How to make more sustainable choices when upgrading your hardware

How to make more sustainable choices when upgrading your hardware
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*) Based on testing by AMD as of 12/14/2021 using AMD internal power sampling and logging methodologies to capture total system power (TSP) and overall battery life in Microsoft Teams 3×3 teleconferencing, Google Chrome web browsing, and Netflix streaming video playback. System configuration: AMD reference motherboard(s), Ryzen™ 7 5800U @ 15W and 2x8GB LPDDR4, Ryzen™ 7 6800U @ 28W and 2x8GB LPDDR5, 1080p eDP PSR display with Varibright at 150 nits, Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD, WLAN enabled and disconnected, Windows 11 22000.282, BIOS 103BRC1 (5800U) and 090RC6INT (6800U). – RMB-17

**) Based on testing by AMD as of 4/1/22. Battery life evaluated in hours using a nine-participant Microsoft Teams video conference with camera on, 200 nit brightness, slider position AC#2 (Balanced), with 95% utilization. Battery life results normalized for battery capacity differences. System configuration for Intel® Core™ i7-1260P CPU/GPU performance: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, 57-watt hour battery, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 2X8 GB RAM (LPDDR5-5500 ), 1TB SSD, BIOS version N3AET45W (1.10 ), Windows 11 Pro. System configuration for Ryzen™ 7 PRO 6860Z: Lenovo ThinkPad Z13, 50-watt hour battery, 2x16GB LPDDR5-6400, Windows 11 Pro, 1TB SSD, AMD Radeon 680M graphics, GPU driver 30.0, BIOS N3GET12WE (0.12 ). Actual battery life will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness, and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and use. RMP-32

***) Based on measurements by AMD labs as of February 2022 of the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5800U against Energy Star 8.0 requirements. CZM-146

****) Based on testing by AMD and as of 02/07/2022 using the Cinebench nT benchmark / Sustained power limit for each system. Configuration for Ryzen™ 9 6900HS system: ASUS G14 configured with 2x8GB DDR5-4800, Windows 11 22000.282, 1TB SSD, Radeon 6800S graphics, sustained processor power limit of 35W. Data for Core i9-12900HK provided by Specs.589165.0.html. Configuration for Core i9-12900HK: MSI GE76 Raider configured with 2x16GB DDR5-4800, Windows 11, 2x1GB SSD, GeForce GTX 3080 Ti, sustained processor power limit of 110W. Results may vary. RMB-45

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