Schenker, a German OEM has managed to stuff the 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in its latest XMG Apex 15 laptop, making it the first notebook to feature a 16 core processor. The laptop in question comes with a 15.4″ IPS display running at 144Hz and an AM4 socket powered by the B450 chipset. Basically, it’s the smallest mini-ITX PC you’ll find with a screen connected to it.
It has six heat-pipes and two fans divided between the CPU and the GPU and weighs a rather impressive 2.4kgs. At stock setting, it has a TDP of 65W courtesy of AMD’s Eco mode and scores nearly 4,000 points in Cinebench R15 without throttling. However, under load, the CPU boosts higher than normal and as a result, the power draw goes up to 140W.
Testing Eco Mode on the AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs: 95% Performance for 70% Power
The XMG features an HDMI 2.0b, a mini-DP 1.4 as well as a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port. There are multiple USB Type-A, a card reader, an RJ-45 for Gigabit Ethernet and an audio jack too.
Meet the XMG Clevo: A Laptop with a 12-Core Ryzen 9 3900 and NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti and Upgrade Options
The base model costs 1,337 Euros and comes with a desktop-grade AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 8GB RAM, and a 250GB Samsung 860 Evo SSD. The memory can be expanded to 64GB DDR4-3200 via two SO-DIMMs and for storage, there are two NVMe and one 2.5″ HDD slot.
The CPU configuration can be upgraded to a Ryzen 9 3900X or even a 3950X. As far as the GPU is concerned, the highest-end model is the RTX 2080 (Max-P not Max-Q). As you can expect, the flagship config will cost well over 2,000 Euros. It’s a no brainer that these desktop-grade laptops are for a small niche with deep pockets and varied needs.