ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: TUF A15 FX505DV-ES74
Laptop announced date: 18th May 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
There are so many variables influencing gaming laptop prices. The hardware they have in them can be adjusted and as soon as we change it it becomes hard to know how one laptop compares to another. This laptop review will take a look at how well the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 can run today’s latest games and what sort of frame rates this ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 might achieve. Then we will look at its release price and summarise how good its price in regards to its gaming performance. From there you can compare this laptop and get a good idea of whether this is a good value choice for your gaming needs today and into the future.
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Gaming Laptop Analysis
Is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Ok
Processor - The Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz is considered OK as a processor for a gaming laptop. It starts to strain with upcoming games, but is an ok 2021 laptop processor solution for now. This laptop has 4 processor cores, which can really help towards modern games to avoid processor bottlenecks. This CPU core count is good, considering the modern multithreaded activity games can utilise with today’s hardware.
Graphics Card - Our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile card is considered good for modern 2021 AAA gaming. This GPU has 6GB VRAM, which is certainly a good amount for most modern games.
System Memory - The 16GB RAM found in this machine is considered an excellent 2021 amount for modern AAA titles and a solid gaming machine.
Screen Size - Our review laptop has a 15.6" panel. We certainly feel this is a good gaming laptop size in 2021 and gives a happy balance between portability and physical gaming viewability. When laptops get much smaller, it makes it harder to see in-game menus and some of the game huds can take up a lot of the screen area, leaving less space for you to see main game playing areas on physically smaller screens. We would normally be aiming for 17 inch panels for a good gaming laptop dimension. However, they are heavier and bigger, so it really depends on how portable you want your laptop.
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. Our review laptop can support gaming refresh rates with the 120Hz version laptop screen. This refresh rate for modern gaming would be considered good.
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
With this gaming laptop we will be exploring how well it can run modern, demanding and popular games that are out now or will be coming out over the coming months. Currently we will want to understand its gaming performance compared to its overall laptop cost and we can do this by looking at how it could run popular games like, Back 4 Blood or Grand Theft Auto VI. We will be seeing how it deals with these games in ultra graphics settings on its laptop screen resolution of 1080p. We find a GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile mobile graphics card in this laptop, which is currently capable of playing 491 games, if you consider their minimum graphics system requirements as the playable level to beat. However, today the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile is also capable of running 300 games at their recommended specs, this is when compared to the top 500 most demanding games.
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Comparing ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Now let us compare the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop to other gaming laptops, with regards to the performance ability it delivers and when considering the price of the laptop. Obviously there are many things that go into a quality laptop build, but at this point we want a standardised system to compare across laptops just on that criteria. It will consider $1149 of the laptop with regards to its key hardware capability in running modern games performance delivered by this laptop’s hardware.
The ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 is getting a 9.9 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. As not all laptops and their prices are of course valued equally we can see that this version of the TUF A15 laptop is in 5th position on the best Price to Performance value rating. Those closer to 1st place are simply better gaming laptop options regarding the gaming performance they deliver for their price.
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|Processor||Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 120Hz
ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999.00||41%|
|R7 4800H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,249.99||14%|
|R5 3550H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,099.00||3%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$959.45||2%|
|R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,149.00||0%|
|R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999||9%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999.00||20%|
|R5 3550H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$885.00||27%|
|i5-9300H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$949.00||40%|
|R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1,999.99||77%|
We will now check against leading Price 2 Performance laptops outside of this model range to see how the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 compares. Looking at the best gaming laptop on price to performance, our laptop has 41% worse rating between its price to performance rating and today's best valued laptop, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 that is currently priced at $999. Another great model is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $1049. Our TUF A15 laptop is 23% worse on Price to Performance.
How does the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
As one of the key focuses of any computer is the CPU we will want to know how well our TUF A15 laptop performs in this area. A good way of gauging this is to put it in a comparison with the best priced CPU focused laptop available today, and then check out its relative performance against that top CPU laptop. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 108% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz.
The Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 0 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop cpu beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 460 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Grand Theft Auto VI recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 34% worse performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Back 4 Blood, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 61% worse performance. We also see the 92% worse performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game Battlefield 2042 for it’s processor requirements.
How does the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key hardware aspects in any laptop is certainly the graphics card. Our TUF A15 laptop’s GPU solution can be compared against a laptop that has one of the most powerful GPU’s around today, which will give us a relative benchmark. And will help us know how this laptop performs against the top end GPU laptop available today. Our comparison GPU focused laptop today that we have selected is a MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, which comes loaded with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB card. This top end GPU is currently delivering 59% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile.
Our laptop Graphics Card, the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 300 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 491 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Back 4 Blood delivers 31% better performance while against Battlefield 2042 it’s 18% worse and finally compared to Grand Theft Auto VI it has a performance difference : 18% worse.
The ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
With a 1080p native screen panel our ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 15.6" physical screen size. This inch panel size is measured starting in one corner, say the top corner and then across the middle of the screen down to the bottom corner on the other side. And in our case it has a fixed number of pixels in that screen that are 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall, or 1080p resolution. Today’s 4K laptops normally have a 60Hz screen refresh rate which would mean that should the laptop’s hardware be capable of running a 4K game, it would be restricted to a cap of 60 frames per second. As game system requirements continue to push for more powerful hardware, the components in a laptop, and many desktops as well, are simply not capable of delivering playable frame rates at Ultra graphics settings and a 4K resolution. It’s worth noting that the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 panel is available with the following panel refresh rates 120Hz.
Dropping a game’s screen resolution down below the native 4K resolution to 1080p or 1440p, would possibly deliver the much needed FPS for stable modern AAA gaming. Down scaling that native resolution comes at a price, though. As soon as you step away from the native resolution of any monitor/ panel it lowers the clean definition of a game as the physical number of screen pixels don't match those being sent by the game. The game starts to look blurry. If the new 4K laptop has the performance to play modern games at 4K resolution, then perhaps the laptop’s 15 or 17 inch screen isnt enough to fully enjoy the high pixel count? So if you have or can get a desktop monitor that delivers more than the 60Hz frame rate limiter, for that gaming experience then you can keep your laptop mobile and still enjoy high end gaming.
Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
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
If you wanted a desktop monitor to go with the ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop then this ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS would go well and has 75Hz and today’s price of $311.99. The suggested 1440p monitor price tracker recorded on 9th Mar 2021, where it reached the low cost price of $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Why not grab a monitor like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K screen. It is currently coming in with the best price tag in the 4K range of monitors that we are watching, at $618 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. 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. Reviewing tracked prices for our suggested 4k monitor, its lowest price was recorded on 13th Nov 2020, where we spotted it for $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
The primary use we can think of is for streaming 4K movie and TV content, assuming you have access to these services. If this is your primary use for the laptop, rather than gaming then it certainly might be worth considering this.
For now in the laptop space, it looks best to stick with 1080p panels. This way your laptop’s physical size remains practical and portable, 17inch laptops are plenty big enough. And at the moment you will still have to lower game resolutions down from 4K, on the bigger hitting AAA titles, that would then get playable, but sub par visuals and you would still hit the 60FPS cap if your hardware could go beyond 60FPS.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
Of our regular price tracked gaming mice the best value mouse today is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. With its a current price of $12.99 it should work well with this ASUS TUF A15 R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $32.26, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment this laptop. Our mice price tracker had this mouse marked at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, where it cost $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|
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming headset is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Its price tag today is $36.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value headset. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.