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ASUS TUF Gaming FX705DY (Ryzen 5 3550H, Radeon RX 560X, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Alex Alderson), 04/21/2019

AMD gaming power with stamina. The ASUS TUF Gaming FX705DY is an all red affair with its AMD APU and GPU. The device handles all modern games smoothly on its matte 17.3-inch screen display, which load quickly thanks to its NVMe SSD. The FX705DY even has good battery life. Read on to find out if the device has any shortcomings and how it performs in our rigorous tests.

The FX705DY forms part of ASUS’ The Ultimate Force (TUF) series, which is the Taiwanese company’s affordable range of gaming laptops. We have recently reviewed two models, the FX705GM and the FX705GE, which are both powered by Intel Core i7-8750H processors. Our current review unit, the FX705DY-AU072, is the cheapest model in the series at almost 800 Euros (~$900) and comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 3550H APU along with an AMD Radeon RX 560X GPU.

Our review unit’s closest competitor is the Dell G3 17 3779, which also costs around 800 Euros (~$900). We have also chosen to compare the FX705DY against the Acer Predator Helios 300 and Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, although both are more expensive than ASUS’ budget gaming laptop.

We should also point out early on that the FX705DY shares many of its components and design with its FX705 siblings. Hence, we shall skip straight to the display and forgo discussing the case, connectivity, software, accessories, warranty and input devices. We shall not cover our review unit’s display or speakers in great depth either because we have already covered them in our FX705GM and FX705GE reviews.

Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1223 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR5, 128-bit connection, Adrenalin 19.3.3, Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, single-channel, two SO-DIMM (one occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN04.2, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ, 512 GB 
, 512 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ AMD K17.1 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined headphone and microphone jack, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.6 x 399 x 279 ( = 1.09 x 15.71 x 10.98 in)
Battery
64 Wh, 4240 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.2
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Driver DVD, HDD mounting frame and screws, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds), Power Supply: 482 g ( = 17 oz / 1.06 pounds)
Price
799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

432 mm / 17 inch 290 mm / 11.4 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch 2.9 kg6.42 lbs415.4 mm / 16.4 inch 279.2 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 3 kg6.53 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 305 mm / 12 inch 21.95 mm / 0.864 inch 2.9 kg6.35 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 279 mm / 11 inch 27.6 mm / 1.087 inch 2.7 kg5.95 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
692 MBit/s ∼100% +155%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
681 MBit/s ∼98% +151%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Wireless AC 9462
651 (min: 547, max: 681) MBit/s ∼94% +140%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼91% +132%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 702, n=249)
605 MBit/s ∼87% +123%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
473 MBit/s ∼68% +75%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
340 MBit/s ∼49% +25%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Wireless AC 9462
284 MBit/s ∼41% +5%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
271 (min: 246, max: 281) MBit/s ∼39%
HP 17-ca0013ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
216 MBit/s ∼31% -20%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
692 MBit/s ∼100% +112%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
671 MBit/s ∼97% +105%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Wireless AC 9462
644 (min: 499, max: 661) MBit/s ∼93% +97%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
640 MBit/s ∼92% +96%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
579 MBit/s ∼84% +77%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 730, n=249)
558 MBit/s ∼81% +71%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
327 (min: 275, max: 394) MBit/s ∼47%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Wireless AC 9462
321 MBit/s ∼46% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
298 MBit/s ∼43% -9%
HP 17-ca0013ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
181 MBit/s ∼26% -45%
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Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072 Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø270 (246-281)
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T Intel Wireless AC 9462; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (547-681)
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072 Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø327 (275-394)
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T Intel Wireless AC 9462; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø643 (499-661)

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The FX705DY has a matte, 17.3-inch IPS display that operates natively at 1920x1080. Our review unit achieved an average maximum brightness of 303.4 cd/m² in our tests and a contrast ratio of 1,006:1, which are acceptable and on par with its competitors. The FX705DY does not use pulse-width modulation (PWM) to adjust screen brightness, so you should not have any ill effects from looking at the display for prolonged periods.

ASUS equips the FX705DY with the same panel as it uses in the FX705GE. The two devices achieve different results in our tests, but this is to be expected as every panel has slight variances even if they are from the same batch and manufacturer.

319
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
300
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173HAN04.2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 328 cd/m² Average: 303.4 cd/m² Minimum: 14.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 322 cd/m²
Contrast: 1006:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.97 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1, calibrated: 2.29
ΔE Greyscale 2.26 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
87% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 57% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.45
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Dell G3 17 3779
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus TUF FX705GM
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
-1%
5%
10%
15%
72%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (20, 20)
39 (21, 18)
2%
38 (18, 20)
5%
36.8 (18.8, 18)
8%
36 (18.8, 17.2)
10%
7.4 (3.8, 3.6)
81%
Response Time Black / White *
27 (16, 11)
28 (16, 12)
-4%
26 (15, 11)
4%
24 (14, 10)
11%
22 (10.4, 11.6)
19%
10 (4.8, 5.2)
63%
PWM Frequency
122000 (95)
Screen
-1%
-26%
-37%
-44%
8%
Brightness middle
322
299
-7%
323
0%
328.7
2%
365
13%
234
-27%
Brightness
303
291
-4%
306
1%
318
5%
341
13%
228
-25%
Brightness Distribution
84
90
7%
89
6%
91
8%
89
6%
85
1%
Black Level *
0.32
0.28
12%
0.31
3%
0.51
-59%
0.32
-0%
0.2
37%
Contrast
1006
1068
6%
1042
4%
645
-36%
1141
13%
1170
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.97
3.02
-2%
4.96
-67%
4.91
-65%
6.51
-119%
2.16
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.08
5.27
-4%
8.25
-62%
10.15
-100%
12.32
-143%
3.39
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.29
2.76
-21%
4.27
-86%
2.9
-27%
2.02
12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.26
2.18
4%
5.65
-150%
3.9
-73%
7.65
-238%
2
12%
Gamma
2.45 90%
2.48 89%
2.24 98%
2.13 103%
2.64 83%
2.46 89%
CCT
6892 94%
6392 102%
7441 87%
6911 94%
8066 81%
6394 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57
57
0%
58
2%
55.6
-2%
56
-2%
58
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
87
87
0%
90
3%
84.7
-3%
86
-1%
89
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1% / -1%
-11% / -21%
-14% / -30%
-15% / -35%
40% / 18%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Colour Saturation
CalMAN: Colour Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker - calibrated
CalMAN: ColorChecker - calibrated
CalMAN: Grayscale - calibrated
CalMAN: Grayscale - calibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - calibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - calibrated

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9435 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

The FX705DY is powerful enough to handle all modern triple-A games smoothly thanks to its AMD Ryzen 5 3550H APU and AMD Radeon RX 560X GPU. ASUS sells other variants, like the FX705GM and FX705GE that we recently reviewed. These cost considerably more than the 800 Euros (~$900) that the Taiwanese manufacturer charges for the FX705DY though.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
 

Test Conditions

The FX705DY does not come with an OS, so we installed Windows 10 Pro to conduct our tests. We also installed ASUS’ Armory Crate Control Center, which allows you to monitor system performance and adjust fan speeds among other settings. The software also includes three preset power modes that ASUS calls “Quiet", "Balanced", and "Turbo”. There is an option labelled "Windows" too, which cedes control to Windows Power Management. We used the latter in our tests to compare the power of the FX705DY’s components and how it utilises them against our comparison devices without a custom power mode muddying our results.

We also ran some benchmarks with our review unit running in turbo and silent mode to demonstrate what difference they make if any. We have included the results throughout our charts and tables below.

Processor

The FX705DY is powered by a Ryzen 5 3550H APU that AMD manufacturers on its Zen+ microarchitecture. The Picasso-generation chip has a 35 W thermal design power (TDP) and a 2.1 GHz base clock speed across its four cores. The APU uses AMD Turbo Core to achieve up to 3.7 GHz on all cores and Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) to execute up to eight threads, or two on each core.

The Ryzen 5 3550H is AMD's answer to the Intel Core i5-8300H, although the APU cannot quite match the Intel chip on performance. The Core i5-8300H has a 10 W higher TDP, which allows it to achieve markedly better single-core performance while still edging the Ryzen 5 3550H in multi-core applications too.

The APU in our review unit initially operates at 3.7 GHz in multithreaded benchmarks like Cinebench R15, but it quickly drops to 3.5 GHz and hovers around there for the remainder of the benchmark. However, the chip fluctuates between 1.6 and 3.7 GHz during single-threaded benchmarks, although it can only manage between 1.4 and 2.4 GHz when running on battery. Likewise, the APU begins multithreaded benchmarks at 2.4 GHz on battery but soon increases to around 3.3 or 3.4 GHz.

Cinebench R15 Multi 64Bit
Cinebench R15 Multi 64Bit
Cinebench R15 Single 64Bit
Cinebench R15 Single 64Bit
Cinebench R15 Multi 64Bit on battery
Cinebench R15 Multi 64Bit on battery
Cinebench R15 Single 64Bit on battery
Cinebench R15 Single 64Bit on battery

We also subjected our review unit to a looped CB R15 Multi 64Bit benchmark that we run for at least 30 minutes. We do this to see how devices manage their performance under prolonged load. The FX705DY scored 742 points in the first benchmarks but dropped to around 735 points for the next four pass-throughs. Scores had decreased to 705 points by the seventh pass, which the system maintained for the remainder of our loop.

Enabling turbo mode boosts performance by around 2% and closes the gap to the Dell G3 17 3779, but the FX705DY still generally scores around 3% less than its Core i5-8300H-powered counterpart. As expected, quiet mode reduces performance and results in around 10% lower CB R15 Multi 64Bit scores.

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Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072 AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø710 (704.34-742)
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1193 (1158.58-1229.48)
Dell G3 17 3779 Intel Core i5-8300H, Intel Core i5-8300H: Ø759 (750.51-796.5)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6 Intel Core i5-8300H, Intel Core i5-8300H: Ø767 (738.02-807.05)
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1050 (994.7-1115.98)
Asus TUF FX705GM Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1022 (992.14-1137)
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø526 (522.29-550.6)
HP 17-ca0013ng AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: Ø549 (510.21-605.1)
HP Envy 17-ae143ng Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø645 (641.52-653)
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072 AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H; Turbo-Modus: Ø739 (733.57-755.22)
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072 AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H; Leise-Modus: Ø624 (616.98-673)
CPU clock speeds during a CB R15 Multi 64Bit loop
CPU clock speeds during a CB R15 Multi 64Bit loop
CPU clock speeds during a CB R15 Multi 64Bit loop in Turbo mode
CPU clock speeds during a CB R15 Multi 64Bit loop in Turbo mode
CPU clock speeds during a CB R15 Multi 64Bit loop in Quiet mode
CPU clock speeds during a CB R15 Multi 64Bit loop in Quiet mode
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4566
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
19437
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7893
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
142 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
742 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
84.92 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼100% +23%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Core i5-8300H
173 Points ∼99% +22%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
173 Points ∼99% +22%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
173 Points ∼99% +22%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
169 Points ∼97% +19%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52
Intel Core i5-8300H
166 Points ∼95% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U
166 Points ∼95% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 212, n=497)
155 Points ∼89% +9%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼82% +1%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
142 Points ∼81%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Turbo-Modus)
142 Points ∼81% 0%
HP 17-ca0013ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
136 Points ∼78% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (77 - 145, n=5)
130 Points ∼74% -8%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Leise-Modus)
77 Points ∼44% -46%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
1220 Points ∼100% +64%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H
1137 Points ∼93% +53%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
1116 Points ∼91% +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=500)
815 Points ∼67% +10%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Core i5-8300H
807 Points ∼66% +9%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52
Intel Core i5-8300H
801 Points ∼66% +8%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
798 Points ∼65% +8%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Turbo-Modus)
755 Points ∼62% +2%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
742 Points ∼61%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (673 - 757, n=5)
734 Points ∼60% -1%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Leise-Modus)
673 Points ∼55% -9%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
653 Points ∼54% -12%
HP 17-ca0013ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
605 Points ∼50% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U
526 Points ∼43% -29%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
7893 Points ∼100%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
6445 Points ∼82% -18%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
6236 Points ∼79% -21%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (4575 - 7893, n=3)
5691 Points ∼72% -28%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
5522 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=423)
4827 Points ∼61% -39%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
34168 Points ∼100% +76%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H
24718 Points ∼72% +27%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
20881 Points ∼61% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (19002 - 20097, n=3)
19512 Points ∼57% 0%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
19437 Points ∼57%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=423)
18221 Points ∼53% -6%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 509, n=28)
425 Points ∼100% +17%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
362 Points ∼85%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (361 - 362, n=2)
362 Points ∼85% 0%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (1685 - 4926, n=28)
2472 Points ∼100% +47%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1685 Points ∼68%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (1659 - 1685, n=2)
1672 Points ∼68% -1%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
21635 Points ∼100% +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 27774, n=74)
16189 Points ∼75% +12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52
Intel Core i5-8300H
15050 Points ∼70% +4%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
14437 Points ∼67%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (13474 - 14437, n=2)
13956 Points ∼65% -3%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
13343 Points ∼62% -8%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52
Intel Core i5-8300H
3740 Points ∼100% +12%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
3734 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4825, n=74)
3704 Points ∼99% +10%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
3439 Points ∼92% +3%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3353 Points ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3348 - 3353, n=2)
3351 Points ∼90% 0%
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=52)
18935 Points ∼100% +67%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
18068 Points ∼95% +59%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52
Intel Core i5-8300H
14790 Points ∼78% +30%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
13488 Points ∼71% +19%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (11183 - 11926, n=3)
11484 Points ∼61% +1%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
11344 Points ∼60%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=52)
4797 Points ∼100% +30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52
Intel Core i5-8300H
4770 Points ∼99% +29%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
4692 Points ∼98% +27%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
4251 Points ∼89% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3623 - 3807, n=3)
3710 Points ∼77% 0%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3699 Points ∼77%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
1229.2 ms * ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (1201 - 1229, n=3)
1216 ms * ∼99% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (753 - 7545, n=180)
1215 ms * ∼99% +1%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
1157.1 ms * ∼94% +6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
33833 Points ∼100% +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (12288 - 49518, n=176)
33299 Points ∼98% +15%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
28917 Points ∼85%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (28324 - 28917, n=3)
28649 Points ∼85% -1%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Gaming
  (174 - 229, n=3)
205 Points ∼100% +18%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
174 Points ∼85%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
 
174 Points ∼85% 0%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Gaming
  (43.5 - 67.4, n=3)
58.5 runs/min ∼100% +34%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (Edge 44)
43.5 runs/min ∼74%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (42.1 - 43.5, n=2)
42.8 runs/min ∼73% -2%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The FX705DY scored well in PCMark benchmarks, but it falls short of most of our comparison devices here. Regardless, our review unit worked smoothly throughout our tests, and we encountered no problems like crashes or stutters while multitasking.

It would be possible to improve though by adding a second RAM module, which would enable dual-channel mode. Our review unit runs in single channel mode out of the box, which prevents the system from getting the most out of its GPU.

The TUF Gaming FX705DY has two SO-DIMM slots
The TUF Gaming FX705DY has two SO-DIMM slots
PCMark 7 Score
7154 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4041 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4142 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4877 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11191, n=190)
6320 Points ∼100% +42%
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6071 Points ∼96% +36%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
5290 Points ∼84% +19%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
5096 Points ∼81% +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (4451 - 4528, n=2)
4490 Points ∼71% +1%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4451 Points ∼70%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
4342 Points ∼69% -2%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3362 Points ∼53% -24%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, 8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3096 Points ∼49% -30%
Productivity
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
7201 Points ∼100% +16%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=191)
7166 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
7057 Points ∼98% +14%
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7025 Points ∼98% +13%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
6668 Points ∼93% +7%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
6384 Points ∼89% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (6209 - 6446, n=2)
6328 Points ∼88% +2%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
6209 Points ∼86%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, 8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
5989 Points ∼83% -4%
Essentials
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
9110 Points ∼100% +22%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
8989 Points ∼99% +20%
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
8791 Points ∼96% +18%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=192)
8441 Points ∼93% +13%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
7888 Points ∼87% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (7471 - 7949, n=2)
7710 Points ∼85% +3%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
7471 Points ∼82%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
5949 Points ∼65% -20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, 8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
5448 Points ∼60% -27%
Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7171, n=193)
5197 Points ∼100% +23%
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5169 Points ∼99% +22%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4982 Points ∼96% +18%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
4975 Points ∼96% +17%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
4442 Points ∼85% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (4237 - 4405, n=2)
4321 Points ∼83% +2%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4237 Points ∼82%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3610 Points ∼69% -15%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, 8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3339 Points ∼64% -21%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5719 Points ∼100% +17%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
5461 Points ∼95% +12%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Hynix HFS128G39TND
5347 Points ∼93% +10%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
5340 Points ∼93% +9%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
5218 Points ∼91% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (4877 - 5223, n=2)
5050 Points ∼88% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6515, n=376)
5023 Points ∼88% +3%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
4882 Points ∼85% 0%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4877 Points ∼85%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, 8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
4837 Points ∼85% -1%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4660 Points ∼100% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (4041 - 4560, n=2)
4301 Points ∼92% +6%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Hynix HFS128G39TND
4253 Points ∼91% +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (3638 - 6093, n=394)
4247 Points ∼91% +5%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
4230 Points ∼91% +5%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4148 Points ∼89% +3%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4041 Points ∼87%
Dell G3 17 3779
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3886 Points ∼83% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, 8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3724 Points ∼80% -8%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3666 Points ∼79% -9%
HP 17-ca0013ng
Vega 8, 2500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3449 Points ∼74% -15%

Storage Devices

ASUS equips the FX705DY with a 512 GB Kingston NVMe SSD. The drive in our review unit delivers decent transfer speeds as demonstrated in our CrystalDiskMark comparison table below. The SSD has better transfer speeds than all the drives in our comparison devices apart from the one in the FX705GM, although it is not one of the fastest SSDs currently on the market. The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is significantly faster, for example. However, NVMe SSDs have much higher transfer speeds than their SATA III counterparts, which are limited to around 600 MB/s, so the Kingston has that going for it too.

The FX705DY also has space to be retrofitted with a 2.5-inch HDD. ASUS includes the appropriate drive mount and screws in the box should you wish to add additional storage.

A look at the Kingston NVMe SSD hidden beneath a heat shield
A look at the Kingston NVMe SSD hidden beneath a heat shield
ASUS includes a space for a 2.5-inch HDD that can be retrofitted
ASUS includes a space for a 2.5-inch HDD that can be retrofitted
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
Sequential Read: 1048 MB/s
Sequential Write: 995.5 MB/s
512K Read: 802.4 MB/s
512K Write: 1002 MB/s
4K Read: 34.49 MB/s
4K Write: 107.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 332.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 291.2 MB/s
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
Dell G3 17 3779
SK hynix SC311 SATA
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Hynix HFS128G39TND
Asus TUF FX705GM
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
Average Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-29%
-56%
-51%
-60%
9%
-10%
Write 4K
107.7
90.26
-16%
62.77
-42%
71.36
-34%
61.88
-43%
104.2
-3%
81.5 (63.6 - 108, n=5)
-24%
Read 4K
36.5
37.03
1%
24.63
-33%
29.98
-18%
22.78
-38%
41.46
14%
32.7 (28.6 - 36.5, n=5)
-10%
Write Seq
988.2
320.3
-68%
203.9
-79%
129.6
-87%
136.1
-86%
1295
31%
877 (688 - 988, n=4)
-11%
Read Seq
1115
1012
-9%
549.8
-51%
842.6
-24%
490.1
-56%
1325
19%
992 (899 - 1115, n=4)
-11%
Write 4K Q32T1
334.9
196.8
-41%
160.1
-52%
88.93
-73%
136.2
-59%
282.8
-16%
316 (267 - 371, n=5)
-6%
Read 4K Q32T1
360.8
271.5
-25%
184.3
-49%
196.4
-46%
208.4
-42%
321.3
-11%
347 (322 - 399, n=5)
-4%
Write Seq Q32T1
1008
268.8
-73%
235
-77%
130.5
-87%
136
-87%
1301
29%
917 (606 - 1035, n=5)
-9%
Read Seq Q32T1
1609
1595
-1%
553.8
-66%
1037
-36%
553.1
-66%
1704
6%
1588 (1508 - 1611, n=5)
-1%

Graphics Card

The Radeon RX 560X GPU is based on AMD’s Polaris generation and supports DirectX 12. The chip can operate at up 1,223 MHz, which AMD complements with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Our review unit performed as expected for an RX 560X-powered device, which puts its graphics performance between laptops equipped with either an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

Interestingly, activating turbo mode did not improve 3DMark results. Quiet mode does reduce performance slightly though but not by the same degree as it affects CPU performance. Incidentally, adding a second RAM module improves the physics performance in synthetic benchmarks, although not by much.

3DMark 11 - Quiet mode
3DMark 11 - Quiet mode
3DMark 11 - Turbo mode
3DMark 11 - Turbo mode
3DMark 11 - Windows 10 Power mode, dual channel
3DMark 11 - Windows 10 Power mode, dual channel
3DMark 06 Standard
25527 points
3DMark 11 Performance
7725 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
60240 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
10106 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5513 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1909 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus TUF FX705GM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
13722 Points ∼100% +67%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=598)
13189 Points ∼96% +60%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
9466 Points ∼69% +15%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
9147 Points ∼67% +11%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8220 Points ∼60%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
8181 Points ∼60% 0%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (6491 - 8451, n=5)
7909 Points ∼58% -4%
Dell G3 17 3779
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
7761 Points ∼57% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4792 Points ∼35% -42%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
4631 Points ∼34% -44%
HP 17-ca0013ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3538 Points ∼26% -57%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (5699 - 13013, n=139)
5605 Points ∼100% +213%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
2536 Points ∼45% +42%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1790 Points ∼32% 0%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (1789 - 1790, n=2)
1790 Points ∼32% 0%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1789 Points ∼32%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
1068 Points ∼19% -40%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=523)
11209 Points ∼100% +77%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
7860 Points ∼70% +24%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
7791 Points ∼70% +23%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
7610 Points ∼68% +20%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6331 Points ∼56%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
6327 Points ∼56% 0%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (6262 - 6331, n=3)
6307 Points ∼56% 0%
Dell G3 17 3779
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
6228 Points ∼56% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3698 Points ∼33% -42%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
3628 Points ∼32% -43%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=505)
66600 Points ∼100% +79%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
51038 Points ∼77% +37%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
50732 Points ∼76% +36%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
49314 Points ∼74% +33%
Dell G3 17 3779
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
38306 Points ∼58% +3%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
37173 Points ∼56%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (34407 - 37173, n=3)
35697 Points ∼54% -4%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
35511 Points ∼53% -4%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
21153 Points ∼32% -43%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
19545 Points ∼29% -47%

Gaming Performance

The FX705DY is a competent gaming laptop. Our review unit can play most modern games in 1080p at medium to high graphics settings, although we would recommend turning the graphics down to low or reducing the resolution in some triple-A titles like Metro Exodus. The GPU is also not powerful enough to play games smoothly at higher than 1080p on an external monitor.

low med. high ultra
StarCraft 2 (2010) 256.3116.3113.681.6fps
Diablo III (2012) 150.2133.5130.8105.7fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 209.3188.2162121.7fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 188158.2140.953fps
Sims 4 (2014) 145.4114.873.264.8fps
GTA V (2015) 89.38348.321.2fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 105.567.635.921.7fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 908447fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 8073.165.660.7fps
World of Warships (2015) 125.7105.983.671.4fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 44.531.724.2fps
Mafia 3 (2016) 44.934.422.7fps
Civilization VI (2016) 107.676.439.333.9fps
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017) 90.8504539.4fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 95.393.884.180.5fps
Ark Survival Evolved (2017) 64.318.9149.7fps
Destiny 2 (2017) 77.850.846.737.3fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 373026.6fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 63393633fps
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (2018) 89.348.445.237.3fps
Battlefield V (2018) 81.253.945.841.9fps
Darksiders III (2018) 96.840.331.827.6fps
Just Cause 4 (2018) 65.841.829.626.8fps
Apex Legends (2019) 106.845.437.534.9fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 56393633fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 55.127.818.315.3fps
Anthem (2019) 47.236.633.130.2fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 151.965.753.128.3fps
The Division 2 (2019) 69423123fps
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=330)
96.5 fps ∼100% +82%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
74.5 fps ∼77% +41%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
72.2 fps ∼75% +36%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
64.3 fps ∼67% +21%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
53.1 fps ∼55% 0%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (53 - 53.1, n=2)
53.1 fps ∼55% 0%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
53 fps ∼55%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
35 fps ∼36% -34%
HP 17-ca0013ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
19.34 fps ∼20% -64%
The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Gaming
  (20.9 - 273, n=143)
138 fps ∼100% +104%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
87.3 fps ∼63% +29%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
82 fps ∼59% +21%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
71 (min: 60, max: 79) fps ∼51% +5%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
70.3 fps ∼51% +4%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (67.6 - 70.3, n=3)
68.8 fps ∼50% +2%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
67.6 fps ∼49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
30.4 fps ∼22% -55%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Average of class Gaming
  (11 - 125, n=24)
76.6 fps ∼100% +96%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
48 fps ∼63% +23%
Dell G3 17 3779
Intel Core i5-8300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
40 (min: 35, max: 48) fps ∼52% +3%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
39 fps ∼51%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
  (38 - 39, n=2)
38.5 fps ∼50% -1%
Darksiders III - 1920x1080 Medium
Average of class Gaming
  (16.7 - 130, n=12)
77.5 fps ∼100% +92%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
66.4 fps ∼86% +65%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
40.3 fps ∼52%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 
40.3 fps ∼52% 0%
Diablo III - 1920x1080 High AA:on
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
165.6 fps ∼100% +57%
Average of class Gaming
  (27.7 - 240, n=40)
122 fps ∼74% +15%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 
106 fps ∼64% 0%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
105.7 fps ∼64%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
88.8 fps ∼54% -16%
StarCraft 2 - 1920x1080 ultra
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
125.5 fps ∼100% +54%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
81.6 fps ∼65%
Average AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 
81.6 fps ∼65% 0%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
60.5 fps ∼48% -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (12 - 183, n=57)
58 fps ∼46% -29%

We also subjected our review unit to an hour-long run-through of The Witcher 3 that we set to 1080p and maximum graphics. We do not move the game's main character, Geralt of Rivia, during this test, for reference.

The FX705DY maintained between 20 FPS and 24 FPS throughout this test, so the device should not throttle during prolonged gaming sessions. We would not recommend playing at these frame rates though.

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