35-Watt and 65-Watt mobile Ryzen processors might be coming soon according to a product slide
When we got a chance to benchmark the mobile AMD Ryzen 5 2500U we found it performed similarly to the Intel i5-8250U in CPU tasks while the integrated RX Vega 8 GPU gave it a strong lead in graphics related tests. Benchmarks from other sources of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U with integrated RX Vega 10 gave similar conclusions when compared against the Intel i7-8550U. With these two processors, AMD had become relevant again in the 15 W TDP mobile space.
An apparently leaked product slide now claims that two new Ryzen processors are coming in “spring 2018” which both have configurations that cover the 35 W and 65 W spectrum. Before going into specifications, we would like to state that this is an unconfirmed leak with no supporting evidence from AMD, although the slide is better quality and more in keeping with AMD’s design language than the fake 2nd gen Ryzen slides which showed up recently. However, we did also notice that the slide referred to "Radeon Vega..." and "Vega 8", or "Vega 11", while AMD has a tendency to more commonly refer to "RX Vega..."
|Ryzen 3 2200G||4-Cores / 4-Threads||RX Vega 8||65 W (35 W available)|
|Ryzen 5 2500G||4-Cores / 8-Threads||RX Vega 11||65 W (35 W available)|
A couple of weeks ago, one of my colleagues reported on a previous statement made by James Prior, AMD’s Senior Product Manager, which clarified that there would be upcoming Raven Ridge APUs with integrated RX Vega 11 graphics. It will be interesting to see if the extra TDP headroom is used to improve the clock speed of the RX Vega 11 since it only has one more compute unit than the module in the mobile Ryzen 7 2700U.