AMD announced it has exceeded its moonshot 25×20 goal set in 2014 to improve the energy efficiency of its mobile processors by 25 times by 2020. The company surpassed this goal with the launch of the new AMD Ryzen 7 4800H mobile processor, which improves on the energy efficiency of the 2014 baseline measurement by 31.7 times, while also delivering leadership performance for laptop PCs. Greater energy efficiency leads to significant user benefits like improved battery life, better performance, lower energy costs and reduced environmental impact from computing.
AMD achieved the 25×20 goal by delivering:
- Leadership CPU and GPU architectures tightly integrated into a common SoC, including multiple generations of the award-winning “Zen” architecture
- Innovation in real-time power management
- Continued evolution of the AMD Infinity Fabric™ architecture
- Silicon-level power optimizations
- Rapid adoption of cutting-edge process technology
Achieving its 25×20 energy efficiency goal not only delivers a stronger user experience but also further solidifies AMD’s leadership in sustainability. AMD was the first semiconductor company to have its climate protection goals, including 25×20, approved as a “science-based target” by the Science Based Targets initiative — deemed aggressive enough to help mitigate the impacts of computing on climate change. The performance improvements and reduced power consumption of the Ryzen 7 4800H processor outpaced the historical efficiency trend predicted by Koomey’s Law — a Moore’s Law analog describing energy efficiency improvement trends — by 2x from 2014 and 2020.