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Luke and Leo Get Technical (Ep3) – Talking AMD, Nvidia and Intel!

Laptops, laptops, laptops. AMD, Intel, and Nvidia have all been extremely busy with their new laptop products in the form of Ryzen 4000 APUs, 10th Generation Comet Lake-H CPUs, and RTX Super GPUs. Luke and virtual Leo discuss the best bits and highlight their fondness for the ever evolving and increasingly competitive mobile computing space.

Given the ongoing global issues at the moment, we are having this discussion with Leo calling in via Skype. Let us know what you think of the setup as we aim to bring you more light-hearted content to keep you entertained at this tough time.

Watch via our Vimeo channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE


00:16 Introduction
00:44 Skype woes during Lockdown
02:17 Trying to give you content
03:20 Intel and Nvidia to launch new laptop hardware and delays
05:54 The speed of a laptop is down to …
06:20 What is the HK Luke ?
07:00 Laptop discussion
08:06 Ryzen 4000 in ROG Laptop – can Intel compete? and ‘up to’ boost clock discussion
10:55 Down on MSI GS66 Stealth Preview
11:25 Battery Capacity discussion
13:19 Nvidia Mobile Super Graphics confusion and random power discussion
22:10 Type C/Thunderbolt discussion
24:40 Comet Lake H 10th Gen, Lanes, Ice Lake and more
28:28 More laptop discussion
30:37 Ryzen 4000 Discussion Time –
30:53 Asus ROG Zephryus G14
31:22 Ryzen 4000 mobile is not Zen 3 and more tech debate
32:52 Lenovo laptops not in our hands yet
34:02 AMDs Tech Day in February – process nodes and more
35:10 AMDs Proof of concept, the future, and more AMD tech talk
37:37 Luke discusses AMD Power States
39:34 Its all came true
40:00 AMD ‘pure’ laptops
41:02 Locked in forever?!
41:35 AMD+Nvidia v Amd/Amd
43:00 Cinebench results we didn’t believe and more
44:40 Interesting comparison point to Intel
46:38 Lets talk Computex!
47:46 Shift to September issues
49:00 Who has the biggest one?
49:40 Taiwan safe place to live
50:35 Computex highlights
52:45 If people have jobs and funny all brits being related comments
55:20 Computex coverage hopefully will still come
58:00 Leo admires Taiwan
59:05 Computex the Show is different to Computex the event
59.59 Closing Thoughts

Leo and Luke's Notes:

Intel Comet Lake-H and Nvidia Super Laptops

  • Intel and Nvidia launch at the same time, but when can we buy them?
  • Leo has seen the MSI GS66 Stealth and ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15

Intel Comet Lake-H Laptop CPUs Discussion

  • Is Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-H Interesting or more of the same?
  • Core i9-10980HK up to 5.3GHz!!
  • 10th Gen Power Requirements
  • Funky battery limitations for laptops
  • Would you buy a laptop with a battery too big to take on a plane?

Nvidia Super GPUs

  • Nvidia Super and Max-Q GPUs
  • How do you know if it’s Max-Q or Max-P?
  • Super should be a little faster and more power efficient
  • How much power will Intel 10th Gen + Nvidia Super need?

New Laptops and their ecosystem

  • We like Type-C charging for laptops… but maybe not for gaming laptops!
  • Thunderbolt/Type-C is also a great ecosystem… but also confusing!
  • Ice Lake has a smart Thunderbolt implementation
  • Comet Lake-H provides more PCIe lanes… for Thunderbolt, if you like
  • Is more PCIe Gen 3 lanes better than fewer PCIe Gen 4 lanes for laptops?
  • Up to 128GB of DDR4-2933MHz sound good for your laptop?
  • Should Intel have gone DDR4-3200MHz with Comet Lake-H?

Ryzen 4000 Laptops

  • Leo was impressed by Ryzen 4000 H-series in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
  • Ryzen 4000 is Zen 2 with Vega 7nm. H-series 45W and 35W, and U-series 15W but cTDP up to 25W
  • Latest Zen 2 CPU cores plus previous-gen Vega GPU cores is interesting
  • When will we see Zen 2 plus Navi Laptop APUs?
  • The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is a true ultra-portable powerhouse!
  • A lot of under-the-hood tweaks have gone into Ryzen 4000 Mobile
  • Battery life with Ryzen 4000 is looking positive
  • We’re excited to see Ryzen 4000 U-series 15W/25W APUs
  • AMD is trying to fight Intel head-on with Ryzen 4000
  • The Precision Boost 2 algorithm continues to impress us
  • Ryzen 4000 8-core APUs versus popular Intel 6-core chips will continue to be interesting

Computex 2020 Delayed

  • Computex delayed to the end of September
  • Will the big product launches change schedule accordingly?
  • Computex and Taiwan are very important to our industry
  • Big launches could perhaps be rescheduled by the likes of AMD, Intel, Nvidia


KitGuru says: There is plenty of exciting activity in the mobile computing scene at the moment. The next few months could be a great time to be in the market for a new laptop whether you're looking for an ultraportable, a gaming powerhouse, or a workstation-style 14-incher. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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