What you need to know
- Rumors suggest that Razer will soon release a laptop with a Ryzen 5000 series processor.
- Specifically, the laptop will reportedly have a Ryzen 9 5900HX and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.
- This would be the first Ryzen-powered Razer gaming laptop.
Razer makes some of the best gaming laptops around, and all of its laptops have one thing in common; their processor maker. Up to this point, all Razer laptops have been powered by Intel CPUs. That looks like it's about to change, as recent rumors suggest that an upcoming Razer laptop will run on a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor.
A tweet by well-known leaker "rogame" says that the upcoming Razer laptop will run on a Ryzen 5900HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. A follow-up tweet clarifies that it appears to be a 14-inch laptop (via PC Gamer).
The AMD 5000-series mobile processors have impressive figures, including the 5900HX that's rumored to be in this upcoming Razer laptop.
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS||8||16||3.0GHz (4.6GHz)||20MB||7nm||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX||8||16||3.3GHz (4.6GHz)||20MB||7nm||45W+|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS||8||16||3.0GHz (4.8GHz)||20MB||7nm||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX||8||16||3.3GHz (4.8GHz)||20MB||7nm||45W+|
Our Cale Hunt shares insight regarding the high-end Ryzen CPU:
Both rogame and PC Gamer's sources have talked about an upcoming 14-inch laptop from Razer, so it seems likely that the rumors are accurate. PC Gamer speculates that Razer may keep its AMD and Intel offerings in different segments.
If these reports are accurate, the upcoming Razer laptop should be very powerful, thanks to a combination of the Ryzen 9 5900HX and the RTX 3060.
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It really is a case of the Bad Luck Brian meme playing out in real life when AMD manages to hit its stride and find greater acceptance among more laptop manufacturers RIGHT WHEN a global semiconductor shortage hits the world.
That shortage is expected to end in the next 6 months and I don't see how that affects the plans around this laptop.
Daniel, do you think next 6 months? I've heard (i.e. read) it could be early 2022 before we see real inventory on shelves. I'm hoping your right.
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