TUXEDO Sirius 16 – Gen1: The world's first AMD Linux gaming notebook - TUXEDO Computers

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TUXEDO Sirius 16 – Gen1: The world's first AMD Linux gaming notebook

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and a binary star system. With the new TUXEDO Sirius 16 - Gen1, TUXEDO is breaking new ground and launching the first and long-awaited full AMD Linux gaming notebook named after the celestial body, especially since the Sirius 16 is also powered by a particularly exciting binary star, consisting of the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS and the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT.

Ryzen 7 7840HS: Great power efficiency and high performance for Linux gaming

With 8 cores and 16 threads, the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS seems to be inferior to the competition from Intel on paper, but thanks to its modern manufacturing process in 4 nm, it can boast with a great energy efficiency, which provides performance levels on par with the 14-core competitor Core i7-13700H.

Compared to the previous generation (Zen 3+ / 6 nm), the Zen 4 CPU achieves improved performance-per-watt with around 13% better single-core and 17% faster multicore performance than the smaller Ryzen 7 7735HS or the popular last-gen Ryzen 7 6800H.

In combination with the budget-friendly price and excellent low-load power draw for longer battery runtimes (80Wh; internally screwed), the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS qualifies as a great all-rounder for work & play.

While AMD specifies the Ryzen 7 7840HS with a standard TDP of up to 54 watts, the Sirius 16 pushes it to up to 80 watts under CPU-only load. When the Radeon RX 7600M XT is utilized at the same time (“cross loading”), the TDP is limited to 54 watts in order to still provide far more than enough performance for gaming but also to ensure sufficient cooling for the AMD dGPU.

Rare yet fast graphics star: AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT

The Sirius 16 is an absolute novelty in the TUXEDO Computers product line as well as in the Linux cosmos when it comes to the choice of graphics processors: As rarely as GPUs from AMD can generally be found in notebooks, the TUXEDO Sirius 16 is unique as the first Linux-optimized notebook with a dedicated AMD graphics card.

For its maiden flight, the gaming notebook has AMD’s second-fastest mobile GPU on board, the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT, which is based on the modern RDNA 3 architecture, has 32 computing units with a clock speed of up to 2300 MHz and includes 8 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory. Depending on the simultaneous CPU load, the TGP (Total Graphics Power) lies between 120 and 130 watts.

In terms of performance, the Radeon RX 7600M XT is on par with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, which is specified with a similar TGP of 115 watts and equally equipped with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM, placing it in the upper mid-range of dedicated notebook graphics cards.

All-aluminum build with subtle gaming aesthetics and RGB lighting

It’s not just the inner values that matter: According to this concept, the 2.2 cm slim 16.1-inch laptop is dressed in a robust and haptically appealing all-aluminum chassis that weighs 2.3 kg, which is below average for a notebook of this size and performance class. The gunmetal grey color and the slightly rough metal surfaces make the enclosure mostly insensitive to fingerprints.

In terms of design, the Sirius 16 flies in its own orbit: the angular, futuristic appearance is aimed at Linux gamers who nevertheless value a discreet and sleek gamer look. The metal arc hinges are not only eye-catching, but also keep the display lid firmly in place.

For RGB ambient lighting, the TUXEDO Sirius 16 comes with a color-adjustable light bar on the front edge as well as a per-key RGB-backlit keyboard, which features pleasantly colorful lighting and numerous animations.

High-resolution 16.1-inch display with 100% sRGB and 165 Hz

For Linux gaming in razor-sharp image quality and on a pleasantly large screen between standard formats, llike 15.6 and 17.3-inch, the TUXEDO Sirius 16 is equipped with a 16.1-inch display in WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels).

Combined with full coverage of the sRGB color gamut, the panel is suitable for semi-professional photo editing and multimedia use besides gaming, while the refresh rate of 165 Hz ensures fast reactions and ultra-smooth animations even in fast, competitive games.

Up to 96 GB RAM, USB 4.0 and HDMI 2.1

After the TUXEDO Polaris 15 and Stellaris 16, the TUXEDO Sirius 16 is our third AMD sibling to use new, non-binary DDR5-5600 RAM.

Due to the lower power consumption compared to the competition from Intel, the Ryzen 7 7840HS thermally allows the installation of two 48 GB SO-DIMM modules in addition to the normal 32 GB modules for a total capacity of up to 96 GB!

Even (much) more data space is available for mass storage: Two easily accessible M.2 slots after the removal of the base tray, which is covered by the warranty, can be configured with up to 2x 4 terabyte SSDs with a fast PCIe 4.0 connection.

The double star doesn’t do things by halves when it comes to connectivity either: 2x full-featured USB-C (1x USB 4.0 Gen3x2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 (40 Gbps each)), 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (10 Gbps each), HDMI 2.1 and RJ45 LAN (1 Gbps) are available. A webcam shutter and a fingerprint sensor (Windows only) are also on board as security features.

Pre-orders starting November 25th. Shipping starting mid-December.

The TUXEDO Sirius 16 will be available for pre-order on https://www.tuxe.do/en/TUXEDO-Sirius-16-Gen1 from November 25th for an entry price of around 1430 EUR (excl. VAT) with AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT, 2x 8 GB DDR5-5600 RAM and 1x 500 GB Samsung 980 SSD. First deliveries are going to start in mid-December 2023.

Like all TUXEDO notebooks, the Sirius 16 ships with full Linux support, including Linux-trained customer support, pre-installation of all drivers and in-house developed software packages, cloud-based services and the in-house Linux distribution »TUXEDO OS« (alternatively: Ubuntu 22.04, Kubuntu 22.04 or Ubuntu Budgie 22.04) (optionally with full hard disk encryption) and on request also with Windows 11.