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AMD wants to shake up notebooks with its new 3rd-generation Ryzen 4000 mobile processors

By Kenny Yeo - on 19 Jan 2020, 10:10am

AMD wants to shake up notebooks with its new 3rd-generation Ryzen 4000 mobile processors

Note: This article was first published on 7 January 2020.

AMD CEO Lisa Su holding up a Ryzen 4000 mobile chip.

2019 was a super year for AMD and the company wants to keep the momentum going with its new 3rd generation Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" processors for notebooks.

The new processors would be built on a 7nm process and would feature AMD’s Zen 2 architecture.

The new chips will power all manners of notebooks.

It’s going to be used all classes of notebooks including ultra-thin consumer notebooks, ultra-thin professional notebooks, and even gaming notebooks.

According to AMD, Ryzen 4000 mobile processors would provide 15% higher instructions per clock as well as higher clock speeds. It would also be up to 20% more power efficient and provide up to twice the performance per watt.

AMD claiming huge performance gains.

Little details of the actual CPUs were provided during the keynote presentation but AMD did tease two top-tier Ryzen 4000 mobile processor for ultra-thin notebooks and gaming notebooks. Here are some quick specs of the two CPUs:

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U

  • 8 cores/16 threads
  • 1.8GHz base clock
  • 2.9GHz boost clock
  • 8 Radeon cores
  • 15W TDP

In slides, AMD says that against Intel's top-tier 15W CPU, the Core i7-1065G7, the Ryzen 7 4800U offers 7% more single-thread performance, 90% more multi-thread performance, and 28% more graphics performance.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

  • 8 cores/16 threads
  • 2.9GHz base clock
  • 4.2GHz boost clock
  • 45W TDP

In the Physics assessement of 3DMark's FireStrike test, AMD claims the Ryzen 7 4800H can give about 39% more performance when compared to Intel's desktop-class Core i7-9700K processor (95W TDP).

Lastly, AMD says you will see over a dozen new notebooks featuring AMD’s new Ryzen 4000 mobile processors by Q1 this year and over 100 new notebooks by the end of the year.


**Note: To see up-close one of the new notebooks to feature AMD's new Ryzen 4000 mobile processor, head over to our hands-on of the new ASUS Zephyrus G14.**