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AMD unveils faster processors and graphics chips at CES 2018

US-based chip maker AMD has revealed details of its upcoming lineup of high-performance computing and graphics chips. The company announced the first desktop Ryzen processors with built-in Radeon Vega Graphics, along with the full line up of Ryzen mobile APUs, which includes the new Ryzen PRO and Ryzen 3 models.

AMD also showcased the performance of its upcoming 12nm 2nd generation Ryzen desktop CPU. This chipset is expected to launch in April 2018.

In graphics processors, AMD announced the expansion of the Vega family with Radeon Vega Mobile and that its first 7nm product is planned to be a Radeon Vega GPU specifically built for machine learning applications.

Starting with Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega Graphics, this chipset is said to be highest performance graphics engine in a desktop and will be launched on February 12 this year.

The Ryzen 5 2400G is a quad-core octa-threaded model with 11 Vega compute units and a max GPU clocked at 1250MHz. The Ryzen 3 2200G also has quad-core CPU, 8 compute units and 1100MHz of GPU. The Ryzen 5 2400G will cost $169, while the Ryzen 3 2200G will cost $99.

AMD will then launch the second-gen Ryzen, Ryzen Pro and Threadripper CPUs. The second-generation Ryzen desktop CPUs is the company's first 12nm based processor with Precision Boost 2 technology and will begin shipping in April 2018.

The Ryzen Pro mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics are designed to power enterprise notebooks. They are claimed to be 125% more competitive in terms of graphics performance than Intel i7-8550U and 150% more competitive than Intel i7-7500U. Ryzen PRO mobile solutions are expected to launch in Q2 2018. This series includes three quad-core models -- Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U, Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U with maximum GPU clocked at 1300MHz, 1100MHz and 1100MHz respectively.

AMD also unveiled the Ryzen Mobile Processors, consisting of four models. The company claims it to be the world's fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks line up. The lineup includes Ryzen 7 2700U (1300MHZ max GPU), Ryzen 5 2500U (1100MHZ max GPU), Ryzen 3 2300U (1100MHZ max GPU) and Ryzen 3 2200U(1000MHZ max GPU).
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