ASUS TUF FX505 Gaming Benchmarks – 16 Games Tested!

The new ASUS TUF FX505 gaming laptop has some
nice specs, but how well does it perform in games? I’ve benchmarked 16 different games
at all setting levels to show you how well it runs and help you decide if it’s worth
it. Just quickly before we jump into the benchmark
results I’ll cover off the specs in my unit. There’s an Intel i7-8750H CPU, Nvidia GTX
1060 graphics, and 16GB of memory running at DDR4-2666 in single channel. Yes, performance
could be improved with dual channel, but this is how the laptop came to me. While I’ve
got a 60Hz screen in my unit, it is also available with a faster 144Hz option. Otherwise I was running Windows 10 with these
Nvidia drivers, and with ASUS’s Overboost mode enabled which boosts the power limit
of the CPU to a 45W TDP and increases the fan speed to maximize performance, so let’s
see how well it runs! Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and even at epic settings we’re still able to average above 70 FPS, and over 100 FPS
with low settings, it was playing fairly smoothly at all setting levels. Overwatch was tested playing in the practice
range, and again at all setting levels the frame rates are quite high, averaging above
100 FPS at epic with a 1% low above the refresh rate of the panel in my unit. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode
and not in multiplayer mode, as it’s easier to consistently reproduce the test run. I
didn’t have any issues playing at any setting level, although it was noticeably smoother
at medium or below. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, and the results are a bit lower than I expected, probably due
to the single channel memory, but still some decent frame rates at the lower levels. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
and although this is a less optimized game it was still playable at pretty much any setting
level, though again not as high frame rates as we usually see with the 1060 and 8750H,
again probably due to the single channel memory. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical benchmark,
and as usual the frame rates at all settings were fairly high. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark, and this test pretty much always results in high frame rates and this was no
exception, over 100 FPS averages regardless of the settings in use. Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in
benchmark, and the results are alright for this test, still able to average above 60
FPS at ultra settings. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was another that
was tested with the built in benchmark, and the frame rates seem alright given that I
don’t think you necessarily need high FPS to enjoy the game, but nothing amazing. Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive
replay, so this should be a worst case scenario, these results are not the same as actually
playing the game which would result in higher performance. I use this test as it’s reproducible,
and easy to compare with my other videos. Watch Dogs 2 is a demanding game, but as it
doesn’t seem to need a high frame rate to play I have no trouble playing at ultra settings,
anything above 30 FPS as long as the 1% low isn’t too terrible runs fine for me. Ghost Recon is another demanding game and
was tested using the built in benchmark, and we’re seeing alright frame rates for this
game at very high and below, pretty typical results for laptop hardware which rarely sees
good results with ultra. The Witcher 3 played great at anything below
Ultra, it felt a bit choppy at ultra settings at times but otherwise no issues at the other
levels, shown by the increase in frame rates. DOOM was tested using Vulkan, and the game
played smoothly even at ultra settings, with the 1% low higher than the refresh rate of
my 60Hz panel and averaging up to 120 FPS at low settings. Shadow of war was tested with the built in
benchmark, and the results here seem pretty good with over 100 FPS possible at low settings
or below. Ashes of the Singularity was also tested with
the built in benchmark, and I found it interesting that the crazy and extreme results were close
together, while the high and standard were then also pretty close. All of the games tested were easily playable,
with decent frame rates and good settings thanks to the Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics and
i7-8750H CPU. The results were a bit lower compared to many other laptops I’ve tested
with the same specs that have a dual channel memory configuration though, so consider buying
it with dual channel if possible, or look at upgrading to a second stick later in future
if you want to boost performance. I didn’t test dual channel as I don’t have spare
memory, and if the laptop was sent over like this then it’s likely a common configuration
that you’ll actually be able to buy. I haven’t yet tested undervolting or overclocking,
as this will vary between laptops based on the hardware, but I’ll cover those in future
videos along with detailed temperature testing, this is just how the laptop performs out of
the box in a number of different games, as this is likely how most people will probably
end up using it, but don’t worry though I’ll definitely cover the more advanced
stuff too. So how do you guys think the ASUS TUF FX505
gaming laptop did in these games? Although it was still capable of playing all these
games with good settings and frame rates, a dual channel memory configuration most likely
would have helped it perform even better. Let me know what you guys thought down in
the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe for the full review of the ASUS TUF FX505
gaming laptop as well as future tech videos like this one.

100 thoughts on “ASUS TUF FX505 Gaming Benchmarks – 16 Games Tested!

  1. Can you do a review for Gigabyte Sabre 15 (2018): i7-8750H, GTX 1050, RGB Key with cheap price. I cant find review for sabre 15 (2018). Maybe you can be the first one. Thanks

  2. Woah the single channel is really crippling the FPS. But the icing on the cake is that 60hz panel… Pretty stupid for ASUS to ship a 1060gtx on a 60hz panel, Makes getting Dual Channel pretty worthless.

  3. Hi Jarrod. Can you suggest me the better laptop between msi gs65 gtx1060 and Asus rog scar 2 gl504gm… I m not a hardcore gamers but I do some 3ds max and cad stuff. Still I ll be buying the laptop next month. Btw is a gtx1060 is a good option or should I go for something 1070 or 1070max q .keep in mind that I ll be using it for next 3 years.. thanks

  4. Awesome video mate!!…is it safe to close the laptop lid while connected to the montior? Also can you please have GTA V in ur testing list

  5. Should I buy this laptop mostly for light gaming (Lol/Fortnite/cs go)and some basic programming stuff or should i go for msi gl63 with gtx 1050 ti? tell me how the cooling works are the temps okay for more than 2-3hrs?

  6. So is the Asus TUF FX705GM the same? I’m confused can you tell me what’s different and maybe a review on it later?

  7. hello jarrod.i have the fx 705 and the gpu never maxes out , i only get about 60/70 fps on csgo. do u have any solutions ??

  8. Would you recommend getting a 17 inch variant for light gaming? I want it to be futureproof in esports titles, and usable in the workplace. Is the lack of usb-c really that much of a hassle?

  9. Anyone else have issue with driver when laptop was bought? Have ASUS TUF FX705 and for some reason can't install latest Nvidia drivers for GTX 1060. I uninstalled what was re-install when Windows was setup on first day but since then can only use windows drivers for GTX 1060. Message I'm getting is "This NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows.
    " and latest Windows update are installed via windows update from settings (version 1803). Any suggestions?

  10. Why isn't this model sold on Amazon? Is it because of the problems with the 504? I want to see user reviews.

  11. I just bough this and from the device manager, display adapters says it has both intel UHD graphics 630 and the gtx 1060. What does it mean by this, how do I make it use the gtx1060 on all games ? tia

  12. I was gonna choose this over the dell g7, but it has no usb c or a usb c thunderbolt port. Bummer. I was gonna hook an external gpu

  13. I need some different opinions to see if they all agree. I bought this laptop to stream with. I also asked this same question on another site and someone said “the graphics card is weak”. Is this a good pc to stream with?

  14. Dedicated Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics

    Ryzen 5 quad core processor

    8GB of DDR4 RAM

    1TB hard drive with a 256GB SSD

    I don't know anything about laptop specs being a console gamer so can anyone tell me how the above specs differ to the specs of the FX505 tested in this video? How much worse would it run the tested games?

  15. I do have this laptop but with lower-grade GPU (FX505GD with GTX1050M, though the CPU is the same). The model you reviewed must've been FX505GM.

    I do expect less powerful gaming performance on my machine compared to this (probably – 5 to – 20 FPS depending on the game, but I'm sure still they'll still go over 30 for the games you've benchmarked … Though I do have a plan to overclock the GPU) but I'm not that hardcore of a gamer (Being busy in college and all) so I'm cool with what I have 🙂

  16. Does the fx705 being bigger has better cooling, extra ports on motherboard or any other benefit of being big?

  17. Should I get this Laptop or the ACER Nitro 5? I’m planning to get a laptop for studies and gaming in the side…

  18. I've been thinking about buying this laptop for a while now but in the amd version. Do you have a review about it? Just asking for a friend

  19. I've been comparing the benchmarks in this video with the ones in the DELL G3 video and the g3 did better in more games. Which makes the choice more difficult..what would you suggest, I can get the G3 i7, 1060 max q 8 gb ram for 800 pounds here in UK or the ASUS Tuf fx505 or fx705 with i7, 1060 and 8 gb of ram for about 930-940 pounds, is it worth to spend more for the ASUS which underperformed in your benchmarks ?

  20. Thank you for your information.İ was thinking to buy this laptop at 2019 i was curious.Should i buy it with 144 hz?

  21. hello man I am from chile can you help me to decide with this two notebook please
    1) -> Asus® Notebook Gamer FX505GD Intel i5-8300H NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB 15.6" FHD 60Hz 1TB 8GB Windows 10 Grey FX505GD-BQ279T
    2)- Notebook Gamer Lenovo Legion Y730 Intel Core i5 8va Generación, 24GB, 1TB, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 15,6” Full HD


  22. Hi there, I've got a question.. so the msi gp63 with i7 and 1060 gtx 6gb (same specification) is more powerful than this laptop? Coz I was watching reviews of those two and each game there is a difference 10-15 fps(msi gp63 was ahead of asus)… so which one I better? Is it a configuration problem?

  23. Have you ever got the blue screen of death after playing a game, i just bought one of these laptops and after i play house flipper on steam the pc freezes and the blue screen comes up and says thread stuck in device driver….grrrr it is so frustrating….have you ever seen this…

  24. I'd love to see this compared against the acer predator 300.helios I7 16gb 1060gtx model for performance and price comparison 👍

  25. hi Jarrod, I just bought this computer with these specs:
    32GB RAM
    GTX1060 6GB
    But yet im running at around 60-80fps in csgo while in game(in default high settings), unlike your review of over 100+fps. May i know whats wrong? I have also already set the fps_maxx to 0 already

  26. I practically know nothing when it comes to specs. How well would this type of laptop handle Sims 4 with all of the expansions and some custom content?

  27. I bought this laptop a few weeks ago and I want to upgrade it to dual channel memory but I need to first be able to make a convincing argument for my parents to pay for the extra ram. Could you tell me some good arguments to go from single to dual channel memory Jarrod? Btw you're video on dual vs single channel memory convinced me to make the choice and I love your style and the way you present your videos. Keep up the great work 🙂

  28. I cant believe dota 2 cannot reach 100+ fps, so it is better to pick ryzen 3750h 1660ti, right?

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