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AMD 'Raven Ridge'-powered Dell Latitude 5495 surfaces online

The 'Raven Ridge' powered Dell Latitude 5495 is seen in SiSoft Sandra's listings. (Source: SiSoft Sandra)
The 'Raven Ridge' powered Dell Latitude 5495 is seen in SiSoft Sandra's listings. (Source: SiSoft Sandra)
Dell could be joining the list of OEMs looking to offer AMD 'Raven Ridge' aka Ryzen Mobile CPUs in upcoming notebooks, if the listing on benchmarking site SiSoft Sandra is any indication. The listing reports scores of a Dell Latitude 5495 notebook powered by the Ryzen 7 APU with onboard Vega graphics.

The list of notebooks powered by AMD 'Raven Ridge' aka Mobile Ryzen is growing albeit, at a snail's pace. We first saw reports of the HP Envy x360 notebook powered by the Ryzen 5 2500U followed by some leaked benchmarks of the Acer Swift SF315 powered by Ryzen 7 2700U. We've also seen Asus announce ROG branded laptops featuring desktop Ryzen 7 1700. Now, it looks like Dell has joined the bandwagon and could debut business notebooks featuring mobile Ryzen 7 APUs. A listing of the Dell Latitude 5495 powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U has popped up on benchmarking site, SiSoft Sandra and not surprisingly, has earned the 'Excellent Performance' rank.

Apparently, the Dell Latitude 5495 could offer a choice between the Ryzen 7 2700U and the Ryzen 5 2500U. The Ryzen 7 2700U is a 4C/8T CPU with onboard Radeon Vega graphics. Geekbench results of the Ryzen 7 2700U showed it to be a tough competitor to the Intel Core i7-8550U making it a very attractive option for ultrabooks and multimedia notebooks. The onboard Vega GPU has also been shown to fare better than the Iris Plus 640 found in Intel's offering. Since Dell's Latitude series is aimed at the business user, this could greatly benefit 3D rendering on the move while being a little battery friendly. Apart from the CPU information, not much is evident from the benchmark listing. We will, of course, see more details trickle down as we approach launch date.

As we head into 2018, we might very well see OEMs considering both business and consumer offerings powered by mobile Ryzen APUs. Having an OEM like Dell onboard could very well give AMD the much needed shot in the arm to compete with Intel in the notebook space. Though we might still not see absolutely droolworthy notebooks powered by mobile Ryzen (for the record, the Intel-AMD MCM just stole the show) just yet, these APUs with onboard Vega graphics can offer formidable competition to Intel with a good price-to-performance ratio.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-11-22 (Update: 2017-11-22)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.