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AMD Ryzen 7000 Mobile chips offer up to 16 Zen 4 CPU cores, RDNA 3 graphics

AMD’s 2023 mobile processor lineup is… complicated. At the high end, the company is introducing its most powerful laptop processors to date, with up to 16 Zen 4 CPU cores, 32 threads, and RDNA 3 integrated graphics. But not all of this year’s new chips offer those features. Some models will feature older CPU or graphics […]

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Lenovo quietly launches IdeaPad 1 laptops with AMD Mendocino processors

AMD’s Mendocino processors are designed for budget laptops with prices starting at around $400. AMD keeps the prices for these chips low while offering decent all-around performance by combining Zen 2 CPU cores with an entry-level integrated GPU based on RDNA 2 architecture. Acer was the first company to launch a laptop powered by an […]

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AMD Mendocino benchmarks (Acer Aspire 3 with Ryzen 3 7320U)

AMD’s Mendocino processors for low-cost laptops generated a bit of buzz when they were announced earlier this year. In order to keep costs low while offering decent performance, AMD equips these chips with Zen 2 CPU cores (which debuted in 2019) and RDNA 2 graphics (from 2022). You know what else has Zen 2 CPU […]

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Acer Aspire 3 is the first budget laptop with an AMD Mendocino processor

The new Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P-R75B) is a budget laptop with a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display, 8GB of RAM, at least 128GB of solid state storage, and a starting price under $400. It’s also one of the first laptops to hit the market featuring an AMD Mendocino processor. That’s a new line […]

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ONEXFLY is an upcoming handheld gaming PC with AMD Mendocino

One Netbook has been selling handheld gaming PCs under the ONEXPLAYER brand for a few years, but they tend to be expensive devices packed to the gills with high-end hardware. The company’s upcoming ONEXFLY will be something different: a smaller, cheaper handheld computer for gaming. One Netbook hasn’t revealed many details about the ONEXFLY yet, […]

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AMD’s new Ryzen and Athlon 7020 “Mendocino” chips bring RDNA 2 graphics to budget laptops

The first laptops powered by AMD Mendocino chips should arrive by the end of the year with prices starting at around $399. As expected, the processors are designed for budget devices and pair a low-end GPU based on AMD’s current-gen graphics technology with a CPU based on older AMD architecture. AMD says the result is […]

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AYN Loki handheld gaming PC is available for pre-order for $260 and up with Intel or AMD processor options

The AYN Loki is one of the most affordable Windows-ready handheld gaming PCs to date. First announced last week, the AYN Loki is now available for pre-order for $260 and up. While that price is only for a model with entry-level specs, you should be able to play less demanding games and retro titles. And […]

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AYA Neo Air Plus will be available with Intel or AMD chips for $249 and up (handheld gaming PC)

Just a few days after announcing plans to launch an affordable handheld gaming PC called the AYA Neo Air Plus with an AMD Mendocino processor and a price tag of less than $300, AYA has updated those plans. Now the AYA Neo Air Plus will actually be available in at least three configurations. There are […]

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AMD’s Mendocino chips pair Zen 2 CPU cores with RDNA 2 graphics, but might not be graphics powerhouses

AMD’s upcoming Mendocino processors are designed for low-cost laptops in the $399 to $699 price range, but at least one company has also announced plans to use a Mendocino chip for a handheld gaming PC that will be priced as low as $289. At first glance the processor seems like a good fit for gaming, […]

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AYA Neo Air Plus is a $289 gaming handheld with an AMD Mendocino processor

The AYA Neo Air Plus is a handheld gaming PC with a 6 inch full HD display, support for Windows or the Linux-based AYA Neo OS or Steam OS, and a starting price of just $289, making it one of the most affordable handhelds with an x86 processor to date. It’s also the first handheld […]

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AMD Mendocino mobile chips will bring RDNA 2 graphics and Zen 2 to budget laptops

AMD plans to bring better graphics to budget laptops later this year with the launch of a new line of “Mendocino” processors that combine the company’s latest RDNA 2 integrated graphics technology with CPU cores based on AMD’s Zen 2 architecture, which is a few years old at this point. The upshot is that by […]