AMD Announces New Ryzen PRO 6000 Series Processors

Posted on April 19, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Hardware with 5 Comments

AMD announced today its new Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors for business laptops. The new CPUs follow the new Ryzen 6000 Series Mobile processors that the company announced back at CES 2022 in January

AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 PRO Series processors use up to 8 high-performance “Zen 3+” cores and enhanced AMD RDNA 2 graphics, and they’re also the first 6nm processors for business notebooks. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H comes with 8 CPU cores supporting 16 threads and a maximum boost clock speed of up to 4.9Ghz, all with a TDP of 45W.

Thanks to its 6nm process technology, AMD promises big performance and power efficiency improvements compared to the Intel competition. The chipmaker claims to deliver up to 17% faster performance when using Office apps with a Microsoft Teams call in the background, as well as “up to 45% longer battery life for Microsoft Teams conferencing compared to the competition.”

These new CPUs from AMD are also the first x86 processors to integrate a Microsoft Pluton security chip designed to improve security on Windows 11. AMD also promises 18 months of planned software stability, 24 months of planned availability, and enterprise-grade quality assurance process and reliability.

AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors will soon be found in new HP EliteBook and Lenovo ThinkPad models, and other devices. “You’ll find Ryzen PRO inside many other business laptops, Chromebooks, desktops and workstations alike with over 20% more platforms coming in 2022 than last year,” the company said today. You can get more information about AMD’s new Ryzen PRO CPUs on the company’s website.

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5 responses to “AMD Announces New Ryzen PRO 6000 Series Processors”

  1. hellcatm

    Might as well wait, the 7000 Zen 4 CPU's are in pre-production and should be here in the 2nd half of 2022.

    • simont

      True, but if you wat for the newer CPU that is coming out relatively soon, you will never get a new CPU as there will always be the a newer one waiting for you.

      • wright_is

        It has always been that way. If you buy now, a better processor will come along in a few months. The tip has always been, if you really need a new device, buy now, otherwise wait.

        You should be buying a new device, because the old one no longer fulfills your needs to complete your work. If it is just a bit slow, you can push it a little way into the future, if it is crawling along and holds you up all day long, but the best you can afford now, as it will save you time and money immediately.

        • TigerTom

          Wise words. An upgrade should always be based on how much is it costing me in time and therefore cash. If it can still do what you need and is just a bit slow hold off and keep your cash. The caveat here being unless it is totally unsecure.

    • chanms

      I believe those 7000 series are going to be desktop CPUs - at least initially.

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