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AMD’s New Laptop CPU Naming Scheme Will Drop H/HS/U Suffixes

by Low Boon ShenMay 17, 2024
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AMD’s New Laptop CPU Naming Scheme Will Drop H/HS/U Suffixes

We now know that AMD will be adopting a new naming system in this coming generation of new laptop CPUs (and it’s arguably worse), but now we have new details courtesy of Lenovo China’s Product Manager via his Weibo post.

AMD's New Laptop CPU Naming Scheme Will Drop H/HS/U Suffixes

Here’s what he says:

Everyone be advised, starting from Strix Point, AMD will no longer differentiate betwen U, HS, and H (suffixes), and will instead use a single SKU to cover the TDP range of 15W-45W. This helps to reduce the operational and testing complexities, but for the end users, this means they wouldn’t be able to tell the chips apart with U/HS/H suffixes, so make sure everyone keep their eyes open. The HX suffix will remain, but just like everyone saw (the leak), the new HX is not the same HX in the past.

As we’ve reported earlier, the new ‘HX’ naming will serve a different purpose, although the nature of it is unclear so far. The name “AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 170” certainly is a mouthful, and there seemingly are virtually no easily identifiable patterns as another chip is simply named “AMD Ryzen AI 165” sans the numbering and the HX designation.

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Image: @harukaze5719 (X/Twitter)

Of course, having a single CPU spanning across the TDP range of 15-45W will introduce the same problem found on NVIDIA GPUs – since Team Green has done away with Max-Q branding for its lower TGP variants of the same GPU, it’s now entirely on the laptop OEM to disclose the GPU’s TGP figures. A CPU chip at 15W and 45W can be hugely different in terms of performance, so it’ll certainly be helpful if OEMs choose to disclose the TDP ratings of the upcoming AMD chips in their laptop’s spec sheet.

Source: Videocardz

Pokdepinion: Not sure if I like this change – but we’ll see if OEMs will disclose to figures to make it clear for everyone. 

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