AMD Radeon RX 6800M benchmarks out, Nvidia should worry

The AMD Radeon RX 6800M Graphics answers all-new Nvidia’s RTX 3000 Series Mobile Graphics for Gaming Laptops.

So AMD recently launched their all-new Radeon RX 6800M & Radeon RX 6700M Mobile Graphics Processing chips designed for Gaming laptops at the Computex 2021. These RX6000 series are based on the RDNA2 architecture. AMD released these Radeon GPUs to compete for head to head with the more dominating Nvidia Laptop GPU market.

AMD’s latest FidelityFX Technology is like Nvidia’s next Generation Ray tracing but with more performance and supports every Graphics enabled chip in the Ryzen APUs and Radeon RX Graphics card.

We will be looking at the AMD Radeon RX 6800M performance benchmarks when paired with Ryzen 9 5900HX processor.

AMD Radeon RX 6800M benchmarks out, Nvidia should worry
AMD RDNA 2 Architecture

AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU Specifications

Here are the specifications of the AMD RX 6800M Laptop Graphics Card.

GPUCompute Units40
Game Frequency 2300 MHz
Peak Texture Fill-RateUp to 368 GT/s
Peak Half Precision Compute Performance23.55 TFLOPs
Peak Single Precision Compute Performance11.78 TFLOPs
Stream Processors2560
Transistor Count17.2 B
GPU Power145+ W
GPU MemoryInfinity Cache96 MB
Memory Speed16 Gbps
Max Memory Size12 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6
Memory Interface192-bit
Memory BandwidthUp to 384 GB/s
Supported Rendering Format4K H264 DecodeYes
4K H264 EncodeYes
H265/HEVC DecodeYes
H265/HEVC EncodeYes
FeaturesSupported TechnologiesAMD Smart Access Memory
AMD SmartShift Technology
GeneralProduct FamilyAMD Radeon™ 6000M Series
Product LineAMD Radeon™ RX 6000M Series
Launch Date5/31/2021
AMD Radeon RX 6800M benchmarks out, Nvidia should worry

Testing on Asus ROG Strix G513QY Laptop

AMD Radeon RX 6800M benchmarks out, Nvidia should worry
ASUS ROG Strix G15 (G513QY) powered by Ryzen 9 5900HX & AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU

The ASUS ROG Strix G15 (G513QY) Gaming Laptop is powered by the latest Ryzen 9 5900HX, an 8 Core 16 Thread Processor with a base clock 3.3Ghz while boosting up to 4.6Ghz. With Vega 8 onboard running at 2100Mhz, the TDP of this Ryzen 9 5900HX is only 45W. Also, along with that, we get 16GB of DDR4 3200Mhz RAM paired with a 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD. This laptop has the AMD Radeon RX 6800M Graphics card with 12GB of GDDR6 video memory. The display side does come with a 300Hz display with AMD Freesync Premium and sRGB Color Gamut. Since this is an HX series processor, the Processor is overclockable, and you can extract more juice out of it.

This laptop is an AMD Advantage Gaming laptop because this Laptop features both AMD CPU and an AMD GPU as well AMD recently announced at Computex 2021 that the AMD advantage machine would have the best quality Hardware Design and Certifications while delivering better quality laptops with the best in the market thermal and display solutions. The AMD Radeon RX 6800M is designed for 145W TDP, so it pushes the laptop power to its limits and offers new synergies when paired with an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processor.

Performance of the AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU

These are some of the performance insights while running games on 1080p and 1440p.

Metro ExodusUltra, Tessellation On, Hairworks OffAMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 6800114FPS83FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 3070107FPS85FPS
Borderlands 3Ultra, DX11, Fog/SSR MediumAMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 680096FPS85FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 307090FPS77FPS
Red Dead Redemption 2High Settings, Vulkan, No AA, AF16XAMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 680095FPS77FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 307084FPS66FPS
ControlHigh Preset, DX12AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 680093FPS60FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 307081FPS56FPS
Assassins Creed ValhallaVery High PresetAMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 680082FPS70FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 307071FPS62FPS
CyberPunk 2077Ultra SettingsAMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 680075FPS47FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 307062FPS43FPS
Horizon Zero DawnUltimate Quality PresetAMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 680099FPS86FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 307085FPS78FPS
Dirt 5 Ultra-High PresetAMD Ryzen 5900HX + Radeon RX 6800102FPS86FPS
AMD Ryzen 5900HX + Nvidia RTX 307098FPS76FPS

3D Mark Fire Strike – 25701 Points
GFX Bench 5.0 Aztec Ruins at 1080P – 695 Points

AMD Radeon RX 6800M benchmarks out, Nvidia should worry
AMD Advantage (AMD CPU + AMD GPU)

The G15 uses the AMD SmartShift Technology. This technology balances the system power between the CPU and the GPU depending on the workloads. This feature is similar to Nvidia’s Dynamic Boost 2.0. Another technology that AMD will be using in the latest RX 6800M GPUs is the Smart Access Memory. This technology will help the CPU access the full GPU memory, thus enhancing performance. This technology is also similar to Nvidia’s Resizable Bar. The RDNA 2 architecture on the AMD Radeon RX 6800M is truly a game-changer.

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AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution

AMD Radeon RX 6800M Benchmark : Conclusion

The AMD Radeon RX 6800M is a great Gaming GPU and can match Nvidia’s flagship offering in the Laptop Graphics market, the RTX 3080. The RX 6800M was only 10% slower than the RTX 3080 at 1440p, but 1080p, the performance is more or less identical. It basically sits between the RTX 3070 and the RTX 3080. Earlier Nvidia didn’t have any competition in the Laptop GPU market, but this year, AMD is at the neck to neck with the Nvidia GPUs, which is actually good as it will reflect more in the prices.

Although it is to be pointed out, Nvidia offers a more mature Ray Tracing level than the FidelityFX Technology by AMD. DLSS 2.0 is a big selling point for Nvidia, and it certainly gives an edge in certain workload and gaming applications. Plus, Nvidia also gives their encoder functionality and CUDA support, and AI-powered RTX Voice minimizes all background noises and works like wonder.

The ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513QY Gaming Laptop will be priced at around $1700, depending on the configurations and options you explore. That is almost USD 500 cheaper than the cheapest RTX 3080 Laptop and 100$ cheaper than the RTX 3070 with 15-20% better performance. This year checked almost all the boxes to make one of the best Laptop GPUs ever.

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