Frank Azor, Chief Gaming Solutions Architect at AMD, revealed that AMD SmartShift technology will be exclusive to Dell, or better said, a single company laptop, the Dell G5 15 SE, revealing that the company is working to expand the number of teams that support this technology, but that will materialize from next year.
“It’s a whole new technology and for @Dell being the first to be interested. This year no more laptops with SmartShift technology will come, but the team is working hard to have more options as soon as possible by 2021.”
This technology means that, for example, the laptop’s cooling system has a maximum TDP of 180W: 60W for the CPU and 120W for the GPU. If a game squeezes the CPU a little, that unused consumption is released and goes to the GPU (overclock), which can make us go to 40W and 140W, but in the end, the maximum consumption, in general, will remain the same, 180W, and the cooling system will be adapted for those 180W.
In this case, this technology will be used in a computer-based on an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H together with an AMD Radeon RX 5600M. And if we look at other products, for example, the PlayStation 5 also implements similar technology, hoping that the Xbox Series X will also make use of it for better performance in specific circumstances.
Currently, for sale, the best portable graphics card from AMD is the Radeon RX 5500M, so really this technology does not matter much, for now, in the future it would be more interesting to find it in some system with a high-end graphics such as a Radeon RX 5700M or already with RDNA2 graphics.