CES 2022 | Official AMD Ryzen 6000 benchmark results point towards significant CPU and iGPU performance improvements
Yesterday, VideoCardz leaked several slides from AMD's CES 2022 deck, including some for the new Ryzen 6000 series. AMD has since published the full deck, in which it has offered early benchmarks comparing the Ryzen 7 6800U and its Radeon 680M iGPU against contemporary chips. As the images below show, AMD has highlighted the performance uplift the Ryzen 7 6800U offers compared to the Ryzen 7 5800U, Core i7-1165G7 and the GeForce MX450.
For reference, the Radeon 680M in the Ryzen 7 6800U operates at 2.2 GHz, matching the Ryzen 7 6800H and Ryzen 7 6800HS. However, equivalent Ryzen 9 SKUs have a Radeon 680M iGPU that can boost 200 MHz higher. By contrast, Ryzen 5 models rely on the Radeon 660M, an iGPU with half the graphics cores that the Radeon 680M offers. Still, the Radeon 660M should outperform the Radeon RX Vega 8 iGPU in the Ryzen 5000 series.
According to AMD, the Radeon 680M will deliver twice the gaming performance, on average, than the Radeon RX Vega 8 manages. AMD has shown that the Radeon 680M outperforms the Iris Xe Graphics G7 and GeForce MX450 in several popular games, including Doom Eternal and The Witcher 3. We would recommend reserving judgement on the Radeon 680M until independent benchmark results appear, though.
Crucially, AMD has refrained from including FPS values in most of its charts. Still, AMD hopes to utilise FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) to make AAA games 'truly playable' on an ultrathin laptop. Still, iGPUs are a long way from being powerful enough to play games like Far Cry 6 at 1080p and high graphics settings, even with FSR Quality enabled.
Other charts outline CPU performance improvements between Zen 3 and Zen 3+ cores, too. The change between generations is more modest here, with AMD emphasising up to 1.3x higher scores in Cinebench R23 nT and PCMark 10 Extended. Unfortunately, AMD states that the Ryzen 7 6800U will only outscore the Ryzen 7 5800U by 10% in Cinebench R23 1T. On the other hand, the Ryzen 6000 series should consume significantly less power when outperforming the Ryzen 5000 series. OEMs are expected to release Ryzen 6000-powered laptops during Q1 2022.