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Ready for Zen-based Chromebooks? AMD has announced its first Ryzen mobile processors designed specifically for Chrome OS devices: the 4C/8T Ryzen 7 3700C (4.0/2.3 GHz), 4C/8T Ryzen 5 3500C (3.7/2.1 GHz), and 2C/4T Ryzen 3 3250C (3.5/2.6 GHz). The company is also launching two new Athlon CPUs for Chromebooks, the 2C/4T Athlon Gold 3150C (3.3/2.4 GHz) and 2C/2T Athlon Silver 3050C (3.2/2.3 GHz).

The first Chromebooks with Ryzen processors will release in Q4 2020. According to AMD, users can expect performance gains of up to 212 percent for multitasking and content creation. Graphics also receive a big boost thanks to Radeon technology.

MODELCORES / THREADSTDP (Watts)BOOST/BASE FREQ. (GHz)GPU CORESCACHE (MB)
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700C4C/8T15WUp to 4.0 / 2.3 GHz106 MB
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500C4C/8T15WUp to 3.7 / 2.1 GHz86 MB
AMD Ryzen™ 3 3250C2C/4T15WUp to 3.5 / 2.6 GHz35 MB
AMD Athlon™ Gold 3150C2C/4T15WUp to 3.3 / 2.4 GHz35 MB
AMD Athlon™ Silver 3050C2C/2T15WUp to 3.2 / 2.3 GHz25 MB

Original Press Release:

Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the first AMD Ryzen™ mobile processors and latest AMD Athlon™ mobile processors for Chromebook platforms, with up to 178% faster web browsing compared to the previous generation. Designed in collaboration with Google, the AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000 C-Series Mobile Processor lineup introduces the first-ever “Zen” architecture-powered Chromebooks with systems from Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo launching in Q4 2020. The AMD Ryzen 3000 C Series Mobile Processors offer up to 212% better performance for multitasking and content creation compared to the previous generation of AMD Chromebooks. With built-in AMD Radeon™ Graphics, AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile processors include the most powerful graphics available in a Chromebook.

“Whether users are online, offline, on-the-go or at home, AMD Ryzen processor-based and Athlon processor-based Chromebooks deliver the combined CPU, graphics and overall performance needed to stay productive and breeze through the high demands of distance learning and remote working,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client Compute, AMD. “We are pleased to be working with Acer, ASUS, Google, HP and Lenovo to significantly expand the number of AMD-powered Chromebooks and deliver more powerful options with the first of many AMD Ryzen-based Chromebook systems.”

AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors

Built on the powerful “Zen” architecture with best-in-class AMD Radeon graphics, AMD-powered Chromebooks are fast and responsive while browsing the web, multitasking, or streaming video. The power-efficient 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors enable thinner and lighter Chromebook designs that deliver long battery life as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 capabilities for enhanced connectivity.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700C Mobile Processor offers premium performance for Chromebooks, bringing:

  • Up to 251% better graphics performance compared to previous generation AMD Chromebooks
  • Up to 104% faster office productivity performance compared to previous generation AMD Chromebooks
  • Up to 152% better photo editing performance than previous generation AMD Chromebooks

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