While we already know that AMD plans to offer CPUs based on different microarchitectures in its Ryzen 7000-series processors for laptops, AMD has refrained from publicly listing its Zen 3-based Ryzen 7000-series CPUs. But in a new document covering a Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability, it formally mentioned its Ryzen 7030-series and Ryzen Pro 7030-series mobile processors (via @komachi_ensaka).
AMD disclosed back in September that starting from its Ryzen 7000-series processors for laptops and onwards, it would market CPUs based on different microarchitectures within one family to offer a broader range of products for various performance needs and price ranges. As a result, the Ryzen 7000 lineup of notebook processors will include models based on AMD's Zen 2, Zen 3, and Zen 4 microarchitectures.
In fact, the company already lists entry-level Ryzen 3 7320U and Ryzen 5 7520U processors featuring Zen 2 cores on its website. The company will also offer Zen 3-powered Ryzen 7030-series 'Rembrandt' CPUs with Zen 3 and RDNA 2 graphics for midrange laptops. The highest-end Dragon Range and Phoenix APUs will belong to the Ryzen 7040 family and will pack Zen 4 CPU cores as well as (presumably) RDNA 3-based graphics units.
Meanwhile, AMD's new model number scheme for mobile CPUs is quite complicated, making it hard to guess the performance of a processor based solely on things like belonging to its family, formal positioning, and microarchitecture. As always, the best way to find out the performance of a particular CPU is to check out its independent evaluation.
As for the Spectre Variant 2-class potential vulnerabilities known as the CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2022-23824, it apparently affects all AMD pre-Zen 4 processors for desktops, laptops, and servers, according to the AMD document. To mitigate the issue, an OS or Hypervisor update is required.
AMD has now reached Intel level pricing and the HORRIBLE HORRIBLE mess in product naming and completely useless SKU’s
Ideally, these would be Zen3+ (i.e. made on TSMC N6), rather than straight Zen3 on N7. Anything models with RDNA2 strongly suggests it'll be Zen3+ on N6, since that's what the 6000-series is already using. You could then consider these as additional 6000-series models, except probably based on when they're being launched, AMD is using the current numbering scheme.
Pricing stuff at S-tier levels when its a 3 year old cpu core, and acting like everyone has free solar electricity and a second air conditioner to run a new computer. Just saw a 1300w power supply with two 12 pin gpu connectors.
Hey, Intel/Nvidia/AMD: Price your products to market out of the gate, stop deceiving people with phony model numbers that pros understand but consumers won't. And none of us really need an electric baseboard heater in their living room.
Actually, entry tier laptops with Zen2 based 5300U were some of the best laptop offers this Q3-Q4, selling for €300-350 for very usable specs (5300U 8GB 256GB and IPS screen). Quadcore Zen2 is still more than enough performance for media consumption, and Vega6 iGPU is best entry gaming offer at this price range. I do not like Barcelo (Zen3 and Vega) for midrange 2023 all that much, but it still makes sense for budget laptops simply because laptop with it can be cheaper: DDR4 costs less than DDR5, and it is a simple refresh within an already available chassi.