With Ryzen 5000, and by extension the Ryzen 9 5980HS, AMD is delivering much better single-thread performance. The 5980HS provides a ~20% gain versus the 4900HS, which is significant for an architectural improvement on the same process node.
As a culmination to our testing of Ryzen Mobile 4000-H, today we're discussing the best AMD gaming laptops released so far. It's clear that mobile Ryzen is not as widely available as we wished, but various new models have become available and reception has been great.
Timing for buying a new laptop right now is as good as it possibly gets. Intel's 10th-gen chips have found their way into most machines and even AMD's Ryzen 4000 CPU is making a solid appearance, we only wish it was more widely available. From $700 to $7,000 and covering multiple use cases, here are our favorite laptops on the market.
In today's review we'll unravel the performance difference between Nvidia's desktop and laptop GPUs of the same name, covering all options from the GTX 1660 Ti up through to the RTX 2080 Super. Hopefully this will make it much clearer next time you're buying a new gaming system, knowing what level of performance you're getting.
Intel has always ruled the laptop world, but AMD is finally fighting back. The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is among the first notebooks to deploy a Zen 2 processor, and the Ryzen 9 4900HS chip used in this laptop is stunning with an enviable 8-core, 16-thread specification.
Today we return to the realm of laptop graphics hardware to talk about Nvidia's refreshed line of GeForce GPUs. We've already looked at two of the new GPUs: the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q and RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, but alongside these Nvidia has also updated the rest of the series with spec improvements.
One of the nicest gaming laptops you can buy is currently deeply discounted today at $1,099 (normally $1,599). This is last year's Blade 15 which is almost the same as the current model, equipped with a Core i7 9750H, a 15.6” FHD 144Hz display, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM and a GTX 1660 Ti in a fairly compact chassis.
Today we're checking out the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, this is Nvidia's fastest laptop GPU for power or thermally constrained laptop form factors. We're testing it on MSI's GE66 Raider high-end gaming laptop that also sports a flagship Core i9-10980HK.
The Core i9-10980HK is Intel's flagship mobile processor in their 10th generation line-up. This is the third CPU we've looked at in the Comet Lake H-series, after the Core i7-10875H and Core i7-10750H, so we're starting to get a pretty comprehensive outline of where Intel is positioned in the market right now. This Core i9 chip is typically found in the most expensive laptops you can get, but it also promises to be the fastest.
New HP Omen 15 gaming laptops are slimmer, faster, and let you choose between Intel and AMD CPU options
Today we're taking a look at what's likely going to be the most popular of Intel's 10th generation H-series processors, the Core i7-10750H. This six-core processor is the successor to the very popular Core i7-8750H and Core i7-9750H, which are almost the universal choice for gaming laptops in the $1,000 to $1,800 range, and often take a lead role in productivity-focused 15-inch ultraportables as well.
Following up to our review of AMD's new Ryzen Mobile 4000 laptop CPU and having covered productivity performance and touched on gaming using the integrated GPU in our initial review, now it's time to tackle the other main use case for these processors, and that's gaming with a discrete GPU.
We often talk about the latest and greatest graphics cards and playing games at the highest settings, but there are times when that's not an option. In times like these, it's nice to have a library of fun games that won't melt our processors. Here's our list of 25 great (but less demanding) games we can wholeheartedly recommend.