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At CES 2021, AMD announced its new Ryzen 5000 Series processors for notebooks, bringing its more powerful and efficient Zen 3 architecture to powerful gaming laptops as well as ultra-slim notebooks.

The new Ryzen 5000 series processors deliver unprecedented levels of performance and exceptional battery life not just for gamers but also for professionals and content creators. There are two categories – the high-performance H-series, and the ultra-mobile U-series. At the top of the stack, users can experience the power of 8 cores and 16 threads built on the Zen 3 architecture.

At the top of the lineup is are the HX series processors that provide elite-level performance, while the HS processors are built for machines with thinner and lighter form factors. The Ryzen 9 5980HX processor in particular, boasts up to a 23% increase in single-core performance and up to 17% faster multi-threaded performance compared to the previous generation.

For the mainstream market, the AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series mobile processors offer a great balance of performance and efficiency. The Ryzen 7 5800U in particular, offers up to 16% improved single-thread and up to 14% faster-multithreaded performance over the previous generation. As far as battery life is concerned, it’s 17.5 hours of general usage and up to 21 hours of movie playback on a single charge.

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The Ryzen 5000 series processors for notebooks offer up to 23% improvement in single-core performance compared to the Ryzen 4000 series, as well as up to 57% better compute performance versus the competition. Users can now experience higher CPU/GPU frequencies, as well as up to a 2-hour increase in battery life.

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Gaming Benchmarks

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Productivity on Ultrathin Notebooks

AMD offers the only 8-core, 16-thread processor for ultrathin notebooks, Ryzen 7 5800U. It’s also able to deliver up to 17.5 hours of general use and up to 21 hours of movie playback.

In general, the U-series processors also offer up to 23% improved single-thread performance, up to 2 hours of added battery life, and will be available in over 150 systems this year.

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Laptops powered by the new Ryzen 5000 series processors for notebooks will be available from major OEMs including ASUS, HP, and Lenovo starting in Q1 of 2021.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.