AMD SmartShift technology will not appear in more laptops until 2021

published 05.06.2020 02:00

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If you were waiting for another laptop besides the Dell G5 15 SE gaming laptop to feature AMD’s new SmartShift technology this year—don’t hold your breath.

Smartshift, which can dynamically shift performance resources between a Radeon GPU and Ryzen CPU, is one of the highlights of a new era for AMD-based laptops, led by the impressive Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs.

But in a Twitter response asking where the other SmartShift laptops are, AMD’s Frank Azor responded with bad news for AMD fans.

With the performance of the CPU now proven, we expect to see more laptop vendors adopt Ryzen and Radeon parts.

The vast majority of the new AMD-based laptops aren’t focused on gaming either, Azor said.