Eastern OEMs Favor AMD CPUs Over Intel For Gaming Laptops

As per a report from Commercial Times, Eastern OEMs most notably Taiwanese vendors are prioritizing AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors for gaming notebooks over Intel’s Comet Lake-H lineup. Laptop-makers like ASUS and Acer have already shown this by releasing multiple variants of the Renoir laptops.

At present, Acer is one of the largest suppliers of eSports equipment in the US, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Switzerland. The company’s signature offerings include the high-end Predator series and the Acer Nitro 5 which was just recently refreshed with the Ryzen 4000 processors. The Nitro 5 is one of the most popular budget notebooks, combining premium performance in a rugged form-factor.

ASUS, on the other hand, was one of the first vendors to launch AMD’s 7nm Renoir powered notebooks. Furthermore, the 35W Ryzen 9 4900HS was exclusive to the vendor for around six months or so. We recently reviewed the Zephyrus G14 and found it to be easily one of the best portable gaming notebooks with a 14″ form.

ASUS has been extremely successful in the EMEA region, holding a major chunk of the gaming market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company’s recent tie-up with EDM idol, Alan Walker is a testament to this success.

We recently reported on AMD’s success among Steam gamers, with the company holding a share of nearly 26% on the platform, the highest in nearly a decade. Going by the current growth-rate, AMD should control opver 40-50% of the market by the end of 2021.

The upcoming launch of AMD’s Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs should only accelerate this trend. Early benchmarks show the Ryzen 7 5800X, the third-fastest chip from the Zen 3 consumer stack beating Intel’s fastest gaming CPU, the Core i9-10900K in AoTS. The company is all set to announce the new CPUs on the 8th of October.

AMD’s also making a lot of progress on the mobile processor front. The Ryzen 5000 APUs powered by the Cezanne architecture (Zen3+Vega) are expected to be announced in mid to late 2021, with Rembrandt (5nm) slated to arrive in early 2022 with support for DDR5, PCIe 4.0, and RDNA 2.0 graphics.



Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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