ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX507, 2023) review – higher price but better performance
Temperatures and comfort, Battery Life
Max CPU load
In this test we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The first column shows a computer’s reaction to a short load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a serious task (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is a good indicator of how good the laptop is for long loads such as video rendering.
Average P-core frequency; Average E-core frequency; CPU temp.; Package Power
|Intel Core i7-13700H (45W TDP)||0:02 – 0:10 sec||0:15 – 0:30 sec||10:00 – 15:00 min|
|ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX507, 2023)||2.81 GHz @ 2.64 GHz @ 61°C @ 70W||2.82 GHz @ 2.65 GHz @ 68°C @ 70W||2.29 GHz @ 1.75 GHz @ 57°C @ 35W|
|MSI Stealth 16 Studio (A13V)||3.77 GHz @ 2.34 GHz @ 87°C @ 101W||3.61 GHz @ 2.32 GHz @ 87°C @ 91W||3.62 GHz @ 2.43 GHz @ 87°C @ 92W|
|Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-71)||3.13 GHz @ 2.34 GHz @ 75°C @ 67W||3.08 GHz @ 2.32 GHz @ 91°C @ 66W||2.46 GHz @ 1.83 GHz @ 89°C @ 43W|
|MSI Pulse 15 (B13V)||3.70 GHz @ 2.36 GHz @ 86°C @ 96W||3.52 GHz @ 2.37 GHz @ 87°C @ 89W||3.23 GHz @ 2.54 GHz @ 77°C @ 87W|
|MSI Vector GP77||3.86 GHz @ 3.08 GHz @ 89°C @ 135W||3.75 GHz @ 3.10 GHz @ 94°C @ 128W||3.24 GHz @ 3.00 GHz @ 81°C @ 90W|
We experienced a very weird processor behavior. It not only ran at low frequencies, but it also turned off hyperthreading for the last 5 minutes of the test. Looking at the power figures, we see 70W PL1 limit, and 35W PL2, which is nothing like what we expected with the “Turbo” preset in Armoury Crate.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)||Max fans|
|ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX507, 2023)||2595 MHz @ 69°C @ 90W||2595 MHz @ 67°C @ 89W||–|
|MSI Cyborg 15 (A12V)||1812 MHz @ 64°C @ 45W||1806 MHz @ 67°C @ 45W||–|
|MSI Katana 15 (B13V)||2540 MHz @ 74°C @ 85W||2540 MHz @ 74°C @ 85W||2550 MHz @ 68°C @ 83W|
On the other hand, the TUF Gaming F15 (FX507, 2023) is really competitive in the GPU field. It outperforms the MSI Katana 15 (B13V), which brought a huge improvement over its predecessor, itself.
While the laptop is pretty loud during gaming, it is definitely not near the loudest devices we’ve tested. Also, its highest temperature at the end of the test is just below 40°C. At least that’s around the keyboard. Go slightly higher, and you will see temperatures in the roundabout of 45°C (which is still not too bad).
Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with. This device’s 90Wh battery pack lasts for 13 hours and 3 minutes of Web browsing, or 11 hours and 20 minutes of video playback.