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Asus TUF Dash F15 Laptop: Ampere with one foot on the brake

Not much faster than Turing. Asus put the slowest currently available GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU into its brand-new TUF Dash F15. Find out in our test what this means for performance, power consumption, and emissions (noise, temperature, etc).
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Unsurprisingly, various TUF Dash F15 SKUs are going to be available. That is of course once Nvidia’s Ampere chips become available in the first place. Its quad-core processor is based on Intel’s brand-new Tiger Lake generation, and the three choices available include the Core i5-11300H (max 4.4 GHz), the Core i7-11370H (max 4.8 GHz), and the Core i7-11375H (max 5.0 GHz). The selection of GPUs will include a GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop and GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop.

Three different 15-inch displays will be available, one with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a refresh rate of 165 Hz and two with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a refresh rate of either 240 or 144 Hz. According to the specs, the 144 Hz panel will offer the narrowest color gamut of the three and should therefore best be avoided. And last but not least up to 16 GB of RAM, part of which is soldered onto the motherboard, and up to 1 TB of SSD storage space will be available as well.

Our review unit came equipped with a Core i7-11370H, a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop, the 240 Hz display, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD. This particular configuration will set you back more than 2,000 Euros (US prices not yet available), which is a lot considering that the TUF-series used to be the Asus’s entry-level series of gaming laptops. However, we should note that case quality improved significantly over the course of its lifetime and is no longer made exclusively out of plastic.

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Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR (TUF Dash F15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11370H 4 x 3.3 - 4.8 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H35
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8192 MB, Core: 1290 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 85 W TDP, GDDR6, ForceWare 461.23, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 8 GB onboard + 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200, Dual Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LQ156M1JW26 (SHP1532), IPS, Full-HD, Adaptive Sync, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N, 1024 GB 
, NVMe-SSD M.2 Typ 2280 (1 slot empty)
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 360 x 252 ( = 0.79 x 14.17 x 9.92 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 200 W Power Supply, Armoury Crate, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.046 kg ( = 72.17 oz / 4.51 pounds), Power Supply: 486 g ( = 17.14 oz / 1.07 pounds)
Price
1999 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Its main competitors are other 15-inch gaming notebooks with energy-efficient high-end GPUs, such as the MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS, Aorus 15G XB, Razer Blade 15 (2020), and Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB, all of which are equipped with an RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. See the table below for more details on our comparison group.

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
02/2021
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2 kg20 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
02/2021
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
R9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2 kg20 mm15.60"2560x1440
83 %
05/2020
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.60"1920x1080
87 %
08/2020
Aorus 15G XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
87 %
08/2020
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.1 kg17.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
05/2020
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.60"3840x2160

Case

While many gaming notebooks are rather unobtrusive and restrained in their overall design, save for maybe some keyboard backlight extravaganza, the Asus Dash F15 is clearly designed to appeal to extroverts instead. Its striking design and, most importantly, the ginormous TUF logo on the display lid are clear indicators for its gaming heritage and prowess. With that said it’s important to note that its predecessors were even more playful. Our review unit was clad in Eclipse Gray. A much more distinct and eye-catching color choice is Moonlight White, which will be an option for this series. Take a look at the ROG Zephyrus G15 to get a glimpse of what’s to come.

Quality was improved leaps and bounds compared to its predecessors, see for example the metal display lid. However, there is still some room for improvement. Asus deserves particular praise for the device’s superb build quality as we found no inconsistencies or ill-fitted parts on our review unit whatsoever.

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Asus TUF Dash F15
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Another benefit is the Dash F15’s compact case design. At just 19.9 mm it is agreeably flat and in line with its competitors. Combined with its low weight of just 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs) this 15-inch laptop is definitely a hot candidate for our thin and light gaming laptop top list.

The hinges are solid and firm and managed to hold the display in place without any major teetering, albeit their maximum opening angle is fairly limited (compare that to the Zephyrus G15’s full 180 degrees). Case rigidity is mostly solid save for a not particularly sturdy and thus somewhat wobbly display lid.

Size Comparison

356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg4.98 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2 kg4.51 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.78 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.1 kg4.73 lbs

Connectivity

Ports

The selection of ports offered by the Asus TUF Dash F15 is up to date. Unlike the Zephyrus G15 that lacks Thunderbolt connectivity due to its AMD processor the more affordable sibling received a single Thunderbolt 4 port with USB 4.0 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4a, and 100 W Power Delivery capabilities. It also features an HDMI 2.0 port, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, an audio jack, a Kensington lock, and even an RJ45 ethernet port seldom to be found on laptops this thin these days.

Given that most ports are located at the front on the left-hand side this notebook is made primarily for right-handed users (re: use of an external mouse). Unfortunately, the device lacks a card reader and, more importantly, a webcam. Given the times we are in we honestly fail to grasp what Asus was thinking.

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Communication

Wireless communications are handled by Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 AX201 modem. As the name suggests this module supports Bluetooth 5 as well as 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi. When benchmarked at a distance of 1 m away from our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router the Dash F15 performed adequately overall, although its transmit performance was rather poor and only good enough for last place.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1410 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1394 (843min - 1528max) MBit/s ∼99% +5%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 MBit/s ∼94%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1320 MBit/s ∼94% -1%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=214)
1230 MBit/s ∼87% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1170 MBit/s ∼83% -12%
Aorus 15G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1120 MBit/s ∼79% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (274 - 1720, n=171, last 2 years)
1046 MBit/s ∼74% -21%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Aorus 15G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1370 MBit/s ∼100% +41%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1360 MBit/s ∼99% +40%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1330 MBit/s ∼97% +37%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1310 MBit/s ∼96% +35%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1240 (619min - 1284max) MBit/s ∼91% +27%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=214)
1139 MBit/s ∼83% +17%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
973 MBit/s ∼71%
Average of class Gaming
  (252 - 1645, n=171, last 2 years)
973 MBit/s ∼71% 0%

Accessories

Included in the box is a not particularly large 200 W 500 g (1.1 lbs) power supply.

Maintenance

Maintenance options can be considered acceptable overall. While removing the bottom cover requires undoing a total of 15 Phillips screws it can then be easily disassembled once this arduous task has been completed. As you can see on the photos below you get access to the battery, the Wi-Fi modem, a single RAM slot, two M.2 slots, and the cooling system consisting of two fans connected by numerous intertwining heat pipes.

Asus TUF Dash F15
Asus TUF Dash F15
Asus TUF Dash F15
Asus TUF Dash F15
Asus TUF Dash F15
Asus TUF Dash F15

Warranty

Warranty depends on country of purchase. European customers get 24 months while US customers are limited to just 12 months.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Apart from its backlight (turquoise instead of white) and its translucent WASD keys the keyboard is identical to that of the Zephyrus G15, including all of its respective pros and cons. While accentuation point and keystroke made for a nice compromise between soft and hard that we enjoyed very much the keyboard layout itself is not particularly sensible, at least on the German model we had in review. Take for example the single-spaced return key or the missing Insert and Print keys. The missing numpad will certainly be a point of contention, much unlike the fact that the Dash F15’s arrow keys are simply too tiny to be used as controls for computer games 

Backlight
Backlight

Touchpad

The touchpad worked well overall. Its smooth surface offered practically no resistance to our fingertips and its surface was adequately large. Since it is of the clickpad variety without dedicated buttons both left and right click are embedded into the surface itself. Gestures are obviously supported as well, such as for example two-finger zoom or two-finger scrolling, although the latter was not as smooth as expected here and there. Overall precision was immaculate.

Display

Our review unit was equipped with a 240 Hz FHD panel. All things considered the screen was adequate, although its maximum brightness of just 275 nits is not bright enough for outdoor usage and therefore restricts its users to stay indoors.

279
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LQ156M1JW26 (SHP1532)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 286 cd/m² Average: 274.7 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 286 cd/m²
Contrast: 1144:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.43 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 0.83
ΔE Greyscale 3.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
91% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 68% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.32
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
LQ156M1JW26 (SHP1532), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
CMN N156KME-GNA (CMN152A), IPS-Level, 2560x1440, 15.60
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
AUO B156HAN12.0 (AUO328E), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Aorus 15G XB
Sharp LQ156M1JW03, IGZO, 1920x1080, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Samsung SDCA029, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
Response Times
8%
-7%
-15%
47%
21%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
12 (6.8, 5.2)
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
27%
14 (6.8, 7.2)
-17%
16 (8.4, 7.6)
-33%
3.2 (1.4, 1.8)
73%
2.2 (1, 1.2)
82%
Response Time Black / White *
10 (5.6, 4.4)
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
-12%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
4%
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
-12%
8 (4, 4)
20%
1.8 (1, 0.8)
82%
PWM Frequency
23580 (30)
23580 (24)
0%
60 (80)
-100%
Screen
-27%
-1%
7%
-14%
2%
Brightness middle
286
327
14%
316
10%
264
-8%
345.4
21%
385
35%
Brightness
275
309
12%
311
13%
248
-10%
342
24%
390
42%
Brightness Distribution
91
89
-2%
92
1%
89
-2%
90
-1%
93
2%
Black Level *
0.25
0.33
-32%
0.21
16%
0.3
-20%
0.34
-36%
Contrast
1144
991
-13%
1505
32%
880
-23%
1016
-11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.43
4.49
-85%
3.03
-25%
1.21
50%
3.18
-31%
2.46
-1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.33
8.42
-33%
7.32
-16%
3.07
52%
6.57
-4%
4.01
37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.83
2.27
-173%
1.1
-33%
0.92
-11%
1.77
-113%
2.6
-213%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.5
4.2
-20%
3.9
-11%
1.6
54%
3.8
-9%
1.39
60%
Gamma
2.32 95%
2.173 101%
2.42 91%
2.192 100%
2.15 102%
2.31 95%
CCT
7145 91%
7014 93%
7439 87%
6340 103%
7109 91%
6395 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
68
86
26%
65
-4%
68
0%
64.3
-5%
98
44%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91
99
9%
100
10%
90
-1%
99
9%
100
10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / -22%
-4% / -2%
-4% / 3%
17% / -5%
12% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

Gamers, on the other hand, will love this panel. Its high refresh rate and relatively low response times (between 10-12 ms according to our tests) ensure a very smooth experience practically free of tearing. Its viewing angles are very good, as is its high sRGB color gamut of 91 %.

CalMAN: grayscale
CalMAN: grayscale
CalMAN: saturation
CalMAN: saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

Color accuracy was not half bad either, see above CalMAN screenshots, as was the display’s contrast ratio of more than 1,100:1 ensuring a very vibrant picture.

Asus TUF Dash F15 vs sRGB (91 %)
Asus TUF Dash F15 vs sRGB (91 %)
Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Asus TUF Dash F15 vs AdobeRGB (68 %)
Asus TUF Dash F15 vs AdobeRGB (68 %)

Even though the display showed some flickering at brightness levels of 31 % and below its frequency of 23 kHz was so high that even sensitive users should not encounter any issues whatsoever.

Back light
Back light
Viewing angles
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
10 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.6 ms rise
↘ 4.4 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. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 5.2 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.4 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 detected 23580 Hz ≤ 30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 23580 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 23580 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9644 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Test Conditions

Using the preinstalled Armoury Crate software users can adjust system performance in various ways. We enabled the Performance profile to run our benchmarks, which should offer a decent balance between performance, power consumption, and temperature as well as noise emissions. Whether or not our theory held true will be revealed later on.

Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate

Performance

The Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516P is a high-end 15-inch gaming notebook. Our review unit was well-equipped for years to come as long as you refrain from connecting it to high-resolution displays (WQHD/UHD). Its processor, on the other hand, might become the primary bottleneck sooner or later due to its low core count.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
AS SSD Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark

Processor

After many years of not being able to compete with AMD in regard to manufacturing processes Intel’s Tiger Lake finally caught up with its main Ryzen competitors again as it is manufactured in a more up to date 10 nm instead of the previous 14 nm process. This should in theory improve energy efficiency. Unfortunately, there were no six or eight-core Tiger Lake notebook CPUs available at the time of writing, and mobile Tiger Lake was thus limited to quad-core CPUs only.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering

Our review unit’s Core i7-11370H comes with 8 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of up to 35 W. It can process up to 8 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-threading and can turbo boost up to 4.8 GHz, as already mentioned in the beginning of this article. With load on all four cores, it is still capable of up to a very decent 4.3 GHz. When subjected to our Cinebench loop the Dash F15 showed a relatively consistent sustained performance, at least after the first few iterations.

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Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø1042 (1014.95-1086.9)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1541 (1518.31-1635.12)
Aorus 15G XB Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1613 (1597.32-1826.4)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1366 (1323.8-1373.01)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1573 (1544.4-1818.6)

Despite its excellent single-core performance that turned out to be significantly higher than on previous Comet Lake generations in some cases our Core i7-11370H unsurprisingly failed to keep up with hexa and octa-core CPUs. It was outperformed by the Core i7-10875H commonly used in gaming notebooks, the less common Core i9-10980HK, and obviously also the 35 W Ryzen 9 5900HS that can be found in the Zephyrus G15. From a price-performance perspective a Ryzen 5 4600H or similar would have been a much better fit for the Dash F15.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
231 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
231 Points ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
213 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
211 Points ∼91% -9%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
202 Points ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
202 Points ∼87% -13%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
201 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=204, last 2 years)
190 Points ∼82% -18%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
2020 (1865.06min - 2020.1max) Points ∼100% +86%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1826 Points ∼90% +68%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1818 (1544.4min - 1818.6max) Points ∼90% +67%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1635 (1518.31min - 1635.12max) Points ∼81% +51%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=211, last 2 years)
1386 Points ∼69% +28%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1373 (1323.8min - 1373.01max) Points ∼68% +26%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1086 (631.76min - 1047.34max) Points ∼54%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
1086 Points ∼54% 0%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
467 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
467 Seconds * ∼100% -0%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 643, n=125, last 2 years)
351 Seconds * ∼75% +25%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
333 Seconds * ∼71% +29%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
295 Seconds * ∼63% +37%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
285 Seconds * ∼61% +39%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
284 Seconds * ∼61% +39%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
249 Seconds * ∼53% +47%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
59680 MIPS ∼100% +123%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
47170 MIPS ∼79% +76%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
46426 MIPS ∼78% +73%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
43786 MIPS ∼73% +63%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=126, last 2 years)
40706 MIPS ∼68% +52%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
38667 MIPS ∼65% +44%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
26791 MIPS ∼45%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
26791 MIPS ∼45% 0%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
5669 MIPS ∼100% +11%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
5457 MIPS ∼96% +6%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
5319 MIPS ∼94% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
5285 MIPS ∼93% +3%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5227 MIPS ∼92% +2%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
5128 MIPS ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
5128 MIPS ∼90% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=126, last 2 years)
5083 MIPS ∼90% -1%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
560 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
519 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
519 Points ∼93% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
511 Points ∼91% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
488 Points ∼87% -6%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
482 Points ∼86% -7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
477 Points ∼85% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=171, last 2 years)
467 Points ∼83% -10%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
4733 Points ∼100% +115%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
3801 Points ∼80% +73%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
3723 Points ∼79% +69%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3713 Points ∼78% +69%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
3256 Points ∼69% +48%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=172, last 2 years)
3237 Points ∼68% +47%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
2199 Points ∼46%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
2199 Points ∼46% 0%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
8190 Points ∼100% +73%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
8087 Points ∼99% +71%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
7910 Points ∼97% +67%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7634 Points ∼93% +61%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
7345 Points ∼90% +55%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=122, last 2 years)
6958 Points ∼85% +47%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
4733 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
4733 Points ∼58% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
1410 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1376 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
1376 Points ∼98% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1347 Points ∼96% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1287 Points ∼91% -6%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1283 Points ∼91% -7%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1281 Points ∼91% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=122, last 2 years)
1261 Points ∼89% -8%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
13.8 fps ∼100% +69%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
13 fps ∼94% +59%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.8 fps ∼93% +57%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
12.2 fps ∼88% +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.35 - 19.8, n=125, last 2 years)
11.1 fps ∼80% +36%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
11 fps ∼80% +35%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
8.16 fps ∼59%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
8.16 fps ∼59% 0%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
56.5 s * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
56.5 s * ∼100% -0%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
55.78 s * ∼99% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 98.2, n=109, last 2 years)
55 s * ∼97% +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
54.9 s * ∼97% +3%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
52.4 s * ∼93% +7%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.4 s * ∼93% +7%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
46.3 s * ∼82% +18%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4981 - 1.088, n=113, last 2 years)
0.597 sec * ∼100% -6%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.592 sec * ∼99% -5%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.586 sec * ∼98% -4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.583 sec * ∼98% -4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.562 sec * ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
0.562 sec * ∼94% -0%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.547 sec * ∼92% +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
0.538 sec * ∼90% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1086 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
130 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
231 Points
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System Performance

Due to its low core count of just 4 overall system performance as determined by our system performance benchmarks was fairly low. In PCMark 10 the Asus TUF Dash F15 scored a meagre 6,088 points and landed in second to last place.

PCMark 10 - Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6896 Points ∼100% +13%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6739 Points ∼98% +11%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6580 Points ∼95% +8%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6490 Points ∼94% +7%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6088 Points ∼88%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=185, last 2 years)
5729 Points ∼83% -6%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5393 Points ∼78% -11%
PCMark 10 Score
6088 points
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DPC Latencies

Despite the fact that the Dash F15 showed the second-best latencies of all devices in our comparison group the 15-inch laptop might still wreak havoc on some real-time applications according to LatencyMon. This, however, would most likely not be an issue for most users and only affect a very specific subgroup.

Latencies
Latencies
Latencies
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2364.3 μs * ∼100% -111%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
1916 μs * ∼81% -71%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
1877.3 μs * ∼79% -67%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1768.4 μs * ∼75% -58%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1122 μs * ∼47%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
355.1 μs * ∼15% +68%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Asus’s storage device of choice is a 1 TB SK Hynix NVMe SSD. Interestingly enough the exact same SSD performed up to 30 % faster in the Zephyrus G15. Nevertheless, the Dash F15 ran smooth and fast (boot times, application launch times, file transfers, etc.) overall. If you need more storage space, you have the option to install a secondary M.2 SSD.

Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Aorus 15G XB
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
31%
13%
19%
24%
13%
Write 4K
129.6
156.4
21%
131.3
1%
121.6
-6%
139.8
8%
127.4
-2%
Read 4K
44.71
66.69
49%
45.84
3%
44.37
-1%
48.62
9%
147.5
230%
Write Seq
1929
2318
20%
2370
23%
2617
36%
2260
17%
485.9
-75%
Read Seq
2035
2151
6%
1509
-26%
1297
-36%
2135
5%
1352
-34%
Write 4K Q32T1
425.9
525
23%
481.5
13%
499
17%
499.3
17%
476.5
12%
Read 4K Q32T1
433.4
452.1
4%
559.6
29%
557.2
29%
551.8
27%
531.2
23%
Write Seq Q32T1
1390
3055
120%
2392
72%
2978
114%
2960
113%
1061
-24%
Read Seq Q32T1
3505
3607
3%
3232
-8%
3360
-4%
3269
-7%
2552
-27%
AS SSD
31%
22%
24%
12%
-15%
Score Total
4105
5090
24%
4950
21%
4685
14%
5103
24%
2594
-37%
Score Write
1869
2464
32%
2176
16%
2344
25%
2310
24%
1117
-40%
Score Read
1516
1778
17%
1790
18%
1513
0%
1840
21%
975
-36%
Access Time Write *
0.055
0.029
47%
0.034
38%
0.034
38%
0.112
-104%
0.045
18%
Access Time Read *
0.093
0.064
31%
0.071
24%
0.063
32%
0.057
39%
0.103
-11%
4K-64 Write
1649.93
2177.16
32%
1829.36
11%
1961.92
19%
2004.71
22%
929.38
-44%
4K-64 Read
1209.4
1429.48
18%
1635.31
35%
1284.1
6%
1594.37
32%
789.2
-35%
4K Write
68.99
126.8
84%
110.7
60%
109.27
58%
96.51
40%
103.83
51%
4K Read
39.65
53.56
35%
48.09
21%
49.67
25%
50.19
27%
65.76
66%
Seq Write
1501.32
1600.23
7%
2359.82
57%
2724.02
81%
2092.37
39%
836.4
-44%
Seq Read
2671.27
2949.59
10%
1064.87
-60%
1794.68
-33%
1956.71
-27%
1200.02
-55%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 31%
18% / 18%
22% / 22%
18% / 17%
-1% / -3%

* ... smaller is better

SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3505 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1390 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 433.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 425.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2035 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1929 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 44.71 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 129.6 MB/s

Sustained Read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

As we already explained in our RTX 3070 Laptop and RTX 3080 Laptop performance test article Nvidia no longer uses the Max-Q moniker with their current Ampere generation of GPUs. Instead, OEMs can more or less freely configure TDP to their liking within certain thresholds. For the RTX 3070 Laptop these are 80 W on the low and 125 W on the high end, plus Dynamic Boost. Compare that to the RTX 3070 desktop GPU’s 220 W.

3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
29530 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
16769 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7358 points
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For the Dash F15, Asus chose the most energy efficient but also slowest configuration, as can be seen among others in our synthetic GPU benchmarks. In the Fire Strike, Time Spy, and Port Royal benchmark it performed practically identical to an RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GPU. Quite frankly, we would have expected more of a brand-new generation of GPUs. A prime example of what this GPU is capable of can be found in the XMG Neo 17, for which Schenker chose to configure its RTX 3070 Laptop at the upper level of the TDP threshold resulting in an up to 40 % higher performance when compared to the Dash F15. Keep in mind that a higher TDP usually also results in increased noise emissions.

3DMark
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (4725 - 6427, n=6)
5945 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
5914 Points ∼99% +25%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
4725 Points ∼79%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
4693 Points ∼79% -1%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
4392 Points ∼74% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (1097 - 7991, n=112, last 2 years)
4375 Points ∼74% -7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
4280 Points ∼72% -9%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (7888 - 11019, n=11)
10053 Points ∼100% +27%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
9439 Points ∼94% +20%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
7891 Points ∼78% 0%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7888 Points ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
7829 Points ∼78% -1%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
7343 Points ∼73% -7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
7084 Points ∼70% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (852 - 13144, n=194, last 2 years)
6925 Points ∼69% -12%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (20703 - 29128, n=11)
26158 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
22826 Points ∼87% +10%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
21150 Points ∼81% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
21121 Points ∼81% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
20831 Points ∼80% +1%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
20703 Points ∼79%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
18992 Points ∼73% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (2932 - 32366, n=198, last 2 years)
17988 Points ∼69% -13%

We run Witcher 3 3 in a 60-minute loop in FHD resolution and Ultra settings to determine long-term sustained load capabilities. As you can see below the resulting frame rate was fairly consistent overall.

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Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N: Ø75.4 (72-78)

Gaming Performance

Even at just 80 W TDP the RTX 3070 Laptop was fast enough to run almost all games smoothly at the panel’s native FHD resolution in maximum details. Only extremely demanding titles, such as Watch Dogs LegionCyberpunk 2077Crysis Remastered, or Red Dead Redemption 2 will fail to run with more than 60 FPS.

The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
62.2 (7.22min, 44P0.1, 51.4P1 - 208max) fps ∼100% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (51 - 71.9, n=3)
61.9 fps ∼100% +21%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.8 - 80.5, n=27, last 2 years)
57.6 fps ∼93% +13%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
52.9 (44min) fps ∼85% +4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H
51 (5.84min, 27P0.1, 37.7P1 - 211max) fps ∼82%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  (76.7 - 109, n=10)
96.4 fps ∼100% +26%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HS
90.2 fps ∼94% +18%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
79.1 (64min) fps ∼82% +3%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H
76.7 fps ∼80%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
75.5 (63min) fps ∼78% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
74 (70min - 78max) fps ∼77% -4%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
70.5 (55min) fps ∼73% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=194, last 2 years)
69.5 fps ∼72% -9%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 164 153 111 72.6 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 126 76.7 51 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 127 116 107 103 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 89.1 73.4 63.3 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 88 86 65 36 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 106 100 80.5 49.4 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 143 141 103 58.8 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 80 70 62 42 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 69.4 57.1 45.3 27.7 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 85 68 48 26 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 73.9 39.8 34.2 21.8 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 102 99.7 65.3 32.7 fps
Control (2019) 69.6 45.2 22.3 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 78.2 65.4 47.2 25.7 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 83.2 63.7 55.6 38.1 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 66.1 64.8 54.8 32.1 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 71.5 69.1 60.1 35 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 67.2 46.3 37.5 24.3 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 98.4 62.3 30.9 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 152 149 118 64 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 110 85.2 62.2 32.5 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 118 97 74 45 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 73.8 73.4 70.7 43.7 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 88 70 56 34 fps
Crysis Remastered (2020) 63.1 47.2 37.3 23.9 fps
Serious Sam 4 (2020) 74.3 66.4 55.9 fps
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 77.6 57.9 31.4 fps
Star Wars Squadrons (2020) 180 167 129 70.5 fps
FIFA 21 (2020) 148 144 114 67.5 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 68 55 42 25 fps
Dirt 5 (2020) 76.5 50 33.3 fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 63 56 44 27 fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (2020) 82 73.5 53.7 29.8 fps
Yakuza Like a Dragon (2020) 90.2 84.3 59.2 31 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 73 70 57 38 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 57.9 50 32 15.5 fps

Emissions

Noise Emissions

Despite its low core count and its GPU’s low TDP the TUF Dash F15 can get very loud under load. Even though the fans will only produce a sound pressure level of up to 41 dB(A) when subjected to 3D load, they jump up to a very loud and annoying 48-54 dB(A) regularly. Idle performance on the other hand was impeccable, and they produced at most 30 dB(A) of sound pressure if they happened to be running at all.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.734.135.931.834.3302531.535.732.732.134.931.63142.740.740.339.437.538.24028.530.926.124.122.828.65040.342.625.922.523.739.36326.927.627.122.624.235.68030.425.621.11816.836.810031.62822.318.915.136.91252927.624.819.916.228.616030.426.825.722.919.931.420028.926.623.122.919.429.425030.62424.119.316.132.131531.722.319.715.712.133.240033.120.218.913.311.733.750033.320.719.614.711.634.763035.62418.811.510.436.580037.522.318.411.310.237.6100040.223.519.210.810.340.5125044.625.520.810.810.544.4160045.324.519.310.811.245.6200042.521.817.111.110.943250039.519.515.511.711.741.3315041.121.219.712.112.242.2400040.925.819.712.612.641.6500039.317.814.613.712.939.5630040.617.915.113.612.841.7800040.816.714.513.412.941.7100003514.514.11512.736.31250032.21714.813.812.431.81600029.923.52617.112.330.2SPL53.234.630.825.124.153.7N8.62.11.40.70.69median 35.6median 22.3median 19.3median 13.6median 12.3median 36.9Delta4.62.53.33.31.44.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR

Noise Level

Idle
25 / 30 / 35 dB(A)
Load
53 / 54 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24 dB(A)
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
R9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Aorus 15G XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Noise
4%
-11%
-7%
3%
-13%
off / environment *
24
25
-4%
30
-25%
25
-4%
27
-13%
30
-25%
Idle Minimum *
25
26
-4%
32
-28%
32
-28%
27
-8%
34
-36%
Idle Average *
30
27
10%
34
-13%
34
-13%
27
10%
36
-20%
Idle Maximum *
35
31
11%
39
-11%
38
-9%
27
23%
41
-17%
Load Average *
53
49
8%
53
-0%
48
9%
44.7
16%
48
9%
Witcher 3 ultra *
48
49
-2%
48
-0%
50
-4%
51.2
-7%
48
-0%
Load Maximum *
54
51
6%
53
2%
54
-0%
54
-0%
54
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Just like noise emissions heat emissions are also in line with its competitors. When subjected to our stress test running Prime95 and FurMark the device warmed up to around 55 °C at the top and 56 °C at the bottom. Please note that peak temperatures were even higher during our Witcher 3 test due to higher clock speeds. Internal temperatures were kept in check by the cooling system and peaked at 70 °C and 80 °C for GPU and CPU after 60 minutes of full load, respectively.

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
Stress test
Stress test
Heatmap top
Heatmap top
Heatmap bottom
Heatmap bottom
Max. Load
 55 °C
131 F
55 °C
131 F
48 °C
118 F
 
 43 °C
109 F
46 °C
115 F
42 °C
108 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
31 °C
88 F
35 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 55 °C = 131 F
Average: 43 °C = 109 F
55 °C
131 F
56 °C
133 F
50 °C
122 F
51 °C
124 F
50 °C
122 F
36 °C
97 F
36 °C
97 F
27 °C
81 F
26 °C
79 F
Maximum: 56 °C = 133 F
Average: 43 °C = 109 F
Power Supply (max.)  44 °C = 111 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900