AMD announces the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks

Following the success of Ryzen desktop processors, AMD today revealed their Ryzen mobile processors for premium 2-in-1s, convertibles and ultrathin notebook computers. These new processors combine the architectures of “Zen” x86 cores and Radeon “Vega” graphics in a System-on-Chip design.

AMD claims that the new Ryzen 7 2700U featuring a 15W nominal processor TDP is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, with up to 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance as well as up to 161% more graphics performance than comparable Intel processors.

Ryzen mobile processors also come with new Precision Boost 2 technology, which accelerates processor performance in workloads using from one to many CPU cores. Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR) raises sustained performance in notebooks with great cooling solutions and certified for “Ultimate XFR Performance”. These processors are also highly energy efficient. AMD is targeting up to a 2X battery life improvement and premium laptops based on these processors may offer up to 10 hours of 4K video battery life.

Windows devices powered by Ryzen mobile processors will be available from PC OEMs including Acer, HP and Lenovo later this year. AMD also mentioned that Dell and other OEMs will reveal their devices in early 2018.

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