AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 Mobile Processors

Joanna Estrada
January 14, 2021

The biggest announcement from Lisa Su's keynote at CES 2021 was undoubtedly the reveal of the Ryzen 5000 mobile processors.

AMD is taking the Zen 3 technology in Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs and bringing it to laptops.

The first Ryzen 5000-based portable PCs will appear in February, AMD says.

AMD also briefly demoed its upcoming third-generation Epyc CPUs, codenamed Milan.

The new AMD processors are classified into the high-performance-oriented H series processors and the ultra-mobile U-series processors.

And then there's the U-series, which prioritizes both performance and efficiency, such as battery life.

All fours classes can scale up to CPUs with 8 cores and 16 threads. The HX-series includes the Ryzen 9 5980HX and Ryzen 9 5900HX. However, we did also get confirmation of the rumoured non-X Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 CPUs. It is claimed by the company to deliver up to 17.5 hours of general-usage battery life and 21 hours of movie playback. Some models of the new chipset are based on 7nm "Zen 3" architecture while some are based on the older Zen 2.

Last year, AMD surged forward on the strength of its Ryzen 4000 mobile processors and Ryzen 5000 desktop processor families. The new processors, also powered by the Zen 3 architecture, will come to pre-built OEM systems only. The 5000H series is entirely comprised of processors using the new Zen 3 architecture that we saw unveiled back in October 2020, designated as being part of the "Cezanne H" family of APUs, whereas the 5000U series has a mix of Zen 3 architecture chips (the "Cezanne U" family) and some of the previous generation Zen 2 architecture ones (known as the "Lucienne U" family).

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