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AMD shows off new hardware at CES 2022

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Today, AMD presented their 2022 Product Premiere at CES 2022 with a pre-recorded session hosted by Dr. Lisa Su.

Here's what they announced

AMD Ryzen 6000 Mobile Processors (APUs). Coming with the Zen 3+ 6nm cores, RDNA 2 graphics, USB4 support, PCI-E Gen 4, DDR5 / LPDDR5 support, WiFi 6 / 6E, BTLE 5.2, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2 and AV1 support with "up to" 24 hours battery life. They will also integrate the Microsoft Pluton security chip and AMD say it's the first APU with hardware raytracing. Another big claim being made is "twice the performance" of Ryzen 5000. Since it supports FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), they also showed off how much of a performance bump it can give. Ryzen 6000 will arrive in February.

Here's the list of their new mobile CPUs:

Model 

 
Cores / Threads  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  19MB 45W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS

 
6C/12T  Up to 4.5GHz  19MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U  
          
 
8C/16T  Up to 4.7GHz  20MB 15-28W  
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U

 
6C/12T  Up to 4.5GHz  19MB 15-28W  
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U

 
8C/16T  Up to 4.5GHz  20MB 15W  
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U

 
6C/12T  Up to 4.3GHz  19MB 15W  
AMD Ryzen 3 5425U

 
4C/8T  Up to 4.1GHz  10MB 15W

A whole load of new mobile gaming GPUs to go with them! The S series is for thin and light laptops, with the M series for more powerful gaming laptops:

  • RX 6800S
  • RX 6700S
  • RX 6600S
  • RX 6850M XT
  • RX 6650M XT
  • RX 6650M
  • RX 6500M
  • RX 6300M

A new lower end desktop GPU, hey one we might even be able to buy! The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT. Available January 19, starting at $199. It will have a max of 4GB GDDR6, a typical power requirement of 107 W, supporting DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC and HDMI 2.1 VRR and FRL. The Radeon RX 6400 was also announced in their press release but they didn't give any other details than saying it's a thing, it also wasn't in their presentation.

In total they claim there will be over 18 new graphics chips releasing in 2022, which will include the mobile models.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is their first processor with their new 3D V-Cache technology. 8 Cores / 16 Threads, up to 4.5GHz Boost / 3.4GHz standard, 64MB AMD 3D V-Cache, 32MB 2D Cache, 105 W TDP and it will slot right into AM4 motherboards. To be available "this spring".

Dr. Lisa Su ended on a preview of their next-gen platform with the 5nm Zen 4. They currently have the AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors running in their labs, and "the performance looks incredible". This will be socket AM5 (LGA 1718) with support for DDR5 and PCI-E Gen 5.

Ryzen 7000 in "on track" to release in the second part of 2022.

“We are excited to start the year launching more than 30 new processors that push the envelope in high-performance computing for every segment of the PC market,” said Dr. Su. “Our newest Ryzen and Radeon processors significantly expand our leadership product offerings, bringing more performance, new features and differentiated experiences to gamers, creators and professionals. 2022 looks to be another exceptionally strong year for the PC industry and for AMD.”

The full event can be seen below:

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Appelsin 4 Jan
What does the integration of a Microsoft “security” chip in the APU entail, and how is that a “good” thing? (Not saying anyone here thinks it is, but apparently AMD must think it is.)


Last edited by Appelsin on 4 January 2022 at 3:19 pm UTC
mirv 4 Jan
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It's intended for sensitive data (normally crypto related) for the usual purposes (e.g signed software validation and authentication). It's aimed at Windows more than anything else, but pretty sure something similar is already on AMD powered consoles.

Good/bad really - good for locking down and preventing unauthorised software changes, bad for the same reasons.


Last edited by mirv on 4 January 2022 at 3:54 pm UTC
chowder 4 Jan
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Hey Liam,
Thanks for the work you put in. I've been a reader for years!
mindedie 4 Jan
Any bets how long it will take until first exploits (dark web or public), patches, mitigation, disable switch etc. start coming out for security chip/feature.
ziabice 4 Jan
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Disappointing, to say the least.

The "new" Radeon RX 6500 XT goes a little better than a Radeon RX 570 (a card from 5 years ago!) for $199, which who know how translate in street price.

I paid my RX 580 with 4GB around €250 (including VAT) in 2018, and it still can handle gaming today at 1080p with medium-high details on most of games...

That Microsoft Pluton is also very problematic: no open source solutions alternatives? Oh, come on!
Quinn 4 Jan
Fantastic write-up, Liam 👍
Quinn 4 Jan
Quoting: ziabiceDisappointing, to say the least.

The "new" Radeon RX 6500 XT goes a little better than a Radeon RX 570 (a card from 5 years ago!) for $199, which who know how translate in street price.

I paid my RX 580 with 4GB around €250 (including VAT) in 2018, and it still can handle gaming today at 1080p with medium-high details on most of games...

That Microsoft Pluton is also very problematic: no open source solutions alternatives? Oh, come on!

Microsoft Pluton might just be the reason I stay with my Zen 3 CPU until it dies.
Shmerl 4 Jan
How is that Pluton different from current TPMs? Though I'm suspicious of MS being involved in it.


Last edited by Shmerl on 4 January 2022 at 4:45 pm UTC
mirv 4 Jan
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Quoting: ziabiceThat Microsoft Pluton is also very problematic: no open source solutions alternatives? Oh, come on!

It's only problematic if it prevents installation of an alternative OS, and there's no indication of this being the case. At all.

Open source drivers might be nice, and could well come along (if they don't already exist), but will only be used for exactly the same purpose.
The PSP already pushed me towards saving for a Talos II, Pluton just confirms that AMD and Intel CPUs are dead to me long term outside of a Libreboot setup.
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