Asus TUF Gaming FX705DU review (Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1660Ti)


  1. drk

    July 2, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Is it posible to mount 15mm disk i this notebook? How many RAM modules tou can insert (on pictures it looks like only one slot), Is it posible to mount two 16GB modules or there is only one slot for aditional ram and you need 16GB version to upgrade to 32GB?
    btw MSI GL73 with 1660ti is not price comparable…

  2. Iosif

    October 5, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    The TUF FX505,this one's little brother is the cheapest 1660ti laptop you can get here in Romania. Depending on what page you visit and what special offers they have, you can find it between 800-900 euros. The other brands are not even competing when it comes to price/performance,they are so far behind.

    Some are as much as 200+euros more expensive(and that is for their base model with 8gigs of ram and maybe a 256 ssd),and you won't even come close to getting 200 euros worth out of those laptops, your fps won't magically double.

    It also comes with a 120hz screen,unlike this 17" one with a 60hz screen.

    The ultra settings are for me as for most users a non issue. Pretty much everyone knows that most games are horribly optimized at ultra settings,because simply most people do not possess the necessary hardware to push ULTRA on everything,hence developers do not spend their valuable time tweaking for that 1% who have the cash to spend and are also actually able to differentiate the graphical details between high and ultra,especially on a small laptop screen and not a big 40+ inch 4 K screen.

    For the average user,this machine will run pretty much everything they throw at it,and then it will ask for more.

  3. Iosif

    October 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Back with another comment. Just bought the laptop. The 15" one, it flies, I just need to put another 8 gigs of ram to have 16 and maybe get a bigger drive,this comes with only a 256ssd.

    Thing is, while the hardware is actually quite good, I did a few stress tests, no throttling,nothing. The software is abysmal. I still can't get any decent fan control to work, I downloaded all the official drivers from asus, some work,some don't.

    Fan control, colour change for the keys,they won't work. I even updated the bios in hopes of getting better results, nope, still no luck. And I really do need the fan control to work, otherwise the fans generate a tremendous amount of noise, just while watching a movie. As if I was playing tomb raider on max settings or something. The colour changing for the keys is also an annoyance, you can either have them on or off, but you can't change them to stick to one single colour, they keep randomly changing every few seconds,and it can be an eyesore.

    I have a 32" monitor connected to the laptop, here comes another issue. I could find no solution to make both the laptop screen and the monitor screen to start at the same time. On my older laptop this worked perfectly. Now suddenly I find myself in the position of having to wait for the laptop to enter windows,and only then does my monitor come on,till then,it gives no signal. If I have some issues to solve in bios, I always need to look at the smaller screen of the laptop,while my big screen is blank.

    The vega gpu has no special software that I know of, so nothing like intel hd control panel with intel cpus, it would not bother me as much, however the laptop selects by default vega 10 for itself while in idle,as in non gaming, but at the same time my secondary screen,the 32"monitor is automatically selected for the nvidia 1660ti, so far I found no solution to make them both stay in idle on vega 10. That way even if I have no fan control software that actually works, as long as for basic tasks the laptop uses the vega 10 and the fans heat up only in gaming, I'm ok with it.

  4. Papp Gábor

    October 9, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    battery life time ? wifi off and just play movie, screen at 40%

    • Iosif

      October 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      With your average programs running in the background,and not everything set up to optimal conditions, about 4 hours, just played the blacklist and by the 30 minute mark I still had a bit more than 3 hours of battery life remaining at 40% brightness.

      There are reviews on youtube concerning this issue with this laptop model,and most of them say almost 5 hours in optimal conditions while browsing,watching videos etc.

      For me this isn't an issue as I bought this laptop for the price, I even got it at a discount,3700 Ron is 778 Euro, at that price nothing comes even close to this tuf 505. The next models from lenovo,or hp omen with 1660ti start at 4800-4900 ron, that is 200+euros more.

      Before buying I also saw the model reviewed here the tuf 705, but it's way more expensive and the 60hz screen in 2019 is just NO.

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