Asus TUF 506 (Ryzen 4800h)

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  1. B0B

    B0B B.O.A.T.

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    4800h
    1660 ti
    2 x 8 3200mhz
    144hz display
    1tb NVMe


     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
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    taraquin Notebook Consultant

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    That's nice :) Does it use the terribly slow 3200cl22-modules? There are cheap 3200cl18-sticks available, and even some premium 3200cl16-sticks so I hope they don't gimp the new ryzen using the cl22 ones.
     
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    Yup CL22. I can’t imagine lower CL really wakes this processor in a way that you’re a fool if you don’t upgrade”.
     
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    thegreatsquare Notebook Deity

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    Can you leak [...hint, infer, generalize] the CPU temps situation a bit early?
     
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    taraquin Notebook Consultant

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    Actually, that can possibly happend. Especially gaming on ryzen is very ram-dependant. G.skill has some B-die based ram running at 3200cl18-18-18 and 3200cl16-16-16. The latter would probably make very impressive gains, but it's a bit expensive. The 3200cl18 is not much more expensive than the Crucial 3200cl22-crap. The best would be a unlocked bios where you can tweak timings and OC the ram, Clevo and a few others allow that. Some timings matter a lot for gaming like the tRFC. On my desktop ryzen 3600 I overclocked my 3000cl15 micron E-die to 3733cl16 and lowered several subtimings, performance in games at low/medium settings improved by up to 30% on min fps and 20% on avg in some games.

    https://www.techspot.com/review/1891-ryzen-memory-performance-scaling/ in non-gpu-bound scenarios just going from 3000cl16 to 14 can improve avg fps by over 15% on min and up to 10% on avg like WWZ.

    Would you generally notice it? Probably not, but when faster GPUs becomes available for motebooks and for those playing at lower settings for more fps it can be substantial. For a 120/144Hz notebook for those who play FPS-games I would myself buy a 3200cl18-kit, lower the settings to high/medium and enjoy the gains :)

    If you get the chance Bobofalltrades it would be awesome if you could test it with cl18 or 16-sticks :)
     
  6. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    Review on retail unit from China

    click setup, turn on subtitle, auto-translate to English(which may look crappy IMO:()​
     
  7. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    While most others received the smaller 14incher for evaluation,
    TechEpiphany received the biggie 15incher with 4800HS for gaming performance tests...


    ...here's the iGPU test on Battlefield 5
     
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    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    same gear, same spec, different perspective from different assessor!​
     
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    additional_pylons Notebook Enthusiast

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    If I were to buy this laptop how would I go about to replace the screen? Meaning:
    1) given the existing frame and bezels does it looks reasonable to do it? I do remember Asus laptop panel repair videos where people complained that putting the bezels back on was "impossible"
    2) are all 15.6 panels compatible or do they have to be some particular type?
    3) which panel would you recommend? I'm thinking 1080p 95% sRGB 120+Hz

    FWIW I'm in the UK. If there is any shop that does this, please let me know too.

    Thanks
     
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    I talked about this here

     
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