This is an exciting time for laptop enthusiasts as we have not seen performance improvements year after year as in the past 12-24 months. At CES 2022, AMD has just unveiled new laptop processors, including the Ryzen 6980HX which has eight cores (16 threads) and a maximum frequency of 5 GHz.
The Ryzen 6000 family has the H-series for high performance and the U-series for ultra-mobility.
AMD can achieve these frequencies thanks to the TSCM 6nm semiconductor process. Updated Zen 3+ architecture allows AMD to increase performance and competitiveness with Intel’s latest 12th gen Core CPU. I can’t wait to see the comparative figures.
According to AMD, the new CPUs offer 11% and 28% performance with one or more threads. When it comes to integrated graphics speed, it’s simply up to 2X faster than the Ryzen 5000 series, thanks to AMD’s newer RDNA 2 graphics architecture.
The new Ryzen 6000 series also has energy-saving features that adjust the chip’s power consumption to suit the task. For example, video conferencing could use up to 30% less power. The overall platform is so efficient that all day video playback is possible on some laptop implementation.
The Ryzen 6000 platform also brings significant system enhancements such as USB 4, PCIe 4 and Wi-Fi 6E. USB 4 is one of the most important aspects, especially for creative users who want to connect many external devices.
While the maximum bandwidth may not be as high as Thunderbolt 4 (Intel technology), USB 4 contributes to closing the gap to a much more bearable level than USB 3.2.
It looks like AMD’s momentum will continue, and the chipmaker is working hard to persuade OEMs to adopt its platform. AMD recently worked with Lenovo on the new ThinkPad Z series by making a specific CPU SKU for that laptop. Ryzen-based products are expected to arrive in February.
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