ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) vs. ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)

Here is a side by side comparison between ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) and ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) vs. ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)

The ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) features the 45W AMD Zen 3 8-core AMD Ryzen 7-5800H with the boost speed up to 4.40 GHz. While the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020) features the 45W Renoir (Zen 2) 6-core AMD Ryzen 5-4600H up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 9-4900H with the boost speed up to 4.40 GHz.

If you want to know more what's the difference between the 17.3″ ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) and the 15.6″ ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) vs. ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020): Specs Comparison

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ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)

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ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)

Availability
Released20212020
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) Price
ASUS TUF FX505GT-AB73 15.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz IPS Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H, GTX 1650, 32GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD) Backlit, Wi-Fi, Windows 10 Home, IST Computers HDMI Cable
ASUS TUF FX505GT-AB73 15.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz IPS Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H, GTX 1650, 32GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD) Backlit, Wi-Fi, Windows 10 Home, IST Computers HDMI Cable
By ASUS
$1,199.99
Newest ASUS VivoBook 14-inch FHD 1080p Laptop PC, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, 12GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics, W10 Home w/Mazery Accessories
Newest ASUS VivoBook 14-inch FHD 1080p Laptop PC, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, 12GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics, W10 Home w/Mazery Accessories
By ASUS
$742.66
Asus TUF Gaming Laptop FX504 15.6” 120Hz 3ms Full HD, Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 Home - FX504GM-ES74
Asus TUF Gaming Laptop FX504 15.6” 120Hz 3ms Full HD, Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 Home - FX504GM-ES74
By ASUS
$1,097.00
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020) Price
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz FHD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home, TUF706IU-AS76
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz FHD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home, TUF706IU-AS76
By ASUS
$2,368.99
2020 ASUS TUF A15 15.6" FHD 144HZ Gaming Laptop (AMD 6-Core R5-4600H( Beatsi7-9750H), GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD +1TB HDD) Backlit, Type-C, RJ-45, Windows 10 Home, IST HDMI Cable
2020 ASUS TUF A15 15.6" FHD 144HZ Gaming Laptop (AMD 6-Core R5-4600H( Beatsi7-9750H), GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD +1TB HDD) Backlit, Type-C, RJ-45, Windows 10 Home, IST HDMI Cable
By ASUS
$1,099.99
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DisplayASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
Size17.3 Inches15.6 Inches
Info17.3” FHD 144Hz
1920 x 1080 16:9anti-glaresRGB:62.50%Adobe:47.34%144HzIPS-levelAdaptive-Sync
  • 17.3" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
  • 17.3" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 120Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
  • With Adaptive Sync
ExteriorASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
Size Comparison
Dimensions15.71 x 10.55 x 0.92 - 0.98 inches (399 x 268 x 23.3 - 24.8 mm)15.71” x 10.58” x 0.92 ~ 1.02” (399.2 x 268.9 x 23.38 ~ 26 mm)
Weight5.73 lbs (2.60 Kg)2.6 kg
Colors
Graphite BlackEclipse Gray
  • Fortress Gray
  • Bonfire Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Chiclet keyboard with isolated Numpad key.
  • RGB backlight with ASUS AURA RGB with four modes:
    StaticBreathingColor CycleStrobing
  • Overstrike technology can withstand over 20 million presses.
  • Chiclet keyboard with isolated Numpad key
  • RGB backlight with ASUS AURA RGB with four modes:
    • Static
    • Breathing
    • Color Cycle
    • Strobing
  • Overstroke technology can withstand over 20 million pressed.
Ports
  • 1 x USB-C
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) and DisplayPort 1.4.
  • 3 x USB-A
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
  • 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x Audio jack
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x AC adapter plug
  • 1 x Type-C USB 3.2 (Gen 2) with display supportDP1.4
  • 2 x Type-A USB 3.2 (Gen 1)
  • 1 x Type-A USB2.0
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN for LAN insert
  • 1 x HDMI, HDMI support 2.0b
  • 1 x COMBO audio jack
  • 1 x AC adapter plug
Internal SpecsASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.20 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 45W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 3.00 → 4.00 GHz, 3MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 45W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.90 → 4.20 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 45W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.30 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2000 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    6 Graphics Cores, 1500 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    7 Graphics Cores, 1600 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900H
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 1750 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6, Dynamic Boost up to 1630 MHz at 90W (95W with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
    8GB GDDR6, Dynamic Boost up to 1510 MHz at 90W (95W with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660TI, with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650Ti, with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650, with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
Dual Channel DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
2 x SO-DIMM sockets for expansion.
Up to 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion.
Storage
512GB 1TB
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
2 x M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® Slots
Storage Slots
  • 1 x SATA HDD slot
    Not available on 90Wh battery models.
  • 2 x M.2 NVMe slots
    Only one NVME slot on GTX1650 and 1650Ti models.
 
ConnectivityASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
Wi-FiIntegrated Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax (2x2))Integrated Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac (2x2))
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.0
EthernetGigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
BatteryASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
Size90 Wh
4-cell lithium-polymer battery
  • 90 Wh lithium-polymer battery Battery
  • 48 Wh lithium-polymer battery Battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 12.5 hours of web browsing
  • Up to 14 hours of video playback
  • Up to 11.6 hours of video playback
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
  • Up to 7.8 hours of web browsing
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
Power Supply200W power adaptor
Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/10A, supports fast charging 50% in 30 minutes.
  • 150W power adaptor
    Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/7.5A.
  • 180W power adaptor
    Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/9A.
SoftwareASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate
Camera & AudioASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
CameraFront-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
Front-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
Audio
  • Speakers
    • Two speakers with four cut-outs
    • 2 x 2W speakers
    • DTS:X™ Ultra technology
      Delivers high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio with stereo headsets.
  • Microphone
    • Built-in array microphone
    • Advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation.
  • Two speakers with four cut-outs
  • DTS:X™ Ultra technology
    Delivers high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio with stereo headsets.
MiscASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021)ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020)
Security
  • Kensington lock
  • FTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module)
  • Kensington lock
  • FTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module)
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021) Price
ASUS TUF FX505GT-AB73 15.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz IPS Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H, GTX 1650, 32GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD) Backlit, Wi-Fi, Windows 10 Home, IST Computers HDMI Cable
ASUS TUF FX505GT-AB73 15.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz IPS Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H, GTX 1650, 32GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD) Backlit, Wi-Fi, Windows 10 Home, IST Computers HDMI Cable
By ASUS
$1,199.99
Newest ASUS VivoBook 14-inch FHD 1080p Laptop PC, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, 12GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics, W10 Home w/Mazery Accessories
Newest ASUS VivoBook 14-inch FHD 1080p Laptop PC, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, 12GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics, W10 Home w/Mazery Accessories
By ASUS
$742.66
Asus TUF Gaming Laptop FX504 15.6” 120Hz 3ms Full HD, Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 Home - FX504GM-ES74
Asus TUF Gaming Laptop FX504 15.6” 120Hz 3ms Full HD, Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 Home - FX504GM-ES74
By ASUS
$1,097.00
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2020) Price
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz FHD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home, TUF706IU-AS76
ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz FHD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home, TUF706IU-AS76
By ASUS
$2,368.99
2020 ASUS TUF A15 15.6" FHD 144HZ Gaming Laptop (AMD 6-Core R5-4600H( Beatsi7-9750H), GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD +1TB HDD) Backlit, Type-C, RJ-45, Windows 10 Home, IST HDMI Cable
2020 ASUS TUF A15 15.6" FHD 144HZ Gaming Laptop (AMD 6-Core R5-4600H( Beatsi7-9750H), GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD +1TB HDD) Backlit, Type-C, RJ-45, Windows 10 Home, IST HDMI Cable
By ASUS
$1,099.99
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$40.99
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ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021): Key Features

Introduction Video

Geared for serious gaming and rocking a slick new style, TUF Gaming A17 is a feature-packed gaming laptop with the power to carry you to victory.

Its new GeForce RTX™ 3070 GPU delivers fluid gameplay on up to a 144Hz display, while the potent AMD Ryzen™ 7 CPU is bolstered by improved cooling that amps CPU performance and keeps acoustics stealthy. A long-lasting 90Wh battery coupled with TUF’s military-grade durability keeps you on your best game anywhere.

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