The Asus TUF Gaming A15 is targeted at gamers with an entry-level budget, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything general about it. This model is the first laptop we’re reviewing with a 4000-series AMD Rise mobile processor, which certainly helps set it apart in the market. AMD has promised that this generation can easily hold its own despite Intel’s virtual monopoly in the laptop market. We will look into it, but there is much more to take into account. Asus has launched this laptop with many variants, and has many features that should appeal to gamers.

Well priced and popular as follow TUF Gaming FX505, To The new TUF Gaming A15 Claims to be slimmer and lighter, offering up-to-date hardware, immense adaptability, and of course some design elements for gamers. Physical cruelty is also a focal point of this series, as its name suggests. However as we have seen quite often, powerful laptops can appeal to audiences beyond gamers, including creative professionals and students. What are we going to see Asus Have managed to achieve here, and whether the hardware and features are competitive enough to make a strong recommendation.

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The Fort Gray option has a large outer lid with a large TUF logo in the center

Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA566) Options and Prices

Asus has created the new A15 name to simplify its alphanumeric naming scheme, and actually has two models – FA566 (Fort Gray) and FA506 (Bonfire Black) – which will be sold as the TUF Gaming A15. There will be slightly different configuration options for each, and some configurations will be available primarily offline while others may be targeted at online shoppers. Bonfire Black textured plastic has a more traditional “gamer” aesthetic with sharp lines and red accents, while Fortress Gray is more subtle with a metallic finish and can blend more easily.

The 15.6-inch TUF Gaming A15, and its larger 17-inch A17 siblings, have been launched in India in a variety of configurations. It will also have an Intel-based equivalent sold as the TUF Gaming F15 and F17.

The range starts from Rs. 60,990 for the 15-inch TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) in Bonfire Black, and the same starting price for the 17-inch TUF Gaming A17 (FA706). These entry-level options include an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, a 256GB SSD and a 60Hz full-HD screen.

At the top end, you can get a Ryzen 9 4900H CPU, GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 144Hz full-HD screen, and 1TB SSD plus a hard drive. The availability of different configurations will vary, and at the time of our review such a trick-out configuration did not appear to be anywhere in stock. The price will definitely be higher.

All variants have 48Wh battery – In preview before CES late last year, Asus had brought up the idea of ​​offering different battery capacities in different variants (probably closing space used by hard drives), but this made the lineup more misleading, and so the plan was dropped.

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You get a large RGB-backlit keyboard with a number pad

Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA566): AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000-Series

AMD With enthusiasts in particular, the desktop has seen many wins in the CPU space, but still has to convince laptop OEMs to take more risks and sell entire product lines around Ryzen processors. Ryzen Mobile 4000-Series Naming can be a bit confusing as these CPUs are based on the same Zen 2 architecture In form of Desktop risen 3000-series, And do not represent a new generation. AMD uses a modular chiplet-based layout with integrated Radeon Vega graphics and another 7nm manufacturing process.

Of course AMD’s success depends on partners like Asus – buyers seek overall package and experience, and that means the design has to slow down, the cooling mechanism has to be effective, and other components cannot cause bottlenecks. It would be difficult to judge how much the overall performance of the TUF Gaming A15 can be directly attributed to the CPU, but if it’s bad, we’ll know.

As for TUF Gaming A15, Asus selects AMD 45W H-Series Models, Six-core Ryzen 5 4600H, and eight-core Ryzen 7 4700H, and Ryzen 9 4900H. All models feature multi-threading to double the number of threads. Unlike their desktop counterparts, these CPUs do not increasingly benefit from the new PCIe 4.0 interconnect, and use PCIe 3.0 like the rest of the industry. These chips are classified as SoCs, with integrated IO, storage and memory controllers, and hardware for sensors, power management, and display output. All of this is tied together using AMD’s Infinity fabric.

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The TUF Gaming A15 is relatively compact and portable for 15.6-inch gaming laptops

Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA566) specifications and software

The configuration we are reviewing is the TUF Gaming A15 (FA566) at Fort Gray, and is priced at Rs. 94,990. Our unit features an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 144Hz full-HD adaptive sync display, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD and 1TB hard drive.

Asus states that this variant (but not all) has an empty M.2 slot for additional SSDs, and that the RAM is all socketed. Users will be able to upgrade storage and RAM, and even here there’s little flexibility, even if you don’t get a hatch on the bottom for quick access.

There is a 48Wh battery, and Asus surprisingly does not claim how long it should last. Our unit came with a relatively thin but still heavy 180W charger. Charging via USB Type-C port is not supported.

Almost all ports are on the left – it includes Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0B, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (5 Gbps), a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (10 Gbps plus DisplayPort 1.4 output), and a 4.5-inch combo audio. Socket. The only items on the right are the single USB 2.0 port and the Kensington lock slot. There is no SD card slot, which is disappointing.

Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, stereo speakers with DTS: X Ultra sound enhancement and a 720p webcam.

Asus ships the TUF Gaming A15 with Windows 10 Home. We saw several huge, annoying popups for McAfee LiveSafe. Asus Armory Crate Tool Thankfully there is no intrusion at all but the layout may be better. This lets you switch between performance, silent and turbo modes to balance power consumption and fan noise with CPU and GPU performance. You can check hardware usage, manage the keyboard’s RGB effects, and check for system updates.

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Almost all ports are lined up on the left

Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA566) design and usability

There is a lot to like about the TUF Gaming A15. For an entry-level laptop, it looks quite slick and modern. The gray lid of the fort is finished in that we are not as subtle as we like – fake plastic hives in the corners and large tattoos in the center like the TUF logo definitely pay attention to this laptop – and some almost find it Can. . The outer lid is metal, while the rest of this laptop is plastic.

Lifting the lid up, we see relatively thin borders around the screen, except for a small tab at the top to make room for a webcam. It lets you open the lid easily, and we are better that way Displaced or missing webcam. The lid is hinged at two ends and the thick bottom chin is slightly reduced by large cutouts in the middle. When the lid is down, it allows you to view the status LED of the laptop from outside. The lid staggers slightly and may be bent enough to heat the screen.

On the lower deck, we have a large RGB backlit keyboard with a full-size number pad and a transparent WASD key. We immediately noticed the separated arrow keys, which are somewhat smaller than normal, but not compressed in a row. We also like the grouping of the Fn key row, and the fact that there is no rim interference with the bottom row. Gamers will appreciate the Quick Fn shortcut for locking Windows.

Asus has also gone with a personalized physical trackpad button that it says is in response to user feedback. The trackpad itself is not clickable, but fully supports tap and Windows 10 multi-touch gestures. In terms of usability, both the keyboard and the trackpad are comfortable, and we were able to play the game without any trouble.

The keyboard deck flexes slightly toward the center, and the transparent sides of the keyboard mean that RGB LEDs can deviate at certain angles. The entire keyboard is a lighting zone and you only get four basic effects and three levels of brightness. Surprisingly, you cannot create your own color sequence and we have not seen options for syncing effects with games, music, or system temperature. You can however link other Asura Aura Sync compatible devices. We also noticed that when the laptop fell asleep, the backlight changed to glowing white, which was horrifyingly distracting. An alternative to deactivating it is the burial within the Armory Crate utility of Asus.

Weighing 2.3 kg and just under 25 mm thick, the TUF Gaming A15 is relatively compact for gaming laptops. Although not ideal for daily commute, you should be able to carry this laptop everywhere without any hassle. Asus says that it has used multiple heatpipes and heat sinks with two self-cleaning fans and has a keyboard, rear, right side and bottom vents for airflow.

The TUF series gets its name from what Asus says is military-level ruthlessness. The TUF Gaming A15 is considered flexible for drop, shake, extreme temperatures and high humidity. The plastic body does not assure or feel all of them, especially the hinges, but Asus says that it has survived testing under such conditions in the design phase.

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There is a large USB 2.0 port on the right side for hot air, plus large vents.

Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA566) Performance and Gaming

The combination of Ryzen 7 4700H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB RAM and NVMe SSD is designed for a very seamless usage experience across all types of workloads. Normal performance was fast, and that perception would have been helped by the screen, which runs at 144Hz even on battery power.

By default, Asus sets this laptop into display mode, and that’s how we did all our testing. When running on battery power, turbo mode is not available. You can also cycle between these modes using the Fn shortcut on the keyboard.

The full-HD screen is non-reflective, which is something we always cherish. The viewing angles are fine, and it is bright enough for indoor use. Color reproduction is limited to 45 percent of the NTSC gamut which is good for general use and gaming, but may not be sufficient for pro-level photo and video work. The speakers can be very loud and the sound is not distorted at high volume, but there is very little bass. The voice and playing effects are obvious, but the music sounds somewhat hollow and monotonous.

Starting with real-world usage tests, we put the TUF Gaming A15 through certain conditions that should be able to air through a gaming laptop. We compressed a 3.24GB folder of mixed files using 7zip, and it took 2 minutes, 10 seconds. It took only 48 seconds to transcode the 1.3GB AVI file to H.265 in handbrake. Blender Benchmark v1 ran in 21 minutes, 33 seconds.

CrystalDiskmar showed good, but not great sequential read and write speeds of 1984.3MBps and 974.5MBps for SSDs, respectively. Random read and write speeds were 300.7MBps and 374.8MBps. We expected a slightly better NVMe SSD.

The Cinebch R20 showed single-core and all-core scores of 477 and 4,151 respectively, while POVRay completed its render benchmark in 1 minute, 7 seconds. The intensive PCMark synthetic test managed 4,816 points in the standard run and 6,054 points in its extended run.

Of course gaming performance matters the most to gaming laptops, so we removed 3DMark. We saw 5,807 in the Time Spy DX 12 test and 3,220 in the old Fire Strike Extreme test. Unigine’s Superposition runs at an average of 58.68fps using its 1920×1080 high preset.

We started our game tests with Tomb Raider’s Shadow, and this is where the 144Hz refresh rate has made itself clear. The built-in benchmark often staggers, but the tempo was completely smooth this time. We noted a slight texture pop-in, but the average frame rate in scenes was 79fps with a minimum of 65fps. We used a higher preset in 1920×1280 with TAA enabled. आगे बढ़ते हुए, फ़र् क्राई 5 ने भी हमें अल्ट्रा अल्ट्रा में अपने 791×8080 रन का औसत दिया, और अल्ट्रा वॉक्स में भी प्रथम विश्व युद्ध जेड 130fps प्रबंधित किया।

हमने GTA V को भी निकाल दिया और मैन्युअल रूप से लगभग सभी गुणवत्ता सेटिंग्स और स्लाइडर्स को अपने उच्चतम मूल्यों तक बढ़ा दिया, केवल AF के साथ 4X नीचे डायल किया। हमें औसतन 119.86fps मिली जो कि बहुत अच्छी है। शिफ्टिंग गियर्स थोड़ा, हमने अल्ट्रा सेटिंग में सिविलाइज़ेशन VI के बिल्ट-इन बेंचमार्क का इस्तेमाल किया और उन्हें औसतन 103.36fps मिला।

हम द विचर 3: वाइल्ड हंट की खुली दुनिया से गुजरे और औसतन 52fps देखा, जो काफी अच्छा है, यह देखते हुए कि हमने अल्ट्रा ग्राफिक्स प्रीसेट और हाई पोस्ट-प्रोसेसिंग स्तर का उपयोग किया है। दूसरी ओर, बहुत अधिक क्षमा करने वाली कयामत (2016) को तीव्र फायरफाइट्स के बीच में अपनी अल्ट्रा सेटिंग में भी 80fps से ऊपर रहने में कोई परेशानी नहीं हुई।

टीयूएफ गेमिंग ए 15 जब जोर दिया जाता है तो फैन शोर का एक अच्छा हिस्सा बनाता है और यह विशेष रूप से गेमिंग सत्र के बीच में विचलित हो सकता है जब तक कि आप एक अच्छा हेडसेट नहीं पहन रहे हों। कीबोर्ड के मध्य और दाईं ओर काफी गर्म होते हैं, लेकिन WASD कुंजी क्षेत्र और बाईं कलाई आराम प्रभावित नहीं होते हैं, इसलिए अधिकांश खेलों के लिए यह ठीक होना चाहिए। हमें लगा कि दाहिनी ओर से गर्म हवा बह रही है जो प्रभावित कर सकती है जहां आप आराम से अपने दाहिने हाथ से माउस का उपयोग कर सकते हैं।

अंत में, हम बैटरी जीवन में आते हैं। एक मॉडल जो केवल डेस्क-बाउंड गेमिंग लैपटॉप से ​​अधिक होना चाहता है, TUF गेमिंग A15 लगभग चार घंटे के आकस्मिक उपयोग के लिए रहता है जो कि अभी मुश्किल से औसत है। हमारी अधिक गहन बैटरी ईटर प्रो परीक्षण 1 घंटे, 42 मिनट तक चला जो कि महान भी नहीं है। बैटरी को पूरी तरह से चार्ज करने में दो घंटे से ज्यादा का समय लगा। यदि आप इस लैपटॉप को काम के लिए सड़क पर ले जा रहे हैं, तो बहुत कुछ करने की उम्मीद न करें।

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रैम और स्टोरेज लचीले और अपग्रेड करने योग्य हैं, लेकिन आपको पूरे बॉटम पैनल को बंद करना होगा

निर्णय

TUF गेमिंग को ROG मॉडल के नीचे आसुस की एंट्री-लेवल सीरीज़ माना जाता है। यदि आप टीयूएफ गेमिंग ए 15 का सबसे बुनियादी संस्करण हड़पते हैं, तो शुरुआती कीमत पर रु। 60,990 में, आपके पास एक अच्छा पर्याप्त अनुभव होगा। हमें लगता है कि अधिकांश लोग इस श्रृंखला में आएंगे जो सबसे सस्ती गेमिंग लैपटॉप की तलाश में हैं जो वे खरीद सकते हैं।

हालाँकि, यदि आप एक अधिक शक्तिशाली CPU और GPU चाहते हैं, तो कीमत काफी बढ़ जाती है, और निश्चित रूप से हम एक बड़ी SSD और 144Hz स्क्रीन पसंद करेंगे। यदि आप हमारी समीक्षा इकाई जैसे उच्च-अंत पैकेज को देख रहे हैं, जिसकी कीमत लगभग रु। 1,00,000, आप कुछ अधिक खर्च करने को तैयार हो सकते हैं, या सुविधाओं के लिए कुछ विशिष्टताओं का व्यापार कर सकते हैं। यहां तक ​​कि उस स्तर पर आसुस के अपने आरओजी मॉडल प्रति-कुंजी आरजीबी बैकलाइटिंग, अधिक जीवंत स्क्रीन, या अधिक स्टाइलिश बॉडी जैसी बेहतर सुविधाएँ प्रदान करते हैं।

AMD के Ryzen 7 4800H CPU ने हमारे अनुभव में ठीक काम किया है, और हम इसके साथ किसी भी इंटेल प्रोसेसर के सापेक्ष कोई गलती नहीं पा सकते हैं जो आपको एक समान कीमत वाले लैपटॉप में मिलेगा। आठ कोर और 16 धागे के साथ, आपको वीडियो संपादन या 3 डी मॉडलिंग जैसे मल्टी-टास्किंग और भारी रचनात्मक कार्यभार चलाने में भी परेशानी होगी। कुछ लोग इंटेल और कोर ब्रांडों का भरोसा छोड़ने में संकोच कर सकते हैं, लेकिन अगर कीमत सही है तो हम किसी एक की सिफारिश करने में संकोच नहीं करेंगे।

हम उदार एसएसडी को पसंद करते हैं, हालांकि यह सबसे तेज़ नहीं है, और अपग्रेड करने की क्षमता हमेशा एक प्लस है। कोई डिज़ाइन दोष नहीं हैं जो प्रयोज्य को प्रभावित करते हैं, और आप गेम का आनंद लेने के साथ-साथ अपना काम कर सकते हैं।