AMD Reveals New CPUs, GPUs For Desktops, Laptops
AMD revealed several new CPUs and GPUs hitting the market soon for desktops and laptops while also teasing a new generation of desktop CPUs that can hit 5GHz on all cores.
One of the biggest announcements was AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 mobile CPUs for gaming, thin-and-light and commercial laptops. The 6-nanometer CPUs will help power more than 200 premium laptops coming out this year, with availability starting in February. The processors sport up to eight cores and a max boost frequency of 5GHz, and most of them will come with AMD’s powerful RDNA 2 graphics architecture. They’ll also support up to 24 hours of battery life for video playback.
AMD also announced a new Ryzen 7 desktop CPU coming this spring that will provide, on average, 15 percent faster performance for gaming compared to the Ryzen 9 5900X. This performance gain is made possible by a vertical cache that is stacked on top of the CPU, appropriately called the 3-D V-Cache, which gives the CPU a total L2 and L3 cache of 100MB, much higher than the Ryzen 9 5900X’s 70MB. For this reason, AMD is calling it the “world’s fastest gaming processor.”
The chipmaker expanded its GPU offerings as well, with five new 6nm, 35-watt GPUs in its Radeon RX 6000M lineup for gaming laptops. It also introduced a new lineup, the Radeon RX 6000S series for thin and light laptops. The company announced two new mid-range graphics cards for desktops too.