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Acer Predator G Aspire G3-605

Acer Predator G Aspire G3-605
alaScore 90

361 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 reviews of Acer Predator G Aspire G3-605. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Predator G Aspire G3-605 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Predator G Aspire G3-605

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Acer Predator G Aspire G3-605 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also appreciated.

price, design, usability, reliability, size

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Predator AG3-605-UR1D Desktop (3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4770 Processor, 12GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, Windows 8.1) BlackAcer Predator AG3-605-UR1D Desktop (3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4770 Processor, 12GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, Windows 8.1) Black

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Predator AG3-605-UR39

 

The Acer Predator AG3-605-UR39 is a midrange gaming desktop PC that will perform well on the game grid. But its limited internal expansion options mean it's strictly for the plug-and-play crowd.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 graphics. Lots of I/O ports. Front-accessible hard drive expansion bay.

Limited internal expansion. Flimsy feeling sliding door. No Blu-ray drive.

The Acer Predator AG3-605-UR39 is a solid gaming PC, best suited for users who want strong performance and have no plans to tinker with the system. The Cyberpower Zeus Mini continues remains our Editors' Choice for midrange gaming desktops, however,...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Acer Predator G review: A budget-priced gaming rig with some real teeth

 

Unlike many off-the-shelf PCs aimed at gamers, the 2014 Predator is no wannabe.

Strong price-to-performance ratio ; Blu-ray drive ; Attractive, unassuming enclosure

No SSD ; Just adequate power supply ; Only one PCIe slot (occupied)

You'll find plenty of more powerful gaming PCs on the market, but few that are this competitively priced for the components delivered.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Predator AG3-605-UR20

 

The Acer Predator AG3-605-UR20 is a solid choice for anyone shopping for an off-the-shelf gaming desktop.

The Acer Predator AG3-605-UR20 is a solid choice for anyone shopping for an off-the-shelf gaming desktop.

Performance lags behind other similarly-equipped systems.

As an off-the-shelf gaming rig, the Acer Predator AG3-605-UR20 does a good job of pairing decent performance with gamer-friendly features, and it even leaves some opportunity to upgrade, making it a good choice for the gamer who may not be ready to try...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Snappy-looking case laden with connectivity, Good productivity and mainstream-gaming performance, 3TB of storage space, Cheaper than similarly outfitted competitors

Peripherals, parts of case feel flimsy, Overprovisioned with RAM, Nagging bloatware

You could, of course, still build your own system for less if you have the time and expertise. But then, that's always been the case. The Predator G3 is aimed at those who want to buy a ready-to-play rig and start gaming a few minutes after opening the...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Acer Predator G3-605-UR20 Review and Ratings

 

This mainstream gaming rig, with a roomy hard drive and fast "Haswell" CPU, can handle today's games at 1080p and high settings. Just note that some of the gear could be sturdier, and you're paying extra for RAM you'll likely never leverage.

Snappy-looking case laden with connectivity ; Good productivity and mainstream-gaming performance ; 3TB of storage space ; Cheaper than similarly outfitted competitors

Peripherals, parts of case feel flimsy ; Overprovisioned with RAM ; Nagging bloatware

We think the Acer Predator G3-605-UR20's standard 32GB of memory is more attention-getter than practical spec for the kind of buyer Acer targets with this machine, and its front case panel, mouse, and keyboard could be sturdier. The Predator G3 also...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (itreviews.co.uk)

Acer Predator AG3-605-UR20

 

The Acer Predator AG3-605-UR20 is a solid choice for anyone shopping for an off-the-shelf gaming desktop.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Wilson Q. (newegg.com)

great pc

 

Ok quick update, i bought this in 2014 and haven't changed anything out yet. Is it better to change out everything out or specific stuff or try to build my own, any help be helpfull since newegg doesn't sell this pc anymore

pc runs smooth and all the spec are really high

the only is the pc didn't come with a fan , not really a big con but annoying.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Benjamin H. (newegg.com)

Refurbished for a reason

 

Fast, quiet, lots of easily accessible ports front and back.

I see why it was refurbished. The GPU is faulty and crashes games to desktop with a driver error every 5 to 30 minutes. The error is very inconsistent and probably slipped past whoever in QA recertified the machine. I've tried everything, reinstalling...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Luke B. (newegg.com)

Awesome Computer

 

A powerful machine for a moderate price, I bought it to use as a development workstation. Turns out that the configuration it comes with is sufficient to run a bunch of my favorite games on the highest graphics as well.

A few of the ports on the back of the computer come disabled. Also, the graphics card is HDMI + DVI, no VGA, which made me jump a couple of loops to get my monitors working.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Nicholas D. (newegg.com)

Great PC

 

Other then the problem with the keyboard i see nothing wrong with the computer. Since i have not used it more then two weeks only time will tell.

runs smoothly and can hardly here the fans

the keyboard broke after a few times being used. Specificaly the "2,w,s,x" keys

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Midi Tower / Mini Tower / Tower / USFF
Color of product:Beige, Red / Black / Black, Orange / Black, Red / Orange, Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:220 / 50 / 500
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120/230

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 1500 / 1536 / 2 / 2048 / 3 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8760 / AMD Radeon R9 255 / AMD Radeon R9 270 / AMD Radeon R9 290 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.536 / 2.048
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of execution units:20
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 688
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.536
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.3

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 4x DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10 / 10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Form Factor:Desktop / Tower
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology (eRecovery), Hotkey Utility v3.0 Hotkey Utility v3.0, McAfee® Internet Security Suite Trial (60dgn), Norton™ Online Backup, Cyberlink® MediaEspresso, MyWinLocker, Nero® 9 Essentials, Skype™ / Microsoft Office trial / Acer Empowering Technology (eRecovery), Hotkey Utility v3.0, McAfee® Internet Security Suite Trial (60dgn), Norton™ Online Backup, Cyberlink® MediaEspresso, MyWinLocker, Nero® 9 Essentials, Skype™ / Microsoft OHce trial / AcerCloud Portal, Cyberlink MediaEspresso, Acer Recovery Management. Acer Power Management,\nHotkey utility. / McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version) / McAfee® Internet Security Suite - 30 days trial
Cables included:AC / AC, DisplayPort
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:24
Display included:N / No / Y
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:LCD
Full HD:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:No / Y / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Panel type:TN
Speakers supplied:N
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel B75 Express / Intel B85
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel B75 Express / Intel B85
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2 / 3
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1 / 11 / 2
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:220 / 50 / 500
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120/230

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
L3 cache:6 / 8
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i5-4430 / i5-4440 / i5-4460 / i5-4570 / i5-4590 / i7-4770 / i7-4790 / i7-4790K / J2900
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.4
Processor cache:2 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Devil's Canyon / Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.41 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4430 / i5-4440 / i5-4460 / i5-4570 / i5-4590 / i7-4770 / i7-4790 / i7-4790K / J2900
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium J2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA1170 / LGA 1150 (Socket H3) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B3 / C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 84 / 88
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Y / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:N / No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Y / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:75036 / 75038 / 75043 / 75122 / 78868 / 80806 / 80807 / 80815 / 80817
Processor code:SR149 / SR14E / SR14G / SR1QF / SR1QJ / SR1QK / SR1SB / SR219
Processor package size:25 / 37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee® Internet Security, Microsoft® Office 2013 / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft® Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, SD / SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 2048 / 3000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:1 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:10000 / 5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:1 / 4
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 24 / 256 / 60
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA II / Micro Serial ATA,Micro Serial ATA II / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA II / Micro Serial ATA, Micro Serial ATA II / SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / HDD,SSD / Hybrid-HDD / Hybrid-HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1024 / 1060 / 1120 / 1128 / 120 / 1256 / 2000 / 2048 / 2060 / 2120 / 2128 / 2256 / 256 / 3024 / 3060 / 3120 / 3256

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Clear Video Technology for MID, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.6 / 16.9 / 17.2
Height:10.5 / 16.5 / 16.9 / 17.2
Weight:26.5 / 28.7 / 33.1 / 39.7
Width:3.94 / 5.51 / 6.89 / 7.09