CES 2020 has kicked off, and the red team is bringing its A-game to the battlefield by unveiling their next generation of mobile processors to start off 2020. At CES 2020, AMD pulled off the curtain from its 3rd gen Ryzen 4000 laptop processors.
Just last year, at CES 2019, Lisa Su had revealed the Radeon 7, which marked the transition of AMD chips to the 7nm process. The Navi and Ryzen 3000 desktop chips are now all using the 7nm architecture.
Based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture, the new Ryzen 4000 processors will be used across an extensive variety of laptops, ranging from powerful gaming and content creation devices to ultra-portable laptops. AMD showed off the Ryzen 7 4800U, an 8 core/16 thread processor with a base clock speed of 1.8 GHz that boosts up to 4.2 GHz, and a TDP of just 15W. AMD claims that the graphics performance for this CPU will be 28% faster than Intel’s i7.
By the end of 2020, over a 100 laptops will be using the Ryzen 4000 chips, one of the first ones being the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7, which was also revealed at CES 2020.
AMD also revealed the Ryzen 7 4800H, which is aimed at the gaming market. This is another 8core/16 thread CPU, but with a base clock speed of 2.9GHz, boosting up to 4.2GHz. The TDP for the 4800H is 45W.
The red team has been slowly stepping up its laptop game after dominating the desktop CPU market in recent times, and with a big reveal as this kicking off 2020, things are only bound to get more interesting. Stay tuned for more updates.
It’s been an eventful time for laptop gamers. Intel announced its range of 9th gen laptop CPUs and NVIDIA has introduced the notebook versions for its latest GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 graphics cards. Amongst all the cheer, it’s only natural that we start to see some of these devices on in the internet, which is exactly what’s happening.
Thanks to TUM_APISAK, who posted the 3DMark benchmarks on Twitter, we now have eyes on ASUS laptops that pair the green team’s graphics with the red team’s Ryzen 3 APU, which was revealed at CES earlier this year. ASUS has already revealed a Zephyrus G series laptop with the same pairing, the GA502. But the ones we see in the 3DMark results are the FX505DU and GU502DU models, referred to as Gamersky and Galaxy 5305 in the test respectively. Both feature the Ryzen 3 3750H clocked at 2.3 GHz with a boost up to 3.9 GHz, coupled with the GTX 1660 Ti. Being APUs, they also feature the Vega onboard graphics, giving the users an option to choose between high performance and battery life, based on their workloads.
The GTX 1660 Ti in question features 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and makes use of the same Turing architecture that we saw in the RTX graphics cards, minus the shiny ray tracing and DLSS features. The benchmarks show a comparison between the TimeSpy scores, and are quite recent, dating back to 15th April for one and 17th April for the other. The Gamersky variant gets a higher overall score, beating the Galaxy 5305 in the Graphics tests, but the latter fares better when it comes to CPU scores. Interestingly, the Gamersky has a lower boost clock speed of 1845 MHz while the other one clocks higher at 1920 MHz. Of course, these aren’t the specs that have been confirmed by the manufacturers, so take it with a grain of salt.