Hello AAL(Amd Advantage Laptops)!

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  1. saturnotaku

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    Fairly comprehensive look at FSR performance and image quality courtesy of HUB.



    There are no direct comparisons between FSR and DLSS since there are no games right now that support both. At 4K, the ultra quality and quality modes are surprisingly good and can provide a nice performance uplift. With 1440p, it seems only the ultra quality preset is really worth it while at 1080p it's pretty useless. The balanced and performance settings look pretty bad regardless of resolution.

    It's definitely a more promising start than DLSS 1.0 had, but it remains to be seen if FSR will start seeing broad adoption in more popular games.
     
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    Upcoming games like FC6 will have it and also RDR2 and current games will soon have it as well!.



    Tbh Im pretty excited about it and it'll give GTX and older GPUs some new life!.
     
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    Jarrod's Strix G15 Advantage review just dropped.



    Aside from the lack of a webcam or MUX, what bothers me is the FreeSync range not extending below 60 Hz. I've always thought that was a key selling point of variable refresh rate technology - to reduce lag and stutter when performance goes below 60 fps. Even going down to 48 Hz, which is where a lot of desktop FreeSync monitors bottom out would have been good.
     
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    Maybe the WQHD panel can go down to 48hz?

    I am disappointed that it only supports S0 suspend instead of the more standard S3. They could have at least made it a bios option for those who prefer their notebooks to not randomly wake up and cook in their backpacks.

    Linux support is also meh since every keystroke triggers the shutdown button. It can be overridden via a kernel driver but then you have dropped keystroke limiting to a max of 20wpm.. It also has trouble with managing the 6800m power state because of smartshift forcing the GPU to sleep via firmware, similar to issues the Dell G5 SE had with Linux for a good 6 months. Maybe 5.14 will fix it but so far I do not know for sure.
     
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    Seems like a not-insignificant number of people who ordered the Strix G15 are getting machines with 6800M GPUs that are not being detected by Windows.

    Best Buy user reviews
     
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    Possibly a liquid metal related issue, I saw this thread here (and images from a user in the comments):

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLapt...5_5900hx6800m_review_a_note_to_asus/?sort=new

    https://public.fotki.com/cmacclel/asus/

    So it seems that it may actually be safer to remove the factory liquid metal and repaste with traditional paste. The factory application may be a ticking time bomb.
     
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    Someone posted pics in the HUB Discord. If it is indeed the LM, that’s all the more reason for me not to use it.


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    Isn't the AMD side/version of MUX is referred to the Smart Shift?
     
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    Anyway, i've a very poor impression on ASUS heat dissipation design.
    I'm looking forward to the Lenovo Legion release of AAL which is now taking orders from appointed retailers. Pretty price hefty, as it seems they're jackin up the price, riding on the success of AMD fame...
     
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    No. Smart Shift is AMD’s version of NVIDIA Dynamic Boost.


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