Ouch: Linux Monster Laptop Powered by AMD, Not Intel

The Linux world has just received another monster laptop from System76, and the most notable tidbit concerns the processor that powers the whole thing.

While you’d normally expect one of the best Linux laptops out there to come with the latest-generation Intel chip, nope, this isn’t the case of the System76 Serval WS.

This laptop/workstation promises nothing more than insane performance, so contrary to everyone’s expectations, it’s not powered by Ryzen mobile chips, but by desktop-optimized 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors.

The workstation-class performance is offered by the AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900, which comes with no less than 12 cores, being clocked at 3.1 GHz at normal speeds and 4.3 GHz in turbo mode.

“Having this kind of desktop-calibur power in a laptop body helps if you need to run complex simulations at your desk or quickly render 3D scenes while on the road. Another bonus: AMD CPUs are known for havin… (read more)

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