AMD Carrizo Laptops spotted in EU

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  1. Link4

    Link4 Notebook Deity

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    Battery life really isn't the issue though, from what I have read Carrizo is superior to Broadwell when it comes to battery life. Also thanks to the new and beefed up UVD in Carrizo it can play 4K 60 fps Video without stuttering (first chip to accomplish this I believe), and a great side effect is that it vastly improves energy efficiency of 1080p video playback, which was where previous AMD chips fell short. I would say Carrizo is the ultimate multimedia chip at this point, and it's CPU performance is impressive as well. In 15W mode it's comparable to 15W broadwell i5s and i7s while crushing them in GPU performance. In 35W mode while it doesn't compare well to quad i7s (they have 8 threads after all) it's still better than anything else. It even outperforms 95W FX 4150 and 4300 and possibly 4320 too, also should be on par with A10 7800 and within 5% of A10 7850K.
     
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    I think the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ACZ will be my Carrizo laptop choice! Looks well equipped for a multimedia Carrizo laptop.

    FHD 1080p IPS Touch Display
    FX-8800P (possibly 35W)
    Dual-Fan Dual-Pipe Large Copper Heatsink
    Dual-Channel Dual-SODIMM RAM
    R9 M380 2/4GB GDDR5 Strato XT
    M.2 NGFF SSD 128-512GB
    2.5" 7mm SATA
    Backlit Keyboard
    Gigabit Ethernet
    2x2 802.11ac PCIe M.2
    JBL speakers with subwoofer
    4 Cell 60WHr Battery
    135W AC adapter



    http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-lenovos-y-series-introduces-new-gaming-machines-and-gear

    http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/y700-series/y700-15acz
    Found this at the Lenovo drivers and downloads page. Hardware Maintenance Manual for Y700-15ACZ:

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    Don't judge me too harshly, but this is kind of better than porn.
     
  4. tilleroftheearth

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    davidricardo86,

    The spec's look very good. But without a trackpoint/nipple, it's not complete for me (and possibly nipsen too, lol...).
     
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    Well I won't hold my breath for a really exciting ThinkPad Edge with Carrizo and FHD. Being the bargain business laptops that they are, I could see Lenovo forgoing many such options. I'll dig around to see if I can find any info on the ThinkPads.



    http://semiaccurate.com/forums/showpost.php?p=243538&postcount=44
    This was posted at SemiAccurate Carrizo Laptop Hunt thread. Lenovo seems to be going in the right direction and putting together Carizzo with FHD displays and giving more options! The 14" does indeed look interesting for its size and starting price.

    Here is the Hardware Maintenanance Manual for the Lenovo IdeaPad 500 in 14" and 15.6":
    https://download.lenovo.com/consume...41-70_z51-70_ideapad_500_14_15_hmm_201507.pdf
     
  6. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Have there been any benchmarks of 3D Mark 11 to show the performance of this config? How welll does the R9 M380 do?
     
  7. Link4

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    No idea how the R9 M380 performs but R9 M280X is on par with 860M. The M280X is a full Bonaire GPU with 896 shaders clocked at 850 - 900MHz (boost) while the M380 has 768 apparently clocked at 1000MHz. So while the M280X has 5% shader and texture fillrate advantage, the M380 should have 11% better ROP performance and also has faster memory clock (6000MHz vs 5500MHz) so M380 might do better at 1080p.
     
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  8. Link4

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    Well the Y700 is a gaming notebook not a ThinkPad so lack of trackpoint is to be expected. The ThinkPad E series (including the Carrizo variants) do have it though.

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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    I guess the CPU bit is the only handicap.. I doubt the APU will come close the 4700HQ but hell, this is one good notebook IMO if you want to go AMD... Hopefully Zen should bring AMD back to the competitive fold...
     
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    I don't think the CPU is a handicap, more than likely the M380 will be the bottleneck. The CPU performance of the FX-8800P is on par with high end desktop APUs which are more than good enough for 60Hz displays. Of course i7 quads will be 50%+ faster in productivity provided there is no OpenCL acceleration.
     
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