Ryzen Just CHANGED the Game…

– Hey guys, this is Austin, this little chip is one of the most important new products that AMD has released in a very long time This is the Ryzen 4000 series mobile chip and with it you get a full eight cores with solid graphics that can fit in a thin and light laptop

It is a very, very big deal So obviously, AMD has been working on laptops for quite a while, however for the most part, they've been fine, they've been usable, but in the last couple of years they've started to turn around, ever since Ryzen Mobile came out Now with it you have really impressive graphics, and while the CPU and the power usage wasn't amazing, it was still very usable However now, they've hit the 4000 series, it looks like they're pretty much firing on all cylinders So for context on all of this, over the last couple of months I've been using the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, which does feature the latest 10th generation, Intel Ice Lake processor, with it I get four cores as well as a pretty decent GPU

But with Ryzen Mobile the idea is that the performance is going to be significantly better In the same tiny chip, in the same 15W power budget, you can all the way to up to eight cores with even better graphics Yes, my friends, it's a brave new world where AMD is now making some of the best desktop processors that are right up there with laptops too, I mean, obviously it's CES, we haven't had a chance to benchmark anything All the laptops are behind a plastic case, because they don't want me to get near them But if this is anywhere close to what I think it should be, it's going to be really, really fun to try some of these laptops

The lineup is actually pretty straightforward and very similar to what you get on the desktop So, Ryzen 3 is available with four cores, kinda similar to what you got last generation However, if you jump up to Ryzen 5, that gets you six cores, with or without hyper-threading, depending on which chip you go for And then if you up to Ryzen 7, you're getting eight cores, again, eight cores by themselves or eight cores with 16 threads on the very high end Ryzen 7 chip Now, that's actually what I've got right here and the interesting thing here is, that all the Ryzen Mobile chips are actually using the same eight core dies

So everything you see going down to four or six, it's all going to fit in this tiny form factor and there's pretty wide range of the different kinds of TDP's that you'll find this at So, at 15W you'll very much see it in some of very thin and light laptops But if you want to go up to a gaming laptop, such as the Zephyrus, which we took a look at a couple days ago, you're actually getting something which is much more in the 35W, 45W range, which is very, very competitive with Intel It's interesting that they're using the exact same chip across the board, but they're able to get such good scaling out of not only the Zen 2 cores inside, but also the fact that it is running on the 7 nm process They could just, do that, you know, eight cores and everything, that's fine, don't worry about it

What's cool here is that you're not only losing a lot of clock speed either, even with the top end Ryzen 7 4800U it still clocking in at 18 GHz base and 42 GHz boost That's about what my current Ice Lake system is running at, except that of course this has eight cores instead of four Now, it's not a complete match with the desktop version of Ryzen, so there is no PCI 4

0 on this, which isn't particularly relevant in the laptop space As well as it does take advantage of integrated Vega graphics not Navi, so it's a little behind the curve there But by saying, it's a little behind the curve, they're still claiming that it's about 30% faster than an equivalent Ice Lake system and about 30% faster I would guess from that based on the last generation of Ryzen Mobile So, what you're getting here is something which is not to far off from like lower end dedicated GPU, think maybe like MX150, MX250, that kind of ball park Certainly this would be good enough to play some games like 1080p Low, you could also have eight cores to do it at the exact same time

To do it, to game with, wait no, I guess You can game with all of it, but you have like four extra cores to watch Austin Evans videos on a constant loop – [Ken] Or stream

– Or you could stream No, but you just watch Austin Evans videos on a constant loop Really that's what you need eight cores for, please watch my videos

(ping) Now if gaming is really your thing, you're properly going to want to jump up to the H series processors and something like the Dell G5, as well as ROG Zephyrus G14 Now with this, it's basically the same chip, it's just running at a higher 45W TDP as opposed to 15W And with that you still get the eight cores, but you're really able to essentially boost it significantly higher So, opposed to base clocks on the U-series being like 18 GHz or so, you're up to, I think, 2

9 GHz But what you're really going to find this with, is that this chip is going to be paired with dedicated graphics, whether it be like 1660 or a RTX 2060 or of course AMD also has their own dedicated GPU's But, the cool thing here is the gaming laptops on the AMD and Intel side are about to be very, very competitive I'm curious to see, AMD is talking a big game, they're talking about how this is going to be very much equivalent to like a Core i7 or even a Core i9 on the laptop side And if that's the case

Wow! Yeah! Now it should be cheaper too So, the Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series will actually be going on sale pretty quickly So laptops should start shipping somewhere in the next two to three months or so and I am really excited to give them a try So, obviously the last year or so has been a very, very huge win for AMD on the desktop side and with the mobile side, I feel like they are poised for maybe not quite that same slam dunk, because Intel does have a lot of advantages in the power side as well as optimization But if AMD can get close, if they can get that much better, I think it is going to be a really interesting year for laptops

I mean, this is, it's a lot of power for a very thin, very small computer I am very excited Now, there is actually a lot more to talk about and something that I think very much got overshadowed is the brand new AMD Athlon 3000 Series So, if you look at the lower end of laptops, you're going to see a lot of AMD, like A12 and A10 processors, and I'm going to be frank, they suck They're very slow and they're really not usable for a modern system in 2020

Well, thankfully Ryzen and therefore an extension Athlon has come down to that price level, so, a couple of new chips So there is Athlon Silver and Athlon Gold, in case you're curious about who they're targeting here, essentially these are very similar to the last generation Ryzen chips So they are 12, 14 mm, couldn't quite get a completely clear answer on that, but essentially, you're getting a couple Zen cores, either with or without hyper-threading, some level of Vega graphics, which generally speaking, this would be a much, much more usable system at that $200, $300, $400 price point I can't image a more different thing to move on to than the brand new AMD Threadripper 3990X So the Athlon is going into those incredibly cheap systems, this is a 64 core processor

I'm just going to pause for a second, 64 cores, with hyper-threading, for the low, low price of $3990 (clears throat) Well, this is not for the faint of heart, this is not for your average gamer or UrAvgConsumer What this is really meant for is someone who needs an insane amount of processing power, but in a way that you can actually build a gaming PC out of it So with those 64 cores, you're actually getting pretty reasonable clocks So it's somewhere like 2

9 GHz on all cores, and it will boost well up into four GHz when you're actually going on single core But when you look at something like this, it's not really meant for, look you got to be someone whose gonna really take advantage of that many cores, that much memory, this is an incredibly high-end system But the fact is, even at $3000, that's a great deal compared to Team Blue, right, I mean you're looking at Xeons which are significantly more expensive I'm very excited this thing when it goes on sale, actually I believe towards the end of this month So that my friends is what AMD has here at CES 2020

Definitely be sure to subscribe to the channel for more CES content, as well as check out some of our other CES videos here, and here somewhere Anyway, thank you very much for watching, I'm going to go continue to be impressed, because that's what happened when I came to the AMD booth today (gentle music)

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