AMD has officially lifted the veil on its powerful Ryzen 5, 7, and 9 5000 series processors. Conversely, the Ryzen 5000Us will soon land in our ultraportables, to save both power and autonomy.
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AMD is bringing the armada of mobile processors out of its design sites and showing it off at CES 2021. Seven new Ryzen for gaming and versatile laptops are emerging and will be found very quickly in many machines from Asus, Acer, Dell, or HP.
Their role? Against the new Intel Tiger Lake-H35 and current “Comet Lake-H” and upcoming Tiger Lake-H from Intel. First on the number of cores since it ranges from 4 to 8 and all are hyperthreaded. There will therefore be enough to run all your favorite programs and games.
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Then the gigahertz war will rage. AMD announces speeds of up to 4.8 GHz on the strongest Ryzen against 5 GHz on the most powerful Core i7 H35 unveiled last night by Intel.
The new AMD processors are named as follows, in decreasing power: Ryzen 9 5980HX, Ryzen 9 5900HX, Ryzen 9 5900H, Ryzen 9 5900HS, Ryzen 7 5800H, Ryzen 5 5600HS, and Ryzen 5 5600H. They should take the place of their counterparts within existing configurations during range renewals during the year. Or in machines specially designed for their transistors and, believe us, there will be. They will arrive in the coming weeks according to all PC manufacturers.
These new Ryzen will, for the most part, be paired with the new GeForce RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 graphics cards that Nvidia unveiled during its conference. And that’s good news, the current Ryzen 4000H could not claim it for technical reasons.
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Top power, controlled energy efficiency
All are built on AMD’s Zen 3 architecture, the one that was used to shape the current Ryzen 5000 for desktop PCs. It is engraved in 7 nm and should allow AMD to win the battle against Intel on several levels.
We, therefore, have on the same circuit: the cores, the cache, the different instruction units, and, also, in another corner, a graphics controller. The latter does not give the impression of having evolved much. It is still called Radeon RX and should be content to ensure its display partition for everyday apps and some games. For AAA, fully, in 1080p or beyond, it should not be counted on, however.
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With these new chips, AMD first of all want to make a difference in terms of performance/watt consumed. The new Ryzen would be gifted with improved fuel efficiency compared to the 4000H generation. A family of chips that had already set the record straight with the competition and which forced Intel to make extensive comparisons between its solutions and those of AMD during the launch events of recent months. An exercise in which Intel, ultra dominant, generally does not engage in.
Newcomers would consume more than 45 watts in some scenarios, a value identical to the current generation while deploying more wing!
The second angle of attack is of course the price/performance ratio: offering more (cores, gigahertz) for the same price, or even less than its competitor. AMD has a certain talent for that, there is no doubt that the machines equipped with these new Ryzen are, indeed, with the same configuration, less expensive than the Intel versions with or without the new Tiger Lake 35H.
U models, for ultraportables
We weren’t particularly expecting them, but AMD also announced new ultraportable PC processors, stamped with a well-known “U”. There will be five in all. The 5800U is the new high-end model in the catalog, with 8 cores and 16 threads. It would deliver better performance than the current Intel Tiger Lake.
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AMD, however, did not spend much time on their case during its presentation. What we do know, however, is that the two Zen 2 architectures (that of the 4000U) and the current Zen 3 will coexist in this range of low consumption chips.
For example, the 5700U will be on the Zen 2 model, while the Ryzen 5 5600U will have Zen 3 cores. But we will come back to all these details as soon as AMD has shared more information about them with us.