Ryzen 6000-APU clocks higher framerates than GTX 1650 Max-Q


With the review bans on AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 APUs having expired, the chipmaker has also revealed a set of its own benchmarks. The integrated Radeon 680M GPU, according to AMD, clocks faster framerates in several games than a laptop with Nvidia entry-level GPUs.

AMD’s own presentation footage, co-released by HardwareLuxx, pits the Ryzen 7 6800U APU against Intel’s Core i7-1165G7, as well as notebooks with Nvidia’s GeForce MX 450 and a “GeForce GTX Max-Q” — which on closer inspection should be the GTX 1650 GPU. In virtually all statistics, AMD’s new 6nm APU scores higher in 1080p performance, with graphics quality as much as possible on ‘Low’.

In the case of the comparison with Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Max-Q, the results may have been slightly distorted. The integrated Radeon 680M scores narrowly higher in some games, but often relies on AMD’s own upscaling technology, FidelityFX Super Resolution. Apparently, the GTX 1650 GPU didn’t get that same push, while AMD’s open-source upscaling tool can also run on competitors’ chipsets.


Without FSR upscaling, AMD still promises significant results. Games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Back 4 Blood should be able to easily maintain the 60 frames per second at ‘native’ 1080p, purely with an integrated GPU. AMD claims that the lighter Radeon 660M is also “about twice as fast as Intel Iris Xe graphics,” proving that igpus will be “no longer an obstacle to gaming” in the future.

With the official launch of this first HS series of Ryzen 6000 APUs, AMD is also preparing the next lineup of notebook chipsets, with TMPs up to over 45 watts. From March, the heavier HX line and the U-series for “ultra-thin” notebooks should also come into the picture. All Ryzen 6000 APUs come with an integrated RDNA 2 GPU for the first time: the Radeon 680M (12 cores up to 2.4 GHz) for Ryzen 7 and 9 processors — and the Radeon 660M (6 cores up to 1.9 GHz) for Ryzen 5 processors.

Between March and April, AMD is also planning a “Pro” offering of Ryzen 6,000 chipsets, according to newly released roadmaps. With this, AMD also seems to respond more to the ‘prosumer’, as well as laptops of a more business-like nature.