AMD is apparently gearing up to launch a new low-power Ryzen processor in the near future, as indicated by a new system info spotted on the 3DMark database. The system data, seen by Guru3D, reveals that the upcoming CPU called the Ryzen 7 2700E has eight cores and a thermal design power (TDP) of 45 Watts.
For starters, TDP gives a measure of the maximum amount of heat a component is expected to generate under any workload. Therefore, Ryzen 7 2700E's low TDP means the new processor will likely have a lower base clock and lowered turbos, which you might expect from an energy-efficient CPU.
It's worth noting that this is not the first time that the low-power processor surfaced online as a recent listing on the website of motherboard manufacturer ASRock also revealed the Ryzen 7 2700E along with another energy-efficient CPU, the Ryzen 5 2600E. The listing is for the AB350M Pro4 model, which includes support for both CPUs.
The ASRock listing indicates that the Ryzen 7 2700E will have a base clock of 2.8 GHz and a 4MB cache, which coincides with the 3DMark data result. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 2600E seems to have a higher clock speed of 3.1GHz based on the ASRock listing.
While AMD has yet to officially confirm the SKU for the Ryzen 7 2700E, the processor will likely be integrated into small form factor PCs and devices, Guru3D noted.
Source and image: Guru3D