AMD SmartShift is a bust this year as just one laptop will use it

Posted on Monday, Jun 08 2020 @ 10:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Over on Twitter, Frank Azor, AMD's current Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions, reveals the company's SmartShift technology will not see broad adoption this year. Azor confirms that the Dell G5 15 SE laptop will be the only model on the market this year with AMD SmartShift technology. He claims AMD is working to get the technology on more laptops in 2021.

SmartShift was introduced with the Renoir mobile APUs, it's a power balancing technology for the CPU and GPU. Basically, it can dynamically assign TDP budget not used by the CPU to the GPU and vice versa. The feature works on a platform level and requires not only an AMD APU and AMD discrete GPU, but also some specific cooling layout decisions.

Via: AnandTech

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