Following closely on the release of stellar financial results from their third quarter this year, AMD is again moving fast and has introduced the AMD Ryzen mobile processor. Formerly codenamed “Raven Ridge”, this APU is aimed at the premium 2-in-1, convertible and ultrathin notebook market segment.
The series currently showcases two Ryzen models, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processors. They combine Zen x86 cores with Radeon Vega graphics in a System-on-Chip (SOC). The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, offering up to 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance and 161% better graphics performance than the competition.
“We promised to bring innovation and competition back to every segment of the PC market in 2017, and today marks the fulfillment of that promise for consumer notebooks following our successful roll-out across the consumer, commercial and high-end desktop markets earlier this year,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD.
In the coming weeks, initial systems powered by Ryzen mobile processors are slated to be available from top manufacturers including Acer, HP and Lenovo, with further platform updates expected from Dell and other OEMs in early 2018.
“We’re excited to be among the first to bring the AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics to the market with our Acer Swift 3 notebook,” said Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business, Acer. “Designed for a fast-paced world where people are increasingly mobile, the Swift 3 with Ryzen™ processor will help people power through their day and achieve more on-the-go.”
“As the first to bring Ryzen™ 7 1700 8-core processors to gaming notebooks with the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC, Asus looks forward to introducing new notebook designs based on the powerful and efficient new Ryzen™ mobile processors,” said S.Y. Shian, Chief Officer & Corporate Vice President, ASUSteck Computer Inc.
“We live in a fast-paced world where everyone is on-the-go, requiring productivity in thin and light devices,” said Raza Haider, Vice President, Inspiron & Vostro, Dell Product Group, Dell. “Dell’s Inspiron line offers affordable and versatile computing in beautiful form factors. Starting in early 2018 we are adding AMD Ryzen™ mobile processors to select Inspiron laptops bringing more options for powering cinematic and computing experiences while on the go.”
“HP continues to deliver PCs that drive amazing experiences for our customers,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP Inc. “By offering AMD’s Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics with our exceptionally gorgeous HP ENVY x360, users will experience a device that inspires creativity with superb performance.”
“At Lenovo, we’re constantly working on bringing powerful, intuitive computing experiences to our customers,” said Jeff Meredith, senior vice president and general manager of Lenovo Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. “People today need the right tools to get things done on the go. That’s why we’re excited to bring to market the IdeaPad 720S laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor. The IdeaPad 720S’ powerful processor, feather-light design and all-day battery life is made for today’s mobile multitaskers.”