Alienware has launched its 17-inch AMD Advantage laptop which is the first to offer the crazy-fast 480Hz screen. It appears alongside a new, 16-inch, Dell G Series gaming laptop.
Alienware’s m17 R5 is ‘forged’ from the partnership with AMD which utilises Ryzen 6000 series processors and Radeon RX 6000 series graphics. The launches also adds the AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT 12GB GDDR6 discreet GPU to its lineup. The laptops include “AMD Smart” technologies which, it reminds us, include:
- AMD SmartShift Max: Dynamic power shifting between the Radeon GPU and APU boosts performance for gaming, rendering and content creation.
- AMD SmartAccess Graphics: Improve frame rates, reduce latency and save battery by enabling discrete Radeon graphics or Ryzen graphics to handle rendering and presentations while maintaining AMD FreeSync.
- AMD Smart Access Memory: Get an extra edge when your Ryzen processors are able to harness the full potential of the Radeon graphics card memory.
- AMD FreeSync Premium: Put an end to choppy gameplay with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate. This adaptive sync technology matches the refresh rate of your graphics and your display for buttery smooth gameplay.
Alienware m17 R5
Alienware told us its, “Most powerful laptop to date now adds the new AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT 12GB GDDR6 GPU to the configuration lineup in an effort to claim the throne as the world’s most powerful 17-inch AMD Advantage laptop.” It adds, “The m17 R5 is also stacked with Alienware Cryo-tech cooling technology with a built-in graphics vapor chamber to sustain high-performance when playing graphically intensive games.”
The new configuration is available in Australia and New Zealand from today at $5799 AUD for R9X with RX8650MXT.
480Hz Display Technology
The industry’s first Full HD (1920 x 1080), 480Hz, 3ms screen is now available on the Alienware m17 R5 and Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptops. This display technology, “Brings a multitude of gameplay benefits like animation smoothness for easier target tracking, ghosting reduction to minimise distracting effects, and lower system latency to make it easier for you to spot other players earlier. These panels are available with either AMD FreeSync or NVIDIA G-SYNC with Advanced Optimus to compliment whichever graphics card you select.”
Alternatively, Alienware offers a UHD (3840 x 2160) 120Hz 3ms display option on the m17 R5 and x17 R2 laptops for those more interested in a higher-resolution panel over very high framerates. Australian prices are TBC but should appear later today.
The new Dell G16 is designed for PC gamers, “Who need the essential gaming features but want mobility and performance without sacrificing screen size.”
The laptop features a 16-inch panel in a 15-inch chassis with a 16:10 aspect ratio to, “Provide gamers with 11 per cent more screen real estate than the G15’s 16:9 display – netting a larger gaming and cinematic experience.” The larger viewing area is surrounded by narrow bezels and sports a 2560 x 1600, 165Hz display that, “Hits a sweet spot between a high resolution and high frame rates.”
Under the hood, the G16 is equipped with copper pipes, four vents and ultra-thin fan blades to facilitate cooling and maximise airflow for, “Consistent high-end gaming performance.” It has a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H 14-core processor and features graphics up to a Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Max cooling mode can be activated by pressing a “Game Shift” key (in the F9 position). It will become available in Australia and New Zealand later today.