Amid a continued boom in PC chip competition, AMD came to Computex to tout next-generation processors for laptops and desktops, which start arriving as soon as next month. 

AMD CEO Lisa Su came to her Sunday keynote with an arsenal of announcements, including new Ryzen AI 300 Series silicon designed to power laptops, such as Windows Copilot+ PCs. 

The new chips launch in July—just as Qualcomm makes its own push into AI PCs, using Arm-based processors to boost battery life and performance. In response, AMD claims its Ryzen AI 300 Series offers the best performance on laptops designed to run generative AI programs. 

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The new chips will harness AMD’s new Zen 5 CPU architecture and RDNA 3.5 graphics tech to boost CPU and GPU performance. In addition, the chips will contain a neural processor unit (NPU) dedicated to AI processing that boasts a fivefold increase in compute and a twofold boost in power efficiency compared to AMD’s first-gen XDNA architecture.  

Consumers can expect the Ryzen AI 300 chips to appear in over 100 laptop models from PC makers, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and MSI. As part of the announcement, the company is also shaking up how it’s going to brand new AMD laptop-focused processors. 

AMD didn’t forget desktop users. During the keynote in Taipei, the company debuted the Ryzen 9000-series processors built on the new Zen 5 architecture. The chips contain no dedicated AI hardware. Instead, AMD focused on changing the chip design, which includes doubling the instruction bandwidth for front-end instructions.

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These desktop chips will use the existing AM5 motherboard platform. The company’s benchmarks suggest users will see performance gains of 10% to 35%, depending on the task, compared to older Zen 4 desktop chips. 

No pricing was announced, but AMD plans on launching four Ryzen 9000 chips in July: the Ryzen 9 9950X, the Ryzen 9 9900X, the Ryzen 7 9700X, and the Ryzen 5 9600X.

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