ASUS introduced the TUF Gaming F15 (FX506), a powerful gaming laptop that now looks more powerful and is still priced at an affordable price. TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) is the first ASUS gaming laptop that uses a High Performance 11th Gen Intel Core (H45) processor.
“The TUF Gaming series has become an icon for tough, powerful and affordable gaming laptops. Now the series is reborn with a new, more modern design, equipped with more powerful specifications, as well as a new cooling system,” said Jimmy Lin, ASUS Regional Director Southeast Asia.
Jimmy added that this laptop is also offered at an affordable price. Another plus, TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) also now comes with GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050Ti graphics chips, making RTX graphics technology now more affordable than ever.
The combination of High Performance 11th Gen Intel Core processors and graphics chips up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 Series is the main feature of TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) to deliver the best gaming experience. ASUS also presents various technologies that enrich the gaming experience such as Adaptive Sync and a 240Hz screen.
There’s also support for a new cooling system powered by dedicated fans and heatpipes that span a wider range of components. The TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) is also a modern laptop with a long battery life. This is thanks to a battery capacity of up to 90Whr.
Equipped with powerful hardware
The latest High Performance 11th Gen Intel Core processor is the main component that makes TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) appear more powerful than the previous generation. Processors with configurations of up to 8 cores and 16 threads can run with processing speeds of up to 4.9GHz.
The processor is also supported by the use of DDR4-3200 RAM with a capacity of up to 16GB and storage using an M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD with a capacity of up to 1TB. Gamers can also upgrade their RAM and storage easily through the pop-open screw feature.
Central to the graphics performance of the TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) is the NVIDIA GeForce graphics chip. Equipped with a graphics chip up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, this TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) Laptop is ready to conquer all modern PC games that exist today.
Not only that, the GeForce RTX 3000 Series also allows TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) to run various modern graphics features such as RTX real-time ray-tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0. The graphics chip is also very capable for gamers as well as content creators.
Thanks to the latest Ampere architecture consisting of RT cores, CUDA cores, Tensor cores, and streaming cores in the GeForce RTX 3000 Series graphics chip, TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) can be relied upon for various creative activities such as video editing to live streaming.
For a more optimal gaming experience, ASUS has equipped the TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) with a 15.6-inch screen that has a refresh rate of up to 240Hz and a response time of 3ms. The screen is also equipped with Adaptive-Sync technology to make gaming sessions more comfortable without tearing and stuttering effects.
The TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) screen comes with a very thin bezel thanks to NanoEdge Display technology. This technology not only reduces the bezel size and makes the screen more immersive, but also reduces the overall body size so that the TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) is very compact for traveling.
New cooling system
Ensuring all components work optimally requires a qualified cooling system solution. ASUS has made various improvements to the cooling system in TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) which now looks better than its predecessor.
A total of 4 heatpipes are specifically designed to transfer heat from various important components such as the CPU and GPU to a special heatsink. ASUS has also prepared three heatsinks with fins that are only 0.1mm thick. Thin fins not only increase the surface area of the heatsink but also allow for smoother airflow.
This time, TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) also uses a fan from the ROG gaming laptop line, namely the LCP Fan which has 83 blades. Compared to the previous TUF Gaming laptop fans, this time the TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) fan is able to provide better airflow so that the cooling system can work more optimally.
Fan settings and overall TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) performance can be done through the Armory Crate application. The application also provides update facilities for various TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) firmware and drivers so gamers can always make sure their favorite laptop runs optimally.
Stylish and tough
TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) comes in Eclipse Gray color which gives a tougher but still elegant impression. This is reflected in the physical design, which is now equipped with a new logo, as well as the metal back of the screen.
TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) has returned to appear as a tough gaming laptop that has pocketed the US military standard endurance test certification. Various extreme tests have been successfully passed by TUF Gaming F15 (FX506), starting from a drop test from a certain height, to usage tests in various extreme conditions.
TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) comes with a keyboard that supports RGB backlit features. The keyboard is also positioned ergonomically and follows a desktop keyboard layout. Overstroke technology also ensures that no input is missed and each key can last up to 20 million presses.
The best audio quality in its class
TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) adopts DTS:X Ultra technology which can deliver a high-fidelity audio system and 7.1-channel virtual surround sound. Gamers can adjust the audio system on the TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) via the presets provided or create new presets via the custom equalizer feature found on this gaming laptop.
Two integrated speakers are more powerful than the previous generation, and a 3.5mm audio jack ensures gamers can connect their favorite headphones with the TUF Gaming F15 (FX506). TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) is not just a laptop for playing games, but also reliable for communicating.
Two-Way AI Noise Canceling technology ensures gamers can communicate more smoothly. This technology is able to eliminate surrounding noise and clarify the sound quality of the user and the other person at the same time.
TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) is equipped with a Thunderbolt 4 port. This modern port with a USB Type-C interface offers data transfer rates of up to 40Gbps and can be used as a display output via the DisplayPort 1.4 protocol.
No half-hearted, TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) can also be connected to up to two 4K resolution monitors or one 8K resolution monitor. Apart from port connectivity, TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) also comes with modern wireless connectivity technology.
This gaming laptop is equipped with a WiFi 6 module which has a better connection speed than the previous generation of WiFi. Not only that, TUF Gaming F15 (FX506) is also equipped with the ASUS WiFi Master feature which makes WiFi connections run more stable.
|Main Spec.||ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506)|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i9-11900H Processor 2.5 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.9 GHz)Intel® Core™ i7-11800H Processor 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.6 GHz)Intel® Core™ i5-11400H Processor 2.7 GHz (12M Cache, up to 4.5 GHz)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 with Office Home & Student 2019 Pre-Installed|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® SSD512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® SSD|
|Display||15.6″ (16:9) IPS-Level FHD (1920×1080), 144Hz, 3ms, Adaptive Sync15.6″ (16:9) IPS-Level FHD (1920×1080), 240Hz, 3ms, Adaptive Sync|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050|
|Input/Output||1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x Thunderbolt™ 4 support DisplayPort™|
|Camera||720p HD Camera|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2 (Dual band) 2*2|
|Audio||DTS software, Built-in array microphone, 2x 2W speaker|
|Battery||48WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion|
|Dimension||35.9 x 25.6 x 2.28 ~ 2.45 cm|
|Price||USD $1.011 (Core i5/RTX 3050/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/144Hz/48Whr)|
USD $1.235 (Core i7/RTX 3050/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/144Hz/48Whr)
USD $1.235 (Core i7/RTX 3050Ti/2x8GB RAM/512GB SSD/144Hz/48Whr)
USD $1.600 (Core i9/RTX 3060/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/144Hz/90Whr)
USD $1.664 (Core i9/RTX 3060/16GB RAM/1TB SSD/144Hz/90Whr)
USD $1.664 (Core i9/RTX 3060/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/240Hz/90Whr)
|Warranty||2 year global warranty + 1 year ASUS Perfect Warranty|