ASUS Announces TUF Gaming FX505DV

ASUS today announced TUF Gaming FX505DV, a gaming laptop that combines the latest AMD Ryzen™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPU with an up to 144Hz/3ms IPS-level NanoEdge display, delivering immersive, high-performance gaming at an affordable price. The laptop is tested and certified to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G standards, ensuring the toughness and durability needed to withstand the knocks and bumps of everyday work and play.

For years, savvy gamers and enthusiasts have combined AMD processors with GeForce GPUs to create powerful PCs that deliver incredible performance per dollar. Now, ASUS gaming laptops let users take that potent combo wherever they go. The new FX505DV teams the latest Ryzen mobile APUs with a potent GeForce RTX 2060 GPU to bring greater power than ever to affordable gaming laptops.

Turing architecture geared for gaming

The GeForce RTX 2060 deploys NVIDIA’s latest Turingarchitecture with a tighter focus on today’s games. Upgrades to its CUDA cores, cache hierarchy, and memory subsystem produce a significant per-core performance increase over the previous generation. Live-streamers can also reap the benefits of a new video encoder that improves video quality using hardware-accelerated capture that reduces burden on the CPU.

The powerful GPU puts triple-digit frame rates within reach in popular games, and it’s paired with a fast display that allows enjoyment of every frame. The display’s refresh rate of up to 144Hz and 3ms response time make it twice as fast as standard screens; FX505DV enables smoother gameplay that provides an edge on the battleground. Its high refresh rate is especially helpful in fast-paced esports titles.

The screen size feels expansive thanks to NanoEdge bezels that focus attention on the display rather than what’s around it. In addition to heightening immersion, the narrow frames shrink the footprint of the chassis, making the laptop more compact. The panel inside is based on IPS-level technology that maintains vibrant colours over wide viewing angles, allowing a variety of viewing scenarios; such as sitting off to the side while playing games or streaming videos with friends.

Ample processing for any task

Impressive gaming credentials are balanced with everyday versatility powered by AMD’s latest Ryzen processors. Also known as Picasso, these second-generation mobile APUs are based on the updated Zen+ architecture and built using industry-leading 12nm fabrication technology. TUF Gaming FX505DV is available with up to a Ryzen 7 CPU that features quad cores and eight threads with ample performance for gaming, entertainment, and everyday work. Despite the ability to slice through multithreaded workloads and aggressive multitasking, the processor fits into an energy efficient 35W power envelope that preserves battery life.

With room for up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory, there’s enough RAM for productive multitasking and light content creation. A range of storage options accommodates varied needs and budgets: solid-state drives up to 1TB boast high speeds across the board, a 1TB FireCudaSSHD accelerates access to frequently used data, and 1TB HDDs offer affordable storage at 5400 rpm. The storage bays and memory slots are readily accessible with a standard screwdriver, so it’s easy to upgrade as needed.

Self-cleaning cooling that stands the test of time

Effective cooling is crucial to maintaining strong performance, so HyperCool technology covers the CPU and GPU with independent fans and heatsinks. A shared heatpipe links them all together to maximize cooling in situations where only one processor is under load.

Warm air vents out the back under a patented trapezoidal cut in the lid that ensures exhaust escapes unobstructed, even with the screen tilted back. Special anti-dust tunnels on the edges of the fan housings catch and direct particles out of the laptop to prevent them from clogging the heatsinks and fans. This self-cleaning design prevents buildup that could impede performance and stability over time.

Fan speeds adapt automatically to component temperatures. With a quick keyboard shortcut, users can switch between three operating modes that mix different cooling and performance profiles. Turbo mode delivers maximum performance and fan speeds for intensive tasks, while a Balanced mode optimizes speed and acoustics for the best gaming experience. A Silent mode backs off to reduce noise for lighter loads like day-to-day productivity, web surfing, and video streaming.

Military-grade toughness

Two chassis variations bring different looks to TUF Gaming FX505DV. One features a Gold Steel and Gunmetal Grey aluminum finish on its lid, and is complemented by customizable colours through Aura RGB lighting in the keyboard. Stealth Black keeps a lower profile with a shadowy exterior punctuated by keyboard backlighting. Both exhibit the sharp lines and angular accents that define the TUF Gaming aesthetic, right down to the distinctive Radiating-X design on the lid.

The bottom of the chassis adds structural strength and rigidity with a honeycomb design that helps the laptop live up to the TUF name. To meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G standards, it passes rigorous tests that ensure survival when subjected to harsh conditions, ambient vibration, accidental knocks, and short drops.

A familiar, desktop-inspired keyboard

The keyboard is optimized for gaming with a layout reminiscent of standard desktop designs. Function keys are separated in the usual groups to make shortcuts more intuitive, arrow keys are offset for effortless navigation, and a full numeric keypad makes number-crunching a breeze. Highlighted WASD keys clearly identify the home row for gaming, while a wider space bar provides a larger target for thumb presses.

Each keycap is gently curved to more easily cradle fingertips. The underlying switches have 1.8 mm of travel enhanced by Overstroke technology that offers responsive input with an improved overall feel. Overstroke raises the actuation point so that presses register sooner, and the resulting increase in post-actuation travel makes typing more comfortable. With a rated lifespan of 20 million presses, the switches are durable enough to hold up to years of heavy use.

Models with RGB backlighting let users add an element of personalized style across the keyboard as a whole. Users can customize RGB colours and effects with the Armoury Crate utility, which unifies vital functions like lighting control, system monitoring, and configurable game profiles that automatically load preferred system settings for different titles.

Robust connectivity to enhance the gaming experience

Gaming is more immersive with DTS®Headphone: X®technology that brings 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound to stereo headsets or speakers plugged into the laptop. Users can choose between built-in presets for games, movies, and sports or perform custom tuning with the embedded equalizer.

The 3.5 mm audio jack is joined by enough USB ports for vital peripherals like a gamepad, mouse, and external storage. HDMI 2.0 allows a user to drive a wide range of displays at resolutions up to 4K UHD, from the desktop monitors, big-screen TVs in living rooms, or projectors at school. Getting online is easy with the integrated Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It’s hard to beat the convenience of wireless networking, but wired connections have lower latency for serious multiplayer gaming, so gigabit Ethernet is also included.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV will be available in Q3 in Canada. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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