Dell Unveils 480Hz Alienware Gaming Laptops

Dell’s Alienware laptops and desktops switched entirely to AMD earlier this year, improving performance at a range of price ranges. With the addition of AMD’s newest Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU and 480Hz screens to its gaming laptops, Alienware is now taking things to the next level.

In addition to the Alienware x17 R2 receiving a “first-of-its-kind” 480Hz refresh rate display, Dell today announced possible upgrades and new configuration options for its very competent Alienware m17 R5 laptop, making it the “world’s most powerful AMD laptop” The Alienware m17 R5 is the most potent 17-inch AMD Advantage laptop in the market, boasting the new RX 6850M XT 12GB GPU and several AMD Smart Technologies

Here’s a quick rundown of all the AMD Smart Technologies that designers proudly offer with Alienware mm17 R5 in select configurations:

  • AMD SmartShift Max: Dynamic power shifting between a Radeon GPU and an APU improves gaming, rendering, and content creation performance.
  • AMD SmartAccess Graphics: Improve frame rates, lower latency, and save battery life by allowing discrete Radeon or Ryzen graphics to handle rendering and presentation while still supporting AMD FreeSync. Only available on certain models.
  • AMD Smart Access Memory: Gain an advantage when your Ryzen processors can fully utilize the Radeon graphics card memory.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: Enhances the user’s gaming experience with an artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate. For buttery smooth gameplay, this adaptive sync technology matches the refresh rate of your graphics and display.


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While any gamer will benefit from the smooth frame rates provided by this 480Hz panel, competitive gamers who play fast-paced games will immediately notice the benefits of the high refresh rates. These panels support AMD FreeSync as well as NVIDIA G-SYNC with Advanced Optimus. Any gamer who plays popular esports game titles can take advantage of the full benefits of 480Hz displays in this current graphics generation.

The Alienware m17 R5 provides extreme speeds and response times, allowing you to play your favorite titles with such smooth gameplay that it will feel as if the game has become an extension of your senses. The m17 R5 also features Alienware Cryo-tech cooling technology with a built-in graphics vapor chamber to maintain high performance when playing graphically demanding games.


Muhammad Zuhair

Passionate about technology and gaming content, Zuhair focuses on analysing information and then presenting it to the audience.
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