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AMD starts 2019 with a range of new 12nm mobile PC processors, here are the specs

AMD Ryzen
AMD Ryzen (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

AMD has unveiled its second-generation mobile Ryzen 3000 chips, which it says perform "well above the competition." Some of the new features in the second-gen Ryzen mobile range include modern standby, 4K HDR streaming, and wake on voice, with boosted battery life.

The 12nm tech, AMD says, offers significant gains over competing Intel chips for every-day tasks such as web browsing, and more advanced productivity user-scenarios like media editing. The first PCs that feature the new chips will arrive in Q1 from the likes of Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, and Samsung, with more on the way.

2nd-gen Ryzen 3000 chip specs

Product ModelCores / ThreadsTDPBoost / Base Freq.Radeon GraphicsGPU CoresMax GPU Freq.L2+L3 Cache
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3750H4C/8T35W4.0/2.3 GHzVega101400 MHz6MB
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700U4C/8T15W4.0/2.3 GHzVega101400 MHz6MB
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3550H4C/8T35W3.7/2.1 GHzVega81200 MHz6MB
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U4C/8T15W3.7/2.1 GHzVega81200 MHz6MB
AMD Ryzen™ 3 3300U4C/4T15W3.5/2.1 GHzVega61200 MHz6MB
AMD Ryzen™ 3 3200U2C/4T15W3.5/2.6 GHzVega31200 MHz5MB
AMD Athlon 300U2C/4T15W3.3/2.4 GHzVega31000 MHz5MB

Additionally, AMD touted its fresh Radeon Adrenalin software will allow users to update their Ryzen-based chipsets with the latest features and optimizations for games more easily than before.

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  • Curios what the difference between 15W and 35W is in real life tests.
  • I would guess higher sustainable clock speeds and worse battery life for mobile devices
  • It would be interesting to see what the rrp is of these Ryzen chips and how well they perform. Can't wait to see what they in store for the desktop market.
  • Another good thing to come out of this announcement is that, for better or worse, AMD will FINALLY update GPU drivers for their Mobile Ryzen line-up directly, instead of through the manufacturer, as they've previously done, which has been nothing short of a disaster for some of us. I have an HP Envy x360 with a Ryzen 5 2500U, and not only has the GPU driver not seen an update for over a YEAR, the latest BIOS update for this notebook rendered it unusable, forcing many of us to hack-install the generic Vega 8 GPU driver (which works wonderfully but I expect an official solution).
  • The fact that AMD will now directly take care of mobile ryzen updates is really good news, this will undoubtedly solve lots of problems for current users.
  • Just look at the custom.SOC in the Xbox One X that is not a low end part like the custom SOC in the first Xbox One.
  • Only 2.3GHZ base with 4 cores at 35w TDP? Probably just worst case if GPU is active as well. AMD should release a 45w mobile CPU as well. To compete against Intel 8750h
  • @danwatt1234. These are laptop CPUs 😂... Guess you didn't read the article did you lol.
  • How does the AMD 3700u have 4 cores at 2.3GHZ base at 15w TDP while the AMD 3750H has 4 cores at 2.3GHZ base at 35w TDP? That doesn't make any sense. Is the chart incorrect? How is the 20w extra power used?
  • @danwat1234. The higher TDP APU is for gaming laptops. Whereas the lower TDP APU is for slim notebooks and fanless designs. This chart makes total sense.