Dell’s All-AMD Gaming Laptop Hailed as a ‘Budget Blockbuster’

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Dell’s All-AMD Gaming Laptop Hailed as a ‘Budget Blockbuster’ (hothardware.com)






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from the CPU-and-GPU dept.

AMD “has a potent combination of both CPU and GPU technologies,” writes Slashdot reader MojoKid, that “can play well in the laptop market especially, where a tight coupling of the two processing engines can mean both performance and cost efficiencies.”

One of the first all-AMD laptops to hit the market powered by the company’s new Ryzen 4000 mobile processors is the Dell G5 15 SE, it’s a 5.5 pound, 14.4-inch machine [with a 15.6-inch display] that sports an understated design for a gaming notebook but with an interesting glittery finish that resists fingerprints well. With a retail price of $1199 (starting at $879), the model tested at HotHardware is powered by an AMD Ryzen 4800H 8-core processor that boosts to 4.2GHz and an AMD Radeon RX 5600M mobile GPU with 6GB of GDDR6 memory…

In the benchmarks, AMD’s SmartShift technology load-balances CPU and GPU power supply for optimal performance and very respectable numbers that are competitive with any similar Intel/NVIDIA powered machine. The Dell G5 15 SE put up north of 60 FPS frame rates at maximum image quality in current-gen game titles, but with a significantly better price point, relatively speaking.



The GPU also has 2,304 stream processors across 36 compute units, and “Overall, we think Dell hit it out of the park with the new G5 15 SE,” the review concludes.

“This all-AMD budget blockbuster has all of the gaming essentials: a fast processor, a powerful GPU, and a 144 Hz display.”

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