AMD’s New Ryzen Processors Outperforms the Snapdragon X Elite on AI

AMD's New Ryzen Processors AI 300

After Microsoft bet on Qualcomm for the first generation of “Copilot+ PCs,” AMD is stepping up with the Ryzen AI 300 series of chips, which have greater AI power than the Snapdragon X Elite.

The battle to develop AI for Windows laptops is on.

Battery life is a major factor in the switch to Windows on Arm, but AI also plays a role. This is made possible by the Snapdragon X Elite’s potent NPU, which hits 45 TOPS. That is a high threshold for the number of operations per second that the NPU can process.

AMD is winning that.

According to the source, the new AMD Ryzen AI 300 series can manage 50 TOPS. Because it outperforms the Snapdragon X Elite, laptops running these new CPUs are eligible for Copilot+ PCs, which come with extra Microsoft features like Recall.”

With an AI emphasis mostly on laptops, these new Ryzen CPUs are the first to use AMD’s “Zen 5” architecture. The new CPUs will be Ryzen 9000 series on other PCs. Additionally, they have 50% more on-chip L3 cache memory and up to 12 high-performance CPU cores with 24 threads than the previous generation of “Zen 4” processors designed for thin and light laptops.

Although AMD isn’t making any significant promises about laptop battery life other than to describe it as “exceptional” and “without compromise,” this new processor series will increase overall performance.

In contrast to the AMD Ryzen AI 9 365, which has a 10-core architecture and a 5.0GHz boost clock speed, the Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 has a 12-core design with a 5.1GHz boost. The Ryzen 9 9950X, a 16-core processor with a 5.7GHz boost, was the most potent desktop CPU AMD had unveiled.

When the Zenbook S 16 comes in July, it will be among the first Copilot+ PCs powered by AMD thanks to Asus’s previously disclosed use of Ryzen AI CPUs. With 24GB of RAM and a Ryzen 9 AI 365 processor, preorders are now being accepted for $1,399 only.

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Along with laptops from HP, Lenovo, and MSI, these new processors will also be available for purchase on other Asus models, such as ROG.


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