With streaming content, Virtual Reality and demanding graphics pushing the boundaries of mobile processing for for PC and mobile gaming these days, AMD’s recent refresh of its Ryzen family of mobile processing promises efficient performance for thin notebooks with a 15-watt TDP in the “Raven Ridge” mobile APU.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U combines the “Zen” architecture with AMD SenseMI Technology and Radeon Vega graphics in a System-on-Chip (SoC) design. This aims to provide 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance and 161% better graphics than the competition.
Both chips come with 4 cores and 8 threads, promising up to 3X CPU performance and 2.3X GPU performance while consuming 58% less power compared to previous generation of AMD mobile processors.
The mobile processors will also introduce new Precision Boost 2 technology to boost performance under load and Mobile Extended Frequency Range to provide sustained performance in notebooks with certified cooling solutions.
Onboard Radeon Vega Graphics promises smooth frame rates at 1080p for popular eSports titles such as Overwatch and DOTA 2 on ultrabooks. It also supports 4K monitors, HDR, and Radeon FreeSync 2.
The new AMD Ryzen mobile processors will make their debut on ultra-thin laptops from Acer, HP, and Lenovo in the coming weeks while other manufacturers comes in early 2018.
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