The Ryzen Mobile 4000 series processors announced at CES by AMD got put on sale recently by various OEM providers. They seem to offer great power and battery life on paper over their predecessors. Especially 8C/16T model seem to offer very good multithreaded performance for tasks that can benefit from them. I hope they get even more premium design wins over the next years. I am looking at you Apple :)
Microsoft and Sony shared technical details about their upcoming generation of consoles. They are both powered by AMD’s ZEN 2 arhitecture on the CPU side and RDNA 2 architecture on the GPU side. While Microsoft is going for more of a traditional console route by using fixed clock speed on CPU and GPU, Sony will pursue variable speed on both components that is more similar to what’s happening on the PC side of the things. Xbox seems to offer more raw horsepower on the paper but Sony seems to offer better loading times with custom NVME controller for the SSDs. One thing is for sure that we will see very powerful consoles in the upcoming years.