Here comes AMD’s answer to Intel’s Coffee Lake H series chips, that are primarily used in gaming notebooks and other workstations. The new AMD Ryzen 45 watt chips, namely the Ryzen 5 2600H and the Ryzen 7 2800H are processors with four CPU cores, Radeon Vega graphics, and eight processor threads. The new IT services from AMD is a new step towards expansion into notebooks and workstations, especially mobile ones.
According to AMD, the new chips support DDR4 RAM up to 3200 MHz and the 14nm chips can be configured to 35W of thermal power or up to 54W. This option easily covers options for laptop makers to either choose extended battery life with less heat or pick a higher setting for an improved performance.
Coming to the differences between the chips, it’s actually quite similar. The Ryzen 5 2600H is the starting point of what the chip offers. It comes with a 1.1GHz Radeon Vega 8 graphics, a 3.2GHz base, and an additional 3.6-GHz boost speeds. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 2800H is the chip with 1.3GHz Radeon Vega 11 graphics, a base of 3.3GHz, and 3.8GHz boost speeds. It’s fairly obvious now that the Ryzen 7 2800H is the higher version of the two!
The new chips mark an entryway for AMD into the market that is dominated by Intel. So far, the AMD chips were implanted for higher-end systems, mainly for gaming. With the new range, AMD is targeting the common PC consumer.