AMD Launches Mendocino APUs: Zen 2-based Ryzen and Athlon 7020 Series with RDNA 2 Graphics

AMD Launches Mendocino APUs: Zen 2-based Ryzen and Athlon 7020 Series with RDNA 2 Graphics

While the main focus this month has been AMD’s upcoming release of its Ryzen 7000 series of desktop processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, AMD is also in the process of releasing its 7020 series of processors designed for entry-level mobile devices. entrance, codenamed Mendocino. It has released four new mobile SKUs, including two Ryzen-series models and two Athlon variants, all based on its Zen 2 architecture.

As we learned in May, AMD’s Zen 2-based ‘Mendocino’ APUs are designed as part of its low-end mobile processor stack for entry-level slim notebook and laptop solutions. The affordable APUs feature up to 4 Zen 2 CPU cores as well as AMD Radeon 610M integrated graphics, all with a maximum TDP of 15W.

Focusing specifically on the AMD 7020 series APUs announced today, the main SKU is the Ryzen 5 7520U. Utilizing AMD’s new Ryzen mobile CPU numbering system, the 7520U is a model year 2023 chip under the Ryzen 5 series banner using their Zen 2 core architecture. The U suffix technically stands for 15-28W, but in this case AMD has confirmed that all current chips have a maximum TDP of 15 W.

The AMD Ryzen 5 7520U benefits from a base frequency of 2.8 GHz across its four cores, with a 1T boost frequency of up to 4.3 GHz. It also includes a total of 6 MB of cache, divided by 4 MB of memory. L3 and 2 MB of L2 (512 KB per core).

AMD Ryzen 7020 Series Lineup (Mendocino)
SKUs Cores/Threads CPU frequency
CPU frequency
(1T impulse)
Cache iGPU TDP
Ryzen 5 7520U 4C/8T 2.8GHz 4.3GHz 2MB L2 + 4MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W
Ryzen 3 7320U 4C/8T 2.4GHz 4.1GHz 2MB L2 + 4MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W
Athlon Gold 7220U 2C/4T 2.4GHz 3.7GHz 1MB L2 + 4MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W
Athlon Silver 7120U 2C/4T 2.4GHz 3.5GHz 1MB L2 + 2MB L3 Radeon 610M 15W

Coming down the stack is the Ryzen 3 7320U, which has four cores and eight threads, but a base core clock speed of 2.4GHz and a single core boost frequency of up to 4.1GHz. the Ryzen 5 7520U also benefits from a combined 6 MB cache in its L2/L3 cache structure.

As for 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 5 MB shared L2/L3 cache. The Athlon Silver 7120U is more or less the Athlon Gold 7220U, but has a slightly lower 1T boost frequency of 3.5GHz and half the L3 cache (for a total of 3MB instead of 5MB)

AMD Radeon 610M with two graphics cores for entry-level performance

All of AMD’s Zen 2 Ryzen and Athlon 7020 series announced today will support up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory in a dual-channel (64-bit) configuration and feature two graphics/CU cores based on its RNDA 2 technology, which AMD is marking the integrated graphics chip Radeon 610M. The four mobile APUs will also include a TDP of up to 15 W.

As of this writing, AMD has not disclosed specific pricing other than a total laptop price range of between $399 and $699. However, it has announced that its AMD Ryzen 7020 series ecosystem partners are Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft, and laptops with these chips are expected to start appearing on retail shelves sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Source: AMD

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