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)

  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?

  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?

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