There’s rarely just one player in any game, and while Intel has long held the banner as the most recognizable (and possibly respected) name in the processor game, AMD has made incredible strides over the years by offering ultra-affordable CPUs, as well as graphics cards, that meet or exceed the performance needs and demands of today’s modern consumer. AMD Ryzen™ processors are available in three performance tiers: Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9. Each of these consumer-based AMD processors can easily manage the common needs of computer users, whether you’re gaming, conducting business, or creating. More recently, AMD Ryzen Threadripper™ processors were released, representing something wholly new, and immensely powerful, for performance workstations.
Lenovo offers laptops, desktops, and workstations that feature all the above-mentioned AMD tech and more. Select Lenovo AMD gaming laptops and AMD gaming PCs also feature AMD Radeon™ graphics cards that are powerful and acclaimed alternatives to the NVIDIA® GeForce® line of GPUs.
The benefits of AMD processors
The latest AMD processors feature the company’s new “Zen” microarchitecture. AMD Ryzen CPUs feature a smaller, 14 nm transistor construction that’s more power and heat efficient than earlier designs and enables greater core/thread utilization.
Ryzen CPUs are also known for extremely high core counts, especially in models built for desktop PCs and servers, where interior cooling space is abundant. For laptops, simple-but-powerful quad-core Ryzen processors dominate the offerings.
Here are some of the reasons many buyers prefer AMD processors:
· Price – Many factors beside the CPU contribute to the total price of a laptop -- RAM allotment, hard drive type, display size, and so on. AMD processors are said to cost less per core, generally, than those built by its major competitor. This means that laptops with AMD processors often cost a bit less than comparable models with competing CPUs.
· AMD graphics – In addition to processors, AMD is also a leading innovator in the field of graphics processors, both integrated (that is, on the same chip as the CPU) and discrete (on a separate, dedicated graphics chip or GPU). This makes some users prefer AMD processors on the theory they work more optimally with AMD graphics.
· Multi-threading and over-clocking – In addition to having multiple cores (i.e., separate processing channels), most AMD processors are capable of multi-threading and over-clocking. Nearly every CPU today is multi-threaded, which maximizes the use of each core by more efficiently organizing the commands it receives. Over-clocking – a feature that AMD enables more than other processor makers -- allows the CPU to temporarily run at faster-than-rated speeds when needed.
It’s easy to see why AMD tech is so highly prized by a wide cross-section of PC users.
AMD business laptops & desktops
Small businesses, arguably, may benefit from a value-based alternative more than most. But it’s important to keep your budget in check as you work to grow into a corporate powerhouse. At the same time, you can’t sacrifice productivity just to save a few bucks. Fortunately, AMD tech has been long known for its reliability and durability over time – something that small businesses strive for in an effort to stave off crippling computer replacements. What’s more, many of Lenovo’s most stylish business desktops under our IdeaCentre line have reliable and affordable AMD processors built-in.
AMD gaming laptops & PCs
One of the areas AMD has gained ground in consumer perception more than any other is in the gaming community. AMD processors, especially, are widely employed in both prebuilt gaming desktops offered by OEMs such as Lenovo, and at-home gaming PC builds. Due to their affordability and reliability, AMD Ryzen CPUs are being snatched up by gamers who are either building their own PC or finally upgrading from a dated CPU.
While perhaps utilized less by gamers than their CPU counterparts, AMD Radeon graphics cards have long been respected GPU solutions for their innovation and affordability. Lenovo offers a plethora of AMD gaming PCs that offer one or both of these AMD components. In particular, select Lenovo Legion laptops combine the latest AMD Ryzen mobile process with power discrete graphics that keep the latest AAA PC games running smoothly.
Lenovo AMD laptops and AMD desktops
Lenovo has strong relationships with all the major processor manufacturers. It allows us to offer the world's widest variety of PCs, including some amazing AMD Ryzen laptops and PCs. In fact, this entire page is dedicated to Lenovo laptops and PC with AMD processors. Among them are some of our most popular and affordable models.
Whether IdeaPad or ThinkPad, IdeaCentre or ThinkCentre, or other Lenovo models, you can save a bundle with a Lenovo AMD PC. Conduct business, challenge hordes of opponents on the digital battlefield, or be free to unleash your imagination to its fullest – all while knowing that AMD technology, combined with Lenovo hardware, will meet and exceed the needs of the most demanding apps around.