ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 40GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
360 x 252 x 19.9 mm (14.17" x 9.92" x 0.78")
Weight
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI 2.0b
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Array - Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516) configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516) in-depth review

Last year, ASUS was one of the first manufacturers (if not the first) to trust AMD and their Ryzen 4000 processors. And it turned out to be a success. You could have snatched a rather affordable unit with supreme computational performance, which was something unseen to this day. And as they continue to do that in 2021, with AMD's even more powerful Ryzen 5000H CPUs, they did a slight detour. This is how the TUF Dash F15 (FX516) was born. Instead of the extremely powerful AMD processors, it i[...]

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Pros

  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an RGB backlight
  • Interesting and efficient CPU/GPU combo
  • 3200 MHz memory in dual-channel, RAID support via dual M.2 PCIe x4 slots, and Thunderbolt 4 + Wi-Fi 6 support
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (LM156LF-2F03)
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (LM156LF-2F03)
  • Can be purchased with a 165Hz 1440p panel

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • It gets pretty loud and hot on the outside when gaming
  • Covers only half of sRGB and has slow response times (despite the fast refresh rate) (LM156LF-2F03)
  • Lacks a Web camera

Inside ASUS TUF Dash F15 (FX516) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Rise of the Tomb Raider
149
fps
125
fps
88
fps
61
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
144
fps
117
fps
79
fps
65
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
101
fps
96
fps
85
fps
57
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
204
fps
187
fps
186
fps
186
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
163
fps
161
fps
138
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
151
fps
125
fps
124
fps
108
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
317
fps
278
fps
270
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
384
fps
355
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
366
fps
244
fps
176
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
323
fps
262
fps
248
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
186
fps
161
fps
155
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
150
fps
148
fps
148
fps
138
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
84
fps
85
fps
77
fps
60
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
93
fps
85
fps
84
fps
71
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
LOW
MED
Bench
87
fps
77
fps
67
fps
59
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
120
fps
109
fps
105
fps
90
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
167
fps
154
fps
140
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
99
fps
69
fps
35
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
94
fps
88
fps
80
fps
67
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
168
fps
157
fps
160
fps
145
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
95
fps
85
fps
76
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
96
fps
84
fps
80
fps
75
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
94
fps
74
fps
48
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
167
fps
153
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
196
fps
155
fps
136
fps
99
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
88
fps
79
fps
73
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
242
fps
212
fps
158
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
165
fps
163
fps
148
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
140
fps
123
fps
111
fps
107
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
138
fps
123
fps
97
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
141
fps
99
fps
83
fps
53
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
174
fps
115
fps
83
fps
68
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
LOW
MED
Bench
116
fps
85
fps
70
fps
60
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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