The AMD CES 2021 keynote event is over, as AMD made several major announcements regarding its processor and graphics card ranges.
Laptops took the focus, as AMD revealed new mobile CPUs and GPUs. Those who have a desktop PC will be slightly disappointed to hear that AMD did not reveal any additional Big Navi graphics cads, despite the rumours of a Radeon RX 6700 graphics card, but it was still very much a successful showcase for Team Red.
We’ve rounded up all of the major product announcements right here, so keep scrolling down for the latest AMD CES 2021 news.
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Ryzen 5000 mobile chips
AMD officially confirmed the Ryzen 5000 mobile processors will be heading to ‘ultra-thin’ laptops in the coming months, with AMD claiming the new chips features a “tremendous performance” and “leading battery life.”
AMD even suggests that laptops featuring the new Ryzen processors can last up to 17.5 hours of general use on a single charge. That’s incredible stamina for a laptop, with typical ultrabooks only lasting an approximate 10 hours before needing a recharge.
AMD also showed off its Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor, which is designed specifically for gaming laptops, running Horizon Zero Dawn in Full HD at 100+ fps. AMD’s president Lisa Su suggested that the best gaming laptops of 2021 will be housing a Ryzen 5000 HX processor, which is a mighty claim to make given Intel’s strength in the market.
The Ryzen 5000 mobile processors are confirmed to start appearing in laptops from February 2021. Stick to Trusted Reviews to find out more.
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Big Navi GPUs coming to gaming laptops soon
AMD confirmed also that RDNA 2 GPUs will be heading to gaming laptops in the first half of 2021.
Unfortunately AMD didn’t offer much information on specific mobile GPU SKUs, but it’s safe to assume that AMD will be launching mobile iterations of a number of its current Big Navi desktop GPUs .
We did at least get to see an unnamed RDNA 2 mobile GPU running Dirt 5 at a 1440p resolution, with AMD suggesting it was running at a smooth 60fps performance. That’s certainly impressive, but AMD will be facing a lot of competition from Nvidia which recently revealed its 30-Series laptop GPUs.