ASUS TUF FX504 Gaming Laptop Review and Benchmarks
The ASUS TUF FX504 Gaming Laptop Review and Benchmarks. The new ASUS TUF FX504 gaming laptop is more of a budget friendly option compared to many other laptops I’ve featured on the 24hreviews.com recently, so let’s see how well it performs in a bunch of different games.
Just quickly before we dig into the benchmark results I’ll cover off the main specs in the laptop. There’s an Intel i7-8750H CPU, although it’s also available with 8300H, Nvidia 1050Ti graphics with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, and a single 16GB stick of DDR4 memory at 2,666MHz, so you could probably improve performance a little by running in dual channel.
All testing was done at 1080p, the native resolution of the laptop’s 60Hz display, at stock speeds with VSync disabled using the latest available Nvidia drivers. With that out of the way let’s check out some gaming results.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Fortnite
Starting out with Fortnite it played really well at medium or low settings, I noticed a lot of dips even while just moving around any higher, which is reflected by the 1% lows.
It’s important to keep in mind that this game is hard to benchmark as frame rates will vary based on what’s going on in game and what other players are doing.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Overwatch
Overwatch was tested playing with the bots, and the average frame rates are quite high but again the 1% lows do drop quite a lot.
I was experiencing some stuttering at all setting levels, and this got much worse at the higher settings making it feel unplayable, not too bad at lower settings though but not ideal.
ASUS TUF FX504 with CS:GO and PUBG
CS:GO is going alright in terms of averages in this test, but as usual the 1% lows aren’t great due to the smokes in the benchmark test.
PUBG was tested using the replay feature, it played alright on the lower settings but as usual this game gives us pretty low 1% lows compared to the averages, but of course take the results with a grain of salt, as like Fortnite it will depend on what’s going on in the game, so the results can vary quite a lot.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Farcry 5 & Assassin’s Creed Origins
I’ve tested Farcry 5 with the built in benchmark, and the results aren’t too great, still playable at lower settings though.
Assassin’s Creed Origins was also tested with the built in benchmark and the results were similar, with many average frame rates around 40 FPS or so.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Dota 2
Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive replay, so this should be a worst case scenario, realistically you’ll probably get better results than this while actually playing, and even in this intensive test the averages are looking pretty good for this game.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark and the averages are above the refresh rate of the display even at ultra settings, and although the 1% lows are a bit behind they’re still quite high so the dips weren’t too bad or noticeable.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Battlefield 1 & The witcher 3
Testing Battlefield 1 in the first campaign mission felt a little stuttery at ultra and high settings at times but ran quite well at medium or low.
The witcher 3 doesn’t really need a high frame rate to play, but it was quite stuttery at ultra settings as shown by the low 1% low, it played well enough at all other setting levels though.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Rise of the tomb raider & Ghost recon
Rise of the tomb raider was tested with the built in benchmark, and we’re able to average above the refresh rate of the display at the lower setting levels. Ghost recon is a resource intensive game, and was again tested with the built in benchmark. You’ll probably want to play this at low settings to get a good experience.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Watchdogs 2
Watchdogs 2 is another resource intensive game, but is another that I personally think doesn’t need a high frame rate to play. Despite this however, the game was stuttering at all setting levels which is sort of reflected by the poor 1% lows, for the most part it wasn’t playable at any setting level.
ASUS TUF FX504 with DOOM & Shadow of war
DOOM was tested using vulkan, and even at max settings we were averaging above the refresh rate of the display, but again there was some stuttering during game play. Shadow of war was another game tested with the built in benchmark, again lower settings could get us above the refresh rate of the display.
ASUS TUF FX504 with Ashes of the Singularity
Ashes of the Singularity was also tested with the built in benchmark, as a more demanding game the results aren’t too great.
ASUS TUF FX504 Gaming Overview
I haven’t yet tested undervolting or overclocking as this will vary between laptops based on the hardware, but I’ll cover those in the full review post along with detailed temperature testing, this is just how the laptop performs out of the box in games, which to be honest is probably how most people will probably end up using it, so this is what you can at least expect at a base level.
I’ll cover this in more detail in the full review, but many of the games had terrible 1% lows and stuttering as mentioned due to the CPU power limit throttling almost the entire time, which I wasn’t able to resolve by modifying limits or undervolting.
So how do you guys think the ASUS TUF FX504 gaming laptop did in these games? The 1050Ti is still a pretty decent mid range choice and works well with less demanding games at 1080p with fair settings, although as we’ve seen in many modern AAA games you might need to instead look at 1060 graphics, it all depends on what you’re playing.
Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments, and don’t forget to bookmark for the full review of the ASUS TUF FX504 gaming laptop.