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AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX

AMD R9 6900HX

The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX is a processor for big (gaming) laptops based on the Rembrandt generation. The R9 6900HX integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 3+ microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.9 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (16 threads). The chip is manufactured on the modern 6 nm TSMC process. The "X" in the name indicates the overclocking capabilities of the CPU.

The new Zen 3+ is a refresh of the Zen 3 architecture and should not offer a lot of changes. The chip itself however, offers a lot of new features, like support for USB 4 (40 Gbps), PCI-E Gen 4, DDR5-4800MT/s or LPDDR5-6400MT/s, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth LE 5.2, DisplayPort 2, and AV1 decode.

A big novelty is the integrated GPU Radeon 680M, that is now based on the RDNA2 architecture and offers 12 CUs at up to 2.4 GHz. It should be the fastest iGPU of all at the time of announcement.

Performance

The average 6900HX in our database edges out the Core i7-12800H just slightly while, a little disappointingly, not quite managing to leave the 6900HS behind in the dust. Don't get us wrong; this is still a brilliant CPU for your demanding apps and games, as of late 2022. It does lag behind some of the 12th generation Intel Core i9 options, though.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of nearly 90 W, the XMG Neo 15 2022 is among the fastest laptops built around the 6900HX that we know of. It can be at least 20% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 9 series chip has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 45 W with the letter "X" indicating that the user is officially allowed to overclock the thing - leading to an increase in power consumption levels. Either way, a high-performance cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this.

The R9 6900HX is built with TSMC's 6 nm process making for very good, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

SeriesAMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+)
CodenameRembrandt-H (Zen 3+)

Series: Rembrandt (Zen 3+) Rembrandt-H (Zen 3+)

AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX compare3.3 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H compare3.3 - 4.9 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX « 3.3 - 4.9 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS compare3.3 - 4.9 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H compare3.2 - 4.7 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H compare3.2 - 4.7 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H compare3.3 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
Clock Rate3300 - 4900 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology6 nm
Max. Temperature95 °C
SocketFP7/FP7r2
FeaturesDDR5-4800/LPDDR5-6400 RAM (incl. ECC), PCIe 4, MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
GPUAMD Radeon 680M ( - 2400 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/04/2022
Product Link (external)www.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
41.5 pt (58%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 9709     avg: 13307     median: 13497 (13%)     max: 15100 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1516     avg: 1565     median: 1558 (66%)     max: 1616 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 595     avg: 610     median: 610 (68%)     max: 631 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3742     avg: 5162     median: 5306 (13%)     max: 5813 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1588     avg: 2163     median: 2231 (14%)     max: 2411 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 241     avg: 250.1     median: 249 (75%)     max: 261 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 19.01     avg: 23.9     median: 23.9 (31%)     max: 26.44 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.86     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (73%)     max: 3.07 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6405     avg: 7252     median: 6545.5 (40%)     max: 12330 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 32313     avg: 42271     median: 39524 (29%)     max: 67558 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 55915     avg: 69650     median: 70044 (49%)     max: 77450 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 11870     avg: 12332     median: 12239.5 (15%)     max: 12943 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 93.19     avg: 114.7     median: 104.8 (1%)     max: 149.369 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 3.461     avg: 4     median: 3.8 (1%)     max: 4.688 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6795     avg: 6875     median: 6875 (11%)     max: 6980 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 49526     avg: 60091     median: 61333 (35%)     max: 65336 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5090     avg: 5799     median: 5817 (70%)     max: 6070 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 93.25     avg: 115.2     median: 114.5 (40%)     max: 127.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 240.5     avg: 253.9     median: 255.5 (59%)     max: 262.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12.6     avg: 16.7     median: 17 (30%)     max: 18.7 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.857     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (33%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (29%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 9.3     avg: 11.8     median: 11.9 (31%)     max: 13.5 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 360     avg: 416.7     median: 407 (5%)     max: 558 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 212     avg: 238.7     median: 231 (2%)     max: 357 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4627     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (10%)     max: 0.4974 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12154     avg: 13269     median: 13274 (28%)     max: 14115 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.328     avg: 7.9     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 8.567 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.373     avg: 18.8     median: 19.1 (1%)     max: 20.719 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 385.531     avg: 616     median: 661.9 (3%)     max: 692.859 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 38061     avg: 64608     median: 67158 (60%)     max: 72267 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 15855     avg: 18161     median: 17908 (48%)     max: 21036 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 71056     avg: 77629     median: 77862 (63%)     max: 83820 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 68580     avg: 77428     median: 77897 (63%)     max: 84038 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 76107     avg: 80997     median: 80616 (68%)     max: 84711 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 13091     avg: 17827     median: 18435 (47%)     max: 19474 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 18389     avg: 24551     median: 25524 (46%)     max: 27338 Points