AMD releases U-series APU platform called Mendocino, using Zen 2 architecture to target entry-level #Ryzen laptops (182761)

AMD recently announced that it will enable a new CPU naming convention for mobile platforms Two hours before NVIDIA’s fall 2022 GTC conference, AMD announced the first wave of products from the new naming convention, which is Mendocino’s Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 series processors AMD’s new generation of entry-level mobile APU, belonging to the U series products, installed on a thin and light notebook type 8-15W TDP, can bring more than 12 hours of power, Lenovo, HP will and Acer being the fourth in 2022 This quarter launched notebook products powered by the Mendocino platform.

▲ Mendocino uses Ryzen 2 architecture CPU with Radeon 610M GPU combination

Mendocino is AMD’s new generation of entry-level mobile processors, designed to compete with Intel’s 11th generation Core i3-level products in the entry-level market. The code-named 7020 series symbolizes the 2022 products, and uses Zen 2 architecture; Ryzen 7020 It features a 4-core, 8-thread Zen 2 2 CPU with an Athlon 7020 with a maximum Boost clock of 4.3GHz and a Radeon 610M GPU. It adopts a 6nm process and can support LPDDR5 memory. Up to 12 hours of power, while power consumption is specially adjusted for video listening.

▲ It is emphasized that compared to Intel Core i3-1115G4, the pure performance of the CPU still wins

▲ Emphasize that even with 4GB RAM, it’s still faster than the competitor with 8GB RAM

The Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 series target the Core i3-115G4 from the Tiger Lake generation. Although they are the entry-level Core products of the old generation, they have become Intel’s main entry-level processors due to price factors; AMD emphasizes, in comparison, not only It has a higher pure performance, and it can benefit from a fast, low-cost BGA-like NVMe SSD, even with only 4GB RAM, it can load applications faster than 8GB RAM systems that’ n compete.

▲ Mendocino with a new generation of Radeon 610M integrated GPU

The GPU of the Mendocino series is the Radeon 610M based on the RDNA 2 architecture. In addition to the advanced functions and energy efficiency ratio of the RDNA 2 architecture, it also supports AV1 encoding decoding, as well as the new screen output power Games like LOL can , CS, DOTA 2, etc. reach 60fps at 720P resolution.

▲ AMD emphasizes adding a new generation of support including standby, wakeup and security

Although Ryzen 7020 and Athlon 7020 are older Zen 2 architectures, it does not mean that the internal architecture is still on the Ryzen platform at that time. AMD is still introducing modern features for Mendocino, including a generation idle mode next, fast wake-up, improved microphone radio, Microsoft Ink stylus technology, fast charging, secure BIOS, Microsoft’s new power management, and more, as well as power-efficient and high-performance LPDDR5 memory and modern Windows 11 security features.

▲ The Mendocino series currently consists of three product lineups

Mendocino currently offers three products, including the Ryzen 5 7520U with 4 cores and 8 threads (2.8GHz base clock, 4.3GHz boost), and the 4 cores 8 threads (2.4GHz base clock, 4.1GHz boost ) Ryzen 5 7520U Ryzen 3 7320U , and Athlon Gold 7220U with dual core 4 threads (2.4GHz base clock, 3.7GHz boost).

▲ AMD expects to gradually update mobile APU platforms from other performance tiers in 2030

Mendocino will be the first U-series mobile APU with a new naming principle. AMD also expects to update products for higher-end mobile APUs in 2023. The mainstream and higher-end thin and light products will use the Ryzen 3 architecture, while the top thin and light products will be based on the Ryzen 3 architecture. Products will high performance imports Zen 4 architecture only.

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