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CES 2021: AMD Announces New Ryzen 5000 Notebook Processors

AMD also took advantage of its participation in CES 2021 to introduce the new additions to its processor catalog. This time, it is the successful Ryzen 5000 series, but now for notebooks and laptops of all kinds.

As anticipated, the new processors are based on the Zen 3 architecture, however, some 5000 series models will still use the older Zen 2 architecture. This clearly has an economic purpose, as it allows them to offer very good equipment. performance at a somewhat cheaper price.

Here are the main announcements from AMD at CES 2021 .

Ryzen 5000 on laptop

To begin with, you have to know that the nomenclature of these processors may not be so easy to understand the first time: in addition to the name of the specific model, there are the suffixes H (high-performance chips) and U (low-power chips). There is also the suffix HS, which is used to identify chips in ultra-thin computers.

Ryzen 5000 H series

The most powerful model is the Ryzen 9 5980HX, which has eight cores running at 3.3 GHz (and up to 4.8 overclocked ). All four Ryzen 9s (5980HX, 5980HS, 5900HX and 5900HS) are based on Zen 3 and the specific details of each of them can be seen on the official AMD site.

Then there are the Ryzen 7 5800H and 5800HS, which have a somewhat lower clock (3.2 GHz the first and 2.8 GHz the second), both based on Zen 3 architecture. The main difference of these models with respect to the superior ones seems to be, at least on paper, at processor base speeds.

And finally, at the bottom of the series of processors designed for performance are the Ryzen 5 5600H and 5600HS. Both have six cores at 3.3 and 3.0 GHz respectively, based on Zen 3 architecture and which can reach 4.2 GHz when overclocking .

Ryzen 5000 U series

Meanwhile, with the U series – designed for more efficient energy consumption – the models will be a mix between old and new architecture.

The Ryzen 7 5800U and 5700U are eight-core chips, with speeds of 1.9 and 1.8 Ghz, respectively (up to 4.4 and 4.3 overclocked ). However, the main difference, aside from the clock speed, is in the architecture as the 5800U is built on top of Zen 3, while the 5700U is based on Zen 2.

Something similar happens with the Ryzen 5600U and Ryzen 5500U. The former has six cores clocked at 2.3 GHz (up to 4.4 GHz overclocked ), while the second also has six cores at 2.1 GHz (4 GHz overclocked ). Of course, the 5600U is based on Zen 3 while the 5500U, on Zen 2.

And to close the line of the Ryzen 5000 in mobiles, the Ryzen 3 5300U remains. This processor is quad-core running at 2.6 GHz (3.8 overclocked ) and is based on the old Zen 2 architecture.

Release date? AMD simply limited itself to saying that they will be available during the first half of 2021. This has not been an impediment, yes, for a manufacturer to have already presented a notebook with a Ryzen 5000: ASUS, which announced revisions for several of its laptops ROG sub-brand:

  • ROG Flow X13 with Ryzen 9 5980HS
  • ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE with Ryzen 9 5900HX
  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 with Ryzen 9 5900HX

For now, ASUS has not given specific release dates for these processors either.

New Ryzen for desktop

In addition to the processors for laptops, AMD took the opportunity to announce two new desktop processors that are a refreshment of existing versions. Those new chips are the Ryzen 9 5900 and the Ryzen 7 5800.

The first is an alternative to the Ryzen 9 5900X, but with a slightly lower consumption. This processor is 12 cores at 3 GHz (4.7 GHz overclocked ) and is based on Zen 3. For its part, the second model is a slightly lower version of the Ryzen 7 5800X, now without the X in the suffix; This CPU has 8 cores at 3.4 Ghz (4.6 GHz overclocked ) and is also based on the Zen 3 architecture.

According to AMD, these processors offer 24 percent better performance over the previous generation, playing at 1080p resolution. Of course, an important detail is that these processors will be available only for OEM-type manufacturers (that is, they sell pre-assembled computers) and not for the general public to buy them directly.

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