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    2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    But it will only spec up to GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, not as good as the RTX 2060 in the Intel version.
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    Re: 2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    Another example of a weird lockout effect happening to AMD laptops.

    What possible reason is there not to have a 1660/1660ti or even an RTX2060?

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    Re: 2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Another example of a weird lockout effect happening to AMD laptops.

    What possible reason is there not to have a 1660/1660ti or even an RTX2060?
    Hi Acer,

    Can you please provide your account number and sort code.

    Kind regards,

    Intel.

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    Re: 2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Another example of a weird lockout effect happening to AMD laptops.

    What possible reason is there not to have a 1660/1660ti or even an RTX2060?
    The first wave of devices might be a bit tentative until the braver OEMs like ASUS prove there's healthy demand for the AMD parts.

    It's also possible some of the OEMs are awaiting the 'Big Navi' GPUs before unleashing a fuller range of all-AMD laptops.

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    Re: 2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Another example of a weird lockout effect happening to AMD laptops.

    What possible reason is there not to have a 1660/1660ti or even an RTX2060?
    The first wave of devices might be a bit tentative until the braver OEMs like ASUS prove there's healthy demand for the AMD parts.
    Which is daft and incredibly biased because lets be honest people wanting a gaming laptop will be wanting the best cpu/gpu they can afford because you can't just swap it out later down the line.

    So artificially restricting the sales of AMD hardware by limiting the gpu side of things is pretty poor.

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    Re: 2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Which is daft and incredibly biased because lets be honest people wanting a gaming laptop will be wanting the best cpu/gpu they can afford because you can't just swap it out later down the line.

    So artificially restricting the sales of AMD hardware by limiting the gpu side of things is pretty poor.
    Totally agree, but I'd imagine AMD are probably offering incentives to OEMs that'll take an all-AMD chipset+CPU+GPU combo. But right now, the new AMD GPUs (with XBox Series X / PS5 style power and RayTracing) are not ready to ship. Hopefully, we'll see that change in the second half of the year.

    The OEMs also know that Intel will get themselves back in the game (eventually) - although it seems they have a mountain to climb to fix their security holes and finally make the move to the smaller, more efficient fabrication processes. Can they do it before AMD have moved the game on yet again?

    I doubt any OEM will want to close the door on Intel, but the braver ones stand to do nicely out of AMD's strong resurgence - and smart consumers appreciate having choices.

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    Re: 2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    Can they do it before AMD have moved the game on yet again?
    Why would they care? Intel are raking it in. If they release a security patch to make their Xeons go 40% slower then those sad loser customers just go out any buy 40% more Xeon servers to make up the shortfall.

    It will only get interesting if Nvidia start saying that their top end GPUs must only be shipped with AMD cpus so they aren't made to look bad by sub par Intel performance, while Intel insist that high end machines must all have Intel CPUs else you get cut off from supply. Let's hope the 4000 series is good enough for that, would be quite a giggle (unless you are Dell or HP).

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    Re: 2020 Acer Nitro 5 will be available with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Why would they care? Intel are raking it in.
    Shareholders in a nutshell.

    Intel are fighting quite a few fires and losing market share in Desktop, Server and soon the laptop segment too.

    They've crucially been losing mindshare amongst the enthusiast crowd and the wider circle of people that are influenced by the enthusiasts.

    Analysts react, the markets change and the company begins to hurt. Big shareholders don't like bad news at earnings calls.

    The road to recovery for Intel looks to be quite a long one. Meanwhile AMD's relentless pace of innovation leaves Intel aiming at moving goal posts, at a time when AMD's CPU architecture is significantly more secure, scalable and power-efficient.

    If ever Intel needed their discrete GPU project to be a success it's now... just to have some positive PR emerge from their camp.
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