AMD introduced the 6nm Ryzen Pro 6000 processor
AMD today detailed the Ryzen Pro 6000 chips that will appear in high-end business laptops in the second quarter. Some of these chips have already been announced as part of the HP EliteBook 800 G9 series and the Lenovo ThinkPad Z and T series.
The Ryzen Pro 6000 processors are based on AMD's latest Zen 3+ architecture, which is designed on a 6-nanometer node and promises up to 30 percent performance improvement. The Pro 6000 chips are paired with AMD RDNA 2 integrated graphics, providing the biggest improvement over the Pro 5000 series.
Of the eight new processors, three have six cores and twelve threads, while the remaining five are octa-core with sixteen threads.
AMD tests claim the 6850U processor is 1.1 times faster than its predecessor at the same 15W TDP and 1.3 times faster at a nominal TDP of 28W. The RDNA 2 GPU is 1.5 times faster at 15W and 2.1 times faster at 28W.
AMD compared the new U processors to Intel's 28-watt 12th generation P-series processors and said the Ryzen Pro 6000 is faster in the Cinebench R23 multi-threaded test, Passmark 10, PCMark 10, PCMark 10 Extended and PCMark 10 Productivity, while Intel chips are faster in single-core tests.
As for battery life, AMD tests show that the Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U paired with a 76Wh battery lasts for 26 hours at 150 nits on MobileMark 2018.
The Ryzen Pro 6000 series are the first x86 processors to support Windows Pluton, a Level 2 security platform. In addition, there is support for Windows Autopilot, which allows administrators to quickly configure new Windows 11 PCs.
AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 processors will be available in the second quarter of this year and will be installed on several business laptops.
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