Renoir

Launched earlier this year, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs brought several new features and technologies to the table for AMD. Along with numerous changes to improve the APU’s power efficiency and reduce overall idle power usage, AMD also added an interesting TDP management feature that they call SmartShift. Designed for use in systems containing both an AMD APU and an AMD discrete GPU, SmartShift allows for the TDP budgets of the two processors to be shared and dynamically reallocated, depending on the needs of the workload. As SmartShift is a platform-level feature that relies upon several aspects of a system, from processor choice to the layout of the cooling system, it is a feature that OEMs have to specifically plan for and build into their...

Hot Chips 32 (2020) Schedule Announced: Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, Jim Keller Keynote

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over...

40 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/21/2020

Dell Gaming Updates: Alienware Goes Super And Dell Adds Ryzen

Today Dell is refreshing the better portion of their gaming lineup, moving to the latest Comet Lake processors on both their Dell-branded Gaming laptops, as well as their Alienware...

17 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2020

The Acer Swift 3 SF314 Notebook Review: Swift Gets Swifter With Ryzen 4000

Almost two years ago to the day, we had a chance to check out Acer’s Swift 3 laptop featuring AMD's first Ryzen Mobile platform, Raven Ridge. Acer has been...

192 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/5/2020

Ryzen Roundup: A Quick Overview of Ryzen Mobile 4000 Laptops From Acer, ASUS, Dell, & MSI

Originally announced back at CES 2020, AMD this week has finally launched its new "Renoir" Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs. And with it, AMD's laptop partners have begun rolling out...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/31/2020

AMD Details Renoir: The Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series 7nm APU Uncovered

The notebook market has not been kind to AMD over the last decade – for a long, long time the company was only ever seen as the discount option...

94 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2020

AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000: Measuring Renoir’s Die Size

I’m pretty sure that the next time I go to a trade show where new silicon is being announced, the next tool I need in my backpack is a...

99 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

AMD at CES 2020: Q&A with Dr. Lisa Su

This week AMD took the wraps off of its latest generation of mobile processors. The company is being aggressive, offering up to eight cores for both the traditional ultra-portable...

93 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/7/2020

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile APUs: 7nm, 8-core on both 15W and 45W, Coming Q1

At last year’s CES, AMD showcased its then Ryzen 3000 mobile processors as part of the announcements. In what is becoming a trend, at this year’s CES, the company...

406 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2020

ASRock Confirms Support for Ryzen 3000 APUs in DeskMini A300 SFF System

The industry loves a good small form factor platform, and ASRock’s Deskmini A300 is a great example of this. Designed to work with AMD’s APUs, the idea is to...

12 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

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