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CPU overview AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX ( C/T). Rembrandt (Zen 3+), 6 nm, 45 W TDP.

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AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX

AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX

AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX is a processor released on Q1/2022. It has a clock speed of 3.30 GHz GHz and supports DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400 type of RAM. The FP7 socket connects the processor to the motherboard. With cores and threads, this processor can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, providing high performance. The cooling thermal power requirement is 45 W W. The Rembrandt (Zen 3+) architecture ensures high performance and reliability, making this processor an ideal choice for those dealing with tasks requiring high computing power. AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX is a Mobile processor with a TDP of 45 W W. Thanks to the 6 nm nm manufacturing process, it can operate at a base clock speed of 3.30 GHz GHz and reach a maximum core clock speed of GHz. This processor also supports various types of memory, including DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400, making it versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications. The 4.00 MB L2 cache and 16.00 MB L3 cache provide fast and efficient task execution, further improving performance.
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Complete list of technical specifications
CPU generation and family

Let's start our review of the AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX processor by exploring its basic specifications, namely: the model code name, the segment of use (server, workstation, computer or laptop), the generation of the processor (its previous model), and the family group. All data is taken from the manufacturer's official source.

  • Name
    AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX
  • Family
    AMD Ryzen 9
  • CPU group
    AMD Ryzen 6000H
  • Segment
  • Generation
  • Predecessor
    AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX
CPU Cores and Base Frequency

Technical information about the CPU AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX base clock frequency, number of processor cores, processor threads, as well as turbo frequency of cores in single-threaded and multithreaded mode. Pay attention to overclocking and hyperthreading support. All of these specifications directly affect the performance of the model in work applications or games. A higher values, more the faster will be the processor.

  • CPU Cores / Threads
    8 / 16
  • Core architecture
  • Cores
    8x Zen 3+
  • Hyperthreading / SMT
  • Overclocking
  • Frequency
    3.30 GHz
  • Turbo Frequency (1 Core)
    5.00 GHz
  • Turbo Frequency (8 Cores)
    4.40 GHz
Internal Graphics

Integrating a graphics core into the processor complements its functionality, but not all manufacturers (AMD or Intel) integrate iGPU into their CPUs. Even if the processor has an integrated graphics card, its power is hardly enough for modern games, so these features do not affect the overall performance of the processor. If AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX supports an integrated graphics core, you can see its specifications below.

  • GPU name
    AMD Radeon RX 680M
  • GPU frequency
    2.00 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    2.40 GHz
  • Execution units
  • Shader
  • Max. GPU Memory
    8 GB
  • Max. displays
  • Generation
  • Direct X
  • Technology
    6 nm
  • Release date
Hardware codec support

Hardware codecs help processors convert blocks of data into a sequence of images or sound. In modern processors, the need to support hardware codecs is not a priority, so these characteristics are not considered in the overall AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX performance rating.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h264
    Decode / Encode
  • VP8
    Decode / Encode
  • VP9
    Decode / Encode
  • AV1
  • AVC
    Decode / Encode
  • VC-1
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIe

Memory specifications for AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX play a crucial role in overall performance and ranking, so it's essential to understand the memory format supported by the processor AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX in terms of memory type and maximum quantity for compatibility with the motherboard. Don't forget to consider the PCI Express version; the higher, the better. Additionally, you can find information on the maximum number of memory channels supported by the processor and the number of PCIe lanes here.

  • Memory type
    DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400
  • Max. Memory
    64 GB
  • Memory channels
    2 (Dual Channel)
  • Bandwidth
    76.8 GB/s
  • ECC
  • PCIe
    4.0 x 12
  • AES-NI
Thermal Management

Thermal management is an essential aspect to consider when it comes to CPU performance. Overheating may damage the processor, while optimal temperature levels can enhance its performance. AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX processors are equipped with thermal monitoring technologies to ensure stable system operation, prevent overheating, and automatically adjust power consumption to maintain the best balance of performance and power usage.

  • TDP (PL1)
    45 W
  • TDP up
    54 W
  • Tjunction max.
    95 \xc2\xb0C
Technical details

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX processor, it's important to examine several key factors. Firstly, take note of the supported ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) instructions, as this will determine the processor's capabilities and compatibility with certain software. Secondly, make sure to check the compatibility with motherboards, as some processors may only work with certain types of motherboards. Thirdly, pay attention to the manufacturing process technology, as this can greatly impact the processor's performance and efficiency. Finally, it's crucial to consider the size of the L2 and L3 cache, as the larger the cache size, the faster the data can be processed and retrieved.

  • Technology
    6 nm
  • Chip design
  • Socket
  • L2-Cache
    4.00 MB
  • L3-Cache
    16.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Rembrandt (Zen 3+)
  • Operating systems
    Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
  • Virtualization
    AMD-V, SVM
  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit)
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
  • Release date
  • Documents
    Technical data sheet
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