As anticipated, AMD took to the CES stage this week to announce new laptop computer CPUs. A lot of the new Ryzen 5000 cellular household of chips share similarities with the desktop CPUs the corporate introduced a number of months in the past, they usually’ll begin delivery with laptops from among the greater computer-makers in February.
The brand new chips are divided into two sub-families, each not less than partially based mostly on 7nm Zen 3 tech: there’s the H-series, which is supposed for high-end, performance-oriented gaming and content material creation notebooks, and the U-series, which takes intention at Intel’s dominance within the ultraportable area with a larger concentrate on energy effectivity.
The lineup’s greatest lifters are the Ryzen 9 5980HX and 5980HS. The previous is a gaming-oriented chip that will likely be unlocked for overclocking in some machines. The latter, in the meantime, is tuned extra for laptops made for creatives. Each of those (and all however two of the chips within the Ryzen 5000 cellular household) sport eight CPU cores and 16 threads at as much as 4.8Hz.
This is a chart together with specs for all of the chips introduced, from AMD’s website:
The U-series lineup additionally contains 8-core chips, however as you possibly can see, a pair 6-core ones are in there, too. Whereas AMD has been making rival Intel’s life tough in performance-oriented machines of late, Intel nonetheless dominates the ultraportable area (for now), so AMD is definitely hoping to attain some progress there. To that time, AMD claims that the 5800U can ship virtually 18 hours of battery life for regular use instances and as much as 21 for video playback. (Intel announced its personal laptop computer chips this week, too.)
On the gaming facet, AMD says the 5900HX beats Intel’s Core i9-10980HK by greater than 20 % in 3DMark, which actually appears believable given what we noticed on the desktop facet—although it might in fact be smart to attend and see benchmarks from somebody apart from AMD.
OEMs have already began saying laptops with these chips, so we count on to see these illuminating benchmarks as early as subsequent month.