Are the New AMD Laptops ACTUALLY Good?

okay so AMD just launched some new

laptop CPUs the rise in 4000 series and

they are very impressive like

legitimately very powerful CPUs for

laptops there are however a strange

number of articles that are like this is

the end of Intel Intel's dead like it's

so not the case so I reached out to both

my contacts at Intel and AMD just to

hear both sides of the story and to see

what both companies think of each other

in terms of the industry and where the

the laptop industry sits right now and I

thought it would make a video for people

that are interested in buying a laptop

in 2020 because that's not as clear-cut

as it may seem it's not like dumped

Intel everyone should be buying AMD

laptops that's really not the case okay

but first of all these new AMD chips are

the real deal for certain users for

people that can actually take advantage

of multi-core processing these chips are

great so for some workflows that really

makes so much more sense to purchase one

of these new AMD laptops then what Intel

has to offer right now now in the past

regardless of how much like marketing

AMD threw into their laptop stuff they

were never good and you can tell from

the manufacturers side like they never

put AMD chips in the past into their

premium laptops like we just never did

it any time they used an AMD chip in one

of their laptops it was usually some

kind of like plastic more value oriented

device but this all changed a few days

ago because now we're seeing some very

premium devices being made with these

Rison CPUs now the reason for this the

reason why this chip is so special and

so good is because it's the world's

first seven nanometer processor and the

key here is power efficiency they are

able to push up a crazy amount of

performance per watt and it's given

these new chips some very serious legs

and it's also provided some competition

finally in the laptop CPU space now

there are a couple things you need to be

aware of first these chips are really

good for

- you know I'd say one thing really

content creation that's seriously the

best by far the best feature about these

new AMD chips it doesn't really matter

which application you're using because

eight cores is almost always going to be

better than four cores or six cores when

it comes to content creation now the

other thing they drew attention to was

gaming but we're talking about gaming

with the integrated graphics on these

new Rison chips and we're seeing decent

performance like way better than what

Intel offers in their current integrated

graphics solutions but keep in mind that

these are still integrated graphics

these are not representative of actual

gaming laptops so the real strength of

these new AMD chips really just lies in

their ability to process in multi-core

applications like actual workflows now

another thing I was interested in was

battery life so I played with the

engineering samples I've had just to

kind of see what they could do and I've

spoken to some of the guys from AMD just

to learn more about this so this is my

gut feeling on it the seven nanometer

chips from AMD are so much better than

what they've had in the past because in

the past

AMD's laptop chips were really poor with

idle State battery consumption they are

much improved but Intel stuff is still

better and the biggest thing comes from

just years of optimization Intel has

spent so much time working with this

architecture and working with laptop

manufacturers to be really good at

battery consumption and the companies

out there that are making laptops are

designed to last as long as possible are

going to stick with Intel chips but the

thing is the trade-off for most people

seems to be worth it like you just get

so much better performance with eight

cores in a laptop than four for Apple

users if you're someone who's always

been interested in AMD based MacBook Pro

it's it's not gonna happen anytime soon

apple's software is just way too finely

tuned for intel's hardware that it's

yeah it's it sounds really cool on paper

but no okay i'm gonna wrap this up with

two kind of bigger picture thoughts here

the first thing is pricing AMD in the

past has always been cheaper when it

comes to their laptop offerings but

because they know they have something

good here the pricing from what i've

seen of all the devices that have

like MSRP pop up it's not cheap not that

it's expensive but because they know

they have something that's comparable if

not better than what Intel has they are

pricing it at kind of like what you'd

expect for a high-performance premium

device and the second thing is Intel's

response to all of this has been Tiger

Lake and Tiger Lake has one clear

advantage to me it's the GPU performance

like we've been told that the Tiger Lake

CPUs are supposed to have a

significantly better GPU than what even

the Rison 4000 chips have so I'm looking

forward to it here's my take on this

whole like laptop industry right now in

the year 2020 we finally have like two

real competitors companies making

compelling devices or compelling

components for laptops I think it's cool

if you've been holding off on a laptop

upgrade I think this is the year to do

it there's just a lot of cool stuff on

the table if you're a content creator

the eight core stuff from AMD just makes

a lot of sense if you're a gamer or if

you're looking for a more productivity

focused device or really like a student

that just wants a really long battery

life in their laptop I don't know if AMD

is the answer yet okay hope you guys

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