New laptop processor features integrated pro graphics for entry-level 3D CAD and BIM workflows
AMD has launched the AMD Ryzen Pro 6000, a new series of processors with integrated pro graphics designed for mobile workstations and business laptops.
The AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 Series features ‘Zen 3+’ cores to deliver what AMD describes as an uncompromising combination of high-performance and power efficiency with ‘all day’ battery life. Offering up to eight cores and 16 threads with a maximum boost clock of 4.9 GHz, AMD says the new CPUs are up to 1.3 times faster than its previous generation.
The AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 Series stands out due to its integrated AMD RDNA 2 graphics, which includes support for the AMD Radeon Pro graphics driver.
Offering up to twice the performance of AMD’s previous generation and with 19 planned Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certifications, it should mean some users of CAD and BIM software do not need a mobile workstation with a separate discrete GPU.
This could save money, reduce energy consumption, and improve battery life as the Thermal Design Power (TDP) of the top-end AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 processers only go up to 45W.
The AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 is split into two classes of products: the AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 H Series for high-performance mobile workstations and the AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 U Series for thin and light laptops.
The new processors also feature ‘enterprise class security, manageability, and reliability’ to help IT departments support an increasingly remote workforce.
Lenovo is the first major manufacturer to launch an AMD Ryzen Pro 6000-based mobile workstation.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen1 (16″ AMD) features a choice of AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 6650U (6 cores, 4.5 GHz boost) or AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U (8 cores, 4.7 GHz boost) processors. It comes with AMD integrated Radeon Graphics, 4 GB vRAM and the Radeon Pro APU driver with certifications for AutoCAD, Revit, Solidworks and other CAD and BIM applications.
Other features include up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 6400MHz memory, up to 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD storage and a choice of 16-inch WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) and WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) IPS displays.
Lenovo launched an Intel version of the Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen1 in February 2022