Asus unveils ROG Strix laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 CPU

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Unfortunately, no details have been mentioned so far on pricing for the various Ryzen 3, 5, and 7 configuration options, though ASUS says the release window is planned for "later this summer". Now we have new information regarding AMD Ryzen Mobile.

AMD has revealed more details about its most powerful PC processor, the 16-core ThreadRipper CPU. This is an exclusive deal between AMD and Asus and there is little that we know about this partnership at the moment.

AMD's Ryzen chips not only outperform Intel's Kaby Lake processors, but they are also more affordable. That being said, AMD hasn't forgotten about PC gamers, and is working to bring Vega to consumers in the near future.

At a press conference on the sidelines of the annual Computex trade show in Taipei, AMD made a number of announcements covering products across its portfolio, including the Epyc platform for servers, Ryzen desktop and mobile CPUs, Threadripper enthusiast CPUs, and Radeon Vega graphics processors. This is AMD's entry into the high-end desktop (HEDT) market with its new Threadripper CPU range. The tech company stated that the first EPYC processor-based servers will launch on June 20 and will get enormous support from original equipment manufacturers and channel partners.

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AMD's CEO Lisa Su kicked off the Computex briefing with an update on several topics that ranged from the forthcoming ThreadRipper to Vega and the new EPYC server processors. The company was able to show off a couple high-performance systems from OEMs such as ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI.

Above: AMD's Ryzen Threadripper debuts this summer for high-end PCs and game machines.

AMD officials also showed off the company's upcoming Ryzen-based mobile chip in what looked like a reference convertible laptop. Asus will use the new socket in its first Ryzen Threadripper motherboard, called the Zenith Extreme. The good news is consumer grade AMD Vega cards are coming, but fans will have to wait until SIGGRAPH at the end of July to find out more about the hardware and launch date.

At Computex, she showcased AMD's new line of products, including the EPYC family of processors for datacenters, Ryzen mobile processors, high-end Radeon Vega-based graphics cards and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper. The Vega Frontier Edition launches June 27, and the EPYC data center processors will make their debut on June 20, 2017.