PC HARDWARE | AMD unveils new Ryzen mobile processors for gaming notebooks
Three years ago, chip-giant AMD took a major leap into the gaming arena with its “Zen”-based AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor in a multi-year journey to reclaim a spot at the top of the gaming CPU charts.
Match by match, year by year, AMD has systematically climbed to the top of the rankings and today trades blows for the “gold medal” with the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors. The third-party awards are clear: Ryzen is gaming.
In 2019, AMD thoughtfully entered another gaming arena. One that demands high-performance computing, but with stealth power efficiencies: the Notebook Gaming Market.
“2019 was a very good year for us in this market, winning some key strategic opportunities, but we intentionally played it slow,” said the chipmaker. “Take your time, to get it right.”
Ultimately, AMD’s expectation in the market was to bring desktop-level performance into the notebook form-factor. The CPU/GPU frontrunner believe that user wanted AMD to replay the desktop story and reset the gaming notebook market with an all-new level of performance and technology. Back then, however, it was a feat that could not be accomplished with existing technology. Not until now.
At the recent CES 2020, AMD introduced their brand new AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors, the world’s first 7nm x86 mobile gaming processors. This was headlined by the Ryzen 7 4800H with 8 cores and 16 threads.
AMD said that they learned from their ascent in the desktop gaming arena, and architected from the ground up, a processor that delivers on their ambition to bring desktop gaming performance to a notebook form-factor.
At that time, AMD believed that the Ryzen 7 4800H was one of the best gaming notebook processors beating the Intel i9-9880H in 3DMark Fire Strike Physics (a proxy for how the CPU impacts gaming performance) and content creation applications like Cinebench R20 nT.
Nonetheless, as great as that was, however, AMD didn’t stop there because PC hardware enthusiasts and hardcore gamers demanded more. And that definitely drove those at AMD to push harder so they could deliver on that demand.
With an innovation mindset like that, AMD is proud to announce the introduction of the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H mobile gaming processor, which was recently unveiled to media at their AMD Campus in Austin, Texas.
The Ryzen 9 4900H, according to AMD, pulls out all the stops for gaming notebooks: up to a 4.4GHz boost clock, a high 3.3GHz base clock, 8 cores and 16 threads, 45W TDP, and fantastic 7nm power efficiency to make the world’s best gaming notebooks thinner and lighter—as they should be.