The brand new TUF A17 makes the long-awaited resurgence of AMD a reality. Now you get 8 cores and 16 threads at a very reasonable price. However, how do you cool such a beast? Let’s find out.
1. Remove the bottom plate
As usual, you need to unscrew 11 Philips-head screws in order to get inside of this device. Keep in mind that the top left one remains attached to the panel, and lifts it from the chassis. This is exactly where you want to start the prying process.
We found a 48Wh battery in our unit. However, ASUS is selling this notebook with a 90Wh option, as well.
3. Memory and storage
It is good to see that there are two RAM SODIMM slots, and according to ASUS, they support up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. However, when you look at the storage options, things get pretty – one 2.5-inch SATA drive slot, as well as not only one but two M.2 PCIe slots.
4. Cooling system
Interestingly, the behemoth Ryzen 7 4800H and the GTX 1660 Ti are cooled by only three heat pipes. More precisely, two of them are cooling both the CPU and the GPU, while the third one is meant to lower only the graphics card’s temperatures.