After previewing its new 7th-gen A-series processors in April, chip maker AMD is officially launching its new notebook processor lineup at Computex this week.
The lineup includes “Stony Ridge” chips designed for value laptops, which the company says should offer big performance gains over its previous-generation products, as well as new AMD A10 and A12 chips for higher-performance laptops.
AMD says these chips, formerly code-named “Bristol Ridge” should be competitive with Intel’s Core i5 Skylake processors, while offering significantly better graphics performance and competitive pricing.
The new chips use the same “Excavcator” CPU cores as last year’s “Carrizo” processors, but AMD says it’s made big improvements to CPU and graphics performance as well as battery life/energy efficiency.
Other improvements include support for DDR4 2400 MHz audio, optimizations for automatic voltage frequency scaling, video playback, and Windows 10.
Here’s an overview of some of the new chips in the Bristol Ridge family:
|Base/Max CPU frequency
|2.4 GHz / 3.3 GHz
|2.6 GHz / 3.3 GHz
|2.5 GHz / 3.4 GHz
|2.8 GHz / 3.5 GHz
|2.7 GHz / 3.6 GHz
|3 GHz / 3.7 GHz