AMD has announced new Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 processor series that will boost mobile computing performance. Based on the “Zen 2” core architecture and RDNA 2 graphics, the new chips will also provide up to 12 hours of battery life for laptops. In effect, AMD is bringing features from premium laptops to the mainstream market, the company said.
Built on TSMC’s advanced 6nm technology, the Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 processors balance speed and endurance. With intelligent battery management and dedicated video and audio playback hardware, laptops with these chips are suitable for video conferencing and collaboration, productivity and multitasking in the office, as well as connecting with family and friends at home or on the go.
Over 90% of laptop users surveyed say it’s important to them to be “on the go” with their system, and on average they use their computers on battery for three hours a day. Almost a third of those surveyed spend up to ten hours a day on battery power. The combination of TSMC 6-nm technology and the innovative Ryzen 7020 architecture in the new processors ensures a battery life in mainstream systems of up to 12 hours.
In addition, the RDNA 2 graphics architecture in the Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 processors supports up to 4 displays powered by the integrated Radeon 610M graphics, plus advanced support for high-definition streaming decoding.
Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020-based systems are Windows 11 ready and include the Microsoft Pluton security processor to fully support the operating system’s security features. The new processors come with support for several more advanced technologies, including improved standby mode, voice wake-up, fast charging and LPDDR5 memory.
Notebooks with Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 processors are expected from AMD’s global OEM partners, including Acer, HP, and Lenovo, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022. Prices for these systems will start at $399 USD (final US prices).