Though nothing seems to have changed on the outside, under the hood seems to be a different story. The 15.6-inch FX505DY and 17-inch FX705DY laptops are now powered by AMD’s Ryzen 2 3550H APU and Radeon RX 560X discrete graphics, rather than Intel and Nvidia elements that they boasted of last year. Asus had introduced the TUF gaming notebooks this past year, and the scope has been launched in India in November 2018.
Due to this brand new AMD chipsets, both laptops have full-HD FreeSync screens. The Asus TUF FX705DY display’s refresh speeds hits up to 60Hz, and Asus TUF FX505DY refresh rates go around 120Hz.
The transfer to AMD may be Acer’s attempt to keep the expenses of this laptop low while providing comparable performance. The prior models had GPU specs heading up to GTX 1060, therefore we can expect similar performance from AMD’s RX 560X GPU.
As the name implies the TUF notebooks are designed to be utilized under’extreme states’ and survive the sort of manhandling which would usually violate a normal notebook. The show boasts a MIL-STD-810G military-grade construct, and can endure accidental drops.
Both of the Asus TUF FX705DY and TUF FX505DY possess an RGB backlit keyboard which has a WASD keycap layout and an Overstroke technology that is claimed to register keystrokes quicker than an average computer keyboard.