ROG Flow X13 GV301 convertible
ROG Flow X13 GV301 with XG Mobile
ROG Flow X13 GV301 convertible gaming laptop

ASUS ROG Flow X13 convertible gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS CPU and optional ROG XG mobile for graphics.

Asus ROG Flow X13 a convertible gaming laptop with a powerful eight-core AMD Ryzen 9 5980 HS CPU and dedicated GeForce® GTX™ 1650 GPU. The 2-in-1 packs big utility in a compact design.

Its 360-degree hinge allows easy viewing and touchscreen interaction to move from a traditional laptop mode into convenient positions for gaming, drawing, and presenting. 

The 13.3′ display offers a 16:10 aspect ratio with a high refresh rate of up to 120 Hz in FHD or 4k UHD panel in a slim and light 1.3 kg body. Asus says it is the world’s most powerful ultraportable 13′ laptop. It has an ultraslim 13” body which is 15.8mm thin and 1.3kg (2.9lb). The X13 Flow needs only a lightweight 100W Type-C adapter to run at full power.

Ports

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and
Power Delivery, Exclusive interface with PCIe 3.0 x8
and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0b, 3.5mm audio combo jack

Asus claims the battery life of up to 10 hours of video playback. It also comes with 2 way AI noise cancellation technology and works with any input device and output audio. It runs on CPU and noise-canceling settings can be customized for specific programs or apps such as voice chats.

Also Read: Foldable PC from Lenovo, ThinkPad X1 Fold.

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ROG XG Mobile

The X13 Follow has seamless integration with external GPU ROG XG Mobile. The ROG XG Mobile an optional accessory allows connecting external graphics by combining performance and versatility with true portability. Despite being 6% of the size of typical eGPUs, this device supports up to a GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU clocked to 1810MHz at 150W with ROG Boost. ROG’s exclusive interface avoids common bottlenecks and adds dedicated bandwidth for an integrated I/O hub. The XG Mobile must be connected to a power outlet to operate. It supports up to RTX™ 3080 graphics. The GPU connects directly to the CPU via a custom PCIe® 3.0 x8 interface that’s faster than Thunderbolt 4, and a built-in USB, SD, ethernet hub with 280 W adapter. Asus says the XG Mobile offers uncompromised power for graphics-intensive tasks like gaming, multimedia editing, rendering, and more. Its ultra-compact dimensions weigh just 1kg, making it easy-to-carry anywhere. Click here to know more details about ROG XG Mobile.

AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors

ASUS ROG Flow X13 convertible gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS is one of the first laptops to be announced based on AMD’s new 5000 HS and HX series CPUs. The 5000 series mobile processors based on AMD’s “Zen 3” architecture are highly efficient and powerful. The 5000 series include H series for high performance in U series for ultraportable featuring 8 cores and 16 threads. 

HX series processors provide performance for gamers and creators while the HS series are made for thin and light powerful laptops. The Ryzen 9 5980HX is capable of 23% increased single-threaded performance and up to 17% faster multi-threaded performance over the previous generation. As per AMD their Ryzen 9 5900HX, at 45W+ TDP, will power “2021’s best gaming notebooks.”

ROG Flow X13 GV301
ROG Flow X13 GV301

Its 35W power is tuned for ultraslim chassis but is still capable of scaling up to 54W when thermal and power headroom allows. Asus says a special Flow X13 Supernova Edition will also be available with the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5980HS, which scales up to 4.8GHz on a single core. AMD claims Ryzen 9 5980HS performs better than Intel’s Core i9-10980HK on Cinebench R20 in both single-thread performance (601 to Intel’s 514) and multi-thread performance (4349 to the i9’s 3892).

Check the detailed specs of the ROG Flow X13 GV301 models on the Asus ROG website here.

Also Read: Apple’s M1 chip has the fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer.

AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS

Specifications
# of CPU Cores
8
# of Threads
16
# of GPU Cores
8
Base Clock
3.0GHz
Max Boost Clock 
Up to 4.8GHz
Total L2 Cache
4MB
Total L3 Cache
16MB
CMOS
TSMC 7nm FinFET
Package
FP6
PCI Express® Version
PCIe® 3.0
Default TDP / TDP
35W
Max Temps
105°C
System MemorySystem Memory Type
DDR4 – Up to 3200MHz
LPDDR4 – Up to 4266MHz
Graphics SpecificationsGraphics Frequency
2100 MHz
Graphics Model
AMD Radeon™ Graphics
Graphics Core Count
8
Key FeaturesSupported Technologies
AMD “Zen 3” Core Architecture
Display Port
Yes
HDMI™
Yes
FoundationProduct Family
AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Product Line
AMD Ryzen™ 9 Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics
Platform
Laptop
OPN Tray
100-000000474
Launch Date
1/12/2021
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