Now more than ever, companies are making more sustainable choices, from reducing waste and using sustainable materials to switching to renewable energy sources.
While it may not seem like an obvious step, companies should also look at their IT hardware to ensure they are using environmentally friendly equipment. Laptops and other electronics often feel like a necessary evil that just isn’t sustainable or environmentally friendly. Many may think that devices such as laptops are almost indispensable, and thus not sustainable, and that the greenest laptop you can use is the one you already own.
However, choosing the right hardware, such as an energy-efficient laptop, can take your business one step closer to achieving its sustainability goals.
For this reason, businesses need to look at PC power consumption, as one of the easiest ways to minimize your company’s carbon footprint is to rethink the way you purchase your business hardware. An energy-efficient PC makes it possible to reduce ongoing electricity costs.
AMD’s Ryzen™ 6000 PRO processors make it easier than ever to make sure you’re making good choices. Based on the “Zen 3+” architecture, the CPUs utilize adaptive power management features that quickly adjust speed to ensure they deliver power efficiency, with AMD delivering a 50% reduction in power consumption between 2018 and 2022 .
Compared to last generation AMD Ryzen™ processors, AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO Series processors can use up to 30% less power for video conferencing and deliver up to 45% longer battery life for Microsoft Teams compared to Intel’s Core i7-1260P. This means AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO Series CPUs can deliver up to 26 hours of battery life on a premium business laptop, so your employees don’t have to be tethered to a power outlet.
That is not the result of reduced performance. Compared to the competition, AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO Series processors deliver up to 2x more performance per watt than the competition, with up to 67% less watts per core and up to 39% faster rendering. For example, the AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HS processor, for example, has been shown to provide up to 2.6x more power efficiency than “Alder Lake” i9-12900HK.
This industry-leading energy efficiency – backed by AMD’s partnership with leading energy regulators – helps enable thinner, lighter, more portable business laptops. With many companies embracing hybrid working, allowing employees to split their time at home and in the office, you can be confident that you’re upgrading to devices that support your employees wherever they are.
AMD’s Ryzen™ 6000 PRO processors can already be found in a number of thin, light and powerful laptops that bring eco credentials to the forefront. The HP EliteBook G9 (opens in new tab), which features an AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 6850U processor, is built for the earth-conscious. It’s made of aluminum that’s crafted from reclaimed ocean plastic, uses recycled plastic in the bezel and keycaps, and ships in fully recyclable packaging.
Likewise, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z (opens in new tab) – which packs an AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 6860Z CPU into its thin and light chassis – features a stylish recycled aluminum frame. The eco-friendly materials extend beyond the laptop itself, with 100% recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugarcane packaging and an AC adapter that is 90% post-consumer material.
These laptops, thanks to their powerful AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO processors, are also built to last, meaning you won’t need to replace your hardware anytime soon, reducing your organization’s contribution to the growing e-waste problem.
In addition, AMD’s latest mobile processors are not only built to last, but are also fully optimized for both modern and legacy software, meaning you don’t need to implement a full rip-and-replace strategy. This is not only good news for your sustainability strategy, but it also saves your company time, money and stress.