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Friday, January 11, 2019

AMD Announces New Ryzen, Athlon and A-Series Processors at CES 2019

AMD unveils a variety of mobile processors for mainstream laptops at the CES 2019. These are the latest generation Ryzen, Athlon, and A-Series processors.

AMD Announces New Ryzen, Athlon and A-Series Processors at CES 2019
AMD Announces New Ryzen, Athlon and A-Series Processors at CES 2019

In the 3000 series of the Ryzen APUs (codenamed Picasso), AMD is changing production to 12nm and using enhanced Zen+ cores. This allows higher clock rates with comparable power consumption and lightweight IPC (Performance Per Tact) improvements. Overall, AMD speaks of 8% more power compared to the 1st generation.

The new top model Ryzen 7 3700U equips AMD with four cores that can execute eight threads. The base clock of 2.3GHz can be increased up to 4GHz. The integrated Vega graphics, however, has 10 cores, which are 1400MHz fast. The common Level 2 and Level 3 cache is specified by AMD at 8 MB. With the Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD reduces the clock speed to 2.1 or 3.7GHz with the same equipment. In addition, only 8 Vega graphics cores are available, which are also only 1200MHz fast.

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The Ryzen 7 3700 U should be able to process media up to 29 percent faster than Intel's Core i7-8550U, which is also geared to thin notebooks. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 3500 U should load websites up to 14 percent faster than the Intel Core i5-8250U.

At the bottom, the Ryzen 3 3300U and 3200U models complete the new process series. You have to settle for six or three Vega kernels. The 3300U offers 4 2.1GHz fast cores without hyperthreading, the 3200U two cores with hyperthreading, which are even up to 2.6GHz fast.

AMD Ryzen and Athlon Processors
AMD Ryzen and Athlon Processors

Another innovation is the first Athlon for notebooks for a long time. This is the entry-level model of the Picasso series and differs from the Ryzen 3 3200U only by lower clock rates. With that, AMD wants to cover the most interesting price points with the 2nd generation of Ryzen processors from the entry level to the gaming notebook.

With higher clock speeds and minimal improvements, the processor cores should continue to compete well with current Intel processors. In the 15-watt range this would be Whiskey Lake. However, in the 35-watt regions, Intel currently offers expensive 6-core, which the new Ryzen APUs can not match.

In addition, AMD also announced the seventh generation of A-series processors for Chromebooks. It should accelerate the browsing and execution of web applications by 23 and 24 percent, respectively, compared to the Intel chips Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350. For office applications, the lead should even be 74 percent. 42 and 43 percent more power determined AMD in image processing and online games.

The second mobile Ryzen generation is to be found from the first quarter in devices from manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo and Samsung. The first Chromebooks with the seventh A-series generation are the Acer Chromebook 315 and the HP Chromebook 14.

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