AMD announces new Ryzen mobile processors for notebooks

AMD has announced the Ryzen 7 2700U and the Ryzen 5 2500U processors for laptops. Both the processors sport 6MB L2/L3 cache and feature a 15W processor TDP.

Published Date
26 - Oct - 2017
| Last Updated
26 - Oct - 2017
AMD announces new Ryzen mobile processors for notebooks

AMD has today announced its first Ryzen mobile processors, the Ryzen 7 2700U and the Ryzen 5 2500U. Both are quad-core processors with eight-threads and integrated Radeon Vega Graphics. The company claims that the Ryzen 7 2700U processor delivers up to 44 percent more multi-threaded CPU performance and up to 161 percent higher graphics performance than its competition. 

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AMD today announced the introduction of the AMD Ryzen mobile processor, previously codenamed the “Raven Ridge” mobile APU, providing leadership performance and a complete entertainment experience with optimal efficiency for premium 2-in-1s, convertibles and ultrathin notebook computers. With a configurable 15-watt TDP, the AMD Ryzen7 2700U and AMD Ryzen5 2500U processors combine the architecture of award-winning “Zen” x86 cores--featuring AMD SenseMI Technology processor-level intelligence--with revolutionary Radeon “Vega” graphics in a System-on-Chip design to achieve unprecedented ultrathin notebook performance. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, with up to 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance as well as up to 161% more graphics performance than the competition.
“We promised to bring innovation and competition back to every segment of the PC market in 2017, and today marks the fulfillment of that promise for consumer notebooks following our successful roll-out across the consumer, commercial and high-end desktop markets earlier this year,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “Ryzenmobile processors offer leadership performance for everyday activities, multi-tasking, and advanced workloads alike, all while enabling amazing battery life. We are pleased to deliver the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, offering consumers the opportunity to get the most out of their digital lives through our OEM partners’ notebook designs.”
Powerful Performer
Consisting of up to 4 cores and 8 threads, Ryzenmobile processors include AMD SenseMI Technology and are designed for leadership performance in a sleek form factor. The AMD Ryzen7 2700U processor is the world’s fastest for ultrathin notebooks, featuring a 15W nominal processor TDP. In addition, AMD Ryzenmobile processors provide blazing fast performance compared to the previous AMD mobile processor generation, with;

  • Up to 3X the CPU performance
  • up to 2.3X the GPU performance
  • and up to 58% less power consumption

Ryzen mobile processors also introduce for the first time:
new Precision Boost 2 technology, which accelerates processor performance in workloads using from one to many CPU cores and
Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR), which raises sustained performance in notebooks with great cooling solutions on notebooks certified for “Ultimate XFR Performance”
Completely Entertaining
The AMD RyzenProcessor with RadeonVega Graphics provides elite GPU performance;
Delivers smooth and playable framerates at 1080p in popular eSports titles such as League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO and DOTA2, in an ultrathin form factor
Ready to power the most advanced & beautiful displays including HDR, RadeonFreeSync2, and 4K monitors
Efficiently Designed
AMD is ahead of pace for its 25X20 initiative, with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor enabling a 5.86X energy efficiency improvement since the beginning of the initiative[xiv]
AMD Ryzenmobile processor is targeting up to a 2X battery life improvement[xv]
AMD RyzenProcessor with RadeonVega Graphics

In the coming weeks, initial systems powered by Ryzenmobile processors are slated to be available from top manufacturers including Acer, HP and Lenovo, with further platform updates expected from Dell, Asus and other OEMs in early 2018.
"We're excited to be among the first to bring the AMD Ryzenmobile processor with RadeonVega Graphics to the market with our Acer Swift 3 notebook," said Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business, Acer. "Designed for a fast-paced world where people are increasingly mobile, the Swift 3 with the Ryzenmobile processor will help people power through their day and achieve more on-the-go."
"As the first to bring Ryzen7 1700 8-core processors to gaming notebooks with the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC, Asus looks forward to introducing new notebook designs based on the powerful and efficient new Ryzenmobile processors," said S.Y. Shian, Chief Officer & Corporate Vice President, ASUSteck Computer Inc.
“We live in a fast-paced world where everyone is on-the-go, requiring productivity in thin and light devices,” said Raza Haider, Vice President, Inspiron & Vostro, Dell Product Group, Dell. “Dell’s Inspiron line offers affordable and versatile computing in beautiful form factors. Starting in early 2018 we are adding AMD Ryzenmobile processors to select Inspiron laptops bringing more options for powering cinematic and computing experiences while on the go.”
“HP continues to deliver PCs that drive amazing experiences for our customers,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP Inc. “By offering AMD’s RyzenProcessor with RadeonVega Graphics with our exceptionally gorgeous HP ENVY x360, users will experience a device that inspires creativity with superb performance.”
“At Lenovo, we’re constantly working on bringing powerful, intuitive computing experiences to our customers,” said Jeff Meredith, senior vice president and general manager of Lenovo Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. “People today need the right tools to get things done on the go. That’s why we’re excited to bring to market the IdeaPad 720S laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen mobile processor. The IdeaPad 720S’ powerful processor, feather-light design and all-day battery life is made for today’s mobile multitaskers."