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ASUS TUF Gaming A17 leaked with AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and GeForce RTX 3060

by Vyncent ChanDecember 14, 2020
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After the ASUS ROG Zephyrus laptops featuring the AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors were listed prematurely by retailers, it is now the ASUS TUF Gaming lineup’s turn. An ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706QM has been leaked with a the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics.

asus tuf gaming a17 design

From the images, it appears that ASUS will be reusing the design of their current-gen ASUS TUF Gaming A17. We have no qualms with the design as it does look great. And the cooling design also seems adequate to keep the Ryzen 7 4800H and GeForce RTX 2060 cool in our review of the TUF Gaming A15. However it also seems like they will be reusing the mediocre display from their previous lineup of laptops, with support for up to 62.5% sRGB only and 250 nits brightness.

Onto the internals, it appears that the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H is going to be a pretty nice upgrade over the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H found in the current-gen TUF Gaming laptops. The frequency bump is minimal at just 100MHz, but combined with the increased IPC of the Zen 3 architecture, we should see a significant performance boost with the Cezanne APUs over the Renoir APUs. Little is known about the mobile GeForce RTX 30 series, but we can probably assume that they will have much lower power limits than their desktop counterparts.

asus tuf gaming a17 screen

The leaked TUF Gaming A17 packs a 90WHr battery, and hopefully that’s the variant that makes it here. ASUS Malaysia brought in the variants with a smaller 48WHr battery to make room for a 2.5″ drive bay for this generation, but I do think that most users would prefer a larger battery than having room for a 2.5″ drive, considering that there’s already room for a second M.2 drive in the TUF Gaming A15 and A17.

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Specs *leaked*

TUF Gaming A17
Model Name FA706QM-HX011T
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 8C/16T @ up to 4.3 GHz, 45W TDP, 7nm
Graphics AMD Radeon Graphics, 8 CU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
RAM 8GB DDR4-3200
Storage 512GB SSD
Display 17.3″ FHD (1080p) 144 Hz IPS display, 62.5% sRGB
Adaptive Sync support
Battery 90WHr battery
Dimensions 399 x 268 x 23.9 mm
Weight 2.6kg

asus tuf gaming a17 lid

What do you think of the specifications of the TUF Gaming A17? Would you consider getting one? Or do you prefer the ROG Zephyrus designs?

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Pokdepinion: I think a 17″ gaming laptop with narrow bezels actually makes quite a bit of sense if you won’t actually be using it while out and about too much.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.