On its Radeon RX 7900 series RDNA 3 (opens in new tab) graphics card launch event, AMD announced its AMD Advantage program for gaming desktops. Just like high-performance laptops, the AMD Advantage initiative aims to create AMD-based desktops that deliver maximum performance and function seamlessly. AMD introduced one of the first systems of its kind at its event, the Millennium AMD Advantage Edition of Origin PC.
The AMD Advantage design framework for laptops combines the company’s leading hardware. It allows the CPU and GPU to work together to balance their power, performance and thermal levels to deliver the best performance and experience. Also, AMD Advantage Notebooks make extensive use of various clever software tricks supported by Adrenalin Edition drivers to improve performance and overall user experience.
For desktops, however, the AMD Advantage program will be a bit different as it focuses more on hardware and less on software. All desktop computers with the AMD Advantage badge use the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X or Ryzen 9 7950X processor and the Radeon RX 7900XT or RX 7900 XTX graphics card. In addition, all desktops participating in the AMD Advantage for Desktops program are co-designed by engineers from PC manufacturers and AMD, who ensure they are adequately cooled and reliably powered to deliver maximum performance.
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In addition to pairing AMD’s latest Ryzen 9 processor with one of AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards, the chip designer has special requirements for AMD Advantage systems. It includes use of a premium chassis, liquid cooling for the CPU, 32GB or more of DDR5 memory with AMD EXPO profiles, at least 2TB of NVMe storage, an 80Plus Gold-badged PSU or better, and tool-free access.
The Millennium AMD Advantage Edition desktop from Origin PC will be one of the first such systems on the market, as our Jarred Walton captured with his camera in the AMD showroom. In fact, the system is equipped with AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card, a liquid-cooled Ryzen 7 7950X processor, an Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard and DDR5 AMD EXPO memory.
The monstrous machine joins Samsung’s 55-inch Odyssey Ark 4K Quantum Mini LED gaming display. It features a variable refresh rate of up to 165Hz to enjoy high-resolution, high-framerate gaming on a colossal screen before the first DisplayPort 2.1-enabled monitors arrive in early 2023.
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“AMD Advantage [for desktops] goes beyond that by ensuring that every component from motherboard to NVMe drives, storage to power and everything else works together seamlessly and is tuned for maximum performance on every design and every quality metric,” said Frank Azor , Gaming Chief from AMD: “Whether you’re gaming, streaming or creating, AMD Advantage desktops are designed and developed with our partners to be the best desktops you can find on the market.”
System integrators participating in the program include CSL, CyberPowerPC, eBuyer, Falcon Northwest, Maingear, Origin PC and Xidax.