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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin,

  • this little chip is one of the most important new products

  • that AMD has released in a very long time.

  • This is the Ryzen 4000 series mobile chip

  • and with it you get a full eight cores

  • with solid graphics that can fit in

  • a thin and light laptop.

  • It is a very, very big deal.

  • So obviously, AMD has been working

  • on laptops for quite a while,

  • however for the most part,

  • they've been fine, they've been usable,

  • but in the last couple of years

  • they've started to turn around,

  • ever since Ryzen Mobile came out.

  • Now with it you have really impressive graphics,

  • and while the CPU and the power usage wasn't amazing,

  • it was still very usable.

  • However now, they've hit the 4000 series,

  • it looks like they're pretty much firing on all cylinders.

  • So for context on all of this,

  • over the last couple of months

  • I've been using the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1,

  • which does feature the latest 10th generation,

  • Intel Ice Lake processor,

  • with it I get four cores as well as a pretty decent GPU.

  • But with Ryzen Mobile the idea is that

  • the performance is going to be significantly better.

  • In the same tiny chip, in the same 15W power budget,

  • you can all the way to up to eight cores

  • with even better graphics.

  • Yes, my friends, it's a brave new world

  • where AMD is now making some of the best desktop processors

  • that are right up there with laptops too,

  • I mean, obviously it's CES,

  • we haven't had a chance to benchmark anything.

  • All the laptops are behind a plastic case,

  • because they don't want me to get near them.

  • But if this is anywhere close to what I think it should be,

  • it's going to be really, really fun

  • to try some of these laptops.

  • The lineup is actually pretty straightforward

  • and very similar to what you get on the desktop.

  • So, Ryzen 3 is available with four cores,

  • kinda similar to what you got last generation.

  • However, if you jump up to Ryzen 5,

  • that gets you six cores, with or without hyper-threading,

  • depending on which chip you go for.

  • And then if you up to Ryzen 7,

  • you're getting eight cores,

  • again, eight cores by themselves

  • or eight cores with 16 threads

  • on the very high end Ryzen 7 chip.

  • Now, that's actually what I've got right here

  • and the interesting thing here is,

  • that all the Ryzen Mobile chips

  • are actually using the same eight core dies.

  • So everything you see going down to four or six,

  • it's all going to fit in this tiny form factor

  • and there's pretty wide range

  • of the different kinds of TDP's that you'll find this at.

  • So, at 15W you'll very much see it

  • in some of very thin and light laptops.

  • But if you want to go up to a gaming laptop,

  • such as the Zephyrus,

  • which we took a look at a couple days ago,

  • you're actually getting something which is

  • much more in the 35W, 45W range,

  • which is very, very competitive with Intel.

  • It's interesting that they're using

  • the exact same chip across the board,

  • but they're able to get such good scaling

  • out of not only the Zen 2 cores inside,

  • but also the fact that it is running on the 7 nm process.

  • They could just, do that, you know,

  • eight cores and everything, that's fine,

  • don't worry about it.

  • What's cool here is that you're not

  • only losing a lot of clock speed either,

  • even with the top end Ryzen 7 4800U

  • it still clocking in at 1.8 GHz base and 4.2 GHz boost.

  • That's about what my current Ice Lake system is running at,

  • except that of course this has

  • eight cores instead of four.

  • Now, it's not a complete match with

  • the desktop version of Ryzen,

  • so there is no PCI 4.0 on this,

  • which isn't particularly relevant in the laptop space.

  • As well as it does take advantage

  • of integrated Vega graphics not Navi,

  • so it's a little behind the curve there.

  • But by saying, it's a little behind the curve,

  • they're still claiming that it's about 30% faster

  • than an equivalent Ice Lake system

  • and about 30% faster I would guess from that

  • based on the last generation of Ryzen Mobile.

  • So, what you're getting here is

  • something which is not to far off

  • from like lower end dedicated GPU,

  • think maybe like MX150, MX250,

  • that kind of ball park.

  • Certainly this would be good enough to play some games

  • like 1080p Low,

  • you could also have eight cores

  • to do it at the exact same time.

  • To do it, to game with, wait no, I guess...

  • You can game with all of it,

  • but you have like four extra cores

  • to watch Austin Evans videos on a constant loop.

  • - [Ken] Or stream.

  • - Or you could stream...

  • No, but you just watch Austin Evans videos

  • on a constant loop.

  • Really that's what you need eight cores for,

  • please watch my videos.

  • (ping)

  • Now if gaming is really your thing,

  • you're properly going to want to jump up

  • to the H series processors

  • and something like the Dell G5,

  • as well as ROG Zephyrus G14.

  • Now with this, it's basically the same chip,

  • it's just running at a higher 45W TDP

  • as opposed to 15W.

  • And with that you still get the eight cores,

  • but you're really able to essentially

  • boost it significantly higher.

  • So, opposed to base clocks on the U-series

  • being like 1.8 GHz or so,

  • you're up to, I think, 2.9 GHz.

  • But what you're really going to find this with,

  • is that this chip is going to

  • be paired with dedicated graphics,

  • whether it be like 1660 or a RTX 2060

  • or of course AMD also has their own dedicated GPU's.

  • But, the cool thing here is the gaming laptops

  • on the AMD and Intel side

  • are about to be very, very competitive.

  • I'm curious to see,

  • AMD is talking a big game,

  • they're talking about how this

  • is going to be very much equivalent

  • to like a Core i7 or even a Core i9 on the laptop side.

  • And if that's the case.

  • Wow!

  • Yeah!

  • Now it should be cheaper too.

  • So, the Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series will

  • actually be going on sale pretty quickly.

  • So laptops should start shipping somewhere

  • in the next two to three months or so

  • and I am really excited to give them a try.

  • So, obviously the last year or so

  • has been a very, very huge win

  • for AMD on the desktop side

  • and with the mobile side,

  • I feel like they are poised for

  • maybe not quite that same slam dunk,

  • because Intel does have a lot of advantages

  • in the power side as well as optimization.

  • But if AMD can get close, if they can get that much better,

  • I think it is going to be

  • a really interesting year for laptops.

  • I mean, this is, it's a lot of power

  • for a very thin, very small computer.

  • I am very excited.

  • Now, there is actually a lot more to talk about

  • and something that I think very much got overshadowed

  • is the brand new AMD Athlon 3000 Series.

  • So, if you look at the lower end of laptops,

  • you're going to see a lot of AMD,

  • like A12 and A10 processors,

  • and I'm going to be frank, they suck.

  • They're very slow and they're really

  • not usable for a modern system in 2020.