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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.

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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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Though a cell and molecular biologist by training, I have been drawn towards computers from a very young age ever since I got my first PC in 1998. My passion for technology grew quite exponentially with the times, and it has been an incredible experience from being a much solicited source for tech advice and troubleshooting among family and friends to joining Notebookcheck in 2017 as a professional tech journalist. Now, I am a Lead Editor at Notebookcheck covering news and reviews encompassing a wide gamut of the technology landscape for Indian and global audiences. When I am not hunting for the next big story or taking complex measurements for reviews, you can find me unwinding to a nice read, listening to some soulful music, or trying out a new game.
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-04-23 (Update: 2019-04-23)