AMD Launches First “Zen”-based Chromebook mobile processors for faster web browsing, improved office productivity and better multitasking

Acer, ASUS, HP and Leno­vo are set to intro­du­ce broad ran­ge of ent­ry-level to pre­mi­um sys­tems, brin­ging the award-win­ning “Zen” archi­tec­tu­re to the Chrome­book market



Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ­ced the first AMD Ryzen™ mobi­le pro­ces­sors and latest AMD Ath­lon™ mobi­le pro­ces­sors for Chrome­book plat­forms, with up to 178% fas­ter web brow­sing com­pared to the pre­vious gene­ra­ti­on.1 Desi­gned in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Goog­le, the AMD Ryzen and Ath­lon 3000 C‑Series Mobi­le Pro­ces­sor lin­e­up intro­du­ces the first-ever “Zen” archi­tec­tu­re-powered Chrome­books with sys­tems from Acer, ASUS, HP, and Leno­vo laun­ching in Q4 2020. The AMD Ryzen 3000 C Series Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors offer up to 212% bet­ter per­for­mance for mul­ti­tas­king and con­tent crea­ti­on com­pared to the pre­vious gene­ra­ti­on of AMD Chrome­books.2 With built-in AMD Rade­on™ Gra­phics, AMD Ryzen 3000 C‑Series Mobi­le pro­ces­sors include the most powerful gra­phics available in a Chrome­book.3

Whe­ther users are online, off­line, on-the-go or at home, AMD Ryzen pro­ces­sor-based and Ath­lon pro­ces­sor-based Chrome­books deli­ver the com­bi­ned CPU, gra­phics and over­all per­for­mance nee­ded to stay pro­duc­ti­ve and bree­ze through the high demands of distance lear­ning and remo­te working,” said Saeid Mosh­kela­ni, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Cli­ent Com­pu­te, AMD. “We are plea­sed to be working with Acer, ASUS, Goog­le, HP and Leno­vo to signi­fi­cant­ly expand the num­ber of AMD-powered Chrome­books and deli­ver more powerful opti­ons with the first of many AMD Ryzen-based Chrome­book systems.”

AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000 C‑Series Mobile Processors

Built on the powerful “Zen” archi­tec­tu­re with best-in-class AMD Rade­on gra­phics, AMD-powered Chrome­books are fast and respon­si­ve while brow­sing the web, mul­ti­tas­king, or strea­ming video. The power-effi­ci­ent 3000 C‑Series Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors enable thin­ner and ligh­ter Chrome­book designs that deli­ver long bat­tery life as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Blue­tooth 5 capa­bi­li­ties for enhan­ced con­nec­ti­vi­ty.4

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700C Mobi­le Pro­ces­sor offers pre­mi­um per­for­mance for Chrome­books, bringing:

  • Up to 251% bet­ter gra­phics per­for­mance com­pared to pre­vious gene­ra­ti­on AMD Chrome­books5
  • Up to 104% fas­ter office pro­duc­ti­vi­ty per­for­mance com­pared to pre­vious gene­ra­ti­on AMD Chrome­books6
  • Up to 152% bet­ter pho­to editing per­for­mance than pre­vious gene­ra­ti­on AMD Chrome­books7


AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700C 4C/8T 15W Up to 4.0 / 2.3 GHz 10 6 MB
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500C 4C/8T 15W Up to 3.7 / 2.1 GHz 8 6 MB
AMD Ryzen™ 3 3250C 2C/4T 15W Up to 3.5 / 2.6 GHz 3 5 MB
AMD Ath­lon™ Gold 3150C 2C/4T 15W Up to 3.3 / 2.4 GHz 3 5 MB
AMD Ath­lon™ Sil­ver 3050C 2C/2T 15W Up to 3.2 / 2.3 GHz 2 5 MB

Partner Quotes

The AMD Ryzen and Ath­lon 3000 C‑Series Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors are coming soon in sys­tems from major OEM part­ners in the con­su­mer, edu­ca­ti­on and enter­pri­se markets.

Chrome­books con­ti­nue to be a rapidly gro­wing mar­ket whe­re cus­to­mers are loo­king for appe­al­ing designs and top-notch fea­tures to power their work, edu­ca­ti­on and gam­ing with Chro­me OS,” said John Solo­mon, Vice Pre­si­dent of Chro­me OS at Goog­le. “Our part­ner­ship with AMD, along with the unpre­ce­den­ted offe­ring of Ryzen pro­ces­sor-based Chrome­books, gives con­su­mers and busi­nesses an even broa­der choice of afforda­ble Chrome­book designs that deli­ver bla­zing fast con­nec­ti­vi­ty, long bat­tery life and the abili­ty to power through mul­ti­tas­king workloads.”

Acer is con­ti­nuing its histo­ry of lea­der­ship and inno­va­ti­on in the Chrome­book mar­ket by uti­li­zing new AMD Ryzen and Ath­lon 3000 C‑Series Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors in our upco­ming pro­duct line, which will give cus­to­mers what they need to excel at school, work and home,” said James Lin, gene­ral mana­ger, Note­books, IT Pro­ducts Busi­ness, Acer Inc. “Our new AMD-based Acer Chrome­books will deli­ver a heigh­ten­ed level of power, gra­phics per­for­mance, respon­si­ve­ness and effi­ci­en­cy, allo­wing our cus­to­mers to tack­le chal­len­ging pro­jects and take advan­ta­ge of the gro­wing ran­ge of apps and exten­si­ons in the Chro­me ecosystem.”

Today’s work­force wants powerful, secu­re, and easy-to-use cloud-cen­tric devices as they adapt to the new rea­li­ties of working from home or in the office,” said Andy Rho­des, glo­bal head of Com­mer­cial Per­so­nal Sys­tems, HP Inc. “We are proud of our con­tin­ued col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AMD to offer busi­ness users advan­ced Chro­me Enter­pri­se secu­ri­ty and mana­gea­bi­li­ty fea­tures to pro­tect end­points and uni­fy mana­gea­bi­li­ty. Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen pro­ces­sor, the new HP Pro c645 Chrome­book Enter­pri­se packs impres­si­ve power, enter­pri­se-level secu­ri­ty and mana­gea­bi­li­ty fea­tures, and seam­less col­la­bo­ra­ti­on tools to address the pro­duc­ti­vi­ty needs of busi­ness users everywhere.”

Desi­gned for the evol­ving demands on lap­tops, Leno­vo sys­tems powered by AMD pro­ces­sors will balan­ce knock­out per­for­mance with por­ta­bi­li­ty, enab­ling users to get things done remo­te­ly and on the move,” said Jer­ry Para­di­se, vice pre­si­dent, com­mer­cial port­fo­lio, PC & Smart Devices at Leno­vo. “Along with part­ners like AMD, we are able to offer cus­to­mers fast and respon­si­ve user expe­ri­en­ces in powerful and por­ta­ble lap­top designs.”

Supporting Resources

About AMD

For 50 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­liza­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gam­ing, immersi­ve plat­forms and the dat­a­cen­ter. Hundreds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nesses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­ducts that push the boun­da­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMDweb­siteblogFace­book and Twit­terpages.

Cautionary Statement

This docu­ment con­ta­ins for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the fea­tures, func­tion­a­li­ty, per­for­mance, avai­la­bi­li­ty, timing and expec­ted bene­fits of AMD Ryzen™ and AMD Ath­lon™ mobi­le pro­ces­sors for Chrome­book plat­forms, which are made pur­su­ant to the Safe Har­bor pro­vi­si­ons of the Pri­va­te Secu­ri­ties Liti­ga­ti­on Reform Act of 1995. For­ward loo­king state­ments are com­mon­ly iden­ti­fied by words such as “would,” “may,” “expects,” “belie­ves,” “plans,” “intends,” “pro­jects” and other terms with simi­lar mea­ning. Inves­tors are cau­tio­ned that the for­ward-loo­king state­ments in this press release are based on cur­rent beliefs, assump­ti­ons and expec­ta­ti­ons, speak only as of the date of this press release and invol­ve risks and uncer­tain­ties that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons. Such state­ments are sub­ject to cer­tain known and unknown risks and uncer­tain­ties, many of which are dif­fi­cult to pre­dict and gene­ral­ly bey­ond AMD’s con­trol, that could cau­se actu­al results and other future events to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from tho­se expres­sed in, or impli­ed or pro­jec­ted by, the for­ward-loo­king infor­ma­ti­on and state­ments. Mate­ri­al fac­tors that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons include, wit­hout limi­ta­ti­on, the fol­lo­wing: Intel Corporation’s domi­nan­ce of the micro­pro­ces­sor mar­ket and its aggres­si­ve busi­ness prac­ti­ces; the abili­ty of third par­ty manu­fac­tu­r­ers to manu­fac­tu­re AMD’s pro­ducts on a time­ly basis in suf­fi­ci­ent quan­ti­ties and using com­pe­ti­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gies; expec­ted manu­fac­tu­ring yields for AMD’s pro­ducts; AMD’s abili­ty to intro­du­ce pro­ducts on a time­ly basis with fea­tures and per­for­mance levels that pro­vi­de value to its cus­to­mers; glo­bal eco­no­mic uncer­tain­ty; the loss of a signi­fi­cant cus­to­mer; AMD’s abili­ty to gene­ra­te reve­nue from its semi-cus­tom SoC pro­ducts;  the impact of the COVID-19 pan­de­mic on AMD’s busi­ness, finan­cial con­di­ti­on and results of ope­ra­ti­ons; poli­ti­cal, legal, eco­no­mic risks and natu­ral dis­as­ters; the impact of govern­ment actions and regu­la­ti­ons such as export admi­nis­tra­ti­on regu­la­ti­ons, tariffs and trade pro­tec­tion mea­su­res; poten­ti­al secu­ri­ty vul­nerabi­li­ties; poten­ti­al IT outa­ges, data loss, data brea­ches and cyber-attacks; uncer­tain­ties invol­ving the orde­ring and ship­ment of AMD’s pro­ducts; quar­ter­ly and sea­so­nal sales pat­terns; the rest­ric­tions impo­sed by agree­ments gover­ning AMD’s notes and the secu­red cre­dit faci­li­ty; the com­pe­ti­ti­ve mar­kets in which AMD’s pro­ducts are sold; AMD’s abili­ty to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent reve­nue and ope­ra­ting cash flow or obtain exter­nal finan­cing for rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment or other stra­te­gic invest­ments; the poten­ti­al dilu­ti­ve effect if the 2.125% Con­ver­ti­ble Seni­or Notes due 2026 are con­ver­ted; mar­ket con­di­ti­ons of the indus­tries in which AMD pro­ducts are sold; AMD’s reli­ance on third-par­ty intellec­tu­al pro­per­ty to design and intro­du­ce new pro­ducts in a time­ly man­ner; AMD’s reli­ance on third-par­ty com­pa­nies for the design, manu­fac­tu­re and sup­p­ly of mother­boards, soft­ware and other com­pu­ter plat­form com­pon­ents; AMD’s reli­ance on Micro­soft Cor­po­ra­ti­on and other soft­ware ven­dors’ sup­port to design and deve­lop soft­ware to run on AMD’s pro­ducts; AMD’s reli­ance on third-par­ty dis­tri­bu­tors and add-in-board part­ners; future impairm­ents of good­will and tech­no­lo­gy licen­se purcha­ses; AMD’s abili­ty to attract and retain qua­li­fied per­son­nel; AMD’s indeb­ted­ness; AMD’s abili­ty to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent cash to ser­vice its debt obli­ga­ti­ons or meet its working capi­tal requi­re­ments; AMD’s abili­ty to repurcha­se its out­stan­ding debt in the event of a chan­ge of con­trol; the cycli­cal natu­re of the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try; the impact of acqui­si­ti­ons, joint ven­tures and/or invest­ments on AMD’s busi­ness; the impact of modi­fi­ca­ti­on or inter­rup­ti­on of AMD’s inter­nal busi­ness pro­ces­ses and infor­ma­ti­on sys­tems; the avai­la­bi­li­ty of essen­ti­al equip­ment, mate­ri­als or manu­fac­tu­ring pro­ces­ses; com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty of AMD’s pro­ducts with some or all indus­try-stan­dard soft­ware and hard­ware; cos­ts rela­ted to defec­ti­ve pro­ducts; the effi­ci­en­cy of AMD’s sup­p­ly chain; AMD’s abili­ty to rely on third par­ty sup­p­ly-chain logi­stics func­tions; AMD’s stock pri­ce vola­ti­li­ty; world­wi­de poli­ti­cal con­di­ti­ons; unfa­vorable cur­ren­cy exch­an­ge rate fluc­tua­tions; AMD’s abili­ty to effec­tively con­trol the sales of its pro­ducts on the gray mar­ket; AMD’s abili­ty to ade­qua­te­ly pro­tect its tech­no­lo­gy or other intellec­tu­al pro­per­ty; cur­rent and future claims and liti­ga­ti­on; poten­ti­al tax lia­bi­li­ties; and the impact of envi­ron­men­tal laws, con­flict mine­rals-rela­ted pro­vi­si­ons and other laws or regu­la­ti­ons. Inves­tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer­tain­ties in AMD’s Secu­ri­ties and Exch­an­ge Com­mis­si­on filings, inclu­ding but not limi­t­ed to AMD’s Quar­ter­ly Report on Form 10‑Q for the quar­ter ended June 27, 2020.


  1. Test­ing by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 09/01/2020. Chrome­book manu­fac­tu­r­ers may vary con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons yiel­ding dif­fe­rent results. Per­for­mance may vary. RC-08
  2. Test­ing by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 04/22/2020 uti­li­zing a Ryzen 7 3700C and a simi­lar­ly con­fi­gu­red sys­tem with AMD A6-9220C pro­ces­sor in the fol­lo­wing bench­marks: Geek Bench 4 Mul­ti­co­re. PC manu­fac­tu­r­ers may vary con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons yiel­ding dif­fe­rent results. Per­for­mance may vary. RC-04
  3. Test­ing by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 04/22/2020 uti­li­zing a Ryzen 7 3700C pro­ces­sor vs. An Acer Chrome­book Spin 13 with an Intel Core i7-8550U, an Acer Chrome­book Spin 713 with an Intel Core i5-10210U, and a Leno­vo Chrome­book with a Core i3-10110U in the fol­lo­wing bench­mark: 3DMark Sling Shot Score. Chrome­book manu­fac­tu­r­ers may vary con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons yiel­ding dif­fe­rent results. Per­for­mance may vary. 3DMark is a trade­mark of Future­mark Cor­po­ra­ti­on. RC-14
  4. Wi-Fi 6 and Blue­tooth 5.0 avai­la­bi­li­ty varies by lap­top manu­fac­tu­rer and are sys­tem con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on depen­dent. Check with your lap­top manu­fac­tu­rer for com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty infor­ma­ti­on. GD-149.
  5. Test­ing by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 09/01/2020 on a Ryzen 7 3700C CPU vs. an AMD A6-9220C CPU using the 3DMark Sling Shot Extre­me Open GL bench­mark. Chrome­book manu­fac­tu­r­ers may vary con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons yiel­ding dif­fe­rent results. Per­for­mance may vary. 3DMark is a Trade­mark of Future­mark Cor­po­ra­ti­on. RC-07
  6. Test­ing by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 09/01/2020 uti­li­zing the fol­lo­wing bench­mark: PCMark Wri­ting 2.0 Score. Chrome­book manu­fac­tu­r­ers may vary con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons yiel­ding dif­fe­rent results. Per­for­mance may vary. PCMark is a trade­mark of Future­mark Cor­po­ra­ti­on. RC-11
  7. Test­ing by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 09/01/2020 uti­li­zing the fol­lo­wing bench­mark: PCMark pho­to editing. Chrome­book manu­fac­tu­r­ers may vary con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons yiel­ding dif­fe­rent results. Per­for­mance may vary. PCMark is a trade­mark of Future­mark Cor­po­ra­ti­on. RC-10
  8. Max boost for AMD Ryzen Pro­ces­sors is the maxi­mum fre­quen­cy achie­va­ble by a sin­gle core on the pro­ces­sor run­ning a burs­ty sin­gle-threa­ded workload. Max boost will vary based on seve­ral fac­tors, inclu­ding, but not limi­t­ed to: ther­mal pas­te; sys­tem coo­ling; mother­board design and BIOS; the latest AMD chip­set dri­ver; and the latest OS updates. GD-150
  9. Base fre­quen­cy is the appro­xi­ma­te pro­ces­sor clock speed of a typi­cal workload run­ning at the processor’s stan­dard TDP. GD-166.