AMD CES 2020 Keynote Recap

Gaming Solutions

Next up on the stage was Frank Azor, architect of gaming solutions.  From here he demonstrated how AMD is bringing remarkable to laptops.  Whereas the previous announcements were for the thin and light laptops, Frank Azor showed us how the higher-end “H” series processors for mobile can help gamers and creators. 

Announcing Ryzen 7 4800H    

AMD is announcing at CES the Ryzen 7 4800H mobile processor, this is a step up from the “U” series for ultrathins.  This is desktop caliber performance in a notebook processor.  The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is at the top of the stack for gamers and creators in the mobile space.  It will have 8 cores / 16 threads based on the same Zen 2 cores.  It has a base clock of 2.9GHz and a boost clock up to 4.2GHz all in a higher 45W TDP compared to the 15W TDP of the ultrathins. 

This higher TDP will allow for higher sustained performance in intense workloads like gaming and creativity applications.  This CPU is able to deliver better performance than the competition at a much lower TDP than is required by the competition.

David’s Notes: We noted that the 4800H has 7 GPU Compute Units compared to the 4500U’s 8 Compute Units. AMD stated that the 4800H should still be faster as the higher power envelope allows for higher levels of performance compared to the 4500U. Regardless, they also mentioned that virtually all 45W/H-series processors were expected to ship in laptops that have a discrete graphics solution which renders the GPU performance of the chip moot.

The ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 laptop was shown sporting the new Ryzen 4000 H-SERIES processors.  It will have a 14” WQHD or FHD 120Hz display, 10 hours of video playback on battery, 17.9mm z-height and weigh only 3.5lbs.  It will be available in February of this year.

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