Even though 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 in the process of launching its 7020 series of 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 its Zen 2 architecture.

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

Focusing specifically on the AMD 7020 series APUs announced today, the top SKU is the Ryzen 5 7520U. Using 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 of the current chips have a max TDP of 15W.

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

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

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

Looking at the Athlon-branded 7020 series chips, the Athlon Gold 7220U offers two cores and four threads, with a base frequency of 2.4 GHz, a single core boost frequency of up to 3.7 GHz, and 5 MB of shared L2/L3 cache. The Athlon Silver 7120U is pretty much the Athlon Gold 7220U, but it has a slightly lower 1T boost frequency of 3.5 GHz, no simultaneous multithreading (SMT) support, and half as much L3 cache (for a total of 3MB instead of 5MB)

AMD Radeon 610M with two graphics cores for performance at the entry-level

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

At the time of writing, AMD hasn't revealed specific pricing aside from a total laptop price range of between $399 and $699. However, it has announced that its AMD Ryzen 7020 Series Ecosystem partners are Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft, with notebooks featuring these chips expected to start appearing on retail shelves sometime in Q4 2022. 

Source: AMD

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  • meacupla - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - link

    Yeah, you see? You are confused, because that's not the full stack for 5000U series.

    The 5000 series had 3 different parts in it. Lucienne, Cezanne, and Barcelo.
    Lucienne was a refresh of 4000U series Renoir, a Zen2 chip.
    Cezanne was the new Zen3 chips, but in very short supply.
    Barcelo was a refresh of Cezanne for 2022.

    5300U 4C/8T, 6CU (Lucienne)
    5400U 4C/8T, 6CU (Cezanne)
    5425U 4C/8T, 6CU (Barcelo)
    5500U 6C/12T, 7CU (Lucienne)
    5600U 6C/12T, 7CU (Cezanne)
    5600U 6C/12T, 7CU (Barcelo)
    5700U 8C/16T, 8CU (Lucienne)
    5800U 8C/16T, 8CU (Cezanne)
    5825U 8C/16T, 8CU (Barcelo)
  • dotjaz - Friday, September 30, 2022 - link

    And now uou don't have to remember any of the dufferent rules, just Year-Perf-Gen-Tier-TDP.
  • Byte - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - link

    The Architecture largely tells you performance and how long the system will last. Intel did this with 10th gen laptops where it used Whisky Lake (3rd gen Skylake) in a lot of their SKUs. Lukily looks like Intel seems to have stopped this with 11th and 12th gen processors.
  • Samus - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - link

    nVidia just released the GeForce GTX 1630 based on 2019 hardware so I don't see your point.
  • Lonyo - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - link

    You can though... The 2 in the name tells you it's Zen 2 based. 7 means 2023. 1/2/3/5 means relative performance level. 2 means Zen2. 0 means 4 digits in the model number. U is broadly power range I believe

    So from the name I can tell a 7120 is a Zen2 based CPU released in 2023 and is the lowest performance model in the 2023 Zen2 CPU line.
  • yankeeDDL - Thursday, September 22, 2022 - link

    The CPU architecture is 2 gen old, but the GPU is state of the art and the manufacturing node is newer. I don't understand why - according to you - the naming should not be the 7*** series. It would have been just as inconsistent to refer to it as any other series.
  • ballsystemlord - Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - link

    Will these processors (unfortunately) have Pluton?
  • nandnandnand - Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - link

    Yes, all will have Pluton.

  • ballsystemlord - Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - link

  • Flunk - Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - link

    If you're avoiding Pluton, make sure to avoid all Qualcomm and Apple CPUs as well, they have similar security engines. All available phones and tablets have one, along with Apple laptops. Windows PCs are just the last domino to fall.

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