After years of being noncompetitive, especially when it comes to notebooks, AMD has finally managed to turn the tables with the Ryzen microarchitecture. Just days after we heard about HP's new Envy x360 notebook that is powered by AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU, the guys over at PCPerspective released a series of benchmarks of AMD's new mobile processors.
AMD's Ryzen ultra-low voltage processors or should we say APUs are based on the Zen microarchitecture and feature the Radeon Vega mobile integrated GPU on the same die. The Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U APUs should take on Intel's latest 8th Gen Core ULV processors. The only thing we need to see is power consumption. If AMD's new mobile Ryzen APUs don't consume much power, it could be a very interesting battle
The Ryzen 5 2500U APU features four cores and eight threads and is clocked at 2.0 GHz (3.6 GHz boost) with 6 MB of L3 cache. The Ryzen 7 2700U has the same amount of cores/threads, but is clocked at 2.2 GHz base clocks with boost clocks up to 4.0 GHz.
As for the benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 2700U's results are close to what the Core i7-8550U scored in Physics, but it is much better when it comes to graphics. It almost scores the same as NVIDIA's latest MX150 graphics card.
The new APUs are expected to be released in late 2017, so expect to see first notebooks in early 2018.