January 7, 2020
AMD announces an x86 eight-core ultrathin laptop processors as part of the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processor family, built on the “Zen 2” core architecture with 7nm process technology and optimized high performance Radeon graphics in a system-on-a-chip design. As the third generation of AMD Ryzen Mobile processors, the new 4000 Series provides design enhancements and power efficiency for ultrathin laptops.
AMD also announced the AMD Athlon 3000 Series Mobile Processor family powered by “Zen” architecture, enabling modern computing experiences with real performance for a wider range of laptop users. Consumers will be able to purchase the first AMD Ryzen 4000 Series and Athlon 3000 Series powered laptops from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and others starting in Q1 2020, with more systems expected to launch throughout 2020 with global OEM partners.
In addition, AMD announced the 64-core, 128-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will be available February 7, 2020. Purpose-built to enable extreme performance for 3D and visual effects, the 3990X delivers up to 51% faster rendering performance than the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor.
“We are kicking off 2020 with a bang, bringing unmatched performance, graphics, and longer battery life to ultrathin and gaming laptop users with the new AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors,” says Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Client Compute. “We saw historic portfolio growth for AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered systems in 2019, and we are already on track to bring wider system adoption of AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors in 2020 from major OEM partners, offering twice the power-efficiency from the previous generation.”
AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors
Featuring up to eight cores and 16 threads, the AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors provide portability, delivering performance for ultrathin laptops with a configurable 15W TDP.
AMD also detailed AMD SmartShift technology, allowing users to harness Ryzen 4000 Mobile Processors, Radeon Graphics and the latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 edition, advancing computing experiences by optimizing performance as needed.
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Processor
AMD also launched the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, a 64-core desktop processor. Creators can purchase the processor from participating global retailers and system integrators with on-shelf availability expected February 7, 2020.
With a notable amount of single-socket compute performance in a desktop platform, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will be a solution for digital content creation professionals working with 3D animation, raytraced VFX and 8K video codecs, the company reports.
AMD Athlon 3000 Series Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics
The new AMD Athlon 3000 Series Mobile Processor family expands the reach of the powerful “Zen” architecture to mainstream notebooks. Athlon 3000 Series enables modern computing experiences such as Windows Hello and Cortana, real performance for day-to-day productivity, and Full HD streaming.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.