ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: TUF A15
Laptop announced date: 10th March 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Our ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop review today is going to help us understand how well the hardware components in this machine can run today’s modern games. Taking a look at some of the most demanding popular titles we will see some expected frame rates for the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
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Is the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - This processor, the Ryzen 5 4600H 6-Core 3.0GHz, is excellent and can meet 2021 AAA title requirements with relative ease. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 6 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - Today’s AAA 2021 gaming is not met by the graphics solution found in this laptop. The performance provided by the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile will certainly struggle with some of the more demanding games around. Modern AAA games can make use of more than the 4GB VRAM available in this graphics solution. It has an OK amount of VRAM but could struggle moving into the coming year..
System Memory - This laptop’s 8GB of RAM is certainly a good quantity, when running AAA games in 2021.
Screen Size - This is a good screen size for gamers. This laptop has a 15.6" and is suitable for running new release titles during the 2021 gaming year. We would probably prefer the larger 17 inch size laptop for an ideal gamers laptop, but perhaps this smaller size would tick your requirement for smaller and more portable.
Refresh Rate - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. The top end refresh rate for this laptop is 144Hz for its screen. This makes it an excellent choice for gaming. Over 60Hz would be suitable, though for gaming.
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
One of the most important components to a gamer for this laptop is getting it’s graphics card right. We will be taking a look at the sort of price to performance ratio the laptop hardware has and in particular help us know if how well the graphics card can run God of War 2018 at 1080p ultra settings. Coming loaded with the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, this laptop is capable of beating 312 games at their minimum system specs and 0 games at their recommended system specs. This is when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games.
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Comparing ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Stepping into it, we can standardise our assessment of this ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop review by giving every laptop a relative price to performance rating. This rating, for all laptops, will adjust over time and keep the data in this review relevant to today's expectations and inline with ever increasing game demands of modern AAA laptop gaming.
With a P2P rating currently of 9.4 out of 10 for the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. With these hardware components the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is placed at 6th position within the TUF A15 range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
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|Processor||Ryzen 5 4600H 6-Core 3.0GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 2666MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999.00||54%|
|R7 4800H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,249.99||25%|
|R5 3550H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,099.00||13%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$959.45||12%|
|R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,149.00||9%|
|R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999||0%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999.00||10%|
|R5 3550H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$885.00||16%|
|i5-9300H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$949.00||28%|
|R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1,999.99||62%|
Now let's look at where this laptop sits compared to all other laptops, including those outside of the TUF A15 range. It currently offers 54% worse rating when comparing its price to performance rating against the best laptop available today for price to performance, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which currently costs $999. The next best model is MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which costs $1049. Our TUF A15 review laptop is 34% worse when comparing Price/Performance against the next top P2P laptop. Again this is purely a value for performance comparison, and many things go into helping us choose the right laptop for us. This is a good indicator but it's certainly then worth looking through the range for other configurations of a laptop you are interested in to find the right price point for you.
How does the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our TUF A15 laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. We have chosen our comparison CPU focused laptop today as the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2, which comes armed with the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz laptop CPU. This top tier CPU is currently delivering 33% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Ryzen 5 4600H 6-Core 3.0GHz.
Today there are 458 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our CPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 499 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum processor system requirements.
Games these days have a range of processor requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop CPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, God of War 2018 and our laptop processor gets 41% better performance rating. Next we have Far Cry 6 where our CPU gets 25% worse performance and finally another popular title at the moment is God of War: Ragnarok, which has a performance difference of : 42% better, when put against our laptop’s Ryzen 5 4600H 6-Core 3.0GHz.
How does the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Graphics power is a primary laptop hardware area for consideration and so let's check our TUF A15 by comparing it against a top GPU focused laptop thats available today. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 118% better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile from our review laptop.
Interestingly we can see 0 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s GPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 312 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Recommended graphics requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop graphics card to some popular games of today. First off there is Far Cry 6 and our laptop GPU delivers 41% worse performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have God of War: Ragnarok in which we see our laptop graphics has 21% worse performance compared to the game's video card specs. And then there is 16% worse performance when we put our laptop gpu against God of War 2018 recommended specs.
The ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
With 4K monitors being ever present and often talked about in the same breath as the term ‘future proof’, its always worth exploring the idea that you should be looking at 4K instead of this 1080p laptop. Our ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2’s physical 15.6" panel delivers 1920 pixels across its width and 1080 pixels tall. We normally see a 60Hz screen refresh rate accompanying most 4K laptop panels. Which means a game would reach a top 60 FPS before it maxed out, even if the laptop’s hardware was powerful enough to deliver frame rates that were better than that. Today’s AAA games are usually too demanding for a 4K resolution anyway. You can find the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 panel with 144Hz refresh rate variants.
Dropping a game’s resolution down from the laptop’s native 4K resolution to a more sustainable 1080p or maybe 1440p, would certainly deliver extra frames and improve stability. So there is always that option if the experience is unplayable due to low frame rates. But know that this action comes at a price. Dropping from a monitor or laptop panel’s native resolution immediately reduces in-game visual definition across all the game’s graphics. It basically makes the game look blurry. Not an ideal situation if you just bought your new 4K gaming laptop. The laptop has got 4K capable hardware? Well when you are not on the move, plug the laptop into a 144Hz or better desktop monitor that’s 28inches and comes with a 1440p or 4K resolution to enjoy modern gaming without FPS or size limits.
Possibly a suitable purpose for a 4K laptop would be if you were keen to watch 4K streaming services like Netflix. At which point perhaps it's enough of a selling point for you to consider a 4K laptop?
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
The 1440p gaming monitor that has a great price today and should be a nice accompaniment to the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. Its current price is $311.99 and it has a 75Hz refresh rate. We like to review tracked prices for our suggested hardware and this 1440p monitor is no different. We spotted its lowest price, recorded on 9th Mar 2021, where it cost $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
A well priced 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. It has a price today of $618 and should be a nice accompaniment to the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. It's interesting that even though this is a well priced 4K monitor today, our price tracking shows it has gone up in price by $618 during recent weeks. The cheapest we have tracked this 4k monitor was for the price of $549.99, on 13th Nov 2020.
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However, you could be after watching 4K streaming content on your laptop, while on the move. Then perhaps the 17inch laptop screen and 4K resolution is going to net a more enjoyable experience than a 1080p alternative.
We still feel it's not the time to spend extra cash for the 4K gaming laptop due to the limitations laid out above. It would surely feel somewhat disappointing to boot up your new 4K laptop, only to then realise you have to drop down the resolution on modern titles to get them to run smoothly. And then see that anything you play is somewhat less sharp than you have seen on your older PC and capped at a maximum of 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K screen tech.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
The gaming mouse with today’s best price to value that would go well with the ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $12.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $32.26. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. To give some extra insight into this mouse, we had it price tracked on 15th Aug 2020, where it was at its lowest price of $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your ASUS TUF A15 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, then the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.