Wednesday, 13 January 2021 07:45

AMD expands Ryzen 5000 family


AMD's Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors will soon be available in laptops from Asus, HP, Lenovo and others.

The Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors use AMD's Zen 3 core architecture, and are said to "provide unprecedented levels of performance and incredible battery life for gamers, creators, and professionals."

Products using these new mobile processors will ship this quarter.

There are 10 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors, ranging from the 5600U with six cores and clock speeds up to 4.0GHz to the 5980HX with eight cores that run at up to 4.8GHz.

AMD says the 5980HX is capable of up to 23% increased single-threaded performance and up to 17% faster multi-threaded performance over the previous generation making it the ideal solution for gaming and creator notebooks.

The family also includes three Zen 2 processors with lower clock speeds and significantly smaller caches.

AMD also announced the Ryzen Pro 5000 series mobile processors, which include security and manageability features for the commercial market. The are expected to ship by the middle of 2021.

For desktop use, the company announced the Ryzen 5900 (up to 4.7GHz) and 5800 (up to 4.6GHz) processors, and three variants of the Ryzen Threadripper Pro running at up to 4.3GHz.

"As the PC becomes an even more essential part of how we work, play and connect, users demand more performance, security and connectivity," said AMD senior vice president and client business unit general manager Saeid Moshkelani.

"The new AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop and mobile processors bring the best innovation AMD has to offer to consumers and professionals as we continue our commitment to delivering best-in-class experiences with instant responsiveness, incredible battery life and fantastic designs. With our PC partners, we are delivering top-quality performance and no-compromise solutions alongside our record-breaking growth in the notebook and desktop space in the previous year."

HP global head of commercial personal systems Andy Rhodes said "Today's employees and IT teams are continuing to adapt to new ways of collaborating and creating – whether at home, in the office or other remote locations," "We are proud of our continued collaboration with AMD to offer powerful and highly secure business PCs to help people stay connected, engaged, and productive wherever they are."

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Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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