AMD's Ryzen 5000 mobile processors
AMD has announced its new Ryzen 5000 mobile processor at CES 2021. Most of them are based on AMD's 7nm "Zen 3" architecture. AMD CEO Lisa Su call the series "The most powerful PC processor ever built." The 5000 line has two categories one is H-series which is majorly focused on laptop built for gaming and content creation and secondly, there is U-series designed for an ultraportable notebook.
Some of the series U processors are based on "Zen 2" architecture. The H-series keeps the H and HS suffixes from the 4000 series, in addition to new HX designation. U-series is packed with 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800U, with 1.9 GHz clock speed that can be overclocked up to 4.4 GHz. AMD claims that this is the most powerful chipset they ever built for the productivity of the Ultrathin notebooks. On a benchmark test, the chip outperformed the Intel's Core i7-11th Gen by a factor of 1.23 on PCMark 10.
AMD also claims that 5800U can deliver up to 17.5 hours of general-usage battery life. On the other hand, the H-series the big player in the game is Ryzen 9 5980HS packed with 8 cores and 16 threads with a clock speed of 3.0 GHz can be overclocked up to 4.8 GHz. AMD says these are “the fastest mobile processors you can get.”
New to the H-series is the HX chips, which AMD says are meant for “serious gaming.” AMD claims that its Ryzen 9 5900HX, at 45W+ TDP, will power “2021’s best gaming notebooks.” With this much of juice in AMD's processor, it will be a tough competition for Intel although Intel said there is an eight-core processor with speeds up to 5GHz coming “later this quarter.”