• CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)

Pros

  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an RGB backlight
  • Ryzen 5000H CPU + RTX 3000 combo
  • There are two M.2 PCIe slots, and two RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel
  • Great battery life for a gaming laptop
  • 144Hz panel with relatively quick pixel response times (BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995))
  • No PWM (BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995))

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Warms up pretty quickly during gaming
  • All-plastic design
  • 50% sRGB coverage (BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995))

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706QR-HX004) - Specs

CPU Performance #3
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 100%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS 97.6%
  • Intel Core i9-9980HK 81.7%
GPU Performance #12
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (Laptop, 150W) 8.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 130W) 10.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q (90W) 0.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 130W) 2.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W) 4.1%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
panel 1
BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995)
Color accuracy 4.5 -> 4.0
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe See photo
RAM
2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
OS
No OS
Battery
90Wh, 4-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
399 x 268 x 22.1 ~ 24.8 mm (15.71" x 10.55" x 0.87")
Weight
2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0b
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 2W, DTS: X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock Slot

 

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995)
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 315 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 1190:1
dE Color Checker 4.5 4.0
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
294
fps
246
fps
179
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
167
fps
127
fps
92
fps
56
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
185
fps
158
fps
96
fps
71
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
LOW
MED
Bench
120
fps
99
fps
80
fps
68
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
LOW
MED
Bench
96
fps
84
fps
72
fps
64
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
131
fps
89
fps
53
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
166
fps
149
fps
112
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
234
fps
221
fps
193
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
191
fps
161
fps
147
fps
138
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
227
fps
197
fps
188
fps
173
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
666
fps
349
fps
189
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
252
fps
197
fps
169
fps
112
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
133
fps
118
fps
93
fps
75
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
303
fps
220
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
135
fps
78
fps
38
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
453
fps
426
fps
380
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
523
fps
430
fps
382
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
253
fps
194
fps
188
fps
169
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
245
fps
151
fps
101
fps
79
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
117
fps
105
fps
93
fps
68
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
105
fps
93
fps
87
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
331
fps
288
fps
215
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
138
fps
118
fps
113
fps
85
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
203
fps
194
fps
154
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
351
fps
283
fps
277
fps
278
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
240
fps
207
fps
193
fps
167
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
126
fps
108
fps
97
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
335
fps
289
fps
248
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
113
fps
108
fps
97
fps
64
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
292
fps
222
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
169
fps
126
fps
110
fps
89
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
190
fps
164
fps
149
fps
125
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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Gamurin
Gamurin
3 months ago

This laptop is so unstable that playing games is impossible. During 15 minutes session crashed game five times. If I didn’t switch to my desktop I would surely lose my battle.