ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2022) Review

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My review of the ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD Display, Intel Core i7-12650H, GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB DDR5, 512GB SSD, Thunderbolt 4, Windows 11 Home, Off Black.

Richie’s Verdict
4.2 Stars
The ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2022) gaming laptop is a balanced performer suitable for gamers on a budget. It’s also a good choice for online content creators who edit video, audio and images and power users who multitask. If you need a powerful laptop on a budget, it’s is a good choice.
Pros Cons
✅ Military Grade Casing ❌ 720p Webcam
✅ Good Connectivity ❌ Fans can be loud
FHD 300Hz Display ❌ Power Hungry
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Overview

The ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2022) is a considerable upgrade from the previous generation, which used Intel Tiger Lake CPUs that were limited to just four cores and eight threads. The 2022 version uses 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake CPUs with 10-core, 16-thread performance and 4.7GHz clock speed (3.5GHz base clock). This upgrade enables you to easily stream and multitask.

Graphics for the TUF Dash F15 consists of an NVIDIA RTX 3070/3060/3050Ti GPU that features 2nd generation Ray Tracing, DLSS AI-Acceleration, low latency, and NVIDIA Studio and Game Ready drivers. The GPUs also support MUX Switching enabling faster performance and lower latency.

The TUF Dash F15 15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080) screen has a refresh rate of 300Hz and adaptive-sync support for a smooth and vivid gaming experience. The audio consists of a Dolby Atmos Hi-Res codec for ultra-realistic, immersive sound. The built-in HD webcam has two-way AI noise-cancelling technology that removes everything except your voice.

The design of this laptop is smooth and sleek with Military-grade durability with a Teflon texture and comes in Black or Moonlight White. The Dash F15 is thinner and lighter than the full-size TUF models and competitively priced for those shopping on a budget.

ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2022) Hardware

Let’s run through the hardware on the TUF Dash F15.

CPU

You have a choice between less cores with higher clock speed, or more cores and lower clock speed. I think overall, you’d be better off going with the Core i7-12650H CPU as it has a fast boost frequency of 4.7GHz, and 10 physical cores with 16 threads.

  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12650H Processor 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 10 cores, 16 threads) specs
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11375H Processor 3.3 GHz (12M Cache, up to 5.0 GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads) specs
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H Processor 3.3 GHz (12M Cache, up to 4.8 GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads) specs
PassMark CPU Benchmarking
Model CPU Mark Rank CPU Value
Intel® Core™ i7-12650H 28,142 147 108.24
Intel® Core™ i7-11375H 12,236 614 25.39
Intel® Core™ i7-11370H 11,936 628 28.02
Intel Core i7

Graphics

You have three choices of GPU for this laptop: RTX 3050 Ti, RTX 3060, and RTX 3070, and I recommend the NVIDIA RTX 3070 if you can afford it, but to be honest, they’re all really good GPUs that will handle almost anything you throw at them. You can view the specifications for these GPU at NVIDIA.

The NVIDIA RTX 30 series are an incredibly high performance series of GPUs with 2nd Gen Ray Tracing, DLSS AI-acceleration, low system latency, and come with NVIDIA Studio and Game Ready drivers. MUX switching is also supported.

  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU
    • 1340MHz* at 105W (1290MHz Boost Clock+50MHz OC, 80W+25W Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU
    • 1452MHz* at 105W (1402MHz Boost Clock+50MHz OC, 80W+25W Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
    • 1535MHz* at 75W (1485MHz Boost Clock+50MHz OC, 60W+15W Dynamic Boost)
PassMark GPU Benchmarking
Model G3D Mark Rank GPU Value
RTX 3070 15,313 60 n/a
RTX 3060 12,965 86 35.09
RTX 3050Ti 9,791 134 n/a
NVIDIA GTX Series GPUs

Memory

You have a choice of 8GB or 16GB RAM, although it can handle up to 32GB of DDR5 4800MHz, which is exceedingly fast RAM for a laptop. I strongly recommend choosing the 16GB option if you’re intending to use it for gaming (it’s pretty much minimum for gaming nowadays).

DDR5 Memory

Display & Camera

It comes with a 15.6-inch FHD 16:9 1920×1080 display that features anti-glare, sRGB:62.5%, Adobe:47.34%, Refresh Rate:144Hz, IPS-level, Adaptive-Sync, MUX Switch + Optimus.

Other variants of this model include a 1440p QHD 2K display, and a FHD 1080p running at 300Hz.

QHD 1440p

Storage

There are two choices for storage: a 512GB M.2 or a 1TB M.2 and both are NVMe PCIe 3.0 drives with a transfer speed of 7,000 MB/s, so we’re talking some serious speed for gaming. Obviously the choice between the 512GB and 1TB drives will depend on your own preference, but more storage is always a good thing. You can also install an additional NVMe M.2 drive as this laptop has two ports available.

NVMe Express

Audio

Audio is impressive on the TUF Dash F15. It supports Dolby Atmos which defines a new level in high-end audio, uses AI Noise Cancelling technology, has Hi-Res certification, and a built-in array mic and 2-speaker system.

Dolby Atmos

Network

It has a bog-standard Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, and a Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless chip with transfer speeds of up to 2.4Gbp/s when paired with a Wi-Fi router that supports Wi-Fi 6. It also has Bluetooth 5.2 Dual-Band 2*2.

Wi-Fi 6 Certified

I/O Ports

It has some impressive I/O connectivity including a Thunderbolt 4 port with DisplayPort support, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port with up to 20Gbp/s transfer speed. It also has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port and HDMI 2.0b port.

USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 1× 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
  • 1x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1x Thunderbolt™ 4 support DisplayPort™
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ / power delivery / G-SYNC
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1x RJ45 LAN port

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Conclusion

For a gaming laptop at an excellent price, you really can’t go past the TUF Dash F15, it’s a beauty. If you have an pre-sale questions about this laptop, hit me up in the comments or socials/email.

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