New graphics from AMD take up the laptop battle with Nvidia

AMD is sharpening the graphics capabilities for gaming consoles with three new circuits based on RDNA 2. These are intended as direct challengers to Nvidia’s cards in the Geforce RTX 30 series.

The new circuits were unveiled during the ongoing Computex trade show. These are the RX 6800M, 6700M and 6600M, which offer up to 40 computing units, 12GB of GDDR6 graphics memory and 2,300 MHz clock frequency. The RX 6800M is the trio’s worst and should offer performance of up to 1440p / 120 fps.

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According to AMD, RDNA 2 circuits boast 1.5 times better performance than the previous architecture, while consuming 43 percent less power. If you use your laptop without a power connection, the circuits should give a full 1.77 times better performance.

Performance should be equivalent to Nvidia’s offering in the portable segment – sometimes even better. At least if one is to believe the manufacturer-published comparisons that should always be taken with a pinch of salt.

The best performance will be if you combine one of the new graphics cards with one of AMD’s own Zen 3-based Ryzen processors, says AMD. Gamers on the go can start looking for laptops with AMD’s new graphics chips right now, as they are expected to be released fairly soon.