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AMD to launch new Ryzen Mobile APUs next month — offers support for 3200 MHz RAM for better graphics performance!

AMD to launch new Ryzen Mobile APUs next month — offers support for 3200 MHz RAM for better graphics performance!

by Vyncent ChanSeptember 20, 2018
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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 / ThreadBase Clock / Boost ClockRAM supportGPUGPU ClockTDP
Ryzen 7 2800H4C/8T3.3 GHz / 3.8 GHz3200 MHzRadeon Vega 111300 MHz45W
Ryzen 7 2700U4C/8T2.2 GHz / 3.8 GHz2400 MHzRadeon Vega 101300 MHz15W
Ryzen 5 2600H4C/8T3.2 GHz / 3.6 GHz3200 MHzRadeon Vega 81100 MHz45W
Ryzen 5 2500U4C/8T2.0 GHz / 3.6 GHz2400 MHzRadeon Vega 81100 MHz15W

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!

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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.
  • September 21, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    AMD’s Infinity Fabric architecture benefits from faster memory but in Ryzen APU it only use 1 CCX compare to normal Ryzen without graphics (2 CCX) make it does not really matter if use faster RAM except if want to use the iGPU because iGPU still depending on system RAM as it vRAM

    • Vyncent Chan
      September 21, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Before I wrote that line I actually Googled around to verify whether RAM speed affected the Ryzen 5 2400G’s CPU performance, and it did 🙂 Small differences, but it’s there. And it would seem like a terrible waste to not use Vega 11… 🙁

  • September 21, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Acer Predator Helios 500 Ryzen 7 2700 and Radeon RX 56 already launch in certain country including Indonesia. Idk when will launch in Malaysia

    • Vyncent Chan
      September 21, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      No idea either, AMD Malaysia seems to be more interested in promoting their Ryzen Mobile U-series processors here

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