Some high-end mobile gaming CPUs have been spotted recently, first, we found the 2800H hanging around in the wild and now we have leaks concerning the AMD Ryzen 5 2600H. We have already seen the U series APUs and what they have to offer. Those were power-efficient chips, the H series are high-performance APUs.
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600H has similar specs, as compared to the AMD Ryzen 7 2800H. Both APUs feature 4 cores and 8 threads. They also have graphics on the chip. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600H comes with AMD Vega 8 graphics. We have already seen how powerful the U series chips are as compared to the MX 150 discrete graphics, as well as the Intel integrated HD graphics. The H series chips should take things to the next level.
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600H does have a lower base clock as compared to the 2800H but the difference is only of 100 MHz. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600H comes in at 3.3 GHz base clock and while the boost clock is not known at this point in time, it is safe to say that it will be a bit lower than the bigger brother, the 2800H.
Other than that we have no solid information regarding the chips. We know that the U series chips come with a TDP of 15W so the H series chips will have a higher TDP. You can expect something around 35W. While this will have a toll on battery life, you can expect to see better graphics in games and a higher a higher frame rate as well.
If I was to speculate, I would say that you would be able to play modern titles at 60 FPS 1080p at medium settings at the very least. Driver support is something that will be very important here and if AMD is able to optimize the APU drivers like the company has done for PC then you can expect to see an additional boost in performance in specific games.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 5 2600H and whether or not you would be interested in buying a gaming notebook that is powered by this APU.