2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17

Availability

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Released2021
Release DateAnnounced on May 11, 2021
Generations
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 Price
ASUS TUF F17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i5-11400H Processor, GeForce RTX 3050, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home, FX706HCB-ES51,Graphite Black
ASUS TUF F17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i5-11400H Processor, GeForce RTX 3050, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home, FX706HCB-ES51,Graphite Black
By ASUS
$840.60
$899.99 7% OFF
ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (2024) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” FHD 144Hz IPS-Level Display, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, Intel® Core™ i5-12500H, 8GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Gen3 SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11, FX707ZC-ES52
ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (2024) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” FHD 144Hz IPS-Level Display, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, Intel® Core™ i5-12500H, 8GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Gen3 SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11, FX707ZC-ES52
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$799.99
$849.99 6% OFF
ASUS TUF Gaming F17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, RGB Keyboard, Windows 10, Bonfire Black, FX706LI-ES53
ASUS TUF Gaming F17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, RGB Keyboard, Windows 10, Bonfire Black, FX706LI-ES53
By ASUS
$803.00
$849.99 6% OFF
EXCaliberPC 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 FX706HE-211.TM17 (i5-11260H, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, RTX 3050Ti 4GB, 17.3" FHD 144Hz, Windows 10) Gaming Notebook - Eclipse Gray
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$939.01
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD 144Hz, 100% sRGB Display, GeForce RTX 4050, Intel Core i5-13500H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD Gen 4, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11, FX507VU-ES53
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD 144Hz, 100% sRGB Display, GeForce RTX 4050, Intel Core i5-13500H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD Gen 4, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11, FX507VU-ES53
By ASUS
$848.00
$1,099.99 23% OFF

Exterior

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Dimensions15.71” x 10.59” x 0.92 ~ 0.98” (399 x 269 x 23.3 ~ 24.8 mm)
Weight5.73 lbs. (2.60 kg)
Colors
Bonfire Black Fortress Gray
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Chiclet keyboard with isolated Numpad key
  • RGB backlight with ASUS AURA RGB with four modes:
    • Static
    • Breathing
    • Color Cycle
    • Strobing
  • Overstrike technology can withstand over 20 million pressed.

Display

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Size17.3 Inches
Info
  • 17.3” FHD 60Hz
    1920 x 1080 16:9 60Hz anti-glare 62.5% sRGB:62.5% 47.34% Adobe RGB IPS-level
  • 17.3” FHD 144Hz
    1920 x 1080 16:9 144Hz anti-glare 62.5% sRGB:62.5% 47.34% Adobe RGB IPS-level
  • 17.3” FHD 240Hz
    1920 x 1080 16:9 144Hz anti-glare 100% sRGB:62.5% 75.35% Adobe RGB IPS-level

Ports

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Ports
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left
  • 1 x USB-C
    - Thunderbolt™️ 4 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4a, and G-Sync supports.
    -USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and DisplayPort 1.4a supports on FX706HCB/HEB.
  • 2 x USB-A 
    with USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x RJ45 
    Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 1 x 3.5mm Audio jack
  • 1 x DC-in
    ø6.0 barrel style connector
Right
  • 1 x USB-A
    with USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot

Internal Specs

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11260H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11600H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.60 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 45W
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F171
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11260H1,24584.92%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H1,32090.04%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11600H1,43697.95%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,466100.00%
5
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H1,43097.54%
01,466

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F171
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11260H5,32065.51%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H5,59268.86%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11600H6,45179.44%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90897.38%
5
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H8,121100.00%
08,121
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11260H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1400 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11600H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
2933 MHz or 3200 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 SDRAM
  • Memory Slots: 2 x SO-DIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Single or Dual Channel DDR4 Memory
  • Memory Speed:
    2933 MHz 3200 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 - 4GB GDDR6
    With ROG Boost up to 1600 MHz at 60W (75W with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti - 4GB GDDR6
    With ROG Boost up to 1585 MHz at 60W (75W with Dynamic Boost)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
    With ROG Boost up to 1630 MHz at 90W (85W with Dynamic Boost)
Storage
512GB 1TB
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 Performance SSD
  • Storage Slots: 2 x M.2 2280 slots
    Support PCIe 3.0 x 4

Connectivity

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
EthernetGigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Size
  • 48 Wh
    3-cell Li-ion battery
  • 90 Wh
    4-cell Li-ion battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 14.3 hours of video playback
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
  • Up to 11 hours of web browsing
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
Power Supply
  • 180W power adaptor
    Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/9A.
  • 200W power adaptor
    Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/10A.

Software

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
CameraFront-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
Audio
  • 2 x 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.
  • Two-way AI Noise cancelation technology

Misc

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Security
  • Kensington lock
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • FTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module)
In the box
  • 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
  • TUF Gaming backpack
  • P304 TUF GAMING M5 V2 Mouse
  • Marketing Giveaway (TX Sticker)
  • Marketing Giveaway (TUF Sticker)

Key Features

2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:9
17.3”
1080p 240Hz
Weight
5.73 lb
2.60 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-11900H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,430
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,121
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
3200 MHz DDR4
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3060
6GB GDDR6

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17.

Supports Windows 11

The 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-11260H → Intel Core i9-11900H
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU6 → 8 cores
Great battery life of up to 14.3-hours

According to ASUS, the 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 lasts up to 14.3 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 14.3 hours of video playback
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
  • Up to 11 hours of web browsing
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
Upgradable storage

The 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more

Storage Slots2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
M.2x2
Upgradable memory

The 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 has two RAM slots which you can use to add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

Memory2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Slotsx2
TypeDDR4
Speed3200 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-11900H inside 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 has a 50% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-10750H inside 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - Intel Core i7-11600H
6,451
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - Intel Core i7-10750H
5,412
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - Intel Core i5-11260H
5,320
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - Intel Core i5-10300H
3,747
Supports faster memory

The 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 supports a faster memory speed than the 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17. It supports up to 3200MHz versus 2933MHz of system memory on the 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17.

Memory type and speed
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 - DDR4
2,933 MHz
10% larger display

The 2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17 has a 17.3-inch screen size 10% larger than the 15.6-inch 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17.

Display size
2021 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
17.3-inch
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F17
15.6-inch

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