Las Vegas, CES (January 6, 2019) — ASUS unveils new TUF Gaming FX505DY and TUF Gaming FX705DY laptops that are the first to feature the latest Ryzen™ 5 3550H processor from AMD®, up to 32GB of RAM and a range of storage options. TUF Gaming pairs this new platform with discrete Radeon™ graphics tightly coupled to vivid FreeSync™ displays. Slim bezels frame the NanoEdge displays to further enhance immersion and shrink the overall footprint, while the reinforced chassis help the machines survive everyday life. Intelligently designed and carefully built, TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY balance performance, battery life, and affordability to provide a better gaming experience.

TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops take Ryzen and FreeSync on the road

AMD’s Ryzen processors have taken desktops by storm, and we’re excited to have TUF Gaming laptops lead the deployment of the newest version. Otherwise known as Picasso, this 2nd Gen Ryzen™ Mobile APU is built with industry-leading 12nm technology. The Ryzen 5 3550H chip powering the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY boasts four cores and eight threads that deliver capable performance for popular games and everyday work.

Multithreaded performance is particularly strong, yet the processor fits into a 35W power envelope that doesn’t compromise battery life.

Radeon Vega-based integrated graphics allow the APU to power the laptop all on its own, which helps conserve power and extend battery life to over seven hours of 1080p video playback on TUF Gaming FX705DY and nearly six hours on FX505DY. Discrete GPUs are where it’s at for proper gaming so when it’s time to play, AMD Switchable Graphics tech automatically activates the laptop’s discrete Radeon RX 560X. The GPU pumps out smooth frame rates in mainstays like Fortnite and Overwatch plus in eSports classics like League of Legends and Dota 2.

Smart gamers know that the GPU is only half the battle when it comes to a smooth gaming experience. All your graphics power is for naught if the display misses the mark. Performance varies constantly depending on the game and what’s happening at any given moment, but the displays on most affordable gaming laptops are stuck with a fixed refresh rate. The TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops use FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to match the display’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate. Synchronizing these components eliminates visual tearing, cuts input lag, and reduces stuttering to heighten your overall gaming experience.

The TUF Gaming FX505DY packs a 15.6” Full HD IPS-level display, while the TUF Gaming FX705DY stretches to 17.3”. Choose your own adventure: more compact and portable or more expansive and immersive. Both are surrounded by narrow bezels that focus your attention on the game instead of the frame around it, and wide viewing angles keep the colors vivid even if you’re sitting off to one side while playing with a friend.

Refresh rate is where the two deviate. Although both offer panels that operate within a FreeSync range of 40-60Hz, only the TUF Gaming 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. Go with the 120Hz alternative if you prefer fast-paced shooters like CS:GO and Overwatch.

Keeping it cool and strong

When the action heats up, you want your laptop to stay cool, so we pay special attention ensure the thermal solution keeps internal temperatures in check and maintains consistent performance over time.

Our HyperCool technology keeps the CPU and GPU cool with independent fans for each chip. As the fans spin, special anti-dust tunnels on the edges of the housing catch and direct particles out of the laptop to prevent them from clogging up the cooling. This prevents dirt from building up on the heatsinks and exhaust grills, which can impede cooling enough to affect not only performance, but also long-term reliability and stability.

Regardless of the color and material, the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G standards for toughness. Strenuous testing ensures they can withstand extreme environments, ambient vibration, and accidental knocks. Both models shrug off short drops to a desk, and the FX505DY is certified to survive higher falls. The hexagonal design on the bottom of the laptops adds structural rigidity and deserves some of the credit for their toughness.

Kitted out for combat

Gaming is harder on a laptop’s keys than regular typing, so make sure the keyboard is worthy of the TUF Gaming name. Our HyperStrike deck brings a desktop-inspired layout with separated blocks of function keys for easier recognition, a wider space bar that offers a bigger target for your thumb, a full numpad for faster number crunching even on the 15” model, and offset arrow keys that you can’t miss even when flying blind. Curved caps cup your fingertips to help keep them locked on the controls, while highlighted WASD keys make it easier to find your way home.

A backlight is a must whether you’re taking notes in a dark lecture hall or staying up beyond a reasonable hour for just one more round. Red Matter versions of the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY bring a red glow that mirrors their trim, while Gold Steel models feature customizable RGB lighting. You can tweak RGB colors and effects with our Armoury Crate utility, which unifies vital functions like lighting control, system monitoring, and configurable game profiles that automatically load your preferred system settings.

Plugged in and ready to play

The TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY are well equipped for setting up anywhere. If you’re out and about, you can connect wirelessly via the integrated 802.11ac WiFi. Crowded places can be distracting when you’re trying to focus, but great audio can be a big help for drowning out distractions or even just cranking the volume at home. Both models deepen gaming immersion with DTS Headphone: X technology that brings 7.1-channel virtual surround sound to stereo headsets or speakers. You can choose between built-in presets for games, movies, and sports or do your own hands-on tuning with the embedded equalizer.

When you get home in the evening, you can hook up to a monitor or TV via HDMI 2.0. FreeSync works over HDMI with compatible displays, extending smoother gaming to even bigger screens. Onboard Ethernet lowers networking latency for serious multiplayer matches, and three USB ports let you connect external storage without unplugging your gaming mouse and gamepad.

TUF where it counts

Our newest TUF Gaming FX505DY and TUF Gaming FX705DY laptops mix a cocktail of AMD components and technologies to elevate your 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, and we add distinct style that’s tough enough for life in and out of your backpack.

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