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$8000 Laptop with 64 Core AMD Epyc CPU and NVIDIA RTX 4080 Desktop GPU Delayed?

Last month, we reported on a workstation-grade laptop set to leverage AMD’s Epyc server processors and the GeForce RTX 4080 (desktop) GPU. It has been weeks past its tentative launch date, but the Yungai REV-9 remains a mystery. The server-class laptop isn’t available at any popular Chinese retailers, nor has the company issued any official statement about a delay or cancelation. Zhanjiang Core Energy Technology was supposed to launch the Epyc-powered laptop exclusively in China on December 19 for $8000+, but there hasn’t been a peep about it.

The Yungai REV-9 was expected to utilize the EPYC 7713 and 9554, both 64-core chips based on Zen 3 and Zen 4 architectures, respectively. The EPYC 7713 tested by them has a TDP of 225W and posts a Cinebench R23 score of 49,000. The laptop sports hefty dimensions of 420mm x 325mm x 46mm, with a thickness of 4.6 cm, and can still be carried in a 17-inch laptop bag.

On the GPU side, you’re looking at a GeForce RTX 4080 (desktop) which is 15% faster than the RTX 4090 mobile, upgradeable to the upcoming RTX 4080 Super at a later date. These monster chips are cooled by a split liquid cooling system, with a large copper radiator linked to heat pipes instead of traditional heat dissipation fins. It consists of an 18W 36mm water pump with a 6-meter lift.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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