Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) recently unveiled two of its latest mobile processors integrated with Vega graphics – Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U. These two were specifically designed to make notebooks and laptops run parallel with high-end desktops.

“We are pleased to deliver the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, offering consumers the opportunity to get the most out of their digital lives through our OEM partners’ notebook designs,” said Jim Anderson of AMD’s Computing and Graphics Group. He added that these mobile processors can provide high performance and multitasking while providing longer battery life.

Powerful mobile processor

Of the two newly released mobile processors, all eyes are focused on AMD Ryzen 7 2700U. According to some tech analysts, it is more powerful than the Kaby Lake-based Intel Core i5-7600K. Some suggested that it is even more powerful than the high-end Kaby Lake Refresh (quad-core, 14 nm) Core i7-8550U and Core i7-8650U.

As pointed out by AMD, Ryzen 7 2700U is currently the world’s fastest processor designed for ultrathin notebooks. Its four-core (8-thread) is said to provide up to 3x CPU performance (2.2GHz to 3.8GHz clock speed) compared to the previous AMD mobile processor generation.

Integrated with 10 Vega-based compute units (CUs), this processor can provide a maximum GPU clock of 1.3GHz which is the equivalent of up to 2.3x GPU performance compared to previous processors.

Lastly, it features a nominal 15W TDP (between 12W and 25W) means up to 58% less power consumption or about 5.86X energy efficiency improvement.

Comparison with Intel

Like the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, its Intel Kaby Lake counterparts offer the same processor with nominal 15W power; however, it has clock speed disadvantage. For instance, the two Kaby Lake-Refresh (quad-core, 14 nm) processors Core i7-8550U and Core i7-8650U have lower clock speeds of only 1.8GHz and 1.9GHz, respectively.

According to, Cinebench has Core i7-8650U about 10 percent faster on a single-threaded test. However, Ryzen 7 2700U runs to a whopping 44-percent lead in the multithreaded test.

In terms of graphics, AMD claims to offer more than double that of Kaby Lake-R even when paired with GeForce 950M discrete GPU. This upcoming Ryzen processor integrated with Vega GPU is reportedly capable of delivering frame rates at 1080p on League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and DOTA 2.

It also supports HDR, Radeon FreeSync 2, and 4K monitors.

Top manufacturers like Acer, HP, and Lenovo are expected to come up with their latest notebooks powered by AMD Ryzen 7 2700U. Dell and other OEMs are expected to release their version early 2018.