AMD announces Ryzen 5000 processors based on 7nm Zen 3 architecture

AMD has announced its new Ryzen 5000 mobile CPUs during its keynote at the virtual CES 2021.

While making the announcement, Lisa Su, CEO of AMD claimed it to be the most powerful PC processors ever built. Some models of the new chipset are based on 7nm Zen 3 architecture while some are based on the older Zen 2.

AMD has divided the processors into two categories i.e. H-series which is aimed at gaming and content creation, and U-series which is aimed at ultrabooks. The H-series models are based on Zen 3 architecture while the U-series have Zen 2 architecture.

Both the categories have four chipsets Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9. The high end offering in the H-series is the AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS that has eight cores and 16 threads, offering a 3.0GHz clock speed that can be boosted up to 4.8GHz.

AMD introduced new HX chips in the lineup, aimed at serious gamers. The Ryzen 9 5900HX has 45W+ TDP and will power 2021’s best gaming notebooks but has not revealed more information about the upcoming hardware.

The top end offering in the U-series is the Ryzen 7 5800U, an eight-core, 16-thread CPU with a 1.9GHz clock speed that can be boosted up to 4.4GHz. The company claimed to deliver up to 17.5 hours of general-usage battery life and 21 hours of movie playback.

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su says that the company is expected over 150 Ryzen 5000 series laptops to get launched in the market this year. The first devices powered by these new chipsets are expected to be available for purchase from next month.

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