Ryzen has been a huge hit for AMD, helping them turn a profit for the first time in years. However, the current line-up has not included integrated graphics, and their mobile line-up has been dead in the water for years. AMD is hoping to regain some of its market share in the mobile space with the launch of 2 Ryzen/Vega based mobile chips, the Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U.

The new chips offer 4 cores with up to 10 Vega compute units, and a unified power delivery system all in under 15W, with AMD touting +200% CPU performance and +128% GPU performance over its previous generation of laptop processors. HP, Lenovo and Acer are releasing laptops based on the Ryzen Mobile hardware today (or soon), and we expect to see more OEMs at CES in January with their offerings. Both of the chips will also have simultaneous multi-threading, giving eight threads total. The rated base clock for the processors will be in the 2.0 GHz range, although AMD states that the typical all-core turbo will be much higher than this.

AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs

Ryzen 7 2700U
with Vega 10

Ryzen 5 2500U
with Vega 8


CPUQuad-Core with SMT
2.2 GHz Base
3.8 GHz Turbo
Zen Cores, 14nm
Quad-Core with SMT
2.0 GHz Base
3.8 GHz Turbo
Zen Cores, 14nm
Dual Module
2.7 GHz Base
3.6 GHz Turbo
Excavator, 28nm
GPUVega 10
10 CUs (640 SPs)
Up to 1300 MHz
Vega 8
8 CUs (512 SPs)
Up to 1100 MHz
GCN 1.2
8 CUs (512 SPs)
Up to 758 MHz
DRAMUp to DDR4-2400Up to DDR4-2400Up to DDR4-1866
L2 Cache512 KB/core512 KB/core1 MB/module
L3 Cache1 MB/core1 MB/core
PCIe Lanes??8 x PCIe 3.0
Die Size??250.4 mm2
Transistors??3.1 billion
LaunchOctober 2017October 2017May 2016

Part of the release has included the announcement of 3 laptops, the HP Envy X360, the Lenovo Ideapad 720S and the Acer Swift 3

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