AMD is launching its first Zen-based mobile processors for Chromebooks. We are talking about AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series chips. Also announced are new Athlon 3000 C-Series mobile processors for Chromebooks.
The new Athlon 3000 C-Series chips deliver significant performance improvements over AMD’s previous Chromebook processors. In particular, web surfing performance increased by 178%. The Ryzen 3000 C-Series processors deliver an impressive 212% improvement in multitasking and content creation performance over previous AMD Chromebook chips. The flagship AMD Ryzen 7 3700C processor with AMD Radeon Integrated Graphics delivers 152% faster photo editing, 104% more office productivity, and 251% faster graphics performance.
The new chips for Chromebooks, depending on the model, are based on either Zen or Zen + architecture and are manufactured using either a 14nm or 12nm process. They can include 2 or 4 cores, and the number of simultaneously executed instruction streams varies from 2 to 8. Detailed technical characteristics of each new product are presented in the following table.
It is noted that companies Acer, ASUS, HP and Lenovo will launch their own Chromebooks based on the new AMD chips during the fourth quarter of 2020.