AMD launches the Ryzen 5000 C-series for Chromebooks, promising double the performance of its previous-gen Chromebook chips
AMD has launched Ryzen 5000 C-series chips for Chromebooks. The chips include the entry-level Ryzen 3 5125C with 2 cores and 4 threads, a Ryzen 3 5425C rocking 4 cores and 8 threads, a mid-range Ryzen 5 5625C with 6 cores, and 12 threads, and a high-end Ryzen 7 5825C that packs 8 cores and 16 threads. All of these processors are based on AMD’s 7 nm Zen 3 architecture and have a TDP of 15 W. On the graphics side, the Ryzen 5000 C-series are rocking Vega GPUs.
Unsurprisingly, AMD is claiming that the new chips will trounce the company’s previous Chromebook-specific Ryzen 3000 C-series processors. According to AMD, the Ryzen 7 5825C is up to 107% faster than the Ryzen 7 3700C in Geekbench 5’s multitasking benchmark. The same goes for the GPU performance where the Ryzen 7 5825C is up to 85% faster than the Ryzen 7 3700C in MotionMark 1.2 benchmark.
Furthermore, AMD is also claiming that the new 8-core Ryzen 7 5825C is up to 7% faster than the 28 W Intel Core i7-1185G7 despite having a considerably lower TDP of 15 W. Team Red also reports double the battery life with the Ryzen 5 5625C compared to the Intel Core i5-1135G7.
While the new C-series Ryzen 5000 CPUs look like rebranded U-series processors, it is good to see AMD actually launching something for Chromebooks, a market segment that the company has seemingly ignored in the past.