The AMD Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H are the high-performance mobile APUs that have been spotted time and time again. Now HP has leaked the clock speeds of the upcoming APUs and they seem pretty impressive, at least on paper. AMD Ryzen 7 2800H runs at 3.35 GHz base clock and can boost up to 3.8 GHz.
The little brother Ryzen 5 2600H runs at 3.25 GHz base clock and 3.6 GHz is the max turbo. While this might not seem like much is you compare it with desktop CPU but keeping in mind that these are laptop CPUs then this is very impressive indeed.
AMD has not made things official but 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.
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H comes with 4 core and 8 threads, something that we are seeing become the standard in 2018. The chip also comes 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.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H should be out before the end of the year so stay tuned for further news and updates regarding the upcoming chips. It will be interesting to see what kind of performance these chips will have to offer in a laptop form factor.
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.