Acer Predator (Vega 56+Ryzen 2) Helios 500

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  1. TheReciever

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    They current model basically demands more views, and you cant get that with an in-depth exposition dump.

    Thats why LTT and D2D are popular because they are good at displaying the product in question with light commentary on FPS performance and temperatures in under 10 minutes.

    However neither of them repaste often or try Liquid metal. They dont take notice of Fan tables, RAM speeds beyond what is included stock. Undervolting for maximum battery or overclocking for maximum performance. They dont do any research into alternative panels in the bargain gaming laptops which is basically the one aspect that is always cut for costs to meet a market range. The Dell G7 being a good example of such a scenario, stock panel is an embarrassment but can be easily replaced and should also be considered when looking at that laptop.

    Just like the Helios 500, prospective buyers need to know if they can replace the RAM with higher performance RAM, if the Vega 56 can be tuned, what the max frequency is on average for max performance and how it can be tuned for maximum battery life.

    Consumers need details. Sadly details takes up time and multiple videos on 1 unit will not yield the views needed to comp for the system if they purchased it for the purpose of the review, especially when other "reviewers" are already moving on to other laptops.

    So we get a quick overview and notified of any glaring flaws, but thats about it.
     
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    All good points, but I feel like the model is broken if it leads to inaccurate or potentially misleading information.
     
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    The model doesnt care about you, it cares about the views.
     
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    When undervolting, GPU (-62mV) and reducing clocks, I get 2hr+ in battery:

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    Here's my ryzen "PowerSaver" setting:
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    Are you able to disable any cores entirely or is that not something Ryzen can do?

    Might be better off just having 2 cores active with lest say 2.0Ghz or something that is competent for light tasks and disable the rest to reduce power draw.

    You will also want to disable anything that talks to other servers that isnt necessary. I forgot who it was but one member here actually makes a dual boot scenario and disables almost anything and everything that isnt explicitly needed on the secondary installation with the primary OS having regular feature sets.
     
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    Thank You! In a meeting that's dragging over 1hour and still have almost 2 hours left!
     
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    No re-stock is concerning.

    They also made it a pain to find, almost all keywords still lead to the 8750H model.
     
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    I think amazon took listing off due to too many purchases :p (jk actually don't know). They're showing only one left in stock and more coming!
     
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