CES 2022: AMD Launching Ryzen 6000 Series Mobile Processors
The Wait for a Ryzen CPU with RDNA2 Graphics is Over
During the AMD 2022 Product Premiere event this morning, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su introduced the company’s new mobile processor series built on a 6nm process, with the Ryzen 6000 mobile parts offering Zen 3+ CPU cores, RDNA 2 graphics cores, and an “all-new platform”.
Via the press release:
Today in its 2022 Product Premiere livestream, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced new products that deliver leadership productivity, content creation, and gaming experiences. During the livestream, AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su highlighted over 30 new AMD products, including:
- 20 new AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors with the most powerful on-chip graphics available for notebook PCs.
- Three new AMD Radeon RX 6000S Series GPUs optimized for thin-and-light gaming laptops.
- Five new AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series GPUs for premium gaming laptops.
- The new Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 desktop graphics cards for incredible 1080p gaming.
- Updated AMD smart technologies designed to boost performance and extend battery life on AMD Advantage laptops.
- The forthcoming AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition application featuring the new AMD Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) driver-based spatial upscaling technology.
AMD expects over 200 new premium AMD-powered laptops for consumers, gamers and professionals to be available from leading PC providers in 2022, including over 20 new AMD Advantage laptops designed to deliver best-in-class gaming experiences on the go.
The livestream also introduced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D desktop processor, the industry’s first consumer PC processor to feature 3D-stacked chiplets to deliver a significant increase in gaming performance. Dr. Su also shared a preview of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processor planned to launch in the second half of 2022 based on the next-generation 5nm “Zen 4” CPU core and the new Socket AM5 platform, which features an LGA socket and includes support for PCI-Express 5.0 and DDR5 memory.
Up to 8 Zen 3+ CPU Cores
It all starts with “Zen” architecture, and AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors are built on the updated AMD “Zen 3+” core, optimized to deliver amazing performance-per-watt. These are the fastest AMD Ryzen processors yet, with up-to 5 GHz clock speeds2, up to 1.3 times faster processing speeds, and up to 2.1 times faster graphics then the 5000 Series.
The “Zen 3+” core delivers power and efficiency, through new adaptive power management features that adjust speed quickly, and new deep sleep states that help save on power. Compared to last-generation AMD Ryzen processors, the AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors can use up to 30% less power for video conferencing. This results in incredible battery life with Ryzen 6000 Series processors achieving up to 24 hours of movie playback on a single charge5, all in a cool, quiet laptop.
Featuring up to eight high-performance cores, each one capable of handling multiple tasks at the same time to deliver 16 threads of processing power, AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors bring ultimate performance to ultrathin laptop PCs, with up to 11% more single-threaded performance and up to 28% faster multithreaded performance over the previous generation.
Up to 12 RDNA 2 Compute Units
AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors are also the first mobile processors to feature RDNA 2 architecture-based built-in graphics. With a graphics performance up to twice as fast as the last gen, it’s the world’s first on-chip graphics that can smoothly play the vast majority of PC games in full HD. Ryzen 6000 Series processors have an all-new integrated display engine, allowing for ultra-high resolutions and refresh rates. AMD Ryzen 6000 Series enables up to 70% faster AAA gaming compared to the competition. Dynamic HDR displays are supported, and AMD FreeSync technology keeps things smooth.
Ryzen Mobile Consumer Lineup
Here’s a look at AMD’s 2022 Ryzen mobile consumer product stack:
At the top of the product stack, the AMD Ryzen HX-Series processors provide optimal performance in a thin and lightweight form factor with incredible graphics power. For mainstream consumers looking for performance on-the-go, the AMD Ryzen 6000 U-Series processors offer the perfect blend of performance and efficiency.
A reinvigorated line-up of AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile Series processors, improving performance with the incorporation of “Zen 3” processor technology, is also available for 2022.
A New Platform
Intel may have been the first to introduce support for the latest memory standard, but AMD has jumped into the DDR5 arena with this new platform. Naturally, high-speed wireless is a must, and AMD has teamed up with Qualcomm and MediaTek for “powerful Wi-Fi 6E solutions”, and there will also be PCIe 4.0 and USB4 support.
To complement the power, efficiency, and amazing graphics, the AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors are built on an all-new platform and offer the most innovative technologies and features available.
- Advanced DDR5 memory for faster mobile computing.
- Upgraded peripherals support with PCIe 4.0 and USB4
- AI noise cancellation to filter background noise.
- Powerful Wi-Fi 6E solutions from relationships with Qualcomm and MediaTek.
AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors are the first x86 processors to fully support advanced Windows 11 security features with the integrated Microsoft Pluton security processor, offering a secure system, enabling true chip-to-cloud security. Combined with other leading security features from AMD, such as AMD Secure Processor and AMD Memory Guard, this makes AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors the world’s most innovative x86 processor.
We should begin to see the first laptops powered by the new Ryzen 6000 Series mobile processors next month, as AMD expects OEM partners to begin shipping notebooks in February.
The first laptops powered by AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors are expected to be available by leading OEM partners, such as Asus, Dell, and HP, beginning in February 2022. Throughout the year, AMD expects broad availability of more than 200 consumer and commercial notebooks based on the 2022 Ryzen portfolio.