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

Published: Feb 2nd 2022, 10:20 GMT   Comments

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

Professional Review received a sample of Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop equipped with AMD’s latest Zen3+ Ryzen 7 6800H processor and GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.

ACER NITRO 5, Source: Professional Review

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

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

What their review does not (sadly) include is GPU performance. While the Ryzen 6000 series are still based on Zen3 architecture, they are also equipped with a new generation of RDNA2 integrated graphics. The 6800H is actually using the full 12 Compute Unit GPU, which is why this 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 Cezanne-based Ryzen 7 5800H by around 9% in all tests and around 5% faster than Ryzen 9 5900HX as per Professional Review’s data. However users can easily find better scores for each CPU based on different laptop designs, so this gap might be even smaller.

At its 2022 Product Premiere AMD was focusing on Rembrandt’s battery life-extending features. Therefore it should be noted that this particular laptop had a seemingly short battery life of 2.5 hours with 40% brightness and doing 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 is to be available starting from 1599 EUR, which is a 400 EUR increase over the previous generation (mainly caused by component shortages and introduction of DDR5 memory).

Source: Professional Review

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