AMD goes official and announced the latest Ryzen Pro 6000 series laptop processors. The latest Ryzen processors come alongside the refreshed Ryzen Pro 5000 series models. All of these AMD Ryzen processors mainly target business consumers. The Ryzen Pro 6000 series CPUs and the standard Ryzen 6000 processors for consumer laptops were initially shown during the CES 2022 event. Various OEMs like Lenovo, HP, and others will be using these AMD Ryzen Pro processors on their upcoming ThinkPad and EliteBook machines.
AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 series
The all-new AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 series CPUs are based on “Zen 3+” architecture. This architecture manufactures on a 6nm node, and it promises up to 30 percent performance improvements. Furthermore, these AMD Ryzen processors will feature integrated GPUs built using the RDNA2 architecture.
Meanwhile, these AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series mobile processors aim to deliver the best performance and good battery life needed to meet the demands of remote collaboration and productivity. This generation of the Ryzen processors significantly improves efficiency, as it manufactures on a 6nm process.
Zen 3+ architecture
AMD touts an all-day battery life and modern connectivity options during the launch event. Furthermore, these improvements will appeal to the business consumers who have to cater to remote work requirements. With the “Zen 3+” architecture, there are a total of six H series chips (35W-45W) and two U series chips (15W-30W). Both the H-series and the U-series come with support for DDR5 memory, USB 4, Thunderbolt 4, and WiFi 6E.
The newly announced Ryzen Pro 6000 Series models are extremely equivalent to the AMD Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors. To recall, the Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors have already been announced. Meanwhile, these Ryzen 6000 mobile CPUs are for mainstream laptops. Chipset makers also confirm that these “business-ready” CPUs are mainly available for 24-months to the OEMs. These processors will also come with an 18-month software stability commitment. The chip makers will also provide enhanced quality assurance and an ongoing validation process for stability.
AMD has also worked with Microsoft to implement platform-level security, including the Microsoft Pluton framework. Furthermore, the OEM-level security measures can also be implemented, such as Lenovo’s ThinkShield and HP Sure Start. Moreover, these security features will provide recovery and manageability.
HP, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and Dell are the launch partners for the new Ryzen Pro 6000 series CPUs. Meanwhile, Lenovo has announced its ThinkPad Z13 and ThinkPad Z16 laptops exclusively using the AMD Ryzen Pro processors. These Ryzen processors also include the exclusive Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z model. Different OEMs have worked with the chip makers to co-design and engineer these laptops. Meanwhile, the OEMs expect these laptops to offer maximum efficiency.
AMD Ryzen 9 Pro: What’s New?
AMD Ryzen 9 Pro 6950H is the top-end chipset. It features eight CPU cores with multithreading. Furthermore, it attains a peak clock speed of 4.9GHz. Additionally, there is 20MB of total cache memory. At the same time, Ryzen 5 Pro 6650U is the base model. Furthermore, it features six cores and 12 threads with a peak clock speed of 4.5GHz.
The company also announced new affordable Ryzen 5000 and 4000 series processors. The latest AMD Ryzen Pro 5000 models have 15W TDPs. These models get either four, six, or eight cores. However, these models use the older Zen 3 architecture. Meanwhile, we expect these chipsets to appear in the low-cost laptop models.
Improved power efficiency
With the Zen 3+ core architecture, power efficiency improvements have also been realized. The latest AMD Ryzen Pro models are designed on the 6nm manufacturing process. Moreover, these processors also get new chip-level and platform-level power states. Furthermore, there are new firmware enhancements.
Better battery life
With this architecture, the newer chipsets also support LPDDR5 RAM and lower-power displays with panel self-refresh technology. This display technology will also help OEMs to advertise better battery life. AMD claims that up to 35 percent less power is used for video conferencing during the launch. While 32 percent less power is used during video streaming. Furthermore, the exact usage condition and hardware will always affect the figures.
Upcoming laptops with AMD Ryzen Pro processors
Meanwhile, the availability of laptops with newer Ryzen Pro processors will depend on different OEMs. We expect to see these upcoming laptops from the start of Q3, 2022. Additionally, the AMD Ryzen laptop may include HP Elitebook 835, 845, and 865. Lenovo will also bring its ThinkPad Z series, T14, T16, and X13 with the latest Ryzen Pro processors.
According to reports, Microsoft could also use these latest Ryzen Pro CPUs on their upcoming Microsoft Surface models. Moreover, we could also see the next iteration of the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition with the latest AMD Ryzen Pro processor.
During the launch event, AMD states, “This next generation of AMD Ryzen processors for business bring new architecture, new features, and new experiences that accelerate productivity, enhance collaboration, and inspire creativity for professional laptop users,”