AMD is unveiling its latest series of Ryzen Mobile processors today. The chipmaker is introducing the new Ryzen 4000 series, the world’s first 8-core, x86 processor for ultrathin processors. The new Ryzen 4000 series is powered by AMD’s Zen 2 CPU core, and we have already seen laptops like the Yoga Slim 7 that’s powered by the new processors. So far, though, AMD didn’t reveal many details on the new processors.
AMD is today revealing details on the new Ryzen 4000 series of processors for the first time. With the new Ryzen 4000 processors, AMD is promising “commanding lead” over Intel alternatives.
The company’s Zen 2 CPU core already powers its Ryzen 3000 desktop line, and it’s been optimised for mobile to power the new Ryzen 3000 series. It now offers 15% higher IPC, while keeping up with the power efficiency required for ultrathin laptop designs.
AMD’s Senior Product Manager, Scott Stankard, said that the new Ryzen 4000 processors finally gives AMD the lead over Intel when it comes to single-threaded performance. Zen 2 helps the single-thread performance to grow by 25%, allowing the Rryzen 4000 series to finally take the lead over Intel on single-thread performance. And for multi-thread performance, Ryzen 4000 also takes the lead as the only processor to offer 8 core, 16 thread systems for ultrathin devices. The new Ryzen 4000 series also advances AMD’s lead in graphics against Intel, thanks to the new 7nm Vega graphics.
Stankard says the new performance gains are achieved while keeping up with power efficiency, thanks to the efficiency gained from the 7nm design and support for LPDDR4X memory. The new 7nm design allows for up to 25% lower SoC power, and up to 2x performance per watt.
AMD is revealing the new Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS processors today, coming Spring 2020, and offers a significant boost in performance for gaming laptops:
As for when you can actually use laptops powered by the new Ryzen 4000 series, AMD expects to have over 100 systems powered by its new processors this year, with over a dozen expected for 1C2020. AMD also expects to have 2x gaming notebooks this year powered by its new Ryzen Mobile line.