One of AMD's announcements today involved its new 35W 2nd Generation Ryzen Mobile processors, and part of that announcement showed one of the first notebooks that will incorporate these parts: the ASUS FX505DY TUF Gaming. This gaming notebook has the choice of the Ryzen 7 3750H or the Ryzen 5 3550H, which both have four cores, eight threads, and turbo up to 4.0 GHz and 3.7 GHz respectively. This will be paired with a discrete graphics card, the Radeon RX 560X, which has 4GB of GDDR5 RAM,

One of the key features will also be the display, with ASUS offering a 15.6-inch IPS 1080p display running at 120Hz with FreeSync enabled. Cheaper models will have a 60Hz 1080 display. Memory will be offered up to 32GB of DDR4-2400, and storage will be a combination of NVMe and SATA options. The battery will come in at 48 Wh, with a total system weight just over 4 lbs.

These processors also support four displays, so depending on the exact configuration these laptops will be able to drive a couple of external monitors. ASUS states it will have at least a HDMI 2.0 output, and the whole device will be rated to MIL-STD-810, a common industry durability metric but which requires extra planning to achieve,

We expect more details on the FX505DY this week, so stay tuned.

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  • hanselltc - Sunday, January 6, 2019 - link

    A shame Vega Mobile isn't on this. I guess its Apple only :(
  • The_Assimilator - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    What's the point of having a 1080p 120Hz display tied to a crappy GPU that isn't capable of rendering that many FPS?
  • Alexvrb - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    They have a couple of display options... maybe they'll add a second option for a higher powered GPU. Also it's a FreeSync display so it will look better in action than the standard 60hz model, regardless of framerate.

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