AMD just announced its Ryzen 6000 mobile processors during its CES 2022 keynote. The next-gen notebook APUs pack a bunch of new technologies for all-around leadership performance, but the integrated RDNA 2 GPU is easily the most appealing aspect. With up to 12 Compute Units (or 768 shaders) running at a boost clock of up to 2.4GHz, 2x larger L2 cache, and enhanced render backend units, Rembrandt features the most powerful iGPU ever designed.
The integrated RDNA 2 graphics on Rembrandt are also the first to feature dedicated ray-acceleration units for ray-box/triangle intersections. This speeds up games with DirectX 12 Ray-tracing, something that will become the norm in the coming years. The Ryzen 7 6800U is up to a whopping 300% faster than the Intel Gen 12 graphics featured on the Tiger Lake-U flagship (1165G7). The RDNA 2 iGPU also manages to one-up NVIDIA’s GeForce MX450 dGPU consistently across a variety of titles. The performance gains depend on the bottleneck. For example, in Doom Eternal, it’s both the memory subsystem and the shaders, making the 6800U considerably faster than its rivals.
When paired with AMD’s FSR upscaling technology, the Ryzen 7 6800U manages to deliver a remarkable 59 FPS in Far Cry 6 at the Medium Quality preset at 1080p.
In most other recent titles like Deathloop and Godfall, the 6800U offers somewhere between 60 and 75 FPS with the FSR Quality preset enabled. The use of an open-source spatial upscaling technology paired with a robust memory sub-system and high clock speeds push AMD’s integrated RDNA 2 graphics to never-before-seen heights.