Acer updates gaming PC with AMD Ryzen 7 CPU

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Jasper Ong, Acer Philippines' product lead for mobility, 2-in-1, convertible notebooks and projector, explains the features of Ryzen-powered Acer PCs.

ACER Philippines on Sept. 11 launched the Acer GX-281, the first pre-assembled CPU in the country powered by Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD’s) next-generation Ryzen 7 processor.

The new AMD Ryzen 7-powered Acer GX-281 promises superspeed data transfer, massive storage and expansion capabilities, stunning 4k resolution visuals, and Qi standard wireless charging.

The Ryzen 7 processor boosts the GX-281’s performance further with 8 CPU cores, 16 Threads, a 3.4GHz base clock speed which may be extended to 3.8GHz, and an Extended Frequency Range (XFR) for premium performance and processor cooling.

“The Ryzen 7 has grown a tenacious reputation among gamers and content creators worldwide for its exceptional processing power and surprising affordability,” said AMD director of Consumer Sales for APJ, Peter Chambers. “We’ve always been committed to innovating solutions to meet our customer’s needs, which we share with Acer Philippines in the launch of this new product.”

Sporting an impressive eight cores each with Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT), the Ryzen 7 boasts a 52% improvement in instructions per clock versus AMD’s previous best which means it is able to process more clock for clock. The Ryzen 7 also platforms single-threaded performance that heavy PC users such as gamers and content creators will surely enjoy not just for its powerful processing ability, also but its affordability.

The Acer GX 281 comes in two variants: GX 281 Ryzen 5 (P74,999) features Radeon RX 580, 8 GB DDR4, and 256 GB SSD plus 1 TB HDD, while the GX 281 Ryzen 7 (P96,499) features Radeon RX 580, 16 GB DDR4, and 256 GB SSD plus 1 TB HDD.