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During today’s CES 2021 keynote event, AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced what her company has dubbed the world’s best mobile CPUs: the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series high-performance H- and ultra-mobile U-Series processors.

According to AMD, users can expect up to 16 percent more single-threaded performance and up to 14 percent faster multithreaded performance over the previous generation. Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors are also said to grant up to 17.5 hours of general usage battery life and up to 21 hours of movie playback on a single charge.

At the top of the stack is the 8C/16T AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX, which features a 4.8 GHz boost clock and TDP of 45+. While the majority of the Ryzen 5000 Series mobile SKUs leverage the modern Zen 3 architecture, note that there are three models stuck with Zen 2: the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, and AMD Ryzen 3 5300U.

AMD has also announced new Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors with reduced TDPs, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and AMD Ryzen 7 5800, as well as three new Ryzen Threadripper PRO SKUs. You can check out their details in the press release below.

Original Press Release

Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the full portfolio of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors, bringing the highly-efficient and extremely powerful “Zen 3” core architecture to the laptop market. New AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors provide unprecedented levels of performance and incredible battery life for gamers, creators, and professionals. New laptops powered by Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile processors will be available from major PC manufacturers including ASUS, HP and Lenovo, starting in Q1 2021. Expanding its leadership client computing product portfolio featuring the “Zen 3” core, AMD also announced the AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors, delivering enterprise-grade security and seamless manageability to commercial users. Throughout the course of 2021, AMD expects a broad portfolio of more than 150 consumer and commercial notebooks based on the Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors.

“As the PC becomes an even more essential part of how we work, play and connect, users demand more performance, security and connectivity,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client business unit, AMD. “The new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop and Mobile Processors bring the best innovation AMD has to offer to consumers and professionals as we continue our commitment to delivering best-in-class experiences with instant responsiveness, incredible battery life and fantastic designs. With our PC partners, we are delivering top-quality performance and no-compromise solutions alongside our record-breaking growth in the notebook and desktop space in the previous year.”

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors

Building upon the previous generation of leadership mobile processors, the Ryzen 5000 Series includes high-performance H- and ultra-mobile U-Series processors. At the top of the product stack, AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors deliver impressive gaming experiences by combining unmatched performance with outstanding battery life, featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads and built on the new AMD “Zen 3” architecture.

Topping out the mobile processor offering, the HX Series processors provide gamers and creators with elite-level performance while HS processors bring the power of H-Series in thinner and lighter form factors. The new AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX processor is capable of up to 23% increased single-threaded performance and up to 17% faster multi-threaded performance over the previous generation2 making it the ideal solution for gaming and creator notebooks.

For mainstream consumers looking for performance on-the-go, the AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series Mobile Processors offer the perfect blend of performance and efficiency. The new AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor offers:

  • Up to 16% more single-threaded performance and up to 14% faster multithreaded performance over the previous generation
  • Up to an incredible 17.5 hours of general usage battery life and up to 21 hours of movie playback on a single charge

Product Specification: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost/Base Frequency (GHz)Cache (MB)TDP (Watts)Architecture
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX8C/16TUp to 4.8 / 3.3 GHz2045+“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS8C/16TUp to 4.8 / 3.0 GHz2035“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX8C/16TUp to 4.6 / 3.3 GHz2045+“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS8C/16TUp to 4.6 / 3.0 GHz2035“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H8C/16TUp to 4.4 / 3.2 GHz2045“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS8C/16TUp to 4.4 / 2.8 GHz2035“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H6C/12TUp to 4.2 / 3.3 GHz1945“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS6C/12TUp to 4.2 / 3.0 GHz1935“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U8C/16TUp to 4.4 / 1.9 GHz2015“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U8C/16TUp to 4.3 /1.8 GHz1215“Zen 2”
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U6C/12TUp to 4.2 / 2.3 GHz1915“Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U6C/12TUp to 4.0 / 2.1G Hz1115“Zen 2”
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U4C/8TUp to 3.8 / 2.6 GHz615“Zen 2”

Available in the first half of 2021, the Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors provide new levels of productivity and collaboration along with seamless manageability to meet the ever-shifting demands of modern work environments. The Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors also offer enterprise-level security features with innovative layers of defense at the silicon, OS and platform levels, giving IT teams confidence their PCs have protection, no matter where their workforce is stationed.

AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors

AMD is also announcing reduced-TDP alternatives to the award-winning AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X desktop processors, coming to pre-built OEM systems only. Powered by the new “Zen 3” core architecture and with a lower 65W TDP, the Ryzen 9 5900 desktop processor offers an average of 24% faster 1080p gaming across select titles compared to the prior generation.

Product Specification: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost/Base Frequency (GHz)Cache (MB)TDP (Watts)
AMD Ryzen 9 590012C/24TUp to 4.7 / 3.0 GHz7065
AMD Ryzen 7 58008C/16TUp to 4.6 / 3.4 GHz3665

Additionally, AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors will now be directly available to consumers through participating global retailers, e-tailers and system integrators with on-shelf availability expected in March 2021. Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors offer an unmatched feature set to workstation customers with up to 64 cores, 8 channels of memory, RDIMM and LRDIMM support, 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, and AMD PRO security technologies.

Product Specification: AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO

ModelCores/ ThreadsBoost/Base Frequency (GHz)Total Cache (MB)TDP (Watts)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX64C/128TUp to 4.2 / 2.7 GHz288280
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX32C/64TUp to 4.2 / 3.5 GHz144280
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX16C/32TUp to 4.3 / 3.9 GHz72280

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  1. I have to admit, I am really kind of annoyed and disappointed at AMD’s misleading naming conventions.

    If they were being honest:

    – All Ryzen 1xxx CPU’s (desktop, mobile and APU) should have been Zen 1
    – All Ryzen 2xxx CPU’s (desktop, mobile and APU) should ahve been Zen 1+
    – All Ryzen 3xxx CPU’s (desktop, mobile and APU) should ahve been Zen 2
    – etc. etc.

    Mixing different architectures under the same generation name is just wrong, and reminds me of Intel’s bullshit.

  2. Hmm, still no Zen 3 TR though? AMDs site also lists a 12c TR Pro

    If memory serves, the TR releases have always been quite a bit after the regular desktop releases.

    I’m sure they will be here soon.

    I hope they are backwards compatible with TRX40. Would suck to have to buy another $800 motherboard :p

  3. AMD also needs to concentrate on delivering stock of models they’ve already released. I still can’t find a 5950X for less than the MSRP of a GeForce RTX 3090.
  4. I have to admit, I am really kind of annoyed and disappointed at AMD’s misleading naming conventions.

    If they were being honest:

    – All Ryzen 1xxx CPU’s (desktop, mobile and APU) should have been Zen 1
    – All Ryzen 2xxx CPU’s (desktop, mobile and APU) should ahve been Zen 1+
    – All Ryzen 3xxx CPU’s (desktop, mobile and APU) should ahve been Zen 2
    – etc. etc.

    Mixing different architectures under the same generation name is just wrong, and reminds me of Intel’s bullshit.

    While I agree AMD did say they will put stickers on the laptops that state which gen of CPU is in it. Lame maybe but still better then nothing

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