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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Introduces the New Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U Mobile Processors

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Introduces the New Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U Mobile Process...

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) announced the introduction of the AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor, previously codenamed the “Raven Ridge” mobile APU, providing leadership performance and a complete entertainment experience with optimal efficiency for premium 2-in-1s, convertibles and ultrathin notebook computers. With a configurable 15-watt TDP, the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500U processors combine the architecture of award-winning “Zen” x86 cores--featuring AMD SenseMI Technology processor-level intelligence--with revolutionary Radeon “Vega” graphics in a System-on-Chip design to achieve unprecedented ultrathin notebook performance. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, with up to 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance3 as well as up to 161% more graphics performance than the competition.

Consisting of up to 4 cores and 8 threads, Ryzen™ mobile processors include AMD SenseMI Technology and are designed for leadership performance in a sleek form factor. The AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U processor is the world’s fastest for ultrathin notebooks, featuring a 15W nominal processor TDP3,4. In addition, AMD Ryzen™ mobile processors provide blazing fast performance compared to the previous AMD mobile processor generation, with;

  • Up to 3X the CPU performance5
  • up to 2.3X the GPU performance6
  • and up to 58% less power consumption7

Ryzen mobile processors also introduce for the first time:

  • new Precision Boost 2 technology, which accelerates processor performance in workloads using from one to many CPU cores8 and
  • Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR)9, which raises sustained performance in notebooks with great cooling solutions on notebooks certified for “Ultimate XFR Performance”
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Re: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Introduces the New Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U Mobile Processors

AMD's New Ryzen Mobile APUs Promise Much Higher Performance, Better Battery Life - ExtremeTech

AMD announced its new Ryzen Mobile APUs today, kicking off what’s arguably its most important refresh of 2017. Over the past decade, laptops have accounted for a steadily growing percentage of the total PC market. At the same time, however, AMD was forced to fight a defensive rear-guard action with a CPU design that was fundamentally unsuited to high-efficiency, low-power operation. As of today, that’s (hopefully) changing.

Like Intel, AMD is taking a staggered approach to its rollout and launching just two new mobile parts: Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U. Both new cores are 15W parts; a summary of the two chips and comparison to their closest Intel counterparts is shown below:

https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AMD-vs-Intel.png

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Re: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Introduces the New Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U Mobile Processors

HP has already detailed one model, and it's not that bad, though given the power inefficiency of Vega, I wonder what battery life will be like?

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-mobile-ryzen-apu-laptops,35772.html

HP Envy x360

We reached out to HP and were able to obtain the full specifications of the Envy x360, which can be equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U. The memory and storage options remain the same, with up to 8GB (2 x 4GB) of DDR4-2400 and up to a 512GB SSD or 1TB HDD. The 15.6” 1920 x 1080 IPS display is also a touchscreen, and you can get online using 802.11ac Wi-Fi. 

The Envy x360 sports two USB 3.0 ports, in addition to a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port with 5 Gb/s data transfer speeds and DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity. You can also connect an external display with an HDMI port. The device is powered by a 65W AC adapter and a 3-cell 55.8 WH lithium-ion prismatic battery, and it weighs in at 4.75 lbs.

HP indicated that the new Envy x360 will debut in November, starting at $699.

HP Envy x360

Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

Memory

Up to 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4-2400

Graphics

AMD Radeon Vega Graphics (8 CUs)

Display

15.6” 1920 x 1080 IPS Touchscreen

Ports

- USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1)

- USB 3.1 Type-A x2

- Card Reader

Display Output

- HDMI

- USB 3.1 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.2)

Networking

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Battery

3-cell 55.8 WH Lithium-Ion

Dimensions

9.8 x 14.16 x 0.77”

Weight

4.75lbs.

Starting MSRP

$699

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