The Alienware M17 R5 Ryzen edition runs the new Ryzen 6000 series processor (Ryzen 7 or 9) and the new Radeon RX 6850M XT graphics processor, making it the ultimate mobile gaming system, with the best of all AMD.
The all-AMD system can be fascinating because of AMD’s SmartShift technology. To keep it simple, SmartShift works at the system level and ensures that the available power is best shared between the CPU and GPU to achieve maximum in-game FPS.
Both the CPU and GPU consume a lot of power, and one of them is pretty easy to limit performance to the amount of power available. SmartShift is the solution to avoid these situations as much as possible. In practice, I bet CPU power is redirected to the GPU most of the time.
This is especially true because the Radeon 6850M XT has a thermal design point (TDP) of 175W, which is, by the way, huge for a laptop.
Additionally, there is AMD SmartAccess, a more efficient way for the CPU to access GPU memory. SmartAccess can increase game performance by ~ 10%, depending on the game’s encoding. AgainSmartAccess only works between two AMD chips.
Aside from the interior, the design of the laptop is very close to the previous model, so there is no surprise. This desktop laptop replacement has excellent cooling and should be very comfortable to use unless you want to carry its 7.3 Lbs around.
I really like the industry because it has a cult Alienware identity with its futuristic look and gentle curves. It’s nice to have a gaming laptop that doesn’t look messy in a well-designed home.
Alienware has a multitude of options for this gaming laptop, including several choices of AMD or NVIDIA RTX 30 GPUs, 8 to 64 GB of RAM and up to 4 TB of SSD memory.
There are three display options, including one 4K screen for creative users, but all three have a great color range, but the primary difference is in the brightness of 300 NIT for FHD panels versus 500 NIT for a 4K panel. Wait for the configurator to appear on the official website to start pricing your options.
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