At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, AMD demonstrated its determination to catch up with its Intel competitor in the never-ending race for performance. The manufacturer presented its new series of microprocessors for laptops and ultra-portable computers.
Ever smaller, ever more powerful. At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the computer manufacturer AMD (Advanced Micro-Devices) presented the new generation of its laptop microprocessors. The AMD Ryzen 4000 series is the first of the manufacturer to benefit from the 7 nm engraving of its Zen 2 architecture and is divided into two categories. The first one, the 15 W “U”, is designed for ultra-portable computers. The second one, named “H” and requiring 45 W, was designed for gamer or creative laptops. Within these two categories, the new Ryzen 4000 will be classified according to their number of cores (like the Intel i3, i5 and i7 processors): Ryzen 3 to 4 “cores“. …the Ryzen 5-6 hearts and the Ryzen 7-8.
AMD certifies that the flagship of the “U” category, the Ryzen 7 4800 U, would offer better performance than its equivalent at Intel. This new microprocessor has eight “cores“… It can handle up to sixteen threads (or simultaneous tasks) and operates at up to 4.2 GHz in over-clocking mode. “According to the manufacturer’s calculations, its capabilities would be 4% better than the Intel i7-1065G7 for a single task, 90% better in multi-tasking and 28% better in terms of graphics. The first microprocessors in the new series are expected to be in the next notebooks from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo, which will be available in the first quarter of this year. A complete list of the features of each chip in this series is shown below. If with the Ryzen 4000, AMD intends to catch up with Intel’s progress, it should be remembered that the latter is currently working hard to revolutionize the industry once again. Indeed, Intel plans to move to 1.4nm engraving by 2029 at an insane rate.
AMD also took the opportunity to present a new graphics card, also based on a 7 nm manufacturing process. Based on the RDNA architectural model, the Radeon RX 5600 XT can push the resolution of a video game up to 1080p. It is equipped with 6 GB GDDR6 memory and a PCIe 4.0 connector. It will be sold to AMD’s partners from January 21, 2020 at a cost of approximately €250.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- AMD 3600. CMOS: TSMC 7nm FinFET TSMC
- Ryzen. Processor family: AMD Ryzen 5
- Processor Frequency: 3, 6 Ghz
- Processor Socket (processor receptacle): AM4 slot. Memory channels taken from…