AMD unveiled its Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors for laptops at CES 2022, based on its Zen 3+ core and paired with integrated graphics based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture. In addition to the Ryzen 6000 series, AMD has announced the launch of its next generation Ryzen 7000 desktop chips based on 5nm process technology. The chipmaker also expanded its Radeon RX6000 series mobile graphics family and introduced the Radeon RX 6000S mobile graphics lineup.
AMD Ryzen 6000 Series
Built on TSMC’s 6nm process technology, AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors are said to be the fastest in the series, with clock speeds of up to 5GHz. The series, codenamed Rembrandt, includes a total of 10 new processors, namely 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 9 698 0 HX, Ryzen 5 6600U and Ryzen 7 6800U.
|AMD Ryzen 5 6600U||6C/12T||Up to 4.5GHz||19MB||15-28W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800U||8C/16T||Up to 4.7 GHz||20MB||15-28W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS||6C/12T||Up to 4.5GHz||19MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 6600H||6C/12T||Up to 4.5GHz||19MB||45W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS||8C/16T||Up to 4.7 GHz||20MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 6800H||8C/16T||Up to 4.7 GHz||20MB||45W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS||8C/16T||Up to 4.9GHz||20MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX||8C/16T||Up to 4.9GHz||20MB||45W+|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS||8C/16T||Up to 5.0 GHz||20MB||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX||8C/16T||Up to 5.0 GHz||20MB||45W+|
The heart of the Ryzen 6000 series is the Zen 3+ core, which aims to deliver energy efficiency using new Adaptive Power Management features. Among other optimizations, compared to the latest generation processors, the AMD Ryzen 6000 consumes up to 30% less power for video conferencing.
Despite the improved power efficiency, the Zen 3+ core has the same performance aspects as the existing Zen 3 core.
The Ryzen 6000 series comes with up to eight high-performance cores, each of which is capable of multitasking to provide 16 threads of processing power. This helps deliver up to 11% more single-threaded performance and up to 28% faster multithreaded performance over the previous generation.
AMD has also equipped its Ryzen 6000 series with integrated graphics based on RDNA 2 architecture. The new on-chip graphics unit is touted to offer up to twice the graphics performance of the last generation. It helps enable users to play the vast majority of PC games in full HD, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said.
Along with integrated graphics, the new Ryzen processors have a new integrated display engine. This allows for ultra-high resolutions and refresh rates. The new chips also enable up to 70% faster AAA gaming compared to the competition. Furthermore, there is support for dynamic HDR displays along with AMD FreeSync technology to provide a smooth experience.
The Ryzen 6000 series comes with updated memory controllers and supports DDR5 memory — up to DDR5-5200 and LPDDR5-6400. There is also updated 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 out 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 that come from an integrated Microsoft Pluton security processor. The processors also have AMD’s proprietary security features, including AMD Secure Processor and AMD Memory Guard.
Alongside the regular Ryzen series, AMD has the Ryzen PRO 6000 series, aimed at enterprise customers and IT decision makers. The chips are built on Zen 3+ architecture and 6nm process and are equipped with new technologies including security suite, management tools and enterprise-grade stability and reliability, the company said.
Lenovo will be the first manufacturer to introduce the new ThinkPad Z business notebook based on AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 series processors. The new laptop will be released this spring.
The first laptops using the regular AMD Ryzen 6000 series will come from companies like Asus, Dell and HP starting in February. The chipmaker intends to have more than 200 commercial and consumer notebooks based on the Ryzen 2022 portfolio.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop Processors
In addition to the Ryzen 6000 series, AMD at its CES 2022 presentation announced that it is working on Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. The new processors will be based on the company’s latest Zen 4 architecture CPUs and will be compatible with the new AMD Socket AM5. The Ryzen 7000 series will arrive in the second half of the year. It will take over Intel’s 12th generation ‘Alder Lake’ laptop and desktop CPUs, which also debuted at this year’s CES.
AMD also announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D desktop processor, considered the world’s fastest gaming processor, delivering an average of five times faster full HD (1080p) gaming on select titles than the competition. The octa-core chip is based on Zen 3 core architecture and has up to 4.5GHz of boost frequency, along with 100MB of total cache and 105W of thermal design power (TDP).
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be available in late spring 2022 for socket AM4, the company said.
AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Expansion, Radeon RX6000S Mobile Graphics
AMD has also expanded its Radeon RX 6000M series mobile graphics processor family, introducing the Radeon RX 6850M XT, Radeon RX 6650M XT, Radeon RX 6650M, Radeon RX 6500M and Radeon RX 6300M mobile graphics, as well as 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 in its Radeon RX 6000S graphics lineup.
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 AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) upscaling technology.
Laptops based on the new AMD Radeon RX 6000M and Radeon RX 6000S series will be released in the first quarter. The ROG Zephyrus G14 will be the first 14-inch AMD Advantage laptop equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS APU and an AMD Radeon RX 6800S GPU. It will arrive at the end of the quarter. Furthermore, the Alienware m17 R5 will also debut as an AMD Advantage laptop powered by an AMD Ryzen 6980HX APU and an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU that will go on sale from the second quarter.
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics cards, on the other hand, will be available on partner cards including ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston starting January 19th. Additionally, pre-built systems with AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics will go on sale starting in the first half of the year.