ASUS has unveiled the TUF Gaming F15 and F17 laptops, which wrap powerful new hardware in a stylish yet durable package that’s accessible to all gamers.
Important points to note
- Powerful new Intel® processors: Up to an 8-core, 16-thread Core i9-11900H CPU bolstered by comprehensive cooling that lets it run at up to 4.9GHz.
- Primed for fast-paced gameplay: Up to an NVIDIA GeForce® RTX™ 3060 combines with displays up to 240Hz with Adaptive-Sync for a fluid experience.
- Enhanced cooling: Comprehensive cooling system uses carefully optimized components to maximize performance and durability.
- Stylish and durable: Sharp lines, clean-cut accents, and a new TUF logo elevate design that meets military-grade MIL-STD-810H standard.
The cutting-edge combo of 11th Gen Intel Core™ CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 30 Series Laptop GPUs pairs with essential features to create amazing gaming experiences.
Adaptive-Sync displays up to 240Hz deliver silky smooth graphics. Performance is sustained by upgraded cooling with dual 83-Blade fans.
Multiplayer team chat is clearer with advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation. Thunderbolt™ 4 provides versatile connectivity options. And users can move freely on the road or at home with a long-lasting battery up to 90Wh.
Reinforced by the signature military-grade durability that defines the TUF Gaming family, the new F15 and F17 are ready for action.
Powerful new Intel processors
The new 11th Gen Intel Core processors are engineered to deliver enthusiast-level gameplay in more portable and versatile devices.
The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 both feature up to an 8-core, 16-thread Core i9-11900H CPU bolstered by comprehensive cooling that allows it to run at up to 4.9GHz, so users can blaze through even the most demanding workloads.
Up to 32GB of high-performance DDR4-3200 memory ensure users can run all of their favorite apps. Games and programs load faster on the speedy NVMe® SSD, which is available with up to 1TB of storage capacity.
Users can add a second SSD via the open M.2 slot. All the storage bays and memory slots are readily accessible with a standard screwdriver thanks to the easy-upgrade design, which includes a pop-open screw that helps separate the bottom of the chassis without requiring a prying tool.
Primed for fast-paced gameplay
Available with up to a GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU clocked up to 1630MHz at 90W with GPU Boost with another 5W available from Dynamic Boost, the 2021 TUF Gaming F15 and F17 laptops unlock the potential of NVIDIA’s cutting-edge new Ampere architecture.
The latest generation of RTX GPUs combines new streaming multiprocessors with 2nd gen RT cores and 3rd gen Tensor cores to enable the most realistic ray-traced graphics and advanced AI features.
These improvements enable lifelike visuals while pushing frame rates to new heights. They’re backed by support for NVIDIA Reflex technologies that lower latency in select multiplayer games and NVIDIA Broadcast effects that add instant polish to live streams.
Fast displays allow users to experience the full effect of triple-digit frames per second. The TUF Gaming F15 is available with up to a 240Hz gaming panel that delivers precise, esports-worthy visuals. This top display option also covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum, the most widely used digital color space.
The TUF Gaming F17 scales back to a 144Hz panel that’s still plenty quick for fast-paced play. Top configurations support Adaptive-Sync to dynamically vary their refresh rate to match the frame rate of the GPU, leading to smoother gameplay with less lag and no tearing. They also maintain vibrant colors over wide viewing angles.
Views of the action look and feel more expansive through NanoEdge bezels. In addition to heightening immersion, the narrow frame shrinks the footprint of the chassis, making the laptop more compact.
A comprehensive cooling strategy brings together carefully optimized components, self-cleaning measures, and customizable settings to ensure the best experience.
Four heatpipes redistribute thermal energy from the CPU and GPU to three heatsinks that rapidly dissipate it through accompanying outlets. Each heatsink is lined with copper fins as thin as 0.1mm that increase the surface area for heat dissipation and lower air resistance for smoother flow.
Air is channeled through the laptop by two 83-blade fans based on an advanced design inherited from ROG gaming laptops.
These fans are made from a special liquid-crystal polymer that enables blades 55% thinner than conventional designs without sacrificing the strength required to hold their shape at high RPMs. With 0dB Technology, the fans switch off completely when CPU and GPU temperatures are low in the Silent operating mode. This makes cooling truly silent under light workloads.
Drawing air into the chassis can sometimes introduce dust and other particles. Accumulation on heatsinks and fans can impede performance and stability over time, so the self-cleaning cooling system uses anti-dust tunnels to catch and direct particles away from critical components to keep the system running strong.
The updated design in the TUF Gaming F15 and F17 uses shorter tunnels that leave more room around the fan, increasing airflow.
Together, the 83-blade fans and updated self-cleaning cooling system improve system airflow by up to 10% compared to the previous generation.
Scenario Profiles optimize cooling, performance, and other system settings to give users the right config for the moment.
They can automatically change operating modes based on the active app, or users can make adjustments manually with a keyboard shortcut. Turbo mode delivers maximum performance and fan speeds for intensive tasks, while Performance mode optimizes speed and acoustics for the best gaming experience. Silent mode reduces noise for activities like surfing the web, streaming shows, and other light loads.
Stylish and durable
Sleek Eclipse Gray and bold Graphite Black color options bring different looks to the new TUF Gaming F15 and F17. Both designs feature sharp lines and clean-cut accents, from the subtle, hairline brush strokes across the lid and palm rest to the textured honeycomb grip.
The updated aesthetic matches the new TUF Gaming logo emblazoned on the lid. This more modern look offers a fresh take on the series that remains rooted in superior durability.
Like their predecessors, these machines are tested to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810H standards. Rigorous tests pit the F15 and F17 against everything from extreme weather conditions to drops and falls. Built to handle treks from the arctic to the desert, TUF Gaming laptops are more than capable of weathering everyday wear and tear.
Longer lasting battery
A power-efficient Intel processor and large 90Wh battery combine to let users unplug and enjoy hours of entertainment.
The 17-inch model nets up to 14.3 hours of continuous video playback, while the portable 15-inch edition manages up to 14.7 hours.
Crystal clear sound
To improve voice chat, advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation removes unwanted sounds from both input and output audio. It can be applied to any device and even customized on a per-app basis, so users can limit noise-canceling to chat apps without affecting in-game sounds.
Gamers can communicate better with teammates, creators can record cleaner audio in any environment, and everyone can enjoy clear conversation. Because Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation runs on the CPU, the GPU is free to focus on maximizing frame rates.
Gaming is more immersive with DTS:X™ Ultra technology that delivers high-fidelity, 7.1-channel virtual surround sound.
Users can fine-tune settings with the built-in equalizer or optimize quickly by switching between presets for games, movies, and more.
The two integrated speakers produce powerful sound, and users can also plug their favorite headset or headphones into the 3.5mm audio jack.
A comprehensive experience
The versatile Thunderbolt 4 port connects to the latest devices, with enough bandwidth to hook up an external GPU. It supports DisplayPort 1.4, so users can plug in two 4K displays at 60Hz—or one 8K UHD TV or monitor for immersive visuals.
Three USB 3.2 Type-A ports make space for a mouse, gamepad, and other peripherals. Built-in Bluetooth also lets users pair mice, headphones, and other devices for a wire-free space.
HDMI 2.0b offers an additional display output with up to 4K resolution. And fast, reliable Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) ensures that users can jump online anywhere.
The keyboard is optimized for gaming with a desktop-style layout that makes inputs more comfortable and precise. Overstroke technology triggers each key’s actuation point higher in the stroke, offering more responsive input with an improved overall feel. In true TUF form, each key is durable enough to withstand over 20 million presses for superb long-term reliability.
Uniform RGB backlighting lets users express their style, while highlighted WASD accents provide a visual shortcut to key movement commands.
RGB colors and effects can be tweaked with the Armoury Crate utility, which unifies vital functions like lighting control, system monitoring, and configurable Scenario Profiles that automatically load preferred system settings for different games and apps.
An integrated camera makes streaming and video chat more convenient than ever, with enhanced image quality thanks to a blend of noise reduction technologies. Traditional cameras use either 2DNR technology that analyzes individual frames to correct noise, or 3DNR technology that analyzes frames in sequence to improve fidelity with moving objects.
The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 blend 2DNR and 3DNR technology to ensure users look their best in any situation, even in low-light environments.
Availability & Pricing
The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 will be available from this quarter, but may start shipping to African market from next quarter.