CES 2021: AMD Unveils Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors Based on 7nm Zen 3 Architecture


After crushing Intel’s hope for years, AMD has launched a new range of processors, the Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors, going head to head against Intel again. According to AMD’s CEO Lisa Su, the Ryzen 5000 series processors are the most powerful PC processors ever built. The new processors are split into two categories – the H series designed for gaming and content creation, while the U series designed for portability.

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Most of the Ryzen 5000 series processors are based on AMD’s latest 7nm Zen 3 architecture, while some U series processors are using the Zen 2 architecture. The categories comprise four chipsets – the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9.

AMD Ryzen 5000 H Series – Making Gaming Laptops Great Again

Ryzen 5000
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Speaking of H series mobile processors, with Ryzen 5000 H series processors, AMD targets gamers and content creators. Leading the front is Ryzen 9 5980HS, is an octa-core processor with 16 threads with a base clock speed of 3.0GHz and maxed out the frequency of up to 4.8GHz, promising 23% increased single-threaded performance and up to 17% improvement in the multi-threaded performance when compared to last generation AMD Ryzen processors.

In the Ryzen 5000 H range, all the models share the same Zen 3 architecture featuring up to 8-cores having a maximum clock speed of 4.8GHz, and TDP ranging between 35W-45W, and up to 20MB cache.

Also Read: Intel Announces New Alder Lake Chips, Will Take on Apple M1

AMD Ryzen 5000 U Series – U for Portability

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 U series mobile processors are designed for portable devices targetting notebooks or ultrabooks. The Ryzen 5000 U range comprises a 4-core, a 6-core, an 8-core CPU with a maxed out clock speed of 2.6GHza uniform TDP of 15W, and up to 20MP cache across the whole range. In the Ryzen 5000 H range, all the models share the same Zen 3 architecture featuring up to 8-cores with a maximum clock speed of 4.8GHz and TDP ranging between 35W-45W up to 20MB cache.

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The Ryzen 5000 U range is led by the Ryzen 7 5800U processor that consists of 8 cores with 16 threads with a base clock speed of 1.9GHz and a boosted frequency of up to 4.4GHz. With Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD is promising up to a 16% increase in single-threaded performance and up to 14% faster-multithreaded performance over the last year’s Ryzen 4000 U series processors, and a battery life of up to 21 hours.

The Ryzen 5000 based devices are expected to debut sometime in the second half of 2021. On paper, the Ryzen 5000 series processors are looking better than Intel’s recently introduced Tiger Lake H processors, but only real-world performances will give us more precise results.

Abhinav Kaustubh
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