As expected, AMD just announced its very first Zen-based APUs. The Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U are two mobile processors, they feature Zen-based processor cores and Radeon Vega based integrated graphics.
Both are quad-core, eight-threaded processors with a CTDP (configurable TDP) of 15W. The Ryzen 7 2700U has a maximum clockspeed of 3.8GHz and has 10 Vega CUs with a maximum GPU clockspeed of 1300MHz. The Ryzen 5 2500U has a maximum frequency of 3.6GHz and has 8 Vega CUs clocked at up to 1100MHz. Both models have 6MB L2/L3 cache.
?AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the introduction of the AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor, previously codenamed the “Raven Ridge” mobile APU, providing leadership performance and a complete entertainment experience with optimal efficiency for premium 2-in-1s, convertibles and ultrathin notebook computers. With a configurable 15-watt TDP, the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500U processors combine the architectures of award-winning “Zen” x86 cores--featuring AMD SenseMI Technology processor-level intelligence--with revolutionary Radeon “Vega” graphics in a System-on-Chip design to achieve unprecedented ultrathin notebook performance. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, with up to 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance as well as up to 161% more graphics performance than the competition.
“We promised to bring innovation and competition back to every segment of the PC market in 2017, and today marks the fulfillment of that promise for consumer notebooks following our successful roll-out across the consumer, commercial and high-end desktop markets earlier this year,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “Ryzen™ mobile processors offer leadership performance for everyday activities, multi-tasking, and advanced workloads alike, all while enabling amazing battery life. We are pleased to deliver the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, offering consumers the opportunity to get the most out of their digital lives through our OEM partners’ notebook designs.”
AMD claims the Ryzen Mobile APUs feature triple the CPU performance, 2.3x the GPU performance and up to 58 percent lower power consumption than the previous generation of AMD mobile APUs. These are also the first AMD mobile processors with Precision Boost 2 and Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR):
new Precision Boost 2 technology, which accelerates processor performance in workloads using from one to many CPU cores
Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR), which raises sustained performance in notebooks with great cooling solutions and certified for “Ultimate XFR Performance”
The first laptops with Ryzen Mobile APUs will arrive in the coming weeks. Acer, HP and Lenovo will be the first, with further platform updates expect from Dell and other OEMs in early 2018.