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Asus TUF FX505DY

Specifications

Asus TUF FX505DY
Asus TUF FX505DY (TUF FX505D Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 4 x 2.1 - 3.7 GHz, Picasso-U (Zen+)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1223 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR5, 25.20.15025.1002 (Adrenalin 19.2.3)
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR4-2666, 17-17-39, Single-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Panda LM156LF-CL03, IPS, NCP002D, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G, 256 GB 
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.8 x 360.4 x 262 ( = 1.06 x 14.19 x 10.31 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2 W stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe, AMD Display Optimizations, Graphics Profile, Asus Armoury Crate, Keyboard Hotkeys, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 480 g ( = 16.93 oz / 1.06 pounds)
Price
700 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 90%, features: 41%, display: 82% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Asus TUF FX505DY

79.5% Asus TUF FX505DY (Ryzen 5 3550H, Radeon RX 560X) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY review
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
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%
68% Asus TUFGaming FX505DY Review
Source: Think Digit English Archive.org version
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%
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY Review: Worthy Budget Gaming Laptop?
Source: Unbox English Archive.org version
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
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY Review
Source: Yugatech English Archive.org version
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
70% Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
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%
80% Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY review
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
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%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор ноутбука ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY: AMD наносит ответный удар
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Đây là laptop gaming sở hữu hiệu năng tốt nhất tầm giá 19 triệu đồng!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent display; premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2019
80% Asus TUF FX505DY [TEST]: Processor og grafik i superklassen
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90%

Comment

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R5 3550H: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.1 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1,200 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


76.25%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)