At its CES 2020 keynote in January this year, AMD spoke a bit about their new AMD Ryzen mobile 4000 processors. The lineup has now been updated with the launch of two new halo models, the Ryzen 9 4900H and Ryzen 9 4900HS for gaming laptops.
The chips are the highest performing members of AMD’s recent 4000 smartphone series, built on the company’s 7 nm Zen 2 architecture, and they plan to take on Intel’s Core i9 laptop line. Starting this coming Spring, you will see them in new laptops.
AMD continues to be commonly viewed as the budget choice for low-end laptops. Now, with the Ryzen Mobile 4000 series, the company wants to “reset the gaming notebook market with a whole new level of results”.
Technical Specification Of AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series
The company had previously announced that it would include Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 models in the Ryzen Mobile 4000 series, but now it has introduced two new flagship CPUs, the Ryzen 9 4900H and the Ryzen 4900HS.
These are both 8-core, 16-thread models with integrated graphics capabilities. These processors help to significantly enhance the performance if compared to the Ryzen 7 models.
The Ryzen 9 4900H has 3.3GHz and 4.4GHz base and turbo frequencies along with 45W TDP ratings respectively. On the other hand, the Ryzen 9 4900HS operates between 3GHz and 4.3GHz and is meant to be designed for power consumption and heat dissipation.
This alternative has a 35W TDP and will only be available in laptops built by OEMs in near partnership with AMD, including the AMD ROG Zephyrus 14 which we had a sneak peek of before CES.
The remaining portfolio includes the 45W Ryzen 7 4800H and the Ryzen 5 4600H, all of which do have 35W-HS comparable options. The Ryzen 7 versions each have 8 cores and 16 threads, while the Ryzen 5 has 6 cores and 12 threads, respectively. Graphics capabilities range from six to eight cores.
AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series
The gaming and high-performance notebook markets will be targeted by the H-series processors and priced above the U-series models for standard notebooks. AMD unveiled five versions around the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 tiers, all of which have 15W TDP ratings and five to eight graphics core features.
Both versions are labeled as APUs, meaning that they have built-in graphics features that exploit Radeon Vega graphics hardware from AMD. The organization has agreed to use PCIe 3.0 software as opposed to PCIe 4.0 and to support LPDDR4X RAM for battery life purposes.
Using DisplayPort the APUs will drive two external 4 K displays over USB Type-C. A new technology named SmartShift would exploit AMD’s Infinity Fabric interconnection to allow laptops to efficiently manage the power and heat between the APU and a separate AMD GPU at the overall processor stage, pushing out further efficiency in situations needing prioritization of each.
So far, Edge has chalked up feature wins from major manufacturers. The firm says it plans to sell more than 100 models using the new processors this year.
The first Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series laptops are scheduled to arrive in Spring 2020. Two of the models particularly highlighted by AMD are the upcoming Dell G5 SE and Lenovo Yoga Slim 7.