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|AMD Revolutionizes External GPUs for Notebooks With AMD XConnect(TM) Technology in Collaboration With Intel and Razer|
Traditionally, PC gamers have been faced with the problem of choosing between gaming notebooks, sacrificing portability for gaming performance, or ultrathin notebooks, sacrificing gaming performance for portability. A lightweight notebook or 2-in-1 with Thunderbolt 3 that is compatible with AMD XConnect™ technology brings the best of both worlds to life -- conveniently lightweight on its own, but as needed, can easily tap into serious framerates and image quality of a gaming notebook with a powerful external GPU. The connection between the external GPU enclosure configured with Radeon™ R9 300 Series graphics is made possible over Intel Thunderbolt™ 3, and can be connected or disconnected at any time, a first for external GPUs.
"AMD XConnect™ technology is representative of the
AMD is also pleased to reveal that there is a notebook available today that can unlock the potential of AMD XConnect™ technology, brought to you in a historic collaboration with the Intel Thunderbolt™ group and Razer: The Razer Blade Stealth, a brand new ultrathin notebook compatible with AMD XConnect™ technology, and the Razer Core, an external GPU enclosure that connects to the Razer Blade Stealth notebook via Thunderbolt™ 3. When the Razer Core is equipped with a Radeon™ R9 300 Series GPU, gamers can experience desktop-like gaming performance in a convenient plug-and-play solution on a Stealth running an AMD XConnect compatible driver. Configuring the Razer Core with a Radeon™ R9 300 Series GPUs even allows gamers to play on the Blade Stealth's high-resolution IGZO screen, or connect to an external AMD FreeSync™-enabled monitor for a breathtakingly smooth gaming experience.
"The Razer Blade Stealth was developed as the ultimate Ultrabook™ for work on-the-go, additionally capable of transforming into a desktop gaming environment when connected to Razer Core, thanks in part to remarkable contributions from AMD and
"Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all," said
AMD plans to expand the list of Radeon™ GPUs that can support AMD XConnect™ technology, which will enable gamers to upgrade their enclosures beyond the Radeon™ R9 300 Series.2 For a list of compatible systems, GPUs and enclosures for AMD XConnect™ technology, please visit www.amd.com/xconnect.
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1 Not all notebooks or 2-in-1s feature AMD XConnect™ technology, and not all electronic graphics (eGFX) enclosures are pre-configured with an AMD Radeon™ graphics card and/or feature user upgradability. Base system's software package and BIOS must be configured to support AMD XConnect™ technology. System must have Thunderbolt™ 3 connection. Check with your manufacturer for full specifications and capabilities and visit www.amd.com/xconnect for a list of compatible devices. GD-86
2 GPU upgrade must be supported by the system and enclosure OEM. New GPU must be supported by AMD XConnect™ technology. Visit your product's support documentation for additional information. GD-87