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COMPUTEX 2017 | AMD talks up Ryzen Mobile, showcases more laptops

AMD teased Ryzen mobile chips for every portable form-factor.
AMD teased Ryzen mobile chips for every portable form-factor.
AMD gave a few more details on its future plans for Ryzen-powered laptops, including 2-in-1, thin-and-light, gaming, and consumer form-factors. Two new AMD-powered (FX, not Ryzen) laptops from Acer and Dell were also showcased.

AMD's much awaited Ryzen platform has been out for around 3 months now, but it was only yesterday that the first Ryzen-powered laptop, the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC, was revealed. Today at Computex, the Taiwanese company revealed more AMD-powered notebooks and shared more about their ambitions for the mobile platform in 2018.

While the first machines to use Ryzen have been rather large gaming-focused laptops, AMD is not stopping there: thin and light, consumer, and 2-in-1 convertibles are also on the docket. Ryzen is touting On-Die "Vega" Graphics coming to mobile PCs in the second half of 2017 through the first half of 2018. On stage AMD promised 50% CPU gains, 40% GPU gains and 50% less power compared to a current 7th Gen APU (Bristol Ridge). 

The two additional AMD-powered laptops don't use Ryzen, but instead AMD FX APUs (AMD refers to CPUs with on-die graphics as APUs) and RX 500 series GPUs. Photos of the Acer Nitro 5 (RX 550) and Dell Inspiron Gaming 15 (RX 560) are available below.

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The Acer Nitro 5, powered by an AMD A-Series FX CPU and Radeon RX550.
The Acer Nitro 5, powered by an AMD A-Series FX CPU and Radeon RX550.
The Dell Inspiron Gaming 15 Notebook, powered by an AMD FX 9830P and Radeon RX 560.
The Dell Inspiron Gaming 15 Notebook, powered by an AMD FX 9830P and Radeon RX 560.
Ryzen Mobile compared to 7th Gen. APU: 50% fasster CPU (4 Ryzen cores), 40% faster GPU (Vega), 50% less power
Ryzen Mobile compared to 7th Gen. APU: 50% fasster CPU (4 Ryzen cores), 40% faster GPU (Vega), 50% less power

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Douglas Black, 2017-05-31 (Update: 2017-05-31)
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