Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W, Creator Gaming Laptop 15″ 144Hz AMD Ryzen 7 and RTX 3060 – LaptopSpirit
Our Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W review
Sturdy, the creative gaming laptop Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W with a 15-inch IPS Full HD screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card that accelerates processing of multimedia. This is also the case with the powerful core that combines 16 GB of RAM and an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor, while the fast 512 GB SSD storage improves responsiveness. This laptop designed to play and create that runs on Windows 11 is also equipped with an RGB backlit keyboard and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Best known price: 1099€
Features of Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W
|screen(s).||15.6” Full LED IPS 144Hz 45% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6GB dedicated GDDR6 (boost 1630MHz and 90W), processor-integrated Radeon Vega 8 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1 free M.2 slot|
|connectors||3 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB 1 zone|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x4W) + 2 tweeters (2x2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 354 x 259 x 22.6-27.2|
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W against the competition
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W is currently appearing in the Amazon promotion and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer a very powerful (and recent) processor with such a high frequency screen and a very powerful graphics card.
If this Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations to play with a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, this has the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W
Robust in its compliance with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, this versatile laptop targeting gamers and creatives sports an original gamer look with its black Graphite Black design with angular line.
The connectivity integrated into this creative gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the USB 3.0 which peripherals are connected to it.
Of course, you can backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical so that you can better recognize your keys in case of reduced lighting around.
Thanks to its frequency of 144Hz, the screen improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. In addition, it is suitable for displaying videos and wider High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and its Full HD definition. In addition, its horizontal and vertical viewing angles are important because of its IPS technology, however not high-end because of this the colorimetry is classic.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF506QM-HN098W can appeal to those who want to get a versatile 15-inch laptop PC that performs well in gaming and creation.
As it incorporates 16 GB of RAM and an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H processor, this creative gaming laptop PC delivers great overall power capable of appealing to demanding users.
In particular creators will appreciate that their processing is carried out faster with this core than with 8 GB DDR4 as well as a Quad/Hexa Core processor, the difference is particularly noticeable in areas that require of RAM and CPU resources using multicore, for example in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
As a bonus, multimedia processing is accelerated with software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
And this through GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing, dedicated to the NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.
At the top of the range, the GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing is however mainly aimed at gamers as it is able to support recent games.
NVIDIA Optimus technology actually activates the GeForce RTX 3060 when the performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated with Ryzen 7 proves insufficient to perform the requested tasks.
Best known price: 1099€
Radeon Vega 8 is in practice preferred as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient that promotes autonomy.
Therefore, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated to perform graphics tasks that are considered too heavy for the Radeon Vega 8, usually for gaming. With any of these graphic solutions, it is of course possible to view photos and videos.
On the storage side, there is an SSD that matches the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being quiet, less energy consuming, more stable and faster.
Result compared to a hard drive, SSD guarantees better responsiveness and fluidity in use.
Thanks to the SSD, we thus get faster start / stop, processing and launch of games / software, or even faster arrival of online games cards.
Of course, if 512 GB is too tight, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, on the autonomy side, count on around 7 hours of battery life with little use for this creative gaming laptop PC equipped with a high-capacity battery that can be heard and heats up when pushed hard (e.g. games, treats).
To contain temperatures if necessary, this computer can be linked to a ventilated support (remember to check the measurements carefully!).