The folks over at System76 have been quite busy. A few months ago the Oryx Pro got Alder Lake processors and RTX 30-series Ti GPUs. And just last week they released the new version of the Thelio desktop with swappable accents. Now they’ve upgraded the Oryx Pro once more, both in terms of the screen and the RAM.

The RAM has been upgraded from DDR4 to DDR5. According to the press documentation, this newer class of RAM boasts “50 percent faster transfer speeds” over the previous generation while drawing less power. Particularly useful for those of you who work with large files/datasets.

The next big feature to come with this refresh is a 4K, 60hz OLED screen. So I guess I don’t have to complain any more that the previous-gen model was only available at 1080p. Plus, the OLED screen seems like a nice bonus.

They definitely did their research when it comes to gaming:

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System76 Oryx Pro comparison over last-gen Image credit: System76

Full tech specs are as follows:

Operating System: Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Firmware: System76 Open Firmware (coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps), System76 Open Source Embedded Controller Firmware

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core i7-12700H, up to 4.7 GHz - 24 MB cache - 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores

Display: 15.6" or 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Matte Finish or 15.6" OLED UHD, (3840x2160) Glossy Finish

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti

Memory: Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR5

Storage: 2x M.2 PCIe Gen4x4, up to 4 TB total

Expansion: 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x powered USB, Type A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x Micro SD Card reader

Input: Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chiclet US QWERTY Keyboard

Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5

Video Ports: 1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort (1.4), 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4

Audio: 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output), 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone), Stereo Speakers

Battery: Embedded 6 cell Polymer battery pack 80Wh

Charger: 230 Watts, AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz

Dimensions:

  • Dependent on display size (Height × Width × Depth):
  • 15.6": 0.98" x 14.10" x 9.45" (24.89 x 358.14 x 240.03 mm)
  • 17.3": 0.98" x 15.59" x 10.32" (24.89 x 395.99 x 262.13 mm)

Weight:

  • Dependent on display size:
  • 15.6": 5.29 lbs (2.4 kg)
  • 17.3": 6.17 lbs (2.8 kg)
  • Base weight. Varies on configuration.

Model: oryp10

I might be getting a review unit, so stay tuned for that! In the meantime you can order yours on System76’s website. Base price starts at $2,198.

Cover image credit: System76

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