Meet The XMG APEX 15 MAX, The First Laptop in The World to Use AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D Processors

AMD unveiled its X3D variant for the Ryzen 7 5800X on April 20, 2022 claiming to beat even the i9-12900K. While these claims turned out to be true, many wondered how far can this technology go. This CPU can pump out insane FPS numbers while consuming less power than its competition. For the sake of the argument, it even put the Ryzen 9 5950X‘s spot in danger. XMG seeing how successful AMD’s 3D V-Cache is, has now taken this technology to its mobile laptop lineup.

The XMG APEX 15 MAX

The XMG APEX 15 MAX has now been made compatible with AMD’s top-notch gaming CPUs through a BIOS update. Being the first laptop in the world shipping with AMD’s signature 3D V-Cache technology, expect no half measures. This laptop is equipped with NVIDIA’s RTX 3060, which can be upgraded to an RTX 3070. Many suggest that AMD’s own RX 6000 series with the included SAM support might have been a better pick.

Now, let’s talk about the CPU itself. Starting off, this CPU will cost you around €342 more than the base R5 5600X. Locked at 88W of power, this CPU can deliver optimum performance because its PPT is just ~20W lower than the actual TDP of 105W. AMD’s V-Cache does not translate linearly to synthetic benchmarks and heavy workloads so bear that in mind. 

Performance

As highlighted by Videocardz, XMG has showcased a few performance benchmarks and they are exactly what we expected. Following the aforementioned text, a marginal performance decrement is seen in Cinebench. However, the main deal is the gaming performance. This CPU can deliver up to ~30% more FPS in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider. In other titles, expect the performance uplift to lie in the same ballpark of 2030%.

Benchmark

Ryzen 7 5700XRyzen 7 5800X3DRyzen 9 5900X
CineBench R20 Single584556583
CineBench R20 Multi475746236350
CineBench R23 Multi120611164715697
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Preset: High)117152133

Release Date

This laptop can be purchased here at bestware. Note that the base-model ships with the Ryzen 5 5600X, an RTX 3060, 2x8GB of DDR4-3200 Samsung memory, 500GB of M.2 Samsung PCIe 3.0 x 4 NVMe and a 15.6″ Full HD 240Hz IPS panel. Up until the 11th of October, all configurations for this laptop are €300 cheaper at bestware. This makes the XMG APEX 15 MAX equipped with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D come in at around €1,420.99.

Abdullah Faisal
With a love for computers since the age of give, Abdullah has always sought to delve into the depths of information, and uses it as his guiding light. He believes success is of utmost importance as history is written by the victor.
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