New AMD laptops bring up to 30 hours of battery life

AMD just launched a new line of APUs called the Ryzen Pro 6000. The new chips are said to offer excellent battery life of up to 30 hours.

The company is also releasing a large number of Ryzen Pro 5000 APUs based on a different architecture.


The latest releases from AMD are all made for professionals, as well as for users who simply need top performance from a laptop. The new chips are APUs, meaning they contain both the processor and graphics card. The Ryzen 6000 Pro series is based on the 6nm Zen 3+ architecture combined with the latest RDNA 2 graphics, while the 5000 Pro series is built on the 7nm Zen 3 process and instead comes with Vega graphics.

The lineup will be segmented, with the H-series laptops delivering maximum performance with higher power consumption ranging from 35 to 45 watts, and the U-series focusing heavily on balancing clock speeds and keeping it low. wattage. U-series laptops will offer a much more modest power consumption, ranging between 15 and 35 watts.

The Rembrandt-based 6000 Pro series offers an improvement in both battery efficiency and overall performance compared to the Cezanne Ryzen Pro 5000 series. AMD promises to deliver a whopping 30 hours of battery life on laptops with the Ryzen 7 Pro 6850 APU, and this includes more than just the most basic of tasks – AMD specifically mentioned video playback as well.

AMD shared a few slides on the processors, comparing the Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U to the Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U at the same low power (15 watts) and the 5850U at 15 watts versus the 6850U model at 28 watts. The performance gain is evident when it comes to both CPU and GPU performance, although the biggest boost is found in the graphics card.


Unsurprisingly, the 6850U is the undeniable winner in these tests, which AMD itself ran in a number of benchmark programs, including 3DMark for the GPU. The GPU performance of the APU has proven to be excellent, beating the Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U by 50% at base power consumption and by 110% at max TDP. The CPU gains are not that substantial, but still remarkable.

As shared by Wccftech, the lineups include several APU models, ranging from the high-end Ryzen 9 Pro 6950H with eight cores, 16 threads and a boost clock of up to 4.9GHz paired with the Radeon 680M, to the more budget-friendly Ryzen 5 Pro 6650U with Radeon 660M graphics. However, since these laptops will be made for the premium segment, it’s possible that even the lower offerings won’t come cheap.

AMD has collaborated with HP and Lenovo in creating these laptops, and we can expect new Lenovo ThinkPads and ThinkBooks, as well as HP EliteBooks and ProBooks, to hit the market soon. No official dates and prices have been shared yet.

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