AMD’s new 12nm Ryzen laptop chips look to put the pressure on Intel
AMD has been pushing its Ryzen lineup of processors for a few years now, with the company looking to put pressure on Intel’s seemingly unbeatable hold on the chip landscape. At CES 2019, AMD unveiled its second generation of Ryzen laptop chips, which look to jump ahead of Intel’s 14nm roadblock to offer some of the first 12nm processors on the market.
To that end, AMD is launching a new lineup of Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 chips across both the 15W U-series and 35W H-series lineups, almost all of which are built off of the company’s new 12nm Zen+ architecture.
For the more powerful H-series, there are a pair of new chips: the Ryzen 7 3750H, offering four cores / eight threads, a base clock speed of 2.3 GHz (which can boost to 4.0…