AMD Takes the Fight to Intel With its Ryzen 4000 Laptop Processors

AMD’s long-awaited Ryzen 4000 mobile processors have finally arrived through the Consumer Electronics Show 2020. These chips are based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture and are here to take on Intel’s 10nm Icelake laptop chips.

The Ryzen 4000 lineup will be divided into two different categories, the 15W Ryzen U series for the highly portable ultrabooks, and a 45W Ryzen H series for high-end professional and gaming laptops. The Ryzen 3, 5, and 7 naming scheme, however, will remain as it is.

The most powerful processor in the series, the Ryzen 7 4800U, is equipped with 8 cores, 16 threads, and eight Radeon graphics cores. It has a base clock speed of 1.8GHz and reaches up to 4.8Ghz on boost.

On the other hand, Intel’s top-end processor, the 10th gen Core i7-10710U, features six cores and is based on Intel’s much older integrated graphics, making it no match for the 4800U’s Radeon cores.

AMD CEO Lisa Su claims that the third-generation Ryzen 4000 series is twice as power-efficient compared to the second generation Ryzen processors. This is primarily due to the shift from 10nm to the 7nm process.

AMD also claims that it will power over a 100 laptops this year with the third-generation Ryzen 4000 CPUs. The first batch will arrive in Q1 2020 with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo laptops.


Model Cores/ Threads Watts Boost / Base Frequency (GHz) GPU Cores L2 / L3 Cache (MB)
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8C/16T 45W Up to 4.2 / 2.9 GHz 7 12
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 6C/12T 45W Up to 4.0 / 3.0 GHz 6 11
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U 8C/16T 15W Up to 4.2 / 1.8 GHz 8 12
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 8C/8T 15W Up to 4.1 / 2.0 GHz 7 12
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U 6C/12T 15W Up to 4.0 / 2.1 GHz 6 11
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6C/6T 15W Up to 4.0 / 2.3 GHz 6 11
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U 4C/4T 15W Up to 3.7 / 2.7 GHz 5 6
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U 2C/4T 15W Up to 3.3 / 2.4 GHz 3 5
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U 2C/2T 15W Up to 3.2 / 2.3 GHz 2 5

  • Great, AMD has been crushing Intel in all other categories but wasn’t able to in mobile processors specifically single thread performance and power efficiency was behind Intel’s.

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