AMD has long been unable to match Intel in terms of operating time.
It seems to be corrected with AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 series for laptops, which according to the manufacturer itself will provide operating times up to 12 hours.
Here, the CPU manufacturer takes as its starting point the company’s Zen + architecture and a 12nm process technology to achieve frequencies of up to 4.0 GHz and up to quad-core forces.
Common to the processors is that they will have Vega graphics signed by AMD on board.
In total, nine new processors appear in the series:
- AMD Ryzen 7 3750H – four cores, eight rain ranges, 2.3-4.0 GHz, Vega 10 graphics, 35W
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700U – four cores, eight rain ranges, 2.3-4.0 GHz, Vega 10 graphics, 15W
- AMD Ryzen 5 3550H – four cores, eight rain ranges, 2.1-3.7 GHz, Vega 8 graphics, 35W
- AMD Ryzen 5 3500U – four cores, eight rain ranges, 2.1-3.7 GHz, Vega 8 graphics, 15W
- AMD Ryzen 3 3300U – four cores, four rain ranges, 2.1-3.5 GHz, Vega 6 graphics, 15W
- AMD Ryzen 3 3200U – two cores, four rain ranges, 2.6-3.5 GHz, Vega 3 graphics, 15W
- AMD Athlon 300U – two cores, four rain ranges, 2.4-3.3 GHz, Vega 3 graphics, 15W
- AMD A6-9220C – two cores, two rain ranges, 1.8-2.7 GHz, Vega 3 graphics, 6W
- AMD A4-9120C – two cores, two rain wires, 1.6-2.4 GHz, Vega 3 graphics, 6W
Both Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Dell and HP will offer machines with the new Ryzen CPUs on board.
A brand new approach
According to AMD’s own information, the new processors turn their respective matches into Intel’s portfolio.
Ultrabook CPUs like the Ryzen 7 3700U are 29 percent faster to edit videos in an Intel Core i7-8550U, while the Ryzen 5 3500U is 14 percent faster when opening a website than Intel’s Core i5 8250U.
As with Intel’s CPUs, power consumption is 15 watts.
At the lower end of the market, we find AMD’s new A6-9220C processor, which promises 24 percent higher web performance than Intel’s cheap Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350 processors.
In terms of graphics performance, the new Ryzen series is equipped with Vega graphics, which AMD promises will be able to deliver nearly 60 frames per second in the game of Fortnite.
That’s about a quarter more than is the case with Intel’s strongest Core i7 8665U.
Most interesting for mobile gamers, however, is the company’s new approach to drivers.
From the first quarter of 2019, users of AMD laptops will be able to download the latest graphic drivers together with the latest game optimizations,