AMD today has taken the drape off its latest notebook processors which are collectively being referred to as the 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile family of processors. Despite the name though, the family also includes one Athlon chip as part of the lineup.
Also referred to as the AMD Ryzen 3000 series mobile processor series, here is how the new lineup which is based on the 12nm Zen+ architecture looks like:
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: 4-cores/8-thread, 4.0/2.3GHz, 6MB L2 & L3 Cache, Radeon Vega 10 1400MHz.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: 4-cores/8-thread, 3.7/2.1GHz, 6MB L2 & L3 Cache, Radeon Vega 8 1200MHz.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: 4-cores/8-thread, 4.0/2.3GHz, 6MB L2 & L3 Cache, Radeon Vega 10 1400MHz.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: 4-cores/8-thread, 3.7/2.1GHz, 6MB L2 & L3 Cache, Radeon Vega 8 1200MHz.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U: 4-cores/4-thread, 3.5/2.1GHz, 6MB L2 & L3 Cache, Radeon Vega 6 1200MHz.
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U: 2-cores/4-thread, 3.5/2.6GHz, 5MB L2 & L3 Cache, Radeon Vega 3 1200MHz.
AMD Athlon 300U: 2-cores/4-thread, 3.3/2.4GHz, 5MB L2 & L3 Cache, Radeon Vega 3 1000MHz.
Based on AMD’s pre-CES 2019 presentation, these processors are clearly not being targeted to consumers that have just bought their laptops a few months ago. Instead, they are being mainly positioned as great replacements for consumers that are still holding on to their 3 to 5 years old laptops.
As an example, AMD claimed that its 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 Mobile processors can deliver up to 61% more performance when compared to 2015 laptop with a Broadwell-based Intel Core processor.
Through the power of their integrated Radeon Vega graphics, the 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors also apparently able to provide some performance boost for media editing, web browsing, and PC snappiness against 2015 Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7-based laptop:
When compared to 2019 laptops, the 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors apparently still able to hold their grounds with some performance advantage in web browsing and media editing. In terms of productivity, AMD claimed that these processors can stand on the same ground as 8th Gen Intel Core processors:
Not surprising, the integrated Radeon Vega graphics also provide these processors with enough firepower to deliver better frame rates in games at 720p settings especially on popular eSports titles than 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
According to AMD, these new processors will begin to appear on new laptops within the first quarter of 2019. Among OEMs that will be making such laptops throughout 2019 include Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, and Samsung.