ASUS ROG to show first Ryzen-based gaming laptop at Computex

Posted on Friday, May 19 2017 @ 14:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC World writes ASUS uploaded a mysterious teaser for a new product that will be shown at Computex. The video shows an image of a ROG laptop in the shadow of AMD's Ryzen logo, so it appears ASUS will be revealing one of the first Ryzen-based gaming laptops at Computex. AMD recently said the first Ryzen laptops are expected to ship in Q3 2017.

There are no further details at the moment, so it's unknown whether this system uses a mobile version of the standard Ryzen or the "Raven Ridge" APUs with integrated Vega-based graphics.
Well, this is the first-ever Ryzen laptop that we’re aware of, and because it’s the ROG brand, you can bet it won’t be a cheap ho-hum effort—Asus reserves ROG for high-quality gaming gear. But what we’re really interested in is details about which processor family hums in the belly of this beast. AMD’s Ryzen-based “Raven Ridge” APUs will launch in notebooks in the third quarter, but they’re paired with Radeon Vega graphics cores. Radeon Vega isn’t out until late June, and the debut Radeon Vega Frontier Edition isn’t even targeted toward gamers. That suggests Vega graphics cards and mobile solutions may not be available for a few months yet.

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