Before Ryzen mobile processors got introduced, laptops came with just two and, on rare occasions, four-core CPUs. Today, both Intel and AMD offer high-core CPUs with iGPUs that can actually run modern video games.
However, this jump in performance has not stopped either company from creating even faster processors.
Ryzen 6000 is AMD’s next generation of mobile processors based on a Zen 3+ architecture. This 6000 series are exclusively for laptops (for now), while the desktop series will skip this number and go straight to 7000.
With the information available online, whether through leaks, rumors, or official releases, we’ve created this article explaining Ryzen 6000.
During CES, AMD announced that Ryzen 6000 laptops should start shipping in February 2022.
And they did, with one of the first laptops being the ASUS Zephyrus G14 paired with a flagship Ryzen 9 6900HS. One of the best, if not the best AMD laptop.
Throughout 2022, supposedly, there will be more than two hundred different laptops models Ryzen models available. A promising launch for AMD.
It’s also possible that Ryzen 6000 CPUs may release as desktop APUs later in 2022.
Zen 4 mobile chips may also release in 2022, but they’ll probably go under the Ryzen 7000 (or even 8000) name, so that’s for a different article.
AMD’s CES 2022 keynote did not share a lot about the next generation of desktop processors, but they certainly shared enough for Ryzen 6000.
The first impressive upgrade over the previous generation of mobile processors has to be the jump to a Zen 3+ architecture.
Both desktop and laptop Zen 3 CPUs were quite efficient, competitive, and offered good value, so getting an upgrade on that will surely bring considerable improvements.
What will make these processors even more powerful is that they’ll be fitted with an RDNA 2 GPU. And with the success of the RX 6000 GPUs (which is based on RDNA 2), you can imagine that the iGPU will deliver legitimate gaming performance.
If you’re interested in getting a Ryzen 6000 system in 2022, take a look at this table of all the SKUs that will release.
Here’s the H-Series of Ryzen 6000 processors:
|AMD Model||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Max Boost||L2+L3 Cache||GPU Boost Clock (Cores)||Node Process||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 6980HX||8/16||3.3 GHz||5.0 GHz||20 MB||2.4 GHz (12)||6nm||45W+|
|Ryzen 9 6980HS||8/16||3.3 GHz||5.0 GHz||20 MB||2.4 GHz (12)||6nm||35W|
|Ryzen 9 6900HX||8/16||3.3 GHz||4.9 GHz||20 MB||2.4 GHz (12)||6nm||45W+|
|Ryzen 9 6900HS||8/16||3.3 GHz||4.9 GHz||20 MB||2.4 GHz (12)||6nm||35W|
|Ryzen 7 6800H||8/16||3.2 GHz||4.7 GHz||20 MB||2.2 GHz (12)||6nm||45W|
|Ryzen 7 6800HS||8/16||3.2 GHz||4.7 GHz||20 MB||2.2 GHz (12)||6nm||35W|
|Ryzen 5 6600H||6/12||3.3 GHz||4.5 GHz||19 MB||1.9 GHz (6)||6nm||45W|
|Ryzen 5 6600HS||6/12||3.3 GHz||4.5 GHz||19 MB||1.9 GHz (6)||6nm||35W|
Here’s the U-Series of Ryzen 6000 processors:
|MD Model||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Max Boost Clock||L2+L3 Cache||GPU Clock (Cores)||Process Node||TDP|
|Ryzen 7 6800U||8/16||2.7 GHz||4.7 GHz||20MB||2.2 GHz (12)||6nm||15-28W|
|Ryzen 5 6600U||6/12||2.9 GHz||4.5 GHz||19MB||2.2 GHz (6)||6nm||15-28W|
|Ryzen 7 5825U||8/16||2.0 GHz||4.5 GHz||20MB||2.2 GHz (8, Vega)||7nm||15W|
|Ryzen 5 5625U||6/12||2.3 GHz||4.3 GHz||19MB||2.2 GHz (7, Vega)||7nm||15W|
|Ryzen 3 5425U||4/8||2.7 GHz||4.1 GHz||10MB||2.2 GHz (6, Vega)||7nm||15W|
Like previous releases, Ryzen 6000 will get Pro variants which supposedly provide much better security features and longer warranty. These are advertised as enterprise models.
Here’s a list of all the Pro SKUs we’ll see in 2022.
As you can see, there’s no real difference in specifications. But, Pro variants usually come from the highest yielding wafers, so, they should have much better long-term reliability than standard Ryzen CPUs.
We also have some information regarding the Zen 4 mobile chips, Raphael-H, which are bound to release in 2022. These chips will probably come after Rembrandt-H and Phoenix APUs.
We are not sure how these chips will fit in the same year or the differences between Raphael and Phoenix. We guess that Rembrandt-H CPUs will be the first on the market in 2022, followed by Raphael-H and finally by Phoenix.
Currently, leakers believe that Raphael-H CPUs might come without a graphics solution, while Phoenix APUs will have a powerful iGPU.
Allegedly, Raphael-H CPUs will be 65W+ while Phoenix APUs will stay under 45W.
Take this with a pinch of salt because it is all based on a leak by @greymon55.
With preliminary gaming benchmarks looking very tasty indeed, we at theFrequency are very much looking forward to seeing just what these new chips can do. – Stay tuned.
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