While AMD initially enters the high end desktop market with the Ryzen 7000 series, the lower end of the laptop market is now also getting chips from the new 7000 series. AMD only adds support for some new technologies.
Zen 2 architecture, RDNA 2 graphics and LPDDR5 support
The chips shown belong to a subgroup known as the Ryzen 7020 and are designed to boost the performance of low-end laptops. AMD is pairing the Zen 2 architecture with an RDNA 2 based graphics unit (Radeon 610M in this case) and support for LPDDR5 RAM. The chipmaker says devices equipped with the new APUs can deliver up to 12 hours of maximum run time.
Compared to low-cost Intel Core-series SoCs like the dual-core Core i3-1115G4, AMD wants to be one step ahead. For example, the AMD Ryzen 3 7320U with four fast cores up to 2.4GHz combined with just four gigabytes of RAM will provide 58 percent faster multitasking and 31 percent faster program launch than Intel’s aforementioned Core i3 along with eight GB of RAM. .
Overview of new chips
AMD comparisons are, of course, marketing talk, especially since Intel is now offering a six-core Core i3 SoC from the 12th generation of Core chips, so you’re making comparisons to an outdated but still widespread processor. Ultimately, as always, new processors will have to prove themselves in independent tests.
In addition to Ryzen 3, there is also the new AMD Ryzen 5 7520U with a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz. Both chips have a total of six megabytes of cache. In the future, especially low-end devices will be equipped with an AMD Athlon Gold 7220U dual-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz (boosted up to 3.7 GHz), as well as a Radeon 610M GPU and 5 MB cache. . At the bottom of the product range is the AMD Athlon Silver 7120U, which also has a base clock of 2.4GHz but only bumps it up to 3.5GHz and only offers two threads instead of four.
The maximum power loss of the first four representatives of the new product line is listed as 15 W each. The first new laptops with AMD Ryzen 7000U processors will be released in the fourth quarter of 2022, so they should be in stores by Christmas. For their part, Acer, HP and Lenovo have already announced the first systems, although the price should probably start at $400 or euros, as is often the case.