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AMD Announcements at CES 2019

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Chipmaker AMD is the biggest computing chips manufacturer in the world after Intel. Its Ryzen lineup of processors has for long been pushed into the global markets as a viable alternative to Intel’s H-series and Y-series processors for laptops and computers. At CES 2019, AMD introduced its first 12 nm chipset in the market moving ahead of the 14 nm SoCs currently being offered by Intel.

New Architecture

Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 chipsets from AMD are built from the 12 nm Zen+ architecture and feature both 15W U-series and 25W H-series lineups.

The Ryzen 7 3750H – the top end chipset from AMD happens to have four cores/eight threads, a base clock speed of 2.3 GHz which can be boosted to 4.0 GHz. The lower variant of the H-series also happens to have four cores / eight thread processor, but comes with a lower 2.1 GHz base speed which can be boosted to 3.7 GHz.

In the 15 W U-series lineup, we have the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 5 3500U, which happen to be quite similar to the H-series chipsets apart from the fact that they take in lower power. The U-series also has a pair of Ryzen 3 chips which are the Ryzen 3 3300U and Ryzen 3 3200U, the latter of which happens to be the only 14nm architecture processor of the U-series. The former has four cores, four threads, and a base clock of 2.1 GHz that can boost to 3.5GHz while the 3200 U has a max clock speed of 2.5 GHz.

Apart from the U-series and H-series AMD has also introduced the A-series of chipsets which have been specially designed for Chromebooks. The two chipsets happen to be A6-9220C, a two core, and two thread SoC which come with a base clock speed of 1.8GHz along with a maximum boost to 2.7GHz and the A4-9120C, a two core and two thread processor with comes with a slightly slower base clock speed of 1.6 GHz. Both these chipsets are not at par with the top-end H-series and U-series lineup but should hold up their own against low processing tasks on a Chromebook.

All these new chipsets are set to be coming on laptops in the coming months and manufacturers like Asus and Acer will be the first to get their hands on the chipset. Later on this year AMD is also expected to take steps in ensuring that soon enough mobile computing platforms are also being manufactured alongside the computing chipsets.

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