AMD announces new mobile Ryzen chips and finally gets into Chromebooks

AMD’s Cinderella story started with desktops and workstations in 2018, but for 2019 the chip company is extending its reach into laptops with new Ryzen with Radeon Vega processors. And Windows laptops aren’t the only beneficiaries of AMD development. Surprise! AMD is also releasing Chromebook parts, which we discuss at the end of this story.

The Ryzen lineup will include a pair of Ryzen 7 quad-cores, a pair of Ryzen 5 quad-cores, and a pair of Ryzen 3 chips. The Ryzen 7s and Ryzen 5s all feature symmetrical multi-threading (SMT) to double execution threads to eight.

The Ryzen 3 3300 gives you quad-cores, but switches off SMT. The lowest-end Ryzen 3 3200U gives you SMT, but is only a dual-core. For more budget-focused laptops, AMD is also introducing a new Athlon 300U that features two cores with SMT.

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Original Post By – PCWorld

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