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Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 16 Inch Laptop - (AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, 16GB, 1TB SSD, AMD RDNA2, 4K OLED Display, Windows 11, Black)

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According to overall laptop weight including battery, as of January 17, 2022 based on internal ASUS market analysis comparing Zenbook S 13 OLED (UM5302) with competing products in its class (laptops with an OLED screen measuring 13.3 inches diagonal) from vendors including Acer, Apple, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung. The R7 6800U is manufactured on the 6 nm TSMC process for higher-than-average, as of mid 2023, energy efficiency. Enjoy a one-touch login with a fingerprint sensor on the power button, as well as the new ASUS ErgoSense keyboard, and the efficient ASUS NumberPad 2.0. While Asus has tuned the stereo sound system in a way that accomplishes incredible volume, it's not as even as I like my music to be.

Most of our time testing Ryzen 6000 processors has focused on low power situations on slimmer and lighter laptops. Generally speaking, this new Ryzen generation is reasonably impressive for those sorts of systems, especially for 13-inch ultraportables, where the Ryzen 7 6800U sporting RDNA2 graphics is the best chip on the market right now. Well APUs aren't just about gaming, a message that AMD has been trying to push out for a long time, even if HSA remains a sad and unfullfilled promise still. This section is reserved for designs based on mid-tier AMD Ryzen U platforms such as Barcelo-R and Cezanne, with Zen3 Cores and Vega graphics. ModelISO 22196:2011 specifies a method of evaluating the antibacterial activity of antibacterial-treated plastics, and other non-porous, surfaces of products (including intermediate products). Besides the ability to achieve high-speed external drive performance on a non-Intel or non-Apple laptop, the most exciting capability USB4 will enable on AMD laptops is the ability to use an external GPU enclosure. To test that I grabbed an Asus XG Station Pro Thunderbolt 3 cabinet, installed an older GeForce GTX 1070 Ti in it, and plugged it in. The eGPU cabinet showed up in Windows and installed drivers from Windows Update. Fran- said:Too bad you didn't do gaming, but it reads like a very decent competitor in the segment. Asus makes use of magnesium-aluminum alloy for the case and the Zenbook comes across as very high-quality. It is also extremely compact and mobile with a weight of just over one kilogram. Our review unit comes in the Ponder Blue color variant and looks very elegant, and the slightly roughened surfaces also feel good. However, the surfaces are also quite fingerprint sensitive. Asus offers other optional color variants, the keyboards of which also change color. In addition to white, the Zenbook S13 is also available in light green and beige.

JarredWaltonGPU said:Andrew was a bit under the gun to get the review up, but we've added some graphics tests after the fact. Unfortunately, we don't have comparable performance data from other laptops we've reviewed, as that hasn't been something deemed "important" on non-gaming laptops. We're planning to test the graphics performance of some of the other budget "non-gaming" laptops going forward, to build out our suite of results. Right now, it looks like the Radeon 680M is about 80% faster than Intel's Iris Xe 96 EU graphics solution, which is used in both Alder Lake and the older Tiger Lake. It's also a big step down from the sort of performance you'd get from even a GTX 1650 laptop solution.It is not as fast as a GTX 1650, that is to be expected. After all, this is supposed to be an APU that sustains a 15 to 28W TDP. It is really to see how much of a difference people can expect in 3D applications by moving from the aged Vega to RDNA2. The mobile GTX 1650 will require something like a H series processor to catch up due to higher power limit and also better cooling solution deployed. The efficiency advantage of the new Ryzen 7 6800Uover the current Alder Lake models is much bigger in multi-core tests and contrary to the single-core tests, there is no real performance advantage anymore, either. Even the Core i7-1260P with a much higher power consumption is just slightly ahead in the benchmarks and our results once again show how inefficient Alder Lake is at higher consumption values. The Core i5-1240Pin the Yoga Slim 7 Pro consumes much more power than the Core i7-1260Pin the Yoga 9i 14, but this is hardly noticeable in the performance. I’m not entirely happy with Asus pushing their OLED panels so aggressively, though, and no longer offering any IPS options. This OLED screen sure looks awesome, but I’m mostly using my laptop outside when traveling, so I preffer an anti-glare matte finishing, as well as the hassle-free experience of a proper IPS panel. The other potential deal-breaker for me is the USB-C-only IO, as I preffer having at least access to a USB-A port without requiring an adapter. The previous ZenBook 13 offers a USB-A port and a full-size HDMI, but this 2022 model does not. The Phoenix platform offers Zen4 Cores and Radeon RDNA3 graphics, as well as the latest improvements available with mobile AMD hardware, while the Rembrandt-R hardware is based on Zen3+ Cores and RDNA2 Radeon 680M graphics, as a refresh of the Ryzen 76800U hardware available in 2022-gen devices. Meanwhile in comparison to Intel it's clear that the Ryzen 6000 generation is not as efficient for high-power devices as Alder Lake. In the lower power range like 35W and 45W it's very close as to which models are more efficient, though there is a small gap between 12700H and 6800H. Then in the higher power ranges Intel really takes a big stride to outperform AMD and around 75W and 85W you will see much higher multi-thread performance from Intel. The 6800H actually maxes out around 86W, which sees the CPU hit 4.1 GHz all-core, and increasing the power level further doesn't see any more gains to performance. It'll be up to a brand new architecture and node come Zen 4 to close this gap between AMD and Intel for high-power laptops. Gaming PerformanceNevertheless we're pleased to see that in the space of a couple of years we've gone from limited AMD CPU customization options in laptops, to the ability to choose your own power limits within Asus software, which puts the control over performance, heat, and power in the hands of users. We test Windows PCs' graphics with two DirectX 12 gaming simulations from UL's 3DMark: Night Raid (more modest, suitable for laptops with integrated graphics) and Time Spy (more demanding, suitable for gaming rigs with discrete GPUs). Two more tests from GFXBench 5.0, run offscreen to allow for different display resolutions, wring out OpenGL operations. AMD describes the new Ryzen 6000 series as a totally “new connected platform” and some of the features are badly overdue. AMD’s previous Ryzen 4000 and Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs largely outclassed Intel’s older 14nm 9th-gen and 10th-gen CPUs but had some deficiencies such as limited PCIe connectivity. Even though AMD was the first to PCIe 4.0 on desktops, it skipped the feature on its laptop chips and limited the CPU to just eight lanes of PCIe 3.0. With Ryzen 6000, AMD essentially doubles the Ryzen 5000’s GPU connection with support for eight lanes of PCIe 4.0. AMD has also wired in an additional 12 lanes to be used for storage and general plumbing. USB4 finally

Acer’s partnership with AMD allows us to continue to push boundaries for gamers,” said James Lin, General Manger, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Powering our systems with the latest processor technologies enhances the gameplay experience by giving customers the performance they need to play – and win.” Update: I’m working on the final review and it should be online in the next couple of days. In the meantime, if you have any questions, get in touch in the comments section at the end of this article. Update: Our full review of the ZenBook S 13 UM5302 series – Ryzen 7 6800U model – is available here. Over here you’ll also find our review of the convertible ZenBook S 13 Flip model. And here’s our review of the 2023 ZenBook S 13 UX5304 update. As far as the older U platforms go, the Ryzen 7 5800U (8C/16T), Ryzen 5 5600U (6C/12T), and Ryzen 3 5400U (4C/8T) are part of the Cezanne platform and get Zen3-based processors with 4-8 Cores, HyperThreading, an upgraded memory controller and increased amount of L2+L3 cache memory, faster integrated Radeon Vega graphics, and a multitude of other IPC improvements and optimizations. Our partnership with AMD strengthens our PC portfolio across segments and helps us to continually deliver more choices of cutting-edge innovations to our customers,” said Luca Rossi, President of Intelligent Devices Group (IDG), Lenovo. “With the increased need for high-quality responsiveness on the go and powerful entertainment experiences while at home, Lenovo is working to further our mission of providing smarter technology for all.”

In Cinebench R23 running at a 45W configuration, in the multithreaded test we can see where the 6800H ends up overall. Compared to the Core i7-12700H it's 9 percent slower, which isn't an amazing result given that AMD previously used to dominate Intel in multi-thread when comparing Ryzen 7 to Core i7. With that said, the margin is relatively small, and we can see performance equivalent to the Ryzen 9 5900HX from the previous generation. First AMD Ryzen 7 6800U benchmarks: Closer to Core i7-1260P in multi-core, Radeon 680M impresses in synthetics but lags in gaming

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