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CES 2022 Award Outs AMD Ryzen 6000 Chips with RDNA2, DDR5, and Pluton Tech

Lisa Su
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UPDATE: AMD has shared all the details now, and you can see our full coverage in our AMD Teases 5nm Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Zen 4 CPUs, Unveils Ryzen 7 5800X3D with 96MB of L3 Cache and AMD Unveils 6nm Ryzen 6000 ‘Rembrandt’ Chips With Zen 3+, RDNA2 and DDR5 articles.

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AMD CEO Lisa Su tweeted an image this morning that appeared to be AMD's upcoming Ryzen 6000 'Rembrandt' mobile processors, and now the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the group behind CES, has revealed more details about the chip via a new Honoree award posted to its website.  

The listing confirms the new chips come with the RDNA2 graphics architecture, a massive step forward from the Vega graphics on the current-gen Ryzen 5000 Mobile 'Cezanne' chips. The new chips also support "DDR5 technologies,' another nice step forward from the DDR4/LPDDR4X support with the previous-gen chips. 

As with all of AMD's mobile processors, these chips will eventually come to the desktop PC, too, much as we see with the impressive Cezanne-powered Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G

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The award also lists support for AI-audio processing and Microsoft's Pluton technology, with the latter being the first time we've seen this new security tech in a PC. Pluton enables more robust security that helps prevent physical attacks and encryption key theft while protecting against firmware attacks, a welcome feature when you're on the go with your laptop. This tech originally debuted in the Xbox and AMD's EPYC data center processors.

Given the teaser shot and the CES 2022 award, it's assured that AMD will share more details about the Ryzen 6000 Mobile processors during its keynote today on January 4, 2022. You can see that here at 7am PT.

Paul Alcorn
Deputy Managing Editor

Paul Alcorn is the Deputy Managing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He writes news and reviews on CPUs, storage and enterprise hardware.

  • spongiemaster
    How much does it cost to buy one of these awards? Because it looks like Asus spent a truck full to try and make people forget about the Maximus Hero recall going on. There were 5 gaming awards, and Asus won 4 of them including for a gaming chair, and for a $2000 motherboard with an EKWB water block slapped on it. Among other awards they won outside of gaming was an award in the headphone category for some ear buds. When it comes to industry leading ear buds producers, Asus is definitely one of the companies that most people think of. Also, congrats to Intel for snatching one the Best of Awards for a making a USB C cable. What's that? Oh, sorry, Thunderbolt 4 cable. How is a souped up USB C cable one of the 5 most innovative products of the year?
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  • ottonis
    The performance of the integrated iGPUs scales extremely well with size and speed of shared RAM.
    So, with RDNA architecture and DDR5 support, the 6000 series APUs are going to have some great potential.
    AMD's weak spot has been its video encoders and decoders - a point where Intel iGPUs have been traditionally excelling at.
    The video editing community would embrace the Ryzen6000 if it brings a video engine of similar prowess as those QSV codes found in modern Intel's iGPUs.
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  • escksu
    spongiemaster said:
    How much does it cost to buy one of these awards? Because it looks like Asus spent a truck full to try and make people forget about the Maximus Hero recall going on. There were 5 gaming awards, and Asus won 4 of them including for a gaming chair, and for a $2000 motherboard with an EKWB water block slapped on it. Among other awards they won outside of gaming was an award in the headphone category for some ear buds. When it comes to industry leading ear buds producers, Asus is definitely one of the companies that most people think of. Also, congrats to Intel for snatching one the Best of Awards for a making a USB C cable. What's that? Oh, sorry, Thunderbolt 4 cable. How is a souped up USB C cable one of the 5 most innovative products of the year?

    2000 for a consumer mainstream motherboard...... haha......

    Its not even HEDT to begin with....
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  • russell_john
    escksu said:
    2000 for a consumer mainstream motherboard...... haha......

    Its not even HEDT to begin with....
    A motherboard with a waterblock is hardly "mainstream" ...... It's a specialty device for competitive overclocking
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  • lazyabum
    spongiemaster said:
    How much does it cost to buy one of these awards? Because it looks like Asus spent a truck full to try and make people forget about the Maximus Hero recall going on. There were 5 gaming awards, and Asus won 4 of them including for a gaming chair, and for a $2000 motherboard with an EKWB water block slapped on it. Among other awards they won outside of gaming was an award in the headphone category for some ear buds. When it comes to industry leading ear buds producers, Asus is definitely one of the companies that most people think of. Also, congrats to Intel for snatching one the Best of Awards for a making a USB C cable. What's that? Oh, sorry, Thunderbolt 4 cable. How is a souped up USB C cable one of the 5 most innovative products of the year?
    That must mean Asus 4 of 5 people on the CES committee.
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  • spongiemaster
    russell_john said:
    A motherboard with a waterblock is hardly "mainstream" ...... It's a specialty device for competitive overclocking
    It's not a mainstream board, but it also would never be used for competitive overclocking. Extreme overclocking boards are stripped down to the bare minimum of features including things like only 2 DIMM slots in an effort to maximize stability. Water blocks are never used to cool anything.
    $2000 is an absolutely crazy absurd price for any consumer targeted motherboard. I used Intel HEDT platforms for years, and $4-500 was about the top end. People are complaining about GPU prices, motherboard prices are where the real rip offs are occurring. High end mainstream boards are all in the $500-1000 range now with ridiculous boards like this Asus reaching $2000. Those aren't scalper prices, those are the actual prices, and you can't make any money back mining with a motherboard like you can with a GPU to recoup some/all your costs.
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