AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is a mobile APU for laptop devices that was launched in October 2017. The processor is based on a quad-core (8 threads) Zen architecture that is processed using the 14nm manufacturing technology. The processor is capable of simultaneous multithreading for better performance with a base clock speed of 2.2GHz and a max boost clock speed of 3.8GHz, which makes it around 35% faster than the previous generation Ryzen 5 2500U (Ryzen 5 2500U – 4C/8T, 2.0GHz; 3.6GHz). It’s default TDP is 15W which is configurable between 12 – 25W with a maximum operating temperature of 95oC.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processors support a multiplicity of different processors and platforms such as Windows 10, Android, and Linux operating systems – even in software like Ubuntu. The processor’s operating system is Windows 10, 64-Bit edition. The chip comes with a DDR4 memory controller with 2 channels and supports up to 2400MHz RAM speeds. It includes an integrated chipset of the same name along with an AMD Secure Processor. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U also features a 2MB L2 cache and 4MB L3 cache whose size is configurable between 4-16MB depending on the processor model.
The processor incorporates an AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics with a 10 CUs design (equivalent to 640 shaders) with can clock up to 1300MHz. The performance of the integrated graphics depends on configurable TDP, clock speed, and even memory configuration. The GPU benefits in part from the dual-channel DDR4-2400MHz, and even from single-channel DDR4-2133MHz which is possible. The integrated GPU supports DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.6 which is a significant improvement over the previous generation AMD APUs that did not include hardware-accelerated graphics.
The fact that the chip includes a Vega 10 graphics chip allows it to improve its gaming capabilities drastically, especially at lower resolutions along with higher frame rates. It is, however, also suitable for mainstream laptops that are mainly used for applications like document editing, web browsing etc. Furthermore, it’s good for multimedia tasks that include video streaming, online gaming or even photo editing. This APU includes an I/O interface that incorporates support for USB 3.1, DisplayPort, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, and wireless connectivity through 802.11AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. The processor fits into the “UM” platform that contains several AMD mobile APUs that use the same Socket FP5 package. Still, it also uses the same AM4 socket as AMD’s Ryzen desktop processors and can be used in mini desktops.