I have been keeping a close watch on the desktop hardware; especially the chips coming in from AMD. I am not sure about the ARM architecture from Mac as they are going to be mated to the MacOS and by all indications, it is an unpolished interface. I have written about it before and I believe that on premises hardware will be more cost effective than the “cloud computing”; especially for the healthcare sector.
For additional connectivity, we expect the Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors to also keep the same as the previous generation: eight lanes of PCIe 3.0, support for NVMe and SATA, and DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4X-4266. Again, leveraging the previous generation design helps AMD’s generational time-to-market (something that AMD has been saying it needs to keep track to), but we do perhaps expect updates next time around.Despite this, AMD is promoting the Ryzen 7 5800U as its most efficient mobile processor to date, citing 21.4 hours battery life on a 53 Wh battery during 1080p video playback with Wi-Fi on, or 17.5 hours in MobileMark 2018’s battery life test.
They haven’t made any significant changes to the GPU, but I expect some incremental breakthroughs this year from the NVidia. Expect some hype around this too.