AMD claimed that the Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, with 44 percent more multi-threaded CPU performance and up to 161 percent more graphics performance than the competition. One major difference is that Turbo Boost concentrates on a single fastest core for the boost, while Precision Boost treats all cores as equal; that's what accounts for the single vs. multicore performance differential between Intel and AMD. The code name for these products had been Raven Ridge, but now they are officially AMD Ryzen mobile processors.
AMD says that the new Ryzen laptop processors promise over 200 percent more CPU performance compared to its previous generation of laptop processors and up to 128 percent improved graphics performance.
Having already launched Ryzen desktop processors into the mainstream, enthusiast, and server markets, and Vega graphics to go up against Nvidia's GeForce 10-series (Pascal), the final step in AMD's performance resurrection was to launch mobile processors that combine its newest CPU and GPU architectures, and that day has finally arrived.More news: Microsoft's plan to become a major cloud competitor is working
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The Intel Core i7 part only outperformed both the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 APUs on PassMark 9. Meanwhile, the Radeon 5 2700U is slightly slower with a 2GHz base clock and 3.6GHz boost clock, and has two fewer Vega CUs (8 instead of 10), with a max 1,100MHz clock. Notably, AMD is not publicising base clock speeds, which are 2.2GHz and 2.0GHz respectively.
But now AMD is setting its sights even higher, toward laptops - arguably the most important segment of the computer category, and one where Intel's lines of Core i3, i5, and i7 chips have long reigned virtually uncontested by AMD. They both also support dual-channel DDR4 memory, up to 2400MHz.
The 2xxx naming scheme indicates a generation leap compared to the desktop Ryzen 3, 5, 7, and Threadripper models, which are all numbered 1xxx, though AMD isn't promoting its new APUs in such a way.
According to AMD, Mobile Ryzen is the evolution of the APU started back in 2011 with Llano. These APUs will also feature Precision Boost 2, for accelerating performance depending on workload, and mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR) to raise performance when the cooling allows it.