Performance WINS with Ryzen 6000 Series Laptops

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - May 12th, 2022
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It's an awesome time to be a gamer with exciting new laptop options now featuring the latest Ryzen 6000 series CPU combined with incredibly fast DDR5 RAM. This new technology has only just released globally, and with stock just landed in New Zealand, there's never been a better time than now to take a closer look at some of the most affordable and most powerful Laptops available today!

For those upgrading from an Intel based system to new Ryzen one, the naming style is thankfully very similar, whereas previously we would look for Intel i5, i7 and i9, we now look for Ryzen 5, 7 and 9, and if we want to grab the absolute latest, that's the Ryzen 6000 series. 

To make things all very easy, all of the laptops in our list are from the new 6000 series, and the best bit is, all laptops below offer excellent performance for your dollar!

Quick list! The latest in Ryzen 6000 Laptops

  1. Asus TUF A15 Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3050
  2. Asus TUF A15 Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3060
  3. Asus TUF A17 Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3070
  4. Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX + RTX 3070 Ti

It's fair to say all the options below are great for everything from online shopping to everyday work or study, but we used the term "gaming" because all models below feature Nvidia ShadowPlay so you can capture or stream gameplay directly from the laptop while you play, without the need for additional hardware. Previously, anything labeled "gaming" implied enough RGB to make your eyeballs bleed, thankfully that's not a condition with our list.

Having dedicated graphics also makes them excellent machines for photo and video editing - and if you are worried about battery life, don't be - you can temporarily disable the power-hungry Nvidia graphics and run off integrated graphics just like normal laptops do. 

Price is our primary factor for the position on this list (price/performance for the win!), but we'll also be looking closely at both the design of the chassis and the component specs used within, and with new laptop options from all the top brands incoming, we expect this list to grow fast as MSIRazer, HP Omen, Asus & Acer all start competing for the top spots!

1. ASUS TUF 507 A15 Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3050 Laptop

Kicking things off with the very popular Asus TUF 507 Laptop series which features the latest AMD Ryzen 7 6800H 8 Core / 16 Thread CPU and 16GB of DDR5 RAM at 4800MHz paired with NVIDIA's latest entry level GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics. Storage for this model is remarkably fast also, with a 512GB NVMe SSD installed, along with a swift 15.6" 1080P 144Hz display.

Picture of ASUS TUF 507 Ryzen 6000 Gaming Laptop front
This Asus Ryzen 6000 series laptop has gaming-grade performance, ideal for work and play
Picture of Asus TUF 507 A15 Gaming Laptop backplate
The robust design of the Asus TUF is both sleek and proven durable
Picture of Asus TUF 507 A15 Gaming Laptop keyboard
The keyboard spacing on this Asus TUF 507 is excellent, it even features a numpad!

Those with a keen eye for details will have already recognised this specific laptop shares very similar stats with the previously top reviewed Asus TUF FX505 & TUF 506, but this Asus TUF 507 model enjoys the benefits of the newer AMD CPU technology, adding to core count, thread count and max boost clock speed while consuming less power and allowing for faster RAM to be used as well - such are the perks that come with being a laptop from 2022 - nicely done Asus!

This Asus Laptop really is super tough to beat, so good is the price/performance of this particular model that it's hard to justify spending more. The 15.6" design even allowed Asus to fit a full-sized keyboard with excellent spacing, and this, combined with the excellent performance, makes this one pretty great for business use, or at school, or for a lot of gaming... pretty much everything you want to do.

2. Asus TUF 507 A15 Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3060 Laptop

Next up we have the step up version of the new Asus TUF 507, which for just a little more, combines the new Ryzen 7 6800H 8 Core / 16 Thread CPU and 16GB of DDR5 RAM with a more powerful RTX 3060 6GB GPU from NVIDIA into the same 15.6" form factor.  A sleek narrow-edge bezel provides an immersive viewing experience while the dual hinge keeps things solid, that display is 144FPS ready too, it's absolutely made for gaming. This new TUF507, while similar in many ways to the previous generation TUF506 chassis, this new model looks darker and feels smoother to the touch. 

Picture of Asus TUF 507 gaming laptop rear vents for cooling
Designed for those who use performance laptops for work and play, the TUF 507 dual cooling vents push hot air away from the user
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The chassis design for the latest TUF 507 series looks darker and feels smoother
Picture of Asus TUF 507 Laptop front with lifted base for better air intake
The cooling intake is primarily from the underneath the chassis, with small feet lifting the laptop slightly to provide better airflow while on the desk

This Asus TUF A15 Gaming Laptop comes equipped with a powerful fan system for enhanced thermal cooling, the wide rear corner vent and enlarged air inlets maximize airflow for better performance and stability, keeping the machine cooler during extended usage.

The excellent specs combined with the affordable price make this model appealing for anyone running the numbers, but what makes this laptop so popular is the sleek design - it's clearly got a gaming heart, with a subtle chassis design that hides it's power nicely.

3. Asus TUF 707 A17 Ryzen 7 6800H + RTX 3070 Laptop

We're getting into some crazy high specification with this one, but luckily for us, every part of the Asus TUF A17 design serves to improve system stability and efficiency while being geared for serious gaming with the latest AMD Ryzen 7 6800H CPU + GeForce RTX 3070 GPU combo inside, so that you can enjoy fast, action-packed gameplay on the larger 17.3" display.

This combination of powerful components means you'll be able to multi-task seamlessly. Having the ability to switch from streaming, to gaming, creating, and more at the touch of a button, while enjoying the bigger form factor.

Picture of the Asus TUF A17 bottom air intake vents.
The thermal design is excellent, drawing plenty of air to cool the powerful components inside
Picture of Asus TUF laptop with bottom chassis plate removed to show cooling system.
Removing the bottom plate we can see the dual cooling system is complex, and positioned perfectly
Picture of Asus TUF A17 side thickness and air intake
Even though it's the largest, most powerful TUF 707, the 17.3" version is still just 2.54cm thick!

With that bigger viewing experience comes more space for keyboard layout, but you still get to enjoy those narrow bezel and super smooth 144 fps support. At just 2.54 cm thick it's rather portable, slip into a bag and you're ready for travel, plus, being a TUF system, you know this laptop can handle being moved as it has passed the MIL-STD-810H standard tests. In addition to all the good stuff, it sports all the modern extras that make it great, things like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 so you can connect as needed.

This specific Asus TUF Gaming A17 RTX 3070 Laptop offers such powerful performance, it's ideal for a desktop PC replacement if you still need to be somewhat portable. The bigger size makes daily use on the web, working with images/videos, and also for playing our favourite games a bit easier on the eyes too!

4. Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX + RTX 3070 Ti Laptop

Razer blade laptops are completely premium, so if you're looking for the best portable gaming laptop with highest end performance specifications they are hard to miss. This latest Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX + RTX 3070 Ti Laptop features the signature sleek design that won Razer multiple awards, uplifted by the new powerful components within.

Featuring a beautiful 14" QHD 2560x1440p high-speed 165Hz display, the clarity from the pixel density is incredible to behold. This laptop takes the portable experience to new levels with ground breaking thermal design which unleashes peak power from the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU for an extremely powerful combination.

Picture of Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX Gaming Laptop with fast 165Hz display and backlit keyboard
For those that can afford it, this Razer Blade 14 offers an experience like no other
Picture of Razer Blade 14 laptop risers for better airflow
The design is utterly premium, lifting that display is oh so smooth!
Picture of Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 Gaming Laptop
Front to back it's unmistakably a top tier Razer Blade laptop, with little touches like the USB green port colouring adding just a little flare!

There are little details that push this laptop above the rest, things like Chroma RGB control, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C ports & HDMI 2.1 output for 4K 120FPS support, but what specifications don't convey is just how different the Razer Blade 14 feels compared to other laptops, it can only be described as luxury, and it's that feeling that has made Razer Blade so popular. 

Looking for a gaming beast that feels utterly premium? Treat yourself to the Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 6900HX Laptop today!

WOAH such awesome Ryzen Laptops already, and better still, this is just a small slice from the massive range of laptops available today! We'll continue to update with more of the latest as new options arrive, so be sure to keep your eyes on Hardwired News for the latest! 


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