Acer Predator (Vega 56+Ryzen 2) Helios 500

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  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    They arent the first one to state that either, I bet they're just sourcing other people like usual.
     
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    Also it seems the GPU power consumption has been set to 120w vs the desktop iteration of 165w.
     
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    Since it has thunderbolt ports, I wonder about hooking up an Nvidia GPU for PhysX as well
     
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    I skimmed through the posts here very quickly, and maybe I missed it, but I have a question, if anyone knows the answer:

    It was my impression that Thunderbolt ports and AMD setups/motherboards were a no-go...so...will the Thunderbolt ports actually be true 40Gps Thunderbolt ports on the AMD version, or just 20Gps USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports??
     
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    I havent been able to figure that out either, I would surmise it might be the latter but Ill take anything on this laptop...
     
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    Intel owns and develops thunderbolt in Israel, so no thunderbolt ports on AMD motherboards
     
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    Yet. Intel have talked about opening up Thunderbolt for at least a year. Makes sense if they can keep TB as a standard port for Intel machines and an relatively expensive option for others (AMD, ARM based stuff, RISC V if it'll ever become reality).
     
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    DON'T Buy an External GPU Right Now, Here's Why They Aren't Great
    Hardware Unboxed
    Published on Jun 26, 2018
     
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    Doesn't look like it has anything to do with what I desire...
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Then explain what you desire in detail, and provide some examples of what you have found out on your own.
     
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