AMD Brings Zen Performance To The Chromebook With New Ryzen 3000 And Athlon CPUs
These new mobile CPUs will range from 2 to 4 cores (up to 8 threads) with a TDP of 15 watts across the board. With Zen and Zen+ architecture on 14nm and 12nm process nodes respectively, we should see decent performance and battery life. According to AMD, these power efficient processors will allow for “thinner and lighter Chromebook designs that deliver long battery life as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 capabilities.” Furthermore, these processors make Chromebooks “fast and responsive while browsing the web, multitasking, or streaming video.”
Working with partners such as Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo, over 14 different designs of AMD powered Chromebooks will cover the education, enterprise, and consumer spaces. These devices are scheduled to arrive some time in Q4 2020 and presumably will go toe-to-toe with the recently announced Tiger Lake-powered Chromebooks that will soon enter the market.