There has been a lot of chatter on the internet regarding AMD’s Ryzen 3rd generation CPUs. These 7nm chips based on the Zen2 architecture are expected to bring significant improvements over the current Zen+ lineup, thanks to a better IPC and higher clocks. However, before the Zen2 lineup launches, we’ll be seeing the release of the 12nm Zen powered laptops, and as per a report from WCCFTech, the Ryzen mobile flagship, the Ryzen 7 3750H might hit retail as soon as April.
This is one whole month before Intel’s Core i7-9750H processor which although will be faster when it comes to raw performance, but when it comes gaming, the performance gap will be mitigated as it’s usually the GPU that is the bottleneck there. Regardless, this means that the Ryzen 7 will have a decent amount of alone time in the market without a direct competitor.
Except for MSI, all major OEMs including HP, Acer as well as Asus are expected to launch the AMD Ryzen mobile flagship next month. They will supposedly pair the Ryzen chips with NVIDIA’s new mid-range offerings, namely the GeForce RTX 2060 as well as the GTX 1660 Ti for a decent balance between price and performance.
The advent of the Ryzen processors in the desktop market caused quite a stir and left Intel in disarray a while back and the same might happen in the notebook space. These Ryzen-NVIDIA combo gaming laptops will be notably cheaper than Intel’s ninth-generation mobile offerings and should make them more affordable. As per WCCFTech, the 1660 Ti/Ryzen combo will be priced as low as $1,099 which is quite unprecedented as far as the gaming laptop segment goes. Intel at the moment doesn’t seem much bothered by this, but it’ll be interesting to see how the company reacts when the Ryzen 7 actually launches next month.