Zen 2-based Ryzen and Athlon 7020 series with RDNA 2 graphics

While the main focus this month has been on AMD’s upcoming launch of its Ryzen 7000 desktop-series processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, AMD is also launching its 7020-series processors designed for entry-level mobile, codenamed Mendocino. . It has launched four new SKUs for mobile, including two Ryzen series models and two Athlon variants, all based on the Zen 2 architecture.

As we learned in May, AMD’s Zen 2 based ‘Mendocino’ APUs are designed as part of the lower mobile processor stack for entry-level thin notebook and laptop solutions. The affordable APUs include up to 4 Zen 2 CPU cores, as well as AMD’s integrated Radeon 610M graphics card, all with a maximum TDP of 15W.

Targeting specifically at the AMD 7020 series APUs announced today, the top SKU is the Ryzen 5 7520U. Utilizing AMD’s new Ryzen Mobile CPU numbering system, the 7520U is a model year 2023 chip under the Ryzen 5 Series banner using its Zen 2 core architecture. The U suffix technically means 15-28W, but in this case AMD has confirmed that all current chips have a maximum TDP of 15W.

The AMD Ryzen 5 7520U benefits from a 2.8GHz base frequency across its four cores, with a 1T boost frequency up to 4.3GHz. It also contains a total of 6 MB cache, split between 4 MB L3 and 2 MB L2 (512 KB per core).

AMD Ryzen 7020 Series (Mendocino) Lineup SKU Cores/Threads CPU Frequency (Base) CPU Frequency (1T Boost) Cache iGPU TDP Ryzen 5 7520U 4C / 8T 2.8GHz 4.3GHz 2MB L2 + 4MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W Ryzen 3 7320U 4C / 8T 2.4GHz 4.1GHz 2MB L2 + 4MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W Athlon Gold 7220U 2C / 4T 2.4GHz 3.7GHz 1MB L2 + 4MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W Athlon Silver 7120U 2C / 4T 2.4GHz 3.5GHz 1MB L2 + 2MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W

Lower in the stack is the Ryzen 3 7320U, which has four cores and eight threads, but a base core clock of 2.4GHz and a single core boost frequency of up to 4.1GHz. Like the Ryzen 5 7520U, it also benefits from a combined 6MB cache over its L2/L3 cache structure.

Looking at the Athlon 7020 series chips, the Athlon Gold 7220U offers two cores and four threads, with a base frequency of 2.4GHz, a single-core boost frequency up to 3.7GHz, and 5MB of shared L2/L3 cache. The Athlon Silver 7120U is pretty much the Athlon Gold 7220U, but has a slightly lower 1T boost frequency of 3.5GHz and half as much L3 cache (for a total of 3MB instead of 5MB)

AMD Radeon 610M with dual graphics cores for entry-level performance

All AMD’s Zen 2 Ryzen and Athlon 7020 series announced today support up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 memory in a dual-channel (64-bit) configuration, and feature two graphics cores/CUs based on RNDA 2 technology, which AMD is branding the Radeon 610M integrated graphics chip. All four mobile APUs also have a TDP of up to 15W.

At the time of writing, AMD has not disclosed specific pricing other than a total price range of laptops between $399 and $699. However, it has announced that its AMD Ryzen 7020 Series Ecosystem partners are Acer, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft, with notebooks with these chips expected to hit store shelves sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Source: AMD

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