RX Vega 56-based notebook here, 11 months after Vega debuted

Acer's new Predator Helius 500 can be optioned as AMD only: Ryzen 7 2700 and Radeon RX Vega 56.

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 29 2018 12:22 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

AMD debuted the Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 some 11 months ago now in LA, but there was nothing concrete about Vega-powered gaming notebooks... until now.

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Acer revealed its new Predator Helios 500 gaming laptops that can be configured with an enthusiast level Intel/NVIDIA combo in the Core i9-8950HK and GeForce GTX 1070, but what about AMD? Acer has also offered up the first enthusiast AMD only gaming notebook, powered by the Ryzen 7 2700 and the Radeon RX Vega 56.

The 1080p variant of the Predator Helios 500 gaming laptops all rock 144Hz refresh rates, with the Radeon-powered option switching out G-Sync for FreeSync.

The only question I have now is: what will the power consumption be between the GTX 1070 and RX Vega 56-powered Helios 500 laptops? This will be the test itself, RX Vega 56 in a laptop and its power consumption and heat. Let's not forget about heat in a mobile gaming solution.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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