AMD could be readying something even more powerful than the recently announced Ryzen 7 4800U for the mobile market. Notebook Italia posted a video of Lenovo’s Yoga Slim 7 14-inch notebook, and eagle-eyed watchers noticed something peculiar in the spec sheet: a Ryzen 9 4900U processor. This could be a typo, but the “Ryzen 9” seems specific enough to be correct and intentional. (It’s also now been blurred.)
We already know that the Ryzen 4000 U-series’s halo product, the Ryzen 7 4800U, boasts 8 cores and 16 threads. What could an even more powerful mobile chip bring to the table? The first thought might be additional cores/threads, but that’s arguably overkill for a laptop and could lead to potential heat concerns, depending on other specs.
More plausible is a minor bump in clock speeds. The Ryzen 7 4800U is no slouch with its 1.8 GHz base clock and 4.2 GHz boost clock, but there could be room for improvement here.
We’ll know the truth when Lenovo releases its Yoga Slim 7. This is a 2-in-1 laptop that weighs just 3 pounds and offers 14 hours of battery life. There’s also a 15-inch version, but that SKU utilizes a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 chip.