The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops feature next-generation AMD Ryzen processors, Radeon graphics, NanoEdge displays with FreeSync technology, and the latest connectivity options (Photo: Business Wire)
ASUS recently announced the new FX505DY and FX705DY TUF Gaming laptops ahead of CES 2019. A duo of powerful gaming laptops that use AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor, each device comes with up to 32GB of RAM.
Built based on the 12nm technology, the 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 Mobile APU integrated into the FX505DY and the FX705DY boasts four cores and eight threads, along with a 35W power envelope. In other words, yes, you can use either of these laptops for hard work and get more than three hours of serious gaming.
The GPU’s frame rate is designed to match the display’s refresh rate. This basically means you can play Fortnite, PUBG, Overwatch, and Dota 2, without any visual hindrances.
The FX505DY sports a 15.6-inch FHD IPS-level display, while FX705DY features a 17.3-inch panel. Both feature the narrow-bezel NanoEdge design, and have wide viewing angles to keep the colors vivid even when viewing the display off-center. Although both offer panels that operate within a FreeSync range of 40-60Hz, only the FX505DY has a high-refresh option that goes from 48-120Hz to offer smoother performance at higher frame rates. The 60Hz panel is great for gamers who play more graphically demanding titles where sky-high frame rates aren’t realistic for this class of system. The 120Hz alternative is recommended for fast-paced shooters like CS:GO and Overwatch.
Even the toughest laptops from ASUS can heat up, but TUF Gaming has been described to stay cool with its thermal solution that checks and maintains consistent performance called HyperCool. It’s actually simpler than it’s named. Both the CPU and GPU have their own fans that keep them cool and blow away through specially-designed tunnels. Less dust means less obstruction to cooling. More cooling means better performance.
The ASUS 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 and a FreeSync display checks all the right boxes for gamers looking to make the most of their budget.