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Review | Asus TUF Gaming FX504 Laptop

On this review, we are checking out the Asus TUF Gaming FX504. A gaming notebook with an Intel Core i5 CPU, paired with the Nvidia GTX 1050 outputting its gaming prowess on a 120Hz display. At just above 50000 Pesos, the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 seems to be a winner – but it is exactly not the case.

The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 may feature budget oriented yet capable components, yet it only comes with a single stick of 4GB RAM underneath its edgy shell. But is 4GB that bad? Sadly, it is the case. Read more about our findings on this review.


Asus TUF Gaming FX504
CPU Intel Core i5 8300HQ
CHIPSET Intel HM370 Express
GRAPHICS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, Intel HD Graphics 630
DISPLAY PANEL 15.6″ (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080) 120Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 94% NTSC
WEBCAM HD Web Camera
INPUT DEVICE Backlight Keyboard, Touchpad
AUDIO SOLUTION DTS Headphone X, 2x 3.5W Speaker
LAN Gigabit Ethernet
WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.0
I/O PORTS 1x Combo audio jack. 2x USB 3.0 port(s) Type A, 1x USB 2.0 port(s), 1x RJ45 LAN, 1x HDMI
COOLING Dual 12V Fan Heatpipe (Shared)
BATTERY / POWER 48Whr, 120W Power Adapter
OPERATING SYSTEM Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 with the specifications above will set you at around 54995 Pesos. This featured a 4GB RAM, which is definitely going to be a setback.

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Our unit doesn’t come with any official packaging though Asus noted that the TUF FX504 will come with the following:


The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 sports an edgy modern look under a 2.3 kilogram package. Nothing fancy, just a proper looking notebook for your average gamer. This model is the Premium Steel one, which is my favorite out of the four design choices.

At 25mm thick, the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 is still within the realms of easy to stow devices. The notebook is also one of the first one to feature the 802.11AC WAVE 2. A MU-MIMO compliant standard. As for cooling, Asus integrated a dual fan and a shared heat-pipe design.

The right side of the notebook features a Kensington lock alone. Nothing else is around this area.

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The left side on the other hand had most of the I/O ports. This is expected for a well designed gaming notebook. While I don’t hate the combo jack, Asus should’ve thrown in a splitter. Makes it easier for those who owns a gaming headset already.


Maintaining and or upgrading is somewhat a chore with the Asus TUF Gaming FX504. A tedious process that involves patience and a lot of prayers not to break the clips once you removed the screws.


The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 comes equipped with a 15.6 inch 1080P panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is perhaps my favorite feature of the notebook. A much appreciated feature when it comes to competitive gaming.

The panel also features a matte coating, while the color gamut is 130% sRGB according to the specifications. That should be equivalent to 94% NTSC coverage. Response time is rated at 3ms, which is enough to get my approval.


The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 sports a full layout keyboard with scissor switch keys. Key spacing is excellent which is not what I expected for a notebook of this size. The key travel distance is around 1.8mm and the lifespan is rated at 20 million clicks.

The keyboard is somewhat similar to the Asus ROG Strix GL503VD, yet it felt a little more different.


Like any other Asus notebooks we’ve tested, the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 comes with bloat load of applications. Feel free to remove everything McAfee.


The system performance shall be evaluated by various benchmarking tools and applications. We are testing this system with the high-performance settings enabled at the OS, with the default UEFI configuration. Background processes such as anti-viruses and third-party applications are disabled as well. Outlined below are the applications and benchmark tools for reference:


  • Super PI – 32M Calculation
  • wPrime – 1024M Calculation
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition – Memory Benchmark


  • GIMP – 7 MB worth of image processing
  • HandBrake – 150 MB MP4 to H.264 video encoding
  • WinRAR – Compression speed


  • Overwatch – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • Battlefield 4 – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • DIRT: Rally – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • Project CARS – Maximum Settings | V-SYNC off
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Ultra Settings | V-SYNC off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Ultra Settings | HairWorks off | V-SYNC off


  • AS SSD – Storage performance
  • RightMark Audio Analyzer – Audio performance
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition – Temperature, Power, Noise
  • NetIO-GUI – Network Performance


System power consumption is evaluated during idle and a 15-minute load via the AIDA64 System Stability Test. Power readings are recorded with a watt-meter.

The AIDA64 System Stability Test is also used to evaluate the system thermals. Readings are taken with AIDA64 and is cross-referenced with HWiNFO.

System noise level is also evaluated during idle and a 15-minute load via AIDA64’s Stress Test. The noise measurement is taken by a sound level meter.

The FX504 got the best power output we’ve seen on the list of notebooks we’ve tested. Temperatures and acoustics however are not the best yet both are not deal breakers in any way.


The System battery life is evaluated via the Wh/W formula with readings taken from our power consumption test. This is to ensure a leveled result across the systems.

Battery life is more than decent with ~193 minutes of run time at minimal workloads and almost 30 minutes of run time at maximum load.


Super PI is a single-threaded program that calculates pi to a specified number of digits after the decimal point. It is a widely used benchmark and stress test within the industry.

WPrime is a multi-threaded program that calculates a set number of square roots for estimating functions.

The AIDA64 Memory Benchmark measure the maximum achievable data transfer bandwidth of the memory. That includes the Read, Write, Copy and Latency performance.

Based on our benchmarks, the FX504 showed a not so favorable result on our single threaded benchmark, while it featured a decent performance on our multi-threaded benchmark. Technically, the Core i5-8300HQ should feature a better performance over the i7-7700HQ, yet the 4GB RAM definitely held the laptop’s performance.

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GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a free and open-source image editing tool. A 7 MB worth of images is be processed and converted to gauge the system performance.

HandBrake is a free video encoding tool that supports a wide variety of media codecs. A 150MB worth MP4 video is converted using the H.264 codec to gauge the system performance.

WinRAR is a file archive utility that can create, view and unpack numerous archive file formats. The software’s built in benchmark tool is utilized to gauge the system performance.

Productivity performance is decent, though it could use another SO-DIMM to make up for its lower scores. Again, the 4GB RAM is taking its toll on this gaming notebook.


Overwatch is Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed First Person Shooter. The game runs on a custom engine utilizing the DirectX 11 API.

Battlefield 4 is Electronic Art’s popular First Person Shooter, running on the Frostbite 3 game engine developed by DICE. It utilizes the DirectX 11 and the Mantle API.

DIRT: Rally is CODEMASTER’s take on the rally racing game genre. It utilizes the EGO game engine with support for the DirectX 11 API.

Project CARS is Slightly Mad Studios’ latest simulation racing game, running on the Madness game engine utilizing DirectX 11 support.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is Bethesda’s critically acclaimed Action Adventure RPG. Skyrim utilizes the Creation Engine with DirectX 10 support.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is CDProjekt RED’s award-winning Action Adventure RPG. The Witcher 3 utilizes the REDengine 3 with DirectX 11 support.

Gaming results compared to the outgoing CPU model with the same GPU is as expected, slower than the norm.


AS SSD is a storage benchmarking software widely used throughout the industry. The scoring system is then used to evaluate the system.

The FX504 features the FireCuda SHDD inside – which is actually fast for what it is. On our benchmark though, it refused to show its performance, mainly due to the nature of the benchmarking tool.


The RightMark Audio Analyzer (RMAA) is a tool designed to test the quality of audio devices. We used a sampling rate of 24-bit at 48000Hz for the loopback test. We are essentially testing the noise level of the audio solution.

Good results here from RMAA. Can’t say the same for the speakers though. Well, most of the gaming notebooks on the test featured lackluster performance on this area.


The NetIO-GUI is a good application to test any network’s performance. The LAN round trip time is our concern here, checking out latency anomalies if there are any.

LAN round trip time will get you an average of 1ms, while wireless will get you around 4ms of latency.


The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 is almost a proper gaming notebook by default. Almost, since the 4GB RAM really held its performance. On this day and age, 8GB is the bare minimum, even with select competitive games. The same goes for daily use, especially with the bloat wares around. Imagine shaving 10 seconds of startup time just with the McAfee products installed.

Luckily, we have the option to upgrade the RAM to 8GB, or go 16GB in one swoop for future proofing. Might as well check the possibility to replace the drive with a high capacity 1TB SSD. The priority here is still the RAM upgrade though, since we need every bit of performance to make the 120Hz panel a little more useful outside the desktop.

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While we are busy nitpicking the model’s downsides, the FX504 is not that bad at all on other fronts. Audio for example featured good noise levels, while the wireless range is superb. The 20 million rated keystroke keys are excellent addition as well. Those, together with the 120Hz panel, made the TUF Gaming FX504 a value oriented choice. Even with the measly 4GB RAM around.

Asus TUF Gaming FX504 Privacy Lite Screen Protector

Stop wandering eyes with the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 anti-spy screen protector! With the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 privacy screen protector applied to your laptop screen you can work anywhere or watch content while you’re travelling without worrying about people peering over your shoulder. The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 screen protector also protects your screen from scratches and scuffs, which can easily happen when you travel about.

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The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 privacy screen protector is possible through micro-louvre technology. It works by restricting the viewing angle to 30-degrees, so with your Asus TUF Gaming FX504 anti-spy screen protector in place, only you will be able to see your screen. For anyone outside this 30-degree angle, the laptop’s screen will appear blacked-out. Despite restricting the view of your screen, the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 privacy screen protector doesn’t reduce your viewing clarity in any way. The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 screen protector enhances your screen, making text and images crystal clear.

Along with full visual clarity and impressive screen privacy, the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 privacy screen protector safeguards your screen from scratches and smudges. And because the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 screen protector doesn’t attract grime it also helps to keep your screen dirt free as you travel around. The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 privacy screen protector comes in a pack of one with an easy-to-use application kit.

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Key Features

    Matte texture and look of the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 screen protector works as an effective anti-glare surface. The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 anti-spy screen protector is also smudge resistant and repels grime, so you can keep your screen smear-free however often you travel.

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Does the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 screen protector adhere to the screen and will it leave any residue once removed?

The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 screen protector will firmly adhere to your screen and will not leave any residue once removed.

What is the lifetime of this Asus TUF Gaming FX504 screen protector and can I resuse it if removed?

It will last as long as you own your device. You can replace it whenever you wish, however once removed you will not be able to re-apply.

Asus TUF Gaming FX504 Review

Asus‘ TUF series is well-known for being rock hard desktop components offering both performance and durability. Now, they are bringing that renowned build quality to their laptop line with the introduction of the TUF Gaming FX504. Does it have what it takes to truly be called TUF? Let’s find out in our full review!

Design and Construction

The TUF Gaming FX504, or let’s just call it the FX504 TUF, takes on the design cues of its desktop counterparts. It has a silver overall finish with intricate linings to portray “toughness” or strong durability. It can be considered discreet when closed, but once opened you’ll immediately notice the curves and lines meant to portray its “gaming” side.

It’s still stealthy though, compared to most gaming laptops. Overall it looks nice and aggressive, although not too much that it catches attention.

True to its name the FX504 TUF really is, well, “tough”. There is only minimal screen flex and almost completely no keyboard and chassis flex, even when we tried to bend it with significant force. The laptop is built like a tank as it was intended to be.

Of course, with this kind of build-quality comes a bit of extra weight. While not the heaviest one out there, lugging it around in long commutes or walks weighed us down. Still, we didn’t mind having those extra grams in exchange for better durability. Our only gripe really is that it’s a total smudge and fingerprint magnet and that its hard to wipe off.

Now on to the keyboard and trackpad. We’re treated with a full-sized chiclet keyboard with its own dedicated Numpad. Travel distance is okay and tactile feedback is present, although slightly lacking as presses still feel a bit mushy. It’s still nice to type and game on though despite that slightly mushy feel.

As always with gaming laptops, we have red adjustable keyboard backlighting, that’s helpful in low-light situations. The arrow keys are positioned slightly lower than normal with only the up arrow being aligned with the rest of the keys. It took us a few hours to adjust to this format as reaching for the shift and enter keys requires a bit more stretch than usual. Once accustomed though, it’s a seamless experience.

The trackpad, on the other hand, has a smooth but grippy surface with a divider below to distinguish the left and right click functions. There are no physical buttons here but the pad itself can be clicked. It registers gestures well but it has a faster than normal DPI out-of-the-box.

We had instances where the mouse pointer just blitzed through the screen. Of course, you can adjust the DPI manually if the out-of-the-box setting is too much. Sadly, like with the rest of the chassis, the trackpad too is a smudge and fingerprint magnet.

Display and Multimedia

Now, this is where it becomes juicy. Apart from the militaristic, stealthy yet solid-build, the FX504 TUF has a variant that sports a 15.6-inch 120hz FHD TN panel. This is probably one of, if not the, most affordable laptop with a high refresh rate display option. Sadly, while we do get a buff in refresh rate, colors and viewing angles take a hit since it will be a TN panel. Okay, back to the panel of the one we reviewed.

The unit we have is the lowest specc’d one, so we only have a 60hz panel here. It has a little thicker than normal all around bezels. Either way, blacks are quite lacking and colors are a bit dull but the details are crisp and pixel density is good thanks to the FHD resolution. Viewing angles are also acceptable.

The FX504 TUF carries with it a standard set of speakers that can pump out decent and loud audio with good clarity. Sadly, lows are a bit lacking but we do get DTS Headphone X tech.

So, plugging in your favorite audio gear will give out crisp, beautiful sounding music and sound effects. We recommend you keep audio gears plugged in to take advantage of that added benefit from the DTS Headphone X tech.

OS, Apps, and Storage

Running the software department is Windows 10 Home. We got minimal pre-installed apps, which are Asus’ homebrew and a few Microsoft programs. This includes apps such as Battery Health Charging, Install, Gift Box, Live Update, USB Charger Plus, Splendid Utility, and Microsoft Office 365.

The FX504 TUF comes with a traditional 1TB HDD accompanied by an 8GB SSHD. It’s your standard storage setup with a little oomph thanks to the 8GB SSHD. Still, it’s better to upgrade that secondary drive to a full-fledged SSD for faster speeds and transfers.

Performance and Benchmarks

Of course, the main attraction of the FX504 TUF is not its tanky chassis but its ability to play games. As such, Asus equipped the laptop with an i5-8300H processor, Nvidia’s GTX 1050 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. The model we got is actually the lowest specc’d one, with the highest sporting as much as an i7-8750H and Nvidia GTX 1050Ti. Despite that, the 8th gen i5 and GTX 1050 combo is still not too shabby.

While the processor and GPU pairing is not the worst out there, we do get a measly 4GB of RAM, which nowadays is no longer enough. In fact, the laptop lags every now and then even at basic multitasking such as opening multiple light programs (word, paint, calculator, etc) and worse in heavy tab browsing.

GamesAverage FPS

The FX504 TUF can certainly play light to moderate games at medium to high settings at over 60fps to take advantage of that 120hz refresh rate panel. Sadly, when we move to Triple-A or heavy titles performance takes a big dip. Unless graphical settings are set to low along with changing the resolution to at least 720p, games will not hit even the average 30fps mark. Adding RAM may be able to boost performance a bit but it still won’t be enough for a smooth over 60fps Triple-A experience.

Which is just sad, as the 120hz display cannot be utilized to its full potential. Sure, you will be able to hit over 60fps once graphical settings are lowered but that’ll affect overall visuals and flair of games. Not to mention, it’s better to have both smooth experience and good visuals. In any case, the display is still perfect for light to moderate action-packed games like League of Legends or Dota 2, which aren’t too stressful for the system. (To understand more about refresh rates and display types check this link out)

Connectivity and Battery Life

Even with the 15.6-inch frame, the FX504 TUF is a little short on ports. We have two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A, a combo audio port, Kensington Lock, an RJ45 Ethernet port, and an HDMI 1.4 port. The laptop could’ve used an extra USB Type-C port or even an SD Card reader. Especially, with the right side of the laptop being almost bare.

Battery life is, as expected of a gaming laptop, poor. During our video loop test (Playing a 1080p mp4 video in airplane mode at 50% brightness and sound w/ earphones plugged in) the device lasted for mere 2 hours and 30 Minutes, really short even by gaming laptop standards. Luckily, charging from 0%-100% takes only about an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Thermals and Acoustics

Surprisingly, the FX504 TUF handles heat rather well, impressively well in fact. We subjected the laptop to the FurMark and Prime95 stress tests to check out the temps of the GTX 1050 and Intel Core i5-8300H. The GTX 1050 reached a max temp of only 70-degrees while the i5-8300H didn’t even break 70 and only reached 68-degrees, these are impressive numbers, to say the least.

Part of the reason why the laptop was able to maintain such low temps is because of its fans, or rather fan settings. Whenever you start any heavy program, like Adobe Premiere or any game at that, the fans will start to roar. No matter how simple the program, as long as it uses the GPU, the fans will spin like crazy.

It’s bearable if you’re playing games, especially when using headphones or earphones, as the speakers can drown out the noise. Although, when video editing or doing any other heavy task it can be a nuisance.


The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 is certainly above its price segment when it comes to build quality. It has a stealthy good looking all-metal body with rock-hard durability. It’s not too shabby on other fronts either thanks to the option of having a 120hz display, decent performance, good internal audio, and impressive thermals. Sadly, it’s still plagued with some mishaps and imperfections like its low 4GB RAM, fingerprint and smudge magnet chassis and trackpad, poor battery life, and noisy fans.

It earns our respect for being one of the most affordable laptops with a high refresh rate display. Although, if you wish to play Triple-A titles or heavy games at over 60fps, then the FX504 TUF will sadly fall short. If, however, you’re more of a competitive gamer that plays moderately demanding titles like League of Legends or Dota 2, then the FX504 should be on your list.

The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 model we reviewed is priced at Php 56,995.

Asus TUF Gaming FX504 specifications

  • 15.6-inch 60Hz FHD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Intel Core i5-8300 2.3GHz (Max Turbo @ 4.0GHz) quad-core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 8GB SSHD
  • Speakers powered by ICEpower technology, DTX Headphone X
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x combo audio port
  • 1x RJ45 LAN
  • 1x HDMI 1.4
  • Kensington Lock
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard
  • HD webcam
  • 4 Cells 48 Whrs Battery
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 384 x 262 x 25 mm
  • 2.3kg
  • Impressive thermals
  • 60hz display
  • Solid and tough all-metal body
  • DTX Headphone X tech
  • 4GB RAM
  • Noisy Fans
  • Fingerprint and Smudge magnet chassis and trackpad
  • Poor port selections

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