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    The MSI Alpha 15 looks like the ideal AMD laptop.

    Ryzen 7 3750H with integrated Vega 10 as well as dedicated Radeon RX 5500M (Navi)

    https://www.msi.com/Laptop/Alpha-15-A3DX/Products

    Any ideas as to how the Linux support will be? How well do AMD hybrid graphics work on Linux and what is involved?
    Last edited by Lanz; 10-26-2019, 08:32 AM.

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    Originally posted by Lanz View Post
    The MSI Alpha 15 looks like the ideal AMD laptop.

    Ryzen 7 3750H with integrated Vega 10 as well as dedicated Radeon RX 5500M (Navi)

    https://www.msi.com/Laptop/Alpha-15-A3DX/Products

    Any ideas as to how the Linux support will be? How well do AMD hybrid graphics work on Linux and what is involved?
    I wonder the same thing.
    Dual GPU with AMD hasn't been any problem with the previous laptops i owned with AMD APU (iGPU)+AMD dGPU only use DRI_PRIME=1 for the dGPU (i have used HP pavilion 15-e061so and ASUS X550IU-DM001T with dual AMD graphics).
    I have an Ryzen based laptop with 2500U that works very well but i haven't tried a laptop with H-series APU.
    My previous experience with an AMD laptop with RX460 was that the fans was very loud but with Linux 5-series there has been some work with BACO (Bus Active Chip Off) and with Linux 5.5 there will be real BACO support (AMD ZeroCore Power mode).
    That means that the fans shouldn't be as loud as it was earlier with my RX460 based laptop (i didn't keep it for long since i couldn't stand the sound from the fans) but it worked as expected except for the Bristol Ridge FX-9830P that didn't have passthrough wide enough for the RX460.
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...D-Vega-12-BACO
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-More-Features

    What i really wait for is a Renoir based laptop with an AMD Navi based dGPU.
    Last edited by Nille_kungen; 11-13-2019, 01:47 PM.

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