AMD Announces World’s Best Mobile Processors¹ In CES 2021 Keynote

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors, designed for the most demanding professional workloads, coming to retail channel

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CES 2021 — Today, AMD (NASDAQAMD) announ­ced the full port­fo­lio of AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors, brin­ging the high­ly-effi­ci­ent and extre­me­ly power­ful “Zen 3” core archi­tec­tu­re to the lap­top mar­ket. New AMD Ryzen 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de unpre­ce­den­ted levels of per­for­mance and incredi­ble bat­te­ry life for gamers, creators, and pro­fes­sio­nals. New lap­tops powe­red by Ryzen 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le pro­ces­sors will be avail­ab­le from major PC manu­fac­tu­rers inclu­ding ASUS, HP and Leno­vo, star­ting in Q1 2021. Expan­ding its lea­ders­hip cli­ent com­pu­ting pro­duct port­fo­lio fea­turing the “Zen 3” core, AMD also announ­ced the AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors, deli­vering enter­pri­se-gra­de secu­ri­ty and seam­less mana­gea­bi­li­ty to com­mer­cial users. Throughout the cour­se of 2021, AMD expects a broad port­fo­lio of more than 150 con­su­mer and com­mer­cial note­books based on the Ryzen 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Processors.

As the PC beco­mes an even more essen­ti­al part of how we work, play and con­nect, users demand more per­for­mance, secu­ri­ty and con­nec­ti­vi­ty,” said Saeid Mosh­ke­la­ni, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Cli­ent busi­ness unit, AMD. “The new AMD Ryzen 5000 Seri­es Desk­top and Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors bring the best inno­va­ti­on AMD has to offer to con­su­mers and pro­fes­sio­nals as we con­ti­nue our com­mit­ment to deli­vering best-in-class expe­ri­en­ces with instant respon­si­ve­ness, incredi­ble bat­te­ry life and fan­tastic designs. With our PC part­ners, we are deli­vering top-qua­li­ty per­for­mance and no-com­pro­mi­se solu­ti­ons along­side our record-brea­king growth in the note­book and desk­top space in the pre­vious year.”

AMD Ryzen 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Processors

Buil­ding upon the pre­vious genera­ti­on of lea­ders­hip mobi­le pro­ces­sors, the Ryzen 5000 Seri­es inclu­des high-per­for­mance H- and ultra-mobi­le U‑Series pro­ces­sors. At the top of the pro­duct stack, AMD Ryzen 5000 H‑Series Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors deli­ver impres­si­ve gaming expe­ri­en­ces by com­bi­ning unmat­ched per­for­mance with out­stan­ding bat­te­ry life, fea­turing up to 8 cores and 16 threads and built on the new AMD “Zen 3” architecture.

Top­ping out the mobi­le pro­ces­sor offe­ring, the HX Seri­es pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de gamers and creators with eli­te-level per­for­mance while HS pro­ces­sors bring the power of H‑Series in thin­ner and ligh­ter form fac­tors. The new AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX pro­ces­sor is capa­ble of up to 23% incre­a­sed sin­gle-threa­ded per­for­mance and up to 17% fas­ter mul­ti-threa­ded per­for­mance over the pre­vious genera­ti­on2 making it the ide­al solu­ti­on for gaming and creator notebooks.

For main­stream con­su­mers loo­king for per­for­mance on-the-go, the AMD Ryzen 5000 U‑Series Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors offer the per­fect blend of per­for­mance and effi­ci­en­cy. The new AMD Ryzen 7 5800U pro­ces­sor offers:

  • Up to 16% more sin­gle-threa­ded per­for­mance and up to 14% fas­ter mul­ti­threa­ded per­for­mance over the pre­vious genera­ti­on3
  • Up to an incredi­ble 17.5 hours of gene­ral usa­ge bat­te­ry life and up to 21 hours of movie play­back on a sin­gle char­ge4

Pro­duct Spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on: AMD Ryzen 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Processors

Model Cores/Threads Boost5/Base6
Fre­quen­cy (GHz)
Cache (MB) TDP (Watts) Archi­tec­tu­re
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX 8C/16T Up to 4.8 / 3.3 GHz 20 45+ “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS 8C/16T Up to 4.8 / 3.0 GHz 20 35 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8C/16T Up to 4.6 / 3.3 GHz 20 45+ “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8C/16T Up to 4.6 / 3.0 GHz 20 35 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8C/16T Up to 4.4 / 3.2 GHz 20 45 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS 8C/16T Up to 4.4 / 2.8 GHz 20 35 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H 6C/12T Up to 4.2 / 3.3 GHz 19 45 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS 6C/12T Up to 4.2 / 3.0 GHz 19 35 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U 8C/16T Up to 4.4 / 1.9 GHz 20 15 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 8C/16T Up to 4.3 /1.8 GHz 12 15 “Zen 2”
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U 6C/12T Up to 4.2 / 2.3 GHz 19 15 “Zen 3”
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6C/12T Up to 4.0 / 2.1G Hz 11 15 “Zen 2”
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U 4C/8T Up to 3.8 / 2.6 GHz 6 15 “Zen 2”

Avail­ab­le in the first half of 2021, the Ryzen™ PRO 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de new levels of pro­duc­ti­vi­ty and col­la­bo­ra­ti­on along with seam­less mana­gea­bi­li­ty to meet the ever-shif­ting deman­ds of modern work envi­ron­ments. The Ryzen PRO 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors also offer enter­pri­se-level secu­ri­ty fea­tures with inno­va­ti­ve lay­ers of defen­se at the sili­con, OS and plat­form levels, giving IT teams con­fi­dence their PCs have pro­tec­tion, no mat­ter whe­re their work­for­ce is stationed.

AMD Ryzen Desk­top Processors

AMD is also announ­cing redu­ced-TDP alter­na­ti­ves to the award-win­ning AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X desk­top pro­ces­sors, com­ing to pre-built OEM sys­tems only. Powe­red by the new “Zen 3” core archi­tec­tu­re and with a lower 65W TDP, the Ryzen 9 5900 desk­top pro­ces­sor offers an average of 24% fas­ter 1080p gaming across select tit­les com­pa­red to the pri­or genera­ti­on7.

Pro­duct Spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on: AMD Ryzen 5000 Seri­es Desk­top Processors

Model Cores/Threads Boost5/Base6
Fre­quen­cy (GHz)
Cache (MB) TDP (Watts)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12C/24T Up to 4.7 / 3.0 GHz 70 65
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 8C/16T Up to 4.6 / 3.4 GHz 36 65

Addi­tio­nal­ly, AMD Ryzen Thre­ad­rip­per PRO Pro­ces­sors will now be direct­ly avail­ab­le to con­su­mers through par­ti­ci­pa­ting glo­bal retailers, e‑tailers and sys­tem inte­gra­tors with on-shelf avai­la­bi­li­ty expec­ted in March 2021. Ryzen Thre­ad­rip­per PRO Pro­ces­sors offer an unmat­ched fea­ture set to work­sta­tion cus­to­mers with up to 64 cores, 8 chan­nels of memo­ry, RDIMM and LRDIMM sup­port, 128 PCIe® Gen 4 lanes, and AMD PRO secu­ri­ty technologies.

Pro­duct Spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on: AMD Ryzen Thre­ad­rip­per PRO

Model Cores/ Threads Boost5/Base6
Fre­quen­cy (GHz)
Total Cache (MB) TDP (Watts)
AMD Ryzen Thre­ad­rip­per PRO 3995WX 64C/128T Up to 4.2 / 2.7 GHz 288 280
AMD Ryzen Thre­ad­rip­per PRO 3975WX 32C/64T Up to 4.2 / 3.5 GHz 144 280
AMD Ryzen Thre­ad­rip­per PRO 3955WX 16C/32T Up to 4.3 / 3.9 GHz 72 280

Part­ner Quotes

As the world con­ti­nues to embrace a fle­xi­ble, remo­te life­style, ASUS is con­stant­ly inno­vat­ing to bring con­su­mers the pro­ducts they need to stay con­nec­ted no mat­ter whe­re in the world they are gaming, strea­ming or working,” said Eric Chen, cor­po­ra­te seni­or vice pre­si­dent, ASUS. “ASUS is also plea­sed to con­ti­nue to work with AMD to deli­ver cut­ting-edge inno­va­tions to rai­se the bar of gaming per­for­mance for mobi­le and gaming users everywhere.”

Today’s employees and IT teams are con­ti­nuing to adapt to new ways of col­la­bo­ra­ting and crea­ting – whe­ther at home, in the office or other remo­te loca­ti­ons,” said Andy Rho­des, glo­bal head of Com­mer­cial Per­so­nal Sys­tems, HP Inc. “We are proud of our con­ti­nued col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AMD to offer power­ful and high­ly secu­re busi­ness PCs to help peop­le stay con­nec­ted, enga­ged, and pro­duc­ti­ve whe­re­ver they are.”

Leno­vo lis­tens to cus­to­mer feed­back to deri­ve user insights for inno­va­ti­on. What’s deman­ded of us during this new ‘remo­te revo­lu­ti­on’ is simple—top per­for­mance to help fos­ter more real-time col­la­bo­ra­ti­on. By part­ne­ring with AMD, we deli­ver on both counts to pro­vi­de ama­zing user expe­ri­en­ces,” said Dil­ip Bha­tia, chief cus­to­mer expe­ri­ence offi­cer, Leno­vo. “From small busi­ness pros working tog­e­ther on the new Think­Book 14p Gen 2 and Think­Book 16p Gen 2 lap­tops, to com­pe­ti­ti­ve gamers who­se team is play­ing to win on this season’s power­ful new Leno­vo Legi­on laptops—staying pro­duc­ti­ve and enter­tai­ned with the latest Ryzen™ mobi­le pro­ces­sor tech­no­lo­gy is essen­ti­al to tho­se thri­ving in today’s blen­ded work- and play-from-home lifestyle.”

Sup­por­ting Resources


This press release con­tains for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the fea­tures, func­tio­n­a­li­ty, per­for­mance, avai­la­bi­li­ty, timing and expec­ted bene­fits of AMD pro­ducts inclu­ding the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Seri­es Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors, AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Seri­es Desk­top Pro­ces­sors and AMD Ryzen™ Thre­ad­rip­per PRO, 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; the avai­la­bi­li­ty of essen­ti­al equip­ment, mate­ri­als or manu­fac­tu­ring pro­ces­ses; 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; the impact of acqui­si­ti­ons, joint ven­tures and/or invest­ments on AMD’s busi­ness, inclu­ding the announ­ced acqui­si­ti­on of Xilinx, and the fail­u­re to inte­gra­te acqui­red busi­nes­ses; AMD’s abi­li­ty to com­ple­te the Xilinx mer­ger; the impact of the announ­ce­ment and pen­den­cy of the Xilinx mer­ger on AMD’s busi­ness; 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 revol­ving credit faci­li­ty; the com­pe­ti­ti­ve mar­kets in which AMD’s pro­ducts are sold; 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; the poten­ti­al dilu­ti­ve effect if the 2.125% Con­ver­ti­ble Seni­or Notes due 2026 are con­ver­ted; future impairments of good­will and tech­no­lo­gy licen­se purcha­ses; AMD’s abi­li­ty to attract and retain qua­li­fied per­son­nel; AMD’s abi­li­ty to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent reve­nue and ope­ra­ting cash flow or obtain exter­nal finan­cing for rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment or other stra­te­gic invest­ments; 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 modi­fi­ca­ti­on or inter­rup­ti­on of AMD’s inter­nal busi­ness pro­ces­ses and infor­ma­ti­on sys­tems; 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 Sep­tem­ber 26, 2020.


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1 ‘Best Mobi­le Pro­ces­sors’ is defi­ned as having the hig­hest mul­ti-thread pro­ces­sing per­for­mance in each of four (4) clas­ses of Ryzen 5000 seri­es pro­ces­sors. Tes­ting by AMD engi­nee­ring using the Cine­bench R20 nT bench­mark, mea­su­ring mul­ti­threa­ded per­for­mance of a Ryzen 9 5900HX pro­ces­sor engi­nee­ring sam­ple vs Core i9-10980HK, Ryzen 7 5800U pro­ces­sor engi­nee­ring sam­ple vs Core i7-1185­G7 pro­ces­sor, the Ryzen 5 5600U pro­ces­sor engi­nee­ring sam­ple vs Core i5-1135­G7 pro­ces­sor, and a Ryzen 3 5400U pro­ces­sor engi­nee­ring sam­ple vs Core i3-1115­G4 pro­ces­sor. Per­for­mance may vary. CZM‑1.
2 Tes­ting by AMD engi­nee­ring using the Cine­bench R20 nT bench­mark to mea­su­re the sin­gle-threa­ded and mul­ti­threa­ded per­for­mance of a Ryzen 7 5980X pro­ces­sor engi­nee­ring sam­ple vs. the pre­vious genera­ti­on Ryzen 9 4900H pro­ces­sor. Per­for­mance may vary. CZM-50.
3 Tes­ting by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 09/02/2020 uti­li­zing engi­nee­ring plat­forms con­fi­gu­red with Ryzen 7 5800U and Ryzen 7 4800U pro­ces­sors, each with 32GB RAM, 512MB SSD, Rade­on™ Gra­phics, and Win 10 vs. a simi­lar­ly con­fi­gu­red Dell XPS 7390 lap­top with a Core i7-1065­G7 pro­ces­sor, Inte­gra­ted Gra­phics and 16GB RAM, in the fol­lowing bench­marks: Cine­bench R20 nT, Cine­bench R20 1T and 3DMark Phy­sics for gaming per­for­mance. Per­for­mance may vary. 3DMark is a regis­tered trade­mark of Future­mark Cor­po­ra­ti­on. – CZM-11
4 Tes­ting by AMD Per­for­mance Labs as of 12/08/2020 using an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U pro­ces­sor on an AMD Refe­rence Plat­form con­fi­gu­red with a 53WHr bat­te­ry, WLAN enab­led and Blue­tooth off, using 1080p video play­back (result: up to 21.4 hours) and the Mobi­le­Mark 2018 bench­mark test (result: up to 17.5 hours). CZM-33.
5 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
6 Base fre­quen­cy is the appro­xi­ma­te pro­ces­sor clock speed of a typi­cal workload run­ning at the processor’s stan­dard TDP. GD-166.
7 Tes­ting by AMD per­for­mance labs as of Decem­ber 11, 2020 mea­su­ring the gaming per­for­mance of an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 vs an AMD Ryzen 9 3900 in 12 popu­lar tit­les at 1920x1080, High image qua­li­ty pre­set. Sys­tems con­fi­gu­red with a GeFor­ce RTX 2080 Ti. Results may vary. R5K-055


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