Asus TUF Gaming F15 evaluation (2022 FX507ZM

This text is my detailed evaluation of the 2022 Asus TUF Gaming F15 collection, Asus’s up to date lineup of Intel-based efficiency and gaming laptops with a aggressive price ticket.

For the 2022 era, Asus have solely revamped the TUF Gaming collection, aiming to deal with the quirks of the earlier fashions. Whereas very aggressively priced, these lacked among the options accessible with the competitors within the funds house and had been bashed for his or her considerably questionable cooling capabilities.

With the 2022 TUF F15 replace, Asus have bumped the specs to the most recent Intel Twelfth gen Alder Lake and Nvidia RTX {hardware} platforms, whereas additionally implementing a MUX and a beefier thermal module, with the intention to enable these specs to run at larger energy settings than earlier than.

Moreover, the TUF Gaming collection has been up to date on the skin as properly, with now a smaller and lighter chassis, improved IO, inputs, and display screen choices.

Are these sufficient to make the TUF Gaming F15 collection aggressive within the mid-tier class? You’ll discover out from this detailed evaluation.

Specs sheet as reviewed – 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming F15

2022 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM
Show15.6-inch, 16:9, non-touch, matte, Chi Mei CMN1540 panel
QHD 2560 x 1440 px IPS, 165 Hz with 100% DCI-P3
ProcessorIntel Twelfth-gen Alder Lake Core i7-12700H, 6PC+8Ec/20T
VideoIris Xe + Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop computer 6GB (as much as 140W with Dynamic Increase)
with MUX and Adaptive Sync (no GSync on inner show)
Reminiscence16 GB DDR5-4800 RAM – as much as 64 GB (2x DIMMs)
Storage1 TB SSD (Samsung PM991A) – 2x M.2 PCIe gen4 slots
ConnectivityWiFi 6 (Mediatek MT7921) 2×2 with Bluetooth 5.2, Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168)
Ports2x USB-A 3.2 gen1, 1x USB-C gen2 with information, 1x USB-C gen2 with video, information and charging, HDMI 2.0b, LAN, headphone&mic, Lock
Battery90Wh, 240 W energy adapter, USB-C charging as much as 100W
Measurement354 mm or 13.93” (w) x 251 mm or 10.19 (d) x 24.9 mm or .98” (h)
Weight2.07 kg (4.56 lbs), .7 kg (1.55 lbs) energy brick and cables, EU model
Extrasrubber-dome single-zone RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad, twin audio system, HD webcam

We’d comply with up with critiques on different GPU configurations if there’s sufficient curiosity.

That apart, we’ve additionally reviewed the AMD-based TUF Gaming A15 collection on this separate article, which we’ll check with all through this evaluation when wanted.

Design and development

So far as the design and the construct go, the 2022 TUF gaming F15 and the A15 collection are similar, so you must undergo my evaluation of the A15 for my full impressions on these features.

In just some phrases, I’ll reiterate that the 2022 15-inch TUF lineup is about 5% extra compact than the earlier generations, and ~7% lighter, at lower than 2.1 kilos for this reviewed configuration. Asus have additionally barely up to date the supplies used for the development and the design strains on the inside, which is now less complicated and cleaner-looking than earlier than.

The general construct high quality of the chassis, lid, and hinges are alright for the category, with little flex and no squeaky humorous noises with on a regular basis use.

Practicality remains to be a little bit of a hit-and-miss. My complaints are with the display screen back-angle restricted at round 145-degrees and people annoying standing LEDs positioned slightly below the show. The entrance lips and corners are a bit tough as properly; even when barely dulled, I nonetheless discovered them moderately harsh on the wrists.

The thermal design has been up to date from the earlier generations, as Asus have transitioned the TUF collection to a a lot anticipated 4-radiator design for the 3060/3070Ti configurations, similar to this one which now we have right here. Meaning there are actually radiators on the again edge and on each side of the laptop computer. This transformation does negatively impression the IO placement to some extent, although.

The vast majority of the IO is grouped on the left facet of this laptop computer now, all the way in which to the entrance. Most different laptops on this class do a greater job spreading the IO across the chassis and particularly using that again edge for the DC-in, HDMI and LAN connectors, however not this TUF.

On a constructive word, there are actually two USB-C ports on this F15, and one among them helps video (dGPU connection, with GSync) and the opposite is Thunderbolt 4 appropriate, widat 40 Gbps information, DP through the iGPU, and charging as much as 100W. The HDMI port hooks into the dGPU as properly, however is barely a 2.0b variant, not 2.1 .

Keyboard and trackpad

Asus have barely up to date the inputs on th 2022 TUF Gaming collection, revamping the format, including an additional set of media keys on the top-left which had been beforehand solely accessible on ROG laptops, in addition to a bigger clickpad.

They nonetheless went with a full format with a NumPad part, and all the pieces is in the precise place with this format. The NumPad keys are narrower than the principle deck of keys, and the arrow keys are wider than earlier than, however on the similar time shorter and extra cramped in. Total, although, it is a truthful format.

The keycaps are easy to the contact and considerably smudgy, and the general suggestions is firmer than on earlier TUFs, so I obtained alongside properly with this implementation. I additionally discovered the keystrokes to be quiet, aside from the House key.

These keys are RGB backlit, with single-zone management by way of the AURA software program within the Armory Crate app. The illumination is uniform and brilliant sufficient on the most stage. Some gentle creeps out from beneath the keycaps, although, particularly as a result of they’re designed with translucent sides meant to permit the sunshine to shine by way of simply.

Different positives are the power to reactivate the lighting with a swipe over the clickpad as soon as it occasions off, and the existence of a devoted Caps-Lock indicator.

For mouse, these TUFs get a 25% bigger clickpad-style floor that replaces the immovable touchpad with devoted buttons used prior to now. This feels loads just like the clickpads on the higher-tier Asus notebooks, even when it’s plastic and never glass. I discovered it dependable and nice to make use of throughout my time with the laptop computer. I additionally appreciated that it’s a sturdy implementation that doesn’t rattle with firmer faucets; the bodily clicks within the corners are nonetheless considerably clunky and loud, although.

As for biometrics, there are nonetheless none on these 2022 TUFs.

Display screen

Asus gives a few display screen choices for this 2022 TUF Gaming F15 lineup, all 15.6-inch, 16:9, matte and non-touch:

  • FHD 144Hz with 300+ nits of brightness and 65% sRGB colours;
  • FHD 300Hz 3ms with 300+ nits of brightness and 100% sRGB colours;
  • QHD 165Hz 3ms with 350+ nits of brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colours.

If attainable, steer clear of the base-level possibility, that’s probably the boring and gradual Panda panel accessible with previous entry-level TUFs. The FHD 300Hz panel is a balanced funds possibility, probably similar to the one we’ve reviewed on the 2022 Sprint F15 FX517, whereas the QHD variant is a aggressive panel on this class of notebooks.

Our evaluation unit is the QHD show possibility, multi-purpose panel with glorious colour protection and truthful brightness/distinction. It doesn’t go previous 350-nits, although, so make certain to maintain this laptop computer indoors.

Aside from that, although, this display screen is great for day by day and artistic use, in addition to a stable possibility for gaming, with quick refresh charges and response occasions.

Right here’s what we obtained in our exams, with an X-Rite i1 Display Pro sensor:

  • Panel HardwareID: Chi Mei CMN1540 (NE156KME-GNA);
  • Protection: 99.9% sRGB, 84.9% AdobeRGB, 97.5% DCI-P3;
  • Measured gamma: 2.12;
  • Max brightness in the course of the display screen: 347.02 cd/m2 on energy;
  • Min brightness in the course of the display screen: 8.65 cd/m2 on energy;
  • Distinction at max brightness: 1135:1;
  • White level: 7500 Ok;
  • Black on max brightness: 0.33 cd/m2;
  • PWM: No.

You’ll must calibrate this for color-accurate work, because the Gamma and particularly the White Level are skewed out of the field. As soon as calibrated, this ended up uniform in luminosity and colour, and I additionally haven’t seen any apparent screen-bleeding on black backgrounds. The general brightness dropped to round 300-nits after calibration, additional limiting this panel’s use in brilliant environments.

{Hardware} and efficiency

Our take a look at mannequin is a mid-specced configuration of the ASUS TUF Gaming F15, code title FX507ZM, constructed on an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 16 GB of DDR5-4800 reminiscence in twin channel, 1 TB of middling SSD storage, and twin graphics: the Nvidia RTX 3060 dGPU with 6 GB of vRAM and the Iris Xe iGPU built-in throughout the Intel processor.

Disclaimer: Earlier than we proceed, remember the fact that our evaluation unit was despatched over by Asus and it runs on the software program accessible as of late-Might 2022 (BIOS 314, Armoury Crate 5.1.5, GeForce 512.95 drivers). This can be a mature software program bundle, because the laptop computer has been available in shops for just a few months now, however some features may nonetheless change with later updates.

Spec-wise, the 2022 Asus TUF Gaming F15 collection is constructed on the most recent Intel and Nvidia {hardware} accessible to this point. The Intel Core i7-12700H is the mainstream provide within the Intel Twelfth-gen Alder Lake lineup, a hybrid design with 6 Efficiency Cores, 8 Effectivity Cores, and a complete of 24 Threads between the 2 sorts of cores. It’s a major replace of the i7-11800H 6C processor beforehand accessible within the 2021 TUF F15 fashions, each in core depend and in IPC efficiency.

The design of this TUF Gaming F15 collection permits the processor to run at 90+W of sustained energy in demanding hundreds, guaranteeing truthful efficiency, though not on par with higher-power implementations. We’ll get to that in a bit.

Replace: If , an in depth comparability of the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H and the Intel Core i7-12700H platforms within the TUF Gaming chassis is on the market right here.

For the GPU, the 2022 TUF Gaming collection is on the market with RTX 3000 and RTX 3000 Ti graphics chips. What now we have on this pattern is the mid-range RTX 3060 dGPU working at as much as 140W with Dynamic Increase in supported video games and purposes. As a novelty for this era, Asus additionally applied a MUX on the 2022 TUF Gaming lineup.

For the RAM and storage choices, the laptop computer gives two accessible reminiscence DIMMs and two M.2 SSD slots. Our unit shipped with 16 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM (2x sticks) and a middling Samsung PCIe gen3 SSD. That is quick sufficient for on a regular basis use, and you may substitute it with a quicker gen4 drive if wanted as each M.2 slots assist PCIe gen4 speeds.

Accessing the elements requires eradicating the again panel, which is held in place by a few Philips screws. The screws are of various sizes, so cautious about placing them again. You’ll want a prying software, because the again panel is connected very snugly with sturdy plastic clips. I recommend ranging from the entrance nook the place the pop-out screw is positioned after which working your method across the edges.

Inside you’ll discover all of the elements, the massive battery, and the thermal module. Every little thing is packed tightly on this compact 15-inch chassis, with none house left unused.

Specs apart, Asus provide their commonplace 4 energy profiles within the Armoury Crate management app for this laptop computer: Silent, Efficiency, Turbo, and Handbook, with numerous energy settings and fan profiles between them.

  • Silent – fairly fan-noise at beneath 35 dB, restricted CPU/GPU speeds and energy;
  • Efficiency – balanced profile with inventory CPU/GPU settings and ~42 dB fan noise;
  • Turbo – Excessive-Efficiency profile with elevated CPU energy allocation, faster-spinning followers at as much as 50 dB, and overclocked GPU (+50 MHz Core/+100 MHz Reminiscence, as much as 140W TGP).
  • Handbook – like Turbo, however with the power to customized tweak the CPU’s PL1/PL2 energy ranges and GPU’s energy/clocks, plus create customized fan profiles primarily based on temperature limits. Followers as much as 52 dB.
Working ModeSilentEfficiencyTurboHandbook
CPU sustained TDP45W~70W~90W~90W
GPU max TGP60-100Was much as 115W with DBoostas much as 140W with DBoostas much as 140W with DBoost
TDP + TGP (Crossload)~100-120W135W155W160W
Noise ranges0-35dbAmax 42dbAmax 50dbAmax 52dbA

Handbook is a novelty for the 2022 TUF Gaming lineup, permitting for granular management over the followers and CPU/GPU energy settings, similar to on the Asus ROG notebooks. This mode was not accessible for the TUFs in earlier years.

Turbo is barely accessible with the laptop computer plugged into the wall and is supposed for gaming and different demanding hundreds. Efficiency is a jack-of-all-trades, whereas Silent is made for gentle day by day use. The system is ready to idle the followers on the Silent profile so long as the CPU/GPU keep beneath 60 levels C, resulting in a largely noiseless daily-use expertise.

Right here’s what to anticipate when it comes to efficiency and temperatures with on a regular basis multitasking, looking, and video.

Efficiency and benchmarks

On to extra demanding hundreds, we begin by testing the CPU’s efficiency by working the Cinebench R15 take a look at for 15+ occasions in a loop, with a 1-2 seconds delay between every run.

The Core i7 processor stabilizes at ~90W of sustained energy on the Turbo setting, which interprets in frequencies of three.3+ GHz on the P Cores, temperatures of ~95 C, and stabilized scores of ~2650 factors. The followers spin at ~48 dB at head-level on this mode. The CPU runs at larger energy for a short time on this take a look at, because the PL1 restrict is ready at 115W, however thermal and energy throttling kick in shortly, resulting in the stabilized sustained energy of 90W, which is the PL2 setting.

Bumping the again of the laptop computer off the desk with the intention to enhance cooling helps decrease the CPU’s temperatures to round ~90 C, however the system nonetheless runs on the PL2 90W restrict with sustained hundreds. That is showcased within the Cinebecnh R23 loop log additional down within the article.

There’s no undervolting possibility within the BIOS and voltage management is locked with each XTU and Throttlestop, so there’s no strategy to tweak the CPU at this level.

Switching over to the Efficiency profile interprets within the CPU stabilizing at ~70W and temperatures nonetheless within the mid-90s, however with the followers spinning a lot quieter at ~35 dB at head-level. As soon as extra, the system permits for as much as 90W (PL1 restrict for this profile) for a few loops, after which the ability progressively drops in the direction of the 70.5W PL2 energy restrict.

The Silent profile limits the ability at 45W sustained, with nonetheless barely audible followers at sub-35 dB and temperatures within the mid-70s C. The i7-12700H scores ~1850 factors on this mode, roughly 65% of the Turbo efficiency, which is respectable for a Silent mode.

Lastly, the CPU runs at ~40 W on battery, on the Efficiency profile, with nonetheless respectable scores of round 1800 factors. Particulars under.

To place these in perspective, right here’s how this Core i7-12700H implementation fares towards different fashionable laptops on this take a look at, each Intel and AMD.

It’s on par with the i7-12700H working at related energy settings within the Legion 5i Professional, and inside lower than 10% of the i9-12900H working at larger energy within the ROG Scar fashions.

Replace: If , an in depth comparability of the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H and the Intel Core i7-12700H platforms within the TUF Gaming chassis is on the market right here.

On the similar time, this i7 processor outmatches the Ryzen 7 6800H within the TUF Gaming A15 mannequin by about 15% on this CPU stress take a look at, and the i7-11800H within the 2021 TUF Gaming F15 mannequin by about 25%.


We then went forward and additional verified our findings with the extra taxing Cinebench R23 loop take a look at and Blender – Classroom, which resulted in related findings to what we defined above.

We additionally ran the 3DMark CPU take a look at on the Turbo and Efficiency profiles.

Lastly, we ran our mixed CPU+GPU stress exams on this pocket book. 3DMark stress runs the identical take a look at for 20 occasions in a loop and appears for efficiency variation and degradation over time, and this unit handed it simply wonderful, which implies there’s no efficiency throttling with longer-duration sustained hundreds.

Subsequent, we ran your entire suite of exams and benchmarks, on the inventory Turbo profile in Armoury Crate, the MUX set on Hybrid mode, and on FHD display screen decision for consistency with our different exams.

  • 3DMark 13 – Hearth Strike: 21872 (Graphics – 23416, Physics – 30715, Mixed – 11356);
  • 3DMark 13 – Port Royal: 5398;
  • 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 9636 (Graphics – 9122, CPU – 14157);
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 5602;
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Medium: 16526;
  • Handbrake 1.3.3 (4K to 1080p encode): 64.51 common fps;
  • PassMark 10: Ranking: 5799 (CPU: 26443, 3D Graphics: 17544, Reminiscence: 3071, Disk Mark: 16722);
  • PCMark 10: 7555 (Necessities – 10510, Productiveness – 9946, Digital Content material Creation – 11193);
  • GeekBench 5.4.3 64-bit: Single-Core: 1770, Multi-core: 13128;
  • CineBench R15 (greatest run): CPU 2850 cb, CPU Single Core 265 cb;
  • CineBench R20 (greatest run): CPU 7148 cb, CPU Single Core 704 cb;
  • CineBench R23: CPU 18588 cb (greatest single run), CPU 17456 cb (10 min run), CPU Single Core 1819 cb;
  • x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 24.76 s.

And listed below are some workstation benchmarks, on the identical Turbo profile:

  • Blender 3.01 – BMW scene – CPU Compute: 2m 20s (Turbo);
  • Blender 3.01 – BMW scene – GPU Compute: 26s (CUDA), 13s (Optix);
  • Blender 3.01 – Classroom scene – CPU Compute: 5m 20s (Turbo);
  • Blender 3.01 – Classroom scene – GPU Compute: 50s (CUDA), 29s (Optix);
  • Pugetbench – DaVinvi Resolve: 1133;
  • Pugetbench – Adobe Afert Results: 922;
  • Pugetbench – Adobe Photoshop: 1009;
  • Pugetbench – Adobe Premiere: 974;
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – 3DSMax: 88.76 (Turbo);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Catia: 54.78 (Turbo);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Creo: 91.17 (Turbo);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Vitality: 21.17 (Turbo);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Maya: 295.45 (Turbo);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – Medical: 27.87 (Turbo);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – SNX: 17.76 (Turbo);
  • SPECviewperf 2020 – SW: 190.49 (Turbo).
  • V-Ray Benchmark: CPU – 12450 vsamples, GPU CUDA – 928 vpaths, GPU RTX – 1260;

First off, in comparison with the R7 + RTX 3060 140W configuration of the Asus TUF Gaming A15, this almost similar i7 + RTX 3060 140W TUF F15 mannequin scores roughly 10-20% quicker within the CPU single-core exams, 15-25% quicker within the CPU multi-core exams, and likewise 2-5% quicker within the GPU hundreds.

The GPU scores may very well be considerably defined by the extra mature software program accessible on this Intel mannequin, given the 2 months’ distinction between our A15 and F15 critiques. However on the CPU facet, there’s little doubt the Intel mannequin is superior in efficiency.

Moreover, the Intel mannequin has an additional edge in particular workloads, particularly within the Adobe purposes, the place the upper CPU clocks and Fast-Sync assist make a major distinction, as illustrated by the Puget Benchmark scores in Premiere, After Results, and even Photoshop.

That apart, I’m pleased to see this TUF Gaming F15 implementation buying and selling blows in efficiency with the identical i7+3060 specs applied in arguably the superior and costlier Legion 5i Professional design. The 2 are additionally very related when it comes to thermals and noise ranges.

As for the way this 2022 F15 fares towards the 2021 A15 and F15 fashions, the good points in CPU efficiency are inside 25-35% YOY, whereas the graphics scores are additionally exhibiting a 20-25% improve. That’s as a result of the 2021 TUFs solely provided a 95W RTX 3060 implementation, whereas the 2022 era permits for as much as 140W of GPU energy, and provides in a MUX. The MUX makes a distinction in some exams, however particularly in video games.

All in all, the TUF Gaming F15 collection is a wonderful performer on the Turbo profile, able to competing side-by-side with all of the premium-tier notebooks with related specs.

Nevertheless, in case you choose sacrificing the efficiency to some extent for quieter fan noise, right here’s how this 2022 TUF A15 does on the Efficiency profile, which limits the followers to someplace between 35 to 42 dB at head-level between the assorted hundreds.

  • 3DMark 13 – Hearth Strike: 19354 (Graphics – 21603, Physics – 26618, Mixed – 8838);
  • 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 8805 (Graphics – 8418, CPU – 11907);
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 5171;
  • GeekBench 5.4.3 64-bit: Single-Core: 1783, Multi-core: 12184;
  • CineBench R20 (greatest run): CPU 6336 cb, CPU Single Core 697 cb;
  • x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 26.39 s.

The general efficiency takes a ~10-20% hit on this mode, because of the ability caps utilized on the CPU and GPU, additional supplemented by the excessive inner temperatures on the GPU facet, resulting in some further efficiency throttling with sustained hundreds. That’s largely due to the restricted fan airflow on this mode, with the laptop computer sitting on the desk.

Nevertheless, the inner temperatures are a lot better in case you bump the again of this laptop computer off the desk with the intention to favor airflow into the bottom-placed followers, or in case you put this on a cooling pad. With these teaks, the Efficiency mode is totally usable right here.

You may go for the Silent profile, although, by which case the followers received’t go over 35 dB. Right here’s what we obtained in our exams this case:

  • 3DMark 13 – Hearth Strike: 17610 (Graphics – 19753, Physics – 19445, Mixed – 9007);
  • 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 7900 (Graphics – 7552, CPU – 10704);
  • Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 5074;
  • GeekBench 5.4.3 64-bit: Single-Core: 1803, Multi-core: 10546;
  • CineBench R20 (greatest run): CPU 5119 cb, CPU Single Core 657 cb.

We’re taking a look at roughly 60% of the CPU efficiency and 80% of the GPU efficiency of the Turbo mode, that are aggressive findings for this type of a Silent mode.

Nevertheless, as you’ll discover down under within the gaming part, the GPU efficiency shouldn’t be constant on this Silent mode with the present software program, which might forestall you from utilizing it in sustained hundreds.

Gaming efficiency

Let’s see how this 2022 TUF Gaming F15 pocket book handles fashionable video games.

We examined a number of video games at QHD and FHD decision on Extremely settings, on the inventory Turbo and Efficiency profiles. I’ve additionally included Silent mode, for a quiet sub-35dB gaming expertise, and Handbook mode with maxed-out followers and some tweaks that I’ll clarify additional down.

Listed below are the uncooked numbers, all these with the MUX set on the Discrete GPU mode:

Intel Core i7-12700H
+ RTX 3060 Laptop computer 115-140W
QHD TurboQHD HandbookQHD EfficiencyFHD TurboFHD Silent
Battlefield V
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX OFF)
109 fps (58 fps – 1% low)108 fps (61 fps – 1% low)104 fps (57 fps – 1% low)142 fps (62 fps – 1% low)114 fps (56 fps – 1% low)
Cyberpunk 2077
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX OFF)
38 fps (31 fps – 1% low)34 fps (29 fps – 1% low)57 fps (42 fps – 1% low)
Doom Everlasting
(Vulkan, Extremely Preset)
84 fps (72 fps – 1% low)209 fps (117 fps – 1% low)
Far Cry 6
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, TAA)
69 fps (40 fps – 1% low)70 fps (41 fps – 1% low)67 fps (33 fps – 1% low)89 fps (51 fps – 1% low)
Far Cry 5
(DX 11, Extremely Preset, SMAA)
95 fps (69 fps – 1% low)94 fps (70 fps – 1% low)90 fps (68 fps – 1% low)121 fps (85 fps – 1% low)97 fps (77 fps – 1% low)
Metro Exodus
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX OFF)
53 fps (32 fps – 1% low)67 fps (42 fps – 1% low)
Crimson Useless Redemption 2
(DX 12, Extremely Optimized, TAA)
73 fps (55 fps – 1% low)96 fps (68 fps – 1% low)
Shadow of Tomb Raider
(DX 12, Highest Preset, TAA)
83 fps (66 fps – 1% low)84 fps (67 fps – 1% low)79 fps (63 fps – 1% low)113 fps (72 fps – 1% low)100 fps (64 fps – 1% low)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
(DX 11, Extremely Preset, Hairworks On 4)
85 fps (66 fps – 1% low)84 fps (68 fps – 1% low)77 fps (60 fps – 1% low)121 fps (79 fps – 1% low)92 fps (54 fps – 1% low)
  • Battlefield V, Cyberpunk, Doom, Witcher 3 – recorded with Fraps/in-game FPS counter in marketing campaign mode;
  • Far Cry 5, 6, Metro, Crimson Useless Redemption 2, Tomb Raider video games – recorded with the included Benchmark utilities;
  • Crimson Useless Redemption 2 Optimized profile primarily based on these settings.

These above are rasterization exams, and listed below are some outcomes for RTX titles with and with out DLSS.

Intel Cpre i7-12700H
+ RTX 3060 Laptop computer 115-140W
QHD TurboFHD Turbo
Battlefield V
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX ON, DLSS OFF)
63 fps (33 fps – 1% low)76 fps (36 fps – 1% low)
Battlefield V
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX ON, DLSS ON)
67 fps (46 fps – 1% low)86 fps (50 fps – 1% low)
Cyberpunk 2077
(DX 12, Extremely Preset + RTX, DLSS Balanced)
41 fps (34 fps – 1% low)58 fps (47 fps – 1% low)
Doom Everlasting
(DX 12, Extremely Preset, RTX ON, DLSS High quality)
Far Cry 6
(DX 12, Extremely Preset + DXR reflections / shadows)
58 fps (29 fps – 1% low)66 fps (33 fps – 1% low)
Shadow of Tomb Raider
(DX 12, Highest Preset, TAA, RTX Extremely)
43 fps (32 ps – 1% low)62 fps (40 fps – 1% low)

This configuration can deal with most fashionable video games at QHD decision and Extremely settings, with some exceptions, particularly when you energetic RT, as a result of restricted capabilities and the lesser quantity of VRAM on the RTX 3060 chip.

I’m going to have a follow-up article additional wanting into the efficiency distinction between the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H and Intel Core i7-12700H platforms with the identical RTX 3060 type of graphics, however in just some phrases, this Intel F15 variant outscores the AMD A15 in most video games, however solely by inside 2-5%.

These variations can get a bit larger at very excessive framerates, and are almost non-existent at QHD decision and Extremely settings within the newest demanding AAA titles.

With these out of the way in which, let’s go over some efficiency and temperatures logs, that are going to raised clarify a few of our findings above.

On Turbo, with the laptop computer sitting on the desk – that is necessary! – and with the present BIOS settings, the CPU runs at ~20W in most titles, which interprets to temperatures of 75-80 C levels. Strong!

What’s fascinating is that the entire titles I’ve examined carried out equally and scaled energy to the GPU with Dynamic Increase, together with Battlefield V or Far Cry 5/6, which normally allocate excessive energy to the CPU and fewer to the GPU. That’s not at all times a win for framerates in these CPU-heavy titles, although, because the framerates recorded in Battlefield V – RT mode on this unit are decrease than on the TUF A15 or the Legion 5i, even though the GPU runs at larger energy right here.

Because the Turbo mode is designed to supply ~155W of sustained mixed CPU+GPU energy, meaning the GPU scales in energy between as much as 140W in most titles. This ends in GPU temperatures of 80-84 levels Celsius on the larger energy settings. Not unhealthy, however not nice both. These GPU temperatures are a bit on the upper facet, however total this Intel + RTX 3060 configuration runs cooler than the Ryzen + RTX 3060 A15 mannequin.

Bumping up the again of the laptop computer from the desk with the intention to enhance the airflow into the followers helps shed 5-8 levels off the elements, resulting in CPU temperatures within the low to mid-70s and GPU temperatures within the mid to high-70s. That’s as a result of the low-profile rubber toes applied on this laptop computer choke the intakes, and the limitation is eliminated by bumping up the again. Choosing an energetic cooling pad will assist much more.

As a novelty for the 2022 TUFs, there’s now the Handbook mode accessible in Armoury Crate, which permits customizing the fan profiles and CPU/GPU settings.

I’ve set the followers at max 100% rpms (52 dB at head-level), nevertheless it barely modified something compared to the Turbo mode. That’s as a result of the followers are already working at 95% rpms on Turbo. Therefore, I’m not together with any logs for Handbook mode.

With all these high-performance profiles out of the way in which, in case you’re on the lookout for quieter noise ranges when working video games, your choices are both the Efficiency mode, the Silent mode, or an additional tweaked Handbook profile with customized fan profiles and a GPU thermal restrict setting.

On Efficiency, the followers spin a lot quieter at round 42 dB, and the framerates solely take a ~10-12% hit in comparison with the Turbo mode. Nevertheless, the inner elements find yourself working at even larger temperatures so long as you’re protecting the laptop computer on the desk. You’ll have to just accept CPU temperatures within the low 80s, that are wonderful, however GPU temperatures within the 85-87 C and GPU energy throttling in most titles, in addition to considerably larger floor temperatures than on the Turbo mode.

Bumping the again of the laptop computer from the desk helps on this Efficiency mode as properly. The CPU drops to the mid-70s, and the GPU drops to the high-70s, that are stable temperatures for a 42 dB profile. Throttling can be eliminated, because the GPU constantly runs at 115W with the again of the laptop computer bumped up from the desk.

The Silent mode limits the GPU to some extent on this laptop computer, and units the followers at sub-35 dB. The efficiency varies between the examined titles, however total this Silent mode is completely wonderful for FHD gaming even with Extremely Settings, with or with out Whisper mode activated in Geforce Expertise. CPU/GPU temperatures are additionally wonderful on this Silent mode, not often going over 80 levels C on the GPU facet in probably the most demanding video games.

Lastly, this laptop computer may also run video games on battery on the Efficiency profile, with a 60 fps restrict set within the settings. It performs a lot as on the Silent plugged-in mode detailed above. Count on a bit over an hour of gameplay at 60 fps and FHD/Extremely, or maybe longer with a 30 fps cap and decrease settings.

All in all, this AMD-based 2022 Asus TUF Gaming F15 collection is a wonderful performer inside its class, a major step-up in capabilities from the earlier era, and quicker in GPU hundreds and even Crosloads than the AMD-based TUF A15 variant of the identical collection. With the elevated energy settings, the elements are nonetheless going to run heat and even scorching in lengthy gaming and work periods, even when the thermal module has been barely revamped.

Because of this, I’d advocate both bumping up the again of the laptop computer with the intention to improve the airflow into the followers, or shopping for your self a correct cooling pad to additional assist hold these temperatures at bay. Each are going to make a major distinction right here.

Noise, Warmth, Connectivity, audio system, and others

Asus have up to date the thermal design of the 2022 TUF Gaming F15 in comparison with the earlier era, including an additional warmth pipe and radiator on the CPU facet, however virtually nothing has modified on the GPU facet, regardless of the a lot larger GPU energy settings. They’re additionally nonetheless utilizing common thermal paste for this collection, and never liquid metallic as on the ROG fashions.

On the similar time, Asus have additionally up to date the underside panel design and the way in which the airflow is channeled over the elements and into the followers by way of the consumption grills.

As mentioned within the earlier part, the GPU runs at 80++ levels Celsius on this laptop computer so long as you retain it on the desk, and its efficiency is even thermally throttled on the quieter Efficiency mode. That’s as a result of the low-profile toes choke the airflow of cool air into the followers, very similar to on most different current TUF and ROG laptops. Nevertheless, the impression is even higher than on different items on this mannequin.

Bumping the again of the laptop computer off the desk by an inch or two makes an enormous distinction, permitting these inner temperatures to drop by as a lot as 10 levels on each Turbo and Efficiency.

Let’s see why. The picture under exhibits the low profile of the rubber toes applied on the b0ttom of this laptop computer, which depart solely about 2 mm of house beneath.

Moreover, by flipping the laptop computer the other way up we are able to see how the rubber toes really forestall the airflow of recent air into the followers. A lot of the house across the followers is obstructed by rubber and plastic toes, marked by the Xs, and solely a small half permits for air to return by way of, the place I positioned the arrows.

This design is the explanation why the followers are choked-up considerably right here and why bumping up the again results in the temperatures dropping by that a lot. Most fashionable laptop computer designs will profit from bumping up the again across the followers, however right here the impression is extra vital.

So far as the outer case temperatures go, these are good on Turbo, with solely a warmer spot round 45 C in the course of the chassis, and temperatures within the 30s and 20s on the keyboard deck. The laptop computer heats up extra on Efficiency, however the areas that you simply’d usually get in touch with received’t go over 40s C.

And remember the fact that these temperatures will drop in each instances in case you bump up the again of the laptop computer from the desk, which is able to enable the internals to run cooler.

*Gaming – Efficiency – enjoying Far Cry 5 for half-hour, followers at ~40-42 dB
*Gaming – Turbo, on desk – enjoying Cyberpunk 2077 for half-hour, followers at ~49 dB

On the similar time, this laptop computer is a breeze with on a regular basis use, multitasking, looking, or video streaming. The 0dB Expertise permits the 2 followers to fully change off with gentle use so long as the {hardware} stays beneath 60 C on the Silent profile, which is more often than not. And that’s each on battery or when plugged in. I additionally haven’t seen any coil profitable on this pattern.

*Day by day Use – streaming Netflix in EDGE for half-hour, Silent profile,  followers at 0 dB

For connectivity, there’s Wi-fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 on this unit, in addition to Gigabit Lan, however not Wifi 6E or 2.5G Lan as on the 2022 ROG merchandise. Not an issue IMO, and I’ve nothing to fault with the included Mediatek chip, which proved quick and dependable for on a regular basis use.

The audio high quality right here is alright for this class of funds efficiency laptops, with two audio system firing on the underside and to the edges. The sound lacks element within the lows, however is OK for day by day use, particularly in case you make certain to tick the “Enhanced Optimus” possibility within the Audio system menu in Home windows 11.  The volumes peak at about 75-76 dB at head stage, and I haven’t seen any annoying distortions or vibrations within the chassis at excessive volumes.

Lastly, the digital camera is positioned on high of the display screen, flanked by microphones. It’s the identical HD choices from final 12 months and is OK for infrequent calls in a well-lit room, however don’t anticipate a lot in high quality.

Battery life

There’s both a 56Wh or a 90Wh battery contained in the 2022 TUF Gaming fashions, and our unit is the 90Wh model.

The system robotically switches the display screen’s refresh to 60 Hz when utilizing the laptop computer on battery, to extend effectivity, and that’s the short display screen flicker that you simply’ll discover when disconnecting the laptop computer from the wall. Additionally, in case you’re trying to maximize runtimes, make certain to make use of the laptop computer within the Hybrid MUX mode.

Right here’s what we obtained on our evaluation unit when it comes to battery life, with the display screen’s brightness set at round 120 nits (~60 brightness), 60 Hz and on Hybrid mode.

  • 16 W (~5-6 h of use) – textual content enhancing in Google Drive, Silent  Mode, display screen at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 15.5 W (~6 h of use) – 1080p fullscreen video on Youtube in Edge, Silent Mode, display screen at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 14 W (~6-7 h of use) – Netflix fullscreen in Edge, Silent Mode, display screen at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 20 W (~4-5 h of use) – looking in Edge, Efficiency Mode, display screen at 60%, WiFi ON;
  • 80 W (~1+ h of use) – Gaming – Witcher 3, Efficiency Mode, display screen at 60%, WiFi ON, no fps restrict.

These runtimes aren’t that unhealthy, due to that 90Wh battery contained in the laptop computer, however not nice both. My main criticism is with streaming and informal utilizing, the place this nonetheless eats about 15 Wh of vitality each hour. We obtained barely higher runtimes with the Intel-based Legion 5i and particularly with the AMD Ryzen 6000 variations of the A15 or the ROG Strix G15.

That apart, this F15 FX507ZM configuration comes with a reasonably compact 240W energy brick, the model with two lengthy thick cables. The battery fills up in about 2 hours, with quick charging for the primary half an hour.

USB-C charging is supported as properly, as a novelty for the 2022 TUF era, as much as 100W. You received’t have the ability to use the laptop computer on Turbo whereas hooked over USB-C, however that’s sufficient for on a regular basis multitasking and occasional heavy workloads on Efficiency, in case you don’t wish to carry alongside the heavier foremost brick when on the go. USB-C efficiency on these Asus laptops is defined on this article.

Worth and availability- 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming F15

The 2022 Asus TUF Gaming lineup is listed in just a few areas on the time of this text.

A lot of the accessible TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZRM configurations provide the Intel Core i7 + RTX 3060 and the FHD 300Hz show, for $1499 MSRP within the US, between 1300-1500 EUR in Europe, and 1600 GBP within the UK.

The QHD display screen possibility is uncommon for the 3060 mannequin, and is generally paired with the 3070 and 3070Ti GPU configurations. The i7 + 3070 + QHD variant is particularly fascinating, at round 1700 GBP within the UK, however hardly accessible in most different areas but.

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If , a 17-inch TUF Gaming F17 FX707 collection is also available in stores, similar to the one examined right here, however with a bigger 17-inch show.

Remaining thoughts- 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 evaluation

Very like the AMD-based TUF Gaming possibility reviewed a number of weeks in the past, this Intel mannequin is a significant step-up from the earlier era, each when it comes to efficiency and total capabilities in demanding hundreds and video games, but additionally in relation to the design, ergonomics, and the accessible options. Amongst these, the 2022 era will get higher display screen choices, up to date inputs and ports, and assist for USB-C charging.

Throw within the 2022-gen {hardware} with elevated energy settings, the up to date thermal module, and the addition of a MUX for the un-limited gaming expertise, in addition to the intense efficiency good points provided by the Intel Twelfth gen {hardware} over the competing Intel/AMD cellular platforms, and the 2022 TUF Gaming F15 FX507 collection is now among the best efficiency and gaming laptops of the 12 months within the mid to affordable-tier worth phase.

On the similar time, this Intel collection shouldn’t be as environment friendly on battery use because the AMD mannequin. It may nonetheless final for just a few hours unplugged, due to that 90Wh battery inside most configurations, however the AMD fashions last more with gentle use and video streaming. So if that’s necessary and also you’re OK sacrificing CPU efficiency to some extent, the AMD-based TUF Gaming A15 siblings are the higher choices for you.

Pricing appears to additionally favor the AMD fashions, that are a bit extra reasonably priced for related specs. We’re speaking about roughly 100 EUR between the RTYX 3060 fashions over right here, although, so not one thing decisive.

After all, each of those TUFs nonetheless must face fierce competitors, and also you’ll nonetheless have to just accept their quirks, similar to some bizarre selections affecting ergonomics, or the choked fan intakes with the laptop computer sitting on a desk.

So far as the competitors goes, the 2022 Lenovo Legion 5 or 2022 Acer Nitro 5 are actually higher than ever earlier than, and in a position to match the TUFs on a lot of the necessary features. Add in what seems like a better price ticket for the TUF Gaming collection now in 2022, probably a results of all of the talked about updates, in addition to the inner competitors with the ROG Strix and Zephyrus fashions, and the TUF collection won’t be proper for everybody. I do really feel these laptops have improved considerably YOY are extra aggressive than the earlier generations, so long as the worth and availability are proper in your areas.

This beautiful a lot wraps up our evaluation of the 2022 Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM pocket book. I’d love to listen to your ideas and suggestions down under, so don’t hesitate to get in contact for any suggestions or questions.

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