AMD’s return to mobile domination has been a swift one. Not only has it trumped Intel with its latest Ryzen 5000 series of mobile APUs, but even previous generation’s Ryzen 4000 chips were tough to beat. Like Intel, AMD also offers two iterations of its mobile processors, a fully-fledged variant and a more efficient variant meant for thin and light ultrabooks. So far, the “Cezanne” 5000-series APUs have been exclusive to only Asus, but that’s about to change very soon.
Spotted by Videocardz thanks to an early Lenovo listing, we now know that AMD is releasing two new versions of their mobile processors under the “Creator Edition” moniker. Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition and Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition chips will make their debut in upcoming Yoga 14S and Slim 7 Pro machines from Lenovo. Both machines are part of the thin and light ultrabook category and will be aimed at, as the name suggests, creators and media professionals.
Just a quick reminder: the HS models of mobile processors from AMD are less power-hungry APUs carrying a 35W TDP. Whereas the HX models represent an unlocked (overclockable) chip that has a 45W+ TDP. The 5800H also exists as the mainstream Ryzen 7 CPU that is neither unlocked nor as efficient as the HS variant. There’s also the lower-end 6-core Ryzen 5 5600H which also has a more power-friendly HS variant. The 5000-series of APUs is based on the Zen3 microarchitecture which is fabricated on TSMC’s 7nm node.
Creator Edition vs Normal Edition
The new Creator Edition 5800HS and 5900HS are very similar to their standard counterparts, just with increases clock speeds. The base speed of the standard 8-core 5800HS is 2.8Ghz. In contrast, the upcoming Creator Edition refresh has a 3.2Ghz base frequency, a whole 400Mhz higher. Similarly, the boost clocks are also 200Mhz higher on the Creator Edition—4.6Ghz as compared 4.4Ghz. The 35W TDP from the standard 5800HS carries over as well.
Moving on to the 5900HS Creator Edition featuring 8 cores and 16 threads, we see the same pattern. The core frequency gets a slight uplift and the TDP remains the same as the normal 5900HS which is 35W. The core clocks are 300Mhz higher, jumping from 3Ghz to 3.3Ghz while the boost clocks are the same, 4.6Ghz. As you can tell, the boost clocks (4.6Ghz) of both of these Creator Edition processors are the exact same as well.
Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition 3.3Ghz/4.6Ghz.
Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition 3.2Ghz/4.4Ghz.
— 遠坂小町@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) August 29, 2021
It’s important to note that there are actually no TDP specs that were listed by Lenovo but going by the, once again, standard 5800HS and 5900HS models, we can predict that it would be the same. That being said, the Flow 14S 2021 which will feature the 5800HS is said to come with a special 45W mode that will supposedly unlock 75% extra performance from the chip by running it at 45W instead of the usual 15W found in most ultrabooks.
Lastly, both the Flow 14S and Slim 7 Pro will pair an Nvidia MX-450 GPU with their Creator Edition Ryzen processors. We can also expect to see up to 14″ screens running at a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. There will be two resolutions as well, 2.4K and 2.8K and both of these screens will offer a maximum brightness of 400 nits but there is no word on HDR support as of right now. Moreover, keep in mind that both of these laptops are pretty much the exact same product in reality, they just have different names in certain regions.
Following the release of these two Creator Edition chips, AMD will most likely not ready another mid-cycle refresh and instead focus their resources on Rembrandt, the next-gen mobile APUs from the company. Rembrandt is rumored to be the first-ever processor from AMD that will ship with RDNA2 integrated graphics along with an updated Zen3 architecture. There’s a high possibility that “Rembrandt” will hit the shelves before AMD’s Zen 4 desktop processors which will also boast RDNA2 graphics on-board.