Asus TUF FX505DY
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus TUF FX505DY
Sick of seeing Intel Core i5-8300H and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 gaming laptops? Then try this $700 AMD-only alternative instead. The Ryzen Zen+ platform shines in its first outing even though it's a bit late to the party.
Source: Tech Advisor
Gaming laptops don't have to break the bank and Asus has proven this nicely with the TUF Gaming FX505. It might not have all the bells and whistles like fancy lighting, but decent all-round build and specs mean you get solid Full HD performance in a full-size laptop that can travel with you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Think Digit
The AMD Ryzen-powered Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY sits below the Intel-powered FX505 in terms of price but offers the same sort of sturdy build, attractive design, and upgradeability. Where it falls short is in outright gaming capability, speaker performance, and storage speed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 68%
AMD has spent time and effort in improving its Ryzen processors, and it has paid off: gone are the days when Intel remains to be the king when it comes to processors. The likes of the Ryzen 5 offer an affordable and non-mainstream alternative to what Intel has in store.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2019
As much as I wanted to give my full insight into the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY, but due to certain constraints like its Hard Drive issues, I cannot do so. Nevertheless, the gaming laptop’s design is premium while I also like its slim side bezels. It also has a high refresh rate panel that I love since I am into first-person shooter games and it is uncommon to get one at this price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2019
The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY is an affordable gaming laptop built on AMD tech. However, it struggles with modern, graphically-intensive games.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tech Advisor
The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY joins the Dell G5 15 and Acer Nitro 15.6 as one of the better budget gaming laptops. One of the highlights is something that doesn’t actually shine in the results: the display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2019
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90%
Model: The Asus TUF FX505DY is a high performance and durable gaming laptop. It is featuring a cutting-edge IPS-level NanoEdge display with AMD FreeSync technology and a refresh rate up to 120 Hz, and is armed with the latest AMD Ryzen processor and discrete Radeon graphics. The TUF FX505 AMD Edition has two stand-out designs that exude toughness and power. Its Gunmetal Grey aluminum or black plastic cover features the distinctive Radiating-X design with a matching sandblasted or brushed finish. The hexagonal design on the underside of the chassis provides additional structural rigidity, completing the laptop's modern and aggressive lines. The new NanoEdge design has a slimmer-than-ever 6.5 mm bezel for extremely engaging visuals in a much more compact package. The FX505 AMD Edition features an ultrafast IPS-level panel for supersmooth gameplay with minimal motion blur. Wide-view technology ensures consistent colors when users are viewing the screen from extreme angles. Furthermore, with AMD FreeSync, the display’s refresh rate synchronizes with the GPU’s frame rate to reduce lag, minimize stuttering, and eliminate visual tearing. As for hardware performance, it is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor, which has four cores and eight threads capable of speeds of up to 3.7 GHz. And it’s not just for gaming, the FX505 AMD Edition allows for faster, more efficient multitasking, including daily productivity tasks, surfing the net, and watching movies and videos. Paired with the Radeon RX 560X graphics, users can rest assured that the FX505 AMD Edition is up to the task, inside and outside the gaming arena.
Infused with the spirit of The Ultimate Force (TUF), FX505 AMD Edition has passed a series of rigorous military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability tests, successfully surviving varying conditions including solar radiation exposure, high altitude, and temperature extremes. It's certified to endure day-to-day use, from accidental knocks to sudden drops off a desk. The FX505 AMD Edition has a keyboard that's optimized for gaming, featuring RGB backlighting across all zones that can be controlled via the TUF Aura Core panel. Exclusive HyperStrike technology ensures more accurate typing and improved ergonomics thanks to a desktop-inspired layout with a highlighted WASD key group, broader space bar, isolated arrow keys, and recognizable gaps between the function keys. For cooling, the ASUS-exclusive HyperCool technology consists of the Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system and HyperFan to ensure exceptional cooling during gaming marathons. Cooling is also improved by the patented trapezoid-cut lid and intelligent parallel fan placement. As a conclusion, the Asus TUF FX505DY is a gaming laptop that delivers high-performance gaming at an affordable price. It is not that common to see a gaming laptop with AMD only hardware. This puts this laptop at a special position in the market.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop): Renamed Radeon RX 560 with slightly altered clock speeds. Offers 1024 shader cores and a usual clock speed of 1175 - 1275 MHz.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
3550H: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen cores clocked at 2.2 to 3.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 10 CUs clocked at up to 1300 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
76.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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