ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 Spotted With Flagship Ryzen 9 5980HX Zen 3 CPU
Unlike the more common Ryzen 9 5980HS, the Ryzen 9 5980HX is an unlocked processor with a higher 45-watt TDP instead of 35 watts. The Ryzen 9 5980HX also has a higher base clock of 3.3GHz versus 3.0GHz for the Ryzen 9 5980HS. However, it's still an 8-core/16-thread processor supporting up to LPDDR4-4266 memory with a maximum boost clock of 4.8GHz.
As for the notebook, the ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) primary IPS display with a 300MHz refresh rate. In addition, as its Duo name suggests, a secondary "ROG ScreenPad Plus" 14-inch touch display is also mounted above the keyboard. You can use the second panel to expand your screen real estate in supported games and to enhance multitasking in Windows 10 or Windows 11.
This particular SKU, which was first discovered by LaptopUnderBudget, comes with a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, but it can be configured with up to a GeForce RTX 3080 and a 120Hz 4K display, according to ASUS. You'll also find 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory (32GB maximum) and a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD. ASUS also provides easy access to upgrading the memory and the SSD if you aren't content with how the laptop is equipped from the factory.
Other features include the ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system with Active Aerodynamic System Plus and Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal thermal compound, ROG Aura Sync with per-key RGB keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and a 30-day free trial of Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Unfortunately, because the laptop is currently list as OOS at Newegg, the price for the laptop is not visible.