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2021 TUF Gaming A17

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ASUS recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.
Outlast the Competition
Geared for serious gaming and rocking a slick new style, TUF Gaming A17 is a feature-packed Windows 10 Pro gaming laptop with the power to carry you to victory. The new GeForce RTX 3070 GPU delivers fluid gameplay on up to a 144Hz display, while the potent AMD Ryzen 7 CPU is bolstered by improved cooling that amps CPU performance and keeps acoustics stealthy. A long-lasting 90Wh battery coupled with TUF’s military-grade durability keeps you on your best game anywhere.
DESIGN
STUN WITH STYLE
Personalise your experience with sleek Eclipse Gray or bold Graphite Black colour options. A textured honeycomb design on the base adds grip and echoes the hexagon reinforcements around the chassis. Hairline brush strokes accent the palm area, adding a subtle texture that looks professional and clean.
Honeycomb Grip
Textured honeycomb grip coats the bottom of the chassis. Strategic cuts double as cooling vents.
Smart and Striking
Bold Graphite Black and sleek Eclipse Gray tints show off your personality.
Brushed Metal Finish
Contrasting hairline brushstrokes across the chassis are clean-cut and sleek.
PERFORMANCE
TAKE ON ANY CHALLENGE
Always ready for action, the TUF Gaming A17 excels at gaming, streaming, and everything in between. Up to an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 CPU activates as many as 16 threads to fly through multitasking and more. Gameplay graphics are smooth with the latest GeForce RTX 3070 GPU which reliably delivers high frame rates for a ton of modern games. A superfast NVMe PCIe® SSD up to 1TB speeds up load times, while an open SSD slot makes it easy to add terabytes more space for all your games.
WINDOWS 10 PRO
AMD
Ryzen 7 5800H
Mobile Processor
NVIDIA® GeForce
RTX 3070
GPU
Up to 32 GB
3200MHz
DDR4 RAM
1TB SSD
NVMe® PCIe®
2X SSD
Slots
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GEFORCE RTX 30 SERIES LAPTOPS

THE ULTIMATE PLAY

GeForce RTX 30 Series powers the world’s fastest laptops for gamers and creators. They’re built with the award-winning Ampere —NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture — with new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors for the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features.

NVIDIA Ampere Architecture

2ND GENERATION
RT CORES
2X THROUGHPUT
3RD GENERATION
TENSOR CORES
UP TO 2X THROUGHPUT
NEW
SM
2X FP32 THROUGHPUT

RTX. IT’S ON.

Experience today’s biggest blockbusters like never before with the visual fidelity of real-time ray tracing and the ultimate performance of AI-powered DLSS. RTX. It’s On.

DLSS AI ACCELERATION

MAX FPS. MAX QUALITY. POWERED BY AI.

NVIDIA DLSS is groundbreaking AI rendering that boosts frame rates with uncompromised image quality using the dedicated AI processing Tensor Cores on GeForce RTX. This gives you the performance headroom to crank up settings and resolutions for an incredible visual experience. The AI revolution has arrived to gaming.

DYNAMIC BOOST 2.0

New AI-powered Dynamic Boost 2.0 automatically delivers the needed power between the GPU, GPU memory, and CPU for a larger performance boost than ever before. The AI networks in Dynamic Boost 2.0 manage power on a per-frame basis, so your laptop is constantly optimising for maximum performance while you’re gaming and creating.

WHISPERMODE 2.0

WhisperMode 2.0 delivers a new level of acoustic control for gaming laptops. It’s been reengineered from the ground up and custom built into laptops at a system-level. You pick your desired acoustic level, and WhisperMode 2.0’s AI-powered algorithms manage the CPU, GPU, system temperatures, and fan speeds to deliver great acoustics and the best possible performance.

RESIZABLE BAR

Resizable BAR is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once, improving performance in many games.

DLSS

NVIDIA DLSS delivers a massive performance boost at the same power by using the Tensor Cores to do groundbreaking AI rendering.

UP YOUR CREATIVE GAME

Take your creative projects to a new level with GeForce RTX 30 Series laptops. Delivering AI-acceleration in top creative apps. Backed by the NVIDIA Studio platform of dedicated drivers and exclusive tools. And built to perform in record time. Whether you’re rendering complex 3D scenes, editing 8K video, or livestreaming with the best encoding and image quality, GeForce RTX laptops give you the performance to create your best.

VICTORY MEASURED IN MILLISECONDS

NVIDIA Reflex delivers the ultimate competitive advantage. The lowest latency. The best responsiveness, powered by GeForce RTX 30 Series laptops. Acquire targets faster, react quicker, and increase aim precision through a revolutionary suite of technologies to measure and optimise system latency for competitive games.

STREAM LIKE A BOSS

Steal the show with incredible graphics and smooth, stutter-free live streaming. Next-generation hardware encoding and decoding combine to show off all your best moments in exquisite detail. And the all-new NVIDIA Broadcast app takes your livestreams to the next level with powerful AI capabilities to improve audio and video quality with effects like virtual background, webcam auto frame and microphone noise removal. GeForce RTX 30 Series laptops deliver the performance and image quality necessary to give your audience your best—every time.

Visuals
SPEED TO VICTORY
Featuring a speedy IPS-level panel up to 144Hz, the TUF Gaming A17 is perfect for fast-paced gaming. With Adaptive-Sync, the display’s refresh rate synchronises with the GPU’s frame rate to reduce lag, minimise stuttering, and eliminate visual tearing for ultra-smooth and immersive gameplay. Level up your multitasking abilities by connecting a second monitor via the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, which is G-SYNC® enabled and supports DisplayPort 1.4. Play 4K Ultra HD movies, videos, and games on big-screen TVs with HDMI 2.0b.

*Requires dual-channel to support 4K monitor with HDMI 2.0b. Please check with local vendors for qualifying configurations.
Speedy
144Hz
Display
Smooth
Adaptive-Sync
Technology
Immersive
NANOEDGE
Bezels
Audio
CRYSTAL CLEAR AUDIO
Two speakers with four cut-outs are loud and powerful, enabling deeper audio immersion. DTS:X Ultra delivers high-fidelity audio for clear, precise sound. Virtual 7.1-channel surround sound enhances spatial awareness in-game to help you get the drop on enemies. Up to 8 preset modes for music, movies, and gaming genres optimise your experience further, on top of the built-in equalizer that lets you fine-tune your settings at will.
Optimised
Strategy/RPG/Shooter
audio modes
7.1-channel
Surround Sound
experience
Two-way
AI Noise Cancellation
technology
TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELLATION
Advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation works for both upstream and downstream connections, letting you remove noise from your mic input and incoming feeds. Audio settings can even be customised on a per-app basis, filtering specific apps like voice chat so you can have crystal clear in-game communications without touching game audio. Our noise-cancelling technology runs on the CPU, freeing up the GPU to maximise gaming performance.
Thermal
LASTING COOL
Comprehensive cooling sustains long-term system reliability and extends the lifespan of your machine. Four heatpipes and three heatsinks draw heat away from your hardware and dissipates it quickly, keeping component temperatures at optimum levels. A Self-cleaning Cooling 2.0 design ensures that your cooling system stays debris-free for full functionality for the long haul. Tuned operating modes balance clock speeds and acoustics for the task at hand, customisable to your needs.
Self-Cleaning
COOLING 2.0
+10% airflow
WITH 83-BLADE FANS
11% quieter
in performance mode
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Portability
LIVE LONG AND TRAVEL FAR
No matter where life takes you, keep a reliable ally at your side. Lightweight, portable, and long-lasting, this laptop lets you stay connected to the world, untethered from the wall. Its power-efficient Ryzen processor and formidable 90Wh battery combine to offer up to 14 hours of video playback, so you can watch more on the move. Fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) ensures that you’ll be able to connect to the web and be productive wherever compatible connections are available.

*Battery life may vary based on system configuration. Fast Charging Technology is tested while the device is powered off with the default adapter included with the device.
Charging time may vary +/- 10% due to system tolerance.
90Wh
Battery
Up to
12.5 hours
Web Browsing
Up to
14 hours
Video playback
50% IN 30 MINS
FAST CHARGING
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Durability
MILITARY-GRADE TOUGHNESS
In order to earn the TUF Gaming name, these laptops must successfully survive a rigorous battery of MIL-STD-810H tests. Test devices are exposed to drops, vibration, humidity, and extreme temperatures to ensure reliability. Dependable even in the harshest conditions, the A17 is more than capable of withstanding the accidental bumps and knocks of everyday life.
DROP
SHAKE
HEAT
COLD
HUMIDITY
REDUCED FALL DAMAGE
Drop tests ensure every TUF Gaming laptop can resist damage from unexpected falls, knocks, and bumps during shipment and daily use. To meet MIL-STD-810H standards, devices are tested to survive short falls. Slip the A17 into your backpack, sling it over your shoulder, and carry it with you everywhere with less stress and worry.

*Please refer to the shock bench handling test, method 516.8, procedure VI for the exact test conditions.
TRAVEL EASY
Any time you carry your device into planes, trains, or cars, it experiences varying levels of vibration that can dislodge or damage internal components. Extensive vibration testing ensures that every part of your TUF Gaming laptop can withstand the rigors of travel without shifting around or losing functionality.

*Please refer to the vibration test, method 514.8 for the exact test conditions.
COOL UNDER FIRE
Whether you’re trekking out across the desert or sunning at the beach, scorching heat testing ensures that you can always keep your TUF Gaming laptop close at hand. Capable of operating in temperatures up to 49°C for several days at a time, these devices can definitely handle the heat.

*Please refer to the high temperature operational test, method 501.7, procedure II for the exact test conditions.
SERIOUS CHILL
Even in biting cold temperatures as low as -32°C, TUF Gaming laptops keep running. This incredible resilience means they can be taken through some of the harshest, freezing environments on the planet and maintain their effectiveness throughout the journey.

*Please refer to the low temperature operational test, method 502.7, procedure II for the exact test conditions.
HUMIDITY? NO SWEAT
TUF Gaming laptop chassis are built to withstand humidity of up to 95% for extended periods of time, and come out through the other side with full functionality. Even if you’re traveling through tropical climates with harsh and wet conditions, TUF laptops can weather the storm.

*Please refer to the humidity aggravated cycle test, method 507.6, procedure II for the exact test conditions.
DROP
SHAKE
HEAT
COLD
HUMIDITY
Keyboard
OPTIMISED FOR GAMING
Arm yourself with a desktop-style keyboard optimised for gaming. Uniform RGB backlighting lets you express your own unique style, while highlighted WASD accents give you a visual shortcut to key movement commands. Overstroke technology triggers higher in each keystroke for faster responsiveness and effortless control. In true TUF form, each key is durable enough to withstand over 20 million presses for superb long-term reliability and precision.
RGB
Backlight
20 Million
Key presses
Overstroke
Technology
Static
Breathing
Colour Cycle
Strobing
Upgradeability
UPGRADING MADE EASY
Upgrading your RAM and SSD is simplified with an easy-upgrade design that gives you fast access to memory slots and storage bays. With a standard screwdriver, you can easily remove the screws at the bottom of the chassis to make your desired modifications. A special pop-open screw raises one corner of the bottom panel, making it easier to separate. Quickly upgrade or replace your RAM, or increase your superfast SSD capacity by adding a second PCIe® drive.
Input/Output
COMPREHENSIVE CONNECTIVITY
Lots of I/O ports let you connect your favourite devices and start working anywhere. Two USB 3.2 Type-A ports allow for speedy data transfers, with an additional USB 3.2 Type-A port that makes three total inputs for preferred peripherals. Bluetooth also lets you also pair mice, headphones, and other compatible devices for a cleaner, wire-free working space. Use the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 to hook up a superfast G-SYNC display for silky smooth gaming. Hop online with 802.11AX (2x2) Wi-Fi for fast and reliable connectivity wherever Wi-Fi is available.
Exclusive Software
UNIFIED SYSTEM TUNING AND PERSONALISATION
Armoury Crate unifies system and lighting controls to put essential settings at your fingertips in a single utility. Its extensive customisation options let you personalise aesthetic effects, fine-tune game profiles, and adjust audio settings to fit your preferences. With Scenario Profiles, you can define and custom preferences that automatically adjust performance and other settings when you launch your favourite apps and games. Take complete control of your experience and make it fully your own.
XBOX GAME PASS
Unlimited access to over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10. One month subscription to Game Pass that's included with the purchase of your device. With games added all the time, you'll always have something new to play.

*Active subscription required; continues until cancelled; game catalogue varies over time. Requires Windows 10 and an app to play PC games; see details at xbox.com/pcgamesplan. See xbox.com/game-pass.
Bundles
GEAR UP AND GAME
The TUF Gaming A17 is bundled with matching accessories that are all built with durability in mind. The TUF Gaming backpack features a large internal compartment with dividers, so you can safely store and transport your laptop and all your peripherals to LAN parties and tournaments. The TUF Gaming M5 mouse is the perfect foil for the A17 laptop. Durable and ergonomic, it features six programmable buttons, low-friction feet, and even has customisable lighting effects.

*All bundled peripherals are subject to change without notice.
Please check with local vendors for exact offers.
Click here to learn more about TUF Gaming M5.
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AMPLIFY YOUR EXPERIENCE
Take charge with an energy-efficient AMD Ryzen processor up to a Ryzen 7 5800H. Bolstered by comprehensive cooling, the CPU runs on up to 45W of sustained power when the GPU is active and 65W on its own, delivering the most immersive gaming experience possible in a laptop. Built on the new Zen 3 architecture using cutting-edge 7nm fabrication technology, this 8-core processor handles demanding experiences like gaming and streaming with ease, activating up to 16 parallel threads to speed up heavy duty workloads.
*Performance may vary based on system configuration. Benchmark tested with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, and 1TB SSD.
CPU CINEBENCH R20 TEST
+20%
AMD RYZEN 7 5800H
AMD RYZEN 7 4800H
GAME AT A NEW LEVEL
Power up your gaming graphics. Our top config has an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070 clocked up to 1510MHz at 90W with GPU Boost, with another 5W available from Dynamic Boost. The Ampere architecture, NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX platform, combines traditional CUDA cores for programmable shading with new 2nd gen RT and 3rd gen Tensor cores for real-time ray tracing and AI. This combination of cores enables realistic in-game lighting and other effects, and accelerates content creation tasks like video and photo editing.
*Performance may vary based on system configuration. Benchmark tested with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, and 1TB SSD on FHD resolution settings.
3DMARK 11
32516
POINTS
FAR CRY 5
115 FPS
ON FHD ULTRA
SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER
104 FPS
ON HIGHEST SETTINGS
EXPANDABLE STORAGE
Games and apps load fast on the nimble NVM Express® (NVMe®) SSD. Speedier load times for all your programs means you can spend less time waiting and more time gaming. Take your must-play titles on the go with you on the up to 1TB PCIe® drive, or add a second drive via the open M.2 SSD slot and make terabytes of space for a complete collection.
DO MORE MULTITASKING
Up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory makes everything from multitasking to multimedia rendering run fast and smooth. High-performance RAM lets you switch between gaming, streaming, and web-browsing seamlessly. Keep focused and keep active with no slowdowns in sight.
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Experience Ultrafast Networking
Ultrafast Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) lets you game reliably at LAN speeds wherever compatible connections are available. Wi-Fi 6 boosts network speed and efficiency, providing a better internet connection in crowded spaces. Furthermore, with Wi-Fi 6’s TWT mechanism and WPA3 security standard, you can enjoy gaming with extended device battery life and better wireless security.
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Heat Dissipation
Efficient heat redistribution enables faster dissipation, minimising thermal throttling. The TUF Gaming A17’s tailored system of four heatpipes and three heatsinks absorbs warmth from the CPU and GPU transfers it away. An extended heat spreader on the CPU further helps keep the processor at optimum temperatures for reliable performance, even under serious stress.
Self-Cleaning Cooling 2.0
Two anti-dust tunnels located at the edges of the fans catch incoming dust and dirt particles and channel them back out of the chassis. An updated design shortens the tunnels to create more space for airflow, increasing fan performance up to 15% over the previous generation. These measures improve overall system stability by preventing build-up that can compromise the performance of internal cooling components. Self-cleaning Cooling 2.0 ensures long-term system reliability that truly lives up to the TUF name.
83-Blade lcp Fans
Maximise your airflow with two 83-Blade fans. Carefully shaped intake shrouds use curved edges and raised guides to help the fans draw in more air. Once the air’s inside, it’s blasted toward the heatsinks by 83 0.25mm blades that are 55% thinner than conventional designs, yet strong enough to spin at high RPMs. These powerful fans amplify airflow up to 10% to keep your system cool.

With 0dB Technology, the fans switch off completely when CPU and GPU temperatures are below 60°C in the Silent operating mode. This makes cooling truly silent under light workloads. If CPU or GPU temperatures increase, the fans automatically switch on again.
Scenario Profiles
Scenario Profiles automatically change operating modes to optimise performance and acoustics for different games and applications. Turbo mode uses the highest fan speed and clocks to sustain maximum speed, Performance mode adjusts the clocks and cooling to lower noise levels for gaming, and Silent mode runs even quieter for lighter work and entertainment. You can customise Scenario Profiles to seamlessly switch modes based on your preferences, or use a keyboard shortcut to change modes manually.
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