ASUS and ACER will soon unveil their most advanced gaming laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen 5000H ‘Zen 3’ processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, including the flagship RTX 3080 Mobility. The reports come from various retailer listings 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
We know that AMD and NVIDIA will introduce their respective mobility CPU / GPU arrays at CES 2021. As such, their OEM partners that include ASUS & ACER will also showcase the next generation design that will include the new product stack. ASUS is already working on a number of laptops within the ROG series, while ACER will offer the Nitro series with Zen 3 and Ampere action!
ASUS ROG STRIX Laptops with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
The ASUS ROG STRIX 2021 series will have AMD processors as high up as the Ryzen 9 5900HX. There will also be laptops with other Ryzen 9 5900H and Ryzen 7 5800H processors, but this is the most advanced configuration you will be able to get handy on. In terms of specs, the laptop will rock the Ryzen 9 5900HX, which are brand new Zen 3 cores that we have seen on the Ryzen 5000 series, and as such we can expect some huge gains in performance with one thread.
Ready to specify, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX will offer 8 cores and 16 wires. The chip has 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 is rated at 4.70 GHz. A detailed log of the reference run shows that all the cores hit 4.70 GHz during the test. Other features on the chip include an improved Vega GPU and also overclocking support, which would be a first for AMD in the laptop segment.
The graphics side includes NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce RTX 3080 mobility graphics card. This card is actually based on the GA104 GPU, and while the exact configuration remains unknown, we know that the chip will have up to 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, while standard configurations will use 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. 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).
ASUS ROG STRIX laptops with AMD processors 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 will mean that it is no problem to run games with the mentioned resolution. ASUS will also launch the same laptops in Intel and NVIDIA configurations with 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors, while a Tiger Lake-H update is expected around mid-2021. This will give AMD the upper hand in the high-performance laptop space for a good while as Intel will continue to rely on its older 14nm architecture to compete with AMD’s 2nd generation 7nm processors and will lack the same amount of performance efficiency.
ACER Nitro 5 Laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8 Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
We moved on to the ACER Nitro series, and the ACER Nitro 5 was recently listed by a German dealer at a price of 1950 euros. 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 8 GB RTX 3080.
Other specifications listed include a 180W power supply which may indicate that this particular model runs the NVIDIA Max-Q configuration and not the Max-P which offers higher watches, which provides better performance. This is because the processor alone has a base TDP of 45W with the graphics chip swinging around a 100-120W TDP.
Expect ASUS and ACER to unveil next-generation laptops in the coming weeks when CES officially launches.
AMD Ryzen 5000 APU Lineup (Preliminary Specifications):
|APU name||The APU family||Architecture||Process||Cores / threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache||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|