There are four new SKUs, each equipped with Radeon RX Vega graphics. Sitting at the top of the heap is the Ryzen 7 5825C, the first 8-core/16-thread x86 processor Chromebooks. It sports a 2GHz base clock and up to a 4.5GHz boost clock, it has 20MB of cache (16MB L3 + 4MB L2), and it is configured with a default 15W TDP. And for graphics, it rocks eight GPU cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz.
Here’s an overview of the full lineup…
The next one down the list is the Ryzen 5 5625C, a 6-core/12-thread SKU clocked at 2.3GHz to 4.3GHz with 19MB of cache (16MB L3 + 3MB L2), seven GPU cores locked at up to 1.6GHz, and the same default 15W TDP.
There are two Ryzen 3 SKUs, the 5425C and 5125C, both also with a 15W TDP. The higher end of the two is a 4-core/8-thread processor with a 2.7GHz to 4.1GHz clock speed, 10MB of cache (8MB L3 + 2MB L2), six GPU cores clocked at 1.5GHz. Then at the bottom of the stack, the Ryzen 3 5125C is a 2-core/4-thread chip clocked at up to 3GHz with 9MB of cache (8MB L3 + 1MB L2) and three GPU cores clocked at 1.2GHz.
“AMD is raising the performance bar for modern Chromebooks,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit, AMD. “With up to eight cores, the Ryzen 5000 C-Series processors give Chromebook users the flexibility to stay unplugged all day without sacrificing performance and productivity.”
Compared against its own previous generation lineup, AMD is touting massive performance gains of up to 67 percent for web browser, 85 percent in graphics, and 107 percent for multitasking.
Battery life is other point of emphasis, with AMD touting all-day runtime in Chrome OS, which will obviously vary depending on the workload. It’s also claiming up to 94 percent better life than Intel when pitting the Ryzen 5 5625C against the Core i5-1135G7. That’s also a Tiger Lake chip, which doesn’t offer the same hybrid benefits that Alder Lake does.