During this year’s CES, AMD unveiled the latest line of Ryzen processors designed for laptops and notebooks. This year we get the Ryzen 5000 series, which is based on AMD’s Zen 3 architecture, uses an improved 7nm node, and the processors have up to eight cores.
As usual, there are two types of mobile processors: the U series for ultra-thin notebooks and the X series for gaming laptops. The series is led by the Ryzen 7 5800U, with eight cores and 16 threads, with a maximum boost clock of 4.4GHz. The Ryzen 7 5800U also promises more efficient consumption and will offer up to 21 hours of video playback and 17.5 hours of normal use.
When it comes to gaming models, AMD has announced the Ryzen 9 5900HX and 5980HX. And here we are talking about models with eight cores and 16 threads. The main difference is that the 5980HX offers a boost of up to 4.8GHz, as opposed to 4.6GHz for the Ryzen 9 5900HX. Both models have 20MB of combined L2 and L3 cache and a TDP of 45W or higher.
During its CES presentation, AMD announced that it would bring the RDNA2 architecture to mobile GPUs during the first half of the year. The company has not announced specific products that will be released.