RTX And Ryzen 3000 Together? Socket To Me!
EUROCOM have joined the list of suppliers of AMD powered gaming with the release of their Nightsky ARX15. They have made a choice which is going to make a lot of enthusiasts happy, as the AMD B450 motherboard inside the laptop is socketed, not BGA, which means you could upgrade your laptop in the future. We can hope that this practice will become more common, as that would give AMD based laptops a significant edge over the competition.
You can choose from a variety of AMD processors from the Ryzen 5 3600X up to the Ryzen 9 3950X and choose to pair it with either a 6GB RTX 2060 or 8GB RTX 2070. Memory is dual channel, with up to 64 GB of DDR4 ranging from DDR4-2400 to DDR4-3200 depending on how much you want to invest in your purchase. The storage options are quite diverse, but unfortunately not PCIe 4.0. There is an M.2 2280 SSD which can use PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA III, a second M.2 2280 SSD PCIe 2.0 x4 and a SATA3 port as well for large, cheap storage.
The matte 15.6″ 1080p IPS screen will have a 144Hz refresh rate but if you really want to get crazy you can add in a Matrox TripleHead2Go add in card to add up to three external displays via DisplayPort. There is even an optional TV Tuner card you could request installed. Eurocom didn’t skimp on the audio solution either, a Sound Blaster Cinema 6 powered experience awaits you.
The list of peripherals is more that satisfactory, the RJ-45 jack is backed by a 1GbE LAN, with M.2 WLAN + Bluetooth available as well. There is a single old USB-A 2.0 but a total of three USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, two are USB-A and one is USB-C which can offer DisplayPort connectivity but does not function as the charging port; that is a lot of power to deliver over a USB port after all. The video outputs, without any additional add-in cards include a Mini DP 1.4 and an HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 support. As you might expect you get a headphone and mic port, and there is still a microSD card reader for those that use them.
The price on a fairly system with a Ryzen 3950X and RTX 2070 and 256GB 970 EVO SSD is just over $2600, so you will be paying a fair amount for the system but it will be impressive. You can even get really crazy and add in a pair of 4TB Sabrent Rocket SSDs in RAID, if cost is not a consideration.