It’s been an eventful time for laptop gamers. Intel announced its range of 9th gen laptop CPUs and NVIDIA has introduced the notebook versions for its latest GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 graphics cards. Amongst all the cheer, it’s only natural that we start to see some of these devices on in the internet, which is exactly what’s happening.
Thanks to TUM_APISAK, who posted the 3DMark benchmarks on Twitter, we now have eyes on ASUS laptops that pair the green team’s graphics with the red team’s Ryzen 3 APU, which was revealed at CES earlier this year. ASUS has already revealed a Zephyrus G series laptop with the same pairing, the GA502. But the ones we see in the 3DMark results are the FX505DU and GU502DU models, referred to as Gamersky and Galaxy 5305 in the test respectively. Both feature the Ryzen 3 3750H clocked at 2.3 GHz with a boost up to 3.9 GHz, coupled with the GTX 1660 Ti. Being APUs, they also feature the Vega onboard graphics, giving the users an option to choose between high performance and battery life, based on their workloads.
The GTX 1660 Ti in question features 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and makes use of the same Turing architecture that we saw in the RTX graphics cards, minus the shiny ray tracing and DLSS features. The benchmarks show a comparison between the TimeSpy scores, and are quite recent, dating back to 15th April for one and 17th April for the other. The Gamersky variant gets a higher overall score, beating the Galaxy 5305 in the Graphics tests, but the latter fares better when it comes to CPU scores. Interestingly, the Gamersky has a lower boost clock speed of 1845 MHz while the other one clocks higher at 1920 MHz. Of course, these aren’t the specs that have been confirmed by the manufacturers, so take it with a grain of salt.
To enhance gaming experience through innovative technology, MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware has unveiled an industry-leading selection of gaming products. Geared up with the newest 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors, the gaming line-up has been fully upgraded. Furthermore, the much anticipated NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 16 Series is also available, that offers gamers a wide range of gaming power.
The laptops are already available in India from April 23rd, 2019 at MSI’s exclusive stores across New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata & Pune. The product line will also be available on leading e-commerce websites – Flipkart & Amazon. The price of the series starts from INR 77,990 and goes upto INR 399,990. (All the prices mentioned are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price – MSRP)
Speaking on the announcement, Green, Chang-Ching Lin, Regional Marketing Manager said, “We are excited to announce that MSI is the first brand to debut the 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ i9 Processors in the gaming series. Furthermore, the GTX 16 series graphics cards will provide a more affordable graphics solution for gamers while still attaining a high levels of performance. With these new additions to our product portfolio, we not only aim at offering gamers the best experience but also want to make gaming more inclusive. India is a key focus market for MSI and we will continue to bring in our latest line of products in the country in line with the global launches.”
Optimized Gaming Experience with 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 16 Series
Speed always matters with gaming. Powered by the lastest 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ i9 processors, the new models increase performance by 45% over the pervious one, which are able to get the most out of the system. The powerful 8-core processor is also significant for multitasking and intensive work, like video editing or audio composition. In addition to the incredible processor, the new line-up is also equipped with the up-to-date NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 16 series graphics, offering up to 50% performance boost. Now, gamers can fully enjoy smooth gameplay and amazing image quality.
Getting Started with Fully Upgraded Gaming Line-up: GT, GS, GE, GP, GL, GF Geared up with the latest processors and graghics, MSI brings red-hot gaming line-up for gamers.
The GT Titan, the luxury gaming lineup, is famous for its incomparable performance with high-end features. Armed with the rocking 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ i9 overclockable processor and the most powerful graphics, this uncaged monster breaks through the limitation, and presents the premier performance to hardcore gamers. To optimize the ultimate power, the GT series applies exclusive Cooler Boost Titian, dual fans and 11 pipes,which is able to reduce operating temperature. With stunning 4K UHD display, the GT Titian delivers immersive lifelike gaming scenario. Anyone who wants no-holds barred performance, then these gaming flagships should be on the list.
The GS Stealth features every conceivable NVIDIA’s graphics options from the highest GeForce RTX™ 2080 with Max-Q design all the way to the humble GTX 16 series, perfect for gamers with different needs. The next-generation CPU is packed into the premium compact chassis; the GS series not only provides monstrously powerful performance, but it is also incredibly portable and stylish. Designed with gaming immersion in mind, the latest GS65 also partnered with a 240Hz display to maximize gaming frame rates and offers flowing movements.
Tailored for enthusiast, the GE series is known for its impressive aesthetic design. This gamer flair is backed up with 17.3 and 15.6-inch 144 Hz displays, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and powerful NVIDIA graphics. In addition, the GE75 is MSI very first model with Wi-Fi 6 capability, giving gamers the advantage of the fastest wireless network speed available. In both appearance and performance, the GE series delivers the best experience that any gaming enthusiast can desire.
Looking for accessible laptop with high-end gaming features? Then, GP series won’t let gamers down. The brand new design, cosmological warship style and misty grey color scheme, easily catches attention. Moreover, the GP75 Leopard sports a per-key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries. Boasting the up-to-date processor and graphics, the GP75 Leopard offers great performance with stunning features that are beyond the expectation.
The GL series makes gaming more accessible than gamers ever thought it could be. Both of which offers wide range of performance from RTX series to GTX 16 series, which is typically a good option for mainstream gamers. The specs deliver more than enough to handle most AAA games to date. To fulfill the RGB fantasy, it’s now also available in per-key RGB keyboard options.
Awarded the IF Design 2019, the GF Thin shows its unique aluminum alloy with hair-brushed texture. To push the mobility to the utmost, the recent GF Thin is made even more compact and lightweight than its predecessor. In addition, the new GF75 and GF63 also presents the powerful performance from the latest processor and graphics. The GF series is made perfectly for gamers who prefer simple aesthetics with great performance.
NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce® GTX® 1660Ti and 1650 Turing-based GPUs for gaming laptops, which deliver a major jump in overall performance and power efficiency for today’s most popular games.
Beginning today, the world’s top gaming laptop manufacturers are rolling out more than 80 models powered by the latest GeForce GPUs, starting at $799.
“Gamers have an impressive selection of fast, power-efficient and thin laptops to choose from — all powered by our Turing family of GeForce RTX and GTX GPUs,” said Mark Aevermann, director of product management at NVIDIA. “Now is the perfect time to be in the market for a new GeForce gaming laptop, especially for the tens of millions of gamers with older laptops who’d like to experience incredibly fast frame rates in their favorite games.”
Massive Upgrade Opportunity
Laptop owners, who typically upgrade after about four years of use, can see enormous performance gains with the newest GeForce GPUs. GeForce GTX 1660 Ti laptop configurations, for example, use the latest technologies to deliver up to 4x the performance for gaming compared with the four-year-old GeForce GTX 960M.
Additionally, gamers can play at 100 frames per second at 1080p in popular games such as
Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends.
“Consumers are spending huge amounts of time on laptop PC gaming, according to new research we recently completed, which is driving them to purchase powerful new systems that can improve the quality of their gaming experience,” said Bob O’Donnell, president and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research. “Manufacturers are responding to this by evolving multiple aspects of their gaming laptops, from thinness of designs to massive performance improvements in compute and graphics horsepower, such as what the new GeForce offerings enable.”
Gaming on the Go
GeForce GTX 16-series gaming laptops take advantage of all of the shader innovations in the 12th generation NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture, including concurrent floating point and integer operations, unified cache architecture with 3x the L1 cache compared to the Pascal generation, and turbocharged performance using adaptive shading technology.
The Turing architecture delivers 1.5x instructions per clock and 1.4x power efficiency of its predecessor, NVIDIA Pascal™, which previously set the standard for power-efficient GPUs. As a result, with a power envelope of as low as 60W, GTX 1660 Ti laptops deliver the best performance per watt of any laptop in their class.(1)
Laptops with the latest GTX 16-series GPUs, depending on the configuration, also include:
● Max-Q design— an innovative approach to crafting the world’s thinnest, fastest, quietest gaming laptops. Max-Q hits the sweet spot of ultimate GeForce gaming and incredibly sleek design, with laptops thinner than 20mm, narrow bezels, 144Hz displays and extraordinary battery life.
● WhisperMode(2) — enabling plugged-in laptops with GeForce Experience™ to run much quieter during gaming by pacing frame rates, while also configuring graphics settings for optimal power efficiency.
● NVIDIA Highlights — allowing players to automatically capture their best gaming moments. More than 40 games already support NVIDIA Highlights, including Metro Exodus, Fortnite, PUBG, WarThunder, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ring of Elysium, Escape from Tarkov, Hitman 2, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Hunt: Showdown, Final Fantasy XV and Tekken 7.
● NVIDIA Ansel — enabling gamers to take stunning in-game photos. More than 70 games already support Ansel, including Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, Hitman 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, For Honor, Star Wars: Battlefront II and Final Fantasy XV. Gamers can also share their favorite photos and participate in monthly photo contests on Shot with GeForce.
● Latest 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
More Creating, Less Waiting
GeForce GTX laptops are also powerful mobile platforms for the millions of video editors, photographers, graphic designers and game broadcasters.
Content creators using Adobe Creative Cloud can access advanced video effects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Premiere Rush, and can pan and zoom smoothly in Adobe Illustrator CC regardless of display resolution.
Additionally, creators can craft stunning art and photographs in both Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC with GPU-accelerated effects like Path and Spin Blur. And, game broadcasters can achieve higher frames per second with no dropped frames.
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1650 models are available starting today from the world’s top OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell / Alienware, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo and MSI — as well as Samsung in the coming months.
AMD launched the Ryzen 3000 mobile series of processors earlier this year, and we can now finally see some of them in action. An ASUS laptop listing has been found on Chinese retail website JD.com that partners the Ryzen 7 chip with GTX graphics.
Dubbed as the Flying Fortress, the laptop in question is the ASUS FX FX95DD which packs in the Ryzen 7 3750H processor launched at CES 2019. It is a quad core, eight thread APU based on AMD’s current Zen+ architecture, with a base and boost clock speed of 2.3 GHz and 4 GHz respectively. It has a TDP of 35W and comes with Radeon Vega 10 integrated graphics that boost up to 1.4 GHz, making it a decent option for casual gamers on the go.
For those who want better gaming options, the ASUS FX95DD also has NVIDIA’s GTX 1050 discrete GPU, to make sure you don’t have to compromise on the performance. Based on your workload, you can switch between either the Vega 10 on-board graphics and the GTX 1050 to prioritise battery life or performance.
For display, the ASUS FX95DD has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It has 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM running at 2400 MHz, which can be expanded up to 32 GB and weighs about 2.2 kg. There’s a 512 GB M.2 SSD to take care of storage. According to the spec sheet, it also has two USB 3 ports, one USB 2 port, one HDMI port, one LAN port and one 3.5mm combination jack for both headphones and microphone. The battery is a three-cell lithium ion battery that can last anywhere between 2 to 5 hours depending on the workload. The keyboard has LED backlighting too.
The listed price translates to about $860-$870, which could be between INR 60,000 and INR 70,000 depending on the Indian pricing. You can find out more about the ASUS FX95DD “Flying Fortress” laptop listing here.