It turns out that AMD’s Ryzen 4000 powered laptops won’t be getting a taste of NVIDIA’s RTX Super GPUs anytime soon. This has been confirmed by multiple sources. While we are not sure whether there’s an exclusivity deal between Intel and NVIDIA or something similar, we certainly won’t be seeing any Renoir laptops with higher-end RTX GPUs for the time being.
This was first brought to our attention by this Reddit post, according to which the GeForce RTX 2060 will be the most powerful GPU we’ll be seeing on the Ryzen 4000 laptops. Eluktronics claims that the Renoir notebooks are being based on more budget-focused segments with a maximum of 2060 GPU’s. The outlet doesn’t mention any exclusivity deals, but speculates that “current relationships, timing, and support could be a factor here”.
This with certainty is not our decision. You’ll see every singe manufacturer is adopting these under $1,500 mainstream type systems and we’ve implored for higher-end solutions to have a differentiating product which stands out. We believe that will change, but our speculation is current relationships, timing and support could be a factor here. AMD is not nearly as large as Intel, but we do enjoy finally seeing the competition as this also brings better incentives to provide more competitive and price-conscious products from both sides. Kind Regards,Eluktronics Customer Service
We tried asking NVIDIA regarding this and their response was inconclusive. The Green PR team was clearly reluctant to talk about an AMD product, so we didn’t press them any further. As far as the other side is concerned, we’ve already reached out to AMD, and await their response on the matter. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of our coverage on Renoir.