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AMD announces Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-series processors

by on23 May 2023

Zen 2 and RDNA 2 for Chromebooks

AMD has announced the new lineup of Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-series processors aimed at Chromebooks. Based on the 6nm manufacturing process and the last year's Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures, these new processors will be coming to new Chromebooks in Q2 2023.

The lineup includes a total of four SKUs, two Ryzen and two Athlon APUs, all sharing the same 15W TDP and AMD Radeon 610M GPU. The two Ryzen SKUs are the AMD Ryzen 5 7520C and the Ryzen 3 7320C, both 4-core/8-thread SKUs with 6MB of cache.

The third SKU is the Athlon Gold 7220C, a 2-core/4-thread SKU with 5MB of cache, and the bottom SKU is the Athlon Silver 7120C, a 2-core/2-thread SKU with 3MB of cache.

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According to AMD, the new Chromebooks with Ryzen and Athlon 7202 C-series processors will offer significant performance improvement compared to current Chromebooks and up to 3.5 hours longer battery life. The Athlon Silver 7120C will go for ARM-based Chromebooks, offering 1.8 times higher average performance. The entire platform will also offer modern connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

"Our Ryzen 7020 C-Series processors continue to redefine performance for everyday Chromebooks," said Jason Banta, corporate vice president and general manager, Client OEM, AMD. "Whether you're a student using learning apps or a professional who needs a streamlined computing solution for productivity, you can expect uncompromised performance and excellent battery life, delivering a seamless experience overall."

"Our team at ASUS is looking forward to releasing new laptops featuring Ryzen 7020 C-Series processors in the coming months," said Head of ASUS Global Commercial marketing, Eunice Chou. "We are thrilled to release ASUS Chromebook CM34 Flip that delivers the perfect balance of performance, productivity and reliability to meet the demanding needs of the everyday consumer and working professionals."

According to AMD, Chromebook systems featuring Ryzen and Athlon 7020 C-Series processors are expected to be available from global OEM partners including ASUS and Dell beginning in Q2 2023.

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