AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the new lineup of AMD Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors, bringing modern performance and technologies to everyday Chromebooks. With speeds of up to 4.3 GHz, up to four cores and eight threads built on proven “Zen 2” architecture, and powerful AMD RDNA™ 2 integrated graphics, these processors are engineered to deliver fast and responsive performance for modern productivity, video conferencing, learning apps, and streaming applications.
Built for Efficiency, Performance, and Protection
Built on advanced 6nm technology, AMD Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors enable excellent power efficiency with up to 19.5 hours of expected battery life on Athlon Silver 7120C processors2 and up to 17 hours of expected battery life on Ryzen 3 7320C processors so Chromebook users can browse, work, and learn unplugged.3 Meant for productivity and multitasking workloads common to educational and front-line workloads, AMD Ryzen™ and Athlon™ 7020 C-Series processors are designed to run faster and longer than previous ChromeOS processors.
“Our Ryzen 7020 C-Series processors continue to redefine performance for everyday Chromebooks,” said Jason Banta, corporate vice president and general manager, Client OEM, AMD. “Whether you’re a student using learning apps or a professional who needs a streamlined computing solution for productivity, you can expect uncompromised performance and excellent battery life, delivering a seamless experience overall.”
Modern Capability and Connectivity
AMD Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors offer up to four high performance cores, eight threads and up to 4.3 GHz boost.1 The AMD Ryzen™ 3 7320C processor delivers 1.6 times higher average performance across tested workloads than the previous generation mainstream Ryzen processor-powered Chromebooks4 and delivers a 15% performance advantage5 than the competition with up to 3.5 hours longer battery life.6 Meanwhile the AMD Athlon Silver 7120C processer offers 1.8 times higher average performance uplift compared to a competing ARM-based device.7 Modern features and connectivity include high speed LPDDR5 memory and compatibility with the latest wireless technologies like Wi-Fi® 6 and Bluetooth® 5.2.8 Integrated AMD Radeon™ 610M graphics also support up to three external 4K displays for high-resolution streaming.
"We've been impressed with the combination of raw power and efficiency AMD has brought to a variety of Chromebooks," said John Solomon, vice president and general manager of ChromeOS at Google. "We're excited for AMD’s 7020 C-Series processors to continue that excellent track record. As the number of apps, new features, and hardware on ChromeOS continues to grow, we count on AMD's chips to provide our users a smooth and reliable experience, all while keeping their data and privacy safe."
|Model||Cores / Threads||Base/Boost Frequency1||Total Cache (MB)||TDP (Watts)||GPU Model|
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 7520C||4/8||2.8 / Up to 4.3 GHz||6MB||15W||AMD Radeon™ 610M|
|AMD Ryzen™ 3 7320C||4/8||2.4 / Up to 4.1 GHz||6MB||15W||AMD Radeon™ 610M|
|AMD Athlon™ Gold 7220C||2/4||2.4 / Up to 3.7 GHz||5MB||15W||AMD Radeon™ 610M|
|AMD Athlon™ Silver 7120C||2/2||2.4 / Up to 3.5 GHz||3MB||15W||AMD Radeon™ 610M|
Chromebook systems featuring Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors are expected to be available from global OEM partners including ASUS and Dell beginning in Q2 2023.
“Our team at ASUS is looking forward to releasing new laptops featuring Ryzen 7020 C-Series processors in the coming months,” said Head of ASUS Global Commercial marketing, Eunice Chou. “We are thrilled to release ASUS Chromebook CM34 Flip that delivers the perfect balance of performance, productivity and reliability to meet the demanding needs of the everyday consumer and working professionals.”
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AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the AMD Radeon™ RX 7600 graphics card, optimized to provide next-generation, high-performance 1080p gaming, streaming and content creation with stunning visual fidelity.
The AMD Radeon RX 7600 graphics card is built on the groundbreaking AMD RDNA™ 3 architecture, featuring redesigned compute units with unified raytracing and AI accelerators and second-generation AMD Infinity Cache™ technology. Designed to deliver incredible 1080p gaming experiences, the Radeon RX 7600 graphics card provides an ideal upgrade for legions of gamers.
Allowing gamers to play the latest titles at 60+ FPS at 1080p and stream in high fidelity with AV1 technology, the new graphics card offers 29% higher 1080p gaming performance on average than the AMD Radeon RX 6600 graphics card and 34% higher performance on average than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 8GB at max settings1. It also enables 100+ FPS on average in today’s top 10 PC esports titles2, while delivering faster AI performance than the previous generation and higher average performance in select content creation applications. Offering the latest features and capabilities, including AMD Radiance Display™ Engine, full AV1 encoding3, leadership support for DisplayPort 2.1 on select models7 and more, the Radeon RX 7600 graphics card is ideally suited for high-performance, high-fidelity 1080p gaming, streaming and popular content creation applications.
“Currently, 65% of gamers surveyed are playing at 1080p and the majority are still using older graphics cards4, unable to take advantage of the latest performance- and visual-enhancing features that deliver the best gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “AMD offers a range of graphics solutions at different price points, memory configurations and performance levels to support a variety of gamers’ needs. The Radeon RX 7600 graphics card at US $269 hits the sweet spot for high-performance 1080p gaming. It allows users to enjoy the latest features like AV1 encoding, the AMD Radiance Display Engine and more to take their gaming, streaming and content creation projects to the next level.”
Key Features and Capabilities
The AMD Radeon RX 7600 graphics card offers industry-advancing technology and features to deliver next-generation performance, visuals and power efficiency. Key features include:
- AMD RDNA 3 Architecture – Featuring redesigned compute units with unified raytracing and AI accelerators and second-generation AMD Infinity Cache technology, AMD RDNA 3 architecture delivers exceptional performance, visuals, and power efficiency.
- Improved Streaming Quality and Performance – Improved AMD encoders deliver enhanced visual quality when streaming and recording. AMD AI and content adaptive machine learning technology has also been integrated into the AMD Media Framework to enable better looking and crisper text when streaming at low bitrates and resolutions.
- Ultra-High Definition Encoding – An encode/decode media engine provides the ultimate performance, unlocking new multi-media experiences with full AV1 encode/decode support, wide color gamut and high-dynamic range enhancements.
- Increased Content Creation and AI Performance – The new graphics card delivers a 27% higher standard overall score on average in PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve, a 19% higher average GPU score on PugetBench for Adobe After Effects and a 16% higher average GPU score on PugetBench for Adobe Premiere Pro versus the previous generation5, as well as a 36% improvement on average in Nod.AI Stable Diffusion compared to the previous generation6. In addition, users can experience up to 32% faster encoding in the DaVinci Resolve Studio beta release 18.5 with the addition of support for AMD Smart Access Video technology7.
- AMD Radiance Display™ Engine – Provides support for DisplayPort 2.1 on select models and HDMI® 2.1a based displays for ultra-high resolutions and high refresh rates for gaming and content creation workloads8. It also features 12-bit HDR and full REC2020 Color Space for incredible color accuracy at up to 8K video playback.
- AMD FidelityFXTM Super Resolution Technology9 – Now available in more than 260 current and upcoming titles, AMD upscaling technologies provide crisp, high-resolution image quality while boosting framerates in supported games.
- AMD Software: Adrenalin EditionTM Application – Designed to provide a modern and easy-to-use interface for gamers and streamers to quickly access the latest software features, game stats, GPU optimizations, performance reports, and driver updates all from one convenient location, with no registration required
Pricing and Availability
AMD Radeon RX 7600 graphics cards are expected to be available from AMD.com and leading AMD board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, PowerColor, Vastarmor, XFX and Yeston beginning May 25 at an SEP of $269 USD.
AI is one of the most transformative technologies to debut in the past 40 years, but taking full advantage of its capabilities requires more than just the latest processor or graphics card. Previous major shifts in computing, like the adoption of 64-bit software and the introduction of 3D-accelerated graphics in the late 1990s, required significant software support as well as sophisticated new hardware capabilities. Today, AMD and Microsoft are stepping up to this challenge, working together to create the building blocks developers and consumers will need to take full advantage of AI both today and in the future.
While many AI tasks can run on a conventional CPU or GPU, these often aren't the ideal locations for executing a machine learning inference workload. As more AI models and workloads evolve, it will be vital to use specialized AI engines on the silicon designed specifically for AI tasks to deliver the right performance and experience to end users. The select new AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series processors with Ryzen™ AI deliver cutting-edge AI features via a dedicated on-die processing block that’s purpose-built to handle AI workloads – the first of its kind for x86 Windows 11 laptops¹. Integrating this functionality in ultrathin laptops will give these systems the outstanding AI performance they might not enjoy if relying on more conventional processors.
Microsoft is working to integrate AI into the Windows ecosystem in many different ways and AMD Ryzen AI is designed to support these new innovations. As one example, AMD Ryzen AI is now supported in Windows Studio Effects. These effects include Eye Contact (an effect to compensate for eyes looking at the screen instead of the camera), Automatic framing (an effect to automatically zoom and crop the image as you move around), and advanced background effects, including background blur. Each is designed to improve a different aspect of video calls – which, for many, have become an important part of their jobs and daily lives. Windows Studio effects is enabled by machine learning algorithms and will require a NPU (neural processing unit) like Ryzen AI.
These advanced Windows-based features are available on laptops with select AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors with Ryzen AI. While we're still in the early days of AI adoption, the importance of a dedicated AI engine like Ryzen AI will only grow over time. AI is already reshaping wide swathes of the computing market, from content creation to video conferencing. As the use of artificial intelligence grows, so does the need for hardware and software that can accelerate these workloads more effectively. Supporting the nascent AI market doesn't just mean supporting consumer-facing applications but supporting developers as well.
As part of its overall AI strategic direction, AMD is providing early access to the Ryzen AI software to Windows developers. This will enable AI researchers and developers to run AI workloads on select Ryzen™ 7040 Series processors with Ryzen AI using the open-source AI framework Vitis AI Execution Provider (EP), which is up streamed in ONNX Runtime with support for Microsoft Olive. This package offers superior CPU support and is set to seamlessly and progressively boost AMD XDNA™ AI Engine acceleration with virtually no usability impact. Developers are encouraged to visit GitHub to begin.
“We believe that dedicated AI processing engines are essential to bring to life a future of amazing AI experiences on Windows 11,” said Pavan Davuluri, CVP Windows Silicon and Systems Integration, Microsoft Corp. “The Ryzen 7040 Series processors with AMD Ryzen AI are a great way to experience Windows Studio Effects now and, in the future, for developers to run AI workloads on the ONNX Runtime today.”
AI is expected to drive innovation in the Windows ecosystem for years to come, for both customers and developers alike. AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors with AMD Ryzen AI are the vanguard of a new generation of silicon that offers outstanding performance, incredible power efficiency, and unique experiences not available on other x86 processors today. The new developer tools AMD has made available will enable programmers to more easily add or integrate AI functionality, making artificial intelligence-powered applications more widely available to the general public. These features will be available in more than 80 AMD Ryzen AI- powered laptops, making them the best choice for anyone looking for a powerful, modern notebook.
For the latest on AMD Ryzen™ AI devices, please visit AMD Ryzen™ AI - Windows Laptops with AI Built In | AMD
¹Based on AMD internal analysis as of May 2023, select Ryzen™ 7040 processors for mobile with dedicated AI hardware are the only x86 PC processors with dedicated AI hardware. PHX-3