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Ryzen Mobile

OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,726
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11964/ryzen-mobile-is-launched-amd-apus-for-laptops-with-vega-and-updated-zen

You can kiss many of those Intel laptops without graphics cards as these chips will be much better.

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 25,348
    Ryzen Mobile is the fusion that we've been waiting for--several years after AMD abandoned that marketing name.  The trouble, you see, was that there was a Fusion System Architecture Intermediate Language, or FSAIL for short.  A name like that basically dares people to drop the S, so something had to change.

    The original promise was that you could get a good CPU with a good integrated GPU.  AMD had a good integrated GPU certainly no later than Kaveri and arguably as early as Llano.  Meanwhile, Intel had a good laptop CPU certain no later than Sandy Bridge and arguably well before then.  But for either vendor to simultaneously have a good CPU and a good GPU hasn't happened until now.

    Zen cores don't have to beat Coffee Lake cores for AMD to reasonably claim that they've got a good combination of CPU and GPU.  They just have to be competitive--and they are, which is more than you can say for Intel GPUs.

    That said, it's a paper launch.  Laptop parts often do have paper launches, as chip vendors don't want to make laptop vendors that are ready to sell laptops wait on some official announcement.  But if you want a budget laptop with substantial gaming capabilities, this is the chip you want.

    The next question is whether laptop vendors will build a nice laptop around it or continue pushing ridiculous specs.  At least two of the three laptops that AMD talked about today are the latter.  Asus finally decided that there was a market for nice $600 laptops (SSD, IPS monitor, and don't find creative ways to cripple it) a couple of years ago, so I'm hoping that they'll make a successor to those with a Ryzen Mobile part.
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