At CES 2022, AMD presented its mobile processors of the Ryzen 6000 series for laptops, which are based on its Zen 3+ core and paired with the on-chip graphics based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture. The new processors should deliver up to 30 percent faster performance and graphics that are more than twice as fast than the Ryzen 5000 series of the last generation. AMD also claims that the Ryzen 6000 series can deliver up to 24 hours of battery life. In addition to the Ryzen 6000 series, AMD has announced the introduction of its next-generation Ryzen 7000 desktop chips based on 5 nm process technology. The chip maker also expanded its Radeon RX6000 series of mobile graphics and introduced the Radeon RX 6000S mobile graphics line.
AMD Ryzen 6000 series
The processors of the AMD Ryzen 6000 series, built with TSMC’s 6 nm process technology, are said to be the fastest of the series with a clock speed of up to 5 GHz. The series with the code name Rembrandt includes a total of 10 new processors, namely the Ryzen 5 6600HS, Ryzen 5 6600H, Ryzen 5 6600HS, Ryzen 7 6800H, Ryzen 7 6800HS, Ryzen 9 6900HS, Ryzen 9 6900HX, Ryzen 9 6980HS, Ryzen 9 6980HX, Ryzen 5 6600U and Ryzen 7 6800U.
|model||Cores / threads||Boost frequency||Cache||TDP|
|AMD Ryzen 5 6600U||6C / 12T||Up to 4.5 GHz||19 MB||15-28W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800U||8C / 16T||Up to 4.7 GHz||20 MB||15-28W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS||6C / 12T||Up to 4.5 GHz||19 MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 6600H||6C / 12T||Up to 4.5 GHz||19 MB||45W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS||8C / 16T||Up to 4.7 GHz||20 MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800H||8C / 16T||Up to 4.7 GHz||20 MB||45W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS||8C / 16T||Up to 4.9 GHz||20 MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX||8C / 16T||Up to 4.9 GHz||20 MB||45W +|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS||8C / 16T||Up to 5.0 GHz||20 MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX||8C / 16T||Up to 5.0 GHz||20 MB||45W +|
The heart of the Ryzen 6000 series is the Zen 3+ core, which is geared towards energy efficiency with the help of new adaptive energy management functions. In addition to other optimizations, the AMD Ryzen 6000 should consume up to 30 percent less power for video conferences compared to processors of the last generation.
Despite the improved energy efficiency, the Zen 3+ core has the same performance aspects as the existing Zen 3 core.
The Ryzen 6000 series has up to eight high-performance cores, each of which can handle multiple tasks at the same time, to provide 16 threads of computing power. This helps deliver up to 11 percent more single-threaded performance and up to 28 percent faster multi-threaded performance compared to the previous generation.
AMD has also equipped its Ryzen 6000 series with integrated graphics based on the RDNA 2 architecture. The new on-chip graphics unit should offer up to twice as much graphics performance as the last generation. It helps users play the vast majority of PC games in full HD, claimed the Santa Clara, California-based company.
In addition to the integrated graphics, the new Ryzen processors have a completely new integrated display engine. This enables ultra-high resolutions and refresh rates. The new chips should also enable AAA gaming up to 70 percent faster than the competition. In addition, dynamic HDR displays are supported along with AMD FreeSync technology to provide a smooth experience.
The Ryzen 6000 series ships with updated memory controllers and supports DDR5 memory – up to DDR5-5200 and LPDDR5-6400. There is also improved support for peripherals with PCIe 4.0 and USB 4 technologies. In addition, the new Ryzen processors have artificial intelligence (AI) noise cancellation to filter background noise during video calls. The chips also have Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
AMD has claimed that its Ryzen 6000 series chips are the first x86 processors to fully support Windows 11 security features, which come from a built-in Microsoft Pluton security processor. The processors also incorporate AMD’s proprietary security features, including AMD Secure Processor and AMD Memory Guard.
In addition to the regular Ryzen series, AMD offers the Ryzen PRO 6000 series, which is aimed at corporate customers and IT decision-makers. The chips are based on the Zen 3+ architecture and the 6 nm process and are equipped with new technologies, including a security suite, management tools and enterprise-grade stability and reliability, according to the company.
Lenovo will be the first manufacturer to bring the new ThinkPad Z business notebook based on the processors of the AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 series onto the market. The new laptop will debut this spring.
The first laptops with the regular AMD Ryzen 6000 series will come from companies like Asus, Dell and HP from February. The chip manufacturer is aiming for more than 200 consumer and commercial notebooks based on the 2022 Ryzen portfolio.
AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors
Aside from the Ryzen 6000 series, AMD announced at its CES 2022 keynote that it will be working on the Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. The new processors are based on the company’s latest CPUs with Zen 4 architecture and are compatible with the brand new AMD socket AM5. The Ryzen 7000 series is coming in the second half of the year. It will take on Intel’s 12th generation ‘Alder Lake’ laptop and desktop CPUs, which were also unveiled at this year’s CES.
AMD also announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D desktop processor, which is reportedly the fastest gaming processor in the world and delivers full HD gaming (1080p) an average of five times faster than the competition on select titles. The octa-core chip is based on the Zen 3-core architecture and has a boost frequency of up to 4.5 GHz, together with 100 MB total cache and 105 W thermal design power (TDP).
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be available later in spring 2022 for the AM4 socket, the company said.
Expansion of the AMD Radeon RX 6000M series, Radeon RX6000S mobile graphics
AMD has also expanded its Radeon RX 6000M series of mobile graphics processors to include the Radeon RX 6850M XT, Radeon RX 6650M XT, Radeon RX 6650M, Radeon RX 6500M and Radeon RX 6300M mobile graphics, as well as the Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 Graphics cards for desktop PCs. The company has also launched the Radeon RX 6800S, Radeon RX 6700S, and Radeon RX 6600S as part of its Radeon RX 6000S graphics line.
The new Radeon graphics processors are based on the AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture and are equipped with AMD Infinity Cache memory and GDDR6 memory. The graphics solutions also support Microsoft Windows 11 and Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate as well as the upscaling technology AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR).
Laptops based on the new AMD Radeon RX 6000M and Radeon RX 6000S series will debut in the first quarter. The ROG Zephyrus G14 will be the first 14-inch AMD Advantage laptop to be powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS APU and up to an AMD Radeon RX 6800S GPU. It will arrive later in the quarter. In addition, the Alienware m17 R5 will also debut as an AMD Advantage laptop with up to an AMD Ryzen 6980HX APU and up to an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU, which will go on sale in Q2.
The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics cards, on the other hand, will be available from January 19 from board partners such as ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston – manufactured systems by PC manufacturers and system integrators from the first quarter. In addition, prefabricated systems with AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards will be available in stores from the first half of the year.
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