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AMD Ryzen 7 6800U outmuscles the Intel Core i7-1260P and the Apple M2 by hefty margins in PassMark's CPU test suite

The AMD Ryzen 7 6800U brings a gaming-friendly Radeon 680M iGPU with it. (Image source: AMD - edited)
The AMD Ryzen 7 6800U brings a gaming-friendly Radeon 680M iGPU with it. (Image source: AMD - edited)
The AMD Ryzen 7 6800U has finally turned up on the PassMark CPU testing site, and it has made a very promising first showing. The Zen 3+ “Rembrandt” APU with the handy RDNA2-based Radeon 680M iGPU managed to outscore fellow low-power rivals such as the Intel Core i7-1260P and Apple M2 in the site’s average CPU Mark results.

AMD announced the Ryzen 7 6800U back in January and we offered an in-depth hands-on review of the new Rembrandt part in May. It’s now July and the Zen 3+ processor has made its first appearance on PassMark, so obviously the test scores recorded here currently have a high margin for error. However, initial results on the site don’t tend to deviate too much from the eventual average score for a CPU, so this appearance for the Ryzen 7 6800U should offer a reasonably accurate image of how good the APU is – and it is very good, at least in multi-test terms.

The reported single-thread score for the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U isn’t too bad, with 3,373 points giving the Zen 3+ processor an acceptable +9.09% gain over the Ryzen 7 5800U, which should be expected due to the higher clock rates (2.7-4.7 GHz vs. 1.9-4.4 GHz) and greater TDP allowance (28 W vs. 15 W). The Apple M2 is well beyond the Ryzen 7 6800U here though, with its stunning score of 4,116 points being over +22% ahead of the Rembrandt chip. But the good news for AMD is that the low-power APU narrowly beats out both the 28 W Intel Core rivals i7-1260P (by +3.40%) and i7-1280P (by +3.66%).

But one would expect an AMD processor to really shine in multiple testing and the Ryzen 7 6800U meets that expectation and then some. The Zen 3 chip scores 21,501 points here, which leaves it in PassMark’s laptop CPU chart in the realms of H-class parts from both Team Red and Team Blue that require higher TDPs. While the score only puts the 8-core Ryzen 7 6800U at +13.72% ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800U and +12.32% over the Intel Core i7-1280P (14 cores: 6x performance, 8x efficient), the Intel Core i7-1260P (12 cores: 4P + 8E) and the 8-core Apple M2 are soundly defeated, by +26.25% and a huge 43.98%, respectively.

It's something of a mouth-watering result by the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, which can now be found in laptops such as the very good Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s, and the HP EliteBook 865 G9. It’s also worth mentioning the fact that the Rembrandt APU comes with a good enough Radeon 680M iGPU that it was selected as one of the options for the GPD Win Max 2 handheld gaming PC, with the Intel Core i7-1260P being the other choice for those who would prefer to utilize Team Blue’s Iris XE Graphics G7 solution.

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Ryzen 7 6800U chart placing. (Image source: PassMark)
Ryzen 7 6800U chart placing
Ryzen 7 6800U comparison. (Image source: PassMark)
Ryzen 7 6800U comparison

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PassMark (1/2/3) & HP & GPD

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-07-13 (Update: 2022-07-13)