Shortly before the start of CES on 08.01.2019, AMD will be the line-up of the second generation of Ryzen mobile processors, based on the 12nm Zen+ Ryzen architecture with AMD Vega graphics, as well as the new version of the mobile Zen-based processors on 06.01.2019. Athlon processors in 14nm. So if you had hoped to see new products in 7nm at least at this event, you will probably have to wait a little longer.
In addition, AMD will present the first APUs from HP and Acer, which are perfect for surfing the Internet, gaming, or even working as long as the workloads are in the right frame. With both the Ryzen and the cheaper Athlon APUs, AMD is launching a new drive to achieve greater acceptance and presence in these notebook sectors.
The starting position for this endeavor is not even bad, because both the Ryzen processors of the 2. Generation, as well as AMD's Vega graphics, are really competitive this time around – at least on paper. Unfortunately, whether it is possible to inspire enough manufacturers (and in the end also customers) for the new products is another matter. Unfortunately, there were still large gaps between the functional samples on display, commercially available products and the necessary variety of products.
This time, however, one shows itself much better positioned, because with up to 4 cores / 8 threads in the 35- and 15-watt-class it can also be more confident. AMD divides the Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 into two TDP classes, with the energy management in particular ensuring that the power consumption of the U-models is correspondingly lower. How this works in practice, of course, later tests have to prove.
Especially the small Athlon with its two cores and 4 threads is quite interesting for the nut shell class in the form of the Chromebooks, even if Vega has been trimmed in such a way that you get less than 30% of the possible performance. For this, the base clock of the CPU increases slightly. It is also interesting to note from the table that the Ryzen 3 3200U is still indicated with 14nm structure width, which also applies to the Athlon 300U. The Athlon 300U is exactly the same as the Ryzen 3 3200U except for the lower GPU clock speed.
Robert Hallock explains here in his own words the press materials provided in advance – from a marketing point of view, of course, because it is his job to sell any news as the best possible.
Although this briefing is of course only available in English, I assume that most readers will have no problems following the content.
If you would like to browse or browse with yourself, as well as look at the slides in full size, I have also attached the complete PDF file again:CES19_AMD_Mobility_Update_Final