With the Ryzen 5000 C-Series, AMD is finally putting its finest CPU cores in Chromebooks
Until 2019, there was no such thing as an AMD Chromebook, believe it or not. Also, the original ones were sluggish, and while AMD’s second attempt at Chromebooks was far superior, they still used rebranded CPUs with Zen cores that were years out of date. AMD is now putting its best foot forward with the new Ryzen 5000 C-Series processors, which include the “first 8-core high-performance x86 processor for Chromebooks.”
AMD is still not putting its best foot forward, as these APUs will utilize last-generation AMD Vega graphics rather than the latest RDNA 2 technology seen in the company’s Ryzen 6000 CPUs (not to mention the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Steam Deck). And the new Ryzen 7 5825C, Ryzen 5 5625C, and Ryzen 3 5425C aren’t trying to conceal the fact that they’re mainly rebranded versions of the company’s U-series CPUs.