ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop Full Review

We have been reviewing Asus Series Laptops for a while, and today is another one to review. This Asus Laptop is famous for gaming and is designed for gamers. It is an eye-catchy design, fantastic display, magnificent graphics card, and enough storage that fulfill any gamer’s needs.

We review everything in brief details, and that is going to be a long review. So be ready and read the full review. After reading the review, you have to decide that this ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop fulfills your gaming needs or no.

Let’s start the review and before diving into the study, let me explain the system requirements of this laptop I am reviewing.

System Requirements of ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Laptop

Display Screen 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS Type With 144Hz Refresh Rate
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 4800H With Max Boost Clock of 4.2 GHz
Video Memory (Graphics Card)  GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB)
RAM (Random Access Memory)  16 GB DDR4 (3200 MHz Bus Speed)
Storage Space  512 GB PCIE SSD Hard Drive 
Battery Timing  90WHr Battery That Gives Almost 7-10 Hours Backup
Keyboard Gaming Keyboard With RGB Backlit

These are the specs of the ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, and they are enough to play games that are heavy in size and graphics. You will see a fantastic image quality with the graphics card placed inside the ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop.

Now which graphics card is placed inside, I will talk about it briefly, so let’s start the review.

Design

The first thing that comes to mind while selecting any laptop is its design. Everyone knows that the laptops come in two designs. The first one is the exterior design, and the exterior design catches the attention of a person by its color and shape.

So how is the exterior design of the ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop?

Well, here is the look of its exterior design of ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop:

How is the design? I think it’s good. Well, I like this variant very much because its fortress grey color is attractive and the badge of ASUS is also good.

There is another good thing I like about ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, and that is its cooling system. You can play games on this laptop for long hours, and no heat will stay inside your laptop because ASUS gives something special.

Here is the screenshot of how the heat gets out of your laptop in less than no time:

Have you seen those small tiny boxes on this laptop? These are the circles where the heat gets out when you put some extra burden on your laptop by playing heavy games. Whenever you play games in ultra-high graphics, your laptop temperature increases, and when the temperature rises, more heat is consumed.

When it’s too hot, these small tiny boxes help take your laptop’s temperature back to normal. All the heat gets out of your laptop through these small circles that are marked on your ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop.

So that was the exterior design of the ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, and now I’ll show how the inside view of the ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop looks like.

Below is the screenshot of the internal view of the ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop.

You can see the long battery on the downside, well, it is a 90WH Battery, and this tremendous battery allows you to turn your laptop on for more than 10 hours. There are two M.2 Slots, but there is no drive bay of 2.5-inch, whereas other ASUS TUF series laptops have.

The internal look of ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop and there is a dual fan option in this laptop. These two fans help decrease your laptop’s heat when you turn on the machine for countless hours.

In the end, it has a fantastic design with proper heat ventilation manuals.

Display Screen

After seeing the exterior design of a laptop, now comes the second thing related to design. When you have a good-looking laptop in your hand, your second priority will be looking for a good laptop screen.

The ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop’s screen is 15.6-inches, and it delivers a stunning IPS display with a max resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Every gamer loves the refresh rate of 144Hz, so what do you expect from this ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop?

Don’t worry because ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop has a refresh rate of 144Hz. It has another good thing that improves its screen’s brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image, and that technology is named FreeSync. The display screen result is 1080p, and 1080p is a good result. But when the FreeSync technology is combined with this 1080p result, you get outstanding graphics inside the game you play.

In the end, I would say that the 1080p result on a 15.6-inch screen, 1920×1080 pixels, 144Hz refresh rate, and a bonus of FreeSync mainstream technology make this laptop’s display fantastic. That’s all about its display.

Processor

After reviewing the display parameters of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop, the second thing is its speed, and you know your laptop’s processor carries every speed process. If your processor is not good, you will not get a good pace.

So what do you think? Has ASUS inserted a good processor in its ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop? Well, yes, and here’s how:

It has an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor that has eight cores that means 16 threads. Is it enough? If no, then listen more. The Ryzen 7 4800H processor has a clock speed of 2.90 GHz that enhances your gaming experience. According to HP, a clock speed of 3.5 to 4.0 GHz is considered best for gaming, but the 2.9 GHz clock speed competes well with them.

You can play big games on this processor because of its fantastic clock speed and a Turbo Boost of 4.2 GHz. The 4.2 GHz Turbo Boost can bear loads of burdens simultaneously. The 4.2 GHz is enough to run games in ultra-high graphics.

You can easily insert a DDR4 RAM with a max bus speed of 3200 MHz and the LPDDR4 RAM with a max bus speed of 4266 MHz. These are the max bus speeds of any gaming RAM.

In the end, you get a good processor of the newest technology, and that processor will enhance your gaming experience.

Video Memory (Graphics Card)

Now comes another important thing. We can say the bone of the gaming industry is the graphics card. The ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop has a graphics card of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and its RAM size is 6 GB.

So, what have you decided? Do you think the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti of 6 GB is enough for the games you play? Well, it is the best graphics card and here’s the deal:

It runs big games in ultra-high graphics without any lag issues. The 6 GB memory of this GPU with a 12000 MHz memory speed, 192-bit memory bus width, and core speed of 1455-1590 MHz is enough to handle all types of game pressure. You can play several ultra-high graphics games without any input delay, lag issues, and proper FPS with this GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU placed inside the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop.

These days the RTX 3080 variant is popular, but that doesn’t mean you cannot run games on this GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. This graphics card was first available on 23rd April 2019, and that is a little bit old. But you can still run several games that were released in 2020 in ultra-high graphics.

The games that will be released further require a heavy graphics card, but using this graphics card to play those games in medium graphics would also help.

In the end, the graphics card of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is fantastic. When combined with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor, it delivers an outstanding speed, and performing several tasks simultaneously is not a problem.

We will provide a list of games tested on this GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card; wait a little bit more.

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RAM (Random Access Memory)

The RAM equipped inside the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is also the latest technology. Coming to its memory count, the total memory of its RAM is 16 GB, and the bus speed of this RAM is 3200 MHz. The RAM is available in DDR4 format.

So what do you think? Will this 16 GB RAM fulfill your gaming desire? Undoubtedly, yes, and here’s the reason:

This 16 GB RAM of DDR4 format in 3200 MHz bus speed is not alone. You get an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU of 6 GB, and a 512 GB SSD hard drive of M.2 NVMe type. These are the three powerful things that boost your gaming speed. You can efficiently run several games with your ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop with this 16 GB RAM.

16 GB RAM is enough and recommended by gamers who play games in ultra-high graphics. You can also play games in ultra-high graphics on your ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop. The 3200 MHZ bus speed of this RAM will help in reducing the input lag issues.

The higher the RAM’s bus speed, the more bits transfer rate increases and more tasks you can perform on your laptop.

In the end, the RAM of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is outstanding.

Storage Space (Hard Disk)

Now comes the storage space, and it is somehow directly relevant to your laptop’s speed. You might be thinking that a storage device helps increase your laptop’s speed, whereas we only store data in it.

Well, here is its answer:

The ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop has a 512 GB SSD hard disk of the NVME PCI version. Now, what this PCI version is? If you have read our previous post, then you may know about it, but if not, then please have a look at the review of the Lenovo Legion 5 82B1000AUS 15.6-inch gaming laptop. In that review, we explained well what this PCI SSD is.

The ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop has that PCI NVME SSD hard inserted, which gives a transfer rate of 3000 Mbps per second, so that is why it helps increase your game’s graphics.

Now the second question that will undoubtedly arise in your mind is the insufficient space. I know 512 GB doesn’t fulfill the needs of a professional gamer. So what will you do now? Well, here is the solution:

There is an additional slot available for an SSD hard to insert. You can buy another SSD hard of 1 TB and insert it in your ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop, increasing your laptop’s storage, you can store more games.

In the end, the SSD hard of ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is of the newest technology, and it is best for professional gamers, writers, video editors, and journalists because the transfer rate is 3000 MBPS per seconds.

Games Tested

After explaining every speed parameter, now comes the most important thing for which my users waited. Here are some games that were tested on this laptop and see how were the FPS in ultra-high graphics:

Valorant FHD and High Settings
DOOM FHD and Ultra Settings
Call of Duty Warzone  FHD and High Settings
Dirt Rally 2.0 FHD and Ultra Settings
Mass Effect Andromeda FHD and Ultra Settings
GTA 5 FHD and Ultra Settings
DOTA 2 FHD and High Settings
FIFA 20 FHD and Ultra Settings
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey FHD and High Settings
Forza Horizon 4 FHD and Ultra Settings
Far Cry V FHD and Ultra Settings
Gear Tactics FHD and Ultra Settings
League of Legends  FHD and Very High Settings
Minecraft  FHD and Maximum Settings
Formula 1 FHD and Ultra-High Settings
Guild Wars 2  FHD and Best Appearance Settings
Devil May Cry 5  FHD and Ultra Settings
Red Dead Redemption 2 FHD and High Settings
Final Fantasy XV FHD and Highest Settings
Anthem FHD and Medium Settings

These are the games tested on this laptop, and some games are too heavy, so the FPS count is low on ultra-high graphics. You can run those games in ultra-high graphics when you have a good graphics card.

Battery Timing

After giving the information of speed transfers, now comes another important thing: its battery timing. If your laptop’s speed is good, but its battery timing isn’t, it is not a good deal.

ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop has an average battery timing of 10 hours. If you are performing simple tasks, it will give a 10 to 12 hours backup. But if you are performing any heavy duty. Suppose you are playing GTA 5 in ultra-high graphics, and your battery is full. You will get an average of 5 to 6 hours.

For gaming, 5 to 6 hours is enough, and you can again charge your battery. Its power adapter has enough power to charge your laptop’s battery faster. The charging of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop gets completed in less than no time.

It has a 90Whr battery, so that is the reason it delivers fantastic timing. A streamer from YouTube tested its battery timing when he was streaming a video on his YouTube Channel. He said he got 8 hours 43 minutes while streaming a video on his YouTube Channel.

This is best for video editors and vloggers. Journalists will get more time because the Excel and Word sheets don’t take much space. The temperature is maintained well while using the Excel and Word sheets.

In the end, the battery timing of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is 8 to 12 hours, depends upon your work. But a maximum timing of 12 hours is enough either the user is a gamer, streamer, or journalist.

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Keyboard

The keyboard of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is flexible, soft, and smooth. The buttons of this laptop are soft, and you feel comfortable while pressing them. It is a full keyboard with numeric keys.

Now every gaming laptop has a full keyboard with soft, smooth, and numeric key buttons. The main thing that matters in the keyboard section is backlit. There are several laptops whose backlit is available in multicolors.

Unfortunately, a keyboard with multicolors has fixed colors. The first line of the multicolored keyboard is orange, the second line will have the same colors, but the keyboard with RGB backlit has unlimited colors and options.

So you get a keyboard with RGB backlit with your ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop. In RGB backlit mode, you can switch any color whenever and wherever you want. If you’re going to play GTA 5 and your wish is to make your keyboard’s color red, you can use the software and enable the red color on it.

You will not face any other color issue once you have fixed it in that software. So I would say that the keyboard of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is fantastic as it gives an RGB backlit flare.

Speakers

After RGB backlit keyboard, now comes the speaker’s turn. I haven’t mentioned speakers with other laptops because they were simple. But this is the first laptop on our list whose speakers are being said.

There are two speakers with four cut-out pumps inside the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop. Each speaker of this variant delivers more sound than other laptops. The quality of sound is fantastic, and the bass is balanced.

You will enjoy playing games when you listen to good music. Moreover, the speakers of this laptop are on the bottom of the laptop. You can closely listen to the voiceover whenever it occurs.

In the end, the speakers of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop are good. You don’t have to connect any speaker externally to fulfill your sound’s wish.

USB Ports

Well, the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop has an extensive connectivity option. It has numerous ports that you can use to connect things externally.

Here is the screenshot of how many ports this laptop has:

You can see how many ports it has. The power button is on the left side, so don’t worry because most laptop’s power buttons are on the keyboard, and if pressed accidentally, your laptop gets restarted. So you don’t have to fear that thing while using the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop.

Coming to its ports, so you get a USB 2.0 Gen-1 port and Kensington Lock on the right side of this laptop. On the left side, there is an extensive list of ports, and they are as follow:

  • RJ45
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Power Button
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-A
  • USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-A
  • USB 3.2 Gen-2 Type-C DP 1.4

These are the ports that are available with this ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop. And I think these ports are more than enough.

For fast transfers, you must use that 3.2 port, and if you connect a mouse externally, you must use that USB 2.0 port because every mouse has the same working.

So you get 4 USB ports, 1 HDMI, and 1 Audio Jack with this ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop. You can use these ports whenever you want.

Bluetooth and Wireless Connections

For some people, Bluetooth is a necessary thing, while some people don’t use Bluetooth. I used Bluetooth a little. Every time I use the data cable to transfer or send some data from my mobile, you still get a Bluetooth 5 with this ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop.

Bluetooth 5 is the latest version and almost compatible with every device. If you use Bluetooth every time, then it is good, or else you have the newest version.

In the wireless connectivity option, there comes a WiFi connection. It has a WiFi 5 connectivity option. WiFi 5 comes in the newest forms, but not in the updated document, and here’s how:

The WiFi 5 feature has a good range of connectivity. Still, a WiFi 6 version is available whose connectivity range, signal catching ratio, and internet browsing speed are faster than this WiFi 5 version. So, I would say that the WiFi connection of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is standard.

Indeed, WiFi 5 cannot compete with WiFi 6, but it will still give an excellent output to the user who uses the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop.

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Mouse

The mouse of ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is simple, so I don’t think I should explain it.

You can use its mouse whenever you need it, but every professional gamer connects a mouse externally because an average laptop’s mouse cannot fulfill your gaming desire.

DVD ROM

It has a simple DVD ROM, and every DVD ROM has the same working. All you have to do is to insert a disk and make your DVD ROM read it. These days DVD ROMs are used less because of the USBs.

Webcam

Last but not least, you get a Webcam with this ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop, and its result is in 720p. Sometimes you need a Webcam for talking to someone; you can go with it. If video editing is your profession, then this Webcam is not suitable for you.

For regular use, it is the best Webcam.

Final Thoughts

So that was a detailed review of the ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop, and I think everything is mentioned briefly. The central part of every laptop is its processor, graphics card, RAM, and storage space.

This ASUS TUF A15 (TUF506IU-ES74) Gaming Laptop is equipped well with all these necessary things, so don’t worry. It will fulfill your gaming desire.

In the upcoming days, we will review other gaming laptops, so please recheck our website.

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