AMD introduces a new range of mobile processors: the Ryzen 7020 series. Although technically they are the first CPU Ryzen 7000they don’t share much in common with the upcoming desktop range that AMD will launch on September 27.
Instead, they use the Zen 2 architecture, the same design that AMD used with its Ryzen 3000 desktop processors. This is because they are designed for portability and battery life, hitting just 15 watts for the most powerful chip. of the line. There are three new processors, which come with built-in Radeon 610M graphics:
|Ryzen 5 7520U||Ryzen 3 7320U||Athlon Gold 7220U|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||4 / 8||2 / 4|
|Architecture||Zen 2 Enhanced||Zen 2 Enhanced||Zen 2 Enhanced|
|graphics||Radeon 610M||Radeon 610M||Radeon 610M|
Although these processors don’t share the same DNA as desktop Ryzen 7000 CPUs, they are technically still part of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 lineup. Codenamed Mendocino, they kick off mobile offerings from AMD, which it will continue to build into 2023. These processors are built for function, offering up to 12 hours of battery life on a typical system, modern platform technologies, and graphics. Built-in Radeon 610M that can drive up to four displays.
You may not be getting a new architecture with the Ryzen 7020 range, but you are getting new platform features. The chips support LPDDR5 memory, fast charging, and the Microsoft Pluto processor. This latest feature gives Ryzen 7020 processors full support for Windows 11with all the security features offered by the operating system.
Integrated graphics don’t hold a candle to the best graphics cards, but they still offer some key features. For starters, they use the same RDNA 2 architecture that AMD does with their RX 6000 graphics cards, and support AV1 decoding if it’s integrated into the stream. You wouldn’t want to play with integrated graphics normally, but AMD still claims that Radeon 610M graphics can power esports titles like League of Legends Y Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at 720p and over 60 frames per second.
For raw performance, AMD says the new processors are up to 58% faster than Intel’s Core i3-1115G4, and provide up to 31% faster application launch. That may sound impressive, but AMD’s numbers are compared to the previous generation of Intel processors. With modern options, you should expect similar performance from Intel and AMD offerings at this price point.
AMD says the first laptops with these processors will arrive in the latter months of 2022. The company says they’ll appear in machines like the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 and Acer Aspire 3, putting them firmly in the top categories for buyers on a budget.
Looking ahead, AMD says it will offer more Ryzen 7000 laptop CPUs throughout 2023. Here’s what you can expect next year:
- Ryzen 7030 — Mainstream thin and light, launching 2022
- Ryzen 7035 — Premium Thin and Light, Release 2023
- Ryzen 7040 — Ultrathin Elite, Release 2023
- Ryzen 7045 — Games and Creators, Release 2023