There is always something better around the corner but come CES 2022, just a few weeks away, we may see laptops launched with a double dose of the latest and greatest technologies. We are pretty certain that Intel is going to be releasing the Alder Lake-P processors for performance laptops at CES 2022 or thereabouts, but we haven’t had much in the way of solid information regarding what Nvidia or AMD will rustle up for early next year. Thanks to a leak by the Bluetooth SIG, via MyLaptopGuide and WCCFTech, we now have a clearer view of some tantalising performance laptop prospects.
The source says that it uncovered a listing by the Bluetooth SIG for variants of a new Asus laptop dubbed the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX 650. There are three variants shown in the screenshot provided above, with different suffixes (RX, RW, and RM), likely denoting varying base specs.
Faster CPUs and GPUs for 2022
We don’t have a screenshot of the specs listings, or anything deeper than the codenames from the Bluetooth SIG but MyLaptopGuide asserts that it dug deeper to find the specs were thoroughly modern. Above you can see the new dual-screen laptop will feature a choice of AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors (Rembrandt H, Zen 3+, 6nm) up to the 8C/16T Ryzen 9 6900HX, and an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti discrete GPU.
WCCFTech reckons it has more to share with regard to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in the laptop, from earlier leaks it has seen. The tech site says that this is a considerable upgrade for mobile graphics with a new Ampere GA103 GPU sporting 58 CUs, 7,424 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1,395MHz, and 16GB of 12Gbps GDDR6 on a 256-bit bus, and it will have a TDP between 150W and 200W.
Other niceties this laptop will offer include a fast 16-inch FHD screen at up to 300Hz, 16GB DDR5-4800 memory as standard, as well as a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. This top model isn’t going to be cheap, and it will be interesting to see if there are other unannounced revamped mobile GPUs in this range (e.g. a 3070- or 3060-based model), with lower entry prices.