AMD announces brand-new Ryzen 6000 notebook APUs
AMD announces a new generation of laptop CPU
This year at CES, Dr Lisa Su, CEO of AMD took to the stage to announce a brand-new entry into their expansive lineup of products, which now includes the 6000 series of Ryzen mobile processors.
With Ryzen and Radeon both, AMD has a significant amount of growth in market share, primarily due to the fantastic gaming performance that they offer, and now Ryzen has matured into the laptop market with several SKUs, with more growing by the day. The SKUs announced at CES include the Ryzen 6000 mobile processors.
These chips are Zen 3+ optimised with RDNA2 6mm modified node from TSMC, as we previously reported in an all-new chip platform. It also features connectivity and USB 4, LPDDR5 and more. 5GHz as we reported, allows for 1.3x performance and 2x faster graphics performance thanks to RDNA2, and all of this is coming with over 24hrs of battery, or so AMD wants to report, thanks to its 6nm node developed by TSMC. This is not a brand-new core, but simply a modified version of Zen 3, instead. Regardless, the purported speeds and improvements are impressive. They have also announced that this comes in partnership with Microsoft Pluton processors to enhance your notebook’s security.
Officially announced Ryzen 6000 CPUs
- AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX, 8 cores, 16 threads, 6nm process node, 16MB L3 and 3MB L2 cache, up to 5GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 8 cores, 16 threads, 6nm process node, 16MB L3 and 3MB L2 cache, up to 4.9GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, 8 cores, 16 threads, 6nm process node, 16MB L3 and 3MB L2 cache, up to 4.7GHz
The Zen3+ core offers both high performance and efficiency for use in many workloads such as gaming, in addition to creative workloads. This efficiency means higher clocks, lower temps and higher speeds. Or, they should do, anyway. This is thanks to a low power state in idle modes, with new power management that learns your patterns of use to gear up for the appropriate workload.
AMD Ryzen 6000 benchmarks
The performance uplift in real terms in 3Dmark shows up to 28% gains on the previous generation processors, which is significant. You can see an image of this below, over a number of other benchmarks from their presentation.
AMD Ryzen 6000 APU gaming performance
We also see significant uplifts thanks to FSR and other technologies in Ryzen 6000 processors. You can see these performance comparisons as shown in the images below. This is impressive, especially when looking at the performance comparisons to Intel’s own offerings, in addition to Nvidia’s budget MX450 offering, which we’re also likely to see upgraded at their own press conference very soon.
AMD Ryzen 6000 release date
These new CPUs will be available in February 2022.
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