During a recent press conference, AMD disclosed details on the Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 series laptop CPUs. Codenamed “Dragon Range,” this “extreme gaming laptop CPU” will feature the “highest core, thread, and cache ever for a mobile gaming CPU” in 2023, according to the firm.
AMD’s Zen 4 architecture, which was initially shown off at CES 2022, will power Dragon Range. Robert Hallock, director of technical marketing for AMD, said that this CPU will be able to “primarily survive in the area where gaming laptops are plugged in most of the time” (via The Verge). It is intended for computers with a thickness more than 20 millimetres.
The suffix “HS” will be used for both the Ryzen 9 4900HS and the Dragon Range CPU. This laptop’s processor will be “much more power-efficient than other laptops in that competitive period,” despite its high power consumption. This is according to Hallock. DDR5 and PCIe 5 are expected in Dragon Range, according to Ian Cutress, an analyst at AMD. According to the manufacturer, certain models may be compatible with LPDDR5.
Thinner laptops may benefit from AMD’s “Phoenix” CPU family. A 35-45W TDP CPU based on Zen 4 architecture will be available. This CPU family, too, is geared for gaming laptops. We should expect to see Dragon Range and Phoenix CPUs in 2023.
For graphics-intensive current games, CPUs may be necessary, but graphics cards tend to carry out the most of the hard work. It’s evident that AMD wants to be recognised as a genuine challenger to Intel, which has controlled the CPU market for decades. However, having a fast CPU is still vital. The Dragon Range and Phoenix CPUs may provide the corporation the gaming advantage it’s seeking for.
Of course, AMD’s new processors won’t be on laptops until 2023, which means we won’t be able to use them for quite some time. When fresh developments arise, we’ll let you know.