AMD extends it lineup of Chromebook processors with 3000 C-series Ryzen and Athlon CPU

AMD Ryzen Athlon 3000 C-series Chromebook Processors

Since its introduction, AMD’s Zen architecture has changed the way things were in the desktop processor market. It is also being appreciated for its application in mobile processors for laptops. And now, the company is keen on taking over the Chromebook market as well. AMD has now brought the Zen architecture to the Chromebook market with its first AMD Ryzen mobile processor. Let’s learn more about the newly announced AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000 C-series processors.

AMD Ryzen, Athlon 3000 C-series processors

It is not the first time that AMD has launched a processor for Chromebooks. AMD entered this market last year with an announcement at CES 2019. Back then, the company launched the A-series processors. And now, AMD is keen to improve the performance of Chromebook with new Ryzen and Athlon 3000 C-series processors. The new processors are rated for 15W and support Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 for connectivity.

Ryzen C-series Processors

The new Ryzen lineup for Chromebook features three APUs that are based on the 12nm process. The superior of the three is the AMD Ryzen 7 3700C. It has 4 cores and 8 threads. With the new 10-core AMD Radeon graphic, AMD is claiming up to 82% better graphics performance compared to the previous-gen AMD Chromebook processor. Similarly, the base and the boost clock speed are rated at 2.3GHz and 4.0GHz, respectively.

Model Process Core/Threads Base /Boost Frequency GPU cores Cache
Ryzen 7 3700C 12nm 4/8 2.3/4.0 10 6MB
Ryzen 7 3500C 12nm 4/8 2.1/3.7 8 6MB
Ryzen 7 3250C 12nm 2/4 2.6/3.5 3 5MB

Here, Ryzen 5 3500C has the same 4C/8T arrangement. The cache size also remains unchanged at 6MB. However, the clock speed is reduced to 2.1GHz (base) and 3.7GHz (boost). At the bottom is AMD Ryzen 3 3250C with two cores and four threads. The base clock is 2.6GHz and with a boost clock speed up to 3.5GHz. The cache size is reduced to 5MB.

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Athlon C-series

Completing the list is the Athlon C-series processor that consists of two processors – Gold 3150C and Silver 3050C. Both are based 14nm process and feature 2 cores. Gold 3150C has a better clock speed and more GPU count than the Silver 3050C.

Model Process Core/Threads Base /Boost Frequency GPU cores Cache
Athlon Gold 3150C 14nm 2/4 2.4/3.3 3 5MB
Athlon Silver 3050C 14nm 2/2 2.3/3.2 2 5MB

Chrome Enterprise for Business Clients

For business clients, the AMD C-series APUs can be paired with Chrome Enterprises. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700C with Chrome Enterprises promises up to 178% better web browsing performance than the previous generation. Similarly, the productivity boost and graphic boosts are stated at 104% and 251%, respectively. Chrome Enterprises provides protection against OS tempering, harmful apps, and better office-management through Google Admin console and third-party UEM solutions.

AMD Ryzen, Athlon 3000 C-series Processors Availability

HP will be the first laptop manufacturer to incorporate the new AMD 3000 C-series processors in the HP Pro C645. In addition to this, there are six other 3000C powered Chromebooks in works from HP, Lenovo, and Asus.

Chromebook Processors Availability
AMD Ryzen, Athlon 3000 C-series CPU Late 2020
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