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AMD is bringing its new Ryzen processors to laptops later this year

AMD is bringing its new Ryzen processors to laptops later this year


Plus the ‘Threadripper’, for high-end PCs

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AMD has announced some more Ryzen processors set to hit later this year, including mobile-focused Ryzen processors for laptops, the Ryzen “Threadripper” for high-end desktop PCs, and a budget Ryzen 3 line, as noted by Liliputing.

The first Ryzen processors were released by AMD earlier this year, and were seen a major leap forward for the company’s CPU offerings that actually managed to offer meaningful competition for Intel’s popular Core i5 and i7 models when it came to both price and performance.

Ryzen laptops are coming later this year

The mobile Ryzen line, codenamed “Raven Ridge,” will be what AMD calls an APU — an “accelerated processing unit,” which combines a CPU and an integrated GPU into a single chip (similar to how Intel CPUs offer integrated Intel HD graphics). Like the desktop Ryzen processors, the mobile CPU components will be four-core, 8-thread chips based on the same “Zen” architecture. AMD expects to see the mobile Ryzen APUs in a variety of laptop form factors, ranging from ultraportables to gaming machines in the second half of 2017.

At the other end of the spectrum is the upcoming Ryzen Threadripper, set to release in the summer. It still has the same Zen architecture as the rest of the Ryzen line, but the Threadripper will be a CPU with up to 16-cores and 32-threads — for comparison, the high end Ryzen 7 offers has eight cores and 16 threads. There’s no word on price yet for the Threadripper, but given the high-end nature of the processor, it probably won’t be cheap.

Lastly, AMD confirmed that the budget Ryzen 3 processors are still planned for later in 2017. The Ryzen 3 is meant to fill in the lower end of the product lineup, and compete with Intel’s Core i3 chips — much as the Ryzen 5 is meant to compete with Intel’s Core i5 models, and the Ryzen 7 to compete with Core i7 processors.