Beside its latest Zen 3-powered Ryzen APUs, today’s keynote also saw the official announcement of AMD’s new Radeon RX 6000M mobile graphics series for laptops. Much like its desktop counterparts, the new mobile GPU series are based on the brand’s current 7nm, RDNA2 architectures.
As you’ve no doubt guess, the RX 6800M is the most powerful of the trio, sporting 12GB GDDR6 graphics memory, 40 Compute Units (CUs) and Ray Accelerators, a game clock of 2.3GHz at full whack, and a 96MB Infinity Cache. Again, as it is an AMD product , the GPU also supports both Smart Access Memory (SAM) and Smartshift when paired with an AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile CPU.
In terms of raw gaming performance, the 6800M isn’t quite set up to dominate the 4K realm, but to AMD’s credit, it is setting realistic expectations, aiming for max graphics settings at 1440p with this mobile GPU, which is more than plenty for us.
As to which laptop will be the first to showcase the 6800M, that honour goes to ASUS’ ROG Strix G15 “AAA” Edition gaming laptop. In addition to the 6800M, the laptop is also fitted with AMD’s Rzyen 9 5900HX CPU, both of which are also kept cooled through the use of Liquid Metal and vapour chamber technology.
Moving on, the RX 6700M serves as the halfway mark of the three mobile GPUs. Specs-wise, the mobile GPU has 10GB GDDR6 memory, 36 CUs and Ray Accelerators, an 80MB Infinity Cache, and a 2.3GHz game clock. Whereby the 6800M is designed to enable gamers to play their favourite triple-A title at 1440p resolution at their highest graphics settings, the 6700M unsurprisingly takes it down a notch. By allowing gamers to still game at 1440p, but at either the second or third highest graphics settings of each respective games.