AMD Ryzen 7 6800H breaks cover in first review with Acer Nitro 5 laptop

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H “Rembrandt Zen3+/RDNA2” laptop tested

Professional examination received a sample Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop equipped with the latest AMD Zen3 + Ryzen 7 6800H CPU and GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.

ACER NITRO 5, Source: Professional Review

In terms of specifications, Acer Nitro 5 is equipped with an 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 6800H processor with a boost clock of up to 4.7 GHz (so 300 MHz for short the fastest processor in the series). Since this APU only supports DDR5 memory, this laptop is equipped with dual 8GB DDR5-4800 kit. In terms of GPU, this version has RTX 3060 with 140W TGP, which powers the image on a 15.6-inch 2560×1440 display with a 165Hz refresh rate. In other words, this should be a good gaming laptop.

Interestingly, this laptop features USB4 Gen2 (should hit 20Gbps, but the review says 10Gbps) with DisplayPort 1.4 support. In addition, there is also an HDMI 2.1 connector.

What their review doesn’t include (unfortunately) is GPU performance. While the Ryzen 6000 series is still based on the Zen3 architecture, it also comes equipped with a new generation of RDNA2 integrated graphics. The 6800H actually uses the full 12-unit GPU, which is why it would be a perfect candidate for this test.

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Performance in Cinebench, Source: Professional Review

In terms of Cinebench R20/R23 performance, this laptop is indeed faster than the Cezanne-based Ryzen 7 5800H by around 9% in all tests and around 5% faster than the Ryzen 9 5900HX according to the data. from Professional Review. However, users can easily find better scores for each processor based on different laptop designs, so that gap could be even smaller.

When it first produced in 2022, AMD focused on Rembrandt’s battery life-extending features. Therefore, it’s worth noting that this particular laptop had a seemingly short battery life of 2.5 hours at 40% brightness and light tasks. With all the power-related features introduced with Rembrandt APUs, one would expect this to be higher.

According to Professional Review, this Nitro 5 should be available starting at EUR 1599, an increase of EUR 400 over the previous generation (mainly caused by component shortages and the introduction of DDR5 memory).

Source: Professional Review

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