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ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Notebook With AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU ‘Zen 3’ CPU & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GPU Listed Online For Around $1670 US

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ASUS is preparing a range of next-generation laptops which they will be displaying at CES 2021 but a few of these models featuring AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs have already leaked out. Romanian retailer Altex has also listed a new TUF Gaming A17 model that features the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 mobility GPU.

ASUS’s TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Notebook With AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8 Core Zen 3 CPU & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GPU Listed Online

The laptop (ASUS TUF A17 FA706QR-HX004) is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H CPU which is an 8 core and 16 thread chip with a base clock of 3.00 GHz and a boost clock of 4.30 GHz. The CPU features 16 MB of L3 cache and 4 MB of L2 cache. The TDP for the chip is 35-45W. While there’s an onboard Vega 8 CU graphics chip, the laptop will primarily be using the RTX 3070 discrete GPU to power the visuals. With that said, Zen 3 will deliver a huge leap in single-core performance and also efficiency figures on the laptop segment.

AMD Ryzen 5000 APU Lineup (Preliminary Specs):

APU Name APU Family Architecture Process Cores / Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache Graphics GPU Clock TDP
Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne H Zen 3 7nm 8 / 16 3.30 GHz 4.70 GHz 16 MB 8 CUs (512 SP) TBD 35-45W
Ryzen 9 5900H Cezanne H Zen 3 7nm 8 / 16 3.30 GHz 4.65 GHz 16 MB 8 CUs (512 SP) TBD 35-45W
Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne H Zen 3 7nm 8 / 16 3.20 GHz TBD 16 MB 8 CUs (512 SP) ~2000 MHz 35-45W
Ryzen 9 5900HS Cezanne H Zen 3 7nm 8 / 16 3.10 GHz 4.50 GHz 16 MB TBD TBD 35-45W
Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne H Zen 3 7nm 6 / 12 3.10 GHz 4.10 GHz 8 MB TBD TBD 35-45W
Ryzen 7 5800U Cezanne U Zen 3 7nm 8 / 16 2.00 GHz 4.40 GHz 16 MB 8 CUs (512 SP) 2000 MHz 10-25W
Ryzen 7 5700U Lucienne U Zen 2 7nm 8 / 16 1.80 GHz 4.30 GHz 8 MB 8 CUs (512 SP) 1900 MHz 10-25W
Ryzen 5 5600U Cezanne U Zen 3 7nm 6 / 12 2.30 GHz 4.30 GHz 12 MB 7 CUs (448 SP) 1800 MHz 10-25W
Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne U Zen 2 7nm 6 / 12 2.10 GHz 4.00 GHz 8 MB 7 CUs (448 SP) 1800 MHz 10-25W
Ryzen 3 5400U Cezanne U Zen 3 7nm 4 / 8 2.60 GHz 4.00 GHz 8 MB 6 CUs (384 SP) 1600 MHz 10-25W
Ryzen 3 5300U Lucienne U Zen 2 7nm 4 / 8 2.60 GHz 3.85 GHz 4 MB 6 CU (384 SP) 1500 MHz 10-25W

As for the specifications of the ASUS FA706QR-HX004 (TUF Gaming A17), we are looking at a 17.3″ display that features a matte IPS panel sporting a full HD resolution. The screen comes with a 144 Hz refresh rate. The screen has a maximum brightness of 250nits. The laptop weighs in at 2.60 kg & will be shipping with a 90 WHr 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery which is standard for a product of this size. Other specifications include 16 GB DDR4-3200 memory which should be upgradable to 32 GB. There is a single 512 GB SSD operating on the PCIe 3.0 protocol and you can also get up to 1 TB capacity. There’s also an extra M.2 slot available if you want to further expand the storage on the said laptop.

As for discrete graphics support, the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 will be featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB SKU which will be a first for the AMD Ryzen notebook platform. This GPU features 40 SMs on the GA104 GPU SKU (presumably, the GA104-770). This chip would feature a total of 5120 cores and a maximum clock speed of up to 1300 MHz (~1290 MHz) for the Max-Q variant that this model rocks. The graphics card also features 8 GB VRAM which runs across a 256-bit wide bus interface but it remains to be seen if NVIDIA is utilizing 12 or 14 Gbps DRAM modules for its mobility lineup. In the case of 14 Gbps, the GPU will be able to offer a maximum bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Mobility GPU Lineup:

GPU Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Process Node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
GPU SKU GA106 GA104-770 GA104-775
SMs 24 40 48
CUDA Cores 3072 5120 6144
Base Clock ~900 MHz ~1100 MHz ~1100 MHz
Boost Clock ~1700 MHz ~1620 MHz ~1700 MHz
Memory Clock 12 Gbps 12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Size 6 GB 8 GB 8/16 GB
Memory Bus 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Bandwidth 288 GB/s 384 GB/s 384 GB/s
TGP 80-115W
60-70W
115-150W
80-90W
115-150W
80-90W
Configurations Max-Q
Max-P
Max-Q
Max-P
Max-Q
Max-P
Launch Q1 2021 Q1 2021 Q1 2021

Some listed features of the laptop include:

  • 43.94 cm (17.3 “) matte IPS Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
  • AMD Ryzen  7 5800H processor (3.0 / 4.3 GHz, 16 MB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Graphics Card
  • 16 GB DDR4 memory
  • 512 GB SSD hard drive
  • Wi-Fi (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
  • 1x USB-C 3.2, 3x USB-A 3.2, 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack
  • Windows 10 Home

Aside from the primary specifications, you also get NVIDIA Optimus support on the ASUS A17 TUF Gaming laptop. Some I/O include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, a couple of USB 3.2 ports, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The retailer has listed the model for a price of 6649 Romanian LEU which amounts to $1670 US. We expect that the retail MSRP in the US should be around $1500 US which makes this a really good option for a gaming laptop. The retailer has also listed the laptop as “In Stock” which is surprising since the launch isn’t till next week.

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By: Hassan Mujtaba
Title: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Notebook With AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU ‘Zen 3’ CPU & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GPU Listed Online For Around $1670 US
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Published Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 12:35:27 +0000

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