The CES 2020 is in full swing and a lot fo exciting stuff is happening in the world of laptops and PCs. Amidst a bunch of premium laptops toting Intel processors, AMD has gone on to unveil the Ryzen 4000 series processors at the event. AMD also goes on to unveil new Radeon branded graphics cards based on AMD RDNA architecture. These chips promise a lot of performance and several laptops makers have already announced new models using these new AMD chips.
The 2019 series of AMD processors promise superior performance over the outgoing models. The Ryzen 4000 series processors promise up to 4 per cent greater single-thread performance and up to 90 per cent faster-multithreaded performance than the competition. AMD also promises up to 18 per cent faster graphics performance over its rivals. This is valid for the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U which is meant for laptops.
The Ryzen 4000 series of processors, in general, will feature up to eight cores and 16 threads. For catering to those who want the ultimate performance, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is claimed to be the world’s first 64-core desktop processor promising up to 51 per cent greater performance than the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X in 3D Ray Tracing with the MAXON Cinema4D Render.
When it comes to graphics cards, AMD has updated its Radeon graphics cards. For 2020, the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is built on the AMD RDNA architecture and the 7nm manufacturing process, comes with 6GB of GDDR6 RAM and PCIe 4.0 for 1080p gaming. AMD also announced the Radeon RX 5600 graphics card for desktop PCs. For 1080p gaming on laptops, AMD has the Radeon RX 5600M GPU and for the extremely high-performance gaming laptops, AMD brings the Radeon RX 5700M card with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM.ADVERTISEM
Asus is one of the first few companies to bring the AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors to its TUF series gaming laptops. The TUF Gaming A15 and TUF Gaming A17 will get the latest Ryzen 4000 series processors and will come with Nvidia GTX and RTX graphics cards. The Gaming A15 can be had with 15.6-inch display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD. The Gaming A17 gets a bigger 17.3-inch display with refresh rate of up to 120Hz, up to 32GB RAM and 1TB storage. Both the laptops feature 90Whr batteries as standard.
Lenovo joins Asus with its Yoga series of laptops powered by the Ryzen 4000 chips. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is the latest lightweight laptop from Lenovo and it’s toting the Ryzen 4000 series chips, although Lenovo hasn’t mentioned any specific detail about which chipset it’s going to use in these laptops. Unlike the TUF gaming laptops, the Yoga 7 isn’t a gaming laptop but you will still get up to 16GB RAM, 14-inch 1080p display and 1TB SSD.