AMD Ryzen CPUs in 2022

AMD Ryzen CPUs are at the forefront of AMD’s efforts to challenge Intel’s dominance in the laptop space. Thanks to their Zen 3+ architecture, the new Ryzen 6000 series CPUs made a strong impression on the market in early 2022 with the promise that more will follow later this year when the Zen 4 based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs become available.

At AMDs Product Premiere at CES in early January, they unveiled 13 new laptop CPUs in the Ryzen 6000 and Ryzen 5000 lines. All Ryzen 6000 series chips will be based on the improved 6nm Zen 3+ architecture, while the new Zen 2 Ryzen 5000 series chips will be brought to the newer 7nm Zen 3 process.

Fashion model Cores / Wires Boost Frequency: cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX 8C/16T Up to 5.0GHz 20MB 45W+
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS 8C/16T Up to 5.0GHz 20MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8C/16T Up to 4.9GHz 20MB 45W+
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 8C/16T Up to 4.9GHz 20MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H 8C/16T Up to 4.7GHz 20MB 45W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS 8C/16T Up to 4.7GHz 20MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H 6C/12T Up to 4.5GHz 19 MB 45W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS 6C/12T Up to 4.5GHz 19 MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U 8C/16T Up to 4.7GHz 20MB 15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U 6C/12T Up to 4.5GHz 19 MB 15-28W
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U 8C/16T Up to 4.5GHz 20MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U 6C/12T Up to 4.3GHz 19 MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 3 5425U 4C/8T Up to 4.1GHz 10MB 15W

Quick overview of statistics

Ryzen CPUs are listed first by the product line: Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9. Higher numbers represent a higher CPU level. The second part of the name is the series or generation the chip belongs to and again a higher number indicates a higher performance part. The latter is the CPU suffix, which divides the chip into four groups based on its intended use.

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U-series is for lower wattage, thin and light configurations that don’t require substantial cooling systems and offer longer battery life at the expense of performance.