Gaming today is not just a popular form of entertainment, but a lifestyle. The boom in gaming since the outbreak of the pandemic has revolutionised the PC industry, prompting gaming PC and silicon manufacturers to accelerate innovation in the gaming space even more than they were already. To meet the needs of the expanding and diverse gaming community, the evolution of gaming hardware in the short span of 2 years since the outbreak is unparalleled; with the launch of novel software and hardware technologies, gamers today have access to technologies that revolutionised the gaming experience.
Recognizing that innovation is imperative to keep up with the rapidly evolving gaming landscape, AMD has successfully pushed the envelope for gamers with top-to-bottom Ryzen and Radeon product stacks, advanced technologies such as the AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution and collaborations with global PC partners to deliver the next generation of premium gaming laptops integrating AMD Advantage™ design framework . AMD Advantage laptops combine the latest high-performance AMD Ryzen™ CPUs and Radeon™ GPUs with exclusive AMD smart technologies and other advanced system design characteristics.
Crucial Factors of Consideration
1. CPU-GPU combination
The selection of CPU and GPU play a critical part in influencing your gaming experience. In addition to the number of cores and clock speeds the CPU and GPU pairing in your system can result in more tangible benefits while gaming such as higher resolution, frames per second and image quality, all of which have the power to transform your experience.
AMD is uniquely positioned as a provider of leadership CPU and GPU products enabling the creation of differentiated platforms and solutions for future growth across the PC and gaming markets. AMD has leveraged this to create the AMD Advantage design framework, helping to deliver the next generation of premium, high-performance gaming laptops from OEMs such as ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI.
Also relevant to gamers, AMD’s expertise in designing leadership CPUs and GPUs has also enabled the launch of distinctive features such as Smart Access Memory™ technology (SAM), enabling AMD Ryzen processors to harness the full potential of the Radeon graphics card memory, increasing gaming performance by an average of 15% across select titles on AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs .
A gaming PC can have the most powerful technical specifications, but the display is what allows gamers to truly immerse themselves in the game and feel connected to the action. In addition to screen size, it is essential to also take into consideration factors like refresh rates, response times and colour gamut along with features such as HDR and FreeSync.
It is also worth mentioning that bigger is not always better when it comes to display. It is important to consider the gaming resolution when comparing display specifications. For instance, a smaller screen size will be the best fit for 1080p gaming, as opposed to a larger screen size which will not have optimal image quality at this resolution.
AMD Advantage systems have been designed to enable high refresh, low-latency, stutter, and tear-free gaming on vividly bright, hyper responsive displays. Furthermore, with AMD FreeSync™ Premium displays , gamers will be able to experience a fluid, tear-free gameplay experience at peak performance with at least 120hz refresh rate at minimum FHD resolution, support for low framerate compensation (LFC) and low latency.
Best Gaming Laptop Brands and Their Top AMD-Powered Gaming Laptops
The previous section discussed key factors of consideration that consumers will have to keep in mind when purchasing a gaming laptop. Below, is a look at a range of gaming platforms from leading manufacturers catering to various price points, needs and preferences; all incredible in their own right.
|Acer Nitro 5||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX processor||Up to GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU|
|ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) GA40||AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HS processor||Up to AMD Radeon™ RX 6800S GPU|
|Legion 5 Pro Gen 6 16″ AMD Gaming Laptop||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H processor||NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3070 6GB GPU|
|Lenovo – Legion Slim 7 Gen 6 (15″ AMD) Gaming Laptop||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX processor||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti 4GB GPU|
|Dell – Alienware m15 R5||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX processor||Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU|
|Dell – G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H||Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 GPU|
|HP – Omen 16||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H processor||Up to Radeon™ RX 6500M and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 GPU|
|HP – Victus 15||AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H processor||Up to AMD Radeon™ RX 6500M and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 GPU|
The future of computing is about delivering high-performance computing and graphics technology to address the advancing technological applications by students, professionals, creators, and gamers. From a gaming perspective, however, this requires even more compute and better visual capabilities, and no one is better positioned to lead these developments than AMD. AMD adopts a holistic approach in advancing the computing experience, with top-to-bottom Ryzen and Radeon product stacks paired with advanced technologies and continued collaborations with global PC manufacturers.