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AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT vs AMD Radeon RX 6650M XT

AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT

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The AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT is a mobile high-end graphics card for gaming laptops. It uses the Navi 22 chip based on the new RDNA 2 architecture. It uses all 2,560 shaders (= 40 CUs), 160 TMUs, and 64 ROPs and therefore is similar to the desktop Radeon RX 6700 XT. The 192 Bit memory system connects 12 GB GDDR6 with 18 Gbps memory speed. Furthermore, the RX6850MXT includes 96 MB Infinity Cache. AMD specified 2.463 GHz game clock for 13.3 TFLOPS theoretical performance (SP) at a TDP of 135-165 Watt. The difference to the previous RX 6800M is the slightly increased clock speed of the CPU and GPU.

The gaming performance of the RX 6850M XT should be slightly faster than the old RX 6800M which positioned itself between a RTX 3070 and 3080 for laptops. For 

The Navi 22 chip is manufactured at TSMC in the modern 7nm process.

AMD Radeon RX 6650M XT

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The AMD Radeon RX 6650M XT is a mobile mid-range graphics card based on the Navi 23 chip (RDNA 2  architecture) manufactured in 7nm. It features 2,048 cores (32 CUs - compute units) and 8 GB of fast GDDR6 graphics memory connected with a 128 Bit memory bus. The chip also includes 32 MB Infinity Cache. The clock speed of the cores will depend on the laptop according to AMD. The specified game clock speed is 2162 MHz (most likely at 120 W TGP). 

AMD compares the performance to the RTX 3060 for laptops and similar to the RX 6600M. When Raytracing effects are activated, it falls behind the GeForce GPUs. Compared to the normal RX 6650M, the XT variant offers more shader, but at a slower clock speed.

The Navi 21 chip is manufactured at TSMC in the modern 7nm process.

AMD Radeon RX 6850M XTAMD Radeon RX 6650M XT
Radeon RX 6000M Series
Radeon RX 6850M XT 2560 @ 2.46 GHz192 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800M compare 2560 @ 2.12 - 2.3 GHz192 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800S compare 2048 @ 1.8 - 1.98 GHz128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6700M compare 2304 @ 2.3 GHz160 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6650M XT 2048 @ 2.16 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6650M compare 1792 @ 2.22 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6600M compare 1792 @ 2.07 - 2.18 GHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 6700S compare 2304 @ 1.89 GHz160 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon PRO W6600M compare 1792 128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 6600S compare 1792 @ 1.88 GHz128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6500M compare 1024 @ 2.19 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6300M compare 768 @ 1.51 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6850M XT 2560 @ 2.46 GHz192 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800M compare 2560 @ 2.12 - 2.3 GHz192 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800S compare 2048 @ 1.8 - 1.98 GHz128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6700M compare 2304 @ 2.3 GHz160 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6650M XT 2048 @ 2.16 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6650M compare 1792 @ 2.22 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6600M compare 1792 @ 2.07 - 2.18 GHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 6700S compare 2304 @ 1.89 GHz160 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon PRO W6600M compare 1792 128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 6600S compare 1792 @ 1.88 GHz128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6500M compare 1024 @ 2.19 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6300M compare 768 @ 1.51 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
CodenameNavi 22
ArchitectureRDNA 2RDNA 2
Pipelines2560 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed2463 (Boost) MHz2162 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed18000 MHz18000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory12 GB8 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12, Shader 6.4, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12, Shader 6.4, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption145 Watt120 Watt
Transistors17.2 Billion11.1 Billion
technology7 nm7 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.4 w/DFSC, HDMI 2.0b, Radeon Media Engine (H.264 4K150 decode, 4K90 encode / H.265 4K90 decode, 4K60 encode / VP9 4K90 decode)DisplayPort 1.4 w/DFSC, HDMI 2.0b, Radeon Media Engine (H.264 4K150 decode, 4K90 encode / H.265 4K90 decode, 4K60 encode / VP9 4K90 decode)
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2022 04.01.2022
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics...https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics...

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
11633 Points (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
11762 Points (54%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
63333 Points (68%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
177650 Points (71%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
27494 Points (66%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
32853 Points (55%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
31277 Points (63%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
42089 Points (60%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP *
51 Seconds (7%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
197.6 fps (51%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
217 Watt (33%)
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
251 Watt (35%)
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
249 Watt (55%)
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
0.5 Points per Watt (0%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
0.5 Points per Watt (0%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT → NAN% n=

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F1 22

F1 22

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
245  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
241  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
204  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
52  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
31  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
160  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
135.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
105.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
87.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
53.6  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
89  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
95.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
94.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
78.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
64.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
130  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
131  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
132  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
129  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
103  fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
123  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
112  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
100  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
99  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
87  fps
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
351  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
308  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
297  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
146  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
95  fps
Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
211.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
192.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
192.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
191.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
136.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
235  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
159  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
130  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
112  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
82  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
270  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
169.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
131.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
110.5  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
89.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
120  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
119  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
108  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
83  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
60  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
181  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
159  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
142  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
123  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
100  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
153  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
252.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
155.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
117.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
83.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
112.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
102.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
94.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
85.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
68.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
157.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
150.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
109.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
86.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
68.4  fps
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 6850M XT:
445 fps