All the details about AMD’s Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H APUs have appeared on the AMD website. These mobile processors both represent the best of the best when it comes to the Raven Ridge lineups, and, in order to hit target performance, ditch the 15W TDP of current U-series chips, instead opting for a configurable TDP of 35-54W.
These chips will require considerably bulkier cooling solutions compared to previous Ryzen U-series. That means neither new chip will make it into miniscule 2-in-1s, instead favouring high-performance laptops and workstations. However, in return for larger form factors, CPU and GPU clocks have seen considerable bumps, which should make these mobile APUs quite tempting to users looking for a little extra graphical performance on the go.
The four-core / eight-thread Ryzen 7 2800H features a 3.3GHz base clock, 3.8GHz boost clock, and 11 Vega CUs clocked to 1.3GHz. That’s just a touch more speed in the GPU department than the Ryzen 2400G, which has proven quite capable of gaming performance – albeit with a slightly more lenient desktop TDP.
The four-core / eight-thread Ryzen 5 2600H comes with a hearty 3.2GHz base clock, 3.6Ghz boost clock, and eight Vega CUs clocked at 1.1GHz. That’s similar to the desktop Ryzen 3 2200G in terms of GPU power alone.
Memory compatibility has seen a considerable bump to 3200MHz with both chips, which could make a noticeable difference to performance depending on if any laptop manufacturers match the top spec with dual-channel memory in any of their machines. Speaking of which, despite a listed launch date of September 10, there’s no confirmed machines featuring these chips just yet.
|Ryzen 5 2400G||Ryzen 3 2200G||Ryzen 7 2800H||Ryzen 5 2600H|
|Form factor||Desktop AM4||Desktop AM4||Mobile FP5||Mobile FP5|
|Cache||4MB L3||4MB L3||4MB L3||4MB L3|
|Graphics||AMD Vega 11||AMD Vega 8||AMD Vega 11||AMD Vega 8|
|TDP||65W||65W||45 (35 – 54W cTDP)||
45 (35 – 54W cTDP)
That is unless AMD, in a fit of monarchism, decided to adopt the British (and nearly global) date format. In which case that past-due release date becomes October 9. Well, it is about time the US started formatting dates correctly, anyways.
Whichever release date it is, it will largely be unimportant to consumers, instead representing when OEMs and system builders are able to get their hands on these chips and get new laptops out of the door. The first laptops fitted with the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 parts are surely set to launch anytime now, given the back-to-school and holiday markets.
AMD quietly launched its Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X desktop CPUs, intended solely for the prebuilt market, just last week, so it’s unsurprising the red team didn’t make a big song and dance about these new additions to the mobile market either. After all, these Raven Ridge chips are arriving many months after the first batch of mobile APUs, the Ryzen U-series, launched back in February.