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Intel seemingly compares a 90W NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q laptop with 60W RTX 2060 Laptop to highlight Comet Lake S i7 performance gains over Renoir

Intel claimed that a Comet Lake laptop with 90W graphics outperforms a Ryzen laptop with 65W graphics (Image source: Intel)
Intel claimed that a Comet Lake laptop with 90W graphics outperforms a Ryzen laptop with 65W graphics (Image source: Intel)
According to tipster @_rogame, Intel appears to have compared a Comet Lake i7-10750H laptop equipped with a 90W GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q with a Renoir Ryzen 9 4900H laptop sporting a 65W variant in a slide highlighting frame rate improvements
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Tipster @_rogame was recently spotted highlighting a rather strange marketing incident: on a slide from Intel’s Partner Connect presentation, the MSI GL65, a Comet Lake S i7-10750H laptop with a 90W NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q with the ASUS Zephyrus G14, an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS laptop with a 65W NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q to highlight “up to 20 percent better” performance in titles like Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and Rainbow Six Siege

Ironically, despite the Intel machine’s 90W GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q enjoying a 38 percent TDP advantage relative to the 65W RTX 2060 Max-Q in the Ryzen 9 4900HS machine, performance gains were muted at “up to 20 percent.” 

The slide appears to confirm that a 90W NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is indeed measurably faster than the 65W variant. Worryingly, a small note at the bottom of the slide states that “frequencies and performance of non-CPU components may vary from system to system, meaning the slide acknowledges that any performance delta might not be because of a performance differential between the Ryzen 9 4900HS and the i7-10750H. 

While the claim that an Intel-powered platform, the MSI GL65, offers “superior gaming performance at a lower price” than the AMD-powered ASUS Zephyrus G14 is technically true, it appears mostly down to the difference in GPU configuration. After all, the US$630 Acer Swift 3, powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, also delivers better gaming performance than the Intel Ice Lake-powered US$1474 Lenovo Yoga C940-14.

The Intel slide in question (Image source: Intel)
The Intel slide in question (Image source: Intel)

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-06-23 (Update: 2020-06-23)
Arjun Krishna Lal
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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.