We’re at CES 2020 and the announcements are coming quickly. On the PC processor side, AMD took the first shots of its latest fray with Intel with the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile.
According to company CEO Lisa Su, it is the world’s first 7nm processor designed for mobile form factors such as laptops. % jump in multi-threaded processing and 28% in graphics performance. The comparison pits AMD’s all-new Ryzen 7 4800U against Intel’s Core i7-1065G7, which is based on a 10nm process.
Thanks to the move to 7nm, the new Ryzen 7 4800U is also twice as power efficient as the previous second-gen Ryzen series (12nm), meaning laptops that use it will be able to run longer.
The third generation Ryzen 4000 series will be available in U (ultra-thin), H (gamers / creators) and Pro (ultra-thin) configurations.
One of the first systems using AMD’s new chip is the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7. AMD has promised a dozen more systems from various OEMs to come in the first quarter and more than 100 by the end of the year. ,
In addition to the new generation Ryzen mobile, AMD has also revealed additions to its graphics lineup. The new Radeon RX5600XT 7nm is said to beat Nvidia’s GTX 1660 TI by far – sales start Jan. 21, starting at $ 279. Laptop-focused variants will also be available.
Meanwhile, AMD claims its new Ryzen 7 4800h graphics chip for laptops is faster than its desktop counterpart. This chip is found in the Asus Zephyrus G14 – a sleek gaming laptop less than 18mm thick and weighing 3.5 pounds. The Zephyrus G14 will be available from February.
Intel won’t take either of those positions – the chip giant is due to show off its new stuff at CES 2020 in less than an hour, so stay tuned.