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AMD Athlon Gold 7220U

AMD Athlon 7320U

The AMD Athlon Gold 7220U is a mobile processor for cheap laptops of the Mendocino series. It integrates two older Zen 2 cores (similar to the Ryzen 4000 series). The CPU cores clock from 2.4 GHz (base) to 3.7 GHz (single core Turbo) and can use 4 MB L3 cache. Thanks to SMT/Hyperthreading, the CPU can work on 4 threads simultaneously. The integrated memory controller only supports fast LPDDR5 memory (5500 MHz max.). Compared to the faster Mendocino models like the Ryzen 5 7520U, the 7220U offers only two cores and reduced clock speeds, leading to a clearly lower CPU performance.

The integrated graphics card (Radeon 610M iGPU) uses the modern RDNA 2 architecture, but only 2 CUs (128 shaders) and clocks with up to 1.9 GHz.

The CPU performance should be better than the fastest Ryzen dual-core (Ryzen 3 3250U, 2.6 - 3.5 GHz, Zen 1) but clearly stay behind modern quad-core CPUs (in multi threaded tests).

The Mendocino series are produced in a relatively modern 6nm FinFET process at TSMC and should offer a good power efficiency. The Athlon Gold 7220U is rated at 8-15 W TDP and therefore well suited for thin and light laptops.

SeriesAMD Mendocino (Zen 2, Ryzen 7020)
CodenameMendocino (Zen 2)
Series: Mendocino (Zen 2, Ryzen 7020) Mendocino (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 5 7520U compare2.8 - 4.3 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 7320U compare2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 46 MB
» AMD Athlon Gold 7220U2.4 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2400 - 3700 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology6 nm
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
GPUAMD Radeon 610M ( - 1900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date09/20/2022
Product Link (external)AMD Mendocino (Zen 2, Ryzen 7020) Athlon 7320U

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Other CPUs of the series Mendocino (Zen 2, Ryzen 7020)

» AMD Ryzen 5 7520U
   4x 2.8 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 3 7320U
   4x 2.4 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» AMD Athlon Gold 7220U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3.7 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i5-10210Y
   4x 1 GHz - 4 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-L16G7
   5x 1.4 GHz - 3 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-6198DU
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-6200U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-7130U
   2x 2.7 GHz
» AMD Athlon Gold 7220U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3.7 GHz
- Intel Core i3-6167U
   2x 2.7 GHz
- Intel Core i3-6100H
   2x 2.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-5300U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
- Intel Core i7-3687U
   2x 2.1 GHz - 3.3 GHz
- Intel Core i5-5350U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.9 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2022-09-21)