AMD Ryzen 5000 C-Series processors target Chrome OS devices for work

AMD has just introduced the 15W Ryzen 5000 C-Series “Zen 3” processors for premium Chrome OS devices designed for work and collaboration. The processors can with up to eight cores and sixteen threads and are said to offer all-day battery life.

AMD Ryzen 5000 C-Series processors for Chrome OS are expected to offer up to 67% faster responsiveness and up to 85% better graphics performance when comparing a Chromebook based on AMD Ryzen 7 5825C against an earlier model based on AMD Ryzen 7 3700C introduced in 2020 using respectively WebXPRT 3 and Motion Mark 1.2 benchmarks. Multitasking performance comparison using Geekbench 5 shows a 107% improvement that is probably mostly due to the doubling of the number of cores.

AMD Ryzen 5000-C Series

The AMD Ryzen 5000 C-Series “”Barcelo” family is currently comprised of four parts.

AMD Ryzen 7 5825C8C/16T15WUp to 4.5GHz/2.0GHz820 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5625C6C/12T15WUp to 4.3GHz/2.3GHz719 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 5425C4C/8T15WUp to 4.1GHz/2.7GHz610 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 5125C2C/4T15WUp to 3.0GHz/3.0GHz39MB

We can look at the Ryzen 7 5825C other features for more details:

  • Cache –  512KB L1 Cache, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 cache
  • Supported Extensions – AES, AMD-V, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, MMX(+), SHA, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, SSSE3, x86-64
  • Memory – 2 channels DDR4 for up to 64GB RAM (DDR4-3200 or LPDDR4x-4267), optional ECC
  • Storage – 4x SATA ports, NVMe support
  • Display
    • DisplayPort Max Refresh Rates (SDR) – 3840×2160 @ 60Hz, 3440×1440 @ 144Hz, 2560×1440 @ 180Hz, 1920×1080 @ 240Hz
    • HDCP 2.2
    • USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode
    • Multi-Monitor Support
  • USB
    • 4x native USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports
    • 4x native USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports
  • PCIe – 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes (20 in total by only 16 usable)
  • Security, Virtualization, and Manageability – AMD Enhanced Virus Protection (NX bit)
  • Process – TSMC 7nm FinFET
  • CPU Socket – FP6
  • Max. Operating Temperature (Tjmax) – 95°C

The first Ryzen 5000 C-Series Enterprise Chromebook is expected next month with the HP Elite c645 G2 Chromebook Enterprise based on the Ryzen 7 5825C processor scheduled to launch in June. It will be followed by the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, and other models later this year.

More details may be found in the announcement and the product page.

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2 years ago

AMD Ryzen 3 5125C / 2C/4T / 15W / Up to 3.0GHz/3.0GHz / 3 CUs / 9MB

They took an 8-core die and disabled 6 of the cores and over half the GPU. I wonder if that one could be made to run fanless.

Memory – 2 channels DDR4 for up to 64GB RAM (DDR4-3200

This support would be carried over from the non-C chips, but has there been any Chromebook (not Chromebox) that came with a SO-DIMM slot within the last few years? It sucks that so few cheap laptops do not have user-upgradeable memory.

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