Updated | Origin PC NS-15 AMD mobile workstations get Ryzen 5000 desktop-grade CPU options
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November 10, 2020 Update: Origin PC has removed all the Ryzen 5000 options from the NS-15 AMD customization page. This particular model features a B450 motherboard, which is not expected to receive a BIOS update for the Ryzen 5000 desktop-grade CPUs this year. According to XMG, who is also planning to update the APEX 15 laptops with the Ryzen 5000 desktop-grade CPUs at some point in 2021, the BIOS for the B450 motherboards could be released at a later date. However, AMD is rumored to be working on an improved motherboard model that could be released before the B450 BIOS update. Any upcoming laptops powered by the new Ryzen 5000 CPUs are probably going to integrate this new motherboard. There is no official confirmation for any B450 successor right now, as the project is under NDA.
AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs are flying off the shelves like hot cakes and supplies seem to be quite limited for now. We cannot wait to see what AMD has in store for the laptop APU variants launching early 2021, but if you literally cannot wait for a few more months, you can already try out some custom laptop builds powered by the new Zen 3 desktop processors, like the Origin PC NS-15 AMD mobile workstations.
Besides the already available Ryzen 3000 desktop-grade options, users can now choose among all the new Ryzen 5000 desktop-grade CPUs, including the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core model, which is weirdly $10 less expensive than the discounted Ryzen 9 3950X option. The other specs remain unchanged and include a 144 Hz 15.6-inch FHD panel, a choice between an RTX 2060 Max-P and an RTX 2070 Max-P GPU, up to 64 GB of DDR-3200 RAM and up to 6 TB storage (2 TB NVMe + 4 GB SATA III SSD). Port selection features 1x USB-A 2.0, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 with DisplayPort mode, miniDP + HDMI 2.0b video outputs, combo audio jack, GbE connector and a microSD card reader. The touchpad also comes with a fingerprint reader.
Prices for the new Ryzen 5000 options start at US$1845 for the Ryzen 5 5600X coming with an RTX 2060, 8 GB of RAM and 250 NVMe storage, and can go up to US$4317 for a maxed-out Ryzen 9 5950X model.