Asus makes laptops in the TUG Gaming line with a new, compact design powered by the latest hardware that performs faster. This product with the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 series is the world’s first gaming laptop powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650Ti GPU.
TUF Gaming A15 FA506 carries a 15-inch screen which is claimed to offer a better gaming experience at an affordable price. This latest TUF Gaming laptop also offers high durability with fast performance.
This is thanks to the adoption of the latest generation of processors, namely the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors. Graphics computing support from NVIDIA TuringGPU plus a screen with a 144Hz refresh rate also makes the TUF Gaming series even more resilient.
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ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) Specs
Latest NVIDIA GeForce GPU
The ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce graphics chip (GPU) that uses the latest Turing architecture. Even the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 line is claimed to be the first laptop in the world to adopt the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti.
The entry-class GPU is faster than the GTX 1050 and 1650. So it is the right choice for gamers who want more graphics performance but at an affordable price. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16-Series is the latest graphics chip that uses the latest Turing architecture.
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Equipped with a very fast GDDR6 memory, this graphics chip is certain to have better graphics performance than the previous generation of graphics chips, and is able to run the latest games. Not only for gamers, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16-Series which is equipped with CUDA core is also highly optimized for video encoding and rendering and makes it the right choice for creative professionals.
AMD Ryzen Mobile processor
To support its performance, this laptop uses the “Zen 2” architecture from AMD through the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile processor. ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 is powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors that use an 8 core configuration and 16 threads. This latest generation processor is not only optimal for gaming, but also for other heavy tasks, especially multitasking.
AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors are the latest series processors manufactured using the 7nm fabrication method. In the latest TUF Gaming A15 FA506, the processor will also be accompanied by DDR4-3200 memory, the fastest among gaming laptops in general. This combination allows for a significant overall performance increase.
ASUS understands that not all gamers want to show the powerful side of TUF Gaming A15 FA506 this time, that’s why TUF Gaming A15 FA506 comes in two different designs. Fortress Gray is a special design with a metal plate on the back of the screen so that it has a sticky texture with gray color. On the metal plate there are also four screws that emphasize the toughness and the TUG Gaming logo in the middle.
While Bonfire Black is a variant with a more aggressive design, it is here specifically for gamers who want to be the center of attention. On the back of the screen is a trapezoidal cut design centered on the TUF Gaming logo in the middle. The back of the screen comes in a brushed finish, while the sides use a mesh pattern design so it’s easy to grip. The side of the latest TUF Gaming Bonfire Black also has a red line which confirms that this laptop is very powerful.
Both the Fortress Gray and Bonfire Black variants are designed to be tough for everyday use. Both also have MIL-STD-810H military standard durability certification and have passed various extreme tests such as vibration tests, drop tests and endurance tests at extreme temperatures and humidity.
To bring you the best gaming experience, the TUF Gaming A15 FA506 laptop is equipped with a screen that has a refresh rate of 144Hz. Thanks to the AMD Radeon ™ graphics chip that is integrated with the AMD Ryzen ™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors, TUF Gaming A15 FA506 supports adaptive sync technology so that it is compatible with gaming monitors that also support this technology.
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TUF Gaming A15 FA506 comes with a 15-inch IPS screen with support for the NanoEdge bezel feature. Not only makes the display more spacious, NanoEdge, which makes the screen bezel thinner, also makes the overall body size more compact. The latest TUF Gaming series now appear with a body size that is up to 8% more compact than its predecessor. Each variant is also equipped with a webcam that is positioned specifically for streaming games and video conferencing.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 Features
A good cooling system is an absolute necessity for a gaming laptop so that it can always deliver optimal performance. The TUF Gaming A15 FA506 comes with a honeycomb pattern structure on the underside of the chassis which allows better airflow for the entire cooling system. In addition, the honeycomb pattern structure allows TUF Gaming A15 FA506 to appear tougher.
The anti-dust cooling feature is back at TUF Gaming A15 FA506. This feature not only allows dust and dirt that can clog the heatsink in the cooling system to be removed automatically, but also increases hardware durability in the long run and ensures sustained performance through uncompromised optimal cooling.
TUF Gaming A15 FA506 is also equipped with a keyboard with a layout like a desktop PC keyboard. Important keys such as WASD and space are specially designed to be easily accessed by gamers. The keys on the TUF Gaming A15 FA506 keyboard are equipped with Overstroke Technology that has proven to be reliable for playing games. In addition to making every key on the keyboard more responsive, Overstroke Technology also ensures the keys have high durability and can hold up to 20 million presses. This is certainly in line with the name TUF Gaming which is very well known for its durability.
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TUF Gaming A15 FA506 has complete connectivity and allows gamers to easily connect their gaming devices. On the left side of this gaming laptop, there are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C for connecting various gaming devices. This laptop will also come with DisplayPort 1.4 which supports G-SYNC monitors, as well as HDMI 2.0b. In addition, there is also an additional USB port on the right side.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506 is equipped with a LAN port so gamers who prefer to be connected via cable can use this port. While gamers who like to use wireless connections, this latest TUF Gaming series also comes with WiFi 5 (802.11ac). Gamers can also connect other gaming devices wirelessly via the Bluetooth feature.
This gaming laptop is also equipped with an audio jack combo so gamers can connect a headset that uses a 3.5mm jack. Support for available audio features including virtual surround sound via DTS: X Ultra with a variety of audio profiles that can be adjusted via the equalizer.
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