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AMD Ryzen 6000 Series Bring Laptop Battery Life the Competition Can Only Dream Of

Wendy_Wong
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The AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors for mobile announced at CES 2022 brought much anticipated excitement to global laptop consumers who were waiting in anticipation for the world’s best mobile processors with battery life the competition can only dream of7. These processors have already proven that they’re the most desirable option for gamers, content creators, and everyday users who need the ultimate combination of performance and mobility. Let’s recap the Ryzen 6000 series processor’s incredible strengths:

  • The Top Spot on the MobileMark 2018 battery life benchmark1:
    The new Zen3+ architecture, updated with over 50 modifications and built on industry-leading 6nm process technology to optimize battery life, has proven itself as the leading processor architecture for mobile platforms5. In fact, the Ryzen 7 PRO 6800U has demonstrated up to an astonishing 29 hours of video playback on battery2.
     
  • The highest performance you can get in an ultrathin Windows 11-based laptop3
    Extremely high performance-per-watt combined with the Incredible speed of 8 high performance cores delivers the scalable speed that demanding mobile users need.

  • For the first time, play virtually any game with built-in graphics4:
    AMD Ryzen 6000 processors incorporate new Radeon 600M graphics with RDNA® 2 technology to deliver true, playable game performance in ultrathin laptops without a dedicated discrete graphics card.

  • An incredibly advanced platform designed for the future:
    An all-new platform that includes cutting-edge USB® 4, PCIe® 4.0, DDR5/LPDDR5 memory, the only processor security to fully support Windows 11 security features5, and more.

 “With each iteration of AMD Ryzen™ we start from the drawing board in silicon design to deliver a premium customer-first experience.” Jason Banta, CVP Product Management adds, “AMD Engineering teams, work relentlessly along with our OEM partners, to optimize our collective approach in bringing the most premium laptops to market.”

This premium focus has lead AMD to partner with the top laptop manufacturers to create some of the most desirable laptops in the world. And consumers are now getting access to some examples of this collaboration with new thin, light laptops.

For example, the newly released ASUS ZenBook S 13 OLED, updated this year with the AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800U, delivers up to 45% faster graphics, 27% quicker 3D rendering, and 18% faster office productivity than a laptop equipped with Intel’s latest 12th Gen Core i7-1260P 6. And all of this productivity lives in the ZenBook’s incredibly thin 14.9mm Z-height and astonishingly light 2.2 lb form factor – the world’s lightest 13.3” in 2.8k OLED convertible laptop. Despite it’s diminutive size, the built-in Radeon™ 680M graphics are capable of playing Godfall™ at 60 frames per second (with AMD’s FSR technology enabled), and it can game offline on battery for more than 5 and a half hours6.

The upcoming Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 PRO X (late June 2022) is another game-changing laptop. It’s thin, light form factor holds the advanced Ryzen™ 7 6800HS Creator Edition processor, with eight high-performance cores capable of working 16 concurrent threads, designed to enhance mobile creativity with the power to complete demanding tasks quickly. And thanks to Radeon™ 680M graphics, it can play as well as it creates, with excellent performance in demanding AAA and competitive eSports games.

Delivering great experiences isn’t just for the premium gaming and content creator consumers, though, as AMD has committed to elevate all user experiences. At Computex 2022, a new line-up of entry-level processors, codenamed “Mendocino”, have been announced. These processors offer a scalable solution for Small-to-Medium Business, Mainstream, and Education (for both Windows and Chrome) markets. With up to four ‘Zen2’ cores and eight processing threads, with integrated RDNA® 2 graphics, and up to an efficient 15W TDP, these processors come equipped with proven technology to redefine the expectation of what an everyday laptop can do. Enhanced features, such as, smart power optimizations, are designed to deliver even longer battery life. In fact, we expect over 10 hours of battery life from everyday laptops that cost as little as $399, powered by the AMD ‘Mendocino’ processor.

So stay tuned for a lots of innovation coming over the horizon on AMD Ryzen™ processors, with over 200 platforms coming to market in 2022.

Footnotes:

  1. As of 5/20/2022, the top result in MobileMark 2018 is held by a laptop powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor. See results on the MobileMark 2018 website here: https://results.bapco.com/results/benchmark/MobileMark_2018
  2.  Based on testing by AMD Labs as of 4/11/22.  Battery life evaluated in hours of continuous 1080p local video playback with a HP Elitebook 865 configured with an AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U processor, 76 WHr battery, 150 nit screen brightness. Actual battery life will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and use.  RMP-39
  3.  Based on testing by AMD as of 12/14/2021. Creator and productivity performance based on Cinebench R23 nt leadership on ultrathin Windows 11 based laptops using the following processors: Ryzen 7 6800U (15W), Ryzen 7 5800U (15W) and Intel Core i7-118G57 (28W) processor. Performance may vary. RMB-4
  4. Based on testing by AMD as of 12/14/2021. The integrated graphics performance of Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors can get up to 45 FPS average in the majority of 11 tested PC game titles at 1080p resolution with low settings, a threshold no other integrated graphics processor has reached before, including Intel Iris Xe graphics, and Ryzen™ 5000 Series graphics. RMB-7
  5. As of January 2022, only AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors include the Microsoft Pluton security processor, while AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors and Intel's latest 11th and 12th Gen processors do not. RMB-24
  6. Based on node size as of February 2022. GD-203
  7. Testing as of May 5, 2022, by AMD Performance Labs using an ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (Ryzen 7 6800U CPU, 32GB LPDDR5-6400, Samsung CL4-4D1024-Q79 NVMe 1TB, 21.40 graphics driver, Windows 11 build 22000.652, BIOS 306) versus MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo (Intel Core i7-1260P, 2x8 LPDDR5-6400, 30.0.101.1369, Micron MTFDKBA512TFH NVMe 512GB, Windows 11 build 22000.596, BIOS 106). 3D graphics performance tested with 3DMark® TimeSpy, 3D Rendering performance tested with Cinebench R23 nT, Office productivity performance tested with PCMark® 10. Results may vary. RMB-73
  8. Testing as of May 5, 2022, by AMD Performance Labs using ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (Ryzen 7 6800U CPU, 32GB LPDDR5-6400, Samsung CL4-4D1024-Q79 NVMe 1TB, 21.40 graphics driver, Windows 11 build 22000.652, BIOS 306). Godfall tested at 1920x1080 with low image quality preset, FidelityFX Super Resolution set to "Quality" mode, and DirectX® 12 enabled. The stated framerate is an average FPS score. Results may vary. RMB-74