After much anticipation, AMD has finally unveiled their newest Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile processors that are based on their powerful Zen 3 architecture. AMD introduced 13 new 5000 series mobile CPUs, and they announced new Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors along with two new 5000 series desktop processors.
These next generation mobile processors from AMD boast up to an impressive 23% increase in single-threaded performance and up to 17% increase multi-threaded performance when compared to AMD’s previous generation offerings.
For the 5000 mobile series, AMD introduced a new HX class of processors with 45+ watts TDPs, which is a step above the existing H-series processors. At the top of the line is the Ryzen 9 5980HX processor, which has an 8C/16T design with a base frequency of 3.3 GHz and a boost frequency of up to 4.8GHz.
For thin and light laptop designs and mainstream consumers, AMD also launched AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series Mobile Processors, with claims of 17.5 hours of battery life with general usage and single-threaded performance improvements of up to 16%. However, some of these are based on Zen 2 architecture.
AMD also announced 3 new Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors, featuring up to 64 cores, support for 8 channel memory, 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, and AMD PRO security technologies built-in. Lastly, AMD expanded their Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs with the Ryzen 9 5900 and the Ryzen 7 5800, which will be available exclusively on pre-built OEM systems.
AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors will be arriving in upcoming laptops from ASUS, HP, Lenovo and more starting from Q1 2021.
Commenting on the announcement, Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client business unit, AMD said:
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.