AMD to launch new Ryzen Mobile APUs next month — offers support for 3200 MHz RAM for better graphics performance!
If AMD’s current crop of Ryzen Mobile APUs can’t satisfy you, you might want to check out the latest AMD Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H mobile APUs. These mobile processors are pretty similar to the Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U before them, except that they offer support for faster DDR4 3200 MHz RAM and also come with faster base clocks.
As usually TDP is measured with the processors running at base clocks, the Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H feature a 45W TDP. The Ryzen 5 2600H shares most of its specifications with the Ryzen 5 2500U, including the Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics and the quad-core, octa-thread configuration, but the CPU now have a base clock of 3.2 GHz instead of the measly 2 GHz in the Ryzen 5 2500U.
The Ryzen 7 2800H is much more interesting though. This new Ryzen 7 Mobile processor comes with a Radeon Vega 11 integrated GPU, which is shared with the Ryzen 5 2400G desktop APU, running at 1300 MHz. That’s actually 50 MHz faster than the desktop APU’s GPU! It also gets a 3.3 GHz base clock, versus the 2.2 GHz that the Ryzen 7 2700U manages with its 15W TDP.
While the support for faster RAM might seem pretty insignificant, AMD’s Infinity Fabric architecture benefits from faster memory. Not to mention the GPU performance of AMD’s APU also sees impressive gains when paired with fast memory. Considering that the Ryzen Mobile U-series processors only support up to 2400 MHz RAM, this upgrade will probably yield interesting performance improvements.
|Core / Thread||Base Clock / Boost Clock||RAM support||GPU||GPU Clock||TDP|
|Ryzen 7 2800H||4C/8T||3.3 GHz / 3.8 GHz||3200 MHz||Radeon Vega 11||1300 MHz||45W|
|Ryzen 7 2700U||4C/8T||2.2 GHz / 3.8 GHz||2400 MHz||Radeon Vega 10||1300 MHz||15W|
|Ryzen 5 2600H||4C/8T||3.2 GHz / 3.6 GHz||3200 MHz||Radeon Vega 8||1100 MHz||45W|
|Ryzen 5 2500U||4C/8T||2.0 GHz / 3.6 GHz||2400 MHz||Radeon Vega 8||1100 MHz||15W|
These new higher performance, higher TDP AMD Ryzen Mobile processors will be launching on 9th October, so stay tuned for updates on the latest designs that these processors will be powering!
Pokdepinion: I don’t really see a need for these new APUs though. The higher TDP means they won’t be in the ultra-thin, ultra-light category, and Intel is offering more cores in the performance mobile processor segment. You know what we need? The Ryzen 7 2700E and a Radeon RX 580 in a laptop please!