Computext 2024: AMD showcases the latest Ryzen AI 300 and 9000 Series Processors

Based on ‘Zen 5’ processors, laced with AI!

AMD has showcase its latest Ryzen AI 300 series processors, made for next-gen the AI PC experience, including those within the Copilot+ ecosystem. The processors, as per AMD, come with a dedicated NPU that offers up to 50 TOPs of AI performance. Plus, AMD also took the wraps off of its Ryzen 9000 series for desktops. The processors are designed with gamers and power users in mind, promising to handle intense gaming sessions and heavy-duty computations like it's nobody's business.

The AMD Ryzen AI 300 series is comprised of two chips – the Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 and the Ryzen AI 9 365. Both chips are built around AMD's fresh Zen 5 architecture. The Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 is the more beefed-up of the two, featuring 12 high-performance cores and 24 threads. Meanwhile, the Ryzen AI 9 365 has 10 high-performance cores and 20 threads. Both chips have a base frequency of 2.0GHz, but the HX 370 takes it up a notch with a boost frequency of 5.1GHz, while the 365 maxes out at 5.0GHz.

Both the Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 and Ryzen AI 9 365 chips are based on AMD's XDNA 2 architecture, which is capable of delivering 50 TOPS. This NPU, as per AMD, is specifically designed to handle local AI workloads. Furthermore, the AMD Ryzen AI 300 series also features integrated Radeon 800M series graphics processing units (GPUs), built on AMD's RDNA 3.5 graphics architecture.

The AMD Ryzen 9000 series desktop processors, on the other hand, has the flagship Ryzen 9 9950X processor, featuring 16 cores and 32 threads with a clock speed of up to 5.7 GHz, all within a thermal design power (TPD) of 170W. In addition to the flagship model, AMD will also release three more SKUs – the Ryzen 9 9900X, Ryzen 9700X, and Ryzen 9600X.

AMD says with these chips you can expect smooth gameplay, fast frame rates, and a significant boost in performance across a wide range of AAA and esports titles. Furthermore, the company claims that these processors will supercharge tasks like 3D modelling, animation, and product visualisation.