Chipmaker AMD introduced its innovations in computing technology to power gaming, commercial, and mainstream laptops at the recently concluded Computex 2022.
“At Computex 2022 we highlighted growing adoption of AMD in ultrathin, gaming, and commercial notebooks from the leading PC providers based on the leadership performance and battery life of our Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors,” said Dr. Lisa Su, chair and CEO, AMD. “With our upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, we will bring even more leadership to the desktop market with our next-generation 5nm “Zen 4” architecture and provide an unparalleled, high-performance computing experience for gamers and creators.”
The upcoming Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors with the new “Zen 4” architecture promises to deliver a significant increase in performance upon their launch in the fall of 2022.
AMD also highlighted the growth and momentum for AMD in the mobile market as 70 of the more than 200 expected ultrathin, gaming, and commercial notebook designs powered by Ryzen 6000 Series processors have been launched or announced to date.
AMD also announced the newest addition to the Ryzen Mobile lineup, “Mendocino;” the newest AMD smart technology, SmartAccess Storage; and more details of the new AM5 platform, including support from motherboard manufacturers.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors
The new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors are based on 5nm “Zen 4” architecture. The new processors will double the amount of L2 cache per core, feature higher clock speeds, and are projected to provide greater than 15% uplift in single-thread performance compared to the prior generation. At Computex 2022, AMD demonstrated the Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processor running at 5.5 GHz clock speed throughout AAA gameplay. The same processor was also demonstrated to perform more than 30% faster than an Intel Core i9 12900K in a Blender multi-threaded rendering workload.
In addition to the new “Zen 4” compute, the Ryzen 7000 series features an all-new 6nm I/O die. The new I/O die includes AMD RDNA 2-based graphics engine, a new low-power architecture adopted from AMD Ryzen mobile processors, support for the latest memory and connectivity technologies like DDR5 and PCI Express 5.0, and support for up to 4 displays.
AMD Socket AM5 Platform
The new AMD Socket AM5 platform features a 1718-pin LGA design with support for up to 170W TDP processors, dual-channel DDR5 memory, and new SVI3 power infrastructure for leading all-core performance with the Ryzen 7000 Series processors. AMD Socket AM5 features the most PCIe 5.0 lanes in the industry with up to 24 lanes, making it the fastest, largest, and most expansive desktop platform with support for the next-generation and beyond class of storage and graphics cards.
The new “Mendocino” processors promise to offer great everyday performance and are expected to be priced around $399-$699. Featuring “Zen 2” cores and RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics, the processors are designed to deliver the best battery life and performance in the price band. The first systems featuring the new “Mendocino” processors will be available from OEM partners in Q4 2022.
AMD Advantage Systems and AMD SmartAccess Storage
AMD Advantage systems feature AMD smart technologies, a collection of advanced capabilities that enable AMD CPUs and GPUs to work cohesively. AMD unveiled the latest addition to the smart technology family, AMD SmartAccess Storage, which supports Microsoft DirectStorage and utilizes AMD Smart Access Memory technology and other AMD technologies to help reduce game load times and accelerate texture streaming. More information about AMD SmartAccess Storage will be provided in the coming months.
New AMD Advantage systems are available from a number of OEMs, including systems from Alienware, Asus, Lenovo, and HP, and now also include system integrator designs from Metamechbook and Origin PC.