AMD claims new Ryzen 5000 mobile CPUs promise best notebook gaming in 2021


AMD announced their new Ryzen 5000 CPU at the CES 2021. Most of them are based on the company's new 7nm "Zen 3" architecture. AMD CEO Lisa Su called the series “the most powerful PC processors ever built” which could be true looking at the early benchmarks from AMD(even though benchmarks only tell part of the story) and seeing as last year's 4000 series provided much power and efficiency.

Just like the previous generation,the 5000 line has two categories for two very different audiences. There's the "U series" which is meant for ultraportable laptops and "H series" which is meant for content creators, streamers or gamers(generally people that need a lot of power).

Here's a chart including specs for all the chips announced, from AMD's website:

Based on the chart above, the processors based on the "Zen 2" architecture are shown along with their various clock speeds and number of cores. AMD has promised big things with the Ryzen 5000 mobile CPUs, including longer battery life, and “the only 8-core x86 CPU for ultrathin laptops” which should help compete with intel when it comes to the ultraportable laptops. On the gaming side, AMD says the 5900HX beats Intel's Core i9-10980HK by more than 20 percent in 3DMark (measures graphics performance), which certainly seems plausible given what we saw on the desktop side but again, we need to wait for user benchmarks and real world tests to confirm this.

The big question will be how these processors compare to Intel’s new Tiger Lake H systems which we will see most likely next month as OEMs have already started announcing laptops with these chips which should be an interesting comparison.


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