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AMD Radeon RX 6000 mobile specifications leak from the RX 6300M to the RX 6850M XT

AMD will be expanding its laptop GPU portfolio from three to eleven SKUs. (Image source: AMD)
AMD will be expanding its laptop GPU portfolio from three to eleven SKUs. (Image source: AMD)
A substantial leak has revealed specifications for eight upcoming AMD Radeon RX 6000M laptop GPUs. All based on the company's RDNA 2 architecture, the GPUs will range from the RX 6300M to the RX 6850M XT. AMD will also release the RX 6000S series, seemingly an equivalent to NVIDIA's old Max-Q GPUs.

Until now, AMD has released hardly any current-generation laptop GPUs. While NVIDIA has fleshed out its mobile offering with the RTX 3050 to the RTX 3080, AMD only had the RX 6600M, RX 6700M and the RX 6800M. However, VideoCardz has confirmed that AMD is on the cusp of announcing eight new SKUs ranging from the RX 6300M to the RX 6850M XT.

As expected, the RX 6300M and RX 6500M are low-powered GPUs that AMD compares against the GTX 1650, GTX 1650 SUPER and the RTX 3050. The pair are the only to rely on a 6 nm manufacturing process; all other new RX 6000 cards rely on the established 7 nm process instead. Theoretically, electing for a 6 nm process should make the RX 6300M and RX 6500M more power-efficient than if AMD had manufactured them using 7 nm nodes.

(Image source: AMD via VideoCardz)

AMD will also introduce the RX 6650M, RX 6650M XT and the RX 6850M XT, boosted versions of the RX 6600M and RX 6800M, respectively. Arguably, the RX 6650M XT is the strangest of the three here, because AMD has equipped it with four more Compute Units (CUs) than the RX 6600 has. By contrast, the RX 6650M and the RX 6850M XT retain the CU volume of their RX 6000M siblings.

In saying that, the RX 6850M XT has 16 MB more Infinity Cache than the RX 6800M, a 20 W TGP boost and improved VRAM. Specifically, AMD has included 12 GB VRAM, still GDRR6, but memory clocked at 18 Gbps. Additionally, the VRAM operates on a 192-bit memory interface, which should yield a 432 GB/s memory bandwidth.

Furthermore, AMD plans to release RX 6000S GPUs, cut-down versions of the existing RX 6000M series. Oddly, the RX 6800S has fewer CUs than the RX 6800M and only as many as the RX 6650M XT. In effect, the RX 6000S series is AMD's equivalent to Max-Q, a branding that NVIDIA dropped with the RTX 30 series.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-01- 4 (Update: 2022-01- 4)