At CES 2022, AMD focused on a few new launches. These included new AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile CPUs with the new Zen3+ CPU cores and RDNA2. AMD also has a new platform for its mobile APUs and new Radeon GPUs.
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AMD Ryzen 6000 Mobile Processors
The first big announcement is the launch of the AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile CPUs. These new processors now have the Zen 3+ core that AMD says is optimized for efficiency and up to 8 cores. Part of this is also that this is built on a 6nm process. AMD is also adding its new RDNA 2 graphic architecture with up to 12 RDNA 2 compute units.
AMD has USB4 up to 40Gbps in the new platform. AMD is also supporting PCIe Gen4 in this generation. The new platform has DDR5 and LPDDR5 support as well. Overall, this is a big upgrade to the platform.
One of the biggest new features is the Microsoft Pluton security suite. AMD has had features like SEV and memory encryption for generations, but Pulton is a broader effort to secure the entire PC. You can read more about Microsoft Pluton here.
In terms of performance, AMD says that it is getting 11-28% more performance on the APU’s CPU cores.
AMD says that the new graphics is 50% larger than the previous generation as well.
AMD also says that its APU gaming is now possible. This is something that we have heard for almost a decade. AMD says the new chips will arrive in notebooks starting in February.
AMD GPU Launches
Along with the new CPUs, AMD has a few new RX 6000 series GPUs. One new line is the RX 6000S for lighter notebooks.
We are not going to cover this in too much depth, but AMD also has a new Radeon RX 6500XT GPU coming out.
This is a lower-end solution at the $199 price point designed to take on GPUs like the NVIDIA GeForce 1650. Our sense is that the pricing and availability for most of our readers are not going to align with the slide.
So let us just say it: we are ready for something like the Ryzen Pro 6000GE versions to come to the 1L corporate desktop PC market we cover in the Project TinyMiniMicro series. It seems like this would be a big upgrade assuming DDR5 becomes more available and lower in price.
We also now have up a piece on the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D new Ryzen 7000 series with the AM5 platform.