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Asus TUF Gaming FX705GE (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 02/19/2019

Long-lasting laptop with gaming power. The 17.3-inch Asus TUF Gaming FX705GE can run all the latest games smoothly at 1080p. The long battery life proves to be a pleasant surprise. However, the notebook does not offer a lot of ports.

“TUF” (The Ultimate Force) notebooks from Asus are intended for price-conscious buyers. In absolute terms, our review device that retails for 1200 Euros (~$1361) is not a very cheap notebook, but it finds its place right at the bottom of the gaming segment. This notebook is no stranger to us. We have already reviewed a sibling model known as the Asus TUF Gaming FX705GM. The competing devices include: the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52, the Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH and the Schenker XMG A707.

Because the FX705GE and the FX705GM are identically built, we shall skip the sections that deal with the case, connectivity, input devices and the speakers. Note: There are a few small differences. You can find all the appropriate information in the review of the Asus TUF Gaming FX705GM.

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Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T (TUF FX705 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1493-1620 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5, 128 bit wide bus, Nvidia 399.24, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 2666, single-channel, two RAM slots (one slot occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN04.2, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831, 128 GB 
, + Toshiba MQ04ABF100, 1089 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC233 @ Intel Cannon Point PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combined audio jack, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless AC 9462 (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.6 x 399.8 x 279.4 ( = 1.09 x 15.74 x 11 in)
Battery
64 Wh, 4240 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trail version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds), Power Supply: 479 g ( = 16.9 oz / 1.06 pounds)
Price
1199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Differences to FX705GM

  • While the FX705GM had a metal display lid, our current review device features a plastic display lid.

  • The FX705GM had an RGB keyboard backlight. The FX705GE comes with a monochrome (red) keyboard backlight.

  • The FX705GE has a smaller fan grill.

Size Compariosn

432 mm / 17 inch 290 mm / 11.4 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch 2.9 kg6.42 lbs419 mm / 16.5 inch 289 mm / 11.4 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.9 kg6.36 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 305 mm / 12 inch 21.95 mm / 0.864 inch 2.9 kg6.35 lbs399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 279.4 mm / 11 inch 27.6 mm / 1.087 inch 2.6 kg5.73 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
693 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
692 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
681 MBit/s ∼98% +5%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Wireless AC 9462
651 (min: 547, max: 681) MBit/s ∼94%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼91% -3%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
692 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
670 MBit/s ∼97% +4%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Wireless AC 9462
644 (min: 499, max: 661) MBit/s ∼93%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
640 MBit/s ∼92% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
579 MBit/s ∼84% -10%
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Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (547-681)
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø643 (499-661)

Display - FX705GE has an IPS screen

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The matte 17.3-inch display of the FX705GE operates with a native resolution of 1920x1080. The contrast ratio (1068:1) is good. However, the display brightness (291.1 cd/m²) could have been a little higher. We see a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a screen brightness of at least 300 cd/m² as good. The competitors have slightly brighter displays. Positive: The screen does not suffer from PWM flickering.

282
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 305 cd/m² Average: 291.1 cd/m² Minimum: 17.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 301 cd/m²
Contrast: 1068:1 (Black: 0.28 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.02 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 2.76
ΔE Greyscale 2.18 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
87% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 57% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.48

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Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus TUF FX705GM
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
10%
8%
15%
73%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39 (21, 18)
36.8 (18.8, 18)
6%
39.2 (20.4, 18.8)
-1%
36 (18.8, 17.2)
8%
7.4 (3.8, 3.6)
81%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16, 12)
24 (14, 10)
14%
23.2 (10.8, 12.4)
17%
22 (10.4, 11.6)
21%
10 (4.8, 5.2)
64%
PWM Frequency
119000 (90)
122000 (95)
Screen
-36%
-38%
-43%
8%
Brightness middle
299
328.7
10%
362
21%
365
22%
234
-22%
Brightness
291
318
9%
350
20%
341
17%
228
-22%
Brightness Distribution
90
91
1%
91
1%
89
-1%
85
-6%
Black Level *
0.28
0.51
-82%
0.29
-4%
0.32
-14%
0.2
29%
Contrast
1068
645
-40%
1248
17%
1141
7%
1170
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.02
4.91
-63%
6.06
-101%
6.51
-116%
2.16
28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.27
10.15
-93%
11.6
-120%
12.32
-134%
3.39
36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.76
4.27
-55%
3.13
-13%
2.9
-5%
2.02
27%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.18
3.9
-79%
7.22
-231%
7.65
-251%
2
8%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.13 103%
2.51 88%
2.64 83%
2.46 89%
CCT
6392 102%
6911 94%
7659 85%
8066 81%
6394 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57
55.6
-2%
55
-4%
56
-2%
58
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
87
84.7
-3%
84
-3%
86
-1%
89
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-13% / -29%
-15% / -31%
-14% / -35%
41% / 18%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9764 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Right out of the box, the color reproduction of the display is quite good. The DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 3.02 misses the target value (Delta E less than 3) by a very small margin. The display does not suffer from a bluish cast. The color reproduction can be improved only minimally by way of calibration. After calibration, the DeltaE 2000 sinks to 2.76 and the grayscale looks significantly more balanced. The screen fails to cover both the sRGB (87%) and the Adobe RGB (57%) color spaces.

By means of our color profile, the color reproduction can be improved. However before downloading it, you should make sure that your laptop has the same display model (manufacturer + model number) as our review device, because otherwise our color profile can result in worse color reproduction. Displays from different manufacturers can often be found within notebooks from the same model range. 

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40.9 ms).

Asus has equipped the FX705GE with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles. Therefore, the screen content can be read from any position. The display brightness is only high enough for indoor use. Outside, the screen is readable only when the sun does not shine too brightly.

The FX705GE outdoors (shot under the shining sun)
The FX705GE outdoors (shot under the shining sun)

Performance - Plenty of power

The TUF Gaming FX705GE is a 17.3-inch gaming notebook that can run all the latest titles in Full HD. Our review device can be had for 1200 Euros (~$1361). Other hardware configurations are also available. The prices start at 900 Euros (~$1020).

Benchmarking Conditions

The FX705GE offers the three following fan modes: “Overboost”, “Balanced” and “Quiet”. These modes can be selected with the help of a function key. We used the “Balanced” mode for this review. However, we also conducted a few benchmarks in “Overboost” mode. There is not a lot of difference between the two modes in terms of performance. When we used the “Quiet” mode, the Turbo boost was utilized sparingly.

Processor

The FX705GE comes with a Core i7-8750H. It is a high-end, hexa-core (Coffee Lake) CPU from Intel with a TDP of 45 watts. The processor has a base clock of 2.2 GHz and a boost clock of 3.9 GHz for six cores, 4 GHz for four cores and 4.1 GHz for one/two cores. 

In the multi-core section of the Cinebench R15 benchmark, the processor runs at 3.9 GHz (the clock speed is the same in “Overboost” mode) for a few seconds. Then the clock rate sinks to 2.9 to 3.1 GHz (3 to 3.2 GHz in “Overboost” mode). In the single-core benchmark, the CPU operates at 3.9 to 4.1 GHz (clock speeds are identical in “Overboost” mode). When running on battery power, the processor consistently operates at 2.2 GHz.

HWiNFO
HWiNFO
Intel XTU
Intel XTU

We check if the Turbo boost can be used over an extended period of time by running the Cinebench R15 multi-core benchmark in a continuous loop for 30 minutes. The results fall after the first benchmark run. After that they keep fluctuating between 1000 and 1070 points. The Turbo boost is utilized.  

Our review device achieves similar results when running in “Overboost” mode. However, when running in this mode, we observed fewer fluctuations. In “Quiet” mode, the results fluctuate between 770 and 820 points.

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Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1050 (994.7-1115.98)
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1193 (1158.58-1229.48)
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø981 (966-1112.47)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6 Intel Core i5-8300H, Intel Core i5-8300H: Ø767 (738.02-807.05)
Asus TUF FX705GM Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1022 (992.14-1137)
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H; Overboost: Ø1066 (1056.94-1162.42)
CPU clocks during the execution of the CB15 loop
CPU clocks during the execution of the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6236
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
34168
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5456
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
173 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1116 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
104.28 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼80% +1%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
Intel Core i7-8750H
174 Points ∼80% +1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Core i5-8300H
173 Points ∼79% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
173 Points ∼79% 0%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
173 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (163 - 177, n=70)
172 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (79 - 212, n=440)
153 Points ∼70% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
1220 Points ∼28% +9%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H
1137 Points ∼26% +2%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
1116 Points ∼26%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
Intel Core i7-8750H
1112 Points ∼25% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (863 - 1251, n=73)
1111 Points ∼25% 0%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Intel Core i5-8300H
807 Points ∼18% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 1968, n=441)
769 Points ∼18% -31%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (6236 - 6643, n=20)
6470 Points ∼60% +4%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
6236 Points ∼58%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.85 - 8872, n=406)
4747 Points ∼44% -24%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
34168 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (29952 - 35307, n=20)
33335 Points ∼67% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (19.7 - 48808, n=406)
17655 Points ∼35% -48%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (20725 - 22665, n=9)
21793 Points ∼70% +1%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
21635 Points ∼70%
Average of class Gaming
  (9307 - 27774, n=60)
15028 Points ∼48% -31%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (3734 - 4144, n=9)
3962 Points ∼82% +6%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
3734 Points ∼77%
Average of class Gaming
  (2926 - 4825, n=60)
3605 Points ∼75% -3%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (17048 - 22006, n=8)
19665 Points ∼71% +15%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
17048 Points ∼62%
Average of class Gaming
  (8085 - 26471, n=29)
15155 Points ∼55% -11%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (4548 - 4997, n=8)
4839 Points ∼84% +6%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
4548 Points ∼79%
Average of class Gaming
  (3387 - 5744, n=29)
4476 Points ∼78% -2%
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (17709 - 23313, n=12)
20881 Points ∼58% +16%
Average of class Gaming
  (4116 - 32070, n=32)
18366 Points ∼51% +2%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
18068 Points ∼50%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (4669 - 5126, n=12)
4970 Points ∼78% +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2131 - 6030, n=32)
4726 Points ∼75% +1%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H
4692 Points ∼74%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge 44)
250.65 Points ∼75%
Average of class Gaming
  (51.6 - 333, n=141)
248 Points ∼74% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (205 - 299, n=39)
246 Points ∼74% -2%

System Performance

The laptop is very responsive. We did not encounter any problems. The 17.3-inch notebook revealed no issues related to system performance. The Intel Core i7-8750H is a hexa-core processor that offers more than enough computing power for applications that go far beyond gaming. It will not become obsolete for years. Thanks to the inclusion of a dedicated GPU, the Asus notebook can run video games. Our review device receives good results in the PCMark benchmarks. The system performance can be further increased by enabling dual-channel mode. Doing so will increase the performance by a few percentage points.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4230 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5038 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5461 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6071 Points ∼54% +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11191, n=135)
6054 Points ∼54% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (5070 - 5616, n=10)
5305 Points ∼47% +4%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
5290 Points ∼47% +4%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 256GB
5285 Points ∼47% +4%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
5096 Points ∼46%
Productivity
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
7201 Points ∼74%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
7057 Points ∼73% -2%
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7025 Points ∼72% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=136)
7025 Points ∼72% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (6607 - 7332, n=10)
6989 Points ∼72% -3%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 256GB
6920 Points ∼71% -4%
Essentials
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
9110 Points ∼85%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
8989 Points ∼84% -1%
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
8791 Points ∼82% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (7142 - 9110, n=10)
8371 Points ∼78% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=137)
8122 Points ∼76% -11%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 256GB
7873 Points ∼74% -14%
Score
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5169 Points ∼67% +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7171, n=138)
5030 Points ∼65% +1%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4982 Points ∼64% 0%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
4975 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (4532 - 5162, n=10)
4851 Points ∼62% -2%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 256GB
4734 Points ∼61% -5%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4660 Points ∼76% +10%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8300H, Hynix HFS128G39TND
4253 Points ∼70% +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=349)
4237 Points ∼70% 0%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
4230 Points ∼69%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 256GB
4196 Points ∼69% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (3894 - 4371, n=10)
4162 Points ∼68% -2%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4148 Points ∼68% -2%

Storage Devices

An NVMe SSD from SK Hynix serves as the system drive. It comes in the M.2-2280 form-factor and has a storage capacity of 128 GB. Straight out of the box, only 89 GB is available to the user. The rest of the storage space is occupied by the recovery partition and the Windows installation files. The transfer rates of the SSD are very good. NVMe SSDs achieve significantly faster transfer speeds than SATA-III models, because they are connected via PCI Express 3.0 x4.

The gaming notebook offers plenty of storage space. In addition to the SSD, Asus also put a 2.5-inch HDD (1 TB, 5400 rpm) inside the device.

SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
Sequential Read: 867.9 MB/s
Sequential Write: 232.1 MB/s
512K Read: 666.5 MB/s
512K Write: 175.5 MB/s
4K Read: 24.32 MB/s
4K Write: 97.96 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 271.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 159 MB/s
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
Samsung SSD 970 EVO 256GB
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
Hynix HFS128G39TND
Asus TUF FX705GM
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
Average SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
 
Average of class Gaming
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-36%
132%
-43%
102%
0%
108%
Write 4K
90.26
71.36
-21%
100.7
12%
61.88
-31%
104.2
15%
90.3
0%
106 (0.179 - 203, n=132)
17%
Read 4K
37.03
29.98
-19%
41.04
11%
22.78
-38%
41.46
12%
37
0%
77.9 (0.28 - 5190, n=132)
110%
Write Seq
320.3
129.6
-60%
1420
343%
136.1
-58%
1295
304%
320
0%
1045 (53.5 - 4049, n=132)
226%
Read Seq
1012
842.6
-17%
1307
29%
490.1
-52%
1325
31%
1012
0%
1261 (8.3 - 5325, n=132)
25%
Write 4K Q32T1
196.8
88.93
-55%
269.6
37%
136.2
-31%
282.8
44%
197
0%
308 (0.238 - 706, n=132)
57%
Read 4K Q32T1
271.5
196.4
-28%
353.6
30%
208.4
-23%
321.3
18%
272
0%
380 (0.695 - 898, n=132)
40%
Write Seq Q32T1
268.8
130.5
-51%
1533
470%
136
-49%
1301
384%
269
0%
1208 (54.3 - 4316, n=132)
349%
Read Seq Q32T1
1595
1037
-35%
3554
123%
553.1
-65%
1704
7%
1595
0%
2235 (69.6 - 8905, n=132)
40%

Graphics Card

The Asus TUF FX705GE comes with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. It is a mid-range, Pascal-based GPU. It has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, supports DirectX 12 and it runs at up to 1620 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are on the normal level for this kind of GPU. The “Overboost” mode does not improve performance in any way.

In addition to the GTX 1050 Ti, there is also Intel’s integrated UHD Graphics 630 on board. The laptop supports Nvidia’s Optimus technology (that enables automatic switching between a dedicated and an integrated graphics adapter). In day-to-day use and when running on battery power, Intel’s graphics unit is used. Nvidia’s GPU is utilized when playing video games and running other graphically demanding applications.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
3DMark 11 Performance
9298 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
75191 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
26828 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6989 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
2571 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus TUF FX705GM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
13722 Points ∼100% +45%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=541)
12310 Points ∼90% +30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (8304 - 10402, n=36)
9591 Points ∼70% +1%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
9466 Points ∼69%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
9332 Points ∼68% -1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
9147 Points ∼67% -3%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=90)
5163 Points ∼100% +104%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
2536 Points ∼49%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (1990 - 2536, n=16)
2309 Points ∼45% -9%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=468)
10577 Points ∼100% +36%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
7860 Points ∼74% +1%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
7791 Points ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (6792 - 8376, n=38)
7743 Points ∼73% -1%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
7695 Points ∼73% -1%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
7610 Points ∼72% -2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=455)
63223 Points ∼100% +28%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8300H
51038 Points ∼81% +3%
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
50732 Points ∼80% +3%
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
50128 Points ∼79% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
  (43721 - 53978, n=37)
50013 Points ∼79% +1%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8750H
49314 Points ∼78%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination of the Asus notebook can run all the latest games smoothly. Our review device can achieve playable frames in most titles at 1080p resolution (the screen resolution is also 1080p). In terms of graphics settings, you will have to stick to medium or high presets in most cases. There are only a few games that can run on the highest settings. Only titles that have low system requirements can be played at resolutions above 1080p (you will need an external monitor to achieve resolutions higher than 1080p).

The FX705GE does not ship with the latest Nvidia drivers. Our review device features the Nvidia GeForce 399.24 WHQL drivers. You cannot download the latest driver package from Asus’s website. The Windows update function also does not offer any newer drivers. Unfortunately, the drivers downloaded directly from Nvidia’s website cannot be installed. It would appear as though only drivers that were customized by Asus can be used.

Asus only provides outdated drivers
Asus only provides outdated drivers
Nvidia's drivers could not be installed at the time of writing
Nvidia's drivers could not be installed at the time of writing

We ran the video game The Witcher 3 for one hour on the highest settings to see if the performance of the laptop falls during long gaming sessions. Over the entire run of gameplay, the player-controlled character stands still. We did not observe any frame-rate drops.

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