12 Core Laptops

ND40oz

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6 lbs isn't unreasonable for a DTR, but it'd be nice if they started integrating the power supply. It's not like you're not going to have to take it with you anyway since the battery life is probably measured in minutes rather then hours.
 

Sulphademus

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This would be awesome as a 17 inch "portable" rather than "laptop". They're cramming this into a 15"!?
 

pendragon1

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It's easy, it will throttle like hell, and never reach its full potential.
they are reducing the cpu TPD and it has 6 heat pipes and dual blowers. looks pretty beefy, it might work fine.
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thats a thicc 15" though, wow!
 

IdiotInCharge

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it might work fine.

...and it might set noise measurement records :D


Seriously, I have a Clevo DTR, and well, never again. Yes, it 'works', and no, I'd never recommend a 'gaming' laptop.
I think laptops bellow 17 are useless too. Too small screen and kb for anything productive.

And I'm over here gaming on a 13" ultrabook 2 in 1... which is the market that AMD is hoping to target for the first time, ever. Give me 4+ cores with a decent GPU in an XPS13-alike, with a 120Hz VRR panel and I'm good to go.
 

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The thing that I thought was odd was the 1x PCIE m.2 and 1x SATA m.2 ... why not just 2x PCIE drives?

I'm all for different form factors, including larger ones (I'm running a 17" Razer as a DTR in my living room) but the specs better make up for all that extra size / weight - not just more cores.
 

M76

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no shit?! :rolleyes:
So it will never reach its full potential, right? Yeah, no shit.

It's like putting a V8 into a golf cart. I'd rather have 8 or even 6 cores in my gaming laptop, less heatpipes less weight, and more clocks and more thermal headroom for the gpu.
 

KarsusTG

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I am all for this, my Xeon thinkpad is fantastic but the quad core is limiting when I need to push a few vm's. It gets great battery life with general use too. 15" is about the limit you want for a laptop, especially now that DaaS has matured. 15" you can get a full keyboard with number pad and pack enough power to get actual work done. At 17" and up it's just difficult to carry and use in a mobile environment. I can basically do anything up to / including solidworks and cad on my 15" and remote into a more powerful machine when I need to do a long render or similar.
 

pendragon1

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So it will never reach its full potential, right? Yeah, no shit.

It's like putting a V8 into a golf cart.
no it wont reach it's desktop variant full potential but it may not thermal throttle like you expect if "pre-throttled".
 

N4CR

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Considering there are 65w 8 core AMDs on desktop and they basically don't lose any single thread performance at 45W, with decent cooling the 12 core wont be much worse..
People forget how efficient 7nm tsmc is when run away from the ragged edge.
 

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Considering there are 65w 8 core AMDs on desktop and they basically don't lose any single thread performance at 45W, with decent cooling the 12 core wont be much worse..
People forget how efficient 7nm tsmc is when run away from the ragged edge.
That's what is going in the laptops .. 65w desktop cpu.
 

pendragon1

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That's what is going in the laptops .. 65w desktop cpu.
in lower tdp mode. so like i said they wont reach the potential of the desktop variant but it will probably be fine the way they are configuring it.
 

M76

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no it wont reach it's desktop variant full potential but it may not thermal throttle like you expect if "pre-throttled".
Does it matter if it's pre-nerfed, or gets nerfed on the fly? The end result is the same. If you only need 1-2 core performance then 12 cores is overkill. If you need all 12 cores it will be throttled too much. It's just excess baggage you carry around it seems to me. 6 or 8 cores is more than enough for years to come. My 4 core 4 thread laptop plays games better than I expected, so 12 cores in a gaming laptop? Waste.
 

OrangeKhrush

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...and it might set noise measurement records :D


Seriously, I have a Clevo DTR, and well, never again. Yes, it 'works', and no, I'd never recommend a 'gaming' laptop.


And I'm over here gaming on a 13" ultrabook 2 in 1... which is the market that AMD is hoping to target for the first time, ever. Give me 4+ cores with a decent GPU in an XPS13-alike, with a 120Hz VRR panel and I'm good to go.

I have a ASUS TUF ryzen 7 1660ti notebook which works great. I play good games and it goes around with me as my work involves lots of travel.

Gaming laptops are more relevant now than ever before. With both CPU and GPU performance closing the gap.
 
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