Hardware Unboxed video omnibus

From time to time, we like to share quality videos from YouTube that we’ve found explore important topics related to AMD and/or the tech industry overall. The following are some of the ones we’ve found to be the most interesting in recent times from Hardware Unboxed.

Freshly-moustacheless Tim from Hardware Unboxed reviews the Ryzen 7 5700U and demonstrates with his usual thoroughness how it performs almost identically with few exceptions to the previous generation’s Ryzen 7 4800U. This is not surprising because the 5300, 5500, and 5700 models of the mobile Ryzen APUs all feature previous generation Zen 2-level technologies with some minor improvements. This isn’t the first time AMD has released a previous generation tech within the current generation’s model number scheme, much to our dismay. The conclusion is that this amounts to a re-release of the 4800U with a bit of spit-polish and shine – which isn’t as bad as it sounds, because the 4800U was an exceptionally good product for its time and remains so in the current market. Watch the video above for more details.

Similar to the 5700U in the video above, Tim goes into detail about the 5500U which, again, is very much like a repackaged 4600U from last generation, being a Zen 2-based part again. This particular mobile APU turns out to be a great value for performance combination and available in a variety of configurations from several vendors. Follow the link to find out more about this interesting APU.

Once again, Tim dives in deep regarding one of the interesting questions that has entered gamers’ debates about who has more right to claim supremacy, and that is do DLSS or FSR have a negative impact on input latency, and if so, which one is worse. The unexciting, if a little surprising, answer is that they both have a similar impact, or that is to say, very little at all. And that the FPS-uplift brought on by both technologies has a direct, and proportional, benefit to input latency, which is what we would optimistically hope for and expect.

While it doesn’t give one brand more bragging rights than the other with regards to input latency, it at least puts solid testing and real data to the question and allows folks to short-circuit any fruitless debates and dismiss them for more important ones, like…ummm….which brand has products you can actually buy.

Hardware Unboxed has a lot of other excellent quality content on their channel, and they are one of our regular sources of information on products and industry news, so check them out for more hard-hitting reviews, investigations, and more.

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