Ryzen Gaming Laptops go BEAST MODE! 💪

hey guys eber here with hard working acts and before i start this video i do want to take this time to send out my thoughts and love to those who are in india right now currently the situation is getting out of hand and they need as much help that they possibly can so what i’ve done is that i’ve left a few links down below where you can help support this cause because we need to help india breathe again i do have some family over there and it is not the situation’s just not that great so really we just need to come in together to just support everyone we possibly can and most importantly stay safe and you know just uh these are tough times but i’m sure we’ll get through this strong also any revenue generated from this video will be going towards supporting this cause so with that in mind let’s get to the video folks remember electronics no not electronics electronics they’re one of the small companies that are trying to bridge the gap between high-end boutique laptop manufacturers and the bigger guys like dell hp asus and msi in fact if you remember i checked out their rp15 about six months ago and it was one of the fastest ryzen laptops to hit the studio was it perfect not really i mean there were some concerns about the chassis and of course some other things and if you want to check out my thoughts on that laptop i’ll link it right over here but anyways today we’re here with another laptop

from electronics and it’s called the prometheus 17 ultra now that name is an interesting fusion of greek mythology where prometheus means god of fire and a modern marketing term like ultra where you’re getting the best the best in a way that’s true because you are getting a ryzen 5008 series cpu and an rtx 3080 that can be pushed to a higher wattage in beast mode which results in amazing gaming performance and the cooling solution is pretty robust to keep up with that but that doesn’t convey the whole picture you see there’s a whole lot more when it comes to evaluating a laptop especially when it has the term ultra attached to it so let’s dive in right after this the new n7b550 gaming motherboard from nzxt is something out of the ordinary the clean aesthetics with the metal cover is a minimalist dream come true you get built-in i o shield and headers that are laid out optimally for a simple plug-and-play setup the n7 also supports third-party rgb accessories through cam software available in both black and white models as well as intel and amd learn more down below all right before i get into the specs of this laptop i do want to talk about availability because with the current state of the market finding components let alone ryzen-based laptops with higher-end gpus can be a bit challenging now electronics is fulfilling back orders to the best of their abilities and due to popular demand expect some production delays now with that out of the way let’s start off with the price it starts at seventeen hundred dollars and for that you get a ryzen 7 4 800 h cpu with 16 gigabytes of ram half a terabyte of nvme storage and an rtx 3060.

the next tier is 400 more and interestingly that gets you an intel 10 gen 108758 cpu with an rtx add an extra 500 and you get amd’s latest ryzen 7 5800h cpu with an rtx 3080 featuring 16 gigabytes of vram our sample comes with a few upgrades like twice memory and storage which brings the total to about 2 800 that is a very expensive investment my friends but at the same time when you look at the competition that can offer 30 80s where you can push the wattage to higher levels i would say this is a bargain but hold on to your wallet right now because i will circle back to that value aspect at the end of the video i should also mention that if you spend 2500 or more at electronics you instantly qualify for a gaming bundle that includes a thick gaming mouse pad a lightweight gaming mouse and a gaming headset along with a 10-foot hdmi cable nice touch now from the outside there’s nothing really interesting going on with the prometheus the chassis is pretty clean and minimal it’s a mix of plastic and aluminum components and if you’re interested in giving it a unique look you can opt for this black matrix skin from dbrand it’s next to 10 and i think it looks pretty cool now right around the edges you’ll find the subtle rgb light bars and you can customize the colors through the included software keep in mind that this is a 17-inch laptop which means portability ultimately

depends on how big your backpack is given that it’s just under an inch thick you should be okay lugging this thing around but also you have to keep in mind that this thing weighs around six pounds so it is a big boy the hinge is not the strongest given that it’s placed at the center you will experience a bit of flexing when you open the laptop with one hand especially from the corners and i noticed some wobbling especially when using this thing on my lap keep in mind that this is a generic chassis that is being used by other manufacturers so there’s nothing really unique from electronics with the design on the prometheus moving on to the interior space and once again you’re greeted with a clean keyboard layout and a gigantic trackpad which i’ll get to shortly they did manage to fit a numpad but that shouldn’t be surprising considering the 17-inch form factor the arrow keys are positioned awkwardly they’re the same size as the rest of the keys and i find myself accidentally hitting the one key instead of up and then zero for right i should also mention that the secondary enter key is missing with the numpad so that might be an issue for people who log a lot of data in programs like excel or you know some other applications on the other hand the keys are excellent there’s very little wobbles so you end up with a rigid surface and the travel distance is perfect for a laptop keyboard you get a very satisfying feel when you bottom out i would say this lines up right along with the zephyrus g15 so you know if you’re a hardcore typist or gamer this won’t disappoint you they’re also led backlit and they feature rgb lighting it’s a single zone setup and there’s very little customization when it comes to lighting effects the brightness levels are pretty good it’ll get the job done for your night gaming sessions okay now let’s address the trackpad it’s really massive it’s actually bigger than my xps 17 which i already thought was really big it’s made out of glass surface which means

the surface is really smooth for navigating windows but my main concern is with palm rejection because if i place my right hand over the primary left and right buttons and if i try to move a window it just wouldn’t work now there is an option to disable the right zone of the trackpad which basically cuts the usability in half but honestly that just makes things even worse i was really uncomfortable using that setting and i feel like there’s a lot more fine tuning that still needs to be you know given to this trackpad because it’s just not perfect especially when compared to something like the blade 15 or even the xps series another thing i want to mention is the palm rest area because if you have small hands you might experience some level of discomfort trying to reach out for the keys because they are distanced a little bit more from the edges so that’s something to keep note of now i have big hands so i didn’t have any issues and i was pretty comfortable doing my thing and this is the webcam test on the prometheus 17 ultra now the quality is not the greatest in my opinion but i will say that the audio sounds pretty good especially compared to the razer blade 15 advanced model so that’s a good thing but i will say that because of how poorly strong this hinge is when you’re typing or just doing other stuff uh it might just start to wobble as you’re talking to somebody in a zoom meeting so just keep that in mind the speakers are located at the bottom honestly don’t expect too much guys because there’s very little bass response and the troubles sound too harsh in fact it’s just not a pleasing experience when

you’re listening to music or just watching youtube videos i would highly recommend a pair of headphones to get that job done i like the port setup on this laptop it’s spread across the left right and back edges and it has everything you need starting at the left you get a usb 3.1 gen2 type a port and separate audio jacks switching over to the right there are two more usb type-a boards but do note that they are gen 1 versus gen 2 on the other side and next to that is a full-size uhs 1 sd card reader it’s not the fastest out there but i appreciate this inclusion at the back there’s power in gigabit ethernet hdmi 2.1 and a usb type-c port with displayport pass-through i really like the layout at the back because it just makes cable management a lot more easier especially if you want to connect an external display and you just don’t have plugs you know around your mouse hand so good job there moving on to the display the prometheus comes in just one variant quad hd 165 hertz and it is an ips type panel with a matte finish i had no issue scaling this thing to 100 to take advantage of the extra screen real estate and personally i think quad hd is an awesome option for a 17 inch laptop it looks really sharp and the colors are pretty nice as you can see from my display analysis test it covers 99 srgb 76 adobe rgb and 79 dc ip3 so it’ll get the job done for photo and video edits and gaming and all the other things that you would do on a laptop but honestly if i were to compare this to the competition within the same price range i would have expected a better quality display especially something that covers a higher or better color gamut also the screen doesn’t get that bright it’s pretty dim i think the peak level is around three and 15 it’s so outdoor visibility is going

to be a bit challenging there’s also a mux switch integrated into the prometheus so that allows the user to switch between optimus or just run off the discrete gpu full time which i think is a nice inclusion in terms of upgradability you have instant access to two ram slots which are already preoccupied the primary nvme ssd is right over here and the drive speeds are good they’re not the fastest compared to the competition especially when you look at the right performance and there is an extra m.2 slot for storage expansion so back when i looked at the electronics rp15 last year i mentioned that their software in terms of modifying power plants was actually pretty good actually it was one of the best that i’ve ever seen but on this new one it’s not really that good you see there are three power plants which include office balanced and beast mode select any of those and you can click on either fan tuning to modify fan curves or overclock settings to modify the cpu and the gpu behavior even more in balanced and beast modes for example you can increase the cpu power level to 80 watts overclock the gpu and give it a target temperature and even disable or enable dynamic boost the cool thing is that if you disable dynamic boost the gpu can be increased all the way up to 150 watts which i think is insane but the whole interface in my opinion just feels a little bit clunky especially when it comes to saving profiles but i guess you just have to get the hang of it so yeah i just don’t feel like it is their best i think they kind of made things worse compared to their previous version which was on the rp-15 which

was great so that in mind let’s jump into battery life and well this is a 17-inch laptop guys with a powerful cpu and a gpu and a pretty small 62 watt hour battery and guess what that means some of the worst battery life that i’ve ever seen even when you set this thing to balance mode meanwhile beast mode doesn’t change all that much at light load since both are operating at the lowest possible frequency while loading web pages and if you’re wondering no office mode doesn’t make a difference here either but then again you can’t forget that this really isn’t meant to be a portable device it’s meant to be more of a desktop replacement than anything else of course things get worse when laptops operating at a higher load level but i’ve got to say it isn’t as bad as i thought when compared to some of the other laptops so while the power modes don’t make that much of a difference when it comes to battery life they do play a huge part in terms of performance especially the beast modes highest setting where things get really insane now to show that i will be marking the charts where you can read beast mode maxed so just keep track of that first up office mode which converts the prometheus into a power sipping laptop but that also means a lot of performance sacrifices meanwhile balanced and standard beast mode are pretty close to one another with just 10 watts separating them but man the max tilt beast mode really turns everything to a whole new level there’s something else to mention here as well while the power sliders were pegged at 80 watts it seems like that burst of current only came at the start with the laptop eventually settling down to a constant 73

watts now that all leads to frequency of balanced beast and maxed out beast modes all being within 350 megahertz of one another meanwhile office mode just completely cut speeds off at its knees so don’t even think about using that when you need to chew through super heavy compute tasks the amazing thing here is the additional 20 watts in beast modes maxed out setting leads to a massive increase in temperatures now in order to keep things at that level the cpu ends up reducing clock speeds and i have to say that’s a bit disappointing for a pretty thick 17 inch laptop meanwhile the other modes are a lot better behaved now that leads me into real-world performance with the cpu set to 60 watts and 80 watts now as we go through these tests it’s interesting to see where the 5800h in the prometheus ends up in most cases it trades blows with the zephyrus g15 which is a bit less expensive and it even manages to lose to the older rp15 in a few situations then again don’t forget the g15 has a more powerful ryzen 9 cpu to start off with overall though it’s one of the fastest laptops i’ve ever tested just not as convincingly dominating as you might have thought now if you thought the beastmode sliders were interesting for the cpu the gpu can get an additional boost of 15 watts bringing it from an already high 135 watts all the way up to 150 watts and let’s see how that affects the power temperatures and frequencies over time once again the gpu doesn’t really hit its power limits in any of the settings even with all the sliders maxed out but in office mode it actually behaves more like a slim and light laptop while balanced and standard b smart preset are basically the same thing and they top out at just around 125 watts it’s really odd to see none of the modes hit their wattage targets especially beast mode with dynamic boost disabled and the power slider maxed out to 150 watts now

normally i’d point fingers at temperatures but not one of the settings even came close to the 87 degree maximum and all had really well managed heat that’s a good thing but at the same time it doesn’t really explain the power behavior of the rtx 3080 gpu there might still be some limits in place that can’t be disabled through the software but that’s just my guess the one good thing is that pushing the gpu power slider to the max does end up giving you a pretty good boost in frequencies over balanced and the regular beast mode preset office mode on the other hand well that’s just all over the place as for in-game performance well yeah this thing is an absolute beast guys in most tests it’s right up there with the fastest laptops around but max sells those power sliders and it turns into the hulk and smashes pretty much everything but then again the rtx 3080 is also sucking down a lot more power than any other laptop gpu we’ve seen so far at the screen’s native 1440p resolution it remains ahead too but you also need to be a little bit impressed with how well the blade 15 advanced handles itself that thing has a much lower wireless gpu but it manages to hang in there but at the 150 watt setting and yep the prometheus powers ahead but this also goes to highlight how throwing tons of power at a gpu doesn’t give a linear increase in performance i mean the 3080 here is sucking back about 50 more power than the blades rtx 3070 but it gets at most about 15 percent higher frame rates as for fan noise all three modes behaved exactly how they should be with office mode being the quietest all the way to beast

mode being the loudest i think our best bet is sticking to balance mode to give you the best sort of acoustic performance switching over to surface temperatures and they are pretty good but i will say that it does get quite warm especially if you came a lot with an external mouse because that gets quite toasty so the prometheus brings a lot of interesting things to the table i mean the first thing is of course it’s amazing performance in both gaming and real world applications i love the ability that electronics gives the user to modify the behavior of the cpu and gpu rather than just having you know a bunch of presets like balanced low performance and all that stuff like which you see with other laptops the i o is pretty loaded and i’m impressed with the layout the keyboard is great i love the feedback that provides except for the awkward arrow key placement and the display is good i expect better especially for this price point but my main issue with this laptop is you know just with this generic design of course i understand that they’re using a generic chassis that other manufacturers use but this trackpad man like it’s just not the most comfortable thing to use also you know some people might find it too big the hinge is not necessarily the strongest and the webcam quality is just not that great so if you are purely looking for raw gaming performance you know i would wholeheartedly recommend the prometheus 17 ultra but personally if i were to spend close to three thousand dollars on a machine i wouldn’t pick this so that notes thank you so much for watching i hope you were able to take away everything that you needed to know about the prometheus 17 ultra let me know what you guys think about it in the comments i’m ebay with hardware connects and i’ll talk to you guys in the next one and please spend responsibly

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