AMD introduces RDNA2-based laptop GPUs and new AMD Advantage program

Radeon RX 6800M announcement touting 2300MHz clock speeds and 12GB of GDDR6 memory

This year's Computex event is well underway with many announcements from PC hardware and component manufacturers. AMD has joined the fray with a couple of announcements, including the new Radeon RX 6000M series graphics cards for laptops, based on the latest RDNA 2 architecture.

Thanks to the new architecture, AMD claims its GPUs can deliver up to 1.5 times the performance, or 43% lower power consumption for the same performance level. They also promise much better efficiency on battery power. The lineup includes the Radeon RX 6800M, 6700M, and 6600M. The range-topper claims up to 1440p gaming at 120 frames per second, while the 6700M promises around 100 frames per second for the same resolution. As for the more affordable RX 6600M, AMD claims it can still handle 1080p gaming at 100 frames per second.

Of course, the cards also support MD features like Smart Access Memory, Smart Shift, Radeon CHill and FidelityFX. This includes the new Super Resolution feature, a competitor to Nvidia's DLSS which was finally given a release date today.

A graph showing ten games in which the Radeon RX 6800M can deliver over 120 frames per second

As far as actual specs go, the Radeon RX 6800M has 40 compute units and ray accelerators, along with 12GB of GDDR6 memory and a 192-bit memory interface, plus 96MB of Infinity Cache. The GPU is clocked at 2300MHz and has a TDP of 145W. The other two are naturally less capable, as you can see in the table below:

GPU Compute Units and Ray Accelerators GDDR6 Memory Game clock and TDP Memory Interface Infinity cache
AMD Radeon RX 6800M 40 12GB 2300MHz at 145W 192-bit 96MB
AMD Radeon RX 6700M 36 10GB 2300MHz at 135W 160-bit 80MB
AMD Radeon RX 6600M 28 8GB 2177MHz at 100W 128-bit 32MB

In addition to the new GPUs, AMD also announced the AMD Advantage Design Framework, a program for PC OEMs to certify laptops that leverage multiple AMD technologies to deliver better gaming experiences. These laptops use AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs along with Radeon RX 6000M series GPUs combined with AMD technologies like SmartShift, Smart Access Memory, and FidelityFX. AMD Advantage laptops also promise all-day battery life with over 10 hours of video playback, support for 144Hz and higher refresh rates, and 300+ nits of display brightness.

We'll be seeing a number of laptops leverage this design framework this year, including the ASUS ROG Strix G15 and G17 AMD Advantage Edition and the HP OMEN 16 coming soon, and designs from Lenovo and MSI coming later this year.

For desktop users, AMD also announced the Ryzen 5000G series desktop APUs today, including the Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G. The former includes an 8-core, 16-thread CPU with 4.6GHz boost speeds (3.8GHz base), along with 8 compute units for graphics running at 2GHz. The latter has six cores and 12 threads with 4.4GHz boost clocks (3.9GHz base), and seven compute units for graphic running at 1.9GHz. Both have a 65W TDP and should be available later this year. Additionally, Ryzen PRO variants of these processors were also announced, offering additional security features for business users.

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