Inside ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA507 – disassembly and upgrade options
The TUF Gaming series has established itself as one of the best value gaming lineups on the market.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15
- AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 95W)
- 32GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To take this laptop apart, you need to undo 12 Phillips-head screws. The one on the bottom right corner remains attached and provides a slight gap where you can start the prying process.
Inside, we see a rather big 90Wh battery pack. It lasted us more than 14 hours of Web browsing or about 11 hours of video playback. To continue the disassembly process, unplug the battery connector from the motherboard, and undo all three Phillips-head screws that hold the unit to the chassis.
3. Memory and storage
To access upgrade options, you need to remove the insulation strip. Underneath, you will find a couple of SODIMM slots, which fit DDR5 RAM modules. Storage-wise, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, which support Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
In terms of cooling, there are two heat pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU with one more dedicated to each of them. A fifth one takes care of the graphics memory and the VRMs.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA507 in-depth review
ASUS was the first brand brave enough to embrace AMD as its major CPU supplier for its gaming series of notebooks. Apparently, it proved to be a successful marriage, and now they are doing it again. This time, it is the Ryzen 6000H CPUs that make a shared debut.The TUF Gaming A15 FA507 is the star of today's review, and it has a lot to prove. It has made a lowkey transition from a low-end gaming device, to a proper midranger. The major proof of that is the bump in the GPU power limit. The RTX 3070 gets a healthy boost from 95W up to 140W, which is as significant, as going to the next step[...]
- Tough chassis
- 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 (both support Gen 4 SSDs)
- Fast display options
- No PWM (Innolux N156HME-GAK (CMN153C))
- HDMI 2.0b (G-Sync)
- Adaptive Sync support (Innolux N156HME-GAK (CMN153C))
- Up to 14 hours of battery life
- The Armoury Crate offers a lot of customization
- No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
- Covers only 53% of sRGB (Innolux N156HME-GAK (CMN153C))