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.