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AMD has new chips to match Intel, Qualcomm in Copilot+ AI PCs

The launch of Windows PCs with heaps of battery life and AI on-board is making waves, but it won’t just be two chipmakers making this happen.

Choice is always a good thing, and when it comes to buying a laptop computer, you clearly have a lot of that. From makers of the machines to makers of the assorted hardware inside, as well as feature sets, price points, and so on and so on, consumers have options.

In the world of portable PCs, that choice is growing, and this year could be one of the most interesting years of all. Not only can you find Intel inside a bunch of machines, but also some hardware similar to what’s inside phones, as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon makes its way into Windows laptops, as well.

However, there’s also one other maker that won’t be left out, as the brand behind the chip found inside both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X makes its way to the new Copilot+ PCs, as well.

At Computex in Taiwan, AMD has launched new chips set to grace laptops shortly, as it expands on the AI-ready insides it launched last year.

AMD Ryzen AI 300
AMD Ryzen AI 300

The new generation includes the Ryzen AI 300 series, hardware made to go inside ultra-thin laptops and getting up to 12 cores of processing power, a dedicated AI engine, and some graphical guts, as well, featuring console-quality AMD Radeon 800M tech inside.

In short, it’s a bit of jargon to say a chip made to go inside thin and light computers, while still offering power and graphics to go, complete with battery life, too.

Meanwhile, AMD is also tackling processor improvements on the desktop side of things, launching the Ryzen 9000 chip for bigger PCs, as well as a new workstation level of graphical prowess in the dual-slot Radeon Pro W9700. Think of both of these other launches and made for the content creators on a desktop who need more guts than what’s in the thin and light.

With Computex on, we’re largely expecting the announcements to pop up shortly over the coming days, so stay tuned for what manufacturers plan to do with all this hardware.

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