ASUS FX503 Gaming Laptop Review – 7700HQ + GTX 1050
I7 7700 HQ CPU here, although it's also available with the 7300 HQ. Both are still great options for gaming laptops, I've got 16 gig of ddr2 thousand 400 megahertz and dual channel, but 8 gig configurations seem to be common and there's. A 128 gig MDOT to solder SSD and a 1 terabyte hard drive installed for storage now. Nvme support here, unfortunately, for the graphics there's, an Nvidia 1054 gig, which runs the 15.6 inch 1080p 60 Hertz TN panel, but it also seems to be available with the 10 60 or a 120 Hertz screen for the network. Connectivity there's a Gigabit Ethernet port support for 802 11 AC Wi Fi as well as Bluetooth, 4.2. The lid and interior are both of brushed black plastic, but despite this, the overall build quality still felt pretty decent. The dimensions of the laptop are 38.4 centimeters in width 26 point two centimeters in depth and 2.4 centimeters in height, so fairly average for a budget gaming, laptop it's, listed with the weight of 2.5 kilos and mine weight closer to 2.6 kilos with the power brick and Cable for charging included this rises up to 3.1 kilos, as mentioned. The screen here is a 15.6 inch, 60 Hertz 1080p TN panel, no g sync available here there. The viewing angles of the screen went great, not too bad side to side, but the colors shift. Quite a lot when looking up or down, which is typical from TN panels, the screen doesn't get that bright, either around 222 nits when at 100 brightness with a 120 to 1 contrast ratio.
So it also looked fairly washed out I've measured the current color gamut using the spider v Pro and my results returned 57 of srgb, 41 of NTSC and 44 of Adobe RGB. So, on the lower side, but fairly similar to many other gaming laptops, I've tested, the 120 Hertz panel claims to have 72 of the NTSC color gamut. So it seems like you've, got the option of a high quality panel I've taken a long exposure photo in a dark room as a worst case back lightly test, and we can see that in this instance it looked perfectly fine with no issues detected. But this will of course, vary between laptops. There was a little screen flex while intentionally moving it, but overall it was fairly sturdy, as the hinge is a place towards the far left and right corners. Opening the laptop with one finger was also possible, demonstrating a fairly even weight distribution, so it shouldn't easily fall off your lap above the display in the center is a 720p camera. The camera wasn't too bad and the microphone seems about average, but it was still able to pick up some of the laptops own fan noise. The chiclet keyboard has red backlighting, which can be adjusted between three levels of brightness or turned off completely it's got one point. Eight millimeters of key travel and the WASD Keys have clear sides allowing them to be seen easier. Otherwise the keyboard was great to type with, and I didn't personally have any issues with it.
The keys were on the quieter side to press here's how they sound to try and give you an idea. There was some keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard on the plastic body, but it was never actually noticeable under normal use. Overall, it felt sturdy enough. The red power button is found towards the top right of the keyboard and in the center appears to be some more air intakes. The touchpad was smooth to the touch with red accenting to match the black and red theme. It worked pretty well, the whole thing can be pressed down to click and there are also separate left and right buttons. As for the io on the left, there's, the power input, Gigabit, Ethernet, port HDMI, 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 type, a ports and 3.5 millimeter audio combo jack on the right there's, just an SD card slot, a third USB 3.0 type, a port and Kensington lock. The speakers are found on the left and right sides what's the front and they actually sound pretty decent. As far as laptop speakers go a little bass and not really tinny until you get into the higher volumes. The back just has the air exhaust fans towards the left and right corners and the status LEDs are also viewable here. With the lid closed, while the front has nothing at all it's, just completely smooth up on the brushed plastic lid there's, the Seuss logo in the center, with a mirrored finish, fingerprints show up on the lid and interior they're a little harder to wipe away once dirt Gets into the grooves of the finish, underneath there some air intakes towards the back to keep everything cool, as well as some rubber feet that did a good job of preventing it from moving around while in use accessing the internals is very easy.
The first panel can be removed by simply removing one Phillips head screw. This gives you easy access to one of the two memory slots, MDOT to drive and 2.5 inch drive bay. The rest of the bottom panel can be removed by taking out a few more screws. This is required if you want to access the Wi Fi card. Second memory slot and the battery powering. The laptop is a four cell 64 one hour battery and with a full charge and just watching youtube videos. With the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 6 hours and 56 minutes a surprising result. Making this one of the best laptops, I've tested in this test, the Intel integrated graphics, were new seer thanks to Nvidia Optimus, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and invidious battery boost set to 30fps. The battery lasted for 55 minutes and it sat at 30fps for the whole time without dipping over all the battery life seemed quite good, considering the size of the battery and the price of the laptop thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, it's cold here is it's winter in Australia, so expect warmer temperatures in a warmer environment at idle. Both the CPU and GPU were fairly cool, as the fan was still running, as shown in light blue toward the bottom of the graph working our way up.
The graph the gaming benchmarks were tested with watchdogs to at high settings. The temperatures were pretty decent, regardless of fan, speed or CPU under faulting and didn't change too much so we'll move up to the stress tests. The stress tests involved running a to 64 and the heaven benchmark at the same time, to try and fully utilize both CPU and graphics. The temperatures were the same with the order or over boost fan profile in use, as shown in dark red and pink. The fans were running the same regardless and the CPU was thermal throttling here at 95 degrees. Once we apply our minus 0.15 EV volt under bolt to the CPU, the temperatures drop, a bit and performance increases, turtling is being removed. These are the average clock speeds for the same temperature tests just showing, like the temperatures shown before in the gaming results. The clock speeds didn't differ too much here, at least in this game, all running fine. In any case, moving to the stress tests, we can see that, while thermal throttled in the dark, red and pink bars, all four CPU cores were averaging around 150 mega Hertz below the 3.4 gigahertz all quarter. Most speed of the 7700 HQ CPU, but with the minus 0.15 volt under bolt, applied to the CPU we're able to remove all throttling and get full performance even in this heavy stress test. These are the clock speeds I got while just running CPU only stress tests without any GPU load.
They'Re the same so this just confirms that there was no throttling of a kind here. We only see thermal throttling when adding the GPU load. Likewise, here are some of the GPU only tests in the heaven benchmark, we're, getting a nice boost with the 250 megahertz overclock applied and we'll see how this performs in the game. Soon, as for the external temperatures will actually be putting your hands at idle. The body of the laptop was sitting in the low 30s, so fairly cool, while gaming in under stress test, the center rises to the mid 40s, but the sides in particular the WASD Keys, stay fairly cool in comparison. It gets into the low fifties right up the back, but you shouldn't really be touching there anyway. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop I'll later listen to some of these tests, it was fairly quiet at idle and, while gaming or under stress test, while under vaulted, it was around the same louder but still quieter than many other gaming laptops I've tested. Without the CPU under volt and the stress test, though it gets quite loud. Finally, let's take a look at some benchmarks. All tests were run at 1080p with the latest Nvidia drivers and Windows updates to date installed. The graphics were also overclocked 100 megahertz out of the box. So I left this in place, but we'll see how overclocking further girls later fortnight was running pretty well above 60 fps on average with high settings, and I did find epic faily playable, just not the best experience.
I definitely look at running with lowest settings here, however, which was tested playing with the butts, and it was running well at all setting levels above 60 fps on average, even in epics settings with the 1 lows not too far behind no problems at all. With this, one pub G was tested using the replay feature. You'Ll definitely want to play this one at lower settings to get the high frame rates, as shown by the 1 lows. There are frequent dips in performance, which just seems to be typical for this game. Csgo was tested using the you let achill benchmark and the average frame rates are pretty dayson no problem at all running this game, with decent frame rates Rainbow six siege was tested with the built in benchmark and again pretty well at all, setting levels above 60 FPS At Ultra settings in this test, far cry 5 was also tested with the built in benchmark the results. Weren'T too bad still running pretty well at the lowest settings, but this is a more demanding game. Assassin'S Creed origins was also tested with the built in benchmark and I don't think it really needs a high frame rate to play. It should run alright at the lowest settings but again it's another demanding game. Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive replay, so there should be a worst case scenario. Realistically, you'll probably get better results in this, while actually playing and even in this test.
Still above 60 FPS at Ultra settings, doom was tested using Vulcan and no issues at all with this one close to 60 FPS, even at Ultra settings, and it played pretty smoothly Ghost Recon was tested with the built in benchmark and is a more demanding game. You'Ll. Definitely want to play this and other resource intensive games and lower settings now for some benchmarking tools: I've tested, heaven valley and superposition from Unigine, as well as fire strike time. Spy nvm from 3dmark just pause. The video, if you want a detailed look at these results. Overall, the laptop is going alright in games. You just need to run with lower settings in most cases due to the 1050 graphics, at least at 1080p personally, I'd probably be looking at the 1050 Ti for myself, but it depends on the games you play and the settings used as shown by the range of Titles tested results really vary based on these factors. As for overclocking, all of the gaming benchmarks just shown had a 100 megahertz GPU core overclock applied, but I was able to get this higher using MSI Afterburner I've, just retested pub G with both the graphics, overclock and CPU Wonderbolt applied to try and give the best Performance and we're just seeing a small improvement to performance EA, but keep in mind the default results were already with a 100 megahertz overclock applied, so that closes the gap a little. These Cinebench results give you an idea of CPU performance and, as discussed earlier, I wasn't seeing any throttling under a CPU only workload, so there's no difference here with or without the CPU under vault.
The under vaulting only helped in a combined CPU and GPU load. Just for reference I've also included the newer 8th, gen 8300 H CPU for comparison, which is a little ahead, but that's also available in the newer seuss FX fiber for laptop in Crystal disc mark, the 128 gig n dot to solder SSD was getting above 500 megabytes Per second in sequential reads, and around 330 megabytes per second and sequential writes here – are the speeds for the one terabyte 5400 rpm hard drive that was installed on the lowest side for this type of disk I've also tested the SD card slot using a v90 rated Card so the cards shouldn't be the bottleneck and these speeds aren't too bad. As for the price here in Australia, it goes for around 1500 Australian dollars. Unfortunately, I couldn't find pricing for the 16 gig model. I'Ve got here same deal in the US. The 8 gig model on Amazon is around 900 US dollars, but you can check the configuration options and up to date, pricing using the link in the video description. So what did you guys think of the FX 503 gaming laptop for masseuse I'm? Happy to see that the older model, at least didn't, have the same Parliament throttling issues that I noted in the new FX 504 I'm guessing that was introduced with the newer 8th, gen CV. It'S, a pretty decent gaming laptop personally I'd, probably be looking at the model with the 1060, but that's.
Just me, it's also got a pretty good battery and the graphics overclocked quite well in my unit. Otherwise the only issue I had with it was the screen quality. It didn't get that bright and combined with a lower contrast to just look washed out, although I suspect that would be less of an issue in the 120 hunt screen. Let me know what you guys saw it down in the comments and leave a like to. Let me know if you found their view useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.