AMD unveils its latest CPUs, aiming to compete with Qualcomm and Intel

Semiconductor company Advanced Microchip Devices (AMD) has unveiled its latest series of processors for laptops and desktops, challenging its competitors.

AMD unveiled its Ryzen AI 300 Series laptop processors at the computer and technology trade show Computex in Taipei on Monday. These processors will be built on Zen 5 architecture.

The first two of the series are the Ryzen AI 9 HX 370, which will feature up to 12 cores and 24 threads, up to 5.1 GHz clock speed, and 36MB of cache, and the Ryzen AI 9 365, a 10-core 20-thread chip with 34MB of cache.

The company claims that both CPUs will have a neural processing unit (NPU) capable of achieving up to 50 trillion operations per second (TOPS) and up to 2x power efficiency for generative AI workloads compared to the prior generation, resulting in better battery life.

Neural processing units (NPUs) are chips dedicated to handling AI and machine learning operations, allowing a PC to concentrate its resources on more demanding operations.

For comparison, Qualcomm’s latest system on the chip platform Snapdragon Elite X, which powers Copilot+ PCs from Microsoft and other vendors, can deliver up to 45 TOPS.

According to AMD, its latest CPUs will also power the Copilot+ PC. Lenovo, HP, and Asus will be among the manufacturers that incorporate the latest CPUs into their devices.

The company also unveiled its AMD Ryzen 9000 Series processors for desktop computers, which will be aimed at gamers and creative professionals.

The company claims that AMD Ryzen 9000 Series will have four different models, with the flagship, Ryzen 9 9950X, being the fastest CPU consumer desktop processor on the market.

The 9950X will feature 16 cores / 32 threads, Up to 5.7 GHz clock speed, and 80MB of cache.

All four desktop versions of the CPUs, as well as for laptops, will be available in July.