Although there are still a couple of days left, It seems that AMD has wanted to advance the celebration of the MagiWell, at CES 2022 it has arrived with its saddlebags full of news and eager to surprise. The result of this is that we have seen such a volume of novelties, which are especially limited to both processors and integrated as well as graphic adapters, those of the key points of the Santa Clara technology. Let’s now look at the first ones.
The most remarkable novelty has been, without a doubt, the presentation of the long-awaited Ryzen 6000 for laptops, the new generation of APUs that comes not only with an important leap in terms of performance, but also with multiple novelties underlying said improvement and that, in addition to confirming the AMD roadmap, give us a most interesting sample about what we can expect in the future on this platform.
Manufactured in six nanometers, the most remarkable thing about the integrated ones of the Ryzen 6000 family is that, from their hand, comes a highly anticipated technology in the world of laptops: RDNA 2, which marks the farewell of the already very veteran Vega. In this sense, therefore, we can expect a more than substantial increase in the performance of the graphics section of these integrated with respect to those of its predecessor, the 5000 series, a leap that AMD itself quantifies in that the performance is doubled. .
But the performance jump is not only produced in the graphics section. Regarding CPU tasks, the increase can reach 11% in thread (single thread), which scales up to 28% if we talk about multiple processes (multi-thread), thanks to the Zen 3+ core architecture. which debuts in notebooks in this 6000 series of AMD Ryzen APUs.
However, the increase in the performance of the integrated would not be complete if, from his hand, the support for new technologies did not also come, which would bring this improvement to the rest of the system. In the case of the AMD Ryzen 6000 series probably the most notable improvement is the advent of DDR5 memory support and upgrade component and peripheral support with PCIe 4.0 and USB 4plus next-generation wireless connectivity with WiFi 6E. With this combination, AMD ensures that it is able to get the most out of next-generation components and peripherals.
Not everything is performance, of course, AMD has also worked on efficiency and, consequently, its proposal in this regard points out that, with an optimal configuration and for a certain type of use, the autonomy of the most efficient teams could reach 24 hours.
They have also announced iInteresting New Features in the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series for Desktops and Laptops, among which undoubtedly the Ryzen 7 5800X3D for desktop stands out, built using 3D V-Cache technology, which allows cache modules to be stacked vertically in the package, thus allowing a greater amount of memory to be added without having to increase the horizontal dimensions of the same.
Thus, the presentation of AMD has brought us 13 new laptops, ten of them corresponding to the Ryzen 6000 series, and another three from the 5000 family.
AMD Ryzen 6000 series
|Model||Cores / Threads||Max frequency||Cache||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 6980HX||8/16||Up to 5.0 GHz||20 MB||45W +|
|Ryzen 9 6980HS||8/16||Up to 5.0GHz||20 MB||35W|
|Ryzen 9 6900HX||8/16||Up to 4.9GHz||20 MB||45W +|
|Ryzen 9 6900HS||8/16||Up to 4.9GHz||20 MB||35W|
|Ryzen 7 6800H||8/16||Up to 4.7GHz||20 MB||45W|
|Ryzen 7 6800HS||8/16||Up to 4.7GHz||20 MB||35W|
|Ryzen 7 6800U||8/16||Up to 4.7GHz||20 MB||15-28W|
|Ryzen 5 6600H||6/12||Up to 4.5GHz||19 MB||45W|
|Ryzen 5 6600HS||6/12||Up to 4.5GHz||19 MB||35W|
|Ryzen 5 6600U||6/12||Up to 4.5GHz||19 MB||15-28W|
As you can see, the focus has been on the top of the range, that is, on the Ryzen 9 series, with four integrated 6000 series with eight cores and 16 threads, 20 megabytes of cache and that we can actually divide into two blocks, formed by the HX variants (more suitable for overclocking) and the HS variants of the AMD Ryzen 9 6980 and Ryzen 9 6900, a difference that you can see by checking the difference in the TDP of both variants.
Next, if we continue exclusively with the 6000 series, we find three variants of the AMD Ryzen 7 6800 With eight cores and 16 threads, the 6800H that focuses on performance, the 6800HS, which seeks a better balance between performance and efficiency and the Ryzen 7 6800U, which with a TDP of between 15 and 28 watts puts its focus on the efficiency. And to close the 6000 series proposals, we find three variants of the AMD Ryzen 5 6600 with six cores and 12 threads: the high-performance 6600H version, the balanced Ryzen 5 6600HS and the efficient 6600U.
Ryzen 5000 series
|Model||Cores / Threads||Max frequency||Cache||TDP|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5825U||8/16||Up to 4.5GHz||20 MB||15W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5625U||6/12||Up to 4.3GHz||19 MB||15W|
|AMD Ryzen 3 5425U||4/8||Up to 4.1GHz||10 MB||15W|
But, as I indicated earlier, tThere are also novelties belonging to the 5000 series. Specifically, we find three integrated, the Ryzen 7 5825U with eight cores and 16 threads, the Ryzen 5 5625U with six cores and twelve threads and the Ryzen 3 5425U, with four cores and eight threads. These three integrated have the focus on efficiency, with a TDP of only 15 watts.
The great novelty, as regards desktop is, as we have already told you before, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, with its overwhelming 100 megabytes of cache memory (L2 + L3). Undoubtedly, this enormous volume of memory should be noted substantially, and it will also allow us to evaluate the full real potential of 3D V-Cache.
|Model||Cores / Threads||Max frequency||Cache (L2 + L3)||TDP|
|Ryzen 7 5800X3D||8/16||Up to 4.5GHz||100 MB||105W|
This speaking of the present, because we have also been able to take a look at the future, and it is that technology has anticipated what we can expect for the next few months. And without a doubt the most remarkable thing is the long-awaited confirmation of the Zen 4 architecture and the Ryzen 7000 series, which will be released in the second semester of this year, and from whose hand will come AM5, the new socket for the processors of this new generation.
The other ad is the Ryzen PRO 6000 series, a product line where performance meets advanced security features, management tools, and enterprise-grade stability and reliability. As you can deduce from this, they will be used in systems especially aimed at the professional sector, in which these functions are at least as important as performance. His debut will occur with the Lenovo ThinkPad Z, a premium business notebook that will see the light of day next spring.