AMD Eyes Business Laptops With 7nm Ryzen Pro 4000 Series Chips

From PC Mag: As AMD’s Ryzen 4000 chips enter consumer laptops, the company is also bringing them to corporate PCs.

The chipmaker today introduced the Ryzen Pro 4000 series, which are designed to provide high performance to thin and light business laptops. The biggest change is the move from 12-nanometer fabrication tech, which was used in last year's Pro line, to AMD's 7-nanometer process. The company has also upgraded the three individual chips in the Pro series with substantially more cores and threads.

For instance, the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U—the most powerful chip in the batch—now comes with eight cores and 16 threads, or double the count from last year’s model, the Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U. As a result, the processor offers a whopping 132 percent gain in multi-threaded performance in comparison. (However, the increase in single threaded-performance is more modest at only 29 percent.)

AMD did supply a benchmark that shows the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U significantly outperforming Intel’s Core i7-10710U processor, which is built with the company’s 10-nanometer manufacturing technology. However, it’s important to note the Core i7-10710U came out in last year’s third quarter, and only features six cores and 12 threads. A better comparison would’ve been to pit AMD’s chip line against Intel’s 10th-generation “Comet-Lake H” processors, which were released last month and can also offer eight cores and 16 threads.

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