AMD today raises the curtain on the Ryzen 6000 professional models, which should be available from May. The focus is not just on significantly higher performance, thanks to additional power-saving mechanisms there are now also notebooks available that make 29 hours of battery life possible.
AMD can currently earn more in the professional environment. Because here, just like in the server area, AMD just came from nowhere, and it also needed much more persuasion in this segment than, for example, in the classic desktop. In this sense, what began with the fans five years ago happened much more slowly. But just as the desktop market has evolved, AMD now expects it to continue in the professional environment as well. Because it really only started here in 2020.
The basic pillars of the Ryzen Pro 6000 are quickly explained: these are basically the same processors that AMD introduced earlier this year for all other market segments. The APUs, called Rembrandt, combine Zen 3 processor cores with an RDNA2 graphics unit, making them the fastest matching solution on the market. ComputerBase has already proven this in the test with the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS.
The model portfolio is ultimately the same as the normal variants almost down to the last detail, many H/HS variants from 35 to 45 watts and more are accompanied by two U models from 15 to 30 watts, rounding out the Barcelo-U APUs. low-end ones like a Ryzen 5000 Pro upgrade also round out the portfolio here.
Of course, AMD sees itself in a very good position compared to Intel’s competition in many applications, which is corroborated by some of its own benchmarks (see photo gallery). But these are not even the true flagship, they are rather two presented laptops and the battery life, which is indicated and measured in the brand of the mobile, among other things. 29 hours and more than 26 hours on the benchmark are extremely good values.
HP and Lenovo will be the first to make their Pro lines public in the coming weeks. The Thinkpad Z with AMD Ryzen 7 6860Z, which has already been announced for CES 2022, will also come from Lenovo. Even today, AMD did not want to announce any details about the exact specifications of this APU, when asked by ComputerBase, at least it was clear that it is a U model that has been adapted. Since there is only one Ryzen 7 U processor, the specs should be very close to the Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U; the numbering with 6860Z already talks about it anyway.
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