AMD has announced the introduction of the AMD Ryzen mobile processor, previously codenamed the “Raven Ridge” mobile APU, providing leadership performance and a complete entertainment experience with optimal efficiency for premium 2-in-1s, convertibles and ultrathin notebook computers.
With a configurable 15-watt TDP, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processors combine the architecture of award-winning “Zen” x86 cores--featuring AMD SenseMI Technology processor-level intelligence--with revolutionary Radeon “Vega” graphics in a System-on-Chip design to achieve unprecedented ultrathin notebook performance, AMD said in a press statement.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, with up to 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance as well as up to 161% more graphics performance than the competition, the statement claimed.
“We promised to bring innovation and competition back to every segment of the PC market in 2017, and today marks the fulfillment of that promise for consumer notebooks following our successful roll-out across the consumer, commercial and high-end desktop markets earlier this year,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “Ryzen™ mobile processors offer leadership performance for everyday activities, multi-tasking, and advanced workloads alike, all while enabling amazing battery life. We are pleased to deliver the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, offering consumers the opportunity to get the most out of their digital lives through our OEM partners’ notebook designs.”
Consisting of up to 4 cores and 8 threads, Ryzen mobile processors include AMD SenseMI Technology and are designed for leadership performance in a sleek form factor. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor is the world’s fastest for ultrathin notebooks, featuring a 15W nominal processor TDP3,4.
In addition, AMD Ryzen mobile processors provide blazing fast performance compared to the previous AMD mobile processor generation, with:
- Up to 3X the CPU performance
- up to 2.3X the GPU performance
- and up to 58% less power consumption
Ryzen mobile processors also introduce for the first time:
- new Precision Boost 2 technology, which accelerates processor performance in workloads using from one to many CPU cores and
- Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR), which raises sustained performance in notebooks with great cooling solutions on notebooks certified for “Ultimate XFR Performance”
The AMD Ryzen Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics provides elite GPU performance-
- Delivers smooth and playable framerates at 1080p in popular eSports titles such as League of Legends™, Overwatch™, CS:GO™ and DOTA™ 2, in an ultrathin form factor
- Ready to power the most advanced & beautiful displays including HDR, Radeon™ FreeSync™ 2, and 4K monitors
- AMD is ahead of pace for its 25X20 initiative, with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor enabling a 5.86X energy efficiency improvement since the beginning of the initiative
- AMD Ryzen mobile processor is targeting up to a 2X battery life improvemen
In the coming weeks, initial systems powered by Ryzen™ mobile processors are slated to be available from top manufacturers including Acer, HP and Lenovo, with further platform updates expected from Dell, Asus and other OEMs in early 2018.
"We're excited to be among the first to bring the AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics to the market with our Acer Swift 3 notebook," said Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business, Acer. "Designed for a fast-paced world where people are increasingly mobile, the Swift 3 with the Ryzen™ mobile processor will help people power through their day and achieve more on-the-go."
"As the first to bring Ryzen™ 7 1700 8-core processors to gaming notebooks with the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC, Asus looks forward to introducing new notebook designs based on the powerful and efficient new Ryzen™ mobile processors," said S.Y. Shian, Chief Officer & Corporate Vice President, ASUSteck Computer Inc.
“We live in a fast-paced world where everyone is on-the-go, requiring productivity in thin and light devices,” said Raza Haider, Vice President, Inspiron & Vostro, Dell Product Group, Dell. “Dell’s Inspiron line offers affordable and versatile computing in beautiful form factors. Starting in early 2018 we are adding AMD Ryzen™ mobile processors to select Inspiron laptops bringing more options for powering cinematic and computing experiences while on the go.”
“HP continues to deliver PCs that drive amazing experiences for our customers,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP Inc. “By offering AMD’s Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics with our exceptionally gorgeous HP ENVY x360, users will experience a device that inspires creativity with superb performance.”
“At Lenovo, we’re constantly working on bringing powerful, intuitive computing experiences to our customers,” said Jeff Meredith, senior vice president and general manager of Lenovo Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. “People today need the right tools to get things done on the go. That’s why we’re excited to bring to market the IdeaPad 720S laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor. The IdeaPad 720S’ powerful processor, feather-light design and all-day battery life is made for today’s mobile multitaskers.”