AMD's new RZ600 Wi-Fi 6E modules are based on MediaTek silicon
AMD has announced new PC component that might be listed alongside the Ryzen processors found in next-gen laptops or desktops. The new RZ600 series of chipsets is designed to confer connectivity of standards up to that of Wi-Fi 6E on the machines.
AMD claims to have worked closely in collaboration with MediaTek for a "seamless" integration with other parts, USB and PCIe modules included. They are intended to co-ordinate processes such as power and sleep modes with Wi-Fi activation states.
These features are facilitated by the new Filogic 330P SoC by MediaTek. It is found in the AMD RZ608, an M.2 2230 module that supports 2x2 Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 via 80MHz channels with a PHY rate of up to 1.2 gigabits per second (Gb/s).
The RZ616, on the other hand, which supports 160MHz Wi-Fi channels, comes in M.2 2230 and 1216 SKUs and is rated for PHY rates up to 2.4Gb/s. Either new RZ600-series module might be found in a new PC soon.