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Asus FX505DT Gaming Review

Like most AMD laptops this one has a very competitive price. The laptop has only a few imperfections, but it handles the gaming part perfectly and if that’s what you are primarily interested in, and if you are restricted to a budget of 60,000, the FX505DT should do the work just fine. And yes, it’s significantly better than the other competitors in the market.

FX505DT it will surely serve you well
  • Build Quality and Design 60%
  • Display 75%
  • Ports 90%
  • Gaming Performance 80%
  • Audio and Battery 70%

Today it is observed that gaming is receiving an increasing demand day after day, almost everyone that watches their favorite streamers play games, those that hear about various games want a gaming pc. But, they are often restricted due to the fact that gaming desktops are not quite portable. Laptops, on the other hand, play a vital role in this situation, and many prefer buying a laptop that can provide good performance for a good price. Ryzen CPUs actually provide good gaming and multitasking experience contrary to the beliefs currently, Intel CPUs do provide an overall better performance but when the budget is a concern the Ryzen CPUs should suffice.

Here, we will see our pick for the best gaming laptop that you can purchase under Rs. 60,000 to gain that sweet 60 fps.

The Asus FX505DT

This is a gaming laptop that has almost all the requirements to help you satisfy your gaming needs. It comes with the latest Ryzen CPU for laptops and has an Nvidia GTX 1650. But, the most interesting and differentiating factor about this laptop is the 120Hz display that possesses, no other laptop at the same price point has the same or higher frequency and hence it has superiority over the competition.

1) Build Quality and Design

Asus FX505DT build

The casing is all plastic with a brushed metal finish, which doesn’t feel extremely premium but still feels adequate. The lid has the signature radiating-x inscribed around the gold Asus logo, it doesn’t glow and the base is sturdy enough to firmly hold the laptop in its place. 

The display has narrow bezels at the top and on sides, and that makes the FX505DT relatively compact for a gaming laptop and makes it look a lot better.

The thermal vents are positioned on the rear and aren’t that inconvenient for day-to-day usage or for gaming. The keyboard has RGB lighting and easily traceable WSAD keys, the arrow keys have been given a compact space for the number pad. All ports are housed on the left edge. 

2) Display

Asus FX505DT display

The 15.6-inch IPS LCD panel on the Asus FX505DT has a matte finish and a native 120Hz refresh rate. The performance in fps games should help achieve 120fps and smooth gaming experience, on the other hand, the latest AAA games can be difficult to handle at 120 Hz and might not be able to take advantage of the 120hz display, but at this budget, it is definitely of good help.

The brightness is appropriate for gaming and indoor usage and viewing angles are wide. Colors and contrast aren’t kicked into the eyes or accurate as on high-end notebooks or high-end gaming laptops, but that stands as an acceptable compromise for a lower rate.

3) Ports

Asus FX505DT port

All input-output ports are present on the left edge. These include an RJ-45 LAN port, one HDMI 2.0 port, one USB-A 2.0 port, two USB-A 3.1 ports, input for the ac power adapter, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Does not contain an SD card slot, it also misses the lovely type C port.

4) Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Coming to the most important part for all the gamers out there

The Asus FX505DT is perhaps the most powerful AMD powered laptop that can be found out there currently at the price point. It’s powered by AMD Ryzen 7 3750H with integrated Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 video RAM. The RAM on board is single-channel 8GB, but you have the choice of expanding it to 32GB. It is bound to see single-channel RAM configuration as a drawback since 16GB of dual-channel memory is now standard for gaming laptops. For storage, there’s a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD which is worth the money as it delivers.

That’s a lot of performance hardware for the asking price.  

Benchmark scores of the laptop are also quite reasonable. It scored 3380 in 3D Mark, 1590cb in Cinebench R20,  3610 in PCMarks creative test, 4798 in superposition benchmark (1080p, High), and a max fps of 113.2 in Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0. These are fairly admirable results.

All the day to day tasks and casual games are handled easily by the laptop, multitasking, editing are a breeze. The temperature does not turn out to increase to high values even after prolonged gaming sessions.

In games like Crysis 3, a frame rate of 110 while playing at high graphics can be observed. For moderately heavy games like Apex Legends run at around 60fps at high settings. With heavy games like Far Cry 5 and Mad Max, frame rate further drops to around 40fps. 

5) Audio and Battery

Asus TUF Gaming FX505DT audio

The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DT has a couple of side-firing speakers, and together they can get quite loud. If you are scrupulous about audio, you will need to plug in headphones for a better experience. If not, you will manage fairly well with the output.

With light and moderate usage, the battery holds for around 3.5 to 4 hours on a full charge. With gaming, you’d want to keep the cord plugged in for turbo enhancements. When fully drained, charging the battery to full capacity takes approximately 2 hours. Gaming laptops generally have a lower battery life compared to the other variants as they hold heavy graphic cards and certain enhancements.

The Final Verdict

Like most AMD laptops this one has a very competitive price. The laptop has only a few imperfections, but it handles the gaming part perfectly. Also, If that’s what you are primarily interested in, and if you are restricted to a budget of 60,000, the FX505DT should do the work just fine. And yes, it’s significantly better than the other competitors in the market.

If you have wanted a gaming laptop that you can carry along and play FPS games like CSGO and take benefit of higher refresh rates at lower costs that has an RGB keyboard for the times you play in a dark room, has all the necessary requirements for a good gaming experience then you should go for the FX505DT it will surely serve you well.

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