Integrated Radeon 680M Zen 3+ graphics with RSR can outperform the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q according to AMD
AMD is gearing up to launch its 6 nm mobile Ryzen Zen 3+ series to succeed last year's 7 nm mobile Zen 3. While the performance jump from Zen 2+ to Zen 3 was relatively minor, the chipmaker is promising more significant gen-to-gen gains this time around with its Zen 3+ series especially in terms of gaming potential.
The upcoming flagship Ryzen 7 6800U CPU designed to tackle Intel's Core i7 U-series will come with integrated Radeon 680M graphics to directly replace the Radeon RX Vega series that was prevalent on Zen 3 CPUs and older. To justify the major name change, AMD is claiming that the Radeon 680M can offer approximately 80 percent faster gaming performance than the 11th gen Intel Iris Xe 96 EUs which itself would almost consistently outperform the Radeon RX Vega series.
Coinciding with the launch of the Ryzen 6000U series will be AMDs RSR (Radeon Super Resolution) technology first demoed at CES 2022. Like FSR and DLSS, RSR will render games at lower resolutions before upscaling them to higher targets. Unlike FSR and DLSS, however, RSR will only work on Radeon GPUs and it will be game agnostic. According to AMD's own gaming tests below, enabling RSR on the Radeon 680M can allow the integrated AMD GPU to outperform the discrete GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q without any upscaling features by as much as 2 to 45 percent depending on the game.
The vastly improved iGPU performance of the new Zen 3+ CPUs means AMD will now have a significant advantage over Intel's Tiger Lake-U series in both CPU and GPU applications. Intel is expected to respond later this year with its 10 nm Alder Lake-U solution as the chipmaker is currently busy with its new mobile Alder Lake-H platform.