Asus TUF Dash F15 review (FX517ZM model – Core i7-12650H, RTX 3060)


  1. Peter

    May 2, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Quite surprised that the battery life is pretty decent.

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 3, 2022 at 8:47 am

      Me too. Better than expected. I don't have another 12650H laptop to confirm, though

  2. dan doyle

    May 4, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Great information. I'll be telling my friends to check out your in-depth reviews. Maybe you have this but it would be nice for you to have a rankings chart and then links in the chart on where to buy (so you can make a commission). Everyone could look at it and find what they are looking for like for me currently I am looking for a gen 12 i7 intel, 15-17", 3060+, USB charging, Thunder4, Mux, good panel, etc. I'd like to spend around $1,200 US. They are getting there and at some point they will come down as the GPUs are starting to get more reasonable and the newness of the gen 12 will make them more plentiful. Fingers crossed.

  3. Rom

    May 6, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Have you got the right figures for the TUF Gaming A15 in the Cinebench multi line graph? Those look remarkably low and don't match the figures in that machine's review.

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 6, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Thanks for the heads-up, that graph was broken in several ways. I've updated it now, sry for the mess up.

  4. Mohit Arora

    June 19, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Which one you recommend. Tuf dash 12650h 3060 or tuf f15 12700h 3060. If price difference is 100$.

    I like that dash is 200gms lighter but i think 200 GM's won't be that much of a big deal.

    Infact it's 300hz panel is just 100$ less than f15 300hz panel laptop.

    I watch videos on laptop keeping it in my lap and do some work. Rest the only game i play is fifa and I'm looking for something that can support that for the next 5 years.

    • Andrei Girbea

      June 20, 2022 at 11:39 am

      up to you. there are reviews of both unit here on the site.

    • Darknoor

      July 24, 2022 at 9:21 am

      If all yo play is fifa, you can even go for an older model with a better screen and lower price. The 12650H version with 144Hz shall be more than enough.
      I own an 11370H 60Hz and it is not half bad, only extreme gamers will notice that much difference.

  5. Roger

    July 17, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Outstanding review and very consistent format with your other reviews.

    Two things:
    — There is now an i7-12700H version on Amazon: ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 300Hz FHD Display, Intel Core i7-12700H… FX507ZM-ES74
    — The i7-12650H is 10 core not 12 core as stated in the Disclaimer's section. Other places it is correct.

    • Andrei Girbea

      July 18, 2022 at 10:46 am

      Hi. thanks for the feedback and heads-up. The Core H model is not a Dash, it's a regular TUF Gaming F15. You'll find the review for that one as well on the site.

      • Roger

        July 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm

        Hi Andrei,
        You are absolutely correct, that model is the regular TUF gaming. I discovered that myself, but could not find my post to reply it.

  6. Mustafa Kemal

    August 31, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Having read your review in Turkey, I realized how limited information is available to us here in my country. I learnt whatever I couldn't in the Turkish descriptions of the laptop. I believe you have done what laptop manufacturers don't. Keep up the great work, bests!

  7. Cesar Vargas

    October 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Got this machine for $999 in Amazon. What a steal! In fact, I'm using it now to make a comment. Haha!

  8. Adrian Gordillo

    October 23, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    So I got this laptop for atleast one month and tbh the thermals are really bad. Just by playing one match of overwatch 2 the laptop got to a max of 97 degrees and an average of 82 degrees. Is there a way to fix this. Undervolting is not an option since the cpu is blocked.

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 24, 2022 at 8:56 am

      place the laptop on a stand that allows unrestrained airflow into the fans

  9. Alex

    October 30, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Got this laptop yesterday with 16GB RAM.
    Need at least 32GB or even better 64GB to run my virtual machines.
    Your site lists 64GB as max while official US and EU sites list 32GB as max. India site lists 64GB as max.

    Anyone has actual experience with upgrading to 64GB? Actually works or limited by motherboard / firmware?

    Thanks !

    • Alex

      October 31, 2022 at 6:42 am

      Just an update here – I upgraded to 64GB, took the chance and it works!

  10. Faisal

    November 17, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Hello everyone,
    i have a plan to buy Asus Tuf Dash f15 2022 model. In local markets the following specs are available
    Core i7 12650H,
    16gb 4800mhx sodimm ddr5 ram (8×2)
    500gb pcie gen 3×4 ssd
    nvidia 3060 ddr5 (6gb)

    my question is how much maximum i can upgrade this model. i mean if i want 1tb pcie gen4 in slot A and the same for slot B (total 2 tb) [removing existing gen3 500gb from slot A. is this work or we can just use gen4 ssd in slot B only.
    and if i want 64gb 4800mhz (16×2) by removing existing (8×2) or is there any 5400mhz or higher ram option available?
    please advice
    thanks in advance

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 17, 2022 at 11:26 am

      you can have 64 gb of ram and 2 TB storage (1 TB drive in each slot)

      • Anonymous

        July 14, 2023 at 9:21 pm

        Do the m.2 slots only support 1TB each?

  11. Jerry Suppan

    November 29, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for this review. I appreciate it. Considering the complexity and obfuscations of all these ASUS models I am curious to know the difference between FX507ZE vs. FX517ZR. Here in Japan:
    Q1. Do they both support PD over USB-C?
    Q2. M.2 slots, both support Gen4?

    FX507 RTX3050Ti Core i7-12700H @ ¥149,800
    FX517 RTX3070 Core i5-12450H @ Y169,800

    The Core i7 is cheaper versus the Core i5 which does not make sense to me. Maybe there is something I don't know about the difference between these two processors? Also, I heard/read it is better to go with the 'Ti' version of GPU for better performance, which is on the cheaper model.

    Regard maximum supported memory which others have been querying about here, just go to Intel's website and look up the specific processor in concern. Intel will inform you max memory supported, not what a manufacturer wants you to think or believe.

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 29, 2022 at 3:42 pm

      you'll find reviews for both f507 and f517 series on the site, use the search. F507 is a full-size laptop with higher power specs, while the F517 is the more portable model.

      Per your questions: there's only USB-C power on the 517 model, and both support gen4 SSDs.

      Is that fx517 an RTX 3070, or is that a typo?

      • Jerry Suppan

        April 6, 2023 at 5:15 pm

        @Andrei, Hi. I just checked HWINFO64 under video adapter and displays the following:
        Intel UHD Graphics (Alder Lake-P 282 GT2) – Integrated Graphics Controller [ASUS]


        Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU.

        I reckon that is both iGPU and dGPU.

  12. Vladislav Rudchik

    December 5, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Tell me please, what model of RAM is better to use when upgrading to 64 GB?

  13. ivan

    April 6, 2023 at 8:53 am

    i bought this a couple of days ago, i got it with a 30% discount of the original price, it has the fhd 144hz display tho …but my last laptop was a lenovo z40, so for me its actually better, but i will keep in mind the display next time a buy a laptop, all i was looking for this time is good cpu/ram/gpu with a "reasonable" price.

    thanks for the review

  14. Brock

    April 9, 2023 at 1:22 am

    I got the BB version FX517ZR with the 12650h and 3070 GPU. There is some conflicting info with the the m.2 slots. Do both support Gen 4 ssd drives? Supposedly only 1 supports or at least operates at full capabilities of Gen 4 drives… Im waiting for my Gen 4 drive and not sure if I move the included Gen 3 drive to the other slot and adjust boot drive in bios or not? I’ll be using the new Gen 4 drive for game storage.

    Also wanting to upgrade the Ram. 2x16GB or maybe 2x32GB. Crucial website says I can go with 5600mhz DDR5. Will the laptop run the ram at these higher speeds or will it bring them down to the 4800mhz and just a waste of extra $$? Also is 64GB truly supported or will only 32GB be used if I put 64GB total in the laptop?

    Thanks for your help!!

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 10, 2023 at 10:38 am

      I haven't tested this, but one slot might be gen 4 and the other gen3. You'll have to try the drives and give them a test.

      As for the RAM, 64 GB should work, and 5600MHz should work as well. Unless the implemented any restrictions in the BIOS. I haven't tried 64 GB or 5600 on my unit.

      • Brock Sherwood

        April 10, 2023 at 8:03 pm

        Thank you. Looks like tokyojerry has 64GB and it is registering properly but he has 4800 Ram. Doesn’t look like crucial makes 5600 in the 64GB configuration yet (2x32GB) max is 5200 from crucial. Since I’m basically only gaming I’ll go with the 5600 (2x16GB) configuration (only $10 more than 4800) and we will see if the laptop runs at 5600 or brings them down to 4800. I’ve heard it will do this if the laptop can’t run faster than 4800 ram

        Not sure yet how to check the ssd slots…. Gen 4 slots or if 1 of them is Gen 3 for the SSD. I’m pretty new to laptops but if I’m understanding correctly you can put a Gen 4 ssd in a Gen 3 slot and it will still work but only at Gen 3 speeds. I could be totally wrong about this however 🤷🏻‍♂️

        Would I need to do speed tests for this with my incoming Gen 4 Drive in each slot to know for sure? Is this the only way?

        Appreciate your help and great review of these laptops!! Not a lot of information out there about these ZX517 models.

        Luckily I don’t care much about the 144hz screen (bad colors and low brightness) since I plug HDMI to my 4K TV 90% of the time. I tend to run 1440P for most games at high to ultra settings no problem especially when limiting the CPU Wattage. This 12650H hits 95 quickly but limiting the wattage has helped keep it under 90 (80-87) and actually improved gaming stability and performance. Thanks for the tips with limiting watts to the CPU in manual mode and getting those fans running faster before even getting to higher temps. Helped a ton with my temps but the laptop does sound like it’s about to take off. Especially in “Days Gone”. Weird how the CPU runs sooo hot but the GPU never goes above 85 no matter how much I overclock it or what I throw at it.

      • Andrei Girbea

        April 10, 2023 at 8:07 pm

        you can put the drive in the slot and then test it with Crystaldiskmark. Gen4 SSDs will work in gen3 slots, just slower.

      • Brock Sherwood

        April 10, 2023 at 8:29 pm

        Last question sorry. Crucial 5600 ddr5 sodimm or Kingston fury 5600 ddr5 sodimm? Kingston is quite a bit more expensive 30%ish but is it worth it? Or a different brand than these. I couldn’t find anyone else who makes 2x16GB configurations in 5600 for laptops yet. Not very many reviews at all but a few of them for whatever reason say crucial 5600 isn’t really 5600 or doesn’t run at these stated speeds…

      • Andrei Girbea

        April 10, 2023 at 8:53 pm

        Idk. If the reviews are not OK for the Crucial, and are OK for the Kingston sticks, I'd get the Kingstons

      • Brock

        April 11, 2023 at 3:57 am

        Thanks for the help. Just found out the cpu i7-12650h only supports up to DDR5 4800MT/s in intels spec sheet. 5600 will probably work fine but I’d guess not any faster…

        Technically any 12th Gen Intel Mobile Processors won’t support higher than 4800 speeds per Intel website.

        Says LPDDR5 5200 MT/s as an option but can’t find or purchase LPDDR5 anywhere.

      • Andrei Girbea

        April 11, 2023 at 6:17 pm

        But why do you even bother? What's your use case that would truly benefit from theoretically faster RAM? As far as I know, most apps won't show a notable difference between 4800, 5200, 5600.

      • Brock

        April 11, 2023 at 8:36 pm

        I’m gonna call Asus as I’d like to know if both ssd slots are Gen 4 or not before testing ssd speeds. I game mostly on a 4K TV with 1440P or 4K resolution depending on game and what laptop can handle so faster Ram and more of it should help maybe….. assuming the CPU/Motherboard will allow the ram to run at full 5600MT/s speeds. Just trying to max out everything I can for highest game settings and a smooth/stable FPS. I’ll send an update with what Asus says about the ssd slots and Ram speeds

      • Brock

        April 12, 2023 at 3:17 am

        Asus says both slots are Gen 4 for anyone who wants to know this. They said if I get 5600 Ram they have no idea how compatible it will be or if it will actually run at 5600Mhz speeds. The Ram is just to knew for them to know at this point. If I get 5600 I’ll reply at that time. I’d assume this applies to all FX517 model laptops.

    • tokyojerry

      April 10, 2023 at 2:31 pm

      For myself I have installed DDR5 – 4800, 32GB * 2 for total of 64 GB. 64GB is indeed registered in system information,HWinfo utility and ASUS armory crate utilities. I cannot answer for 5600 mhz.

  15. Bob

    June 30, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    I have the 11370H 3070 dash f15 version for over a year now as a travel gaming laptop.

    Gotta say the thermals are terrible, often hitting over 90 degrees and thermal throttling in both GPU and CPU, mostly CPU within 10 minutes. It's a shame because this machine is so powerful but it's as if Asus, designed the form factor and the components separately, without any consideration for heat dissipation when they came together.

    I got a thermaltake cooling stand and in some games, it can keep the temps down an average of 20 degrees. Offsetting the throttling entirely or delaying it for what I can tell 15 – 20 minutes (depending on game).

    Overall I feel like I wasted £1000 on a £500 laptop with misleadingly good specs. Because what is the point of having an extremely beefy gaming laptop, if you can only game on high for 10 minutes before lag spikes.

    Asus needs more QA on heat dissipation testing. I will definitely be more cautious in future. Before this, I trusted Asus implicitly and was quite disappointed, it was all for show…

  16. Tom

    July 3, 2023 at 3:50 am

    Has anyone found a proper docking station that will work with this laptop? Looking for charging and dual DP output so I can connect to a dual monitor DP only KVM. Thanks.

  17. Hamid

    July 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

    Sure, here's an edited version of the text:

    "About a year ago, I purchased the ASUS TUF Dash F15, and it has been a reliable companion for both simulation and computational tasks. However, I've encountered an issue that's been bothering me lately, which is the keyboard backlight blinking when I try to use it during the night using the FN+F2 combination. Despite installing various software like OpenRGB, I couldn't find a way to set the keyboard backlight to a static mode, and this has left me feeling quite disappointed.

    As a result, I've made the difficult decision to part ways with this laptop and explore other brands for a potential replacement."

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