The move is seen as a counter to Nvidia’s 30-series GeForce cards. A total of three RX 6000M GPUs were introduced as part of AMD's keynote at the virtual Computex 2021 and include:
- Radeon RX 6800M with 40 compute units and ray accelerators, 12GB of GDDR6 memory, a game clock of 2,300MHz, 145+ watt TDP, 192-bit memory interface, and 96MB of Infinity Cache
- Radeon RX 6700M with 36 compute units/ray accelerators, 10GB of GDDR6 memory, a game clock of 2,300MHz, 135-watt TDP, 160-bit memory interface, and 80MB of Infinity Cache
- Radeon RX 6600M with 28 compute units/ray accelerators, 8GB of GDDR6 memory, a game clock of 2,177MHz, 128-bit memory interface, and 32MB of Infinity Cache.
AMD said the RDNA 2 chips offer 1.5X the performance over the original RDNA designs, while operating at 43 per cent less power. In something AMD calls “power-constrained gaming” while the rest of us call it gaming on battery, RDNA 2 offers a 1.77X increase in performance.
AMD said its top-end Radeon RX 6800M and Ryzen 9 5900HX in an Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition laptop can outperform a gaming laptop with a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop with a Core i7-9750H by 1.4X in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, 1.4X in Cyberpunk 2077, 1.5X in Dirt 5, and 1.7X in Resident Evil: Village, when gaming at 1440p resolution.
It is pretty unfair though as that comparison uses Intel’s older Core i7-9750H CPU which is a bit like comparing a steam train with one of the more snazzy Japanese bullet trains. AMD also showed off comparisons with an Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 with a Ryzen 9 5900HX and GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU at the 115-watt configuration. There, AMD said, the Radeon RX 6800M can match or exceed even Nvidia’s top-end GeForce RTX chip (albeit at a lower-wattage configuration).
AMD’s Radeon RX 6600M will offer 100 fps when gaming at 1080p in popular games, AMD said. In AAA gaming comparisons, the Radeon RX 6600 GPU in an HP Omen 16 trades matches a GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD said.
Laptops based on the Radeon RX 6800M and Radeon RX 6600M are shipping now, AMD said, with laptops based on the Radeon RX 6700M in the “shipping soon” category.
AMD said a Radeon-and-Ryzen laptop will run up to 11 percent faster in Borderlands 3, 7 percent faster in Cyberpunk 2077, six percent faster in Godfall, and 10 percent faster in Wolfenstein Young Blood.
In addition to the new GPUs, AMD announced what it’s calling the AMD Advantage Design Framework. In a nutshell, the program is designed to improve the quality of gaming laptops by mandating brighter displays, fast NVMe SSDs, better thermal designs, and other “advanced system design characteristics,” AMD said.
AMD’s Advantage Design Framework guarantees that a gamer will get a fast GPU and CPU and also get a brighter display, NVMe SSD, and decent cooling.
The initial AMD Advantage key experience means a gaming laptop will get: 100 fps gaming at 1080p, a 144Hz+ low latency display based on IPS or OLED screens, NVMe SSD, and at least 10 hours of video streaming on battery.
HP’s new Omen 16 features a Ryzen 9 5900HX and Radeon RX 6600M, along with a 165Hz, 16.1-inch, thin-bezel FreeSync Premium panel. The laptop will offer 15 hours of video performance along with premium B&O audio.