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Asus TUF FX705GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

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Despite cutting multiple corners, the Asus TUF FX705 is an interesting gaming notebook with a proficient residue of toll and performance. Find out in this review where the 17-inch model shines and which weaknesses have to be taken into business relationship.


Whereas the Asus ROG series is aimed at passionate gamers with a decent budget, the relatively new TUF series (The Ultimate Force) is meant for price-conscious players. Asus has already supplied u.s. with the newcomer FX705 before the official launch date.

In usual Asus mode, the 17-inch gaming notebook will be available in different variants. Depending on the model, it is equipped with either a 60 or a 144 Hz Total-Hard disk drive panel. The processor choices are a Cadre i5-8300H and a Core i7-8750H. Both CPUs are based on Intel’s latest Java-Lake generation. An Nvidia Pascal chip handles demanding graphics calculations. Unlike the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, both of which can be considered (upper) mid-range, the GeForce GTX 1060 is a high-end card. Delight note: According to the data sheet, information technology has 3 or 6 GB of GDDR5-VRAM, depending on the seller’southward region.

Unfortunately, it gets even more complicated and confusing for customers. As with the video memory, at that place are multiple cases equally well. Here, the differences are not only limited to the chapeau (metallic vs. plastic), but also extend to the keyboard. Specifically, the “plastic edition” has to make practice with red instead of RGB LEDs. The pattern pinnacle is dissimilar equally well.

Our review is based on the top model FX705GM, which tries to catch the centre of prospective buyers with a Cadre i7-8750H, a GeForce GTX 1060 with half dozen GB of VRAM, an SSD-HDD combo (256 GB SSD +1 TB HDD), a 144 Hz screen and the higher quality chassis.

Retentiveness

32 GB

, 2x xvi GB So-DIMM DDR4-2666, dual-channel, all slots occupied

Brandish

17.thirty inch sixteen:9, 1920 10 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D), IPS, Total-Hard disk drive, 144 Hz, glossy: no

Storage

WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G, 256 GB

, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW, 256 GB NVMe-SSD + Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST1000LM049, 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm. Slots: 1x Yard.two type 2280 & 1x ii.5 inch

Weight

2.753 kg ( = 97.xi oz / 6.07 pounds), Power Supply: 439 g ( = fifteen.49 oz / 0.97 pounds)

Note: The manufacturer may use components from unlike suppliers including brandish panels, drives or retentivity sticks with similar specifications.

The FX705 has a premium appeal cheers to the metallic hat. Even though the base of operations unit of measurement is made of plastic, it also looks like aluminum due to the brushed finish. The entire chassis receives a positive verdict for sturdiness. The surfaces do non yield, fifty-fifty nether a lot of force per unit area.

We were specially fond of the thin brandish bezels that were about able to reduce the dimensions downwards to the level of a fifteen-inch notebook. With a width of 40 cm (~fifteen.8 in) and a depth of 27.ix cm (~xi in), the FX705 is surprisingly meaty for a 17-inch device. For comparison: At 41.ii x 28.5 cm (~xvi.two x 11.2 in), the competing MSI GS73 8RF is significantly larger. The aforementioned holds true for the Schenker XMG A707 (41.9 x 28.ix cm /~xvi.5 x 11.4 in) and the Acer Predator Helios 300 (43.ii x 29.0 cm /~17 x 11.iv in). The design height tells a unlike story. While 2.7 cm (~1.1 in) are neither thick by any stretch nor the worst value, past now at that place are far thinner devices, although this often negatively impacts cooling performance. As well, the weight of 2.75 kg (~six lb) is neither very low-cal nor very heavy.

As for the design, Asus has made an effort to find a skillful compromise between playfulness and elegance. Even though the case has numerous pattern and texture accents, the look does non appear too “geeky”. We practise non have many reasons to complain most the hinges either, since they do a good job (i-handed opening is possible). The workmanship could exist better even so. As for our press sample, which does non necessarily correspond the final level of production, the transition betwixt the lid and the display edge was crude. The quality of the case is advisable with respect to the price all the same.
















432 mm / 17 inch 290 mm / 11.4 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch two.ix kg 6.42 lbs 419 mm / 16.v inch 289 mm / 11.4 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.9 kg vi.36 lbs 414 mm / 16.3 inch 279.iv mm / 11 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2.ix kg half-dozen.33 lbs 412 mm / 16.ii inch 285 mm / 11.two inch 19.6 mm / 0.772 inch 2.iv kg 5.31 lbs 400 mm / 15.7 inch 279 mm / xi inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.8 kg vi.07 lbs

Connectivity

Buyers will have to compromise when information technology comes to port selection. In order to reduce product costs, Asus not only forgoes a card reader, merely also the otherwise common Mini DisplayPort. It also lacks a Thunderbolt 3 port. Even more vexing, the FX705 does non fifty-fifty have a USB type-C 3.1 Gen2 port. The iii available USB ports all adhere to the type-A (2x 3.0 and 3.1 Gen1 & 1x 2.0) standard. External displays are connected via the HDMI two.0 port, headsets and microphones tin can be connected to the audio jack. There is also an on-board network connectedness for RJ45 cables.

Correct-handed users will be particularly happy about the distribution of ports. Since all of the ports except for the Kensington Lock slot accept been placed on the left side, mouse movements are not restricted in whatsoever way.

Asus deserves praise for the Wi-Fi performance. The FX705 is able to evangelize excellent data transfer rates thanks to the brand-new Intel Wireless AC-9560 chip. 700 Mbit/southward more or less constitute the peak value that current laptops manage to reach in our Wi-Fi examination (at 1m/~three ft distance to the reference router Linksys EA8500).

As far as our test device is concerned, in that location is significantly less software than on ROG-serial representatives. The installed fan controls are among the near important features. Buyers tin choose between three unlike profiles using a shortcut (Fn + F5), namely Silent, Balanced and Overboost. All of the measurements in this article have been made on the medium setting, which is called Balanced. In the other two modes, many results volition vary widely (key word noise level).

The scope of delivery of the printing sample merely includes the power supply. The maximum configuration of the TUF FX705 uses a 180-watt model with an estimate weight of 0.4 kg (~0.88 lb) and the dimensions sixteen x 7.5 ten ii.5 cm (~half dozen.30 ten ii.95 ten 0.98 in) is used.

Maintenance of the 17-inch model has proven to exist annihilation but exciting. After removing xi Phillips screws, the entire bottom can be removed with some force (or a small lever tool). On the inside, there are two DDR4-RAM slots (SO-DIMM format), an M.2 slot and a ii.v-inch slot, all of which were occupied on our test device. The cooling solution consists of two fans also as several metal structures and oestrus pipes. The oestrus pipes run beyond the soldered-on CPU and GPU. As with most Laptops from more contempo years, the battery is but accessible from the inside.

Keyboard

The keyboard of the FX705 is based on the Scar edition of the more expensive GL504. This non simply includes the layout (with, for example, secluded pointer keys), simply also the special WASD keys, which are mainly directed at shooter fans. The typing experience is somewhere between soft and hard and primarily reminded u.s. of MSI keyboards. Inputs on GE and GS series notebooks feel very like.

The FX705 has to concede points when it comes to the lighting. Even though the 17-inch laptop is, as mentioned, equipped with RGB lighting, it is somewhat lacking in terms of intensity and evenness (the F10 key was extremely poorly illuminated), fifty-fifty at the highest setting.

Touchpad

Equally for the mouse substitute, Asus has followed the current tendency and installed a ClickPad without dedicated keys in the FX705. Fingers comfortably glide across the touchpad (as long as they are dry out and non greasy) due to the smooth surface. The touchpad is besides helpful for the supported gestures, which can be used to quickly zoom into and scroll through web pages and documents. We were less pleased with its precision, which could be slightly meliorate. All things considered, the input devices all the same perform well, even though they practise not quite make the very height of the listing.

While other budget gaming notebooks only offer a 60 Hz brandish, the FX705 configuration we tested has a 144 Hz panel installed. The B173HAN04.0 from AU Optronics (AUO409D) has impressively low response times. 7.4 ms gray-to-greyness and 10 ms black-to-white are pretty good values for the notebook segment, although the MSI GS73 and the in-firm competition Asus GL703 have low switching times also.

236
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
236
cd/k²
225
cd/m²
234
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
208
cd/g²
225
cd/grand²
215
cd/m²

Distribution of brightness

AU Optronics B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D)

X-Rite i1Pro 2

Maximum: 246 cd/m² (Nits) Boilerplate: 228.1 cd/thou² Minimum: thirteen cd/1000²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 205 cd/m²

Contrast: 1170:ane (Blackness: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.xvi | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 2.02
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
89% sRGB (Argyll 1.six.three 3D)
58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
63.viii% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll two.two.0 3D)
88.viii% sRGB (Argyll 2.two.0 3D)
62.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.46

Asus TUF FX705GM
AU Optronics B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D), IPS, 1920×1080
Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
Chi Mei CMN1747 M173JJE-G32, TN LED, 1920×1080
MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
CMN N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN, 1920×1080
Schenker XMG A707 Java Lake
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF5 (LGD056D), IPS, 1920×1080
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF5 (LGD056D), IPS, 1920×1080
Display

30%

31%

-1%

1%

Brandish P3 Coverage

62.iv

xc

44%

xc.8

46%

66.1

6%

67.1

eight%

sRGB Coverage

88.eight

100

thirteen%

99.9

thirteen%

84.4

-five%

86.i

-3%

AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage

63.viii

84.8

33%

85.8

34%

61.vii

-3%

63

-1%

Response Times

iv%

17%

-281%

-253%

Response Time Grey 50% / Gray 80% *

7.4 ?(3.8, iii.6)

eight.8 ?(4.4, four.iv)

-19%

7.eight ?(4.4, 3.4)

-five%

39.2 ?(xx.iv, xviii.eight)

-430%

36 ?(eighteen.8, 17.2)

-386%

Response Fourth dimension Black / White *

10 ?(iv.eight, 5.two)

7.four ?(five.two, two.2)

26%

half dozen.two ?(4.four, ane.8)

38%

23.ii ?(10.8, 12.4)

-132%

22 ?(10.4, 11.6)

-120%

PWM Frequency

25510 ?(15)

25510 ?(14)

119000 ?(ninety)

122000 ?(95)

Screen

-33%

-15%

-61%

-68%

Brightness middle

234

297.8

27%

262

12%

362

55%

365

56%

Brightness

228

285

25%

261

14%

350

54%

341

50%

Brightness Distribution

85

84

-one%

94

11%

91

7%

89

5%

Blackness Level *

0.two

0.33

-65%

0.ii

-0%

0.29

-45%

0.32

-60%

Contrast

1170

902

-23%

1310

12%

1248

7%

1141

-2%

Colorchecker dE 2000 *

ii.16

3.68

-70%

iii.96

-83%

6.06

-181%

6.51

-201%

Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *

3.39

7.71

-127%

7.29

-115%

xi.vi

-242%

12.32

-263%

Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *

2.02

2.71

-34%

ii.18

-8%

3.13

-55%

2.ix

-44%

Greyscale dE 2000 *

ii

5

-150%

three.09

-55%

7.22

-261%

seven.65

-283%

Gamma

two.46
89%

2.06
107%

two.48
89%

2.51
88%

2.64
83%

CCT

6394
102%

6728
97%

6977
93%

7659
85%

8066
81%

Color Infinite (Per centum of AdobeRGB 1998)

58

84.77

46%

76

31%

55

-five%

56

-3%

Color Infinite (Percentage of sRGB)

89

99.97

12%

100

12%

84

-6%

86

-3%

Total Average (Plan / Settings)

0%
/
-16%

11%
/
-three%

-114%
/
-77%

-107%
/
-78%

* … smaller is improve

Great: In social club to improve color fidelity and color accuracy, Asus has pre-calibrated the panel. While this stride improves the paradigm quality out of the box, the tradeoff is a massively decreased luminosity. Just below 230 cd/m² is a very low value and does non go far well-suited to outdoor use, a fact that becomes credible from the pictures beneath and one that is farther exacerbated in battery mode, where the brightness is fifty-fifty lower.

The dissimilarity ratio does not warrant criticism. The FX705 easily surpasses the 1000:1-marking, which is not a given. The color space coverage can exist considered upper mid-range. At 89% sRGB and 58% AdobeRGB it is slightly ahead of the Schenker XMG A707 and the Acer Predator Helios 300, simply backside the Asus Strix GL703GM and the MSI GS73 8RF, both of which encompass 100% of the sRGB colour space.

Users who are worried about screen haemorrhage tin breathe hands: Our test device did not exhibit halation, despite the rather mediocre illumination (85%). As per usual with IPS-displays, the viewing angles were good.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to modify from 1 color to the side by side. Slow response times can atomic number 82 to afterimages and can cause moving objects to announced blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.


Response Time Black to White
x ms
… ascent ↗ and fall ↘ combined
↗ 4.8 ms ascension
↘ 5.ii ms fall
The screen shows skillful response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 17 % of all devices are improve.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.viii ms).

Response Time 50% Gray to 80% Grey
seven.4 ms
… rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined
↗ 3.8 ms rise
↘ three.half-dozen ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are improve.
This ways that the measured response time is better than the boilerplate of all tested devices (36 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will just cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession – a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the man eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.

Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the brandish. If PWM was detected, an average of 19625 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

In its maximum configuration, the TUF FX705 represents a rock-solid gaming notebook. The Core i7-8750H and the 32 GB of DDR4-RAM (which is likely to only be 16 GB at maximum in Germany) come with enough reserves to final for years to come. The GeForce GTX 1060 will likely get obsolete sooner, even though the operation is currently sufficient for loftier to maximum details – at to the lowest degree at the native Total-HD resolution.

Intel’s Cadre i7-8750H is one of the most popular notebook CPUs. The half dozen-core chip contains ix MB of L3 cache and is able to process up to 12 threads in parallel thanks to Hyperthreading. The Coffee-Lake chip has a 45-watt TDP.

The FX705 left a very good impression in the benchmarks. Both the Cinebench R15 multi-core test and the Cinebench R11.5 multi-core test identify the 17-inch device up to 10% higher up the 8750H-competition.

However, Intel’south notebook six-cores are infamous for their inability to maintain their automatic turbo’southward maximum level for more a brusk menstruation of time. The Asus reckoner suffers the same fate. In the get-go Cinebench loop, the cadre clock already dropped from 3.9 GHz at the offset to iii.0 GHz, leading to an overall score that was around ten% lower. Although as mentioned earlier, the FX705 is not alone in this. Competing devices level off at an fifty-fifty lower average score.

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Cinebench R11.v CPU Single 64Bit

2 Points

Cinebench R11.v CPU Multi 64Bit

12.79 Points

Cinebench R15 CPU Unmarried 64Bit

175 Points

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

1137 Points

Help

As expected, the system functioning is first-class. While the 17-inch model ranges betwixt the Asus GL703GM (five.525 points) and the Schenker XMG A707 (iv.734 points) in the PCMark 10 exam, it manages to claim first place among its competitors in the PCMark 8 Work test (2nd identify @Home test). Since Windows has been installed on a solid-state drive, the operating system feels smooth and mostly reacts lightning-fast.

PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP




5371
Points
∼100%


+fifteen%

Boilerplate of form
Gaming

(3570 – 6657, n=42, final 2 years)


















5000
Points
∼93%


+vii%

Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G




4660
Points
∼87%

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP




4393
Points
∼82%


-half dozen%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Hynix HFS128G39TND




4253
Points
∼79%


-9%

Schenker XMG A707 Java Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB




4196
Points
∼78%


-10%

Work Score Accelerated v2
Average of class
Gaming

(4622 – 7104, n=42, final 2 years)


















5874
Points
∼100%


+three%

Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G




5719
Points
∼97%

Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP




5528
Points
∼94%


-iii%

Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB




5389
Points
∼92%


-6%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Hynix HFS128G39TND




5347
Points
∼91%


-7%

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP




5323
Points
∼91%


-7%

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2 4660 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2 5719 points
PCMark ten Score 5169 points

Assist

The storage solution has a big surprise in store. The FX705 is ane of the outset devices to receive a Western Digital SSD. The same company has made a name for itself with HDDs in the past. The 256 GB model chosen by Asus is called PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1002 and comes in the M.2-2280 format.

The solid-state drive easily outperforms SATA-3 models thank you to PCIe and NVMe engineering (see results of the Acer Predator Helios 300). The WDC model has a much harder time against other PCIe drives. Here, information technology achieves a lower terminal score in the Every bit SSD criterion than both the Samsung PM961 (Asus GL703 & MSI GS73) and the Samsung 970 EVO (Schenker XMG A707). Subjectively however, buyers will probable notice piffling to no difference.

CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1704 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1301 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 321.iii MB/south

CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 282.8 MB/s

CDM v Read Seq: 1325 MB/s

CDM 5 Write Seq: 1295 MB/s

CDM v/6 Read 4K: 41.46 MB/s

CDM five/half-dozen Write 4K: 104.two MB/south

Sequential Read: 1571MB/south

Sequential Write: 1236MB/due south

Access Fourth dimension Read: 0.106ms

Admission Time Write: 0.036ms

If you wish to play electric current triple-A games with good graphics, you should cull the FX705 with the GTX 1060 instead of the GTX 1050 (Ti). The DirectX-12 model from Nvidia’s Pascal generation comes with 1,280 shaders and marks the kickoff of the high-cease segment. It accesses its 6 GB GDDR5-VRAM through a 192-bit interface.

Even though the clock speed behavior does not show any anomalies, the 3D performance is e’er so slightly worse than on other laptops with an i7-8750H and a GTX 1060. The Asus GL703GM, for example, manages a half-dozen% higher GPU score in 3DMark eleven (the installation of 3DMark xiii kept crashing with an error bulletin). The deficit of the FX705 might be connected to the preinstalled driver, which may not have been perfectly optimized.

3DMark xi Performance 13450 points

Assist

The 17-inch notebook was able to complete the gaming stress examination without whatever bug. The core clock of the GeForce GTX 1060 was at 1,645 MHz after runningThe Witcher 3 for threescore minutes. We measured the same average value in the Unigine Heaven iv.0 benchmark. The turbo spectrum of the GTX 1060 nether load ranges from 1,405 MHz (base clock) to upward to i,911 MHz (maximum overclock).

0 5 10 15 twenty 25 30 35 40 45 50 Tooltip

The FX705 is able to stomach almost all games at high to maximum details, every bit long as no QHD or UHD brandish is used. Only the almost enervating or poorly optimized titles (such asAssassin’s Creed Odyssey) push the GeForce GTX 1060 to its limits.

The Witcher 3
1920×1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Boilerplate of class
Gaming

(17.5 – 268, n=165, last 2 years)


















167.ii
fps
∼100%


+153%

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H




91.6
fps
∼55%


+38%

Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H




66.2
fps
∼40%

Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H




58.eight
fps
∼35%


-xi%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H




46.7
fps
∼28%


-29%

Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H




44.6
fps
∼27%


-33%

1920×1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of course
Gaming

(8.61 – 130.6, n=220, last two years)


















91.6
fps
∼100%


+151%

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H




49.six
fps
∼54%


+36%

Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H




41
fps
∼45%


+12%

Asus TUF FX705GM
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H




36.v
fps
∼twoscore%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H




26
fps
∼28%


-29%

Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H




24.seven
fps
∼27%


-32%

If you desire to be even more future-proof, you tin can cull a GTX 1070 or GTX 1070 Max-Q based laptop, such as the MSI GS73. The latter is more than 30% faster in
The Witcher 3 (49.6 vs. 36.v FPS @Full-HD/Ultra). Meanwhile, notebooks with a GTX 1050 Ti fall far behind. The Acer Helios 300 and the Schenker XMG A707 perform worse by around thirty% in the open-world RPG.

The noise emission category constitutes ane of the biggest weaknesses of the FX705. Even though both of the instance’s fans stay quiet or completely deactivated during idle, they often spin-up during small and medium tasks such equally the starting of programs, installations, updates, web activities and playing videos. At 44 dB(A) it, together with the Schenker XMG A707, achieves the worst issue in the test.

The state of affairs is non ideal under load either. 46-50 dB(A) is somewhere betwixt clearly audible and downright annoying, making the utilise of a headset appropriate. But the Acer Predator Helios 300 was fifty-fifty louder during the stress test.

Racket Level

Idle

32 / 33 / 44 dB(A)

HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
46 / l dB(A)
red to green bar

xxx dB
silent

40 dB(A)
audible

50 dB(A)
loud

min:
dark, med:
mid, max:
lightAudix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29 dB(A)

Asus TUF FX705GM
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Average of class
Gaming
Noise

8%

half dozen%

4%

7%

12%

off / surroundings *

29

28.six

1%

30

-3%

29

-0%

29

-0%

24.6 ?(21.8 – 30.5, northward=171, terminal 2 years)

15%

Idle Minimum *

32

29.4

8%

xxx

half-dozen%

31

3%

29

9%

26.iii ?(21.9 – 41.vi, due north=171, last 2 years)

18%

Idle Average *

33

29.four

11%

34

-3%

32

iii%

31

six%

28.2 ?(21.9 – 42.i, n=171, last 2 years)

fifteen%

Idle Maximum *

44

33.seven

23%

36

18%

44

-0%

33

25%

32.3 ?(21.9 – 57, n=171, terminal 2 years)

27%

Load Boilerplate *

46

41.2

10%

43

7%

44

four%

45

2%

44.7 ?(26.eight – 63, n=171, final 2 years)

3%

Witcher three ultra *

48

47.3

i%

45

6%

42

12%

45

half dozen%

Load Maximum *

50

48.3

3%

45

10%

46

8%

51

-ii%

52.9 ?(xl – 68.two, northward=172, terminal two years)

-6%

* … smaller is better

The laptop is competitive in terms of case temperatures. Up to thirty °C (86 °F) during idle and 54 °C (~129.2 °F) under full load are normal values for a gaming notebook and close to those of the competition.

We tested the state of the hardware using the tools FurMark & Prime95. The result: While the Core i7-8750H kept its turbo active (fifty-fifty if only effectually 2.5 GHz), the GeForce GTX 1060 throttled to around ane,190 MHz. In turn, at a maximum of 85 instead of 88 °C (~185 instead of 190.4 °F), the GPU stayed slightly cooler.

49 °C
120 F
51 °C
124 F
54 °C
129 F
41 °C
106 F
48 °C
118 F
45 °C
113 F
28 °C
82 F
31 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
Maximum: 54 °C = 129 F
Average: 42 °C = 108 F
53 °C
127 F
46 °C
115 F
47 °C
117 F
51 °C
124 F
40 °C
104 F
39 °C
102 F
29 °C
84 F
24 °C
75 F
30 °C
86 F
Maximum: 53 °C = 127 F
Average: 39.9 °C = 104 F

Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-900

27 °C
81 F
xxx °C
86 F
27 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
30 °C
86 F
29 °C
84 F
24 °C
75 F
26 °C
79 F
26 °C
79 F
Maximum: xxx °C = 86 F
Boilerplate: 27.3 °C = 81 F
28 °C
82 F
28 °C
82 F
29 °C
84 F
30 °C
86 F
30 °C
86 F
27 °C
81 F
23 °C
73 F
23 °C
73 F
24 °C
75 F
Maximum: 30 °C = 86 F
Average: 26.ix °C = fourscore F

Power Supply (max.)  25 °C = 77 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-900

45 °C
113 F
51 °C
124 F
50 °C
122 F
38 °C
100 F
46 °C
115 F
43 °C
109 F
26 °C
79 F
29 °C
84 F
30 °C
86 F
Maximum: 51 °C = 124 F
Average: 39.8 °C = 104 F
49 °C
120 F
44 °C
111 F
44 °C
111 F
48 °C
118 F
39 °C
102 F
35 °C
95 F
24 °C
75 F
24 °C
75 F
27 °C
81 F
Maximum: 49 °C = 120 F
Boilerplate: 37.1 °C = 99 F

Ability Supply (max.)  44 °C = 111 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-900

(-)
The boilerplate temperature for the upper side nether maximal load is 42 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 33.viii °C / 93 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-)
The maximum temperature on the upper side is 54 °C / 129 F, compared to the average of 40.4 °C / 105 F, ranging from 21.2 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-)
The lesser heats up to a maximum of 53 °C / 127 F, compared to the average of 43.three °C / 110 F
(+)
In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.3 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 33.eight °C / 93 F.
(-)
Playing The Witcher iii, the average temperature for the upper side is 39.8 °C / 104 F, compared to the device average of 33.eight °C / 93 F.
(+)
The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31 °C / 87.8 F and are therefore absurd to the touch.

(±)
The average temperature of the palmrest expanse of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.four F (-1.9 °C / -3.four F).

Asus TUF FX705GM
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Average of class
Gaming
Estrus

-iii%

-viii%

-iv%

-0%

-2%

Maximum Upper Side *

54

54.half dozen

-1%

58

-7%

55

-2%

50

seven%

47.4 ?(31.three – 62, n=171, last ii years)

12%

Maximum Bottom *

53

41.2

22%

63

-xix%

49

8%

52

2%

51.6 ?(thirty – 68, n=171, concluding 2 years)

3%

Idle Upper Side *

thirty

35

-17%

32

-vii%

32

-7%

33

-x%

32.4 ?(21.two – 46, n=170, last ii years)

-eight%

Idle Bottom *

xxx

35.ii

-17%

30

-0%

34

-thirteen%

thirty

-0%

34 ?(24 – 46, n=170, last 2 years)

-13%

* … smaller is better

In that location is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to sound. Co-ordinate to our audio analysis, the audio stage lacks bass, which messes with the rest and somewhat marginalizes lower tones. The Strix GL703 proves that Asus can exercise better (see table). In general, games, musical pieces and movies sound tinny and mushy, which is why it would exist advisable to apply headphones or external speakers to consume media. Past the way, the ii speakers are located backside carmine grills on the sides.

dB(A) 0 10 twenty xxx 40 50 60 70 eighty 90 Deep Bass Middle Bass High Bass Lower Range Mids College Mids Lower Highs Mid Highs Upper Highs Super Highs 20 41.6 44.vii 25 37.3 38.4 31 31.6 30.vi forty 30.5 36.ii 50 26.2 29 63 25.eight 29.7 80 26.6 27.5 100 25.1 29.5 125 23.1 30.vii 160 21.2 forty 200 23.4 48.6 250 23.2 53.4 315 xx.4 56.1 400 xix.1 57.4 500 17.8 59.ii 630 17.8 64.4 800 16.ix 65.vi g 17.7 64.i 1250 17.ix 61.2 1600 17.seven 63.ix 2000 17.iii 66.1 2500 17.v 67.4 3150 17.v 66.7 4000 17.5 66.6 5000 17.6 64.1 6300 17.iii 62 8000 17.2 58.1 10000 17.1 55.v 12500 17.ane 48.8 16000 17.ane 48.7 SPL 29.9 76.four N 1.iii 37.8 median 17.7 median 59.2 Delta 1.7 7.9 40.6 39.1 33.8 36.4 32.vi 35.7 34.9 33.vii 32.2 33.6 31.5 35.7 32 38 31.2 43.four 28.8 47.7 28 56.6 28.four 60.1 26.9 62.nine 26.4 63 25.9 61.5 25.7 62.viii 24.9 66.8 24.6 69.2 24.3 67.half dozen 24 62.6 24.one 62.4 24 63.4 23.8 67.4 23.7 59.8 24 67.two 23.five 69.7 23.7 64.9 23.6 65.ix 23.6 57.8 23.5 52.7 23.6 46.2 36.3 77.eight 2.vii 44.iv median 24.1 median 62.8 1.three four.4 hearing range hibernate median Pinkish Noise Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)

Asus TUF FX705GM audio analysis

(±)
| speaker loudness is average but good (76 dB)
Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(-)
| nearly no bass – on average sixteen.1% lower than median
(±)
| linearity of bass is average (xi.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+)
| balanced mids – just four% away from median
(+)
| mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(±)
| higher highs – on boilerplate 5.i% higher than median
(+)
| highs are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(±)
| linearity of overall sound is average (xix.4% difference to median)
Compared to same course

»
71% of all tested devices in this form were better, 5% similar, 23% worse
»
The best had a delta of 6%, boilerplate was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested

»
47% of all tested devices were better, viii% similar, 46% worse
»
The best had a delta of 3%, boilerplate was 20%, worst was 65%

Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74 audio analysis

(-)
| not very loud speakers (69.vii dB)
Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(±)
| reduced bass – on average 7.3% lower than median
(±)
| linearity of bass is average (x.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+)
| balanced mids – only ii.2% away from median
(+)
| mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs ii – 16 kHz

(+)
| balanced highs – only 4.2% abroad from median
(±)
| linearity of highs is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(+)
| overall sound is linear (thirteen.ii% departure to median)
Compared to same class

»
22% of all tested devices in this course were meliorate, 6% similar, 72% worse
»
The all-time had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested

»
thirteen% of all tested devices were ameliorate, 2% similar, 85% worse
»
The all-time had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

In order to improve battery life and pricing, Asus scrapped Nvidia’s image improvement technology G-Sync and instead installed Optimus. The graphics switching feature allows the CPU-internal GPU (UHD Graphics 630) to take care of simple tasks such every bit role suites, video, and web, which significantly decreases energy consumption. At 13 to 24 watts during idle, the FX705 still consumes a lot more than power than many competitors. The MSI GS73, the Schenker XMG A707 and the Acer Helios 300 all consume less energy. During 3D utilize, comparison the values becomes hard due to different dGPUs. Here, the FX705 pulled between 106 and 179 watts out of the wall.

Asus TUF FX705GM
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Average of class
Gaming
Power Consumption

-xviii%

ten%

20%

36%

-12%

Idle Minimum *

13

18.88

-45%

viii

38%

11

15%

6

54%

14 ?(3 – 64, n=169, last two years)

-eight%

Idle Boilerplate *

17

24.36

-43%

xiv

eighteen%

14

18%

9

47%

18.8 ?(6.5 – 68.2, n=169, last two years)

-11%

Idle Maximum *

24

32.27

-34%

22

8%

20

17%

13

46%

26.half dozen ?(viii.9 – 76, n=168, concluding two years)

-11%

Load Average *

106

107.74

-2%

92

13%

96

ix%

95

10%

111.3 ?(45.ix – 202, northward=169, last 2 years)

-5%

Witcher three ultra *

151

142

half-dozen%

154

-two%

97

36%

102

32%

Load Maximum *

179

160.28

ten%

207

-16%

136

24%

134

25%

226 ?(63 – 401, due north=169, last 2 years)

-26%

* … smaller is better

We would depict the bombardment life as workable. For a high-end notebook, 4.v hours of surfing the web via Wi-Fi (luminosity reduced to 150 cd/m²) is an okay result. In ideal circumstances, which is to say low load and minimal brightness, the FX705 lasts up to six.five hours. Gaming sessions at maximum brightness frazzle the 64-Wh battery after about one-one.5 hours. Peak: 3D functioning barely drops in battery mode. The performance in
Witcher 3
decreased past around 10%.

Battery Runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness) 6h 20min
WiFi Websurfing 4h 32min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p 4h 20min
Load (maximum brightness) 1h 35min
Asus TUF FX705GM
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 64 Wh
Asus Strix GL703GM-DS74
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 74 Wh
MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 51 Wh
Schenker XMG A707 Coffee Lake
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, 62 Wh
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, 48 Wh
Average of class
Gaming
Battery Runtime

-21%

-24%

57%

41%

32%

Reader / Idle

380

320

-16%

346

-ix%

704

85%

710

87%

594 ?(57 – 1262, n=101, last 2 years)

56%

H.264

260

376 ?(56 – 809, n=78, terminal 2 years)

45%

WiFi v1.3

272

213

-22%

200

-26%

378

39%

354

30%

365 ?(57 – 710, due north=168, last 2 years)

34%

Load

95

lxx

-26%

threescore

-37%

141

48%

100

5%

88.2 ?(36 – 228, n=147, last 2 years)

-7%

Pros

+
RGB lighting

+
144-Hz console

+
NVMe-SSD

+
Slim bezels

Cons


lots of noise during 3D utilize


express port option


unimpressive sound

Asus TUF FX705GM, courtesy of Asus Germany
Asus TUF FX705GM, courtesy of Asus Germany

With the TUF series, Asus shows that potent gaming notebooks practise not take to be outrageously expensive.

Aside from the meager port selection (no card reader, no Thunderbolt iii, no USB 3.1 Gen2) and the mediocre sound, the FX705 does not exit many things to be desired. The 17-inch model shines with its lightning-fast and high dissimilarity ratio 144-Hz display, which is powered by a six-core processor and the well-performing GeForce GTX 1060.

Case and battery life are not too shabby either. The quality of the chassis should please most buyers. On height of that, gamers will be happy about the RGB lighting (Careful: There are two variants of the case with several differences; come across to a higher place).

Notwithstanding, there is a salubrious amount of competition in the 17-inch sector, such equally the MSI GS73, the Schenker XMG A707 and the Acer Predator Helios 300. While the last two of these notebooks vicious slightly behind in terms of score (82 instead of 83%), the MSI achieved a slightly better overall rating.



Asus TUF FX705GM



2018-10-xix
10/19/2018

v6(former)



Florian Glaser

Connectivity

52 /81 →
64%

Awarding Performance


98%

Gaming
– Weighted Average

Pricecompare

Florian Glaser, 2018-10-16 (Update: 2019-02-26)

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