AMD Ryzen 7 3750H Processor9.0/10
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB10.0/10
15.6” FHD (1920x1080) Display9.0/10
120Hz IPS Display9.0/10
Backlit keyboard With 20 Million Click Durability9.0/10
- Good Price for this Graphics Card
- Dual Channel Memory
- Easy To Upgrade
- No Thermal Issues
- Doesn't have Adaptive Refresh Rate
- RGB Keyboard Requires Additional Software To Work
- 1 Year International Warranty
Asus Tuf505 2019 Gaming Laptop Review – Intro
Welcome to the Asus Tuf505 2019 Gaming Laptop Review! The reason for this big name is because this model is new (2019) and it has the GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card, which is way better than the previous Tuf505 Models.
Dual Channel Memory
This model has Dual Channel Memory Architecture. This means that when you put 2 identical memory modules, they work in parallel and provide faster communication and transfer speeds.
But don’t think the perfomance will be outrageous comparing it for example with a non dual channel memory system. Maybe the overall perfomance will be 50% better. Check out my article on what a ram memory is for more details.
GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card
You can google for GPU Benchmarks and will find this graphics card at high positions (If the list is recent).
Unless you want to play with DXR (DirectX Ray Tracing), this graphics cards will play all games with no problems. (Even DXR is supported on this card but low quality DXR).
Check out a video of Battlefield 5 with and without DXR.
Battlefield 5 Video With And Without DXR
120 Hz IPS Display
What is Hz?
Hz in this case is Screen Refreshes Per Second. The metric isn’t as clear for example as FPS (Frames Per Second) because its name derives from its creator (Hertz).
You may have heard this metric in other areas too (For example you certainly know about CPUs (2.5GHz, 3GHz etc). Hz basically means cycles per second. Now what each device can do in a cycle is different so a monitor screen update cycle isn’t the same as a CPU cycle.
It’s easy to understand with an example. It’s different if you do a cycle of your neighboorhood from a cycle of your city of living. Both are cycles but different distances and other variables exist.
Is 120Hz Enough for Smooth Gameplay?
120 Screen Refreshes Per Second is more than enough for smooth gameplay. The recommended is 60 Hz or more. But your monitor can update your screen 120 times per second. Can your graphics card update its pictures at the same rate?
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FPS – Can The Graphics Card Produce Enough?
So you don’t only need to consider how many times a monitor can refresh the screen but also if the graphics card can produce enough images for the screen and “be on the same page”.
If you play competitive titles like LoL, Dota, CS:GO, Fortnite, this graphics card can produce 120 images per second (FPS). Maybe even more. So if that’s the case, you can use the options in-game to cap the FPS to the screen refresh rate so that image artifacts and other bugs do not occur.
If you play 3A Games then it’s highly unlikely that you reach 120 FPS. Check out the following quotes of a reviewer that did some FPS tests.
“Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a great example. I can play at ultra at 1080p with a locked 30FPS framerate, but if I attempt to get a steady 60fps on any settings, including the lowest, there’s just too much going on and it can’t do it, even with plenty of GPU headroom”https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RZE8EBP9ZW9KR/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07QQB6DC1
“The Witcher 3: Steady 60fps on ultra (had to dial back one setting, “foliage” to high, and no hairworks). Great experience. “https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RZE8EBP9ZW9KR/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07QQB6DC1
“Doom 2016: All ultra locked 60 fps using less than 50% of the GPU and CPU. This title can play at 100fps, but it gets too choppy in some high intensity spots, so I lock it to 60 for a smoother experience. “https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RZE8EBP9ZW9KR/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07QQB6DC1
Adaptive Refresh Rate
Adaptive Refresh Rate is when the Monitor dynamically changes its Refresh Rate based on your game’s FPS. This monitor doesn’t support any type of Adaptive Refresh Rate (FreeSync or G-Sync) but that’s not a very big problem.
FreeSync YouTube Video
Note: This video is 4 years old. Now Nvidia has allowed some compatibility between G-Sync and FreeSync. But the other information is relevant.
IPS Panels have a strong suit on rich colours and wide viewing angles but lower Response Times than other types of Panels.
If you don’t play competitive games there won’t be any problem but even if you do, you won’t notice the difference unless you are in quite high ranks and then you must already know about IPS!
You can always switch to another monitor (TN or VA) if you notice the difference.
TN and VA – The Rest of the Panel Types
TN Panels offer higher response times than IPS Panels but less rich colours and narrower viewing angles.
VA Panels are trying to offer the best of both worlds (TN and IPS).
Games This Laptop Might Have Difficulties Playing
L.A Noire: The VR Case Files is a very demanding game and its recommended Graphics Card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB.
It has the GTX 1070 8GB in the minimum specifications but the GTX 1660 Ti has higher rank in the graphics cards benchmarks so I say it will work.
You could check what games are you thinking of playing and checking their specs. (Not with DXR).
I will update the section if I find more games that might not work.
Asus offers 1 Year International Warranty for this laptop, which is quite good but 2 or more years is better.
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This laptop has the Intel i7-9750H, which has 2 cores (and 4 threads) more than the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, but also is a little more expensive.
Of course it has higher Refresh Rate for its monitor, but this matters more when playing competitive games.
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This laptop has more SSD Capacity, higher Refresh Rate and the Intel i7-9750H Processor but its price is considerably higher.
Conclusion – Asus Tuf505 2019 Gaming Laptop Review
Asus Tuf505 Gaming Laptop 2019 Edition
Quite Affordable Gaming Laptop with a strong Graphics Card (GTX 1660 Ti)
To sum up, the Asus Tuf Gaming Tuf505 2019 Edition is quite balanced on what it offers. You can play most 3A games without issues – for competitive games there is no problem at all.
Personally, I have an Asus notebook that still haven’t had any problems for 10 years. But it’s a notebook and it’s been used about 2 hours each day.
I have a friend who owns an older Asus model (gaming) and still haven’t got problems (3 years or more).
I didn’t have any issues with Asus so far. I hope you didn’t and if you buy this laptop that you don’t have either.
Have a nice day.