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AMD Ryzen 6000 and 7000 series



  • Don Maclean

    I upgraded my PC with the following specifications, very fast with the added RTX3060/6GB:

    Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX with Radeon Graphics (16 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
    RAM:         32GB
    GPU:         NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with 6GB for processing

  • Carl Traub


    I don't have any experience with the AMD mobile processors, but I've been following AMD closely. I've been using the AMD desktop APUs for quite a while. The 780M is .5 GHz faster and based on the newer RDNA3 compared to the 680M, which is based on the RDNA2 architecture. Given a choice, the 780M offers a bit more punch.

    I haven't seen much in the way of comparison of those vs the 1660.  Googling "780M vs 1660" tonight produces results that indicates that the 1660 could be 3 times as fast as the 780M, but that's the extent of my research. It seems like a dedicated chip will be a much better choice if it's in your budget. VRAM used by dedicated GPUs is also much faster than DRAM.

    Rumors of the 8000 series mobile processors indicate that they could be equipped with much stronger GPUs, but they are likely at least a year away.

    Also keep in mind that a processor just 'good enough' for PR 2023 may stumble in a year or two as the program becomes more compute intensive. I don't think any version of PR has become faster than it's predecessor.


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