Alienware m15 and Dell G15 gaming laptops feature AMD Ryzen for the first time

Alienware m15 and Dell G15 gaming laptops feature AMD Ryzen for the first time

If you want proof that AMD’s Ryzen 5000 laptop CPU has really pulled it off, look no further than the new Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5, which, as the name implies, will feature an AMD CPU, for the first time. time in history. Announced Wednesday and shipping April 20 in the United States, the new Alienware m15 will include an 8-core Ryzen 7 5800H or an 8-core Ryzen 9 5900HX, starting at $ 1,793.98. (If that’s too rich for you, take a look at the cheapest Dell G15 gaming laptops below, which were also announced Wednesday.

Alienware m15 and Ryzen 5000: hell freezes over

Having covered Alienware gaming laptops from the start, we can tell you that AMD CPUs have never made it this far. Sure, you can say that Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and other gaming laptops would like to have a word, but in the world of “doing it,” getting an AMD Ryzen into such a high-profile brand as Alienware is an achievement. supreme for AMD Zen. 3 cores and its award-winning Ryzen 5000 chips.

Alienware, after all, is backed by mega PC company Dell, and is one of the global brands synonymous with “games” for the general public. Who hasn’t seen their computers in product placement for movies and TV shows over the years?

Those hoping for a fully AMD Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 won’t get their wish today, unfortunately, as the laptop will offer either a Nivida GeForce RTX 3060 laptop or a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop. Both GPUs have full graphics power (TGP). 115 watts. With its support for Nvidia’s Dynamic Boost 2.0 technology, you can add another 10 watts to graphics power for those times when the CPU doesn’t need it. Both TGP ratings would place the laptop at the top of the performance scale. The bottom is as low as 80 watts for the RTX 3070 and 60 watts for the RTX 3060.

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Alienware said it has improved cooling over the previous model. With its Cryo-Tech cooling, thicker liquid crystal polymer fans, and heat pipes that can balance the load between the CPU and GPU, the company promises about 12 percent more airflow.

Those who have complained bitterly about Alienware’s soldered main memory in previous versions will be happy to know that the R5 will feature a pair of SO-DIMM slots that the user can upgrade with up to DDR4 / 3200 RAM.

Display options for the 15.6-inch laptop will range from a 165Hz, 1080p panel with 3ms response rate, to a 1080p panel with 1ms response, G-Sync, and Nvidia’s Advanced Optimus. The last option is a 16: 9 panel at 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response, and G-Sync with Nvidia Advanced Optimus. Both 1080p panels are rated at 300 nits of maximum brightness, while the 1440p panel is rated at 400 nits.

Advanced Optimus is a technology that allows you to seamlessly switch between using the power-saving MS hybrid graphics mode and the ability for discrete graphics to support Nvidia’s G-Sync. Until now, most gaming laptops have opted for one or the other. More recently, we’ve seen laptops that allow you to switch between them manually, requiring a reboot of the machine. With Advanced Optimus, you get the best of both worlds, automatically. The new Alienware m15 R5 will actually be the first laptop with a Ryzen CPU to support this feature.

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