New AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile chips to empower gamers, creators

Ruben Fields
January 14, 2021

Up to 4.8Ghz, 8 cores and 16 threads is what you can get from the 13 different AMD 5000 series laptop CPU's, all based on the Zen 3 architecture.

Last year, AMD surged forward on the strength of its Ryzen 4000 mobile processors and Ryzen 5000 desktop processor families.

For the Zen 3, Cezanne chips at least (it wasn't clear if this also applied to the Zen 2 Lucienne ones as well) AMD promised market-leading battery life for all x86 notebooks thanks to the efficiencies they've made. The H-series models are based on Zen 3 architecture while the U-series have Zen 2 architecture.

Other highlights include two new reduced-TDP alternatives to the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X desktop processors, and the Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors too. AMD says its Ryzen 5000 H-Series offer up to 8 cores and 16 threads and built on the new "Zen 3" architecture. And as these are unlocked for overclocking, the frequency can go up to 4.8GHz, which is pretty impressive.

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AMD's newest 5000-Series Mobile processors might be powering the upcoming laptops of corporations like HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Acer, and extra. According to AMD's slides, the 5600U is faster in single-threaded code than the 5700U but modestly slower in multi-threaded code. The largest gains were seen with a 23 percent improvement in the PCMark10 benchmark, a 22 percent improvement in Microsoft Excel performance, a 9 percent improvement in the PCMark Apps benchmark and a 7 percent improvement in Microsoft Edge performance.

The company has also introduced new HX chips in the lineup, aimed at "serious gamers". The processors feature up to 8 cores and 16 threads.

Both the categories have four chipsets - Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9.

All of the U-Series and H-Series processors have simultaneous multithreading enabled, and, for the first time, the mobile processors will also support AMD's collaborative power performance control technology, which was previously only available on the chipmaker's desktop processors.

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