A series new of Ryzen processors during the AMD CES 2019 keynote, but it’s not really what most of us are expecting for. Instead of the much hyped Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors, AMD launched their 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors first.
According to AMD, the newly announced 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors comes in two SKUs. The Ryzen 7 3700U, Ryzen 5 3500U, Ryzen 3 3300U, Ryzen 3 3200U and Athlon 300U that comes with low TDP will be targeting the low-powered system or budget laptops. The 35W TDP Ryzen7 3750H and Ryzen 5 3550H will go head to head against Intel’s 8th Gen mobile Core processors, the Intel Core i5-8300H and Core i7-8750H.
In order to go head on against Intel’s 8th Gen mobile Core processors, the AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen mobile processors promises an extended battery life and better performing integrated graphics with its new Radeon Vega Graphics. The new AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen mobile processors will also support features such as Modern Standby, voice wake and 4K streaming capability.
Apart from that, AMD also announced its latest A-Series processors, A6-9220C and A4-9120C that comes with a surprisingly low TDP rated at only 6W. Unlike the Ryzens, the A-Series processors it will come with Radeon R4 and R5 series graphics instead of Radeon Vega Graphics for its integrated graphics.
For the A-Series processors, AMD partnered with Acer and HP to release the first AMD A-series processors powered Chromebook i.e the HP Chromebook 14 and Acer Chromebook 315.
Finally, AMD also announced that they will be providing regular software update for AMD laptops that is based on the Ryzen 2000 and 3000 mobile processors starting from 2019 Q1. With AMD stepping up their game for this year, how will the rest of its competitors respond to this?