AMD's CES 2022 lineup leaks, enhanced Ryzen 9 6980HX, Ryzen 9 6900HX, and Ryzen 7 6800H on the cards, including a new Radeon RX 6850M XT laptop GPU
AMD will have a big presence at CES 2022. According to WCCftech, the company will unveil four products, three Zen3+ APUs and one RDNA2-based GPU for notebooks. The APUs include the Ryzen 9 6980HX, Ryzen 9 6900HX, and Ryzen 7 6800H. All of these chips are 8-core 16-thread affairs with TDPs ranging from 35 W to 45 W for the non-HX chip and 45 W+ for the HX chips. Allegedly, the Ryzen 9 6980HX will boost to 5 GHz, while the Ryzen 9 6900HX and the Ryzen 9 6800H will go up to 4.9 and 4.7 GHz respectively.
Furthermore, the APUs will be based on the TSMC’s 6 nm node compared to the Zen3’s 7 nm process. Based on just the process improvement alone, we can imagine a slight performance increase and marginally better power consumption. Rather disappointingly, none of the Zen3+ APUs will be getting the 3D V-Cache. AMD is reportedly reserving 3D V-Cache for desktop CPUs only.
Finally, all three APUs will have integrated RDNA2 Radeon 600M GPUs. We don’t have any information regarding the CU count or the clock speed of these GPUs. While we are on the subject of GPUs, WCCftech also reports that AMD will unveil an RDNA2-based GPU for the notebooks. Dubbed the Radeon RX 6850M XT, the product is a Navi 22 GPU paired with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory, a 175 W TDP, and a 196-bit wide bus. All of these spec bumps result in a reported performance uplift of up to 15% compared to other Navi 22 laptop GPUs.