Published on January 5th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

AMD Unveils New Ryzen Mobile Processors Uniting “Zen 3+” core with AMD RDNA 2 Graphics in Powerhouse Design

Today, during the 2022 Product Premiere livestream eventAMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the full lineup of new AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors for laptops, bringing the new, highly-efficient and extremely powerful, “Zen 3+” core architecture together with all-new AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture-based on-chip graphics. The new AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors are built using TSMC’s 6nm process technology and deliver unprecedented levels of built-in graphics performance, offering revolutionary 1080p AAA gaming, along with cutting-edge features and superb battery life. AMD also announced the new Ryzen™ 7 5800X3D desktop processor with AMD 3D V-Cache™ technology for elite-level gaming performance that dominates the competition1, and previewed the new Ryzen™ 7000 Series CPU powered by “Zen 4” architecture and using the new AMD Socket AM5.

“AMD is at the forefront of innovation in the PC industry, delivering unmatched experiences for creators, professionals and gamers,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client business unit, AMD. “The new AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors bring remarkable efficiency for impressive battery life, unbeatable built-in graphics and optimized performance to deliver the best AMD has to offer to every type of notebook user.”

AMD Ryzen 6000 Series Processors 

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.3

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.4 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.6

AMD RDNA 2 Architecture-Based Graphics

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.7 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.8 Dynamic HDR displays are supported, and AMD FreeSync™ technology keeps things smooth.

New Platform; New Features

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®.9
  • AI noise cancellation to filter background noise.10
  • 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 processor11, 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.

Product Specification: AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors 2022 Consumer Lineup  

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.

Model Cores/Threads  Boost Frequency2 Cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX 8C/16T Up to 5.0GHz 20MB 45W+
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS 8C/16T Up to 5.0GHz 20MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8C/16T Up to 4.9GHz 20MB 45W+
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 8C/16T Up to 4.9GHz 20MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H 8C/16T Up to 4.7GHz 20MB 45W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS 8C/16T Up to 4.7GHz 20MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H 6C/12T Up to 4.5GHz 19MB 45W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS 6C/12T Up to 4.5GHz 19MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U 8C/16T Up to 4.7GHz 20MB 15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U 6C/12T Up to 4.5GHz 19MB 15-28W
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U 8C/16T Up to 4.5GHz 20MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U 6C/12T Up to 4.3GHz 19MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 3 5425U 4C/8T Up to 4.1GHz 10MB 15W

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.

AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series Processors

Also coming early in 2022, AMD Ryzen 6000 PRO Series processors will continue to build on a long line of firsts, delivering new features and technology that drive premium experience on premium platforms. Built on the AMD “Zen 3+” architecture and 6nm process, AMD Ryzen processors with PRO technologies also offer a suite of security features, manageability tools, and the enterprise-grade stability and reliability that businesses and IT decision makers demand.

Together with AMD, Lenovo will introduce the new ThinkPad Z, an ultra-premium business notebook, featuring AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors, to customers this spring. Lenovo and AMD have collaborated to deliver cutting edge platform design, seamless audio and video performance, maximum responsiveness, enhanced security features from Microsoft Pluton security processor and Lenovo ThinkShield, and a supreme collaboration experience.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Desktop Processor with AMD 3D V-Cache Technology

AMD also announced an upgrade to the award-winning AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors, delivering the first AMD Ryzen processors with AMD 3D V-Cache™ technology to power incredible gaming experiences. Powered by the “Zen 3” core architecture, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D desktop processor is the world’s fastest gaming processer, delivering an average of 5% faster 1080p gaming across select titles than the competition.1

Product Specification: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

Model Cores/Threads Boost Frequency2 Total Cache (L2+L3) TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 8C/16T Up to 4.5GHz 100MB 105W

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be available for Socket AM4 later in Spring 2022.

“Zen 4” Core and Socket AM5

AMD previewed its Ryzen 7000 Series processors, which will be based on the 5nm “Zen 4” architecture and made available in the second half of 2022. To complement Ryzen “Zen 4” architecture CPUs, AMD will also introduce the all-new AMD Socket AM5 to market.
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“Acer’s partnership with AMD allows us to continue to push boundaries for gamers,” said James Lin, General Manger, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Powering our systems with the latest processor technologies enhances the gameplay experience by giving customers the performance they need to play – and win.”

“We are thrilled to power our laptops with the new AMD Ryzen processors to provide gamers incredible visuals and extraordinary performance,” said Shawn Yen, Product Management Director of Gaming Business Unit, ASUS. “Through our partnership with AMD, ASUS strives to offer exceptional user experience and redefine high-performance mobile gaming.”

“Through partnership with AMD, we embarked on a journey to push PC gaming forward in innovation. The end result is a category-defining Alienware laptop that pushes the boundary of performance and smart experience,” said Vivian Lien, Vice President, Alienware. “With the latest AMD Ryzen processor technology powering our Alienware m17/m15 R5 laptops – which includes the most powerful 17-inch AMD Advantage™ gaming laptop in the world – users can expect the gaming performance and power to meet the demands of all modern game titles.”

“Our partnership with AMD strengthens our PC portfolio across segments and helps us to continually deliver more choices of cutting-edge innovations to our customers,” said Luca Rossi, President of Intelligent Devices Group (IDG), Lenovo. “With the increased need for high-quality responsiveness on the go and powerful entertainment experiences while at home, Lenovo is working to further our mission of providing smarter technology for all.”

“We are proud of our deep collaboration with AMD to create devices that deliver more immersive video conferencing experiences for hybrid work,” said Andy Rhodes, global head of commercial systems and displays, HP Inc. “With the latest innovations in processor technology, people can expect a powerful blend of performance, long-lasting battery life, and enhanced features to help people collaborate and create wherever they are.”

“It’s clear that remote work is here to stay, making reliable security – from any device all over the world – more critical than ever before,” said David Weston, director of enterprise and OS security, Microsoft. “After deep collaboration with AMD, we’re proud to have integrated the Microsoft Pluton security processor on AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors, bringing enhanced security to the core of new Windows 11 PCs.”

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Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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