AMD has all but dominated Intel in the desktop space this year. However, mobile tarries a weak market for Team Red, which may be changing if rumors from Chinese forums are to be believed. AMD may be constructing two eight-core, 16-thread APUs to contest Intel’s Core i9-9880H.
According to users over at Mobile01, a Chinese forum, AMD, will quickly announce the Ryzen 7 4800H and Ryzen 9 4900H, each of which can sport eight multithreaded cores. Better still, the posts claim that the chips shall be APUs, meaning they will have Vega graphics on the chip die. While there was no different data given (like clock speeds or TDPs), the poster urged that each APUs will compete immediately with the Intel Core i9-9880H, which is one of Intel’s fastest mobile CPUs.
If the rumored APUs can compete with the 9880H’s compute efficiency, whereas maintaining temperatures under control, they will be the dark horses AMD must upend the cell computing market. Considering the onboard GPUs of AMD’s APUs far outclass the onboard graphics of Intel’s silicon ( Intel UHD Graphics), AMD might have winners. However, most laptops that may have processors in this class will likely have devoted GPUs anyway, making onboard GPUs less relevant.