AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile processors will feature new Zen 3+ cores, RDNA graphics and will be built on TSMC 6nm process. It will enable laptops with DDR5 memory, PCIe Gen 4.0, USB4, Wi-Fi 6E and more.
AMD has unveiled the AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile processors which follow the very successful Ryzen 5000 mobile processors. These new CPUs will feature AMD’s new Zen 3+ cores which are reportedly more power efficient than the previous architecture and will be based on the TSMC 6nm process node. The Ryzen 6000 processors will enable laptops with support for USB4, PCIe Gen 4.0, DDR5 memory, Wi-Fi 6E, Microsoft Pluton security chip, HDMI 2.1 and more. There’s also on-die AV1 decode capabilities on the new processors. Laptops based on the AMD Ryzen 6000 processors will start appearing in the market starting March 2022 from partners such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft.
AMD Ryzen 6000 Series Line-up
As part of the launch lineup, the AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile processor family will consist of 10 SKUs ranging from AMD Ryzen U-Series processors which are design for thin and light form factors, and feature a configurable TDP between 15-28 watts to AMD Ryzen H-series processors that are meant for gaming and creator workloads and are design for a TDP range starting from 45 watts. Between these two extremes lies the AMD Ryzen HS-series processors that are rated for a TDP of 35 watts. The top SKU in the entire line up is the AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX which features 8-Cores and 16-Threads.
AMD RDNA 2 powered RADEON 600M Graphics
Usually, the mobile processors feature integrated graphics that’s based on an older GPU architecture. With the Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, the integrated graphics capabilities will be powered by AMD’s current gen RDNA 2 a.k.a. NAVI microarchitecture. The GPUs will feature 50 per cent larger execution engine scaling up to 12 Compute Units. Each compute unit will feature 2x larger Render Backend and Graphics L2 cache. Moreover, the ALU pipeline can now hit higher frequencies with reduced latency on the control flow pipeline. The Radeon 600M GPUs can hit frequencies of up to 2.5 GHz and with LPDDR5 support, they also have a much wider 1.5x bandwidth. A 28 watt AMD Ryzen 6000 U-series processor can provide up to 2x the performance of a 15 watt AMD Ryzen 5000 U-series processor. It should be noted that this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison.