Lenovo ThinkPad T495s Review: The AMD business laptop is good, but the fan is annoying
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14.00" | 1.3 kg
The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U is a mobile SoC for business laptops that was announced in April 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics card with 10 CUs (640 Shaders) clocked at up to 1400 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. Compared to the similar consumer variant Ryzen 7 3700U, the PRO model features additional management and security features (e.g., full memory encryption) and longer warranty / availability.
The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.
The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.
AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U should be slightly ahead the Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U.
|Series||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)|
Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+
|Clock Rate||2300 - 4000 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||384 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||2 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||4 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||4 / 8|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||15 Watt|
|Transistor Count||4500 Million|
|Manufacturing Technology||12 nm|
|Features||XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT|
|GPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 ( - 1400 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 PRO 3700U|
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Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00: AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 14.00", 1.3 kg
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