, which looks like the screen is floating, which is very cool. The maximum opening and closing angle of the screen is 150 degrees, which can be easily opened and closed with one hand.

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Side B adopts a three-sided narrow frame design with a wider chin.

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The logo of ROG STRIX is printed on the left side, and the label sticker with product characteristics is attached on the right side. There is no camera on the entire B side, and there are slender rubber feet on the top and left and right sides to prevent contact with the keyboard when the cover is closed.

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The screen part uses a 17.3-inch 1920x1080 resolution IPS matte screen, which has a 300Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, and supports Adaptive Sync screen tear-proof technology.

In terms of color gamut and color accuracy, Rocking Review used X-Rite i1 Display Pro Plus color calibration meter + DisplayCAL 3 software for testing, and it was measured to cover 99.5% of sRGB color gamut, 71.3% of AdobeRGB and 74.2% of DCI-P3 Color gamut, it is a high-color gamut screen without compromise.

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In terms of color accuracy, the average Delta E is 0.29, and the maximum Delta E is 1.1, which is an excellent level. With such a high-quality screen, the Moba 5 Plus can provide users with the ultimate experience in gaming and audio-visual entertainment.

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The C side has always been the most important part of the Moba series. Moba 5 Plus adopts a more comfortable touch this time, and a special process coating treatment makes the C surface more delicate and smooth, without fingerprints. At the same time, due to the 17-inch body, the keyboard also uses a full-size + numeric keypad layout. The first row at the top of the keyboard still retains the most commonly used function keys, and the number has increased from 4 to 5.

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However, it should be noted that the WASD keycap on the keyboard no longer adopts a translucent design, and the arrow keys are only half the size of a key.

The keyboard part does not adopt a sunken design this time. Although the keys feel of the Coolingzone keyboard are not as powerful as imagined, the slightly curved surface of 0.15mm on the surface and the Overstroke technology ensure a comfortable typing experience, and ROG uses the body Reasonable internal heat dissipation design allows users to run games and other high-load computer scenes, the temperature of the keyboard surface will not be affected at all.

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In addition, the light-transmitting character keycaps also support single-key RGB backlighting. The lighting effect, brightness and frequency can be adjusted in the Altron Center, and can also be linked with other peripheral devices with the help of AURA SYNC. The area of ​​the touchpad is relatively large, the layout is on the left side, the surface is made of smooth glass material, the touch is smooth and can be pressed, touch sensitivity and pressing feedback are satisfactory.

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Moba 5 Plus has also made a circle of three-sided wrap-around light strips on the sides of the C and D sides. It also supports RGB and Shenguang synchronization. Not only the lighting effects are more cool, but the front looks like a computer floating feeling. It is also the signature design of the Moba series.

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In terms of interfaces, the main interfaces of Moba 5 Plus are on the left and rear, and there are no openings on the right to ensure that the user will not be blocked when using the mouse. Two USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A interfaces and one 3.5mm audio interface are provided on the left.

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The back has an IO power interface, RJ45 network cable interface, HDMI2.0 interface, USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C interface, and a USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A interface. The number and types are quite complete. In addition, there are a total of four air outlets on the left and right sides and on the back; the USB-C interface on the back supports 100W PD fast charging, which can be charged with a smaller PD power adapter.

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In the design of the D side, Moba 5 Plus has also made some changes. For example, there is a small foot pad with a slogan on the left side of the top, and a large foot pad with ROG and Prodigal Eye on the top of the right side. The air intake and decorative texture present a trapezoidal asymmetrical design. There is a speaker on the left and right sides of the bottom. Open holes, built-in dual Smart Amp speakers can improve audio clarity, and the two-way AI noise reduction function also allows users to have a better sound effect in connecting microphones and live broadcasts.

To sum up

This generation of Asus Rog Moba 5 Plus has a huge improvement compared to the previous generation. It has newly designed molds and appearance details, upgraded Glacier cooling architecture 2.0, and more comprehensive RGB effects. The first AMD 5000 series CPU and NVIDIA RTX30 series GPU, A bigger battery and a better screen show enough sincerity in both the core performance experience and the look and feel. The most important thing is that the solid state is finally no longer the Intel 660P. It is gratifying. In short, Moba 5 Plus is undoubtedly the most worthwhile new gaming product to buy.

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