Gaming today is not just a popular form of entertainment, but a lifestyle. The boom in gaming since the outbreak of the pandemic has revolutionised the PC industry, prompting gaming PC and silicon manufacturers to accelerate innovation in the gaming space even more than they were already.
To meet the needs of the expanding and diverse gaming community, the evolution of gaming hardware in the short span of 2 years since the outbreak is unparalleled; with the launch of novel software and hardware technologies, gamers today have access to technologies that revolutionised the gaming experience.
Recognizing that innovation is imperative to keep up with the rapidly evolving gaming landscape, AMD has successfully pushed the envelope for gamers with top-to-bottom Ryzen and Radeon product stacks, advanced technologies such as the AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution and collaborations with global PC partners to deliver the next generation of premium gaming laptops integrating AMD Advantage™ design framework.
AMD Advantage laptops combine the latest high-performance AMD Ryzen™ CPUs and Radeon™ GPUs with exclusive AMD smart technologies and other advanced system design characteristics.
Crucial Factors of Consideration
- CPU-GPU combination
The selection of CPU and GPU plays a critical part in influencing your gaming experience. In addition to the number of cores and clock speeds the CPU and GPU pairing in your system can result in more tangible benefits while gaming such as higher resolution, frames per second and image quality, all of which have the power to transform your experience.
AMD is uniquely positioned as a provider of leadership CPU and GPU products enabling the creation of differentiated platforms and solutions for future growth across the PC and gaming markets. AMD has leveraged this to create the AMD Advantage design framework, helping to deliver the next generation of premium, high-performance gaming laptops from OEMs such as ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI.
Also relevant to gamers, AMD’s expertise in designing leadership CPUs and GPUs has also enabled the launch of distinctive features such as Smart Access Memory™ technology (SAM), enabling AMD Ryzen processors to harness the full potential of the Radeon graphics card memory, increasing gaming performance by an average of 15% across select titles on AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs.
A gaming PC can have the most powerful technical specifications, but the display is what allows gamers to truly immerse themselves in the game and feel connected to the action. In addition to screen size, it is essential to also take into consideration factors like refresh rates, response times and colour gamut along with features such as HDR and FreeSync.
It is also worth mentioning that bigger is not always better when it comes to display. It is important to consider the gaming resolution when comparing display specifications. For instance, a smaller screen size will be the best fit for 1080p gaming, as opposed to a larger screen size which will not have optimal image quality at this resolution.
AMD Advantage systems have been designed to enable high refresh, low-latency, stutter, and tear-free gaming on vividly bright, hyper-responsive displays. Furthermore, with AMD FreeSync™ Premium displays, gamers will be able to experience a fluid, tear-free gameplay experience at peak performance with at least 120hz refresh rate at minimum FHD resolution, support for low framerate compensation (LFC) and low latency.
Best Gaming Laptop Brands and Their Top AMD-Powered Gaming Laptops
The previous section discussed key factors of consideration that consumers will have to keep in mind when purchasing a gaming laptop. Below, is a look at a range of gaming platforms from leading manufacturers catering to various price points, needs and preferences; all incredible in their own right.
|Acer Nitro 5||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX processor||Up to GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU|
|ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) GA40||AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HS processor||Up to AMD Radeon™ RX 6800S GPU|
|Legion 5 Pro Gen 6 16″ AMD Gaming Laptop||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H processor||NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3070 6GB GPU|
|Lenovo – Legion Slim 7 Gen 6 (15″ AMD) Gaming Laptop||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX processor||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti 4GB GPU|
|Dell – Alienware m15 R5||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX processor||Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU|
|Dell – G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H||Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 GPU|
|HP – Omen 16||Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H processor||Up to Radeon™ RX 6500M and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 GPU|
|HP – Victus 15||AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H processor||Up to AMD Radeon™ RX 6500M and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 GPU|
ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) was founded with the goal of creating the world’s most powerful and versatile gaming laptops in the industry. Their premium devices elevate gaming experiences with best-in-class displays, top-tier graphics, and innovative cooling solutions that take performance to new heights.
Double up on AMD firepower with a powerful AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HS CPU and up to AMD Radeon™ RX 6800S mobile graphics, this all-AMD powerhouse is ready for any gaming or multitasking you can throw at it. The G14 also leverages AMD technologies like AMD SmartShift and SAM for an extra edge. AMD SmartShift allows the CPU and GPU to dynamically allocate power when and where it is needed the most, and AMD Smart Access Memory technology gives the CPU full access to the GPU’s full VRAM, helping improve performance in games.
Price: Starting from RM 8,299.00
- ASUS Malaysia Official Store
- Shopee Malaysia
In January 2022, Acer announced refreshes across various gaming line-ups, including their timeless Nitro gaming laptops, which is powered by up to an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX processor. This generation of the Acer Nitro 5 comes with two options – a 1080p 144 Hz panel or a 165 Hz QHD Panel, both taking advantage of AMD FreeSync™ technology2 to offer smooth gameplay without screen tearing. Storage-wise, the AMD processor-powered Nitro 5 features two M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD slots (PCIe® Gen4 x1, PCIe® Gen3 x1).
Price: Starting from RM 5,199.00
- Acer Malaysia Official Store
- Shopee Malaysia
Designed for the modern gamer, Lenovo Legion gaming laptops offer a finely tuned gaming experience that handle the latest games with ease. Whether you are a professional esports player, or a casual gamer, Lenovo Legion delivers.
For those who may want a gaming laptop with a more simplistic design, the Lenovo Legion series is the way to go. The Lenovo Legion 5 and legion 7 gaming laptop series’ minimalistic, sleek, and ultra slim design can easily fit in with your everyday aesthetic.
Launched in May 2022, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 Gen 7 Gaming Laptop was forged for freedom and flow, with advanced engineering and a blend of lightweight magnesium and aerospace-grade aluminium, making the 17mm Legion Slim 7 Gen 7 (16” AMD) an incredibly light gaming laptop. It also features a zero-bump, 180-degree hinge, slim bezels, a top-placed webcam with privacy shutter, and a laser-engraved Legion logo, all wrapped in sleek Shadow Black.
Thanks to all-new AMD Ryzen™ 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 Gen 7 (16″ AMD) lets you enjoy elite gaming performance on a thin and light notebook with amazing battery life. Never compromise on your gaming laptop again.
Price: Starting from RM 6,401.00
Buying Link: Lenovo Malaysia Official Store – Legion Slim 7 Gen 7 AMD Advantage™ Edition (16″ AMD)
Powered by up to an AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H processor, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen laptop allows gamers to enjoy outstanding competitive gaming performance on a thin and light notebook with amazing battery life. Engineered to strike a sleek, happy medium between gaming performance while also handling multitasking, productivity, and entertainment needs beautifully, the Legion 5 is also effortlessly portable and designed to be 15 percent thinner than before for even more mobility.
Furthermore, inspired by gamer research, these new devices celebrate ‘magical minimalism’ design and denote a leap towards a contemporary aesthetic with purposeful detailing like an uncluttered wordmark, expressive venting, and immersive lighting.
Price: Starting from RM 7,399.00
With iconic designs, high-performance gaming and premium features, Alienware delivers immersive experiences. The Dell G Series laptops have been meticulously engineered to deliver impressive and seamless gaming performance and powerful multitasking features for gamers on a budget.
With up to an AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX processor, the Dell Alienware m15 features 8-cores, 16-threads and up to 20MB of cache, engineered with the intention of delivering impressive gaming experiences by combining performance with outstanding battery life.
With regards to display, the Dell Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition Gaming laptop delivers an incredibly smooth gameplay. A result of Dell’s deliberate engineering decisions, the latest m15 is incredibly fast 165Hz as a standard feature. Additionally, an FHD resolution helps reduce blue light emissions to keep gamers deep in the game without reducing image quality.
Price: Starting from RM 7,298.00
Powered by the AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H Mobile processor, the G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop features 8-cores, 16-threads and up to 20MB of cache, providing powerful performance whether you’re gaming or streaming.
The G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop has thermal systems that utilize copper piping to dissipate heat as it’s pulled through the top of the keyboard and bottom of the system via four large exhaust vents. The latest improvements to our thermal design gives your system the thermal headroom to deliver ample power while adapting to a changing system load. This can allow clock speeds to remain higher for longer, while keeping component temperatures cooler as well.
Price: Starting from RM3,999.00
HP’s powerful gaming ecosystem of hardware, peripherals, displays, software and services is developed to progress the medium for every type of gamer so they are entertained and fulfilled. OMEN is designed to give gamers breakthrough experiences with innovation in hardware, while Victus is developed for the first foray into PC gaming, offering an accessible yet elevated gaming experience built with OMEN DNA.
Powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H CPU and Radeon™ RX 6600M GPU with SAM, the HP OMEN 16 boasts up to 9 hours of battery life, allowing gamers to unplug and play from virtually anywhere.
That’s not all, the all-new OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology is highly effective in managing the temperature of your system with three-sided venting and five-way airflow. Furthermore, with a 16.1-diagonal inch QHD display that clocks up to a 165hz refresh rate, the HP OMEN 16 was engineered to maximize performance, enabling gamers to play longer, faster, cooler, in an incredibly sleek form factor.
Price: Starting from RM 7,599.00
- HP Malaysia Official Store
- Shopee Malaysia
Also an AMD Advantage system, the HP Victus 15 is powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H processor and AMD Radeon™ RX 6500M graphics. With SAM and AMD SmartShift, which dynamically shifts power in the laptop to help boost performance for gaming, video editing, 3D rendering, content creation and productivity, the HP Victus 15 was designed for both “veteran gamers and enthusiast explorers to be entertained, connected, and empowered to progress in their favourite games”.
Price: Starting from RM 3,199.00
The future of computing is about delivering high-performance computing and graphics technology to address the advancing technological applications by students, professionals, creators, and gamers. From a gaming perspective, however, this requires, even more, computing and better visual capabilities, and no one is better positioned to lead these developments than AMD.
AMD adopts a holistic approach to advancing the computing experience, with top-to-bottom Ryzen and Radeon product stacks paired with advanced technologies and continued collaborations with global PC manufacturers.