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ASUS unveils TUF Gaming laptops powered by AMD Ryzen

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Mar 25, 2019, 2:48 pm IST
Updated : Mar 25, 2019, 2:58 pm IST

Next-gen AMD Ryzen processors, Radeon graphics, NanoEdge displays with the latest connectivity options power the latest TUF Gaming laptops.

To further conserve power and extend battery life, the TUF Gaming Laptops utilize Vega-based integrated graphics allowing APU to power the laptop on its own
 To further conserve power and extend battery life, the TUF Gaming Laptops utilize Vega-based integrated graphics allowing APU to power the laptop on its own

ASUS has announced TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY, a pair of gaming laptops powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor, with up to 32GB of RAM, and a range of storage options. Matching the impactful processor is the discrete Radeon graphics with Slim bezels frame the NanoEdge displays to further enhance immersion and shrink the overall footprint while the reinforced chassis help the machines survive everyday life. Intelligently designed and carefully built, FX505DY and FX705DY balance performance, battery life, and affordability to provide a better gaming experience.

The Ryzen 5 3550H chip powering FX505DY and FX705DY boasts four cores and eight threads that deliver capable performance for popular games and everyday work. Multithreaded performance is particularly strong, yet the processor fits into a 35W power envelope thus not compromising the battery life.

To further conserve power and extend battery life, the TUF Gaming Laptops utilize Vega-based integrated graphics allowing APU to power the laptop on its own, providing seven hours of 1080p video playback on FX705DY and nearly six hours on FX505DY. When it is time to play, AMD Switchable Graphics tech automatically activates the laptop’s discrete Radeon RX 560X.

When the action heats up, TUF Gaming laptops stay cool, thanks to a specially-designed thermal solution keeps internal temperatures in check and maintains consistent performance over time.

HyperCool technology keeps the CPU and GPU cool with independent fans for each chip. As the fans spin, special anti-dust tunnels on the edges of the housing catch and direct particles out of the laptop to prevent them from clogging up the cooling. This prevents dirt from building up on the heatsinks and exhaust grills, which can impede cooling enough to affect not only performance but also long-term reliability and stability.

Regardless of the colour and material, FX505DY and FX705DY meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G standards for toughness. Strenuous testing ensures they can withstand extreme environments, ambient vibration, and accidental knocks. Both models shrug off short drops to a desk, and FX505DY is certified to survive higher falls. The hexagonal design on the bottom of the laptops adds structural rigidity and deserves some of the credit for their toughness.

Gaming is harder on a laptop’s keys than regular typing, and the keyboards on FX505DY and FX705DY are worthy of the TUF Gaming name. The HyperStrike deck brings a desktop-inspired layout with separated blocks of function keys for easier recognition and a full numeric keypad for faster number crunching even on the 15-inch model. In addition, there’s a wider space bar, offset arrow keys, curved keycaps, and highlighted WASD keys.

The keyboard is backlit as well, with Red Matter versions of FX505DY and FX705DY providing a red glow that mirrors their trim, while Gold Steel models feature customizable RGB lighting. The RGB colours and effects can be tweaked with the Armoury Crate utility, which unifies vital functions like lighting control, system monitoring, and configurable game profiles that automatically load preferred system settings.

TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY feature Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) as well as onboard Ethernet for lower latency for serious multiplayer matches, and three USB ports to connect to external storage without unplugging a gaming mouse and gamepad. Both models deepen gaming immersion with DTS Headphone:X technology that brings 7.1-channel virtual surround sound to stereo headsets or speakers. Gamers can choose between built-in presets for games, movies, and sports or do hands-on tuning with the embedded equalizer.

TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops mix a cocktail of AMD components and technologies to elevate the gaming experience. Combining a Ryzen APU with discrete Radeon graphics it checks all the right boxes for gamers looking to make the most of their budget.

FX505 is exclusively available on Amazon and starts at Rs 59,990 for the FX505DY-BQ002T while the FX505DY-BQ001T with 128GB SSD and 1TB SSHD is priced at Rs 64990 and the FX705DY-AU027T costs Rs 69,990.

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