Acer Predator AG3-710-UR53, that’s one of the newest desktops primarily meant for gaming. It’s indeed equipped with some player-friendly components, such as GeForce GTX950 graphics card and a Core i5 processor. But there must also be some flaws in this computer, for no product is really perfect, right…?
So, does it work for gaming?
Acer Predator AG3-710-UR53 has a pretty good graphics card, so obviously it’s a gamer-friendly machine. The card in question is GeForce GTX950 (2GB GDDR5) which could run most games with very high settings and 1080p resolution, meaning that a lot of eye candy is on. Here are some examples you can get:
– GTA 5, ~50FPS
– The Witcher 3, ~30FPS
– League of Legends, +100FPS
So yeah, GTX 950 is not a bad card. But if, for some reason, you’re not happy with it, you can always upgrade the graphics engine in this desktop. There’s plenty of space for that, also PSU is rated at 500W which should accommodate a beefier graphics card. Just keep in mind SLI (dual engines) doesn’t work here as only one PCI-E x16 slot resides on the mainboard.
The processor in Acer Predator AG3-710-UR53 is Intel Core i5-6400, it features a nice 2.7GHz clock speed with 3.3GHz turbo. There are four cores in the unit. Also remember it’s a Skylake-based (6th Generation) model so performance is solid. Indeed, the CPU Mark gives it around 6500 points, a score considered power user friendly.
There’s 8GB memory (one stick) installed, it’s the DDR4 2133Mhz type. The motherboard still has three empty slots for memory, which means the most RAM you can install here is 64GB.
The storage drive offered is a one-terabyte, platter-based 7200RPM SATA 3 hard drive. To up the performance, you might want to install a solid-state drive here. Just know there are no M.2 slots for that inside, but as far as I know an extra 3.5″ bay is available.
What ports and connections are present?
Acer Predator AG3-710-UR53 has a number of connections to accommodate your peripherals. In total, 8 USB ports are available, two of those USB 3.0 and six USB 3.0. For video outputs, there are DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPorts available – the graphics card supports up to four monitors simultaneously.
Audio ports include microphone/headphones connector in the front, and line-in, audio out and microphone in the back.
It’s not a tough job to connect this desktop to Internet. You can use the built-in 802.11 A/C WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 adapter if you prefer the wireless, and there’s also Gigabit RJ-45 in the back for wire.
Like a true gaming desktop, the Acer features a 16X DVD burner (doesn’t work with BluRay). The front panel also houses SD card slot for media cards.
Something else to keep in mind?
USB gaming mouse and keyboard are included, but monitor is not.
There’s Windows 10 Home (64-bit) pre-loaded on the hard drive.
You can surely play all games, including new graphics-heavy ones from 2016, on Acer Predator AG3-710-UR53 – there is no doubt about that. Just remember, you might not get the golden 60FPS on every game especially if you want to use very high settings and high resolutions. And no matter what programs you run, there’s enough performance to deal with heavyweight software. So, in case you don’t want to bother building your own gaming rig, this kind of affordable(ish) Acer should do the trick for you.