AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is undoubtedly the “King of PC Gaming.” because of the large cache. It can match the performance of the newest Zen 4 CPUs and, in a few cases, even outperform them in gaming. Additionally, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is also being made available in a laptop form factor for the first time since its launch.
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is offered by XMG as a programmable CPU in its Apex 15 Max laptop, which effectively serves as a desktop replacement. With these types of machines, mobility and especially battery life are forfeited, although it’s not quite an anvil: it measures 361 x 258 x 32.5 mm and weighs 2.6 kg.
It’s massive by today’s standards, but the size is rather reasonable, considering it’s a desktop computer packed into a laptop chassis.
Anyway, the standout performer here is the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. What makes the Ryzen 7 5800X3D so extraordinary is the inclusion of 64MB of stacked 3D V-cache on top of 32MB of standard 2D L3 cache. This provides the chip with 96MB of L3 cache. Other features include an 8-core/16-thread design with a base speed of 3.4GHz and a maximum boost clock of 4.5GHz.
The GPU options are quite limited, with only the GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6) and GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB GDDR6) available in mobile form.
The Apex 15 Max comes standard with 16GB (2x8GB) of DDR4-3200 memory, which can be downgraded to a single 8GB module or upgraded to 32GB or 64GB of DDR4 memory. The XMG has two M.2 slots for SSDs with capacities between 500GB and 4TB, plus a 3.5-inch bin for a hard drive.
In addition to its fast 240Hz refresh rate and 15.6-inch 1080p display, this laptop boasts a number of I/O ports on its rear and sides, as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connection. The Apex 15 Max is currently available for £1,379 in the United Kingdom.