AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U relegates Intel Core i7-1260P to also-ran status in early benchmark appearance as Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U also shows some teeth
The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U and Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U have popped up on PassMark’s synthetic benchmark site. The business-oriented chips that will be used in thin and light laptops churned out good single-thread scores and even better multi-test scores (CPU Mark test suite) that will have globe-trotting AMD business users frothing at the mouth. Both the Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U and Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U rely on a typical TDP of 28 W (15-30 W) while the former has two more cores than the latter (8C/16T vs. 6C/12T).
The lower-end Zen 3+ part offered a good enough generational improvement over the Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, with +10.67% and +21.06% gains in single-thread and multi-test, respectively. It’s worth keeping in mind that the older processor has a lower typical TDP of 15 W, so considerable gains are to be expected. The Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U also outgunned Intel’s rival 28 W, 12C/16T processor, the Core i7-1260P. Here, the single-thread advantage was only +3.75% but the CPU Mark advantage was a healthier +13.20%.
However, when it comes time for the Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U to shine, the Intel rival is left searching for its sunglasses. The Ryzen PRO 6000 "Rembrandt" processor comes up with scores of 3,442 points (single) and 24,352 points (multi), enough for a credible +12.04% lead over the i7-1260P in the former benchmark and a whopping +47.82% ahead in the latter. Unsurprisingly, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U also looks formidable against its predecessor, the 15 W Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U, with +12.01% (single) and +37.96% (multi) differences recorded based on two samples (high margin for error) so far.