AMD has announced a new high-end mobile processor, the Ryzen 9 4900H. Scheduled for release this spring, the 8-core, 16-thread chip has a base clock of 3.3 GHz increasing to 4.4 GHz on a single core. It also has 8 graphics cores running at 1750 MHz, as opposed to the previous top-rated model, the 4800H, which has 7 graphics cores running at 1600 MHz. The new 4900H however retains the same TDP of 45W.
AMD has had an incredible few years with its Ryzen processors, making serious inroads into a space dominated by Intel. While Intel is always ahead of the game when it comes to gaming, for anyone doing anything else with their machines, AMD’s Ryzen processors should definitely be on the shortlist, if not take priority, thanks to more cores. to play with.
There is one area that has always been difficult for AMD to resolve, however, and that is laptops. AMD has had competitive chips in the past, especially at the cheaper end of the scale, but where it has managed to get into laptops, they have tended to be uninspiring machines and have no had a real impact. That changed this year with its latest mobile processors, and several laptop manufacturers first introduced the AMD 4000 H-Series versions. The announcement of the Ryzen 9 4900H is a clear sign that AMD is convinced it has a future in laptops.
I’m still waiting to get my hands on some of these new Ryzen 4000 H-Series laptops as some of the launch models have experienced some delays, but I’ll be sure to share my findings as soon as possible.