MSI Alpha 15 – World’s First RX 5500M Gaming Laptop!

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MSI just unveiled the Alpha 15 – the world’s first gaming laptop to feature the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the MSI Alpha 15 gaming laptop!

MSI Alpha 15 gaming laptop

The MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop

The MSI Alpha 15 is not only powered by the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU, it runs on the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile processor, up to the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H!

The processor and GPU are kept cool by Cooler Boost 5, which features separate heatsinks with 7 heat pipes and two fans, to ensure peak performance even during the most strenuous gaming sessions.

The Official AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series Tech Briefing!

The MSI Alpha 15 has a large 15.6-inch IPS display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. MSI offers high-refresh rate options of 120 Hz, 144 Hz and even 240 Hz, and a tear-free experience through AMD FreeSync.

It also comes with larger speakers with independent sound chambers that are 5X larger than the competition. This, MSI says, will deliver a louder sound with more resonance and clarity. You are covered even if you are using headphones – it supports Hi-Res Audio for the best possible audio quality.

Finally, the Alpha 15 boasts a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with per-key RGB lighting, with a red LED backlit option.

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MSI Alpha 15 Specifications

MSI is offering two variants of the Alpha 15 – A3DDK and the A3DD, and here are their specifications :

SpecificationsMSI Alpha 15 (A3DDK)MSI Alpha 15 (A3DD)
Display15.6-inch IPS display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
144 Hz / 240 Hz options
15.6-inch IPS display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
120 Hz / 144 Hz options
OSMicrosoft Windows 10 Home / Professional
CPUUp to 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 H-class processor
GraphicsAMD Radeon RX 5500M with 4 GB GDDR6
Memory2 x DDR4 memory slots (up to 64 GB)
Storage1 x M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
1 x 2.5-inch SATA HDD
ConnectivityLAN : Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi : 802.11 ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
LAN : Killer Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi : 802.11 ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
WebcamHD webcam (720p @ 30 fps)
KeyboardPer-Key RGB Backlit KeyboardPer-Key RGB Backlit Keyboard
Red Backlit Keyboard option
Audio2 x 2 watt speakers
I/O Ports1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x microSD card reader
1 x HDMI (4K @ 60 Hz)
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x Microphone in
1 x Headphone out (HiFi / SPDIF)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x SDXC / SD card reader
1 x HDMI (4K @ 60 Hz)
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x Microphone in
1 x Headphone out (HiFi / SPDIF)
Battery6-Cell Li-Ion Battery (51 Whr)
Charging180 W AC adapter
Dimensions357.7 mm wide
248 mm deep
27.5 mm thick
Weight2.3 kg


The AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU

The AMD Radeon RX 5500M actually use the same AMD Navi GPU as the desktop-class Radeon RX 5500, with 22 Compute Units with 1408 stream processors and a 128-bit memory interface.

The only difference is the mobile GPU has lower clock speeds, and 4 GB of GDDR6 memory, with a nominal TGP of 85 watts.

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AMD Radeon RX 5500M

SpecificationsRadeon RX 5500Radeon RX 5500M
Transistors6.4 billion6.4 billion
Fab Process7 nm7 nm
Total Graphics Power150 W85 W (nominal)
Stream Processors14081408
Game Clock1717 MHz1448 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHz1645 MHz
Max. Texture Rate162.4 GT/s144.8 GT/s
Max. Pixel Rate88.6 GP/s79.0 GP/s
Memory Size4 GB / 8 GB4 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Bus Width128-bit128-bit
Bandwidth224 GB/s224 GB/s
PCIe InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8PCIe 4.0 x8


Get A FREE Game With The MSI Alpha 15!

The MSI Alpha 15 qualifies for the AMD Raise The Game promotion, which gives you a FREE game – either Borderland 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

AMD Raise the Game Ghost Recon Borderlands 3

  • Promotion Date : Until 31 December 2019, or while stocks last
  • Redemption Date : Until 30 January 2020
  • Applicable Regions : North America, EMEA, APJ, Taiwan / Hong Kong, LATAM
  • Not Valid In These Regions : China, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Iran


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