After unveiling Athlon 3000-series of 15W mobile processors earlier this year, AMD has now announced Chromebook-optimized mobile processors with AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000 C-Series family.
Designed in collaboration with Google, the new AMD mobile “Zen” processors deliver up to 178% faster web browsing and 212% better performance for multitasking and content creation compare to the previous generation AMD A6-9220C powered Chromebooks.
There are currently five 15W Ryzen/Athlon 3000 C-Series processors for Chromebooks.
|Model||Cores / Threads||Boost/Base freq.||GPU Cores||Cache|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3700C||4C/8T||Up to 4.0 / 2.3 GHz||10||6MB|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3500C||4C/8T||Up to 3.7 / 2.1 GHz||8||6MB|
|AMD Ryzen 3 3250C||2C/4T||Up to 3.5 / 2.6 GHz||3||5MB|
|AMD Athlon Gold 3150C||2C/4T||Up to 3.3 / 2.4 GHz||3||5MB|
|AMD Athlon Silver 3050C||2C/2T||Up to 3.2 / 2.3 GHz||2||5MB|
AMD also reported other performance metrics around with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C Mobile Processor offering up to 251% better graphics performance, up to 104% faster office productivity performance, and up to 152% better photo editing performance compared to AMD A6-9220C powered Chromebooks. The performance delta looks impressive on paper, especially AMD A6-9220C was unveiled less than two years ago until you realize A6 is a 6W processor, while the new processors are listed with 15W TDP.
AMD 3000 C-Series Chromebooks are expected in Q4 202 from Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, and others. More details may be found on the press release and product page.
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