AMD Processors / AMD CPUs
AMD is a global leader in PC processors and high-performance computing products—and the proof is found throughout the Lenovo line-up. Speedy gaming rigs. High-end workstations. Business systems with security features. Ultra-fast student and family laptops. AMD processors power the PCs people use every day.
Each year, Lenovo builds and ships thousands of laptops and desktops powered by AMD. Buyers demand AMD CPUs because they offer some of today's highest core and thread counts, fastest clock speeds, and features such as Precision Boost Overdrive1, memory overclocking2 and more.
AMD processors help keep many modern commercial passenger jets in the air, and power a huge number of the servers that sustain today's growing internet. AMD technology may even be part of your favorite gaming experiences. AMD CPUs are used in some of the world's best-selling game consoles.
It's simple. If you still think of AMD as "the other processor company," think again. For many computer shoppers, AMD CPUs are the preferred option – combining the latest processor technology and features in a wide range of home, business, and gaming systems.
AMD mobile processors for laptops
AMD mobile processors are found in a large selection of today's highly popular, thin-and-light laptops. They offer all the power you need to run your most important office and productivity apps, content creation software, top-rated game titles, and more.
Table 1 shows some of the popular AMD mobile processors as of late 2021:
Table 1 : Popular AMD mobile processors
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series
The world's most advanced laptop processors3
Up to “Zen 3”
Up to 8/16
AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series
Premium performance on the go
Up to “Zen 2”
Up to 8/16
AMD Athlon™ 3000 Series
Responsive performance meets modern features
Up to 2/4
Accelerated performance for Chromebooks
Up to 4/8
With so many options, it's easy to see why AMD mobile processors are industry leaders. Now let's take a deeper look at two of the most popular, the high-end AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors and the AMD C-Series Processors for Chromebooks.
AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors are inside many of today's top-selling premium laptops. Users count on them to deliver high-end performance and long-lasting battery life. Here are a few of the factors that make the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors so special:
- Leading performance for ultra-thin laptops: For reliable
on-the-go computing, AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs offer up to 8 cores and 16
threads – which is the most you can get in an ultra-thin laptop.4
- Battery power that's there when you need it: AMD Ryzen 5000
Series processors are energy efficient, so you can get more done while
unplugged—wherever your work takes you.
- Optimized for today's demanding gamers: Boasting top speeds
and responsiveness, AMD calls its Ryzen 5000 Series mobile CPUs the world's
best mobile processors for gamers.5
- AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors with PRO
Technologies: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors with PRO
technologies deliver a step above for the most demanding business
environments. Upgrade to AMD PRO technologies for leadership performance
that ensures your fleet is future-ready, the most modern security features
to protect data and devices, and enterprise-class solutions for seamless
manageability, reliability, and longevity.
For high-end laptop performance and features, it's hard to beat AMD Ryzen 5000
Series Mobile Processors. They're ideal for the highly portable, thin-and-light
systems users today demand, whether for business or play.
AMD C-Series Processors for Chromebooks
Lightweight Chromebooks designed to run all day are more popular than ever, and
many of today's leading models are powered by AMD processors. AMD Ryzen™
C-Series Processors (for premium Chromebooks), AMD Athlon™ C-Series Processors
(for mid-level Chromebooks), and the AMD 3015Ce Processor (for everyday use),
deliver the use-anywhere portability and responsiveness Chromebook users expect.
- Accelerated performance: Chromebooks powered by AMD boot
quickly and run fast, whether you're using them for work or just browsing
- Impressive graphics: Built-in AMD Radeon™ Graphics deliver
the crisp, bright visuals you need for office presentations, video games,
streaming, and more.
- Portable convenience: AMD C-Series processors for
Chromebooks are incredibly power-efficient, so you can run them for hours
With so many Chromebooks on the market, it's important to find one that truly
meets your needs. One great way to kick-start your search is to look for models
with AMD C-Series CPUs.
AMD desktop processors
For ultimate computing, nothing beats a desktop PC—especially when it's powered
by an AMD desktop processor. In particular, AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Desktop
Processors have raised the bar for high-performance computing, gaming, and
Here are some of the available features that make desktop PCs powered by AMD so
- Precision Boost Overdrive: Enables automatic overclocking
with select configurations to provide increased clock speed and power limits
at the touch of a button.1
- Precision Boost 2: Automatically raises processor
frequencies for supercharged performance. Whether your application uses one
core or many, Precision Boost 2 is always watching temperature and power
consumption to intelligently deliver the best possible result for your
- Memory overclocking: Easily and seamlessly overclock system
memory to get the most performance out of select Lenovo PCs powered by an
AMD Ryzen™ processor.2
- Big cache sizes: AMD Ryzen desktop processors feature large
on-chip caches—ideal for intense gaming or working with large data sets.
- AMD StoreMI technology: Accelerate your desktop PC storage
by combining HDD capacity with the typically faster speeds of an SSD.
You'll find AMD Ryzen desktop processors throughout the Lenovo desktop line-up,
including our advanced Legion gaming systems, ThinkCentre business PCs and
stylish IdeaCentre models.
AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors
The AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor family has something for everyone. Professional
content creators. Demanding business users. Competitive gamers. Home, family,
and student users, too.
AMD Ryzen desktop processors come in several varieties, each of which is
available with multiple core and thread counts, clock speeds and other
performance features. Which AMD Ryzen desktop CPU is for you?
Who It's For
AMD Ryzen™ 9 Desktop Processors
Extreme processing for gamers, streamers, and content creators.
- Power users that need
- Content creators on
- Gamers who want
AMD Ryzen™ 7 Desktop Processors
Competition-class gaming and ultra-fast content creation.
- Heavy multi-taskers
- Competitive AAA gamers
- Graphic artists and
AMD Ryzen™ 5 Desktop Processors
Uncompromising features and smooth performance.
- Office and home
- Gamers using high-res
- Casual photo and video
AMD Ryzen™ 3 Desktop Processors
Outstanding PC performance for everyone.
- Light content and
- Everyday HD gaming
- Routine multi-tasking
You see? There really is an AMD Ryzen desktop processor for everyone. Responsive
AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs are ideal for home and student PCs. Mid-level AMD Ryzen 5
models power a variety of systems for business and everyday gaming. And at the
high end, AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 processors offer power to spare.
For the extra performance needed for demanding business workloads, AMD offers the
Ryzen™ PRO 5000 Series Desktop Processor. With up to 8 cores, it enables
businesses to crunch data or create content with ease. Power efficient, cool and
quiet, cutting-edge technology brings high performance to desktop PCs of all
sizes – mini, small form factor, or tower. Learn about AMD Ryzen
and Ryzen PRO processors.
And if you're running a desktop workstation, consider an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™
PRO Processor, featuring even higher core and thread counts, more memory
channels, expanded PCIe® 4.0 lanes and more. Learn about AMD Ryzen
Threadripper PRO processors.
The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is
subject to change without notice. “Zen”; “Zen 2”; and “Zen 3” are codenames
for AMD architectures and are not product names. (GD-122)
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen, Radeon, and combinations thereof are
trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
1 Precision Boost Overdrive is enabled by the OEM in select
configurations and requires an AMD Ryzen Threadripper or a Ryzen 3000/4000/5000
series processor, and a compatible motherboard. AMD Ryzen 3400G and 3200G series
processors are not compatible. Because Precision Boost Overdrive enables
operation of the processor outside of AMD’s published specifications, use of the
feature invalidates the AMD product warranty and may also void warranties
offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. (GD-179)
2 Overclocking and/or Undervolting AMD processors and memory,
including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory
timing / voltage, to operate outside of AMD’s published specifications will void
any applicable AMD product warranty, even when enabled via AMD hardware and/or
software. This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or
retailer. Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of
overclocking and/or undervolting AMD processors, including, without limitation,
failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss,
corruption, or vulnerability. (GD-106)
3 As of December 2020, the Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors are the
“most advanced mobile processors,” defined as the highest-performing
single-thread and multi-thread performance available on x86 mobile processors
enabled by superior 7nm manufacturing technology on a small node. (CZM-26)
4 Based on AMD internal analysis, January 2021, comparing the Ryzen 9
5900HS, Ryzen 7 5800U, and Ryzen 7 5700U mobile processor with 11th gen Intel
Core i7 processors at 35W and below, which offer four (4) cores. (CZM-27)
5 ‘Best Mobile Processors’ is defined as having the highest
multi-thread processing performance in each of four (4) classes of Ryzen 5000
series processors. Testing by AMD engineering using the Cinebench R20 nT
benchmark, measuring multithreaded performance of a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor
engineering sample vs Core i9-10980HK, Ryzen 7 5800U processor engineering
sample vs Core i7-1185G7 processor, the Ryzen 5 5600U processor engineering
sample vs Core i5-1135G7 processor, and a Ryzen 3 5400U processor engineering
sample vs Core i3-1115G4 processor. Performance may vary. (CZM-1)
6 For more information about Precision Boost 2, see