AMD's first wave of 7th generation APU's are made for laptops

8:00:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

These days when buying a laptop, all you hear about is Intel, Intel and more Intel. But it looks like AMD is planning to change that mindset with their brand new 7th generation APUs (AMD's fancy word for a CPU with their Radeon graphics) which is based on the Excavator cores. Specifically for their launch in Computex 2016, AMD is focusing on mobile processors. 

According to AMD, their new 7th generation AMD FX processors are 51% faster in terms of graphics when compared to Intel's highest end Core i7 mobile CPU. That's a bold claim there but it isn't surprising since AMD is using their Radeon graphics. 

As for the actual processors themselves, this time around AMD has two series namely the Stoney Ridge series that is aimed towards entry level laptops and the Bristol Ridge series for the mainstream laptops. Since these new chips are bound for laptops, AMD says that they have optimized the chips to be both more power efficient. 

The highest end 7th generation AMD FX is comparable to Intel's Core i5 processor and the AMD A9 is similar in term of performance to Intel's Core i3 chip. At launch, AMD has partnered up with HP with an updated HP Envy x360 2-in-1 laptop that has a 15.6-inch display and is powered by either the Bristol Ridge or Stoney Ridge processors. 

Expect to see more laptops with AMD's new 7th generation processors from Dell, HP, ASUS and Lenovo in the coming weeks.