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 the 7020 series of processors designed for entry-level mobiles, codenamed Mendocino. . It has launched four new SKUs for mobiles, including two Ryzen series models and two Athlon variants, all based on its Zen 2 architecture.
like us learned in may, AMD’s Zen 2 based ‘Mendokino’ APUs are designed as part of its low-end mobile processor stack for entry-level thin notebook and laptop solutions. The affordable APU includes 4 Zen 2 CPU cores, as well as AMD’s integrated Radeon 610M graphics, all with a maximum TDP of 15W.
Focusing exclusively on the AMD 7020 series APUs announced today, the top SKU is the Ryzen 5 7520U. using the AMD’s New Ryzen Mobile CPU Numbering System, the 7520U is a model year 2023 chip under the Ryzen 2 series banner, using its Zen 2 core architecture. The U suffix technically means 15-28W, but in this case AMD has confirmed that all current chips have a maximum 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 L3 and 2MB L2 (512KB per core).
|AMD Ryzen 7020 Series (Mendocino) Lineup|
|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 / 4T||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 with 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 6MB in 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 5MB of shared L2/L3 cache. The Athlon Silver 7120U is significantly higher than the Athlon Gold 7220U, but has a slightly lower 1T boost frequency of 3.5GHz and half that of the L3 cache (for a total of 3MB instead of 5MB).
All of AMD’s Zen 2 Ryzen and Athlon 7020 series announced today will support up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 memory in a dual-channel (64-bit) configuration, and will feature two graphics cores/CUs based on its RDA 2 technology, Which is AMD’s branding of the Radeon 610M integrated graphics chip. All four mobile APUs will also include TDP of up to 15W.
At the time of writing, AMD hasn’t disclosed specific pricing aside from the overall laptop price range 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 appear on retail shelves sometime in Q4 2022.