ASUS and ACER will soon unveil their latest laptops, based on AMD’s Ryzen 5000H ‘Zen 3’ SKUs and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, including the flagship RTX 3080 Mobility. The reports come from various retail lists and Chinese technology stores, ITMedia (via Videocardz / HXL).
ASUS ROG STRIX & ACER Nitro 5 High-End Gaming Laptops With AMD Ryzen 5000H ‘Zen 3’ and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobility GPUs Leak Out
We know that AMD and NVIDIA will be launching their respective mobility CPU / GPU setups at CES 2021. As such, their OEM partners, which include ASUS and ACER, will also be showcasing next-generation designs that will include the new product stack. ASUS is already working on a range of laptops in its ROG range, while ACER will present Nitro range with Zen 3 and Ampere action in the best range!
ASUS ROG STRIX laptops with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
The ASUS ROG STRIX 2021 series offers AMD CPUs as high as the Ryzen 9 5900HX. There will also be laptops with other Ryzen 9 5900H and Ryzen 7 5800H CPUs, but this is the best configuration that will enable you. In accordance with the specifications, the laptop will make the Ryzen 9 5900HX buzz, these are brand new Zen 3 cores we saw on the Ryzen 5000 desktop, and as such we can expect some huge gains in the performance of ‘ a single wire processor.
Specifically, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX offers 8 cores and 16 wires. The chip contains 16 MB L3 cache and 4 MB L2 cache. The base clock for the chip is rated at 3.30 GHz and the boost clock at 4.70 GHz. A detailed log of the benchmark shows that all core types hit 4.70 GHz during the test. Other features of the chip include an improved Vega GPU and overclocking support, which will be the first for AMD in the notebook segment.
The graphics side contains NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce RTX 3080 mobility graphics card. This card is actually based on the GA104 GPU and although the exact configuration remains unknown, we know that the chip will contain up to 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, while standard configurations will use 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. The ROG STRIX laptops can also be configured with RTX 3060 and 3070 GPUs. A list of other specifications is also listed, such as up to 32 GB DDR4 memory and 1 TB storage (SSD).
The ASUS ROG STRIX laptops with AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs come in 15- and 17-inch variants with a screen resolution of up to 1440p and 165 Hz refresh rate support. The addition of RTX 3080 caliber GPUs means that running games with the said resolution will not be a problem. ASUS will also launch the same laptops in Intel and NVIDIA configurations with 10th Genet Comet Lake-H-CPUs, while a Tiger Lake-H update is expected around mid-2021. This gives AMD the upper hand in the high-performance notebook space for a good while, as Intel will still rely on its older 14nm architecture to compete against AMD’s 2nd generation 7nm processors and have the same performance efficiency.
ACER Nitro 5 Laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8 Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
With the transition to the ACER Nitro range, the ACER Nitro 5 was recently listed by a German dealer for a price of 1950 Euro. The configuration included an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 discrete graphics card, 32 GB DDR4 memory and 1 TB SSD storage. The laptop gets the 8 GB RTX 3080.
Other specifications listed include a 180W power supply which may indicate that this particular model uses the NVIDIA Max-Q configuration and not the Max-P which offers higher watches, which offers more performance. This is because the CPU alone has a base TDP of 45W, and the graphics chip revolves around a 100-120W TDP.
ASUS and ACER are expected to unveil their next-generation laptops in the coming weeks when CES officially launches.
AMD Ryzen 5000 APU Setup (Preliminary Specifications):
|APU Name||APU Family||Architecture||Process||Kere / drade||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 kas||Graphics||GPU clock||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 5900HX||Cezanne H||Zen 3||7 nm||8/16||3.30 GHz||4.70 GHz||16 MB||8 CUs (512 SP)||TBD||35-45W|
|Ryzen 9 5900H||Cezanne H||Zen 3||7 nm||8/16||3.30 GHz||4.65 GHz||16 MB||8 CUs (512 SP)||TBD||35-45W|
|Ryzen 7 5800H||Cezanne H||Zen 3||7 nm||8/16||3.20 GHz||TBD||16 MB||8 CUs (512 SP)||~ 2000 MHz||35-45W|
|Ryzen 9 5900HS||Cezanne H||Zen 3||7 nm||8/16||3.10 GHz||4.50 GHz||16 MB||TBD||TBD||35-45W|
|Ryzen 5 5600H||Cezanne H||Zen 3||7 nm||6/12||3.10 GHz||4.10 GHz||8 MB||TBD||TBD||35-45W|
|Ryzen 7 5800U||Cezanne U||Zen 3||7 nm||8/16||2.00 GHz||4.40 GHz||16 MB||8 CUs (512 SP)||2000 MHz||10-25W|
|Ryzen 7 5700U||Lucienne U||Zen 2||7 nm||8/16||1.80 GHz||4.30 GHz||8 MB||8 CUs (512 SP)||1900 MHz||10-25W|
|Ryzen 5 5600U||Cezanne U||Zen 3||7 nm||6/12||2.30 GHz||4.30 GHz||12 MB||7 CUs (448 SP)||1800 MHz||10-25W|
|Ryzen 5 5500U||Lucienne U||Zen 2||7 nm||6/12||2.10 GHz||4.00 GHz||8 MB||7 CUs (448 SP)||1800 MHz||10-25W|
|Ryzen 3 5400U||Cezanne U||Zen 3||7 nm||4/8||2.60 GHz||4.00 GHz||8 MB||6 CUs (384 SP)||1600 MHz||10-25W|
|Ryzen 3 5300U||Lucienne U||Zen 2||7 nm||4/8||2.60 GHz||3.85 GHz||4 MB||6 CU (384 SP)||1500 MHz||10-25W|