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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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Ardje 4 Jan
USB 4 means thunderbolt 3 support \0/
F.Ultra 4 Jan
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Quoting: ShmerlHow is that Pluton different from current TPMs? Though I'm suspicious of MS being involved in it.

Basically it's TPM but built into the CPU instead of an external chip. The main rationale is that all attacks today against TPM happens in the interface between the CPU and the TPM so moving it into the CPU removes that potential exploit. It's also designed to be able to be have its firmware updated but at the same time designed so the secrets protected by the chip is not made available to the firmware itself.

So this is basically TPM3.0 but with a new fancy name.
Shmerl 4 Jan
Quoting: F.UltraSo this is basically TPM3.0 but with a new fancy name.

I see. Then I guess in theory it shouldn't be better or worse than current TPMs Linux wise.
Appelsin 4 Jan
Quoting: mirvIt'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.

Suspected as much. I would hazard a guess at MS getting to put their chip in as part of a deal for putting more AMD in their Surface gizmos.

To state the obvious, I’m very not interested in having a Microsoft anything in my hardware. It smells of stinkowiff.


Last edited by Appelsin on 4 January 2022 at 8:41 pm UTC
mirv 4 Jan
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Quoting: Appelsin
Quoting: mirvIt'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.

Suspected as much. I would hazard a guess at MS getting to put their chip in as part of a deal for putting more AMD in their Surface gizmos.

To state the obvious, I’m very not interested in having a Microsoft anything in my hardware. It smells of stinkowiff.

While I don't trust Microsoft either, this might not get used on GNU/Linux distro. It doesn't magically make Windows install itself, or somehow phone home to Redmond.

Microsoft want the capability for their own purposes, of course, but a secured root of trust chip can be useful. Functionality is likely no different to OpenTitan, and AMD at least have already been through silicon integration on xbox with this.
emphy 4 Jan
Quoting: Appelsin
Quoting: mirvIt'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.

Suspected as much. I would hazard a guess at MS getting to put their chip in as part of a deal for putting more AMD in their Surface gizmos.

To state the obvious, I’m very not interested in having a Microsoft anything in my hardware. It smells of stinkowiff.

In addition to it being a descendant of xbox's "protection" against its own users, it is also designed to phone home directly ... Whatever could go wrong?

I really hope this security chip can be reliably disabled and that the the people who thought this was a good idea get a laxative in their drinking water every day to occupy themselves more usefully than by thinking up this kind of nonsense.
mirv 4 Jan
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Quoting: emphy
Quoting: Appelsin
Quoting: mirvIt'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.

Suspected as much. I would hazard a guess at MS getting to put their chip in as part of a deal for putting more AMD in their Surface gizmos.

To state the obvious, I’m very not interested in having a Microsoft anything in my hardware. It smells of stinkowiff.

In addition to it being a descendant of xbox's "protection" against its own users, it is also designed to phone home directly ... Whatever could go wrong?

I really hope this security chip can be reliably disabled and that the the people who thought this was a good idea get a laxative in their drinking water every day to occupy themselves more usefully than by thinking up this kind of nonsense.

I know people like to blame Microsoft for everything, and the company is indeed responsible for a lot of bad things, but the chip can't phone home on its own. If you install GNU/Linux, the chip can't just detect that and hook into its network stack.

It might need firmware updates, key updates, etc. Windows will do that automatically. So might package managers (they do already). Let's wait for something the chip (as opposed to Windows) causes problems with before making up things.
sarmad 4 Jan
What sort of gflops is expected from this RDNA2 integrated graphics? The Steam Deck has 1.6 tflops, which is impressive for a handheld, but not for a laptop. Is the Ryzen 6000 expected to have similar performance, or higher performance given that a laptop can have better battery and better cooling?
Shmerl 4 Jan
Some messed up details here: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/01/pluton-microsofts-new-security-chip-will-finally-be-put-to-the-test/

QuotePluton will also be responsible for automatically delivering firmware updates through the Windows Update. By tightly integrating hardware and software, Microsoft expects Pluton to seamlessly install security patches as needed.

Yeah, and how is that supposed to work on Linux?


Last edited by Shmerl on 4 January 2022 at 10:40 pm UTC
F.Ultra 4 Jan
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Quoting: ShmerlSome messed up details here: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/01/pluton-microsofts-new-security-chip-will-finally-be-put-to-the-test/

QuotePluton will also be responsible for automatically delivering firmware updates through the Windows Update. By tightly integrating hardware and software, Microsoft expects Pluton to seamlessly install security patches as needed.

Yeah, and how is that supposed to work on Linux?

Honestly I think that Ars got that backwards. The chip does not contain any network capability what so ever from what I can find. Instead it looks like Microsoft is going to use the cryptographic capabilities of the chip to perform the authentication of the Windows Update patches instead of doing them in userspace and they are going to use the "Microsoft Pluton" name for their new NIH fwupd competitor where they will either force or ask nicely all hw manufacturers to send their firmware updates through Microsoft.

Linux is not involved here since no distro that I know of even use TPM for anything like this today. Microsoft can do this since they have made TPM2.0 or Pluton mandatory for Windows 11 so they know that every single hw out there that they run on will have this capability.

edit: The real downside here is that they refuse to jump on the fwupd bandwagon and decided to make their own.


Last edited by F.Ultra on 4 January 2022 at 11:23 pm UTC
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