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Asus ROG Flow X13: AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS no match for Flow Z13's Core i9-12900H but Radeon 680M has the GTX 1650 Max-Q in sight thanks to LPDDR5-6400

The Asus ROG Flow X13's Ryzen 7 6800HS offers tangible improvements over the Ryzen 7 5800H. (Image Source: Asus)
The Asus ROG Flow X13's Ryzen 7 6800HS offers tangible improvements over the Ryzen 7 5800H. (Image Source: Asus)
Benchmarks from an Asus ROG Flow X13 featuring the AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS have leaked online. Compared to the Core i9-12900H in the ROG Flow Z13, the Ryzen 7 6800HS trails considerably. However, the 16 GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM does help the Radeon 680M in offering a significant advantage over the GeForce MX450 bringing it closer to a GTX 1650 Max-Q.

Laptops powered by the new AMD Ryzen 6000 processors are gradually starting to become available. The Asus ROG Flow X13 is one such laptop that is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS that integrates a Radeon 680M RDNA 2 GPU with 12 compute units (CUs). Asus also offers the ROG Flow Z13 with a Core i9-12900H, which is currently under review. 

This information comes via known leaker HXL on Twitter, who managed to source Cinebench R20, Cinebench R23, and CPU-Z numbers for the ROG Flow X13.

ROG Flow X13 - Ryzen 7 6800HS faster than Ryzen 7 5800H but no match for the Flow Z13's Core i9-12900H

Firstly, let's have a look at the ROG Flow X13 powered by the Ryzen 7 6800HS. This laptop seems to be equipped with 16 GB of LPDDR5-6400 memory, which should come in handy for the integrated Radeon 680M iGPU.

In Cinebench R20, the Ryzen 7 6800HS scores 607 points in single-core and 5,156 points in multi-core tests. This makes it about 16.8% and 6% slower than the corresponding scores we recorded for the Core i9-12900H in the ROG Flow Z13.

In Cinebench R23, the ROG Flow X13 manages 1,539 points in single-core and 13,391 points in multi-core. In comparison to a ROG Flow Z13 with a Core i9-12900H, the AMD-powered variant is about 19.7% slower in single-core and 12% slower in multi-core parts of the test. 

The scores, especially the multi-core ones, are not really surprising given that the Core i9-12900H actually offers 14 cores and 20 threads while the Ryzen 7 6800HS is an eight core 16 thread part.

In comparison with the older Ryzen 7 5800H average, however, we do see tangible improvements across the board — 10.5% and 11.4% faster in Cinebench R20 single and multi-core, respectively and corresponding benefits of about 9% and 12% benefits in Cinebench R23.

ROG Flow X13 with Ryzen 7 6800HS and LPDDR5-6400 - Cinebench R20. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 with Ryzen 7 6800HS and LPDDR5-6400 - Cinebench R20. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 with Ryzen 7 6800HS and LPDDR5-6400 - Cinebench R23. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 with Ryzen 7 6800HS and LPDDR5-6400 - Cinebench R23. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 with Ryzen 7 6800HS and LPDDR5-6400 - CPU-Z. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 with Ryzen 7 6800HS and LPDDR5-6400 - CPU-Z. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)

Moreover, the Core i9-12900H in the ROG Flow Z13 works at a 55 W/114 W PL1/PL2. HXL showed screen grabs highlighting the Ryzen 7 6800H's CPU power package values in quiet and performance modes. It is highly likely that the ROG Flow X13's scores were recorded under the maximum performance profile. 

In Quiet mode, the Ryzen 7 6800H seems to be working at 11.5 W (current) and 32.18 W (maximum) package powers while in Performance mode these values go up to 54 W and 65 W, respectively. This is also reflected in the Asus Armory Crate utility. 

ROG Flow X13 - CPU power in Quiet mode. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - CPU power in Quiet mode. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - CPU power in Performance mode. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - CPU power in Performance mode. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - CPU power Armory Crate. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - CPU power Armory Crate. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)

Radeon 680 M: Much faster than an MX450 and not very far from the GTX 1650 Max-Q

HXL also posted two 3DMark Time Spy scores — one from Baidu and another from Chiphell. The scores from Chiphell seem to be on the higher side, though. The integrated Radeon 680M seems to have obtained 2,689 points in the Time Spy GPU test. This is about 33% slower than the RTX 3050 Ti in the ROG Flow Z13 but a whopping 86% faster than an average Xe G7 96 EUs iGPU and about 57% faster than an average GeForce MX450

In comparison with a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, the Radeon 680M falls just about 10% behind in Time Spy GPU, which is not at all a bad performance for an iGPU. The Radeon 680M's performance can also be attributed to the use of the faster LPDD5-6400 RAM in the ROG Flow X13.

ROG Flow X13 - Radeon 680M 3DMark Time Spy from Baidu. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - Radeon 680M 3DMark Time Spy from Baidu. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - Radeon 680M 3DMark Time Spy from Chiphell. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)
ROG Flow X13 - Radeon 680M 3DMark Time Spy from Chiphell. (Image Source: HXL on Twitter)

Overall, the Alder Lake-based ROG Flow Z13 seems to be the clear choice when it comes to raw performance. However, we do not know the pricing information for the ROG Flow X13 yet, which could be the key deciding factor between these two devices.

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Baidu and Chiphell (Chinese) via @9550pro on Twitter (1) and (2)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2022-02-28 (Update: 2022-02-28)