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Ultrathin notebooks are incredibly popular with laptop buyers, and it’s easy to see why: they’re not that much larger or heavier than an actual paper notebook, and they often have great battery life. Today, AMD is making the Ultrathin experience even better with the AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics—the world’s fastest processor for Ultrathin PCs!

 

Let’s look at the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U, one of our powerful new processors.

 

CPU Performance

The first characteristic of a great processor is, of course, fast CPU cores. The AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon graphics is designed for ultrathin notebooks and offers elite performance in lightweight tasks (“1T” below), alongside absolutely dominant performance in more challenging workloads (“nT” below).1 Long story short: whether you’re clicking buttons, loading up on browser tabs, or running demanding creative apps, this kind of performance can help your notebook stay snappy.

 

See endnote 1 for details.

 

Graphics Performance

And as the world’s digital artists continuously offer richer and more engaging movies or games, you also need graphics processing cores that can rise to the occasion. The graphics core built right into the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U and Ryzen™ 5 2500U processors are absolute beasts in their classes, offering up to 2.6X the graphics performance of its peers.2

 

See endnote 2 for details.

 

 

In fact, the Radeon™ Vega graphics on the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U, for example, is fast enough to play the latest games on a thin and light notebook. That’s good news for road warriors who just want to unwind with some light gaming after a long day of travel and meetings. Sure, a desktop PC or a gaming notebook could offer even more performance, but your back and shoulders might be less pleased after carrying one all day long! Plus, the gaming is smooth: the chart below has 95th percentile frame times of 30 FPS+.

 

See endnote 3 for details.

 

Energy Efficiency

We’ve calculated that our new processor is 5.86X more energy efficient  than processors we were making three years ago, but what does that really mean at the end of the day? It means that we’re aiming to give you up to twice the battery life of our previous-generation mobile chips.

 

In the chart below, VP9 playback represents YouTube, H.264 is used by major streaming services like Amazon and Netflix, and MobileMark 14 is a good proxy for continuously using your PC to do work or browse the web.  These are practical, everyday tasks that we want you to enjoy a lot longer with your new AMD Ryzen™ processor with Radeon™ graphics.

 

See endnote 5 for details.

 

Putting it all together

Today’s laptop customers are working, playing, and creating on the road. I’m one of those customers, too. Like you, I want a snappy PC, I want my data to be secure, and I want it to be a while before I need to find a plug. AMD heard you loud and clear, and we are confident the Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics is exactly what you’re looking for.

 

But, as they say: a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

See endnote 6 for details.

 

Robert Hallock is a technical marketing guy for AMD's CPU division. His/her postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

 


FOOTNOTES:

  1. Based on AMD testing as of 9/25/2017. System configuration(s): AMD Reference Motherboard (Ryzen™ 7 2700U), Acer Spin 5 (8550U), HP ENVY X360 (7500U), 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Windows 10 x64 1703, 1920x1080. Intel Graphics Driver: 22.20.16.4691. AMD Graphics Driver: 23.20.768.9. Cinebench R15 1t/nT scores: 144/719 (2700U) vs. 159/498 (8550U) vs. 147/325 (7500U). Cinebench R15 1t scores vs. Ryzen™ 7 2700U Baseline of 144: 7500U = 102%, 8550U = 110%. Ryzen™ 7 2700U Cinebench R15 nT score of 719 is 221% of 7500U and 144% of 8550U. Different configurations may yield different results.
  2. Based on AMD testing as of 9/25/2017. Common system configurations for HP ENVY X360 systems, Acer Swift 3, and AMD Reference Platform: Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Windows 10 x64 1703, 1920x1080; Intel Graphics Driver: 22.20.16.4691; AMD Ryzen™ mobile APU Graphics Driver: 23.20.768.9; AMD FX-9800P Graphics Driver: 22.19.662.4; AMD FX-9800P configured in HP ENVY X360 (1x8GB DDR4-2133). AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U configured in AMD reference platform (2x4GB DDR4-2400). Core i7-8550U configured in Acer Swift 3 (2x4GB DDR4-2400). Core i7-7500U configured in HP ENVY X360 (2x4GB DDR4-2400). GeForce 950M configured in Medion D17KHN (2x8GB DDR3-1600, Core i7-7500U, S11-256G-PHISON-SSD 256GB) – GeForce 950M results are from 3rd-party testing, available on the 3DMark® database at https://www.3dmark.com/spy/1115646 but results have not been verified by AMD. Graphics results measured with 3DMark® TimeSpy. Core i7-8550U score (350) is baseline 100%. Core i7-7500U score (377) is 107% of baseline. AMD FX-9800P score (400) is 114% of baseline. GeForce 950M with i7-7500U score (900) is 261% of baseline. AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U score (915) is 261% of baseline. Different configurations may yield different results.
  3. Based on AMD testing as of 9/25/2017. System configuration(s): HP ENVY X360, AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Windows 10 x64 1703, Graphics Driver: 17.30.1025, BIOS F11.
  4. Netflix, Amazon, and MobileMark brands used for informational purposes only. Absolutely no endorsement is implied.
  5. Based on AMD testing as of 10/11/2017. Battery life targets for the AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Graphics assume a 50Wh battery, a fully power-optimized software/hardware solution stack, and the following system configuration: AMD Reference Platform, AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, graphics driver 17.30.1025, Windows 10 x64 (1703). VP9 battery life improvement of 4.5 hours to 9.2 hours represents 2.04. Actual battery life may vary with system configuration.
  6. Based on internal AMD testing as of 10/08/2017. Common system configurations: Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Windows 10 x64 1703, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, 1920x1080; Intel Graphics Driver: 22.20.16.4691; AMD Ryzen™ mobile APU Graphics Driver: 23.20.768.9; AMD Reference Platform (2700U); Acer Spin 5 (8550U). All scores listed in order of 2700U vs. 8550U, with 2700U set as the 100% baseline. “3D Graphics” defined as 3DMark TimeSpy (915/100% v. 350/38%); “Data Security” defined as TrueCrypt 7.1a 1GB AES (4.6GBps/100% v. 3.3GBps/72%); “I/O Performance” defined as geomean of the eight Crystal Diskmark storage scores (218/100% v. 229/105%); Content Creation defined as POV-Ray 3.7 (1402/100% v. 1101/79%); Productivity defined as PCMark 10 Extended (3102/100% v. 2533/82%); Power Efficiency defined as Cinebench R15 nT score divided by 15W nominal processor TDP: Cinebench R15 nT scores (719 v. 498), nT Score/15W (47.93/100% v. 33.2/69%). Results may vary with configuration and driver versions. RVM-23

At AMD, we believe that technology plays a pivotal role in building a healthy planet for ourselves and our children. We do our part with more efficient computing architectures, energy management technologies, and smart manufacturing processes. Such innovations are our bread and butter, but we thought we could do a little more…

 

So, in 2014, AMD set an ambitious goal: compared to our processors at the time, we wanted our processors with integrated GPUs to be 25X more energy efficient by 2020. We called the goal 25x20, and we have charted our progress towards the goal with each new mobile processor release.

 

Our 2015 and 2016 processors, the 6th Generation (“Carrizo”) and 7th Generation (“Bristol Ridge”) AMD A-Series APUs, were each ahead of pace to achieve the 25x20 goal. And today, we’re celebrating that our latest such processor—the AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics—is also ahead of the curve!

 

In fact, we can put a number on it: 5.86X greater energy efficiency since “Kaveri” in 2014.1

 

 

Staying ahead of the trend line represents thousands of hours from our talented engineers. And for you, our potential customer, the AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics represents a marvelous step forward for thin and light notebooks:

 

  • Its CPU performance is up to 3X faster than our 2016 notebook processor.2
  • Its GPU performance is up to 2.29X faster than our 2016 notebook processor.3
  • And it uses up to 58% less power while reaching those extraordinary speeds.4

 

That’s the magic formula giving our tiny little chip everything it needs to outrun its predecessor, stay ahead of schedule on meeting our 25x20 goal, and give you a powerfully portable experience. Ready to bring home efficient performance for yourself? Learn more about the AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics today.

 


FOOTNOTES:

  1. Based on AMD internal testing as of 10/12/2017. Relative energy efficiency based on a 50:50 weighted average of CPU+GPU performance (variable “C”), as evaluated by Cinebench R15 nT and 3DMark 11 scores, divided by typical energy usage (variable “E”) as defined by: ETEC (Typical Energy Consumption for notebook computers), Energy Star Program Requirements Rev 6.1 10/2014. AMD “Kaveri” represents the baseline of 1.0X for CPU, GPU, and ETEC. AMD “Carrizo” efficiency 1.23C/0.35E=3.51X. AMD “Bristol Ridge” efficiency 1.36C/0.34E=3.97X. AMD “Raven Ridge” efficiency 2.56E/0.44E=5.86X. Scores in order of Cinebench R15 nT/3DMark 11 P Score: “Kaveri” 232/2142 (100%), “Carrizo” 277/2709 (123%), “Bristol Ridge” 279/3234 (136%), “Raven Ridge” 719/4315 (256%). Results may vary with configuration and driver versions. RVM-21
    "Kaveri""Carrizo""Bristol Ridge""Raven Ridge"
    AMD Reference Platform
    AMD FX-7600P
    2x4GB DDR3L-1600
    Crucial CT256M4SSD2
    Windows 8.1 x64 9600
    Graphics Driver 13.350.0.0
    1366x768
    AMD Reference Platform
    AMD FX-8800P
    2x2GB DDR3-1866
    Crucial CT256M550SSD1
    Windows 10 x64 10586
    Graphics Driver 21.19.137.514
    1366x768

    AMD Reference Platform
    AMD FX-9830P
    2x4GB DDR4-2133
    Crucial CT256M4SSD2

    Windows 10 x64 10586
    Graphics Driver 21.19.137.514
    1366x768

    AMD Reference Platform
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U
    2x4GB DDR4-2400
    Samsung 850 Pro SSD
    Windows 10 x64 1703
    Graphics Driver: 22.19.655.2
    1920x1080
  2. Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 10/05/2017.  PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary with driver versions.  AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U: AMD Reference, AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U with Radeon™ Vega 10 Processor Graphics, 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 23.20.768.9, 26-Sep-2017. AMD FX™ 9800P: HP 81AA, AMD FX™ 9800P with Radeon™ R7 Mobile Graphics, 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 22.19.662.4, 19-Jul-2017. Cinebench R15 nT is used to simulate CPU performance; the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U scored 719, while the FX 9800P scored 240 for a benchmark score comparison of 719/240 = 3.00X or 200% more. RVM-16
  3. Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary with driver versions.  AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U: AMD Reference, AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U with Radeon™ Vega 10 Processor Graphics, 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 23.20.768.9, 26-Sep-2017. AMD FX™ 9800P: HP 81AA, AMD FX™ 9800P with Radeon™ R7 Mobile Graphics, 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 22.19.662.4, 19-Jul-20173DMark® Time Spy is used to simulate graphics performance; the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U scored 915, while the AMD FX™ 9800P scored 400 for a benchmark score comparison of 915/400 = 2.29X or 129% more performance. RVM-17
  4. Based on AMD testing as of 9/28/2017. System configuration(s): AMD Reference Motherboard (2700U), HP ENVY X360 (FX-9800P/”7th Gen APU”), Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Windows 10 x64 1703, 1920x1080. AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U Graphics Driver: 23.20.768.9. AMD FX-9800P Graphics Driver: 22.19.662.4. 1x8GB DDR4-2133 (AMD FX-9800P). 2x4GB DDR4-2400 (AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U). Power Consumption defined as joules of power consumed during a complete run of Cinebench R15 nT:  AMD FX™ 9800P = 3782 joules (100%) vs. AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U =1594J (58% less). Different configurations may yield different results RVM-25