Ryzen Pro 6000 chipsets were unveiled today by AMD and will be available in high-end business notebooks in the second quarter. HP’s EliteBook 800 G9 series and Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z and T series already use some of these CPUs.
As a result, AMD is keeping three Ryzen Pro 5000 processors in stock, six H series chips (35W-45W) and two U series chips (15W-30W).
On a 6nm node, the Zen 3+ architecture of Ryzen Pro 6000 CPUs can provide up to 30 percent greater performance. The Pro 6000 chips are paired with AMD’s RDNA 2 built-in graphics, which bring the biggest improvement over the Pro 5000 series.
To be more specific, only three of the new chips are 6-core and 12-thread machines, while the other five are 8-core and 16-16 thread machines.
At the same 15W TDP, AMD claims the 6850U CPU is 1.1 times quicker than its predecessor, and it is 1.3 times faster at the 28W TDP it is rated at. The RDNA 2 GPU is 1.5 times quicker at 15W and 2.1 times faster at 28W in terms of graphics performance.
AMD says that the Ryzen Pro 6000 is quicker in Cinebench R23 multi-thread, graphics, Passmark 10, PCMark 10, PCMark 10 Extended, and PCMark 10 Productivity than Intel’s 12th-generation 28W P-series processors, but Intel claims that their chips are faster in single-core testing.
AMD’s testing showed that a Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U combined with a 76WHr battery can operate for 26 hours on MobileMark 2018 with 150 nits of brightness.
Introducing the Ryzen Pro 6000 series, the first x86 processors to enable Windows Pluton, Microsoft’s level 2 security platform. As a bonus, administrators can take advantage of Windows Autopilot, which makes it easy to set up new Windows 11 computers.
When AMD releases its Ryzen Pro 6000 processors in Q2 this year, they will be found on a variety of business laptops.