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AMD launches Ryzen APUs with Vega GPUs and talks Zen+

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 8, 2018 5:00 am

Introduction to AMD's Mobile Ryzen APUs




We have already covered the Ryzen 2700U and 2500U Ryzen/Vega-based mobile APUs here, and now we will discuss the two new lower-end SKUs. The Ryzen 3 2300U and 2200U are positioned for super slim notebooks and mobile devices. The 2300U is four cores and four threads while the 2200U is two cores and four threads. The 2300U has 6 Vega CUs while the 2200U has 3 Vega CUs.




The Zen architecture allows for a much smaller footprint when it comes to comparisons against its competitor. The new architectures (Zen and Vega) are well positioned for low z-height, and it should produce decent results.





Comparing the new APUs, code-named Raven Ridge, against Bristol Ridge (previous generation) we can see that the new mobile parts are significantly faster in both CPU and GPU benchmarks, and use 50% less power. They are truly a step into the future compared to their predecessors. Comparing the Ryzen 5 2500U to the i5-8250U yields results we expect; Intel is better in single, AMD better in multi, and the iGPU of the AMD GPU is much stronger.




AMD has partnered with many vendors including Acer, ASUS, Dell, and Lenovo.




Acer's Nitro 5 and Inspiron 5000 Series are two additions to the high-end Ryzen mobile offerings from two of strong vendors.

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