AMD Debuts Mobile Processors at CES 2021 Keynote

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors, designed for demanding professional workloads, coming to retail channel.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors, designed for demanding professional workloads, coming to retail channel.

AMD announces the full portfolio of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors, bringing the “Zen 3” core architecture to the laptop market. New AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors provide performance and battery life for gamers, creators and professionals. New laptops powered by Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile processors will be available from major PC manufacturers including ASUS, HP and Lenovo, starting in Q1 2021.

AMD also announced the AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors, delivering enterprise-grade security and manageability to commercial users. Throughout the course of 2021, AMD expects a broad portfolio of more than 150 consumer and commercial notebooks based on the Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors.

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

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors 

Building upon the previous generation of mobile processors, the Ryzen 5000 Series includes high-performance H- and ultra-mobile U-Series processors. At the top of the product stack, AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors combine performance with battery life, featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads and built on the new AMD “Zen 3” architecture.

Topping out the mobile processor offering, the HX Series processors provide creators with performance while HS processors bring the power of H-Series in thinner and lighter form factors. The new AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX processor is capable of up to 23% increased single-threaded performance and up to 17% faster multi-threaded performance over the previous generation, according to the company.

The new AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor offers:

  • up to 16% more single-threaded performance and up to 14% faster multithreaded performance over the previous generation; and
  • up to an incredible 17.5 hours of general usage battery life and up to 21 hours of movie playback on a single charge.

Available in the first half of 2021, the Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors provide collaboration capabilities along with manageability to meet the demands of modern work environments. The Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors also offer enterprise-level security features with layers of defense at the silicon, OS and platform levels, giving IT teams confidence their PCs have protection, no matter where their workforce is stationed.

AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors

AMD is also announcing reduced-TDP alternatives to the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X desktop processors, coming to prebuilt OEM systems only. Powered by the new “Zen 3” core architecture and with a lower 65W TDP, the Ryzen 9 5900 desktop processor offers an average of 24% faster 1080p gaming across select titles compared to the prior generation.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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