- Included 200W charger is reduced
- Slim and lightweight plan
- Decent execution in all cases
- Good cooling keeps up temperatures of underneath 89°C consistently
- True 0db mode is astounding in a gaming PC
- Excellent battery life
- Keyboard and trackpad are incredible to utilize
- Nice variety of I/O ports
- Weak-ish CPU can bottleneck gaming execution
- Mediocre presentation board
- Odd shading decision for console backdrop illumination
- Lack of a PrtScr button jumbles up my work process
The ASUS TUF Gaming brand has been centered around getting an incentive for-cash the mid-range portion, from their PC parts to their workstations. Today we will be investigating one of the most current individuals from the last mentioned, the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM).
This is ASUS TUF Gaming’s first endeavor to enter the dainty and-light gaming machine market, and it depends on the 2020 ROG Zephyrus G15’s suspension. It is likewise one of the primary machines to make a big appearance with the Intel Tiger Lake H35 processors here in Malaysia, so we will likewise be trying out a spic and span CPU here. We should go.
As standard of the TUF Gaming arrangement, the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 arrives in a cardboard box. Anyway the marking is substantially more obvious on the facade of the container this time around, with the utilization of the new TUF Gaming token. The name of the PC likewise contrasts the dark foundation, which is quite ideal to see.
On the inward fold where you would regularly track down the “Welcome to the Republic” message with ROG workstations, the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15’s bundling presents a superior perspective on the new TUF Gaming logo. It certainly looks significantly better compared to the outdated plan of the old logo.
There aren’t a ton of stuff in the container, as you just get the simple nuts and bolts. The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 accompanies some fundamental documentation and the 200W force connector, which is one of the more up to date, more smaller models that ASUS has been boasting about as of late.
With the new marking, ASUS has additionally clearly decided to separate the TUF Gaming setup all the more particularly from the remainder of the PCs in the market at this moment. The TUF name is included along the correct side of the PC, while at the upper left corner there’s the TUF image. With the straightforward plan and matte gunmetal dim aluminum finish, I do feel that the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 oozes a quite tough energy.
In contrast to the cover, the base is made of plastic. There are a great deal of vents here for the fan admissions, over the heatpipes and surprisingly a little vent over the SO-DIMM space. The ones in the lower corners are for the speakers. The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 promotes pretty tall feet to give some freedom to air consumption.
Opening up the PC, the principal thing that you can appreciate is most likely the super thin bezels around the 15.6″ presentation. The following thing you may see is the featured WASD group. I don’t have the foggiest idea why ASUS likes doing this yet it detracts from the smoothness of the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15. A serious disgrace, truly.
ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) Specifications
- CPU Intel Core i7-11370H, 4C/8T @ 3.3GHz (up to 4.8GHz lift), 35W TDP, 10nm SuperFin
- RAM 16GB DDR4 3200MHz (1 x 8GB SO-DIMM + 8GB ready), double channel
- GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1350MHz
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, ROG Boost up to 1525MHz (80W TGP/85W with Dynamic Boost 2.0)
- Storage 1 x 512GB Samsung PM981 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD
- (2 x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 space)
- Software Microsoft Windows 10 Home
- GeForce Game Ready Driver 466.27
- Intel Graphics Command Center
- Arsenal Crate
- Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
- McAfee Personal Security
- DTS:X Ultra
- Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (WiFi 6, up to 2.4Gbps)
- Bluetooth 5.1
- Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN
- 1 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C
- 3 x USB 3.0
- Display 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Chi Mei N156HRA-EA1, 144Hz revive rate, Adaptive Sync, 250 nits, 62.5% sRGB
- 1 x HDMI 2.0b
- 1 x DisplayPort by means of USB-C
- Audio 2 x 2W speakers
- 1 x 3.5mm combo jack
- DTS:X Ultra programming
- Exhibit mouthpiece
- Power 76WHr 4-cell Li-particle battery
- 200W force connector
- USB-PD charging support (excluded)
- Dimensions 360 × 252 x 19.9 mm
- Weight 2.0kg
The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) really has a few presentation profiles to browse, and we will test the PC in every one of the accompanying benchmarks in the Turbo profile. In this mode, the CPU gets a PL1/PL2 cutoff of up to 64W, in spite of the fact that we didn’t see it pull this much force by any means. The GPU can likewise pull up to 92W here as seen in HWiNFO, higher than the 85W TDP restrict it should have. Fascinating.
ASUS prepared the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 with an incredible 512GB Samsung PM981 SSD, which conveys great execution. The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 is arranged to have the option to help two PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, so you can really add more stockpiling to the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15. Tragically you will not have the option to move up to a PCIe 4.0 SSD, as the four PCIe 4.0 paths from the CPU are as of now associated with the GeForce RTX 3060.
The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 beats the entirety of the PCs that we have recently tried in Cinebench R20 in the single-center bit of the benchmark. Anyway with just four centers in the engine, it naturally assumes a lower priority in the multi-center area. It beats the Acer Swift 3X however, which was our past best outcome with the eleventh Gen Tiger Lake processors.
We dropped the Acer Swift 3X from the benchmark here, as the Iris Xe MAX illustrations will not measure up to these committed designs arrangements. Contrasted with the other gaming workstations we have explored, the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) with the GeForce RTX 3060 winds up opened easily between the RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2070 SUPER PCs, which is a serious intriguing find, as the 80W GeForce RTX 3060 here would presumably fit the bill for a Max-Q name as well if NVIDIA didn’t choose to get rid of it, I surmise this is a very decent outcome for the mid-range Ampere GPU.
The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15’s 3DMark Time Spy results mirror a comparative situation, albeit the MSI GE66 Raider acquires a bigger hole here. This may be because of the way that MSI PC has an all the more remarkable GPU, yet additionally a more great 8-center CPU, which would have added to the somewhat enormous hole we see here.
3DMark Port Royal sees the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 opened in the middle of the GeForce RTX 2070 PCs indeed, however this time we are back to see it being about spot on in the middle of the two more established workstations once more. In any case, it appears to be that the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER PC enjoys a significant observable benefit here, demonstrating better raytracing execution from the more seasoned GPU.
Proceeding onward into PCMark 10, we see that the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) posts some great outcomes no matter how you look at it. Apparently the meager few, nippy centers, weren’t incredible for the Essentials segment of the benchmark, yet it made up for itself with brilliant scores in Productivity which measures execution when working with accounting pages and word handling. Computerized Content Creation is additionally incredible on the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15, with the blend of the Iris Xe Graphics and GeForce RTX 3060 contribution a lovely sound benefit in this space over a year ago’s ROG Zephyrus G14.
Do take note of that all the above benchmarks analyzes a lot pricier and furthermore heavier machines (except for the ROG Zephyrus G14 and GIGABYTE AORUS 15G XC) against the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15. So while the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) can’t out and out score a success in the vast majority of the benchmarks, as far as the weight-to-power and cost-to-execution measurements, it has its benefits.
Gaming execution on the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 is apparently kept down by its CPU. The presentation in many games is obviously CPU-bound, and the most dire outcome imaginable is in Rainbow Six Siege, which I avoided with regard to this diagram for scaling reasons. While we get a decent 150FPS in that esports title, the CPU is in reality more intensely stacked than the GPU. You can hope to see a comparable circumstance in other esports titles that will be more CPU-bound than GPU-bound.
On the brilliant side, in spite of the fact that we see a few games like Cyberpunk 2077 normal just 24FPS when DirectX Raytracing is empowered without DLSS, the experience is entirely playable because of the versatile sync highlight of the showcase. Obviously, I would lean toward a higher edge rate, and we can undoubtedly accomplish that with DLSS, so this is more similar to a most dire outcome imaginable more than anything.
More up to date games that can exploit more centers will most likely see the CPU bottleneck the exhibition significantly more. All things considered, it is clear that the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) can convey nice edge rates, however I don’t know for how much more as more current games are presently being created to utilize more CPU centers. There is a benefit of going with a more effective CPU however, as you will find in the following segment.
While there isn’t an alternative to physically tune the fan speeds, however I surmise with Turbo taking into consideration greatest cooling and the Silent mode including a genuine 0dB mode when temperatures are beneath 70°C, I am not by and large left needing here. At long last, a gaming PC that can be essentially fanless! What an opportunity to be alive!
As referenced before, as far as possible for the CPU and GPU are very liberal, and they are the very same in the Performance and Turbo profiles. Anyway with regards to the Silent profile, the CPU PL1 is dropped down to a simple 30W, while the GPU possibly pulls up to 53W in any event, when completely stacked with Realbench. Discussing which, we will test the cooling execution in Realbench in Turbo mode here.
While the CPU gets 64W PL1 to mess with, by and by we see it float around 41W by and large. It will support here and there craftily, somewhere in the range of 37W and 48W. Accordingly, the CPU timekeepers are additionally floating somewhere in the range of 3.4GHz and 4.2GHz, with a normal of 3.8GHz.
Because of the essentially lower power limit here when contrasted with the standard 45W TDP CPUs that ASUS used to place into the ROG Zephyrus G15 that the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 depends on, we are additionally seeing the CPU just hit 89°C at max, with the normal temperature across the brief run being simply 80°C.
Proceeding onward to the GPU, the force draw midpoints 79W, with the temperature kept up underneath 79°C consistently. Normal timekeepers are quite nice at 1410MHz here. We do notice a pinnacle power draw of 90W here, which is very intriguing. Taking a gander at the chart, you may likewise see that the temperatures aren’t in a vertical pattern, which implies that the cooling of the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) is more than equipped for dealing with the warm yield of the CPU and GPU here.
In the GPU-driven Superposition stress test, the Dynamic Boost 2.0 capacity pushes the greater part of the capacity to the GPU. By and large. Temperatures are very much controlled with just the GPU being vigorously stacked, with the GPU sitting beneath 73°C. The CPU is entirely agreeable underneath 67°C in this benchmark, drawing around 13W of force.
On the off chance that you might want a more intensive glance at the innards and the cooling arrangement of the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15, you can look at our teardown video above.
Something fascinating with the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 is that while it has a somewhat little 76WHr battery, it is equipped for more than 9 hours battery life. This makes it the longest enduring gaming PC we have tried, being more equivalent against the lower-controlled interactive media PCs as opposed to the next gaming PCs we have tried. This is extraordinary, as it implies that the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 offers gaming PC execution while as yet offering sufficient juice to last an ordinary work day.
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From the outset, you will not actually notice anything especially amiss with the showcase here. Tones are quite lively, and ASUS tuned it such that it certainly looks sufficient for most plans and purposes. Indeed I very enjoyed the presentation here. Movement is smooth with the 144Hz invigorate rate, and the versatile sync include implies that lower outline rates doesn’t look close to as terrible on the showcase.
Anyway upon additional testing, it is clearly a somewhat average board that is just equipped for 62% sRGB, 44% DCI-P3 and 42.8% Adobe RGB. That is more awful than my maturing ROG Strix SCAR II! It additionally has a mediocre most extreme splendor of only 250 nits. Shading precision is unremarkable as well, with a normal Delta E worth of 2.5.
Generally speaking, it’s a lovely standard presentation board, and you probably won’t see the dissimilarity except if you are looking at the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM) directly close to a superior showcase board. ASUS offers you a choice of a superior board, however you should dish out for the reach besting ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 FX516PR that promotes a 240Hz 100% sRGB show.
Sound on the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 is fair enough for getting up to speed with the most recent scenes of anime or K-dramatization, and I do consider it acceptable for a PC of this type. Two vertical terminating tweeters may improve the sound, however I suppose you will not by and large miss them in the event that you haven’t encountered them previously. ASUS likewise included DTS:X Ultra to improve the sound, and I get it manages job really well, particularly in the event that you plan on tweaking the sound profile however you would prefer.
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I trust you like greenish blue, since that is the shade of the console’s backdrop illumination here. Rather than RGB, ASUS concluded that this greenish tone was the best counterpart for what might some way or another be a smooth monochrome machine. I figure white backdrop illumination would been something more, however some way or another this is the shading that the fashioners at ASUS settled on. In any case. The console offers a decent measure of movement and physicality, and it is agreeable for both composing and gaming long distance races.
Something else worth referencing is that the cooling framework likewise admissions air from the console deck, which keeps it cooler to the touch. Subsequently, the WASD group stays pretty cool at around 35°C, while the territory in the focal point of the console goes up to around 50°C. At the point when the innards are buckling down pushing edges or delivering your most recent recordings, ASUS ensured that your fingers won’t get toasted by the console.
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The situation of the console in the focal point of the PC is quite decent for those used to typing by memory, and ASUS made a point to not mess the console deck with additional keys in strange spots. What I didn’t exactly appreciate was the absence of a PrtScr key. In one more particular choice by ASUS in regards to the console, the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 has a hotkey to the Snip and Sketch instrument, yet no PrtScr button. In the event that the creators at ASUS didn’t understand, you can allot the PrtScr key to be an alternate route to the Snip and Sketch device, however you can’t do the backwards. Furthermore, that disposed of the capacity for me to do my standard Win + PrtScr combo to take speedy screen captures of my benchmark results. Totally irritating.
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Fortunately, the trackpad was a delight to utilize. I didn’t feel I required a mouse to play out my standard benchmarks, and the focused position was natural to utilize. If I somehow managed to criticize, I would presumably gripe about the absence of discrete snap catches, however practically speaking it performed fine and dandy. The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 had the option to observe between me attempting to do motions and me attempting to drag things around, and I like that. Simply give me back my PrtScr catch and I figure I would totally adore the contribution here. Possibly a unique finger impression scanner would be decent also.
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The ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 has a nice supplement of I/O choices. While ASUS by one way or another chose to leave out more current ports like USB 3.2 Gen2, there’s as yet three USB 3.0 ports on the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 (FX516PM), two of which you can see on the correct side of the machine. There’s likewise a Kensington space to permit you to get your PC truly.
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Over on the left, you will track down the coaxial force input, a Gigabit LAN port, HDMI, another USB 3.0 port just as the Thunderbolt 4 and 3.5mm combo earphone jack. The Thunderbolt 4 port hosts DisplayPort yield too, which will permit you to connect two additional screens to the ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 without issue. It likewise upholds 100W USB-PD charging, however dissimilar to its ROG Zephyrus brethren, it doesn’t accompany a USB-PD power connector in the container.