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Asus TUF A15 with AMD Renoir and Nvidia Graphics in Review

Excellent value! With its latest TUF gaming laptops, Asus relies on AMD's brand-new Renoir SoC. A closer look at the performance results shows that combined with the Nvidia GPU this is a powerful gaming machine. In the following article we will determine whether our in-depth review of the Asus TUF A15 FA506 confirms this.
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The Asus TUF Gaming A15 is an entry-level gaming laptop. The relatively low price of 1299 Euros (~$1469) also reflects this, particularly in light of the device's fast raw gaming performance. For its current generation, Asus relies on AMD's brand-new Renoir processors.

With eight physical cores, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is a solid foundation for modern games and video-editing. In conjunction with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, the device does not struggle with the latest games at the native resolution. However, this already represents the highest-end GPU option for the Asus TUF A15 FA506. For more price-conscious buyers, alternative configurations with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or GeForce GTX 1650 Ti are also available.

We chose 15-inch laptops with similar specifications for comparison. They are listed in the following table.

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Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172 (TUF Gaming A15 FA506 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8 x 2.9 - 4.2 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 1350 MHz, Memory: 5500 MHz, GDDR6, Nvidia 442.53
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LM156LF-2F01, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280 SSD, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.9 x 359 x 256 ( = 0.98 x 14.13 x 10.08 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 4110 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: 6-row chiclet, 230-watt AC adapter, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.175 kg ( = 76.72 oz / 4.8 pounds), Power Supply: 754 g ( = 26.6 oz / 1.66 pounds)
Price
1299 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.7 %
06/2020
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.3 %
08/2019
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.2 kg26 mm15.60"1920x1080
78.8 %
02/2020
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
R7 3750H, Radeon RX 5500M
2.3 kg27.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
80.8 %
10/2019
MSI GL65 9SEK
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.3 kg27.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
81.5 %
07/2019
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.3 %
05/2019
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
R7 3750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
2.1 kg20.4 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Plastic Everywhere

Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172

The chassis of the Asus TUF A15 FA506 primarily consists of plastic. The color scheme is mostly black. The lid is adorned with a single red stripe. Additionally, the designers seem to have texturized the surface to enhance the appearance of the laptop. There are no metal surfaces, which likely stems from price constraints. The laptop still looks quite attractive and the rigidity of the base unit matches our expectations. Since the lid is somewhat flimsy, it can be twisted with little effort. The bezels on the sides are only 7 mm wide, making them very small. This reinforces the modern look, which Asus has successfully created regardless of the plastic construction.

The two hinges hold the display firmly in place. It is possible to open the display with one hand, and even though there is some teetering it is fairly minor.

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Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
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Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
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Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172

All the devices in our comparison share the approximate same dimensions. This should not come as a big surprise, since we only included 15-inch devices. In terms of thickness, there is no clear winner, either. The laptops in our comparison do not differ too much from one another, and this also includes their weight. At 2.2 kg (~4.85 lbs), the Asus TUF A15 F506's weight is identical to that of the Lenovo Legion Y540. The AC adapter weighs an additional 754 g (~1.66 lbs).

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Size Comparison

365 mm / 14.4 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 27.5 mm / 1.083 inch 2.3 kg5.04 lbs357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 27.5 mm / 1.083 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.11 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 20.4 mm / 0.803 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs

Features - The Basics

The port selection of the Asus TUF A15 FA506 is relatively bare-bones, and the most important connectivity has been included. There are three USB Type-A ports in total. Since only two of them support USB 3.0 speeds, they are the preferred choice for external drives. By contrast, the single USB port on the right only supports USB 2.0, which makes it better suited to peripherals. Furthermore, there is LAN, HDMI, and a USB Type-C port that can be used to connect external displays. The port layout is asymmetrical. Almost all ports are located on the left. Since the spacing is sufficiently wide, cables will not block adjacent ports.

However, we regret the absence of an SD card reader. In our opinion, there is enough space available on the right for one.

Left: AC adapter, HDMI 2.0b, RJ45, 2x Type-A USB 3.2 (Gen 1), Type-C USB 3.2 (Gen 2) with display support DP1.4, combined audio jack
Left: AC adapter, HDMI 2.0b, RJ45, 2x Type-A USB 3.2 (Gen 1), Type-C USB 3.2 (Gen 2) with display support DP1.4, combined audio jack
Right: 1x Type-A USB 2.0, vents
Right: 1x Type-A USB 2.0, vents
Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Back: vents
Back: vents

Communication

Wi-Fi module
Wi-Fi module

For local networks, users have the choice between Wi-Fi and LAN. The Asus TUF A15 FA506 offers both. The user-replaceable Realtek Wi-Fi module is hidden directly below the internal M.2 SSD. In addition to Wi-Fi, it also provides Bluetooth 5.0 support. The results of our performance measurements put the Wi-Fi module on par with the Intel Wireless AC 9560 module. There were no noteworthy performance dips in terms of sending or receiving data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Gaming
  (496 - 1645, n=158, last 2 years)
1162 MBit/s ∼100% +76%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼59% +3%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
662 (553min - 769max) MBit/s ∼57%
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (474 - 690, n=25)
639 MBit/s ∼55% -3%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
634 MBit/s ∼55% -4%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
630 MBit/s ∼54% -5%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
355 MBit/s ∼31% -46%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
252 MBit/s ∼22% -62%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=158, last 2 years)
1227 MBit/s ∼100% +95%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
665 MBit/s ∼54% +6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼53% +3%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
637 MBit/s ∼52% +1%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
630 (571min - 641max) MBit/s ∼51%
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (486 - 685, n=25)
627 MBit/s ∼51% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
619 MBit/s ∼50% -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
332 MBit/s ∼27% -47%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø629 (571-641)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø661 (553-769)

Webcam

The installed webcam (0.9 MP) has a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The resulting pictures look somewhat washed-out and slightly blurry. Unfortunately, the color deviation of 13.44 is far too high. Unfortunately, the webcam misses the ideal DeltaE of less than 3 by a large margin.

ColorChecker
14.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172: 13.44 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 24.17 ∆E

Accessories

Apart from the laptop itself, the package of the Asus TUF A15 FA506 includes a 230-Watt AC adapter and the usual paperwork. Additionally, there is a cable for installing a 2.5-inch drive.

Maintenance

Performing maintenance on the Asus TUF A15 FA506 is fairly simple. Note: In order to safely remove the bottom plate without permanent scratches, it should be disconnected from the base unit with a special tool. On the inside, all of the internal components are easy to reach. For example, the RAM can be swapped or expanded. Similarly, the storage drives can be upgraded without any issues. In our case, there is space for a secondary M.2 SSD and a 2.5-inch drive. Ideally, we would have liked to see one or two small maintenance hatches to make this process even easier.

Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172 without bottom plate
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172 without bottom plate

Warranty

Asus offers buyers of the TUF A15 FA506 a two-year warranty - including pick-up and delivery service.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Keyboard
Keyboard
Keyboard (backlit)
Keyboard (backlit)

Asus has equipped the TUF A15 FA506 with a 6-row chiclet keyboard that comes with RGB lighting. As with the base unit and the majority of the chassis, almost all the keys are black. Only the WASD keys are visually distinct and further highlighted by the RGB backlighting. The keys offer shallow travel and a distinct actuation point. However, they cannot be pressed down linearly. The manufacturer has omitted noticeable dampening, in order to prevent a spongy typing experience. The keyboard is good overall, although the arrow keys could have been slightly larger.

Touchpad

Touchpad
Touchpad

With a surface area of 10.8 x 5.9 centimeters (~4.25 x 2.32 in), the touchpad is sufficiently large enough for occasional use. Unfortunately, some areas in the corners of the touchpad can respond somewhat imprecisely. Regardless, accurately controlling the cursor did not prove to be an issue. Additionally, multi-touch gestures were recognized and executed. Unlike with ClickPads, the bottom area of the touchpad contains two buttons that are separate from the input area. Their fairly deep travel is the only feedback they provide. There is no distinct acoustic feedback.

Display - 144 Hz and No PWM

Subpixel array, Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Subpixel array, Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172
Slight backlight bleeding on the top edge of the screen
Slight backlight bleeding on the top edge of the screen

Asus has equipped our test device with a matte 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel that supports a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels amounts to a pixel density of 141 PPI. Alternatively, a 60-Hz version of the IPS panel is also available.

We observed an average display brightness of 254 cd/m². With 88%, the display's illumination is good and there are no noticeable halos. The installed panel has a black value of 0.15, which is very low for an excellent contrast ratio of 1867:1. No other device in our comparison even comes close to this result.

Thankfully, users of the Asus TUF A15 FA506 should not experience PWM-related eyestrain. PWM is not used to control the display's brightness. The only issue we encountered on our test device was slight backlight bleeding. In our case, it manifests on the top of the screen.

252
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LM156LF-2F01
Xrite i1 Pro
Maximum: 280 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 254.3 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 280 cd/m²
Contrast: 1867:1 (Black: 0.15 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.89 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 4.79
ΔE Greyscale 4.08 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
58% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
40.22% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
58.47% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
38.92% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.33
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
LM156LF-2F01, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
BOE 084D, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AU Optronics B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI GL65 9SEK
AU Optronics B156HAN13.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
LGD05CE, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
Panda LM156LF-CL03, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
61%
64%
-6%
-1%
4%
Display P3 Coverage
38.92
63.56
63%
66.45
71%
36.63
-6%
38.37
-1%
40.33
4%
sRGB Coverage
58.47
91.66
57%
91.02
56%
55.04
-6%
57.56
-2%
60.64
4%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
40.22
65.22
62%
66.62
66%
37.85
-6%
39.69
-1%
41.69
4%
Response Times
62%
68%
-2%
-21%
-9%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34 ?(16, 18)
8.8 ?(4, 4.4)
74%
7 ?(3.4, 3.6)
79%
26.4 ?(13.2, 13.2)
22%
40 ?(21.2, 18.8)
-18%
34 ?(17.2, 16.8)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
24 ?(13, 11)
12 ?(6.8, 5.2)
50%
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
57%
30 ?(17.6, 12.4)
-25%
29.6 ?(17.2, 12.4)
-23%
28 ?(17.2, 10.8)
-17%
PWM Frequency
21280 ?(34)
Screen
15%
11%
-4%
-7%
-11%
Brightness middle
280
299
7%
310
11%
277.3
-1%
251
-10%
240.1
-14%
Brightness
254
290
14%
310
22%
256
1%
232
-9%
231
-9%
Brightness Distribution
88
89
1%
86
-2%
86
-2%
76
-14%
85
-3%
Black Level *
0.15
0.29
-93%
0.29
-93%
0.2
-33%
0.17
-13%
0.34
-127%
Contrast
1867
1031
-45%
1069
-43%
1387
-26%
1476
-21%
706
-62%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.89
3.7
37%
4.78
19%
5.25
11%
6.2
-5%
4.2
29%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
19
7
63%
8.1
57%
19.43
-2%
18.6
2%
17.8
6%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
4.79
2
58%
2.36
51%
4.39
8%
4.8
-0%
4.09
15%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.08
4.1
-0%
4.78
-17%
3.5
14%
4.2
-3%
2.8
31%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.19 100%
2.43 91%
2.1 105%
2.32 95%
2.2 100%
CCT
7303 89%
7166 91%
7739 84%
6895 94%
7454 87%
6925 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
59.3
60%
59
59%
35
-5%
36.5
-1%
38.4
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58
91.5
58%
91
57%
55
-5%
57.4
-1%
60.4
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
46% / 29%
48% / 28%
-4% / -4%
-10% / -8%
-5% / -8%

* ... smaller is better

Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172 vs. sRGB (58%)
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172 vs. sRGB (58%)
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172 vs. AdobeRGB (37%)
Asus TUF FA506IV-HN172 vs. AdobeRGB (37%)

The display's quality is decent overall. Relative to the laptop's price class and intended purpose, the installed panel offers a good visual experience. There is still room for improvement, since the panel suffers from slightly increased grayscale and color DeltaE-2000 values ex-factory with the sRGB color space as a reference. Here, the Lenovo Legion Y540 and the MSI Alpha 15 achieve better results. Our calibration attempt significantly improves the grayscale (1.49). Regrettably, the colors were barely improved. As such, the device is a relatively poor choice for professional video and photo-editing.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps (calibrated)

The matte layer prevents distracting reflections, which often occur during outdoor use. We still recommend working in the shade whenever possible. A look at the viewing angles shows a result that is typical for IPS panels. There are no significant color distortions at any of the angles we tested.

Asus TUF FA506IV in the sunshine
Asus TUF FA506IV in the sunshine
Asus TUF FA506IV under shade
Asus TUF FA506IV under shade
Asus TUF FA506IV viewing angles
Asus TUF FA506IV viewing angles

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.6 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21090 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Performance

Based on the latest AMD Renoir SoCs, the Asus TUF A15 FA506, which features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, achieves a respectable level of gaming performance. A total of eight cores are nice to have and hold the promise of being somewhat future-proof. Conversely, our device is equipped with just 8 GB of RAM, which is not a lot for today's standards. Modern games are still playable on this setup and the RAM can easily be upgraded without any issues.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
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Processor

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is an octa-core CPU and a direct competitor of Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake-H SoCs. The latest Renoir AMD SoC performs particularly well in multithreaded workloads. Compared to the 3000 series, the single-core performance of the AMD chip has been improved dramatically as well, which puts the Ryzen 7 4800H on par with an Intel Core i7-9750H.

During the Cinebench R15 multithread loop test, we did not observe a performance drop-off after stressing the CPU for a prolonged period of time. All the scores range from 1850 to 1601, which results in a fair average score of 1753 points.

More comparisons and benchmarks can be found in our CPU table.

Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=188, last 2 years)
505 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (430 - 524, n=32)
486 Points ∼96% 0%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
485 Points ∼96%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H
465 Points ∼92% -4%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
458 Points ∼91% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
419 Points ∼83% -14%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
352 Points ∼70% -27%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
340 Points ∼67% -30%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4257 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=189, last 2 years)
3825 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1986 - 4176, n=32)
3455 Points ∼81% -19%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H
2785 Points ∼65% -35%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
2595 Points ∼61% -39%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1825 Points ∼43% -57%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
1723 Points ∼40% -60%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1633 Points ∼38% -62%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 220, n=37)
204 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=194, last 2 years)
204 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H
188 Points ∼92% +1%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
187 Points ∼92% +1%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼91%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼84% -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
144 Points ∼71% -23%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
143 Points ∼70% -23%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1850 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=205, last 2 years)
1622 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1003 - 1833, n=38)
1554 Points ∼84% -16%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H
1281 Points ∼69% -31%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
1155 (899.54min - 1211.72max) Points ∼62% -38%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
805 Points ∼44% -56%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
769 Points ∼42% -58%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
734 Points ∼40% -60%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
643 Seconds * ∼100% -145%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
584.19 Seconds * ∼91% -123%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
410 Seconds * ∼64% -56%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (259 - 535, n=30)
327 Seconds * ∼51% -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 555, n=179, last 2 years)
314 Seconds * ∼49% -20%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
262.5 Seconds * ∼41%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5071 - 5780, n=31)
5360 MIPS ∼100% +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=180, last 2 years)
5245 MIPS ∼98% +12%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
4962 MIPS ∼93% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼87%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
4626 MIPS ∼86% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3511 MIPS ∼66% -25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
45679 MIPS ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=180, last 2 years)
45045 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (29844 - 49562, n=31)
43117 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
34458 MIPS ∼75% -25%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
20736 MIPS ∼45% -55%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
18689 MIPS ∼41% -59%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=175, last 2 years)
1328 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1371, n=29)
1304 Points ∼98% +12%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1166 Points ∼88%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
874 Points ∼66% -25%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5715 - 8620, n=29)
7734 Points ∼100% +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=175, last 2 years)
7279 Points ∼94% +23%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5920 Points ∼77%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3537 Points ∼46% -40%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (6.13 - 19.8, n=179, last 2 years)
12.4 fps ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (7.27 - 14.1, n=27)
11.7 fps ∼94% +8%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
10.8 fps ∼87%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H
9.2 fps ∼74% -15%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
5.7 fps ∼46% -47%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4.352 fps ∼35% -60%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=173, last 2 years)
54.5 s * ∼100% -91%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (30.2 - 84.3, n=30)
50.3 s * ∼92% -76%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
28.6 s * ∼52%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.603 sec * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.546 - 0.662, n=29)
0.582 sec * ∼97% +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=175, last 2 years)
0.58 sec * ∼96% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 Multi-Thread Loop

0951902853804755706657608559501045114012351330142515201615171018051850.141781.741806.361796.31781.821827.071834.531711.161750.391651.731763.671840.861643.861743.071660.031842.211727.261601.61844.251739.361836.971715.341647.991741.481723.11725.41833.011714.091840.61714.91715.781827.41718.291825.231834.271707.291815.291816.041724.361626.081723.991663.761680.461837.481729.581728.911650.511838.4918391805.051665.631739.361676.311840.941722.36Tooltip
: Ø1753 (1601.6-1850.14)
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11
Cinebench R11
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
10064
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
9712 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
61208 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
10190 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5643
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
37236
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 32Bit
19.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
71.68 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.16 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
21.1 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
69.64 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 32Bit
2.04 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
186 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
99.24 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1850 Points
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System Performance

The PCMark 10 benchmark results are slightly worse than those of other devices equipped with the same CPU. During our testing, we did not encounter any software or hardware issues. The system always remained smooth and responsive.

PCMark 10
Score
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=171, last 2 years)
6160 Points ∼100% +21%
MSI GL65 9SEK
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5761 Points ∼94% +13%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5716 Points ∼93% +12%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5095 - 5766, n=6)
5510 Points ∼89% +8%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5095 Points ∼83%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
4873 Points ∼79% -4%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4605 Points ∼75% -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4322 Points ∼70% -15%
Essentials
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11064, n=170, last 2 years)
9657 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI GL65 9SEK
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
9431 Points ∼98% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (8806 - 9784, n=6)
9285 Points ∼96% +5%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
9020 Points ∼93% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8806 Points ∼91%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
8575 Points ∼89% -3%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
8174 Points ∼85% -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7424 Points ∼77% -16%
Productivity
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=170, last 2 years)
8352 Points ∼100% +17%
MSI GL65 9SEK
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7748 Points ∼93% +8%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
7430 Points ∼89% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (7122 - 7586, n=6)
7296 Points ∼87% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7261 Points ∼87% +1%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
7156 Points ∼86%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6305 Points ∼75% -12%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
6067 Points ∼73% -15%
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=170, last 2 years)
7989 Points ∼100% +40%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
7564 Points ∼95% +33%
MSI GL65 9SEK
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7104 Points ∼89% +25%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5695 - 7887, n=6)
6724 Points ∼84% +18%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5695 Points ∼71%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
5344 Points ∼67% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5044 Points ∼63% -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4682 Points ∼59% -18%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (4698 - 5197, n=4)
4912 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4698 Points ∼96%
Average of class Gaming
  (2832 - 6277, n=81, last 2 years)
4564 Points ∼93% -3%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4507 Points ∼92% -4%
MSI GL65 9SEK
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4136 Points ∼84% -12%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4121 Points ∼84% -12%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
3691 Points ∼75% -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3642 Points ∼74% -22%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5742 - 5983, n=4)
5867 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
5773 Points ∼98%
Average of class Gaming
  (4265 - 7104, n=81, last 2 years)
5685 Points ∼97% -2%
MSI GL65 9SEK
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5287 Points ∼90% -8%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5107 Points ∼87% -12%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
5045 Points ∼86% -13%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5041 Points ∼86% -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4956 Points ∼84% -14%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4698 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7841 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5773 points
PCMark 10 Score
5095 points
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DPC Latencies

According to LatencyMon, the DPC latencies do not reach critical levels when opening multiple browser tabs in Edge, and regardless of 81% GPU usage there are no problems with 4K video playback. LatencyMon only starts to report issues with real-time audio and video playback when running Prime95 with large FFTs.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
797.4 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Asus has installed a fast Kingston NVMe SSD inside the TUF A15 FA506. It offers 512 GB of storage space and uses the M.2-PCIe interface for data transfer. In our tests, it achieves good transfer rates when reading and writing data. Its 4K read performance of just above 60 MB/s is exceptional and thus noteworthy. The TUF A15 FA506 can be fitted with a total of three mass-storage devices. There is a secondary M.2 slot and a 2.5-inch drive bay. The cables required to connect the 2.5-inch drive to the motherboard are included.

More comparisons and benchmarks can be found in our comparison table.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
512-GB M.2 SSD
512-GB M.2 SSD
Unoccupied M.2 slot and 2.5-inch drive bay
Unoccupied M.2 slot and 2.5-inch drive bay
 
 
 
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
MSI GL65 9SEK
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Average Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
30%
-20%
10%
35%
-17%
-4%
Write 4K
219.8
158.8
-28%
105.4
-52%
150.2
-32%
112.1
-49%
132.2
-40%
202 ?(107 - 286, n=7)
-8%
Read 4K
50.16
29.11
-42%
33.24
-34%
43.46
-13%
42.01
-16%
55.5
11%
47.9 ?(45.1 - 50.4, n=7)
-5%
Write Seq
978.7
1584
62%
1029
5%
1412
44%
1964
101%
986.2
1%
977 ?(965 - 985, n=7)
0%
Read Seq
1990
1694
-15%
1098
-45%
1340
-33%
2065
4%
1318
-34%
1299 ?(1043 - 1990, n=7)
-35%
Write 4K Q32T1
515.8
535.7
4%
322.1
-38%
482.2
-7%
318.2
-38%
220.3
-57%
531 ?(335 - 625, n=7)
3%
Read 4K Q32T1
298.3
363.9
22%
352
18%
534.6
79%
406.7
36%
315.5
6%
301 ?(298 - 303, n=7)
1%
Write Seq Q32T1
981.7
2536
158%
1036
6%
1454
48%
2534
158%
986.6
0%
978 ?(968 - 982, n=7)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
1907.2
3458
81%
1606
-16%
1744
-9%
3438
80%
1416
-26%
1922 ?(1631 - 1986, n=7)
1%
Write 4K Q8T8
980.5
981
0%
Read 4K Q8T8
300.9
301
0%
AS SSD
63%
-9%
10%
66%
-10%
-11%
Seq Read
1682
2927.09
74%
1422.58
-15%
1315.25
-22%
2955.46
76%
906.87
-46%
1486 ?(252 - 1748, n=7)
-12%
Seq Write
904
2148.72
138%
958.11
6%
1378.16
52%
2439.74
170%
926.26
2%
892 ?(716 - 941, n=7)
-1%
4K Read
60.21
42.43
-30%
33.2
-45%
25.31
-58%
40.56
-33%
47.26
-22%
46.9 ?(36.2 - 60.2, n=7)
-22%
4K Write
164.78
147.12
-11%
80.65
-51%
118.19
-28%
118.58
-28%
98.74
-40%
110 ?(66 - 171, n=7)
-33%
4K-64 Read
472.49
1285.67
172%
815.95
73%
838.68
78%
1282.6
171%
321.47
-32%
416 ?(164 - 472, n=7)
-12%
4K-64 Write
845.47
1432.15
69%
708.26
-16%
720.16
-15%
1538.26
82%
735.67
-13%
788 ?(263 - 926, n=7)
-7%
Access Time Read *
0.087
0.065
25%
0.1
-15%
0.116
-33%
0.084
3%
0.064
26%
0.1373 ?(0.087 - 0.191, n=7)
-58%
Access Time Write *
0.02
0.026
-30%
0.047
-135%
0.091
-355%
0.032
-60%
0.045
-125%
0.0339 ?(0.019 - 0.053, n=7)
-70%
Score Read
701
1621
131%
991
41%
996
42%
1619
131%
459
-35%
611 ?(379 - 701, n=7)
-13%
Score Write
1101
1794
63%
885
-20%
976
-11%
1901
73%
927
-16%
988 ?(429 - 1178, n=7)
-10%
Score Total
2143
4208
96%
2365
10%
2485
16%
4323
102%
1641
-23%
1898 ?(976 - 2144, n=7)
-11%
Copy ISO MB/s
674.64
1043.29
55%
1278.63
90%
1417.66
110%
905.3
34%
958 ?(675 - 1277, n=4)
42%
Copy Program MB/s
248.35
252.67
2%
889.12
258%
392.55
58%
496.94
100%
394 ?(248 - 609, n=4)
59%
Copy Game MB/s
534.73
483.58
-10%
1217.53
128%
907.05
70%
818.54
53%
472 ?(145 - 977, n=4)
-12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
47% / 49%
-15% / -13%
10% / 10%
51% / 55%
-14% / -13%
-8% / -8%

* ... smaller is better

Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Sequential Read: 1136 MB/s
Sequential Write: 979.4 MB/s
512K Read: 892.4 MB/s
512K Write: 977.5 MB/s
4K Read: 38.53 MB/s
4K Write: 121.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 297.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 495.7 MB/s

Continuous read performance: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 model represents the highest-end GPU configuration of the TUF A15 F506 that Asus is currently offering. In synthetic benchmarks, the results of our test device and the MSI GL65 are neck-and-neck. In order to access the full performance of the GeForce RTX 2060, users will have to connect their AC adapter. In battery mode, the performance is fairly heavily throttled.

During 2D use, AMD's Radeon Vega is responsible for video output, which improves the battery life due to the iGPU's lower energy consumption.

More comparisons and benchmarks can be found in our GPU table.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=185, last 2 years)
26934 Points ∼100% +25%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
21480 Points ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (19143 - 24662, n=40)
21459 Points ∼80% 0%
MSI GL65 9SEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
21075 Points ∼78% -2%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
19553 Points ∼73% -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
17170 Points ∼64% -20%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
16335 Points ∼61% -24%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
13447 Points ∼50% -37%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI GL65 9SEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
107016 Points ∼100% +93%
Average of class Gaming
  (23059 - 192950, n=157, last 2 years)
104858 Points ∼98% +90%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (55324 - 116593, n=36)
93235 Points ∼87% +69%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
92951 Points ∼87% +68%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
57365 Points ∼54% +4%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
55325 Points ∼52%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
46119 Points ∼43% -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
44557 Points ∼42% -19%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=195, last 2 years)
20274 Points ∼100% +27%
MSI GL65 9SEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
16331 Points ∼81% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (14768 - 18358, n=43)
16301 Points ∼80% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
15967 Points ∼79%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
14288 Points ∼70% -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13355 Points ∼66% -16%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
12441 Points ∼61% -22%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
9536 Points ∼47% -40%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=199, last 2 years)
7761 Points ∼100% +28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5660 - 6910, n=41)
6206 Points ∼80% +3%
MSI GL65 9SEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
6159 Points ∼79% +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
6043 Points ∼78%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4867 Points ∼63% -19%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4298 Points ∼55% -29%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Intel Core i5-9300H
3565 Points ∼46% -41%
3DMark 11 Performance
17390 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
72466 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
34649 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14757 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
7382 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6256 points
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Gaming Performance

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 combined with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H reaches good frame rates. Even more-demanding modern games can be played smoothly at the native resolution with maximum details. Here, our test device has to compete with the MSI GL65 once more, although both devices tend to perform about the same as the resolution and quality settings increase.

The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Gaming
  (118 - 672, n=115, last 2 years)
302 fps ∼100% +58%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
286 fps ∼95% +50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (189 - 295, n=27)
256 fps ∼85% +34%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
191 (167min - 211max) fps ∼63%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Radeon RX 5500M
173.6 fps ∼57% -9%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
157.1 fps ∼52% -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
138.4 fps ∼46% -28%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Gaming
  (73.1 - 374, n=115, last 2 years)
222 fps ∼100% +39%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
204 fps ∼92% +28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (152 - 215, n=24)
185 fps ∼83% +16%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
160 (142min - 179max) fps ∼72%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Radeon RX 5500M
129 fps ∼58% -19%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
109.6 fps ∼49% -31%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average of class Gaming
  (42.1 - 242, n=150, last 2 years)
140 fps ∼100% +33%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
117.5 fps ∼84% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (74.4 - 131, n=33)
111 fps ∼79% +6%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
105 (90min - 115max) fps ∼75%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
83.9 fps ∼60% -20%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Radeon RX 5500M
73.3 fps ∼52% -30%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
62.2 fps ∼44% -41%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=193, last 2 years)
78.1 fps ∼100% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.6 - 74, n=40)
61.1 fps ∼78% +1%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
60.5 (51min - 68max) fps ∼77%
MSI GL65 9SEK
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
58.7 fps ∼75% -3%
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
53.1 (50min, 51P1 - 58max) fps ∼68% -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
48.8 fps ∼62% -19%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Radeon RX 5500M
44.7 fps ∼57% -26%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
37 fps ∼47% -39%

Even under prolonged load the performance level does not drop. As the graph shows, the frame rates remain very consistent when running The Witcher 3 for one hour.

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