AMD Launches Ryzen 5000 Mobile Processors

When you have the world?s most advanced processor architecture2 for gamer and content creators, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are playing the latest games, designing the next skyscraper, or crunching data, you need a powerful processor that can handle it all?and more. Hands down, the AMD Ry zen? 5000 Series desktop processors set the bar for gamer and artists alike. With great processing power comes the bleeding-edge technologies to support. All AMD Ry zen? 5000 Series processors come with a full suite of technologies designed to elevate your PC?s processing power including Precision Boost 2, Precision Boost Overdrive4 and PCIe? 4.0.

How`s it Perform? An and tech and PCMag both got their hands on an Asus ROG Flow X13. The Flow X13 is a 2-in-1 convertible gaming laptop that only weighs 2.9 lbs, but it designed to take full advantage of an external GPU for gamer who need more horsepower than the built-in NVIDIA GT X 1650 GPU. It features a top-end AMD Ry zen Mobile 5980HS APU.

I`m highlighting PCMag: Photoshop test because it is a good example of a place where the 5000 series really benefits from the new unified architecture. The ROG Flow X13 completes this benchmark 18 percent more quickly than the 4900 HS inside the ROG Zephyrus G14 above. Photoshop is an application that has always preferred a few high-performance cores, and AMD?s micro architectural improvements pay big dividends here. Some applications, like Cine bench R15, only showed a six percent gap between the 5980HS and the 4900HS inside the Zephyrus. While that is considerably below the 1.19x IPC improvement AMD promised, the ROG Flow X13 is also a 2.9-pound thin-and-light laptop. A larger system with better cooling would have more room to stretch its metaphorical legs.

Anandtech released a comprehensive suite: Test results focused more on the CPU than on the laptop itself. Their results show uplifts between 6 percent at the low end to as much as 18 percent at the high end. Given the thin-and-light nature of the machine Asus built, I wouldn`t be surprised to see desktop replacement-class systems open more of a gap between the 4900HS and the 5980HS.

What Anandtech and PCMag both wind up: Concluding is that these CPU’s are a formidable uplift and a real shot for AMD to take mobile market share that?s only recently become available to it in the first place. The Ry zen Mobile 4000 series wasn`t stymied by some evil alliance between Intel and NVIDIA ? it?s just taken the mobile market some time to evaluate what AMD?s platform could do and to build systems around it. AMD believes its partners will roll out a far more aggressive set of SKUs this year, and we expect to see that happen.