If you need yet more proof that AMD’s modern Ryzen processors are on a roll, consider Lenovo’s latest move. This week, the company added Ryzen options to five different Legion gaming systems, spanning laptops and desktops alike. That would’ve been unthinkable just a year or two ago, but AMD’s Ryzen current CPU lineup goes toe-to-toe with the best Intel chips on offer. Not all of them will be available in North America, alas.
Let’s start with the laptops, since AMD only became competitive in notebooks with this year’s game-changing mobile processors. The Lenovo Legion 5 leads the charge. Available in both 15-inch and 17-inch flavors, the Legion 5 will be available with up to the Ryzen 7 4800H, which offers 8 cores and 16 threads with up to 4.2GHz boost clock speeds.
It’ll be offered with graphics options up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060—few Ryzen gaming laptops from any company come with a GPU more potent, sadly. You’ll be able to put that graphics firepower to good use on their blazing-fast 144Hz displays, and you can complete the package with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB of PCI-E SSD storage.