AMD yesterday announced four new mobile processors dedicated to Chromebooks. Grouped under the name Ryzen 5000 C, they take over (but later) the Zen 3 architecture launched on laptops last year.
Chromebooks will be able to rely on new AMD processors. Lisa Su’s firm announced yesterday the launch of four new Ryzen 5000 “C” processors dedicated to laptops powered by ChromeOS, Google’s operating system. This announcement, however, looks like a catch-up: these new chips are indeed based on a Zen 3 architecture which, it is not so much anymore.
This design had indeed been introduced for the first time at the end of 2020, on desktop processors, and had made its way at the beginning of last year on laptops, with processors from the “Cézanne” family. AMD therefore plays continuity by installing this time its Zen 3 architecture, always effective, on processors optimized for ChromeOS and Chromebooks.
Powerful and economical chips, but less modern than it seems
Compared to its previous generation of Ryzen chips for Chromebook, AMD claims up to 67% more responsiveness and 85% better graphics performance. Support for the Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 standards is also mentioned. That said, we’re sticking with old-generation integrated graphics. Understand that the brand new RDNA2 iGPUs installed on the latest Ryzen 6000 “Rembrandt” mobile chips (launched at the beginning of the year on laptops) are not on the menu.
Expected on HP Chromebooks from June, then at Acer before being integrated into devices from other brands, the new Ryzen 5000 C chips are in any case limited to 15 W of TDP. Here are the four processors announced, and the details of their specifications:
- AMD Ryzen 7 5825C: 8 cores / 16 threads clocked between 2.0 and 4.5 GHz, 8 GPU cores and 20 MB cache
- AMD Ryzen 5 5625C: 6 cores / 12 threads clocked between 2.3 and 4.3 GHz, 7 GPU cores and 19 MB of cache
- AMD Ryzen 3 5425C: 4 cores / 8 threads clocked between 2.7 and 4.1 GHz, 6 GPU cores and 10 MB of cache
- AMD Ryzen 3 5125C: 2 cores / 4 threads clocked at 3.0 GHz, 3 GPU cores and 9 MB cache
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