Alongside AMD’s highly anticipated Threadripper CPU and high-performance 1080p gaming GPU’s, comes another impressive arrival in their hardware arsenal. The new Ryzen 4000-series laptop processors.
The new laptop chips are going to be based on Zen 2 architecture, being fabricated on the 7-nanometer node by TSMC. AMD announced that the 3rd Gen 4000-series chips will be implemented across all form factors, with three specific CPU’s designed for specific demographics.
The U-series processor will be designed for ultrathin laptops, H-series processors will be for gamers and creators, while the Pro series will be held back for ultrathin professional laptops.
The processors have been designed to work alongside a new technology called SmartShift, which provides power dynamically between the CPU and GPU in order to optimize performance depending on what kind of task you are performing.
Ryzen 7 4800U & 4800H
AMD’s 4800U will be the flagship laptop CPU in the new lineup, and will come equipped with 8-cores and 16-threads. The chip will come with a boosted clock speed of 4.2GHz, and a base frequency of 1.8GHz – Pretty impressive figures when you consider the power comes from a 15-watt chip.
The 4800U chip is being compared to Intel’s Core i7-1065G7 CPU; based on recent AMD tests though, the Ryzen 7 has an impressive 90% multi-thread performance increase over its rival.
The 4800H, which has been tailored towards gamers and creators, has a similar set of specs to the 4800U. It comes equipped with 8-cores, 16-threads, and a boost clock speed of 4.2GHz.
This processor is said to deliver faster performance at 45 watts than its 95-watt desktop processor competitors.
Ryzen 4000-series Laptops
Historically, AMD components haven’t been a massive hit with the laptop makers. However, that might be a trend that is set to change this 2020.
AMD have promised over a dozen Ryzen 4000-powered laptops in just the first quarter of 2020, with projected figures of more than 100 by the end of the year. Very bold to say the least.
AMD went as far as name dropping several laptops that would play host to their new CPU’s, with Lenovo’s Slim 7 accommodating a Ryzen 4000 U-series.
Gamers will be happy to see the H-series Ryzen 4000 chip implemented into ASUS’ ROG Zephyrus G14 when it’s set to launch in February of this year.