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ASUS confirms launch dates for new AMD Ryzen AI 300 laptops and they’re just around the corner

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Last Updated on June 26, 2024
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Get ready for a boost in AI performance, as ASUS has officially confirmed the launch date for its first wave of laptops featuring AMD’s next-generation Ryzen AI 300 processors, codenamed “Strix Point.” These laptops are expected to hit store shelves on July 15, bringing powerful Zen 5 CPUs, RDNA 3.5 GPUs, and XDNA 2 NPU cores to consumers. Let’s dive into what this release date means and what fans can expect.

AMD Ryzen AI 300 launch dates finally confirmed

The news comes after AMD unveiled the Ryzen AI 300 series at Computex earlier this year, but without providing specific launch dates. Now, ASUS has taken the lead in confirming that its laptops equipped with these processors will be available starting July 15. This information coincides with previous leaks from retailer Best Buy, which listed launch dates for ASUS’s Ryzen AI 300 laptops. ASUS’s official confirmation adds further weight to the mid-July release window.

Products in the launch

The company plans to launch a variety of laptops powered by the Strix Point APUs, catering to different user needs and budgets. Prices are expected to start at $1399.99 for the all-around Zenbook S 16 with the Ryzen AI 9 365 processor. For users seeking top-of-the-line performance, the high-end ROG Zephyrus OLED with the Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 will also be available, a CPU that shows strong single-core benchmark performance.

The Ryzen AI 300 series promises significant advancements. The Zen 5 CPU cores offer enhanced processing power, while the RDNA 3.5 integrated graphics provide improved graphical capabilities. The inclusion of XDNA 2 NPU cores is particularly exciting for AI-focused applications, potentially taking AI performance on laptops to a new level.

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Full inventory

Here’s a breakdown of some of the ASUS laptops confirmed for launch with Ryzen AI 300 processors and their estimated availability windows:

  • Zenbook S16 (UM5606): July 15, 2024 to August 1, 2024
  • Vivobook S14 (M5406): July 15, 2024
  • Vivobook S15 (M5506): July 15, 2024
  • Vivobook S16 (M5606): July 15, 2024 to July 28, 2024
  • ProArt P16 (H7606): July 15, 2024 to July 28, 2024
  • ProArt PX13 (HN7306): July 15, 2024 to July 28, 2024
  • ROG Zephyrus G16 (GA605): July 15, 2024 to August 4, 2024
  • TUF Gaming A14 (2024 FA4O1): July 15, 2024 to July 28, 2024

With ASUS taking the lead in officially listing these laptops, we can expect other manufacturers to follow suit as the launch date approaches. This mid-July release window signifies the arrival of a new generation of AI-powered laptops, promising to deliver significant performance improvements for both everyday tasks and demanding AI workloads.

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