The first all-AMD Linux gaming laptop is the Tuxedo Sirius 16

Linux gaming is gaining traction.

Sirius 16 Linux gaming laptop on top of a command prompt background.
Background by Gabriel Heinzer.

Tuxedo has announced the Sirius 16 gaming laptop powered by AMD’s Ryzen and Radeon chips. Compatible with Linux from the get go, this portable PC releases later this year.

Claimed to be the first all-AMD Linux gaming laptop, the Sirius 16 comes equipped with a 16.1in IPS display rocking a WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution. Being a gaming product, the laptop also targets a 165Hz refresh rate for smooth animations alongside full coverage of the sRGB colour gamut. Meanwhile, brightness maxes out at 300nits, with contrast at 1000:1. Typical IPS specs, then.

The Ryzen 7 7840HS plus Radeon RX 7600M XT 8GB combo looks like a good fit. The former packs eight cores and 16 threads, providing performance on par with the Core i7-13700H, according to Tuxedo. For memory, you will have many choices, topping at a lofty 96GB using dual 48GB DDR5-5600 SO-DIMM modules.

Sirius 16 Linux gaming laptop keyboard with backlit keys.

The Sirius 16 is configured to push the Ryzen 7 7840HS to 80W under CPU-only loads, instead of AMD’s 54W. Similarly, the RX 7600M XT can consume up to 130W. There’s an 80Wh battery ensconced in a grey aluminium chassis with an RGB-lit keyboard and a light strip in the front. When folded, the device measures 2.2 cm high and weighs 2.3 kg.

Note that the Sirius 16 includes a MUX switch which allows you to use this laptop in two modes: a Hybrid Graphics Mode for higher efficiency or a Discrete Mode for maximum performance.

Two M.2 slots are found underneath the laptop’s cover, which are configurable with dual 4TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSDs. And the best part, you won’t lose your warranty when upgrading them.

All sides of the Sirius 16 Linux gaming laptop.

On the I/O side, there’s one USB 4 Type-C, another USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 10Gbps Type-A, HDMI 2.1, and Gigabit Ethernet. Not to forget Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and the full HD webcam. For audio, you have a choice between the four integrated speakers (2x2W plus 2x1W) or two 3.5mm audio jacks. There is also a fingerprint sensor, but it only works on Microsoft’s operating system.

Like all Tuxedo notebooks, the Sirius 16 ships with full Linux support, including Linux-trained customer support, pre-installation of all drivers and in-house-developed software packages such as Tuxedo OS. Alternatively, you can request Ubuntu 22.04, Kubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu Budgie 22.04, or Windows 11. And that with an optional full hard disk encryption, thank you very much.

Sirius 16 Linux gaming laptop back view showing connectors and vents.

Thanks to Valve’s work on improving Linux gaming via its Steam Deck handheld, you should be able to play games directly. However, you are free to install Windows for a dual-boot system if you want.

The Sirius 16 will be available for pre-order here from November 25 at an entry price around €1,430 excluding VAT. This offers a Ryzen 7 7840HS, an RX 7600M XT, 2x8GB of DDR5-5600 RAM, plus a 500GB Samsung 980 SSD. First deliveries set sail mid-December 2023.