AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 C-Series For High-End Chromebooks
In September 2020, AMD launched its Ryzen 3000 C-series for Chromebooks, a line up of budget-priced chips based mostly on the 12nm Picasso (Ryzen+) structure that featured as much as 4 cores and eight threads and as much as 11 Radeon Vega compute items. Almost two years on and AMD has simply introduced 4 new Ryzen 5000 C-series SKUs designed to deliver the efficiency advantages of its Cezanne (Zen 3) structure to the Chromebook area.
The 4 new Ryzen 5000 C-series processors vary from 8C/16T to 2C/4T, all with a 15 W TDP and designed to enhance productiveness and battery life over present Ryzen 3000 C-series processors and Intel’s eleventh Gen Tiger Lake chips.
Aimed on the premium space of the Chromebook market, the brand new AMD Ryzen 5000 C-series seems to supply OEMs and customers premium choices for the most recent era of Chromebooks with some higher-end options corresponding to quick charging and Wi-Fi 6E networking functionality.
|AMD Ryzen 5000 C-Collection For Chromebooks (Zen 3)|
|Ryzen 7 5825C||8||16||2000||4500||20 MB||Vega 8||As much as 1.8 GHz||15 W|
|Ryzen 5 5625C||6||12||2300||4300||19 MB||Vega 7||As much as 1.6 GHz||15 W|
|Ryzen 3 5425C||4||8||2700||4100||10 MB||Vega 6||As much as 1.5 GHz||15 W|
|Ryzen 3 5125C||2||4||3000||3000||9 MB||Vega 3||As much as 1.2 GHz||15 W|
Wanting on the specs of the Ryzen 5000 C-series line-up, the highest mannequin is the Ryzen 7 5825C with a powerful 8 cores and 16 threads which is double that of the earlier top-tier Chromebook Ryzen processor, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700C. It has a base core frequency of two GHz, with a lift core clock of as much as 4.5 GHz on a single core, which is bolstered by its Radeon Vega 8 built-in graphics with a most enhance frequency of as much as 1.8 GHz.
The second mannequin within the new line-up is the Ryzen 5 5625C, which has 6 cores, 12 threads, and built-in Radeon Vega 7 graphics with a most enhance frequency of as much as 1.6 GHz. The 6 cores function a base frequency of two.3 GHz, whereas certainly one of these cores can enhance as much as 4.3 GHz for functions that demand extra efficiency.
Specializing in the 2 entry-level fashions within the line-up, the Ryzen 3 5425C advantages from 4 cores and eight threads with a base frequency of two.7 GHz, with a lift frequency on one core of as much as 4.1 GHz, in addition to AMD’s Radeon Vega 6 graphics that may enhance as much as 1.5 GHz. The Ryzen 3 5125C is the bottom within the new C-series stack with simply 2 cores and 4 threads, has a constant core clock velocity of three GHz, and has 3 Vega graphics compute cores with a most enhance frequency of as much as 1.2 GHz.
As we go from prime to backside, every mannequin within the line-up will increase in base core frequency, whereas the enhance clocks bar the Ryzen 3 5125C, which has a set core clock velocity of three GHz, expertise a drop in frequency. All of the Ryzen 5000 C-series fashions function a 15 W TDP envelope, so core frequency on each the Zen 3 cores and the Radeon Vega cores will rely upon the applying, activity, or sport getting used to optimize the relative energy envelope to suit throughout the 15 W TDP threshold.
Whereas we do not usually concern ourselves with vendor-given efficiency information, maybe probably the most spectacular of AMD’s claims is battery life. AMD is claiming that the Ryzen 5 5625C has as much as enhance battery life by 94% when instantly in comparison with Intel’s Core i5-1135G7 processor, which, if true, may be very spectacular. One of many essential advantages of the Chromebook collection is usability, and having an improved battery life can enhance total productiveness and lifespan when utilizing it whereas touring between fees.
Thus far, AMD has introduced two of its companions already on board with its Ryzen 5000 C-series for Chromebooks, together with HP and Acer. Each are launching new fashions due afterward within the 12 months, however AMD highlighted two new fashions:
HP Elite C645 G2 Chromebook
The primary of the brand new Chromebooks to function AMD’s Ryzen 7 5825C processor is the HP Elite C645 G2. HP is anticipated to supply a number of show choices, together with numerous configurations of its 14″ 1080p touchscreen panel and loads of spectacular options. These embody assist for as much as 16 GB of LPDDR4X reminiscence with as much as 512 GB of PCIe storage. Different options embody the most recent Wi-Fi 6E wi-fi and BT 5.2 connectivity and an optionally available 4G LTE model. The HP Elite C645 may also have a 5 MP built-in webcam, a SmartCard terminal for a CAD-capable keyboard, and an SEC fingerprint sensor for added safety.
The HP Elite C645 G2 Chromebook is anticipated to hit retail cabinets in Q2 2022, with pricing at the moment unknown.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514
The second of the brand new Ryzen 5000 C-series Chromebooks is the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, which is a 2-in-1 convertible with a 14″ touchscreen. Acer is utilizing the AMD Ryzen 7 5825C processor on this mannequin, and it may well assist as much as 256 GB of PCIe Gen 3 storage and assist the most recent Wi-FI 6E routers with BT 5.2 connectivity. Acer has specified that the Chromebook Spin 514 contains military-grade MIL-STD 810 sturdiness with a Corning gorilla glass touchscreen panel that helps sRGB 100% colour.
On the time of writing, Acer says the Chromebook Spin 514 might be out there in Q3 2022, with anticipated pricing not disclosed.
It’s anticipated that extra distributors will undertake AMD’s Ryzen 5000 C-series processors for Chromebooks within the coming months, though these are OEM solely, and pricing is at the moment unknown on every of the fashions.