If you’re in the market for a notebook with a Ryzen 7000 series mobile processor, there are two possibilities. You may end up with a state-of-the-art chip that uses the latest “Zen 4” CPU cores, or you could get a chip that has been rebranded from the previous Ryzen 6000 “Zen 3+” or Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” (DDR4) processor series. This raises the question for tech buyers: “How can I identify a notebook with a Ryzen 7000 series processor that truly has ‘Zen 4’ CPU cores?”
To help identify Ryzen 7000 series processors that come with “Zen 4” CPU cores, AMD has introduced a new exclusive case badge. This new badge is similar in appearance to the AMD Expo logo, featuring the AMD Ryzen branding against an orange background. The badge is encased in a silver-metallic frame, with the 5/7/9 brand extension on the corner, and “7000 series” written on it. However, this badge will only be included with Ryzen 7040 series “Phoenix” or Ryzen 7045 series “Dragon Range” processors, and cannot be used with Ryzen 7035 series “Rembrandt Refresh” or Ryzen 7030 series “Barcelo Refresh,” or Ryzen 7020 series “Mendocino.”
In the case of Ryzen 7000 series mobile processors that feature older “Zen 3+” or “Zen 3” CPU cores, specifically the Ryzen 7035 series, 7030 series, or 7020 series, AMD is using a case badge that looks familiar. This badge features the classic AMD Ryzen logo with its circular design, set against a gray background and framed with a silver-metallic border. Interestingly, this case badge looks quite similar to the one that AMD includes with their Ryzen 7000 series “Zen 4” desktop processors.
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