AMD Launches Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C Series Processors for Chromebooks
Recently, AMD announced the introduction of the Ryzen 7040U series processors, designed specifically for lightweight laptops. Following this, AMD has now released the Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C series processors, targeting Chromebook devices. These processors boast features such as quick responsiveness and seamless online interaction. Moreover, they enhance online streaming, gaming experiences, and information security through their built-in display capabilities.
Prior to this, in 2019, AMD introduced the A-series processors, targeting entry-level devices. Starting in 2020, they launched the first Ryzen 3000 C series processors, designed with the Zen architecture specifically for Chromebook products. In 2022, they further enhanced the performance of Chromebook devices by introducing the Ryzen 5000 C series processors, featuring 8 cores and 16 threads.
Similar to the Ryzen 3000 C series processors, the newly released Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C series processors also target mainstream market devices. They are designed with up to 4 cores and 8 threads, capable of operating at a maximum clock speed of 4.3GHz. Built on the Zen 2 architecture and integrated with the Radeon 600M display architecture, utilizing the 6nm manufacturing process by TSMC, these processors enable Chromebooks to offer up to 19.5 hours of battery life.
The distinction between Ryzen and Athlon processors aims to provide a wider range of options for Chromebooks, ensuring uncompromising performance and battery life, and meeting the needs of educational institutions. The Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C series processors comprise four different specifications. They include the Ryzen 5 7520C with 4 cores, 8 threads, and Radeon 610M graphics, as well as the slightly lower clocked Ryzen 3 7320C. Additionally, there are the Athlon Gold 7220C with 2 cores and 4 threads, and the Athlon Silver 7120C with 2 cores and 2 threads, both featuring Radeon 610M graphics.
Compared to the Ryzen 3 3250C introduced in 2020, AMD highlights that the Ryzen 3 7320C provides approximately a 235% increase in multi-core performance according to Geekbench v5, as well as a 160% increase in battery life, reaching around 17.1 hours. As for the Athlon Silver 7120C, it demonstrates about a 364% improvement in performance in the Web-GL Aquarium 15000 Fish test compared to the competing MediaTek Kompanio 520 (Dimensity 520), with a reduction in battery life to 91%, yet still providing an impressive performance of up to 19.5 hours.
Additionally, in comparison to the MediaTek Kompanio 1380, the Ryzen 3 7320C exhibits a 165% improvement in the Speedometer 2.0 test, with a battery life increase of approximately 128%, reaching up to 17.1 hours. Compared to the Intel Core i3 N305, the Ryzen 3 7320C shows a 142% improvement in PCMark Photo Editing performance, along with a 127% increase in battery life, also reaching 17.1 hours.
AMD further emphasizes that the Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C series processors offer higher performance advantages in ultra-high-resolution display outputs, coupled with high-memory bandwidth and lower power consumption. They also support transmission specifications such as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, while incorporating multi-level security mechanisms to ensure the secure use of application device data.
As for the initial models utilizing these processors, they include the Dell Latitude 3445 Chromebook and the Asus Chromebook CM34 Flip, with other collaborating brands including Acer and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS).