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AMD is bringing its Radeon Vega graphics to gaming laptops

By Koh Wanzi - on 18 Sep 2018, 11:37am

AMD is bringing its Radeon Vega graphics to gaming laptops

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You could soon buy a gaming laptop powered by an AMD APU. The company has listed the Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H on its website, two new processors that combine AMD’s 14nm Zen compute cores with its Vega graphics architecture.

AMD already did that with the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G, its Raven Ridge desktop processors, but this is the first time that it has a solution for more powerful gaming laptops.

The new processors are also not in the same class as the existing U-series Ryzen Mobile chips either, such as the quad-core Ryzen 7 2700U. The U-series processors have a TDP of just 15W and are geared toward slimmer and more portable laptops and 2-in-1 systems, whereas the new H-series chips will be looking to make their way into high-performance laptops with beefier cooling solutions.

Here’s an overview of their specifications:

  Cores/Threads Base/Boost clocks L3 cache TDP Graphics model Graphics core count Graphics frequency
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H 4/8 3.2GHz/3.6GHz 4MB 45W Radeon Vega 8 Graphics 8 1,100MHz
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H 4/8 3.3GHz/3.8GHz 4MB 45W Radeon Vega 11 Graphics 11 1,300MHz

In addition, both chips now support up to DDR4-3200 memory, a welcome feature that bodes well for performance.

The new mobile APUs will be making their way directly to OEMs. Last week, AMD also quietly announced two new desktop processors for OEMs, the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X.

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