AMD Brings Fast Performance, Longer Battery Life, and Advanced RDNA 2 Graphics to Chromebook Users with New Ryzen 7020 C-Series Processors

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AMD has announced that Chromebook systems featuring Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors with Zen 2 cores and RDNA 2 integrated graphics are expected to be available from global OEM partners, including ASUS and Dell, beginning in Q2 2023. The new family comprises four CPUs in total, headlined by the Ryzen 5 7520C, a 4C/8T processor that features a boost clock of up to 4.3 GHz, a Radeon 610M GPU, and a 15-watt TDP. Users can expect up to 19.5 hours of battery life, according to a press release.

“Our Ryzen 7020 C-Series processors continue to redefine performance for everyday Chromebooks,” said Jason Banta, corporate vice president and general manager, Client OEM, AMD. “Whether you’re a student using learning apps or a professional who needs a streamlined computing solution for productivity, you can expect uncompromised performance and excellent battery life, delivering a seamless experience overall.”

“We’ve been impressed with the combination of raw power and efficiency AMD has brought to a variety of Chromebooks,” said John Solomon, vice president and general manager of ChromeOS at Google. “We’re excited for AMD’s 7020 C-Series processors to continue that excellent track record. As the number of apps, new features, and hardware on ChromeOS continues to grow, we count on AMD’s chips to provide our users a smooth and reliable experience, all while keeping their data and privacy safe.”

“Our team at ASUS is looking forward to releasing new laptops featuring Ryzen 7020 C-Series processors in the coming months,” said Head of ASUS Global Commercial marketing, Eunice Chou. “We are thrilled to release ASUS Chromebook CM34 Flip that delivers the perfect balance of performance, productivity and reliability to meet the demanding needs of the everyday consumer and working professionals.”

AMD Ryzen 7020 C-Series Processors Specifications

Model Cores/Threads Base/Boost Frequency Total Cache (MB) TDP (Watts) GPU Model
AMD Ryzen 5 7520C4/82.8 / Up to 4.3 GHz6MB15WAMD Radeon 610M
AMD Ryzen 3 7320C4/82.4 / Up to 4.1 GHz6MB15WAMD Radeon 610M
AMD Athlon Gold 7220C2/42.4 / Up to 3.7 GHz5MB15WAMD Radeon 610M
AMD Athlon Silver 7120C2/22.4 / Up to 3.5 GHz3MB15WAMD Radeon 610M

From an AMD press release:

Today, AMD announced the new lineup of AMD Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors, bringing modern performance and technologies to everyday Chromebooks. With speeds of up to 4.3 GHz, up to four cores and eight threads built on proven “Zen 2” architecture, and powerful AMD RDNA 2 integrated graphics, these processors are engineered to deliver fast and responsive performance for modern productivity, video conferencing, learning apps, and streaming applications.

Built for Efficiency, Performance, and Protection

Built on advanced 6nm technology, AMD Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors enable excellent power efficiency with up to 19.5 hours of expected battery life on Athlon Silver 7120C processors and up to 17 hours of expected battery life on Ryzen 3 7320C processors so Chromebook users can browse, work, and learn unplugged. Meant for productivity and multitasking workloads common to educational and front-line workloads, AMD Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors are designed to run faster and longer than previous ChromeOS processors.

Modern Capability and Connectivity

AMD Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors offer up to four high performance cores, eight threads and up to 4.3 GHz boost. The AMD Ryzen 3 7320C processor delivers 1.6 times higher average performance across tested workloads than the previous generation mainstream Ryzen processor-powered Chromebooks and delivers a 15% performance advantage than the competition with up to 3.5 hours longer battery life. Meanwhile the AMD Athlon Silver 7120C processor offers 1.8 times higher average performance uplift compared to a competing ARM-based device. Modern features and connectivity include high speed LPDDR5 memory and compatibility with the latest wireless technologies like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. Integrated AMD Radeon 610M graphics also support up to three external 4K displays for high-resolution streaming.

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