Acer plans to release a Predator Helios 500 Notebook with Ryzen and Vega 56

Vega 56 is coming to mobile with Ryzen and FreeSync

Acer plans to release a Predator Helios 500 Notebook with Ryzen and Vega 56

Acer plans to release a Predator Helios 500 Notebook with Ryzen and Vega 56

Intel and Nvidia have been dominant in the gaming notebook market, with Nvidia's higher performance-per-watt statistics making them the ideal GPU maker for mobile, battery-powered devices. 

With the release of Ryzen and Vega, AMD has taken a major step towards viability within the mobile PC market, especially with their Ryzen+Vega APUs, though that does not mean that the company's high-end Ryzen and Vega offerings cannot be used to create compelling mobile products. Acer has seen this potential, confirming plans to develop an AMD-powered version of their Predator Helios 500 gaming notebook with an 8-core Ryzen 7 2700 processor and a Radeon RX Vega 56 gaming graphics card. 

This planned AMD Predator Helios 500 notebook is a beast of a machine, offering users a 17.3-inch 1080p 144Hz FreeSync monitor, offering gamers a desktop-grade gaming experience on the go with insane levels of CPU performance for heavy multithreaded tasks. 

Acer has already released an Intel/Nvidia-powered variant of this machine, which uses 6-core i7-8750H processor and a Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card and offers 16GB of DDR4 DRAM and a 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD for internal storage. 

Acer plans to release a Predator Helios 500 Notebook with Ryzen and Vega 56  

With the high-end CPU and GPU components in this machine, this system should be seen as a mobile workstation or gaming desktop, as like most high-end gaming notebooks the battery life of this system isn't expected to be very long under load. Even so, not many other systems can offer eight full RYzen CPU cores within this form factor, or the power of desktop-grade RX Vega graphics on the go. The Predator Helios 500 is AMD's most powerful notebook system to date. 

You can join the discussion on Acer's plans to release a Predator Helios 500 Notebook with Ryzen and Vega 56 hardware on the OC3D Forums

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28-05-2018, 06:23:02

I actually like some of Acers stuff, Wish they'd sell their Orion case separately -


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