AMD’s latest laptop processor will seriously worry Intel


AMD unveiled the Ryzen 7 4800U mobile processor at CES 2020, calling it “the world’s most capable ultra-thin laptop processor”

The Ryzen 7 4800U mobile processor is based on a 7nm architecture and features eight Zen 2 cores and sixteen threads, with AMD claiming it is capable of boosting clock speeds up to 4.2 GHz.

AMD even boasts that this new chip is more powerful than Intel’s Ice Lake chip, featuring a graph showing the Ryzen 7 4800U sees + 4% single-core performance, + 90% multithreaded performance, and + 28% performance. graphics compared to the Intel Core. Intel Core i7-1065G7 mobile processor.

Related: Intel Ice Lake

It should be noted that the Intel Core i7-1065G7 used as a reference is not Intel’s most powerful Ice Lake processor, with the Intel Core i7-1068G7 offering a higher base and improved clock speeds. . So it is somewhat strange that AMD did not use the most powerful Intel chip for comparison purposes, although this could be argued due to the difference in price and TDP.

It’s not just performance where the Ryzen 7 4800U excels, as AMD also pointed out that this new chip offers great battery efficiency. Compared to AMD’s previous generation mobile chip, the new Ryzen 7 4800U reportedly saw a 124% increase in performance per watt, maximizing chip efficiency. In theory, this should see laptops last longer before needing to be recharged from mains.

One of the very first laptops to see the Ryzen 7 4800U processor will be the Lenovo Yoga 7, which will apparently become the thinnest and lightest 8-core laptop in the world when launched in Q1 2020. Over Another 100 laptops are expected to launch throughout 2020 with the Ryzen 7 4800U chip.

Related: CES 2020

Ryzen 7 4800U Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1068G7
Cores 8 4 4
Son 16 8 8
Base clock speed (GHz) 1.8 1.3 2.3
Increase clock speed (GHz) 4.2 3.9 4.1
Graphic Radeon Iris More Iris More
TDP (Watts) 15 15 28

If the performance figures are correct, this is a worrying sign for Intel. Intel has championed its Ice Lake mobile processors as having the best integrated graphics for mainstream laptops, so it’s a real shock that AMD’s new chip would have a 28% performance advantage over the Intel Core i7-1065G7.

With AMD recently successfully closing the performance gap with Intel for desktop processors, it’s no major surprise to see them doing the same in the mobile processor space. Intel will no doubt fight back, having previously teased its Tiger Lake mobile processor at CES 2020, which is touted as the successor to Ice Lake.


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