Monday, January 7th 2019

AMD Kicks-Off 2019 Offering Complete Mobile Portfolio with Ryzen, Athlon, and A-Series Processors for Notebooks and Chromebooks

Today, AMD announced the first members of its 2019 mobility line-up encompassing all notebook segments: 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Mobile Processors powering ultrathin and gaming notebooks; AMD Athlon 300 Series Mobile Processors powering mainstream notebooks with the fast and efficient "Zen"3 core; and optimized 7th Gen AMD A-Series processors, elevating performance for mainstream Chromebooks. In addition, AMD announced that starting this quarter, gamers, creators and enthusiasts will be able to install Radeon Software Adrenalin software to bring the latest GPU features and game optimizations to all systems powered by AMD Ryzen Processors with Radeon Graphics.

"Users expect mobile PCs that excel at both everyday tasks and compute-heavy experiences, and with our latest mobile processor portfolio AMD offers exactly that across all levels of the market," said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client Compute, AMD. "Notebook users want to experience the latest modern features while streaming, gaming, or finishing work faster. Enabling breakthrough entertainment experiences, AMD is pleased to enable a wide range of AMD powered notebooks than ever that deliver on those expectations with blazing fast performance, rich graphics, and long battery life."
2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile Processors: Featuring world's fastest processor for ultrathin laptops
Built on 12 nm manufacturing technology, new AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Mobile Processors deliver best-in-class performance, a brilliant entertainment experience, and state-of-the-art features as well as offering impressive performance improvements well above the competition
  • The new AMD Ryzen mobile processors deliver;
    o engaging and entertaining features like Wake on Voice, Modern Standby, smooth PC gaming, and is 4K HDR Streaming-capable
    o up to 10 hours of video playback battery life
    o AMD Ryzen 7 3700U can edit media up to 29% faster than the Intel Core i7-8550U6, and the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U can load websites up to 14% faster than the Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Consumers will be able to purchase the first 2nd Gen Ryzen mobile powered notebooks starting in Q1, with more systems expected to launch throughout 2019. These new notebooks will be coming through Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, and Samsung this year.
  • Starting in Q1 2019, AMD plans to provide regular Radeon Software Adrenalin updates for all Ryzen Processors with Radeon Vega graphics via AMD.com, enabling frequent support for new games, new features, improved performance and more robust stability.
  • AMD is also offering "Zen" -based Athlon Mobile Processors bringing consumers more choice, enabling mobile computing to meet nearly any budget, slated to be available from global OEMs in early 2019.
7th Generation A-Series Processors: Versatile A-Series processor for Google Chromebooks
The 7th Gen AMD A-Series processors deliver ideal computing experiences, from fluid web browsing to effortless everyday productivity, social media, streaming and web gaming. The AMD A6-9220C processor provides;
  • up to 23% faster web browsing and up to 24% faster web application performance than the Intel Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350, respectively
  • up to 3.2X faster email performance and up to 74% higher office application productivity than the Intel Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350, respectively
  • up to 42% faster photo editing performance and up to 43% faster web gaming experiences than the Intel Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350, respectively
Starting with the Acer Chromebook 315 and HP Chromebook 14, leading global OEMs are scheduled to release several AMD powered Chromebooks in 2019 delivering fast and efficient computing, with battery life that keeps pace with the consumer's needs.

At CES 2019, Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD is delivering a keynote address, scheduled for Wednesday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom.

"Working in partnership with AMD, we are excited to introduce a line of fast, responsive, reliable Chromebooks powered by AMD A-Series processors," said Chris Chiang, vice president of product management, Acer Pan America. "The new Acer Chromebook 315 delivers great performance to let users do more with the growing selection of Android apps and Chrome extensions, thanks to award-winning Radeon graphics for a visually stunning experience and AMD processors that will tackle tasks quickly and reliably."

"ASUS is dedicated to delivering the most innovative hardware for gamers of all levels," said Vivian Lien, Head of Global Marketing for Gaming and Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America. "We're excited to announce the new ASUS FX505 and 705DY TUF Gaming notebooks, the first laptops powered by AMD's Ryzen 7 3750H and Ryzen 5 3550H processor and discrete Radeon RX560X graphics, suited for high performance gaming on the go. It's a unique solution that delivers best-in-class gaming experiences for a wide variety of users."

"We are excited to offer AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile and Radeon solutions in our mainstream Inspiron 5000 laptops and 2-in-1s in the coming months, giving our customers even more choice for their computing experiences," said Ray Wah, Senior Vice President, Consumer and Small Business Product Group, Dell. "AMD's latest Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics are expected to deliver multi-tasking performance users want, while also enabling the modern PC features they need."

"We created Chromebooks to build better computing for everyone, and as Chromebooks continue to evolve, this goal remains the same," said John Solomon, vice president of Chrome OS, Google. "By providing Chromebooks with AMD A-Series processors, customers will have an even broader choice of affordable Chromebooks for their everyday needs."

"Chromebooks continue to be a rapidly growing market, where customers are looking for differentiated designs and amazing features to power their work and play," said Kevin Frost, vice president, Consumer PCs, HP Inc. "With the new HP Chromebook 14, HP is excited to partner with AMD on the creation of the first AMD-powered Chrome OS device, providing excellent performance, an enriched entertainment experience, and the best of Google and Chrome OS to access millions of Android apps on Google Play filled with Android apps to do everything in a stylish PC."

"As work-life integration goes mainstream and people seek increasing flexibility in their lifestyles, they need accessible tools to stay productive and entertained anytime, anywhere," said Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group's Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. "Designed for users' evolving needs, the new Lenovo IdeaPad S540 and IdeaPad S340 laptops powered by the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors balance great performance with portability - letting people get things done on the go, on their own terms."
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21 Comments on AMD Kicks-Off 2019 Offering Complete Mobile Portfolio with Ryzen, Athlon, and A-Series Processors for Notebooks and Chromebooks

#1
Mistral
So essentially they are trying to do with Intel on mobile what they did to them on desktop, except that this might work out even better. Nice.
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#2
phill
6w?? That's darn good!! I know the Atom is around that but wow... :) AMD +1 for me!!
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#3
john_
Those Bulldozers are a really bad idea. I guess they had those chips and didn't knew what to do with them. Lowered their frequencies, manage a 6w TDP and thought to sell them at cost instead of throwing them away.
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#4
Nephilim666
Here's what I want.
A 15.6" laptop with high quality build and decent battery. Upgradeable RAM and nvme. A 4k IPS display with 100% adobeRGB. Top of the line Ryzen CPU and Vega 56 (aka Vega 10XL I think).
If someone makes that I'll throw my money at them.
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#5
Recus
2/4 cores, 28nm in 2019. This is what happens when AMD doesn't have competition in low/medium category. :laugh:
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#6
Vya Domus
Recus, post: 3971327, member: 96809"
2/4 cores, 28nm in 2019. This is what happens when AMD doesn't have competition in low/medium category. :laugh:
Oh don't worry Intel has you covered with those Core M CPUs if you want even lower performance.
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#7
AMX85
then... 7nm gona be 4000 series?


greetings

Recus, post: 3971327, member: 96809"
2/4 cores, 28nm in 2019. This is what happens when AMD doesn't have competition in low/medium category. :laugh:
Intel Atom based (Celeron/Pentium) has poor performance per clock and mediocre GPU

Greetings
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#8
silentbogo
No complaints about the Ryzen 3000-series.

But whattahell is going on with those LP parts? 2C/2T, 1MB cache, 28nm?
I don't care how powerful their iGPU is, the performance on those chromebooks will be so handicapped by the CPU that it's gonna suck just as much as any other low-end part they've made in the past 10 years...
There is a reason why Intel decided to double the amount of cache in their Pentium/Celeron lineup. Heck, even SD855 sounds like a better alternative to Intel than this badly aged garbage.

phill, post: 3971304, member: 96013"
6w?? That's darn good!! I know the Atom is around that but wow... :) AMD +1 for me!!
That's been a norm in this segment since 2013 or so. Almost half of modern intel lineup consists of sub-10W Celerons, Pentiums, and Core Y SoCs (that includes overpriced chips in the new macbook Air, which essentially is a glorified dual-core Atom with HT and TurboBoost).
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#9
Vya Domus
silentbogo, post: 3971426, member: 141875"
I don't care how powerful their iGPU is, the performance on those chromebooks will be so handicapped by the CPU that it's gonna suck
Honestly, the worst thing in here is the chromebook itself. Let those thing die already.
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#10
ArbitraryAffection
I have a HP envy 2 in 1 with 2500U and im really happy with it :3 even when playing very light games (warframe, 720p low 60fps) in performance mode. So these will be even better, AMD is making really good chips even for ultra-small designs. the H ones look good to provide low cost entry level gaming laptops too
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#11
yakk
Nice to see AMD APUs in finally Chromebooks! :toast:

Especially great for schools and other myriad uses.
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#12
phill
silentbogo, post: 3971426, member: 141875"
That's been a norm in this segment since 2013 or so. Almost half of modern intel lineup consists of sub-10W Celerons, Pentiums, and Core Y SoCs (that includes overpriced chips in the new macbook Air, which essentially is a glorified dual-core Atom with HT and TurboBoost).
Impressive power requirements :) I wonder if they will start doing proper full size PSUs but with 50w to 250w or something... Loads of PSUs around 300w+ but not masses under that....
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#13
ricky.alex
john_, post: 3971308, member: 137560"
Those Bulldozers are a really bad idea. I guess they had those chips and didn't knew what to do with them. Lowered their frequencies, manage a 6w TDP and thought to sell them at cost instead of throwing them away.
I don't think those APU are based on Bulldozer. I think they are based on Kabini/Jaguar architecture... it's low power arch used also for some APUs AMD is still selling for very low budget Windows PCs.
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#14
phill
Having had some of the older AMD APUs I was impressed and amazed at their performance for the power they used. Best thing I ever had that would do all the basics and that wouldn't matter if I left it on 24/7 :)
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#15
deu
Dont do un-contextulized bashing (@some people :D). If these cheap APu's can up the performance in the super lowend, where there have been no alternative to intel, then good. And good for who? (Not the hardcore entusiasts that roam this forum) But a segment of people will suddenly have more access and better variety than before. This is for sure a strategy from AMD, to start opening up the low-power-chromebook-segment.
Could potentialy be hitting for it with failed 7nm chiplets later on? (or is there a technical obsticale that I have missed?)
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#16
Vayra86
phill, post: 3971467, member: 96013"
Impressive power requirements :) I wonder if they will start doing proper full size PSUs but with 50w to 250w or something... Loads of PSUs around 300w+ but not masses under that....
PicoPSU

Nephilim666, post: 3971315, member: 30789"
Here's what I want.
A 15.6" laptop with high quality build and decent battery. Upgradeable RAM and nvme. A 4k IPS display with 100% adobeRGB. Top of the line Ryzen CPU and Vega 56 (aka Vega 10XL I think).
If someone makes that I'll throw my money at them.
Sounds like you want a desktop with a small screen. Not happening soon... Small form factors are always a concession.
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#17
phill
Vayra86, post: 3971607, member: 152404"
PicoPSU
I hear about these but are they external units or internal?
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#18
john_
ricky.alex, post: 3971488, member: 184478"
I don't think those APU are based on Bulldozer. I think they are based on Kabini/Jaguar architecture... it's low power arch used also for some APUs AMD is still selling for very low budget Windows PCs.
Based on a number of tech pages these are Bulldozer, Excavator to be more precise.

NotebookCheck's page I think is the best proof of this
AMD A6-9220C Processor - NotebookCheck.net Tech

Even if they where Kabini, 2 cores with that architecture would have been a huge problem. I did enjoyed an AM1 Sempron 3850 for a couple of years, but that chip had 4 cores and it was obvious that it couldn't make it at modern programs with less. And I had overclocked it at 1.6GHz back then. Today's common programs like browsers, are at least multithreaded, so more than 2 cores(in fact the correct here is more than 4) is a necessity for a smooth experience.
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#19
phanbuey
wow, a whole 57 fps at 720P low settings on fortnite... that's an interesting metric to go after for this class of devices.

It's almost saying... "we're faster than the other guy, but at the same time, dont buy this to play fortnite"
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#20
Valantar
I hope these fix some of the power draw issues of the first generation, as that was really their Achilles' heel. They have excellent performance, but platform power draw 3-4x comparable Intel chips at low loads (video playback etc.) or idle is not good enough. Ought to be fixable, though, and Intel's move to LPDDR4X with Ice Lake should make it easier for AMD to do the same, improving iGPU performance nicely. That'll likely have to wait for the 4000-series, though.
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#21
medi01
ArbitraryAffection, post: 3971437, member: 145270"
I have a HP envy 2 in 1 with 2500U and im really happy with it :3 even when playing very light games (warframe, 720p low 60fps) in performance mode. So these will be even better, AMD is making really good chips even for ultra-small designs. the H ones look good to provide low cost entry level gaming laptops too
How is battery life?
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