AMD has announced its latest chipsets based on the latest Zen 3 architecture. It is already way ahead of Intel in the fabrication technology as it has been using a 7nm fabrication from last year, while Intel is stuck with a 10nm process. AMD has divided the newly released series into two categories, H-series, based on Zen 3 architecture - which is aimed at gaming and content creation, and U-series – which is built on older Zen 2 architecture, it is for the ultrabooks.
Both the categories have four chipsets: Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9. The most premium of the lot is the AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS having 8 cores and 16 threads, with a 3.0 GHz clock speed that can be boosted up to 4.8GHz. The highest offering in the U-series is the Ryzen 7 5800U, an eight-core, 16-thread CPU with a 1.9GHz clock speed that can be boosted up to 4.4GHz.
"Gamers actually want desktop-like performance in a notebook-like form factor. And that's exactly what we built," said Lisa Su, CEO AMD. With the Ryzen 5800U, the company is also promising a super long battery life for laptops. AMD says the chip can offer a system that can be used for up to 17.5 hours of general usage on a single charge and up to 21 hours for video playback.
The new Ryzen 5000 processors from AMD will be available in over 150 consumer and commercial laptops models, a 50% increase over the last-generation Ryzen 4000 mobile chips. However, the processors will first arrive in laptop models from Asus, HP, and Lenovo.