the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is an absolute monster in terms of computing power; its 16 cores and 32 threads will perform all the tasks you throw at it – with confidence.
XMG APEX 15 Laptop – € 1,958 of Bestware
(around $ 2,130 / £ 1,700 / AU $ 3,300)
This laptop contains an absolute CPU beast; the 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will easily take on any task. It also has an Nvidia GForce RTX2060 and a 250 GB SSD – making it an enticing proposition.See the offer
With a base clock of 3.5 GHz and a staggering 73 MB cache, it's almost a miracle that this processor has a TDP (power dissipation) of 105 W. This is certainly an attractive prospect for professionals at looking for an office alternative.
German laptop seller Schenker has integrated this processor beast into its latest XMG APEX 15 portable, which is available for € 1,958 from Bestware (around $ 2,130 / £ 1,700 / AU $ 3,300).
Unfortunately, Bestware does not ship worldwide, so non-European customers may have to use a specialized package transfer service if they wish to take advantage of the deal.
The Clevo-source chassis comes with a 144Hz IPS Full HD screen, an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, 8 GB of Kingston memory, a Kingston A2000 250 GB SSD, Bluetooth 5.0 and a two-year warranty – but no operating system.
105W is a lot of power to dissipate, so the 3950X operates in eco mode which lowers the basic speed – via the Ryzen Master software (and maybe in the BIOS) – at about three quarters of its capacity, while consuming 44% less energy.
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This raises another interesting question: would it be better to buy a cheaper 12 or 8 core processor instead which comes with a TDP of 65 W by default?
In any case, the XMG APEX 15 is quite the model – and we encourage you to check it out for yourself.