AMD used CES 2020 to unveil its Ryzen 4000 mobile processors, according to TechRadar.
Intel has had a rough go of it lately. They were forced out of the 5G modem business by what they described as anticompetitive practices on the part of Qualcomm and they have been struggling to keep up with demand for chips, prompting an open apology letter. Throughout it all, however, Intel has had dominating control of the mobile processor market. That may be about to change however.
AMD just announced the Ryzen 4000, its processors designed for laptops. The company has had tremendous success with its desktop-class Ryzen 3000 series, success that is no doubt—at least in part—responsible for Dell recently evaluating AMD to help make up for Intel’s shortage. If the company is able to duplicate that success with the Ryzen 4000, Intel may be in real trouble.
As TechRadar points out, AMD has never been able to match Intel’s performance in mobile chips, but “AMD’s CEO, Dr Lisa Su, is confident enough to call it the ‘best laptop processor ever built’ – and it will reportedly come with 8 cores and 16 threads.”
Given Intel’s position, it’s unlikely AMD or any other company will knock them out of the top spot. A serious contender, however, will only help drive innovation and ultimately benefit consumers.