AMD Laptop GPU Radeon RX 6600M & APU Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U Spotted - PC SEEKERS

AMD Laptop GPU Radeon RX 6600M & APU Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U Spotted

AMD in the last few years have excelled a lot - more in the desktop space and now with its Ryzen 5000 Series desktop CPUs and Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs, AMD beats Intel and gives hard competition to NVIDIA not only in the productivity workloads but also in most of the gaming benchmarks. But desktops and DIY PC building are not for everybody and few if not most people want laptops that can handle their office works and enables them to game on the same machine when they are not working. If you are one of those I just mentioned then you are at the right place and today's news piece should interest you so lets get into it. 
The above screenshot that you see is from Ashes Of The Singularity benchmark results - shared by renowned leaker @TUM_APISAK with the caption (translated) - "This also started testing". Though we do not have the results today - even if we did the numbers would have been way off as there is still time for both the mobile GPU and CPU to even be announced and in the mean time there can be lot to be worked on like drivers and BIOSes which can improve the performance further, invalidating the early scores.

The mobile / laptop GPU as clearly visible in the image above is the AMD Radeon RX 6600M which as the name suggests should be the mobile variant, with lower clock speeds and may be even a cut down GPU core, of the AMD Radeon RX 6600 Series desktop GPUs which also are not announced yet. If AMD's Radeon RX 6000 GPUs are a lot more power efficient than the NVIDIA's RTX 30-Series, AMD has a pretty good chance to dominate the mobile market with better performing mobile gaming GPUs because remember, NVIDIA with their RTX 30-series mobile GPUs didn't just had to reduce the clock speeds of their respective desktop GPU counterparts but also had to cut the CUDA cores a hell more than they would have liked to meet the TDP requirements of laptops and in that process they ended up creating a huge gap in performance between the (for example) RTX 3080 mobile GPU and RTX 3080 desktop GPU.

Now coming to the CPU, the screenshot is cut more than one would like but it reveals enough to know that the CPU, or might we say APU used for testing was the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U with the "U" moniker suggesting an APU for thin and light laptops and will have a TDP of 15W and the CPU will have 6 core and 12 threads just like its non-PRO counterpart the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U.

AMD announced their mobile Ryzen 5000 Series processors back in January at CES 2021 which included but not limited to flagships like Ryzen 9 5980HX, 5980HS, 5900HX, 5900HS - all 8 core 16 thread processors and mid-range APUs in the likes of Ryzen 5 5600H, 5600HX, 5600U, 5500U - all 6 core 12 thread processors and lower end APUs like Ryzen 3 5400U and 5300U. There were also 4 8 core 16 thread APUs announced in the form of AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 5800Hs, 5800U and 5700U. AMD never announced that they were going to release Ryzen PRO APUs for laptops.

If you are wondering what is the difference between a Ryzen PRO processor and a general Ryzen processor then your short answer would be that PRO processors are targeted towards businesses, has better security and has extended warranty that is not found on the general Ryzen processors. There is not a huge difference in clock speeds between the counterparts while the core and thread counts remain exactly the same.

What's weird is testing a gaming mobile GPU with a Ryzen PRO APU which AMD clearly mentions on their official page for Ryzen PRO processors that they are meant for productivity and has a higher level of security.

So are you interested in buying gaming laptop equipped with Radeon RX 6000 mobile GPUs or are you one of the professionals AMD is targeting with the Ryzen PRO line up? Do let know down in the comments section below.

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