AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile processors to launch with up to 8 CPU cores and RDNA 2 GPUs but no Thunderbolt 4 support
Not only has VideoCardz leaked AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6000 refresh, but it has also revealed the company's plans for its Ryzen mobile series. As the screenshot below shows, AMD will announce new H-series and U-series processors, with a greater emphasis placed on the former rather than the latter. However, AMD will not constrain either series to a specific TDP.
Instead, the company will continue to sell H, HS and HX chips under the H-series with 35 W, 45 W and 45 W+ TDPs. Similarly, two of the new U-series processors will offer between 15 W and 28 W TDPs. Only the Ryzen 5 6600U and Ryzen 7 6800U will rely on Zen 3+ cores that AMD bases on a 6 nm node of the new U-series. Additionally, only Zen 3+ processors will feature RDNA 2-based iGPUs. Also, AMD's Ryzen mobile portfolio still peaks at 8 cores and 16 threads.
Seemingly, AMD has developed three new iGPUs that it distinguishes with GPU core count and clock speeds. Specifically, the Ryen 5 6600U, Ryzen 5 6600HS and Ryzen 5 6600H have 6-core iGPUs clocked at 1.9 GHz. By contrast, the Ryzen 7 6800U, Ryzen 7 6800HS and Ryzen 7 6800H have 12-core iGPUs that can boost to 2.2 GHz. Finally, all Ryzen 9 SKUs have 12-core GPUs with 2.4 GHz boost clock speeds.
Theoretically, these 12-core iGPUs could be more powerful than the upcoming RX 6300M, a 12-core part with a 1.5 GHz boost clock speed (game clock). The RX 6300M also has 2 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and 8 MB of Infinity Cache at its disposal though, albeit with just a 25 W TGP. AMD's new iGPUs will support DisplayPort 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 too, outdoing the RX 6300M in terms of DisplayPort coverage.
The Ryzen 6000 series misses out on Thunderbolt 4 support, but has USB 4 at its disposal with 40 Gbps bandwidth. AMD has included DDR5 and LPDDR5 support though, along with Bluetooth 5.2 Low Energy and WiFi 6E compatibility. AMD will announce more details about the Ryzen 6000 family during its CES 2022 presentation.