AMD RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series mobile GPUs and AMD Advantage laptops announced

At their Computex 2021 event, AMD announced their Radeon RX 6000 series mobile GPUs based on their RDNA 2 architecture. Along with this, AMD announced their AMD Advantage program to compliment these GPU launches and finally introduced their AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution technology.

AMD introduced three new GPUs in the Radeon RX 6000-series GPUs, namely the RX 6600M, the RX 6700M and their flagship 6800M. AMD claims performance improvements of nearly 1.5x times compared to GPUs based on their previous RDNA architecture.

Model Compute Units & Ray Accelerators GDDR6 Game Clock (MHz) Memory Interface Infinity Cache
AMD Radeon RX 6800M 40 12 GB 2300Mhz
@ 145W
192-bit 96 MB
AMD Radeon RX 6700M 36 10 GB 2300Mhz
@ 135W
160-bit 80 MB
AMD Radeon RX 6600M 28 8 GB 2177Mhz
@ 100W
128-bit 32 MB

As to what kind of performance these GPUs target, the Radeon RX 6800M is aimed at providing 1440p/120 FPS performance, while Radeon RX 6700M is designed to provide 1440p/100FPS performance and the Radeon RX 6600M is aimed at 1080p/100FPS gaming.

These GPUs bring support for a host of new technologies such as AMD Infinity Cache, AMD Smart Access Memory, AMD SmartShift Technology, AMD Radeon Chill and AMD FidelityFX. The Radeon RX 6000-series mobile GPUs are also AMD’s first offering that support DirectX Raytracing (DXR) in laptops.

AMD also announced their Advantage Design Framework at their Computex, 2021 event. It consists of guidelines for laptop manufactures laid out by AMD, to help ensure that consumers get the best possible experiences on AMD-powered laptops. Examples of these guidelines include:

  • Support for AMD SmartShift and AMD Smart Access Memory enabled by default.
  • All-day battery-powered video playback (10+ hrs.)
  • 144Hz+ high-refresh rate, vividly bright (300+ nits) displays
  • Custom-tuned thermals for cool operation during continuous gameplay.

And finally, AMD introduced FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology, which is their competitor to NVIDIA’s DLSS technology. It will allow gamers to choose between 4 quality settings,  adjusting the balance between image quality and performance based on their preferences. AMD is claiming performance improvements of nearly 2.5x when compared to native resolution gaming in select titles when in “Performance” mode.

Laptops with Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs will be launching all throughout 2021. One of the first gaming laptops to feature AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs will be the ROG Strix G15/17 AMD Advantage Edition gaming, which will go on sale early June 2021.