Lots of powerful new laptops have been unveiled this month, but the most notable is the new Helios from Taiwanese Acer - because it's the only one that bases its gaming potential on the works of AMD, And is also the first to pay Core Graphic DesignVega On a mobile platform.
The red alternative to the more "traditional" Helios 500 mobile introduced about a month ago (with Intel Hexagonal Coffee Lake processors and GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card) consists of a 17.3-inch IPS screen, 1080p resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz including support for FreeSync smoothing technology Display speed, Ryzen 7 2700 octa-core desktop processor, 4GB or 16GB DDR32 memory, a combination of 2.5-inch mechanical drives and M.2-based SSDs, as well as a sample video card Radeon RX Vega Which has been custom-tuned to the MXM interface.
According to AMD, The first RX Vega 56 laptop is characterized by a power envelope of only 120 watts - compared to 165 watts set for these desktop models in place and 150 watts in the updated firmware for them. Definitely impressive, and also similar to the power shell of GeForce GTX 1070 cards Mobile, Which are considered the most direct and relevant competitor.
An initial and fundamental performance test for the Helios 500 found a potential decrease in performance between 20 and 25, compared to the results of a system based on Radeon The RX Vega 56 is desktop, but one that still competes respectfully with advanced gaming mobiles that include GTX 1070 cards, so despite the technological challenges of operating desktop hardware within the space limits and temperatures typical of laptops - there is refreshing potential here. For the first time since the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC which offered Radeon RX 580 on mobile.
The unique Helios 500 version AMD It will arrive in stores starting this late July, with significant price tags befitting its impressive features - about 2,000 euros in Europe, including tax, for a model equipped with a 512GB fast SSD drive and 16GB of RAM. It probably will not suit everyone, but we would be very happy to see more manufacturers return the AMD Matters also in this prestigious market.