For true gamers, having a gaming laptop capable of running heavy games smoothly and without lag is a dream that must be realized. However, not all gaming laptops have satisfactory performance. There are many factors to consider when choosing the best gaming laptop, from processor, graphics, RAM to battery life. Yes, the battery is also important because not all places provide a power source to recharge your laptop while playing games.
If you’re looking for a rugged, fast and power-efficient gaming laptop, you might be interested in the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617). The first AMD Advantage laptop in 2023 that uses the latest generation of AMD CPUs and GPUs, namely a combination of the latest generation AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS CPU, AMD Radeon™ RX 7600S GPU, and AMD Smart Technologies features. Where previously there were laptops with AMD Advantage technology with the previous Generation CPU Plus GPU Combination (Ryzen 6000 + Radeon Rx 6000 Series). With qualified specifications and features, this laptop is ready to provide an extraordinary gaming experience on a 16-inch screen with a resolution of up to QHD 240Hz and a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
Not only that, this laptop also has a sturdy design with a US military endurance certificate (MIL-STD-810H) and a large capacity battery that supports charging via USB-C. Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of this newest gaming laptop from ASUS.
More Cool, Complete, and Tough
TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) comes with a new body design that comes in two color options, namely Off Black and Sandstorm. Apart from having a more minimalist and modern appearance, TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) is also equipped with a fairly compact body despite carrying a 16-inch screen. This is because this gaming laptop also has a screen-to-body ratio of 90% so that the bezel size is very thin and makes the overall body size more compact. It should also be noted that this gaming laptop is the first TUF Gaming series to use these screen specifications.
ASUS also provides TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) with a full-size keyboard complete with numeric keys. At the top of the keyboard there are four hot keys that make it easier for users to operate this gaming machine. The wider touchpad also makes TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) users not need to always carry a mouse to operate this laptop comfortably. ASUS also provides special design details on the touchpad in the form of the TUF logo to make this laptop look more exclusive.
Just like other TUF Gaming series laptops, the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) is equipped with a very tough body design. No half-hearted, this laptop has pocketed the certification of passing the US military standard endurance test (MIL-STD-810H). This means that TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) has successfully passed various extreme tests ranging from physical resistance tests from impact and vibration, to operational tests in extreme conditions such as high temperature and humidity. This toughness is an added value for TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617), because users don’t need to worry when taking this laptop on trips.
Not only tough, TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) also has other mobility-supporting features, thanks to its large capacity battery, which is 90WHr. TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) is also equipped with a USB Type-C charging feature making it more convenient to travel with. As can be seen from the benchmark results below using the PCMark 10 Battery Test in Video Loop mode, this gaming laptop can last up to 8 hours 31 minutes. Extraordinary!
TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) also excels in terms of connectivity. Modern ports like USB 4.0 Type-C which supports DisplayPort 1.4 and USB Power Delivery up to 100W. In addition, the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) is also equipped with an HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack for connecting various external devices.
For wireless connectivity, TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) is equipped with WiFi 6 which is the latest WiFi technology. Comes with a higher transfer speed, WiFi 6 ensures that TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) users can still be connected to the internet and make gaming and streaming sessions run smoothly without interruption.
Powerful combination of AMD Ryzen™ and Radeon™
TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) is a special gaming laptop because it is powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS CPU and an AMD Radeon™ RX7600S GPU. Apart from being the latest generation of CPU and GPU, the combination of the two allows this gaming laptop to work very efficiently while producing powerful performance.
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS is the latest generation of CPUs that use the Zen 3+ architecture. The CPU that uses a configuration of 8 cores and 16 threads can also be driven up to 4.75GHz. But thanks to a base TDP of 35W, the AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS is able to appear as one of the most efficient gaming laptop processors.
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS is also equipped with an integrated graphics chip (iGPU) AMD Radeon™ 680M which is very capable of meeting everyday computing needs. This graphics chip allows TUF Gaming Advantage A16 Edition (FA617) to operate very well even when not connected to a power source.
Meanwhile, the gaming performance of TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) relies on the AMD Radeon™ RX7600S GPU. GPUs that use the latest RDNA 3.0 architecture already support the latest graphics technologies. Not only that, 8GB of VRAM support and MUX Switch also make the AMD Radeon™ RX7600S in TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) even more reliable for gamers and content creators.
The combination of CPU and GPU from AMD also makes TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) come with a variety of exclusive features that are not owned by gaming laptops in general. One such feature is SmartShift which allows the CPU and GPU to share power depending on the workload being used. SmartShift also allows the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) to come with a TGP of up to 120W.
Apart from that, there is also Smart Access Memory which allows the CPU to be able to access all the VRAM on the GPU so that graphics processing can run more efficiently and performance can be improved. Another exclusive feature is the SmartShift RSR which allows the dedicated GPU on the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) to render at a lower resolution, then is upscaled by the integrated GPU so that it can produce a higher framerate when playing games. This feature, which is coming soon in mid-2023, is also supported on this gaming laptop.
Here are the synthetic benchmark results of TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617):
The combination of CPU and GPU from AMD also makes TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) also prove very effective for gaming. Coupled with exclusive features such as Radeon™ Super Resolution, games can run faster. Don’t believe? Following are the benchmark results of two AAA games that are run directly by TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617).
Optimal Performance Thanks to Special Cooling System
To ensure consistent performance, TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) has been equipped with a special cooling system. The cooling system consists of two Arc Flow fans, five copper heatpipes, and a heatsink that has fins only 0.1mm thick. What’s more, the heatpie used in the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) cooling system has been designed to cool not only the CPU and GPU, but also VRM and VRAM. As a result, TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) has a thermal coverage of 45%.
The Arc Flow fan used in the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) cooling system is also specifically designed to circulate air optimally, but with minimal noise levels. The fan blades come with a special structure that can minimize air turbulence so that air can flow more optimally and the fan operation becomes quieter.
From the graph above it can be seen that the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) performed very well in the 3DMark Speed Way Stress Test (50x loop) with an average CPU temperature of 77°C with a maximum temperature of 84°C.
Paling Worth It!
For gamers looking for a gaming laptop in the price range of 20 million rupiah, the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition is a very worth it choice. With extraordinary performance and advanced features offered, this laptop offers a gaming experience that is unmatched in its class. Moreover, you have got a GPU with 8GB of VRAM.
From design to hardware capabilities, TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition shows that gaming laptops don’t have to be expensive to provide the best experience. With a very competitive price in its class, this laptop is a smart choice for gamers who want quality without breaking the bank.
TUF Gaming Advantage Edition A16 (FA617)
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS Processor (8-core/16-thread, 16MB L3 cache, up to 4.7 GHz max boost)
Windows 11 Home
16GB DDR5 4800MHz
512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD
16-inch, FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 16:10, IPS, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, Anti-Glare, FreeSync Premium, 16-inch, QHD+ (2560 x 1600) 16:10, IPS, 240Hz, 100% sRGB, Anti-Glare, FreeSync Premium, (100% AMD Advantage)
AMD Radeon™ RX 7600S with MUX Switch + AMD Smart Access Memory
1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ + power delivery, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.1 FRL, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax) (Dual band) 2*2 + Bluetooth® 5.2
720P HD camera
AI noise-canceling technology, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res certification, Built-in array microphone
90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
35.5 x 25.2 x 2.21 ~ 2.68 cm
Off Black, Sandstorm
Rp20.299.000 (FHD+ 165Hz), Rp22.990.000 (QHD 240Hz, 100% AMD Advantage)
2 tahun garansi global dan 1 tahun ASUS Perfect Warranty
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