AMD introduces new Ryzen mobile processors
By Digital News Asia November 6, 2017
- Offer greater performance for everyday activities including multi-tasking
- To be pushed out to manufacturers like Acer, HP and Lenovo with more joining in 2018
AMD announced the company’s new AMD Ryzen mobile processor, previously codenamed “Raven Ridge” mobile Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that is primarily targeted at premium 2-in-1, convertible and ultra-thin notebook computers.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen 2500U processors combine the architecture of its “Zen” x86 cores with Radeon “Vega” graphics in a system-on-chip design to deliver greater performance for ultrathin notebooks.
“Today marks the fulfilment our commitment to innovate consumer notebooks following our successful roll-out of consumer, commercial and high-end desktops earlier this year,” said AMD’s senior vice president and general manager for computing and graphics group Jim Anderson.
He added that the Ryzen mobile processors offer greater performance for everyday activities including multi-tasking and advanced workloads while retaining great battery life.
With up to four cores and eight threads, AMD claimed that the Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks that offers up to 3X CPU performance and 2.3X GPU performance and 58% less power consumption compared to its previous generation of processors.
Packing Radeon Vega Graphics AMD claims the new processors deliver top GPU performance delivering smooth and playable framerates at 1080p in popular eSports titles like League of Legends, Overwatch, CS: GO and DOTA 2 to name a few. In addition, AMD sounded confident that it has enough power to display HDR, Radeon FreeSync on 4K monitors.
Below is a brief breakdown of the features of the two new Ryzen mobile processors.
In the coming weeks, initial systems powered by Ryzen mobile processors are slated to be available from top manufacturers including Acer, HP and Lenovo, with further platform updates expected from Dell, Asus and other OEMs in early 2018.