AMD announced its latest Ryzen 5000 laptop processor in its virtual keynote speech at CES 2021, and mocked the upcoming Radeon GPU for desktop and laptop computers and the next-generation Epyc data center CPU. In her speech, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su first outlined the development of technology to adapt to the needs of the pandemic world, and pointed out that more than 300 million computers were sold in 2020, which is the highest number since 2014, and she predicts this number Will grow in 2021. AMD also donated more than 12 Petaflops of computing resources to scholars and researchers who have studied COVID-19 vaccines and treatment methods in the past year.
Su calls it the 7nm’Zen 3’architecture, which is AMD’s biggest performance improvement since the launch of the original Ryzen series. Su introduced the Ryzen 5000 notebook processor based on the same foundation. AMD promises leading energy efficiency and performance. The Ryzen 5000 series includes the Ryzen 5800U. Su said that the Ryzen 5800U is the most powerful PC processor ever, and it is the only 8-core x86 processor for ultra-thin notebook computers with a 15W heat sink. In terms of power efficiency, Ryzen 7 5800U’s general use time is up to 17.5 hours, and video playback is up to 21 hours.
Compared with Intel Core i7-1185G7, the performance of Ryzen 7 5800U in PCMark 10 is increased by 18%, the media encoding speed in Adobe Premiere is increased by 44%, and the speed in Blender 3D is increased by 39%. Five U-series Ryzen 5000 CPUs have been announced, but some models will continue to be based on the’Zen 2’architecture, including the basic quad-core Ryzen 3 5300U and even Ryzen 7 5700U.
For high-performance gaming laptops, AMD emphasizes that Ryzen HX is a distinctive brand, representing the “ultimate performance” of desktop gaming laptops. The Ryzen HX processor will have a higher heat-seal case rating, up to 45W, and will be unlocked for overclocking. The high-end Ryzen 9 5900HX was demonstrated, which runs on Horizon Zero Dawn at 1080p resolution using high-detail settings and offers 100+ fps, despite the use of undisclosed GPU and other hardware.
Ryzen 9 5900HX has 8 cores and 16 threads, 20MB of L2 + L3 cache and 45W TDP. It has a maximum boost speed of 4.6GHz. Ryzen 9 5980HX has the same specifications, with a maximum boost speed of 4.8GHz. A total of 8 Ryzen 5000 H series CPUs with 35W and 45W TDP have been released.
Compared with the Intel Core i9-10980HK, AMD claims a 13% increase in the score in the Cinebench R20 single-threaded test and a 35% increase in the Passmark CPU test. AMD also promises that Ryzen HX 5000 series notebooks will be able to run games smoothly at 4K and will provide leading performance in single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads.
Notebook computers based on these new CPUs from Asus, Acer, HP, Lenovo and Dell will be available in the first quarter of 2021. Su said that at least 150 different models will be launched by 2021, an increase of 50% over the previous generation. .
In addition to the presentation, AMD also announced new desktop Ryzen 5000 CPUs, 12-core Ryzen 9 5900 and 8-core Ryzen 7 5800, both of which have 65W TDP. Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPUs with up to 64 cores will also be sold in retail, not just in OEM workstations.
Su also briefly introduced laptops based on RDNA2 architecture and new laptop GPUs for mid-range desktops. Although it is not named, the desktop may be the rumored Radeon RX 6700 series. These are expected to be completed in the first half of 2021, but other details were not mentioned. RDNA2 is the same architecture that supports AMD Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6900 GPUs and semi-custom chips that support Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S.