When a gaming laptop is on a budget, we have to bear in mind that there have been some sort of cost management going on. Despite that, TUF FX505’s upgradability is unhurt. Check it out.
1. Remove the bottom plate
Taking the bottom panel off the FX505 is simple as a pie. Take all 11 Phillips-head screws and pry the panel up with a plastic tool. At first sight, we immediately see something that could have been improved.
Sadly, it is the battery. This laptop is equipped with a 48Wh battery pack, which depending on the processor you use can deliver terrible or average results. In order to continue with the disassembly, you should remove the battery connector. If you need to swap the battery out, though, just unscrew the two Phillips-head screws on the bottom and you can easily lift it up.
In order to simulate real-life conditions, we used our own script for automatic web browsing through over 70 websites.
For every test like this, we use the same video in HD.
3. Memory and storage
TUF FX505 is blessed with two RAM DIMMs that support up to 32GB of DDR4 memory at speeds of maximum 2666 MHz. At the same time, there are two storage options on the laptop – a SATA drive, located on the right side of the battery and an M.2 slot, placed on top of the Wi-Fi card.
4. Cooling system
As far as the cooling is concerned, the system is not very sophisticated nor sufficient. There is one rather bulky heat pipe cooling off both of the chips, and one more – thinner and shorter, only dedicated to the graphics card.