According to a new report, AMD is planning to launch a 6-core mobile Ryzen CPU - based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture - at the CES 2020 event. As per the report, this new CPU will be paired with the RX 5500M/5300M graphics to compete against solutions that combine Intel and Nvidia parts in the mid-range mobile gaming laptop space.
Currently, the company's highest mobile offering is the 35 watt 4-core 8-thread Ryzen 7 3750H based on the 12 nm Zen+ architecture. So, the new 6 core SKU, if it has the same 35 watt TDP, should be significantly more powerful as it adds two more cores while also being on a newer architecture.
On the other hand, the report suggests that this new CPU boasts an excellent battery life of 12 hours or more. This is impressive, if true, and may indicate that the CPU in question here is a 15-watt processor.
The report also alleges that new all-AMD laptops with this chip will be relatively cheap to purchase, starting at around $699. At such prices, the devices could be great alternatives to competing options.
AMD also has its next-gen Renoir mobile APU series in the pipeline which is likely going to be released alongside this new chip at CES. While the CPU portion of Renoir will be Zen 2, the integrated graphics, however, is still Vega-based and not Navi. Renoir could feature a much-improved memory controller with up to 4266MHz LPDDR4X support and an updated DCN 2.1 display engine.