AMD announces the Ryzen 5000 H and U series of processors for gaming and ultra-portable laptops

After Intel, it was AMD’s turn to launch new models of laptop processors at CES 2021. This is the Ryzen 5000 series of processors from the new “Cezanne” family, developed for high performance, especially for mobile gaming. In fact, the company boasts that more than 150 models of laptops with Ryzen 5000 will appear in the next period from the most important manufacturers on the market.

Ryzen 5000 H: high-performance processors for laptop gaming AMD has announced no less than 8 Ryzen 5000 H series models, with three power consumption variants. We have H models with a consumption of 35W, HS models, which consume 45W, while HX models are made for overclocking and can exceed 45W, if needed. The models have between 6 and 8 cores and can reach frequencies up to 4.8 GHz in boost.

All three new Ryzen 5000 models in the H series use Zen3 cores, the ones we also find on the desktop versions of these processors, launched last fall.

The most “modest” Ryzen 5000 H models are Ryzen 5 5600HS and 5600H, with 6 cores and 12 threads, with base frequencies of 3 GHz and 3.3 GHz, respectively, with a boost of up to 4.2 GHz.

On the next step we have Ryzen 7 5800HS and Ryzen 7 5800H, with 8 cores and 16 threads, with frequencies of 2.8 and 3.2 GHz, respectively, with a boost of up to 4.4 GHz.

Finally, we have Ryzen 9 in four variants. Two HS models, with 35W consumption, Ryzen 9 5900HS and Ryzen 9 5980HS, with base frequencies of 3 GHz and boost of up to 4.6 and 4.8 GHz, respectively. The Ryzen 9 5900HX and 5980HX models come with identical frequencies, but with the possibility to go over them by overclocking, these being completely unlocked, within the limits of the cooling that the manufacturer will implement.

Ryzen 5000 U: Ultra portable processors, but not all on the new Zen3 architecture Along with these models, the Ryzen 5000 U models, with a consumption of 15W, for thin and light laptops were also announced. And they benefit from Zen3 cores, but not on all models. A few variants are left behind, with Zen2 cores.

Ryzen 7 5800U and Ryzen 5 5600U are the two processors that use the new AMD technology. They come with 8 cores and 16 threads, respectively 6 cores and 12 threads. The Ryzen 5 5600U has a base frequency of 2.3 GHz and boosts at 4.2 GHz, while the Ryzen 7 5800U has a base frequency of 1.9 GHz and boosts at 4.4 GHz.

The variants with Zen2 cores are those from the lower ranges, which can vary from 4 to 8 cores and lower frequencies:

Ryzen 7 5700U has 8 cores and 16 threads and a frequency between 1.8 and 4.3 GHz. Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores and 12 threads and frequencies between 2.1 and 4 GHz, while Ryzen 3 5300U has 4 cores and 8 threads with frequencies between 2.6 and 3.8 GHz.

AMD boasts the Ryzen 7 5800U model which can reach 21.4 hours of use on Wi-Fi video playback powered by a 53Wh battery, an impressive performance.

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