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AMD Ryzen 6000 H-series CPUs have officially entered the laptop scene

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • AMD's Ryzen 6000 H-series processors are available starting today.
  • The new CPUs were first shown off at CES 2022 and promise a significant performance boost over the previous generation.
  • The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the first laptops to run on a Ryzen 6000 H-series chip.

AMD's next generation of CPUs is here. The new Ryzen 6000 H-series processors should deliver significantly better performance than the previous generation. In addition to improved output, the new CPUs from AMD feature an integrated Microsoft Pluton security chip, which works alongside AMD's own security tech to protect PCs.

The new Ryzen 6000 H-series CPUs are built on the newer Zen 3+ core architecture. The chips also support DDR5 RAM, PCIe 4.0, USB 4.0, and Wi-Fi 6E.

AMD announced its new H-series chips alongside several U-series CPUs. Here are the specs of the 13 new processors from AMD that were unveiled at CES 2022:

ModelCores (Threads)Max boostCacheTDP
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX8 (16)5.0GHz20MB45W+
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS8 (16)5.0GHz20MB35W
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX8 (16)4.9GHz20MB45W+
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS8 (16)4.9GHz20MB35W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H8 (16)4.7GHz20MB45W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS8 (16)4.7GHz20MB35W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H6 (12)4.5GHz19MB45W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS6 (12)4.5GHz19MB35W
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U8 (16)4.7GHz20MB15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U6 (12)4.5GHz19MB15-28W
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U8 (16)4.5GHz20MB15W
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U6 (12)4.3GHz19MB15W
AMD Ryzen 3 5425U4 (8)4.1GHz10MB15W

Alienware, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, and Razer all have laptops with Ryzen 6000 H series processors on the way. The first major PC to run on one of the new chips is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14. That laptop has a Ryzen 9 6900HS and AMD Radeon RX 6800S discrete graphics. With those specs, the ROG Zephyrus G14 could be among the best gaming laptops.

The Razer Blade 14 (2022), Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (2022), and ASUS Zephyrus G15 will also come out this year and feature AMD's Ryzen 6000 H-series CPUs.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

3 Comments
  • HP please put these in an updated Spectre x360 14!
  • These look impressive I wonder if they will gain much traction. If they do not I think Steam Deck will still be a big win for AMD because it seems like it will be a popular little handheld device that will likely sell millions.
  • So going off the list here, there isn't actually an updated "4800" in the 6000 series. The one announced this year was still 5000 series, the AMD Ryzen 7 5825U. So does this likely mean the Surface Laptop 5 will get an AMD Ryzen 7 5825U surface edition (so slightly tweaked number) OR do we think SL5 will go past the 15TDP and put in a more powerful CPU this time which would actually make it a 6000 series? The AMD Ryzen 7 5825U is barely any better than the currently Ryzen 7 4980u in SL4.