Unbounded Design, Unrivaled Toughness
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 will change the way you look at gaming laptops. It exceeds expectations, boasting impressive hardware and a compact, aggressively-designed chassis that’s exceptionally tough. FX505 has a gaming desktop-inspired keyboard with RGB-backlit keys, a highlighted WASD key group, and Overstroke technology for fast and precise control. With a cutting-edge IPS-level NanoEdge display, and a MIL-STD-810G test certified durability, FX505 delivers an immersive gaming experience without breaking the bank!
IPS-LEVEL NANOEDGE DISPLAY
EXTREME IMMERSION ON AN ULTRAFAST DISPLAY
The new NanoEdge design has an even thinner 6.5mm bezel for extreme immersion in a much more compact package. FX505 features an IPS-level panel with up to an ultrafast 144Hz refresh rate for supersmooth gameplay with minimal motion blur. A 100% sRGB color gamut and wide-view angles ensure vivid and consistent colors, even when you’re viewing it from extreme positions.
ASUS TUF GAMING
TOUGHER THAN STANDARD
Infused with the spirit of The Ultimate Force (TUF), FX505 passes a series of rigorous MIL-STD-810G tests, successfully surviving varying conditions including solar radiation exposure, high altitude, and temperature extremes. It’s certified to endure day-to-day use, from accidental knocks to sudden drops on a desk. Durable and stable, FX505 has been pushed to the limit to ensure only the very best for gamers.
Physical shock tests ensure every TUF Gaming laptop resists damage from unexpected drops, knocks, and bumps during shipment and daily use. The reinforced chassis can withstand a force that’s double the normal ASUS standard quality test. In addition, extensive vibration testing ensures all interior parts remain attached and maintain integrity.
WITHSTANDS ENVIRONMENTAL EXTREMES
ASUS engineers amped up environmental testing, subjecting each TUF Gaming laptop to extreme temperatures and humidity cycles, as well as high altitude testing to replicate inflight use or transport via air freight. Solar radiation testing ensures the laptop won’t degrade even after prolonged to direct sunlight.
FX505 has three stand-out designs that exude toughness and power. Its aluminum Gunmetal Grey or black plastic cover features the distinctive Radiating-X design with a complementary sand-blasted or brushed finish. The hexagonal design on the underside of the laptop provides additional structural rigidity, completing the laptop’s modern and aggressive lines.
*Red Fusion design has a premium plastic cover with a unique X design that glows red when in a dark environment.
DESKTOP-INSPIRED RGB-BACKLIT KEYBOARD
FX505 has a keyboard that’s optimized for gaming, featuring RGB-backlighting* across all zones that can be controlled via the TUF Aura Core panel so you can express your own unique style. Exclusive HyperStrike technology ensures more accurate typing and improved ergonomics thanks to a desktop-inspired layout with a highlighted WASD key group, broader space bar, isolated arrow keys, and recognizable gaps between the function keys. In addition, Overstroke technology registers keystrokes faster for precise and effortless control.
*RGB-backlit keyboard may not be available on some models.
FX505 has an extremely durable keyboard with keys that can endure up to 20 million key presses — twice the industry standard. It promises an extended lifespan without compromising accuracy and comfort.
With a layout modeled on gaming desktop keyboards, the keyboard on FX505 gives you precise control. The entire module is designed for the way your fingers are used to typing and playing, with recognizable gaps between the function keys, and isolated arrow keys for easy identification.
Overstroke technology provides each key with 1.8mm travel distance for improved responsiveness. The keys are calibrated to require just 62 gram-force (gf) for activation, and feature an extended overstroke distance for more comfortable typing.
UNSTOPPABLE GAMING FIREPOWER
Despite its compact size, FX505 packs the punch of a full-fledged gaming desktop. It’s powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H hexa-core processor for speeds of up to 3.9GHz. With six cores and up to 23% more powerful than the previous generation, this latest processor allows for faster, more efficient multitasking, including simultaneous gaming, recording, and live-streaming. FX505 can also be specified with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics for vivid visuals and super smooth gameplay.
Ultimate Gaming Platform
Unleash your gaming dominance with the revolutionary new GPUs that turn your mobile rig into a sleek, powerful gaming weapon. GeForce® GTX 10-Series notebooks give you all the performance of a desktop in a mobile form factor, powered by the game-changing NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. This means you can experience unbeatable energy-efficiency, innovative new gaming technologies, and breakthrough VR immersion wherever you game.
Now, you can get all the performance of a desktop in a mobile form factor. GeForce® GTX 10-Series GPUs give you up to 3X the performance of previous-generation GPUs. They're built with ultra-fast FinFET, the latest high-bandwidth memory technologies, and support for DirectX 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest gaming notebook experiences.
The Latest Gaming Technologies
These innovative GPUs were created to meet the demands of next-generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies give you extremely smooth, cinematic gameplay, plus revolutionary NVIDIA Ansel™ that lets you capture 360-degree in-game images and view them in VR.
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.
HYPERCOOL TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES DURABILITY
ASUS-exclusive HyperCool technology comprises of the Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system and Fan Overboost technology to ensure exceptional cooling during gaming marathons. Furthermore, cooling is also improved by the patented trapezoid-cut lid and intelligent parallel fan placement.
*Specifications and features vary by models.
The ADC system has an exclusive internal design that forces dust particles and dirt to exit the chassis through two anti-dust tunnels located at the edges of the fans. This prevents the thermal fins from becoming caked in grime, preserving performance in the long run to improve both system longevity and reliability.
The system can automatically adjust fan speeds according to CPU and GPU temperatures, but you also have the option to switch between Fan Overboost, Balanced, and Silent modes to suit the situation at hand. Fan Overboost is the most aggressive setting, providing the fastest fan speeds to fully exploit the power of FX505. Silent mode curbs fan noise, so it’s perfect when you’re surfing the net, getting work done, or watching a movie.
Every part of FX505 serves to improve system stability and efficiency. The dual fans are symmetrically placed to maximize airflow through the system. They pump warm air out the back, where the patented trapezoid-cut lid avoids interference with the exhaust vents, increasing thermal efficiency by up to 25% over traditional designs.
IMMERSIVE DTS SURROUND SOUND
DTS Headphone: X™ technology delivers immersive, high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio, even when you’re using a headset. It features optimized settings for games, sports, and movies, and has a built-in equalizer for additional fine-tuning.
FASTER SPEEDS, WIDER COVERAGE
FX505 features one of the fastest Wi-Fi standards available — the latest Intel 802.11ac Wave 2 boasts data transfer rates of up to an incredible 1.7Gbps — 12X faster than baseline 802.11b/g/n! Additionally, the 2x2 MIMO configuration provides up to 30% wider coverage than a 1x1 setup. Stream your favorite movies in high-resolution or play online with fewer connection drops, even if FX505 is farther away from your router.
*Unless otherwise stated, claimed Wi-Fi speeds are based on theoretical performance. Actual performance may vary in real-world situations.
LOAD GAMES FASTER
The 1TB 5400rpm FireCuda SSHD loads games more than 2X faster than 5400rpm HDDs found in rival laptops. FireCuda’s flash memory acts like a cache, saving frequently used data without accessing the hard drive to lower power consumption and improve performance.
*Unless otherwise stated, data read and write speeds are based on theoretical performance. Actual performance may vary in real-world situations.
INTEL® OPTANE™ MEMORY
FX505 can be specified with a variety of storage options. If it’s speed you’re after, choose up to a 512GB PCIe® SSD to cut application and game load times to an absolute minimum. Even if you decide to stick with a traditional HDD to house your game library, FX505 features 16GB of Intel® Optane™ Memory to significantly increase data access speeds. It acts like a cache drive, resulting in faster boot-up times for frequently used files. Intel® Optane™ boosts overall system performance by up to 39%, and makes daily tasks twice as responsive so you’ll get more done in less time!
Get ready for some serious multitasking — FX505 pairs its hexa-core processor with up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4 2666MHz memory for improved performance and energy efficiency.
I/O PORTS WITHIN EASY REACH
FX505 features a host of I/O ports including a single USB 2.0 and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports for your gaming peripherals, as well as HDMI 2.0 to connect to an external display. All ports are situated on the left side of the laptop so there’s nothing to interfere with right-handed mousing.
COMPLETE YOUR LOADOUT
FX505 is bundled with the latest TUF Gaming accessories. The TUF Gaming backpack features a large internal compartment with dividers so you can safely store and transport FX505 and all your peripherals to LAN parties and tournaments. The TUF Gaming M5 mouse is the perfect foil for FX505. Durable and ergonomic, it features six programmable buttons, low-friction feet, and even has customizable lighting effect.
*All bundled peripherals are subject to change without notice. Please check with
local vendors for exact offers.
**TUF Backpack: 15(W)x33(L)x50(H)cm; eligible for 15” and 17” laptops
***TUF Gaming M5: 6.1(W)x11.1(L)x4.2(H)cm; learn more about TUF Gaming M5