AMD introduces Ryzen and Athlon chips for Chromebooks

Last year AMD introduced its first chips designed for Chromebooks, and within a few months a handful of PC makers began selling Chrome OS laptops powered by the inexpensive, low-power processors. Now AMD is taking aim at higher-performance Chromebooks. The company has introduced a new line of Ryzen and Athlon chips for Chromebooks. And unlike […]

AMD brings Zen architecture to entry-level 6W laptop processors

Lenovo has two new low-cost laptops for the education market coming in September. Priced at $219 and up, they’re designed for students and schools that want to balance performance, all-day battery life, and low cost. They’re also powered by previously unannounced AMD chips. The Lenovo 100e 2nd-gen and Lenovo 300e 2nd-gen laptops feature some of AMD’s first […]

AMD introduces Ryzen 9 4900H chip for high-end gaming laptops

AMD is expanding its Ryzen 4000 line of laptop processors with its most powerful mobile chip to date. The new AMD Ryzen 9 4900H is a 45 watt, 8-core/16-thread processor with a base frequency of 3.3 GHz, support for boost speeds up to 4.4 GHz, and an 8-core, 1.75GHz Radeon GPU. It’s a 7nm chip based […]

AMD launches low-cost Athlon desktop chips with Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics

AMD is expanding its desktop processor lineup with a new set of low-cost, low-power processors. The new Athlon 200GE, Athlon 220GE, and Athlon 240GE are based on the same Zen architecture as AMD’s more powerful Ryzen CPUs. But these are budget chips with prices starting at $55 for an entry-level model. The chips also have […]

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 16-core desktop CPU coming this summer

As expected, AMD has a new high-power desktop processor on the way, and it’s a beast. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper chip is a 16-core processor with support for 32-threads. It’s set to launch this summer. Based on the same “Zen” architecture as the company’s recently released Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips, the new processor […]