No manufacturer announced a laptop with AMD cpu during IFA

Sep

11

2018

Despite the announcement of a large number of laptops during the last IFA exhibition in Berlin, none of these laptops contained an AMD Ryzen Mobile chip. Manufacturers give different explanations.

AMD itself did not want to respond to questions from Computerbase about the lack of announcements of laptops with AMD cpu’s. Acer also did not respond. That manufacturer also presented a laptop with Intel Kaby Lake-G chip with Radeon Vega-gpu. Lenovo points out that laptop announcements often coincide with new chip introductions; Intel announced its mobile Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake platforms, but AMD did not have any new Ryzen Mobile chips, although new mobile apus seem to be coming . Asus points to his existing laptops with AMD chips and Dell does that too, with the addition that new copies will be added in the coming months.

Computerbase makes a reference to the GeForce Partner Program. Notebookcheck claimed earlier this year that this program is responsible for the low number of laptops with Kaby Lake-G chips with Radeon-gpu. This program claimed, among other things, that partners had to link their gaming brands exclusively to Nvidia. In May , Nvidia stopped this program.

With reviews of the HP Envy x360 and Acer Swift 3 , Tweakers found that the mobile Ryzen 5 is smooth. The laptops left a lot to be desired on battery life. No comparison has been made with the same laptops with Intel CPU to be able to say to what extent the CPU affects this, but from results from other sites it seems that the Ryzen is less economical.

Update : last paragraph nuanced.

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