We’ll understand if you assumed AMD was toast when Intel unleashed its spectacularly fast 12th-gen “Alder Lake” laptop CPUs in January. AMD, however, ain’t just giving up. In fact, its new Ryzen 6000-series CPUs and Radeon RX 6800S GPU are direct proof that the battle for laptop supremacy will continue to be a knock-down, drag-out brawl between chip makers.
The Ryzen 6000-series laptop processors, announced at CES 2022, are based the company’s Zen 3+ core (an upgraded version of the architecture found in AMD’s stunning Ryzen 5000 desktop processors) and built on an improved 6nm TSMC process. Inside the core,