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Radeon RX Vega 56 Based Acer Predator Helios 500 Now Available, Starts At $2000

11 months ago AMD revealed its Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs, however, when it comes to gaming laptops and notebooks most manufacturers favor Nvidia GPUs. But, that is not the case with Acer Predator Helios 500 notebook which features Radeon RX Vega 56.

Usually, the laptop manufacturers prefer the Intel/NVIDIA combo for their gaming laptops and notebooks. However, While the Acer Predator Helios 500 does provides the same Intel/Nvidia combo but it also has an AMD only variant which features AMD Ryzen 7 2700 CPU and AMD Radeon RX Vega 56.

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700 is an incredibly powerful CPU and combined with the RX Vega 56, those looking to get an all AMD gaming laptop, Acer Predator Helios 500 is for you.

As for the Intel/Nvidia combo, the laptop features Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU and NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU both of which are quite powerful and offer incredible gaming performance.

Not only that, the Intel/Nvidia variant features support for G-Sync while the AMD variant will support Freesync. Furthermore, all of the variants come equipped with Full HD 144 Hz display panels.

The Acer Predator Helios 500 starts at $2000 with Intel Core i7-8750H as for the price for the i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 2700 variants has not been confirmed yet.

Speaking of the RX Vega 56, PowerColor is bringing its RX Vega 56 Nano Edition to Computex 2018. PowerColor didn’t reveal the specifications for the RX Vega 56 Nano Edition but did roll out some image for the upcoming GPU that is to be revealed at Computex 2018.

Speaking of the RX Vega Nano GPUs, a report has been making rounds on the internet suggesting that Sapphire is working on Vega Nano GPU.

This is according to a Reddit user, who posted an image of a naked Radeon RX Vega manufactured by Sapphire and according to the post, the PCB showcased in the image belongs to Radeon RX Vega 56 Pulse.

What do you think of the Radeon RX Vega based Acer Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Acer