The AMD Ryzen 7 2800H Raven Ridge APU has been rumored for a long time now and we have seen it here and there in the form of leaked benchmarks and listings. AMD has not made things official and has claimed that the upcoming APUs will be more efficient as compared to those that were released in 2017. AMD also claims that the efficiency will improve 25 times by 2020. Those are some bold claims but for laptop gamers, that means better performance and longer battery life.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2800H comes with 4 core and 8 threads, something that we are seeing become the standard in 2018. The APU has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and while we do not have information regarding the boost clock we do know that it will come with integrated Radeon RX Vega 11 with 704 SPs. With a TDP of 35W, the performance should be similar to the more power-hungry 65W 2400G. Getting that kind of performance in a laptop should be very impressive indeed.
Another impressive feature of the AMD Ryzen 7 2800H is that it will support 3200 MHz DDR4 memory. Currently, AMD chips support 2933 MHz at max, so this should be a bit of a step up. Keeping in mind that these chips like faster memory, we should see an increase in performance, even if it is a small one.
Raven Ridge APUs are a combination of the AMD Zen core and the AMD Vega graphics core. That is a pretty good combination and we have already seen people use the AMD Ryzen 2400G in order to play games at 1080p, even though you need to turn down the settings, it is still possible. The U series mobile chips also come with some decent graphics and we have seen some AAA games run on them pretty well with the settings turned down.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2800H should provide an upgrade path to people that are using older laptops and keeping in mind Intel has not released any chips that are based on the 10nm process, this should put some additional pressure on Intel. The upcoming few months should be very interesting indeed.