AMD Radeon RX 7700S falls short of the last-gen GeForce RTX 3060 in Geekbench's OpenCL benchmark
AMD finally bought graphics cards based on the RDNA 3 architecture to laptops at CES 2023. However, it introduced only some mid-range SKUs, presumably to unveil the good stuff at Computex. One of the models announced, the Radeon RX 7700S, has now made its Geekbench debut. One can expect more of them to show up in the coming weeks now that laptops running the hardware have been announced by OEMs. Geekbench isn't exactly the best graphics card benchmark out there, so it's best to reserve judgment until more benchmark data shows up.
The AMD Radeon RX 7700S scores 81,145 points in Geekbench's OpenCL benchmark in a laptop running AMD's newest Ryzen 5 7535HS. It improves upon the Radeon RX 6700S (63,220 points) by about 28%. Additionally, the graphics card is more or less on par with its non-S-branded predecessor, the Radeon RX 6700M (82,196 points). However, the Radeon RX 7700S doesn't even come within striking distance of the GeForce RTX 4060, which scored 101,850 points in the benchmark despite being hamstrung by bad thermals/drivers. Even the last-gen GeForce RTX 3060 (112,891 points) seems to best it.
It is pertinent to note that the Radeon RX 7700S is a watered-down version of the eventual Radeon RX 7700M, and by extension, the RX 7700M XT, so it doesn't need to go all guns blazing. Geekbench is notorious for showing only half the compute units of an AMD graphics card, as exhibited by this listing, which says the sample has 16 CUs instead of 32. Besides, it is designed for thin and light laptops and has a max TGP of 100 Watts.
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