Advanced Micro Devices is cooking up faster laptops by combining Ryzen and Vega, the two ingredients of modern computing, into a single computer chip.
The new accelerated processing units (APUs) combine a Ryzen central processing unit (CPU) with a Vega graphics processing unit (GPU) on one piece of silicon.
This combo chip is what will make AMD more competitive than rivals like Intel and Nvidia, said Jim Anderson, senior vice president of AMD’s computing and graphics group, in an interview with VentureBeat.
“We’ve got the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks,” Anderson said.
AMD rolled out its Ryzen CPUs as early as March of this year, and it launched its first Vega graphics chips in the summer.
With manufacturing advances, it can now miniaturize the features on the chips and shrink them onto a single chip.