Friday, April 2nd 2021

Razer Could Introduce Company's First AMD-Powered Laptop

Razer, the maker of various gaming peripherals and gaming PCs/Laptops, has been a long-time user of Intel CPUs in their laptops devices. However, that might be changing just about now. According to some findings by @_rogame, there was a 3D Mark benchmark run that featured AMD Ryzen 5000 series "Cezanne" mobile processors. What is more interesting is the system it was running in. Called Razer PI411, this system is officially Razer's first AMD-powered laptop. While we don't have many details about it, we have some basic system configuration details. For starters, the laptop carries AMD's top-tier Ryzen 9 5900HX overclockable mobile processor. Carrying a configured TDP of 45 Watts (the maximum is 54 W), the system is likely not equipped with sufficient cooling for overclocking.

When it comes to the rest of the laptop, it features NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage. Being that this laptop was codenamed PI411, it could indicate a 14-inch model. However, we still don't know if it is ever going to hit consumer shelves. Being that Razer never carried an AMD CPU option, this could just be an engineering sample that the company was experimenting with, so we have to wait to find out more.
Source: @_rogame (Twitter)
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18 Comments on Razer Could Introduce Company's First AMD-Powered Laptop

#1
heni87
Better late than never I guess.
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#2
ZoneDymo
heni87Better late than never I guess.
right?
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#3
micropage7
lokks good except they try to dry your wallet more
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#4
1d10t
For badge and RGB alone cost 1 grand at least.
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#5
HenrySomeone
heni87Better late than never I guess.
For all 15 of them they might be able to ship... Supply of Ryzen mobile chips has been woefully inadequate for a while now, ironically just when they finally have some decent models. (Or maybe just because of it? As soon as there is demand for more than a handful of them, they can't deliver, lol)
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Caring1
HenrySomeoneFor all 15 of them they might be able to ship... Supply of Ryzen mobile chips has been woefully inadequate for a while now, ironically just when they finally have some decent models. (Or maybe just because of it? As soon as there is demand for more than a handful of them, they can't deliver, lol)
Yeah, those chips are so rare you can find them on eBay: :rolleyes:
www.ebay.com.au/itm/Brand-New-AMD-Ryzen-9-R9-5900HX-5900HS-Mobile-CPU-100-000000300-40-DC2030/203308307291?hash=item2f561e935b:g:W1EAAOSwL7xgUcwv
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#8
IceShroom
Not AMD powered, just a another Nvidia powered laptop.
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#9
mtcn77
AleksandarKCarrying a configured TDP of 45 Watts (the maximum is 54 W), the system is likely not equipped with sufficient cooling for overclocking.
AMD has a widely variable Precision Boost Overdrive that anybody can tune their chip for maximal performance. Just power up the EDC and power down PPT & the voltage "scalar" for pinpoint efficiency accuracy.
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#10
Hardware Geek
mtcn77AMD has a widely variable Precision Boost Overdrive that anybody can tune their chip for maximal performance. Just power up the EDC and power down PPT & the voltage "scalar" for pinpoint efficiency accuracy.
I can't think of a reason to use a processor that can be overclocked if they don't plan to allow overclocking. Unless it's just for marketing purposes (which seems likely).
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#11
mtcn77
Hardware GeekI can't think of a reason to use a processor that can be overclocked if they don't plan to allow overclocking. Unless it's just for marketing purposes (which seems likely).
In this case, overclocking comes with provisional power management extensions. Could they withhold Precision Boost Overdrive? The honest answer is 'no' if you wouldn't want to run an engineering sample like default speeds at untuned benchmark levels.
We have to change this narrow & crippled method of thinking. It is not the actual use case of PBO that it can also be used for marketing purposes such as, "overclocking". PBO was written first hand and foremost for the "ThreadRipper Series" cpus which are mission critical workstation cpus that have to have stability to run on extended workloads that would stress out a regular cpu & motherboard system with its prolonged heat load, resulting in an emphasis on task efficiency, much the same as laptop computers. These are systems that the supply of power can easily be outstripped by the throughput oriented cpus if left unchecked.
I can mention just how many times I have said it previously, the Poole Frenkel Effect is the reason AMD developed this power monitoring software, not because how stupid DIY overclockers(sorry for the frank expression) could best void their warranty.
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#12
Kokorniokos
Can someone tell me why there are no AMD laptops with hdmi 2.1? It seems like only intel based (alienware) have such functionality with the 3xxx series.
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#13
lexluthermiester
AleksandarKRazer Could Introduce Company's First AMD-Powered Laptop
Well done Razer, finally got with the program, only 3 years late...
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#14
king of swag187
KokorniokosCan someone tell me why there are no AMD laptops with hdmi 2.1? It seems like only intel based (alienware) have such functionality with the 3xxx series.
Most of the ones I see with HDMI have it wired to the iGPU, with their USB-C ports wired to the dGPU
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#15
medi01
AleksandarKit features NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 GPU
No, freaking, thanks, this is getting even more pathetic than before...
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#16
Caring1
"the system is likely not equipped with sufficient cooling for overclocking."

Because it's Razer, it's form over function now.
Not many laptops are built in the old "gaming" style, capable of decent cooling anymore, they are all thin and light, meant to be visually appealing but practically useless.
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#18
Macadamia
KokorniokosCan someone tell me why there are no AMD laptops with hdmi 2.1? It seems like only intel based (alienware) have such functionality with the 3xxx series.
Both my Lenovo Legion 5 Pro have HDMI 2.1 :-)
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