AMD is out with two new processors today. They’re 45W Ryzen chips for laptops which will compete against Intel’s Coffee Lake H series processors that are widely used for gaming notebooks and workstations. The new chips are essentially laptop versions of the four-core desktop-class chips that AMD launched earlier this year. However, they will enable AMD’s silicon to find its way into more portable computers.
The Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H chips from AMD are 45W processors that feature four CPU cores, eight process threads coupled with Radeon Vega graphics. They have support for DDR4 memory up to 3200MHz. These chips are based on the 14nm process technology and can be configured to 35 watts of thermal design power or up to 54 watts.
This will provide manufacturers with the option to choose the higher or lower setting for more power versus less battery or vice versa. Despite their similarities, the Ryzen 7 2800H does edge ahead with a baseline speed of 3.3GHz and boost speeds of up to 3.8GHz with 1.3GHz Radeon Vega graphics.
The Ryzen 5 2600H has a 3.2GHz base speed with 3.6GHz boost and 1.1GHz Radeon Vega 8 graphics. AMD hasn’t confirmed the pricing and availability information for its first 45W laptop chips.