XMG APEX 15
Full HD IPS Display
144 Hz | non-glare
max. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
2.6 – 4.2 GHz | 16 Cores/32 Threads
max. GeForce RTX 2070
8 GB GDDR6-Memory
max. 64 GB RAM
2x SO-DIMM DDR4 | 2666 MHz
In a daring balancing act, the unique XMG APEX 15 combines the best of two hardware worlds. For the first time, the concentrated power of AMD’s current Ryzen processors (codename Matisse) from the desktop sector is used in a gaming laptop – but paired with NVIDIA’s RTX graphics chips of the latest generation! This rebellious combination gives the XMG APEX 15 an impressive level of performance, as well as the generous interface connectivity of the desktop replacement device.
AMD’s most powerful Ryzen processors were previously found only in desktop PCs. Now, for the first time, the XMG APEX 15 has integrated these lightning fast CPUs into the portable format of a 15.6-inch laptop. With the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X model, the top configuration utilizes the current performance king in this class, delivering permanently high performance thanks to the first-class notebook cooling. This also compliments NVIDIA’s fast RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 graphics cards in their Max-P incarnation. Thanks to this unconventional, but winning combination, the XMG APEX 15 is not only aimed at demanding gamers but also opens the door to a new performance dimension for professional users.
But it is not only in terms of CPU and GPU that the XMG APEX 15 can more than hold its own against full-blown gaming systems in the competitive desktop PC sector. The versatile mobile device supports up to 64 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, two M.2 SSDs connected via PCI Express for maximum data throughput and an additional 2.5 inch storage drive.
Network communication is either via a Gigabit LAN port or a fast, low latency wireless connection via Wi-Fi 6. Players and frequent typers can take advantage of a keyboard with full-size keys and a separate number pad, with accurate and precise response as well as excellent feel and feedback. In addition, multi-coloured backlighting provides for individual customisation and ensures good readability of the key labeling.
AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors
The XMG APEX 15 utilises the unique performance of AMD’s Ryzen series desktop processors – thus a socketed instead of the usually soldered models found in similar laptops. In the top specced version, the Ryzen 9 3950X is a brutish 16-core CPU with multithreading support, that operates in Eco Mode with a TDP of 65 watts.
The 7nm fabricated AMD Zen 2 processors are not only top class in multi-core, parallel optimised applications, but also excell with groundbreaking single-core performance.
NVIDIA RTX for gaming and content creation
In order to provide a worthy counterpart to the enormous CPU performance on the graphics card side, the XMG APEX 15 partners with cutting-edge NVIDIA RTX graphics chips in their performance optimized Max-P design. In addition to an RTX 2070, an RTX 2060 can also be selected, in each case in the latest revision.
In combination with the strong processor performance, the laptop is not only aimed at FPS-hungry gamers, but is also the first choice in the field of content creation. Due to their CUDA architecture as well as dedicated RT and tensor cores, the RTX GPUs accelerate computing processes in the fields of raytracing and artificial intelligence.
IPS gaming display
A bright Full HD IPS display provides colour intensive viewing experience including high sRGB colour space coverage. In addition, a refresh rate of 144 Hz provides the optimal basis for an impressively fluid gaming experience.
But the display also offers all the features that are important for demanding users: first-class black values and high contrast help to maintain the best possible overview, even in dark gaming scenes.
Wide variety of connections
As far as connectivity is concerned, the XMG APEX 15 offers a practical variety of different external interfaces. These include four USB ports including USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 as well as HDCP compatible HDMI 2.0 and Mini DisplayPort 1.4, the latter also supporting external 5K resolution.
In addition to a headphone output, there is a separate microphone input and an integrated microSD card reader, which is ideal for easy data exchange using a memory card.
Robust heavy-duty chassis
The solid chassis of the XMG APEX 15 meets all expectations users have of a robust desktop replacement laptop. In addition to the torsion-resistant base unit, the display lid is made of metal, providing additional stability over a lesser plastic counterpart.
Due to the high 85 percent ratio of the display area, the thin bezel supports the display panel with a modern and minimalistic aesthetic.
” The world’s most powerful notebook has landed, with a bang. “
|” We know of no 15-inch notebook that offers as much CPU power as this one does. “
|” If you’re looking for pure CPU power on the go, there’s absolutely nothing like this[…]. “
Linus Tech Tips
|” […] this is quite possibly the most powerful laptop on the market right now for multi-threaded workloads. “
|” […] the performance is mind-bending and this machine does actually work – and I’m still not entirely sure I quite believe it. “
15.6″ Full HD IPS | 144 Hz | non-glare
AMD Ryzen 3000 desktop processors (code name Mattise)
Max. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X | 2.6 GHz – 4.2 GHz | 16 cores/32 threads | 64 MB cache | 65 watts (Eco Mode)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 | 6 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 | 8 GB GDDR6
Display, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, DP via USB-C connection: direct
2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 64 GB
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 3.0 x4 or SATA III
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 2.0 x4
1x 2.5″ SSD/HDD (7 mm)
High Definition Audio
Microphone with noise cancelling
Sound Blaster Cinema 6
Backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, 15 colour options
Microsoft Precision Touchpad, two buttons
1x USB-A 2.0
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (DisplayPort: yes, Power Delivery: no)
1x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (supports G-SYNC-compatible monitor)
1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2)
1x Headphone-Out (smartphone headset support)
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x microSD card reader
Realtek Gigabit LAN
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax + Bluetooth 5
HD webcam (Windows Hello-compatible)
TPM 2.0 (Hardware)
Area Fingerprint Reader
361 x 258 x 32.5 mm (W x D x H)
Ca. 2.6 kg
Changeable 62 Wh Li-Ion-battery
Included in box
Laptop (incl. battery), power supply, driver CD/USB-stick, manual