AMD

AMD is announcing two new laptop CPUs this morning: the Ryzen 9 4900H and the 4900HS. The chips are the top-performing members of AMD’s new 4000 mobile series, which is based on the company’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture, and they aim to take on Intel’s Core i9 laptop line. You should see them in new laptops starting this upcoming Spring.

The chips are designed to power desktop-class gaming and productivity in (relatively) portable laptops. AMD announced that the 4900HS will appear in Asus’ 14-inch ROG Zephyrus G14, which weighs just over 3.5 pounds — that’s a pretty small form factor to feature a flagship processor. Asus is marketing the model as “the world’s most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop.”

The 35W 4900HS offers an eight-core,…

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