Identifying 3 hidden Zen 2 architecture chips in Ryzen Mobile 5000

While AMD announced the Ryzen 5000 mobile chip at CES 2021, it received a lot of cheers, but there is an important point that should not be missed. Some of the newer CPUs use older technology, but it's not clear which one it will be.

The majority of the AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile family uses the latest Zen 3 architecture. It's the latest product for the desktop and the same architecture as the Ryzen 5000, which was praised as the best general-purpose CPU in PCWorld review. The Zen 2-based mobile Ryzen 4000 series also outperformed the Intel H series in past tests, so there is basically nothing wrong with it. Can happen.

I will try to avoid this situation. Laptop reviews with Ryzen 5000 mobile chips, which will be released in the future, will be mostly written for superior performance and various advantages, so readers may be mistaken that Ryzen 5000 products will all be similar. In fact, AMD explained well that the Zen 3 and Zen 2 based chips are fundamentally different.

Ryzen 5000 Mobile Product Family

AMD identified the Ryzen 5000 Mobai's Zen 2 processor to the media. It also announced performance estimates that the Zen 2 based Ryzen 5000 mobile chip slightly outperforms the Ryzen 4000 mobile.

According to AMD data released to the media, the Ryzen 5000 family includes chips using the Zen 2 architecture. It is not clearly known to ordinary users

There are three Ryzen Mobile 5000 processors based on the Zen 2 architecture. There are no distinct brands or trademarks. The Ryzen 7 5700U, the Ryzen 5 5500U, and the Ryzen 3 5300U are the three. All five Ryzen processors corresponding to the U series were developed for mainstream PCs. The 8 Ryzen Mobile 5000 H series for gaming laptops do not have a product based on the Zen 2 architecture.

However, there are some performance differences. After comparing the performance of the 5500U and 4500U, you can also see an example on the AMD chart.

The difference in performance by generation is expressed as a percentage as follows. Which products are the Zen 2 architecture and which products use the Zen 3 architecture are also indicated in parentheses?

  • 4300U vs 5300U (Gen 2): 4% 
  • 4500U vs 5500U (Gen 2): 2% 
  • 4600U vs 5600U (Gen 3): 18%)
  • 4700U vs 5700U (Gen 2): 4% 
  • 4800U vs 5800U ( Zen 3): 16%) If

you buy a Ryzen 5000 mobile chip based on the Zen 3 architecture, you can see that the performance improvement compared to the Ryzen 4000 series is definitely greater than buying the Zen 2 product.

If you're a user scrutinizing the specs of a new laptop, you should have a clear picture of which products use which chips and which architectures. However, considering the year-end sales period a few weeks ago, when the user's mind was taken away with different discount rates and limited discount times, it is unclear whether users will have enough time to sort out the Zen 2 products among them and buy a laptop with the latest parts.

The conclusion is the same from the beginning until now. If you are buying a Ryzen 5000 mobile laptop, we recommend that you read the specification description thoroughly before clicking the buy button.

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