Today, AMD detailed its Ryzen Pro 6000 chips, which will make their way to high-end business laptops in Q2. Some of these chips have already been announced as part of HP’s EliteBook 800 G9 series and Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z and T series.
In total, there are six H series chips (35W-45W) and two U series chips (15W-30W), and AMD is keeping three Ryzen Pro 5000 processors around.
All Ryzen Pro 6000 processors are based on AMD’s latest Zen 3+ architecture, which is developed on a 6nm node and promises up to 30% better 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.
Out of the eight new processors, three have six cores and twelve threads, and the other five are all eight-core with sixteen threads.
AMD’s tests claim that the 6850U processor is 1.1x faster than its predecessor at the same 15W TDP, and 1.3x faster at its rated 28W TDP. On the graphics side, the RDNA 2 GPU is 1.5x faster at 15W, and 2.1x faster at 28W.
AMD compared its new U processors against Intel’s 12th-gen 28W P-series and claims the Ryzen Pro 6000 is faster in Cinebench R23 multi-thread, graphics, Passmark 10, PCMark 10, PCMark 10 Extended, and PCMark 10 Productivity, while Intel’s chips are faster at single-core tests.
In terms of battery life, AMD’s testing shows a Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U paired to a 76WHr battery running for 26 hours with 150 nits on MobileMark 2018.
The Ryzen Pro 6000 series are the first x86 chips to have support for Windows Pluton – a level 2 security platform that protects against attacks. Additionally, there’s support for Windows Autopilot, which allows admins to quickly setup new Windows 11 PCs.
AMD’s Ryzen Pro 6000 processors will arrive in Q2 of this year and will be present in a bunch of business laptops.