AMD and Qualcomm are teaming up to make your laptop Wi-Fi faster

Laptops with AMD Ryzen chips could soon get a serious Wi-Fi speed boost thanks to a new partnership with Qualcomm.

The chip giant has announced that it is bringing its Qualcomm FastConnect to PCs powered by AMD Ryzen processors, which means Wi-Fi 6 and 6E connections will soon be available on more devices, delivering download speeds of up to at 3.6 GB/s.

A group of enterprise laptops will be the first to see the upgrade, with laptops using AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 and Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 chips among the initial rollout.

Faster Wi-Fi on the way

“Out-of-band Wi-Fi remote management is an important tool for enterprise IT managers to diagnose and resolve issues, even when the operating system is down,” said Jason Banta, CVP and GM of OEM Client Computing at AMD, in a press release.

“AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors with Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 enable next-generation business laptops to have the processing and connectivity tools needed to perform in modern environments, delivering enterprise-grade remote manageability to users in the new location. of hybrid work.”

The launch will also bring Windows 11 devices for the first time, as the two companies look to work with Microsoft to make the most of some useful connectivity tools found in the software.

This includes Windows 11 Wi-Fi Dual Station, which allows laptops to use multiple Wi-Fi bands simultaneously for lower latency and stronger connections. AMD and Qualcomm say this should give enterprise users a particular boost by enabling better video conferencing performance.

AMD was also keen to push its manageability processor remote management tool for Ryzen Pro 6000 PCs, which hopefully means these devices will become more attractive to companies looking to upgrade their computing stack.

Users of these devices, with the recently announced Lenovo ThinkPad Z Series and HP EliteBook 805 Series named in press materials, should also be able to see the benefits of using the 6 GHz band for bandwidth and performance. Improved speed boosts without having to fight old ones. , non-6E devices.

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