AMD’s Ryzen 6000 processors have officially been launched. Featuring the RDNA 2 graphics architecture and a robust LPDD5 memory, these 6nm chips will go head-to-head against Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake-P lineup. Although the Ryzen gang doesn’t outright beat the Alder Lake mobile offerings in CPU-intensive workloads, they absolutely destroy them at sub-50W power limits (read: very efficient).
In graphics workloads, the Ryzen 6000 family rules. In 3D rendering, the Ryzen 7 6800U is a whopping 3x faster than the Intel Core i7-1185G7. Compared to the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, the 6800U is a smidge slower in popular titles, and with FSR enabled (Balanced and Quality), registers solid wins across the board.
None of Intel’s integrated graphics solutions have a chance against the Ryzen 6000 featured RDNA 2 iGPUs. The Ryzen 7 6800U is consistently 2x faster than the Xe graphics on the Core i7-1185G7 in gaming workloads, making iGPUs suitable for AAA gaming for the first time ever.
The Radeon 680M GPU on the Ryzen 9 6900HS is 19%, 25%, and 35% slower than the GeForce GTX 1650, GTX 1060, and the R9 Fury X on average (without FSR), an impressive result for an iGPU with no discrete graphics memory.