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AMD releases five Zen-based 12nm Chromebook processors

by Vyncent ChanSeptember 25, 2020
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Chromebooks are going to get massively upgraded performance, with AMD bringing the Zen architecture to Chromebooks. As part of the new AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000C series, the new Zen-based mobile processors for Chromebooks promise up to 212% better performance than the previous generation of AMD-based Chromebooks.

AMD claims that the AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000C series offer up to 251% better graphics, 104% faster office productivity and 152% better photo editing performance than previous generation of AMD Chromebooks. On top of that, the new processors will also support new capabilities like WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5 while also offering longer battery life to improve the overall user experience of the new AMD-powered Chromebooks.

For those of you who are interested, there are five AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000C processors announced, with the specifications as follows:

AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000C Processors

Cores / Threads Base/Boost Clocks (GHz) GPU Cores Cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 3700C 4C/8T 2.3 / 4.0 10 6MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 5 3500C 4C/8T 2.1 / 3.7 8 6MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 3 3250C 2C/4T 2.6 / 3.5 3 5MB 15W
AMD Athlon Gold 3150C 2C/4T 2.4 / 3.3 3 5MB 15W
AMD Athlon Silver 3050C 2C/4T 2.3 / 3.2 2 5MB 15W

Pokdepinion: I don’t exactly think Chromebooks need more performance…

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.