AMD unveiled new low-end Mendocino Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 series processors to compete with Intel’s Core i3 series processors. These chips are designed for affordable and low-power devices and are among the first processors to be launched as part of the new Ryzen 7000 series.
to report VergeAMD’s three new chips include Ryzen 3 7320U, Ryzen 5 7520U, and Athlon Gold 7220U, whose maximum power consumption (TDP) is between 8 and 15 watts and they use Radeon 610M graphics. The two new Ryzen series chips use 6 MB of cache memory and 4 cores and 8 threads; While the Athlon model uses 5 MB cache and 2 cores and 4 cores. These processors are produced based on Zen 2 architecture and 6nm lithography.
Zen 2 is not a new architecture and in fact, it was introduced in 2019. AMD’s latest architecture is known as Zen 4; Therefore, the new Ryzen chips are intended for budget laptops. It is said that Acer will use these processors in the Aspire 3 laptop; A product whose current models are sold for less than $400.
According to AMD, the company’s new low-power chips provide up to 12 hours of battery life on laptops. The company has claimed that the mentioned processors beat Intel’s Core i3 chips in terms of productivity and multitasking functions and the speed of launching programs. The Readeon 610M graphics will also likely provide a better gaming experience than older budget laptops. Of course, buying such laptops for playing computer games is not recommended.
AMD has released the naming scheme for its 2023 chips, and many things have been revised compared to last year. The most important change is that the third digit of each chip’s name now indicates its Zen architecture version. This particular change makes customers aware of the type of architecture when purchasing.