AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 5000 mobile processors
In September 2020, AMD introduced the first desktop processors based on Zen 3 cores, and today the architecture has been extended to mobile chips. As expected, AMD today announced the Ryzen 5000 mobile processors. However, there are not many details of individual models, but AMD is very optimistic about its prospects in the mobile market.
The new Ryzen mobile processors are set to be some of the fastest and most efficient CPUs on the market thanks to the Zen 3 architecture, along with the 7nm process technology. Looking at Intel, the company introduced 35W Tiger Lake-H yesterday. But AMD will continue to lead the way in multi-threaded performance as the new Ryzen processors offer eight cores even in Ultrabook variants. Unsurprisingly, the tests shown by AMD confirm the leadership in this discipline.
As AMD points out, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor outperforms the Intel Core i7-1185G7 in video encoding by 44%. However, according to AMD tests, the advantage drops to 7% in normal office scenarios. Despite the significant core count and the thermal package of up to 45+ watts, AMD promises a long battery life of 17.5 hours in everyday scenarios, but no details. The HX processors deliver the highest level of performance not only with high clock speeds but also with an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking.
Unfortunately, AMD didn’t provide various technical details during the presentation. The AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX will lead the Ryzen 5000 mobile processor industry with eight cores / 16 threads, clock speeds up to 4.8GHz in Boost mode, and 20MB of cache. The TDP is listed as 45+ watts and has Vega 8 graphics built into the processor. The next HX processor, the Ryzen 9 5900HX, runs 200 MHz slower in Boost, otherwise, the specs are identical to the flagship. The above-mentioned Ryzen 7 5800U for ultrabooks also provides 8 cores / 16 threads, the maximum frequency is 4.4 GHz. So we end up with a solid foundation for gaming laptops and ultrabooks.
There are the “junior” processors, such as the Ryzen 5600U or 5600H (S), up to the Ryzen 3 5300U, the number of Zen 3 cores has been reduced to six or even four, the graphics are cut to Vega 3. The table shows the most important technical specifications for the new models.
Along with the announcement of new mobile processors, AMD announced more than 150 laptop designs from various partners, including ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte, with a range of models up to 50% higher than that of the Ryzen 4000 mobile processors. The first laptops will hit the market in February.