24 January 2019
AMD is also present at the CES 2019 event in Las Vegas to showcase some of its new offerings that will be used by the computers of near future. This year the company refreshes its mobile processor portfolio with a new lineup. The new chips are introduced under its new Ryzen, Athlon, and A-series series and these are based on the company’s Zen architecture. The lineup targets ultrathin, mainstream, and Chromebook laptops and according to the company, these processors offer more performance per clock than the previous generation.
Going inside the segment and talking first about the Ryzen processors, we have the new 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen 3000 series mobile processors that are built on a 12nm manufacturing technology. These processors are armed with Zen+ CPU cores paired with Vega graphics cores in SoC design. The chips have the same basic design as the first-gen Raven Ridge processors.
The lineup includes Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryen 7 processors across 15W U-series and 35W H-series. The 35W Ryzen 7 3750H and Ryzen 3550H come with four cores/ eight threads with 10 and 8 GPU cores. The former has a clock rate of 2.3Ghz, which can boost to 4.0Ghz, where the latter has the 2.1Ghz base clock rate and can boost to 3.7GHz.
Along with them, the company also brings in the new Ryzen H-series processors and these are quite similar to the U-series. AMD expects the OEMs to pair these processors with discrete graphics cards to power mainstream gaming notebooks for the better performance.
Together with the new Ryzen processors' lineup is the new A-series processors for the Chromebooks. These are AMD A6-9220C and AMD A4-9120C. Both of them pack two CPU core/ two threads and three GPU cores. The A6-9220C has a base clock rate of 1.8GHz, which can boost to 2.7GHz, whereas the base clock rate of A4-9120C is 1.6GHz and can boost to 2.4GHz. AMD has also announced the first two Chromebooks to launch with AMD A-series processor will be the refreshed Acer Chromebook 315 and HP Chromebook 14.
AMD has also brought the Zen 3-based Athlon Mobile processors as well so as to allow mobile computing to meet nearly any budget. The new processors will come with Radeon Vega graphics and three GPU cores with a maximum graphics output of 1000MHz. These are slated to be available from global OEMs in early 2019.