Asus TUF FX505DU mini review

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  1. Chemware

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    I have 1x16GB single channel, so these Unigen Heaven benchmark results are not the best the machine can do:

    Silent:
    FPS: 74.4
    Score: 1873
    Max GPU Temp: 74C

    Performance:

    FPS: 105.1
    Score: 2649
    Max GPU Temp: 78C

    Turbo:

    FPS: 105.3
    Score: 2651
    Max GPU Temp: 72C

    Silent mode also had occassional stutters, but these did not happen in Performace or Turbo. CPU and GPU temperatures were pretty similar. The CPU sat at 1400MHz in Slient mode, then sat on 3900 MHz, or occassionally 25-50 MHz below that in Performance and Turbo.

    Image and motion was beautifully smooth with FreeSync on.
     
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    Your temps are pretty good. Mine definitely needs another repaste as I think I messed mine up. With dual channel (2 x 8gb), I get

    FPS: 121
    Score: 3048
    and very high temps. I hit 102 degrees in seige today...with the rear end of the laptop lifted up a little off the ground.

    But its a great little machine.
     
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    I forgot to mention: those were on a cooling pad ... that was not turned on. So probably a similar thermal situation to your elevated rear.

    Oh, and on the Silent profile the CPU was stuck at 1400 MHz ... but on Performance and Turbo it hit 3800 MHz without any throttling.

    I did read the Amazon reviews of this (and related FX505 models), and it seemed as though about 10%-20% had real thermal issues. Looks like I got lucky and you did not - but a good paste job should fix that.
     
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    Yup. I got super annoyed by the horrendous temps. Did a proper repaste, and happy to report that temps are pretty decent, and in line with reviews. Tried my hand at undervolting but these newfangled GPUs have me confused so will do that at a later point. Loving the machine though.Pity that many will be (rightfully) annoyed by the terrible paste job and return the machine.



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    Undervolting ... how ?

    I've tried Overdrive and Ryzen Master, but both report that this CPU (3750H) is not supported.
     
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