AMD announces Ryzen 5000 series laptop microprocessors

AMD Ryzen 5000 series will now include 45 W+ options for elite laptops

Because as AMD CEO Lisa Su recently told CRN, the channel has become an "incredibly important part" of AMD's business, as the company is "growing by leaps and bounds in the channel".

AMD is taking the Zen 3 technology in Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs and bringing it to laptops.

Despite the pandemic in 2020, AMD had a good ride throughout the year thanks to the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors. However, these chips have the lowest clock speeds. As per AMD, the single-core performance will see improvements of up to 16% when compared to its competition.

Robert Hallock, AMD's director of technical marketing, said the chipmaker made a decision to bifurcate architectures for the Ryzen 5000 U-Series because it "really meets our customers' demand". You can tell which is which because the Zen 2 chips have less than half the cache.

AMD says this new core provides the industry's best performance and energy efficiency, and it also represents the greatest generation-to-generation improvements since the company launched the first Zen architecture, with a 19 percent performance boost per core. Moreover, these chipsets will supply main enhancements in each single-threaded and multi-threaded efficiency. All of AMD's disclosures focused on the CPU side of the equation, which implies the GPU isn't changing much.

The new Ryzen U-series processors include the Ryzen 7 5800U and the Ryzen 5 5600U which are based on the Zen 3 architecture, and the Ryzen 7 5700U, Ryzen 5 5500U and Ryzen 3 5300U, which are based on the Zen 2 architecture. The company also posted teasers for the upcoming Radeon GPUs for desktops and laptops along with the next-gen Epyc datacentre CPUs. We don't expect any dramatic core count expansions this cycle, and the new chips should drop in as replacements for the previous generation, as far as platform support is concerned. In single-socket performance, AMD claimed a 68 percent difference with the same Xeon system when running in a single socket. "We believe the PC has never been more essential".

Apart from the H-series, the new HX-series processors are targeted at gamers and creators while the HS-series processors bring the performance of the H-series to thin and light systems.

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