The upcoming Acer Swift X is a 3.1 pound laptop with a 14 inch full HD display, an AMD Ryzen 5000U series processor, discrete graphics courtesy of an NVIDIA GPU.

While Acer hasn’t officially launched the notebook yet, a listing for the Acer Swift X is live on the Acer Thailand website, as spotted by WinFuture. That’s how we know what the laptop looks like as well as specs and pricing for at least one model.

An Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3AD is expected to be available soon in Thailand and $900 will get customers in that country a laptop featuring a Ryzen 5 5500U processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.

The notebook features LPDDR4X memory, PCIe NVMe storage, a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, a backlit keyboard, and ports including:

  • 1 x HDMI
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB Type-C
  • 1 x 3.5mm headset

According to Acer’s website, the notebook also supports for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connections and has a fingerprint reader and webcam (with unspecified resolution, so I wouldn’t expect much). A 59 Wh battery keeps the whole thing running.

Keep in mind that the Ryzen 5 5500U processor may be part of AMD’s Ryzen 5000U lineup, but it’s actually based on the same Zen 2 architecture as previous-gen Ryzen 4000U chips rather than the newer Zen 3 architecture found in the Ryzen 5 5600U and Ryzen 7 5800U.

But you can still probably expect a performance boost over the older Ryzen 5 4500U chip. That processor was a 6-core, 6-thread chip that lacked support for hyperthreading, while the new Ryzen 5 5500U is a 6-core, 12-thread processor.

NameCores / ThreadsBase FreqBoost FreqCacheTDPArch
Ryzen 7 5800U8 / 161.9 GHz4.4 GHz20MB15WZen 3
Ryzen 5 5600U6 /122.3 GHz4.2 GHz19MB15WZen 3
Ryzen 7 5700U8 / 161.8 GHz4.3 GHz12MB15WZen 2
Ryzen 5 5500U6 /122.1 GHz4 GHz11MB15WZen 2
Ryzen 3 5300U4 / 82.6 GHz3.8 GHz6MB15WZen 2

According to WinFuture, there may also be an Acer Swift X with a Ryzen 7 5700U on the way. That’s also a Zen 2 chip, but it’s an 8-core, 16-thread processor with more cache and higher top speeds, so it should deliver even stronger performance.

 

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  1. Acer the most absurd keyboards!
    The one of a kind mess of the arrow keys and the merging of buttons with no separation (“enter” and the ones next to it).
    Who finds this comfortable ?
    I’m writing this from a USB keyboard plugged into Acer laptop 🙁

  2. Apple’s m1 chip has no L3 cache. The L2 cache is shared within the core cluster. The high performance cluster shares a single 12MB L2 (for 4 cores) and the energy efficient cluster shares a separate 4MB L2 (for 4 cores).
    The most cache a single thread can access is 12MB.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_M1

  3. Ryzen 5 5600u L3 cache is 16MB. L2 is 512k per core, for a total of 3MB on the die.
    https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-5-5600u
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_3
    Ryzen 7 5700u L3 cache is 8MB. L2 is 512k per core, for a total of 4MB on the die.
    https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-7-5700u
    I would not combine the L2 and L3 cache numbers as the maximum a single core can access is per-core L2 + whole die L3.
    For way of comparison, a desktop ryzen 5 5600x has 32MB of L3 cache, and can be fully accessed by a single core.