According to AMD’s official mobile processor roadmap, in addition to the Dragon Range for high-end, enthusiast-level gaming notebooks and the two Zen 4 architecture products from Phoenix for thin and light gaming notebooks, the mobile platform also has a Mendocino
for entry-level, two-in-one tablets and low-power devices.
Without too much notice or publicity, AMD announced
the launch of the Ryzen/Athlon 7020 series processors, which were originally code-named “Mendocino” products. It can be seen that the new naming and numbering rules have been adopted.
The Ryzen/Athlon 7020 series processors are manufactured on a 6nm process, equipped with a CCX with four Zen 2 architecture cores, each core has 512KB of L2 cache, and a shared 4MB of L3 cache. Its iGPU part is Radeon 610M, which contains two CUs of RDNA 2 architecture, that is, 128 stream processors. At the same time, the iGPU adopts the latest media engine, supports video formats such as H.264, H.265 (HEVC), and AV1, and provides hardware decoding functions.
In addition, the Ryzen/Athlon 7020 series processors can use a variety of Windows 11 features, such as voice wake-up and device power management, while hardware security features include Pluton and secure biological channels. AMD claims that the Ryzen/Athlon 7020 series processors can provide 12 hours of battery life.
The first Ryzen/Athlon 7020 series processors have three models, namely Ryzen 5 7520U, Ryzen 3 7320U, and Athlon Gold 7220U. All use the same iGPU, with a TDP ranging from 8W to 15W, and have the same platform and I/O capabilities. Among them, the Ryzen 5 7520U has 4 cores and 8 threads, the base clock is 2.8GHz, and the boost clock is 4.3GHz; Ryzen 3 7320U has also 4 cores and 8 threads, but the clock is lower, the base clock is 2.4GHz, and the boost clock is 4.1GHz; Athlon Gold 7220U is reduced to 2 cores and 4 threads, with a base clock of 2.4GHz and a boost clock of 3.7GHz.
Obviously, the specs of the Ryzen/Athlon 7020 series processors are not high, but AMD believes that such equipment is sufficient for daily use such as web browsing and online video. The combination of Zen 2 + RDNA 2 is not the first time, and the custom SoC used in Valve’s Steam Deck is the same combination.