Previously codenamed as “Raven Ridge”, their existence is not a secret since the company has already revealed Ryzen Mobile at Computex earlier this year and OEMs are already planning to unleash products featuring the new processors very soon. Nevertheless, it was only last night that AMD has finally revealed the full specifications of its Ryzen Mobile chips.
For starters, there are two models in the family with their key specifications shown below:
Since the CPU portion of Ryzen Mobile processors is based on Zen architecture, it is not surprising that the AI-powered SenseMI technology from Ryzen desktop processors made their way to the new chips. That being said, the Precision Boost 2 on Ryzen Mobile works on a deeper level than the original Precision Boost on Ryzen desktop chips by using new opportunistic-based algorithm to provide best performance based on CPU temperature, currents, and load.
The algorithm will also consider several other factors as well such as system temperature and battery level in order to provide best performance regardless of the number of cores in use. It also works in hand with SenseMI’s Extended Frequency Range (XFR) feature although users can only utilize this feature if their laptops are included with high-performance cooling solutions.
According to AMD, the company has actually managed to surpass its original target for Ryzen Mobile. Instead of having 50% more CPU performance as well as 40% higher GPU performance than its own 7th generation APU chips while using 50% less power, Ryzen Mobile offers up to 200% and 128% more performance in CPU and GPU respectively at 58% less power consumption.
The company claimed that this translates into exceptional performance in multi-threading applications that can even match desktop processor in certain cases. In addition to that, the Vega GPU portion of Ryzen Mobile chips helps deliver higher graphics performance than not only AMD’s previous generation processors but also against some of the recent releases by Intel.
Not to forget, the new Ryzen Mobile processors also offer longer battery life than their predecessors. In general, all the claims by AMD above certainly showed Ryzen Mobile’s potential as capable and competitive laptop processors although we do want to see how these new chips perform in real life first before providing our actual verdict.
Meanwhile, consumers can expect to see Ryzen Mobile-based laptops from Acer, HP, and Lenovo within the next few weeks. Other OEMs including ASUS and Dell are expected to follow suit in early 2018.