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ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | Asus TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 now available with AMD Zen+ Ryzen CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

The Asus TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 now coming with GTX 16-series graphics. (Source: Asus)
The Asus TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 now coming with GTX 16-series graphics. (Source: Asus)
Asus has announced the availability of the TUF Gaming series with the latest NVIDIA Turing GTX 1660 Ti graphics. The TUF Gaming series is available in FX505 and FX705 SKUs and come with AMD Zen+ Ryzen 5 3550H and Ryzen 7 3750H CPU options. Apart from the new GTX 16-series GPU option, these laptops are otherwise identical to the original TUF Gaming series with Radeon RX 560X graphics announced during CES 2019.

Ever since the AMD Zen+ H-series CPUs were made official, we've been expecting a Zen+ laptop in combination with NVIDIA 1660 Ti graphics. Our prediction has come true with today's announcement of the new Asus TUG Gaming FX505 and FX705 series. Asus announced the TUF Gaming series with Radeon RX 560X graphics back during CES 2019. During our review of the Asus TUF FX505DY, we felt that the two-year old Radeon GPU was holding back the performance of an otherwise excellent laptop. The new TUF Gaming series seek to address this issue with the introduction of the new mobile Turing GTX 16-series GPUs.

The new GTX 1660 Ti-based TUF Gaming notebooks offer the same 120 Hz NanoEdge panel as their Radeon counterparts. The new Turing chips allow users to take full advantage of the high-refresh rate display in modern titles. There are also 60 Hz panel options as well for those who prefer maxing out their graphics details to play close to that frame rate.

The TUF Gaming series is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H and Ryzen 5 3550H CPU options. We found that the Ryzen 5 3550H gives a tough fight to the Core i5-8300H but with the introduction of the new 9th generation Intel H-series CPUs, we would have to evaluate the relative performance once again. With the ability to configure DDR4-2666 RAM options up to 32 GB, the Ryzen Zen+ APUs provide enough power for efficient multitasking and gaming. The TUF notebooks can also be configured with a host of storage options such as SSDs, a 1 TB FireCuda SSHD, and 5,400 RPM HDDs.

The CPU and GPU are provided with independent fans and heatsinks to keep temperatures under control. The fans are designed to self-clean and their speeds can be switched instantly with three operating modes at the touch of a keyboard shortcut. The keyboard can be optionally configured with RGB lighting and highlighted WASD keys help with gaming.

True to the TUF branding, both these laptops meet MIL-STD-810G standards for strength and rigidity. Connectivity options include integrated wireless AC, Gigabit Ethernet, and a fairly decent port selection. Both the TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 laptops are available worldwide starting today. Pricing and configuration availability vary by region.

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Asus TUF Gaming FX505 specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus TUF Gaming FX505 specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus TUF Gaming FX705 specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus TUF Gaming FX705 specs. (Source: Asus)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-04-23 (Update: 2019-04-23)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.