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Plenty of AMD news announced today during the digital CES event, with new CPUs and GPUs on the way for this year including the Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs.

Much like Intel with their newly announced 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors, a big focus for AMD is on notebooks as well as the desktop. AMD wants to take the performance crown here, with the Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile CPUs - this is Zen 3 going properly mobile. AMD are claiming an "up to" 16% increase in single-threaded performance and "up to" 14% for multi-threaded over the previous generation.

“As the PC becomes an even more essential part of how we work, play and connect, users demand more performance, security and connectivity,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client business unit, AMD. “The new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop and Mobile Processors bring the best innovation AMD has to offer to consumers and professionals as we continue our commitment to delivering best-in-class experiences with instant responsiveness, incredible battery life and fantastic designs. With our PC partners, we are delivering top-quality performance and no-compromise solutions alongside our record-breaking growth in the notebook and desktop space in the previous year.”

Here's what was newly revealed today for mobile chips:

Model

Cores/Threads

Boost / Base Frequency (GHz)

Cache (MB)

TDP (Watts)

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX

8C/16T

Up to 4.8 / 3.3 GHz

20

45+

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS

8C/16T

Up to 4.8 / 3.0 GHz

20

35

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

8C/16T

Up to 4.6 / 3.3 GHz

20

45+

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS

8C/16T

Up to 4.6 / 3.0 GHz

20

35

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

8C/16T

Up to 4.4 / 3.2 GHz

20

45

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS

8C/16T

Up to 4.4 / 2.8 GHz

20

35

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 5 5600H

6C/12T

Up to 4.2 / 3.3 GHz

19

45

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS

6C/12T

Up to 4.2 / 3.0 GHz

19

35

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 7 5800U

8C/16T

Up to 4.4 / 1.9 GHz

20

15

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

8C/16T

Up to 4.3 /1.8 GHz

12

15

Zen 2

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

6C/12T

Up to 4.2 / 2.3 GHz

19

15

Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

6C/12T

Up to 4.0 / 2.1G Hz

11

15

Zen 2

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

4C/8T

Up to 3.8 / 2.6 GHz

6

15

Zen 2

Coming along with that, AMD also announced some new desktop chips coming too, however these new reduced TDP models will only be available to system builders it seems:

Model

Cores/Threads

Boost / Base Frequency (GHz)

Cache (MB)

TDP (Watts)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900

12C/24T

Up to 4.7 / 3.0 GHz

70

65

AMD Ryzen 7 5800

8C/16T

Up to 4.6 / 3.4 GHz

36

65

Also very exciting is the upcoming additions to RDNA 2, AMD's next-generation GPU architecture. AMD confirmed today that RDNA 2 will be coming to gaming notebooks next, with new "mainstream" desktop GPUs based on RDNA 2 to follow along. Both of which are being targeted for a release in the first half of 2021. No real extra info was given out on these RDNA 2 GPUs today though other than the vague window of when to expect them.

AMD also announced more monstrous server chips with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC.

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Kithop 12 Jan
This... this is what I'm waiting and hoping for. Time to start saving my pennies.
Hopefully somebody like System76 can get their hands on these and put an all-AMD Linux gaming laptop together, free of binary blobs - that might just be the thing that replaces my 6-9 year old desktop + laptops finally.
TobyGornow 12 Jan
QuoteAMD confirmed today that RDNA 2 will be coming to gaming notebooks next, with desktop GPUs based on RDNA 2 to follow along. Both of which are being targeted for a release in the first half of 2021.

Maybe I'm mistaken but aren't the 6800 series already based on RDNA 2 ? Or are they announcing new GPU already when the current GPU are not available ( at least in my country ) ? Ironic, ain't it ?


Last edited by TobyGornow on 12 January 2021 at 5:48 pm UTC
Boldos 12 Jan
Quoting: KithopThis... this is what I'm waiting and hoping for. Time to start saving my pennies.
Hopefully somebody like System76 can get their hands on these and put an all-AMD Linux gaming laptop together, free of binary blobs - that might just be the thing that replaces my 6-9 year old desktop + laptops finally.
System76 is not available directly in EU, is it?


Last edited by Boldos on 12 January 2021 at 5:52 pm UTC
Kithop 12 Jan
Quoting: BoldosSystem76 is not available directly in EU, is it?
Looks like at least Western Europe, actually!
https://system76.com/shipping
haiku 12 Jan
Go AMD, i just build a 100% AMD PC with a Ryzen 5 3600 and Radeon RX 5600XT


Last edited by haiku on 12 January 2021 at 6:16 pm UTC
stan 12 Jan
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Quoting: TobyGornowMaybe I'm mistaken but aren't the 6800 series already based on RDNA 2 ?
Yes they are. I’m confused too.
GeoGalvanic 12 Jan
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Quoting: TobyGornow
QuoteAMD confirmed today that RDNA 2 will be coming to gaming notebooks next, with desktop GPUs based on RDNA 2 to follow along. Both of which are being targeted for a release in the first half of 2021.

Maybe I'm mistaken but aren't the 6800 series already based on RDNA 2 ? Or are they announcing new GPU already when the current GPU are not available ( at least in my country ) ? Ironic, ain't it ?

It's the latter I'm pretty sure. Keynote didn't have much to say about these new GPUs, unless I missed something, so what they'll end up being can be anyone's guess. My guess is they'll be trying to slot in some cards at lower performance brackets, like what Nvidia seems to be doing.
Liam Dawe 12 Jan
Quoting: stan
Quoting: TobyGornowMaybe I'm mistaken but aren't the 6800 series already based on RDNA 2 ?
Yes they are. I’m confused too.
New GPUs :), more mid range likely.

Have clarified the text on that.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 12 January 2021 at 6:59 pm UTC
Boldos 12 Jan
Quoting: Kithop
Quoting: BoldosSystem76 is not available directly in EU, is it?
Looks like at least Western Europe, actually!
https://system76.com/shipping
Apologies, I was not specific enough:
By "available directly in EU" I meant if they are sold directly in EU.
What you confirm is they "ship" into EU, but that technically means "import", so we have to pay VAT and customs fees. And that makes it painfully expensive....


Last edited by Boldos on 12 January 2021 at 6:39 pm UTC
Kithop 12 Jan
Quoting: BoldosApologies, I was not specific enough:
By "available directly in EU" I meant if they are sold directly in EU.
What you confirm is they "ship" into EU, but that technically means "import", so we have to pay VAT and customs fees. And that makes it painfully expensive....

Ah, okay - that makes sense. I don't know much about them, but Tuxedo Computers appears to be based out of Germany, and at first glance sounds like kind of the same idea?
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