The heat in the notebook market is rising. Considering no answer from AMD in the notebook market to compete with Nvidia’s GTX 10-series GPUs, we thought that AMD has no answer for the moment and will stick with mobile GPUs and APUs for the time being. Alienware have just announced their recent gaming laptops in the 15 and 17 inches which allows the customer to choose between the GTX 10 Series of GPUs or either AMD’s RX 470.

Was pink the right choice for the lighting? We doubt it!

Was pink the right choice for the lighting? We doubt it!

Alienware’s 15-inch model comes in the following configuration:

  • Intel Core i5 CPU up to Core i7 6820HK Dynamically Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5,
    optional AMD Radeon RX 470 with 8GB GDDR5 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR4 2133 MHz memory up to 32 GB
  • Various storage capacities across SATA and PCIe, including a 3 TB option:  1TB PCIe (boot drive), 1 TB PCIe (storage) and 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (storage) Networking includes Killer e2400 Gigabit Ethernet, wireless and Bluetooth

And the Alienware 17 comes in the following configuration

  • Intel Core i7 CPU up to 6820HK Dynamically Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5,
    AMD Radeon RX 470 with 8GB GDDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5, and available in November, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz memory up to 32 GB
  • Various storage capacities across SATA and PCIe, including a 3 TB option:  1TB PCIe (boot drive), 1 TB PCIe (storage) and 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (storage)
  • Networking includes Killer e2400 Gigabit Ethernet, wireless and Bluetooth
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Both laptops retain the same classy Alienware signature design with a few extra refinements such as Alienware’s AlienFX lighting system, larger fans, steel-reinforced keys with the most notable change being the size being shrunk upto 25% compared to it’s predecessors.

Considering much strong moves in the notebook market, we should see companies trying to outdo each another in favour of gaining customer attention which is exactly what everyone wants. However, it seems like only the RX 470 is exclusively available in notebooks. Although, we’d love to see the RX 480 arriving in notebooks as well even though there isn’t much of a performance gap.

As we explained earlier, since these cards are based exactly on their desktop counterparts, temperature will play quite a role in determining the actual real world performance of these GPUs.

[Source: LazyGamer]