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The first Ryzen-powered gaming laptop is up for pre-order

Ryzen has been a huge success for AMD and while these processors are already well-established in the desktop space, we are still waiting on laptop versions. Fortunately, it doesn't look like we'll be kept waiting much longer, as the first Ryzen-powered gaming laptop has gone up for pre-order at UK retail. It's an ASUS ROG laptop, featuring a Ryzen 1700 and an AMD GPU.

The ROG Strix GL702CZ is a laptop we previously saw teased in the build-up to Computex. It features the traditional ROG gaming laptop design, with a 17.3-inch full HD display, a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU and an AMD RX 580 4GB graphics chip. The display also supports FreeSync, so you should get a smooth, tear-free gaming experience.

Here are the specs and features:

  • Ryzen 1700 8C/16T CPU (3.0GHz base/3.7GHz boost).
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM.
  • AMD RX 580 4GB GPU.
  • 256GB M.2 SSD.
  • 1TB HDD.
  • 17.3-inch 1080p 60Hz display with FreeSync.
  • Windows 10 Home.
  • Two Year Warranty.

The RX 580 in this case managed to score 13,846 points in 3D Mark 11 P-score, which edges out the GTX 1060's score of 11,500. On top of that, the folks over at Overclockers UK have benchmark results for the Ryzen 7 1700 too, which scored 1410 points in the Cinebench multi-core test, edging out Intel's Core i7 7700HQ, which scored 737 points.

The ASUS ROG GL702ZC-GC104T gaming laptop is up for pre-order now at OCUK. These laptops are expected to begin shipping sometime in Q3.

KitGuru Says: Ryzen has been nothing short of a success on desktop at this point, so it will be interesting to see AMD take the fight to the laptop space too this year. Are any of you in the market for a gaming laptop? Would you consider going with an all-AMD rig like this one?

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