Three AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips you should avoid buying

Amid the fanfare over AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips, you might have missed one important detail: Some of the new CPUs use older technology, and it’s hard to tell which ones they are. The majority of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Mobile family of chips are built around the company’s Zen 3 architecture—the same architecture underlying the […]

AMD’s laptop resurgence continues with Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors

AMD officially launched its Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors at CES 2021 on Tuesday, hoping to continue what it’s accomplished on the desktop: bring its powerful Zen 3 architecture to bear and oust Intel’s Core i9 as the best gaming CPU. The unexpected bonus AMD adds is a...

Intel takes on AMD’s Ryzen with Rocket Lake S and the Core i9-11900K

Intel debuted its next-generation 11th-gen “Rocket Lake S” desktop Core chips at CES 2021 on Monday, boasting that its flagship Core i9-11900K processor offers a 19 percent performance improvement over the prior generation, and with gaming performance that rivals...

Why AMD calls it Ryzen 5000 instead of Ryzen 4000

Now that AMD has launched its much-ballyhooed Zen 3 launched October 8 , it’s time to clear up the confusing naming scheme that has existed, and sadly persists, with the debut of the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 chips.You would be forgiven for wondering why the CPUs...