Ryzen CPU on laptops

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rav3nous, Jun 6, 2017.

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  1. Rav3nous1337

    Rav3nous1337 New Member

    Asus recently announced that they are gonna be rolling out the first Ryzen cpu laptops in August. The model announced is gonna be an all AMD built with a RX 570/580 graphics card. It's gonna support all AMD Ryzen cpu's up to the Ryzen 7 1700 8-core cpu with a TDP of 65 watts. Bearing in mind that Intel's latest i7 7700HQ on laptop is a 4-core cpu with 45 Watts TDP that's a huge technological leap.
    I was thrilled when i read that news because not only Intel hasn't created something so powerful for laptops but Ryzen cpu's are also a lot more affordable. From pure gaming perspective this is awesome but i have read that for content creators,video editors,producers etc., AMD still has to prove its worth concerning the drivers and stability.
    The reason i was so excited about all this is because i thought that maybe we could see, in the near future, a more affordable Razer Blade without having to compromise on power.
    Razer wants both gamers and editors/producers to use their system so i think that in the end they are gonna go with the one that can do it all.
    I am not really deep into tech stuff concerning content creators,video editors etc., and i don't know if AMD will actually gain their trust to use their hardware.

    I would appreciate it if you guys can share your knowledge and opinion on the matter.

    p.s. Sorry for the long post.
  2. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Every AMD hardware product I've had, I've also had problems with drivers and them not working well overall. A couple laptops ago I had an AMD gpu in my laptop, I got bluescreens a lot and my monitor would always freeze for a few seconds then come back. Having that happen during a raid is a horrible feeling. Ever since then I've never bought another AMD product in my computers, and I havnt had any problems like that. I'm personally gonna stick with Intel/Nvidia for the rest of my PC needs. The extra price is worth to not have to worry about constant problems imo. Thats just my personal experience though, other people might think differently.
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  3. AssembIer

    AssembIer Active Member

    In my long PC history I had GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. Over the whole time i can't really say that one has better or worse drivers than the other. While AMD driver had lot of bugs a few years ago, currently the Nvidia drivers became worse with every new version. Especially in the notebook sector, you can read about the "Nvidia driver nightmare" in the NBR forums with every new release.

    In case of CPUs it is good to see that competition is back. If we have a choice in the future, I do recommend to go for AMD. Alone the fact, that Intel still using cheap thermal paste between heat spreader and CPU DIE instead of soldering them together to save a few cents is ridiculous....
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  4. applecore.final

    applecore.final Active Member

    Having Ryzen cores would definitely be better. The Ryzen 1700 should generate less heat (consumes less power) and has 8 cores.
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