Though nothing has seemingly changed on the exterior, below the hood seems to be another 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 images, rather than Intel and Nvidia components they boasted of this past year. Asus had introduced the TUF gaming notebooks this past year, along with the range has been launched in India
Thanks to the 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 up to 120Hz.
The transfer to AMD may be Acer’s effort to keep the expenses of this laptop low while delivering similar performance. The previous versions had GPU specs going up to GTX 1060, so we can expect similar performance in AMD’s RX 560X GPU.
As its name suggests, the TUF notebooks are all made to be used under’extreme conditions’ and endure the sort of manhandling which would usually violate a regular laptop. The show boasts a MIL-STD-810G military-grade construct, and can survive accidental drops.
Both the Asus TUF FX705DY and TUF FX505DY have an RGB backlit keyboard that has a WASD keycap layout and an Overstroke technology that’s claimed to enroll keystrokes faster than an normal keyboard.