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The fabled Ryzen 9 5980HX could finally debut inside the Zephyrus Duo SE 15

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15

AMD launched its Ryzen 5000 series mobile processor lineup back in January at CES. Most of the SKUs are based on the company's Zen 3 architecture barring a few that have Zen 2 under their hoods. With Ryzen 5000, Team Red has had decent success in the mobile space with even the likes of Razer jumping onto the AMD bandwagon. However, in all the design wins so far, the flagship 45W+ 8 core/16 thread Ryzen 9 5980HX SKU has remained absent.

That could change soon as today a listing of an unannounced ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 variant has been spotted on Newegg (via Laptop Under Budget) and the laptop apparently packs the Ryzen 9 5980HX APU. The new model is labeled "GX551QM-ES96".

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 with 5980HX Newegg listing

For those wondering, the ROG Zephyrus Duo is ASUS' dual-screen gaming laptop lineup that features the firm's ScreenPad Plus secondary display.

ASUS already unveiled its ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 2021 lineup earlier that sport other Ryzen 5000 processors. However, none of the three models so far have had the 5980HX inside them. The processors inside the three previous models are easily identifiable from their names. They are:

  • GX551QS-0131A5900HX (RTX 3080 laptop GPU)
  • GX551QR-0041A5900HX (RTX 3070 laptop GPU)
  • GX551QM-0051A5800H (RTX 3060 laptop GPU)

The new GX551QM-ES96 laptop appears to be a variant of the 551QM with the RTX 3060 but the processor is being upgraded from a Ryzen 7 5800H to the flagship Ryzen 9 5980HX. The display is also apparently being bumped up to a 300Hz screen from a 120Hz one in the 5800H variant. Most of the other specs appear unchanged.

You can find the details on the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 lineup here.

Source and image: Newegg

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