AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mobile Raven Ridge APUs get leaked benckmarks
Immediately after HP unveiled the new Envy x360 notebook powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5 2500U APU, the guys over at PCPerspective released a series of benchmarks related to AMD’s Ryzen ultra-low voltage processors. The Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U APUs from the Raven Ridge family should represent AMD’s response to the latest gen 8 ULV chips from Intel. Both APUs are based on the Zen core architecture and feature the Radeon Vega mobile integrated GPU on the same die.
The Ryzen 5 2500U APU was already revealed by AMD a month ago, so we know it comes with four cores and eight threads, and it is clocked at 2.0 GHz (3.6 GHz boost), plus it has 6 MB of L3 cache. The Ryzen 7 2700U is supposedly a 4-core/8-thread APU as well, with 2.2 GHz base clocks, and the boost clocks are rumored to go as high as 4.0 GHz.
Both APUs were tested in 3DMark 11, and PCPerspective quickly compared them to Intel’s i7-8550U (iGP and MX150). The difference between the AMD APUs isn’t big at all: the Ryzen 7 2700U turned in an overall scored of 4212 points, while the Ryzen 5 2500U scored 3884 points. Moreover, the graphics test results coming from the Ryzen 7 were close to what the Core i7-8550U combined with Nvidia’s MX150 GPU turned in.
AMD is expected to launch the mobile Raven Ridge family in late 2017. Noctua informs that AMD also plans to release desktop (Pro) variants of the Raven Ridge APU family in 2018.