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Deal | Asus TUF FX505DY laptop with Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X is only $600 right now

AMD-powered Asus TUF FX505DY gaming laptop is only $600 right now
AMD-powered Asus TUF FX505DY gaming laptop is only $600 right now
The all-AMD gaming machine is a rare sight to behold and it has already become one of the cheapest in its entry-level category. Expect the Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X to perform about the same as any competing laptop with Core i5 and GTX 1050 graphics.

If you're gaming on a tight budget, then AMD CPUs and GPUs will almost always offer higher performance-per-dollar than your typical Intel and Nvidia equivalents. Unfortunately, AMD fans have had it tougher in the laptop world where AMD SKUs pale in comparison to the sea of Intel and Nvidia options. Now that AMD has launched its H-series of mobile CPUs, the landscape has been slowly changing particularly in the budget gaming category.

The All-AMD Asus TUF FX505DY is now on sale for $600 down from the already low $700 original price. The system is notable for carrying the uncommon quad-core Ryzen 5 3550H CPU and Radeon RX 560X GPU that are roughly equivalent to the Intel Core i5-8300H and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, respectively. As detailed in our review of the system here, even the display and upgradeability are each very good considering the low price.

The main drawback of the FX505DY is its aging Radeon GPU that will be two generations behind when AMD unveils its Navi architecture later this Summer. AMD has been sitting on the sidelines in regard to offering decent alternatives to most Turing and even Pascal GPUs from Nvidia. For $600, however, it might still be worth a look for users who just want a basic 1080p gaming machine.

Users willing to spend about two times the price of the FX505DY can opt for the sleeker Zephyrus GA502 which sports a faster AMD CPU paired with a more modern Nvidia Max-Q GPU.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-06- 3 (Update: 2019-06- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.