AMD Ryzen 6000 Series Release Date, Specifications, Price

Before the release of Ryzen mobile processors, the most powerful CPUs found in laptops had two cores at most. High-core CPUs with integrated graphics (iGPUs) capable of running today’s games are now available from both Intel and AMD.

Both companies have continued to improve upon their already impressive processor speeds despite this performance boost.

AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 mobile processors are built on the Zen 3+ architecture. For the time being, the desktop series will skip the 6000s and proceed right to the 7000s, while the 6000s are reserved for laptops.

This article about Ryzen 6000 was written with the help of publicly accessible data, including leaks, rumours, and official releases.

Release Date

Released in February 2022, the ASUS Zephyrus G14 was one of the first laptops to include a Ryzen 6000 processor. The processor in question was a Ryzen 9 6900HS.

More than 200 different Ryzen laptop models are expected to be available by the end of 2022.

Later in 2022, it’s probable that Ryzen 6000 processors may be made available as desktop APUs.


The transition to Zen3+ architecture is the main improvement for Ryzen 6000 over previous Ryzen mobile CPUs.

Zen 3 CPUs for desktops and laptops were already very efficient, competitive, and offered good value; therefore, an architectural revision will likely deliver even more significant gains.

The RDNA 2 GPU in these processors is a major selling point. You can only imagine the overall performance these iGPUs are capable of providing, given the popularity of the RX 6000 GPUs (which are based on RDNA 2). But about that later on.

Take a look at this table of all the Ryzen 6000 SKUs that will launch in 2022 if you’re thinking about purchasing a system that year.

Here’s the H-Series of Ryzen 6000 processors:

AMD Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Max Boost L2+L3 Cache GPU Boost Clock (Cores) Node Process TDP
Ryzen 9 6980HX 8/16 3.3 GHz 5.0 GHz 20 MB 2.4 GHz (12) 6nm 45W+
Ryzen 9 6980HS 8/16 3.3 GHz 5.0 GHz 20 MB 2.4 GHz (12) 6nm 35W
Ryzen 9 6900HX 8/16 3.3 GHz 4.9 GHz 20 MB 2.4 GHz (12) 6nm 45W+
Ryzen 9 6900HS 8/16 3.3 GHz 4.9 GHz 20 MB 2.4 GHz (12) 6nm 35W
Ryzen 7 6800H 8/16 3.2 GHz 4.7 GHz 20 MB 2.2 GHz (12) 6nm 45W
Ryzen 7 6800HS 8/16 3.2 GHz 4.7 GHz 20 MB 2.2 GHz (12) 6nm 35W
Ryzen 5 6600H 6/12 3.3 GHz 4.5 GHz 19 MB 1.9 GHz (6) 6nm 45W
Ryzen 5 6600HS 6/12 3.3 GHz 4.5 GHz 19 MB 1.9 GHz (6) 6nm 35W

Here’s the U-Series of Ryzen 6000 processors:

AMD Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Max Boost Clock L2+L3 Cache GPU Clock (Cores) Process Node TDP
Ryzen 7 6800U 8/16 2.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 20MB 2.2 GHz (12) 6nm 15-28W
Ryzen 5 6600U 6/12 2.9 GHz 4.5 GHz 19MB 2.2 GHz (6) 6nm 15-28W
Ryzen 7 5825U 8/16 2.0 GHz 4.5 GHz 20MB 2.2 GHz (8, Vega) 7nm 15W
Ryzen 5 5625U 6/12 2.3 GHz 4.3 GHz 19MB 2.2 GHz (7, Vega) 7nm 15W
Ryzen 3 5425U 4/8 2.7 GHz 4.1 GHz 10MB 2.2 GHz (6, Vega) 7nm 15W

Ryzen 6000, like its predecessors, will come in a “Pro” version with enhanced protections and a longer guarantee. Enterprise models are what you’ll hear them referred to as in marketing.

We have compiled a list of every Pro SKU that will be available in 2022.

Specs-wise, there is clearly no discernible difference. Pro variants, however, are often sourced from the best yielding wafers, thus they should be more durable over time than regular Ryzen CPUs.

Here’s a list of some high-end Ryzen 6000 laptops:

  • ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV301 – Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • ASUS ROG Flow X13 GV601 – Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • 2022 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402 – Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • 2022 Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 – Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • Corsair Voyager a1600 – Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • 2022 Lenovo Legion Slim 7 – Ryzen 9 6900HX
  • 2022 Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X – Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • 2022 Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 16 – Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • 2022 Razer Blade 14 – Ryzen 9 6900HX

Also consider checking out ASUS’ new Zenbook Pro 17 combined with a Ryzen 9 6900HX or the Lenovo ThinkPad T16 that’often receives some major reductions.

When it comes to Ryzen 6000 laptops, the Lenovo Legion 5 with a Ryzen 5 6800H and an RTX 3060 is well regarded on Amazon.


This AMD PowerPoint shows a Ryzen 6800U equipped with a 12 CU RDNA 2 GPU, which is significantly quicker than the Intel XE iGPU in the i7-1165G7 and the Nvidia MX450.

With Doom Eternal, the Ryzen 6800U’s integrated graphics processing unit (iGPU) is up to three times faster than that of the Nvidia MX450 and the Intel i7-1165G7. Since the GPU will be using the system’s DDR5 memory, this is amazing but not surprising. We’ll go back to that in a bit.

First-hand benchmarks from AMD’s marketing department; now let’s have a look at some outside proof.

Currently, the Zephyrus G14 is the most exciting product to pair with an AMD Ryzen 6000 series processor. Let’s see if the 2022 model of this laptop is just as good as the 2018 model, which has broken every record imaginable over the past few years.

From what I can tell from reading evaluations, the G14 is noticeably quicker than the Ryzen 5900HS.

Just by looking at this picture, we can see that the 2022 G14 is significantly more potent than its predecessor. However, the 2022 model has a more powerful graphics processing unit (RX 6800S).

Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, though, are about more than just speed. In fact, their primary benefit is reduced energy consumption. Power efficiency is a key selling point for AMD, and the company has been touting a 2.5x improvement over Intel’s Alder Lake processors.

When Linus Tech Tips put the Zephyrus G14 through its paces, they found that it required far less energy than the competition (in certain situations).

Check out this time-stamped video demonstrating the low power consumption of the Ryzen 6900HS:

The Intel i9-12900HK and the Ryzen 6900HS were both put to their power limits for this evaluation.

Power consumption has no effect on performance between the two CPUs. In contrast to Intel’s CPU, AMD’s offers significantly better speed at lower power consumption levels (40W, 30W, and even 25W).

Comparing the 6900HS to the i7-12700H, ComputerBase found that it had significantly better power efficiency.

Here’s ComputerBase’s results table of the various tests:

Computer Base 6900HS table.

The longevity of the new generation was ultimately double that of the G14 generation. Batteries in both computers are identical in size. This is a truly remarkable example of energy efficiency.

From this benchmark, it’s easy to deduce that the i9’s integrated graphics processing unit (iGPU), the Iris Xe, is significantly inferior than AMD’s iGPU. It’s safe to say that Forza Horizon 5 is nearly twice as quick as its predecessor.

To demonstrate the RDNA 2 iGPU’s prowess, we present a Gears 5 benchmark.

The 6900HS graphics processing unit (GPU) is 35% quicker than the Intel XE iGPU in the 12700H. Amazing gains in efficiency, indeed.

The Ryzen 9 6900HS is an extremely potent CPU with an equally quick GPU, but the i9-12900HK is more efficient overall.

The 45W TDP, 4.9 GHz boost-capable Ryzen 9 6900HX is the most potent Ryzen CPU currently available.

But what about the low-powered CPUs?

Fortunately, as we can see in this video by Hardware Unboxed, even the CPUs with lower TDP are quite competitive. The Ryzen 6800U, which has a 25W TDP, competes favourably with Intel’s i7-1260P (28W) and, in some cases, even with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5980HS.

Again, the RDNA 2 GPU outperforms Intel’s iGPU by a factor of nearly two in gaming.

Some H-variants, like the Ryzen 6800H, aren’t up to our standards, though (45W TDP). Its performance is so close to that of the 6800U that an increase of 20W in TDP seems unnecessary.

DDR5 Memory, PCIe 4.0, USB 4, And More

Usually, iGPUs borrow the system’s RAM to use it as VRAM. So, faster RAM means faster GPU performance.

The RDNA 2 iGPU in Ryzen 6000 will make use of DDR5 RAM. As is well-known, DDR5 is a relatively recent innovation that is already quicker than DDR4, with room to grow.

The maximum bandwidth that LPDDR5 could achieve is 6,400 MT/s. In comparison, the maximum speed of LPDDR4X is around 4,200 MT/s.

The Ryzen 6000 platform will support more memory types than just DDR5. PCIe 4.0 will be standard on all new Ryzen laptops, allowing for far quicker transfer rates. Even though it’s a generation behind PCIe (which is included with Alder Lake CPUs and will be launched with Ryzen 7000), gen 4 is more than sufficient for laptops.

The switch to USB 4.0 also significantly improves transfer speeds (up to 40 Gbps).


The cost of these processors is totally up to the makers of laptops. However, due to the wide variety of Ryzen 6000 SKUs, we may expect to see laptops at a wide range of pricing ranges.

Budget gaming laptops, high-end ultraportables with Ryzen 7 6800U, and gaming laptops with Ryzen 9 6900HX.

In comparison to laptops of recent years, those of the preceding generation can be had for $350 and up to $1500.

We’ll keep this post up-to-date with new, high-quality laptops that we think you should check out.

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