Lab – A look back at the amazing gaming performance of AMD's Ryzen 7 6800U

Lab – A look back at the amazing gaming performance of AMD’s Ryzen 7 6800U

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The ZenBook S 13 Oled features an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor. The Ryzen 6000s inaugurate the Radeon 680M graphics part equipped with RDNA 2 cores from desktop graphics cards. Update on the performance of this new integrated graphics part.

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The AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, which takes place within the Asus ZenBook S 13 Oled, has the particularity of carrying a new iGPU. AMD has integrated into the Zen 3+ architecture of its Ryzen a graphics part equipped with RDNA 2 cores from the Radeon RX 6000, with the key to a significant gain for the graphics performance of the Ryzen.

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AMD Ryzen 6000 processors and their characteristics.

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The Ryzen 7 6800U is the only low-power processor to ship 12 computing units, called Radeon 680M, while the Ryzen 5 6600U is content with six units called Radeon 660M. AMD also declines its RDNA 2 cores on processors of 35 Watts and more. However, the vast majority of these are accompanied by laptop manufacturers with a dedicated GPU and are therefore not used in the game.

During its presentation in January at the CES high-tech trade show, AMD was full of praise for the capabilities of its new iGPU, which we also had a glimpse of during the ZenBook S 13 Oled test.

First, we compared the performance of the Radeon 680M present in the Ryzen 7 6800U of the ZenBook S 13 Oled with the iGPU (Vega 7) Ryzen 5 5500U from AMD, present in the ZenBook 13 Oled tested last year. , and with Intel’s Iris Xe, present in the Core i7-1280P of the Laptop Framework, using three games that we use to evaluate the iGPUs.

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Average in-game frames per second.

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By playing Diablo 3 at 1080p with all details maxed out, the Ryzen 5 5500U’s Vega 7 iGPU gets 29 fps; for its part, the Iris Xe outputs 35 fps and the Ryzen 7 6800U 65 fps. On the latter, it would therefore be possible to increase the definition to gain comfort, since the ZenBook S 13 Oled panel has a resolution of 2880 x 1800. Overwatch, also at 1080p but with a 100% preset, the iGPU Vega 7 goes up to 45 fps, the Iris Xe offers 75 fps, while the Radeon 680M soars with 124 fps. Last test on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 1080p, with the details set to minimum: the ZenBook 13 Oled and its Ryzen 5500U do not even finish the benchmark, the Iris Xe obtains 27 fps on average and the Radeon 680M reaches 33 fps.

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But we wanted to go a little further, by submitting the Ryzen 7 6800U to our entire gaming panel, which defines the GPU performance index of laptops. This panel includes Call Of Duty Black Ops, Control, Cyberpunk 2077, GodFall and The Medium. Only missing: Metro Exodus EE, which uses Ray-tracing by default and would bring the iGPU to its knees, even with the settings at minimum. We’ve made a major concession, however, by setting all settings to a minimum with the presets available in games.

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Number of frames per second with the “low” setting in 1080p.

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Across our panel of games, the Radeon 680M of the Ryzen 7 6800U does well, with just over 30 fps on average. The activation of the FSR offers a considerable gain in fluidity, and in certain cases, it allows to raise the level of details of a notch, in particular in godfall.

The synthetic benchmarks corroborate the results we obtained in game. As announced by AMD, we see almost a doubling of performance when going from the Vega of the Ryzen 5000 to the Radeon 680M of the Ryzen 7 6000. The Iris Xe from Intel is lies between the two AMD solutions, with a significant advantage on the graphics driver side for the reds.

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Results in synthetic benchmarks.

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The switch to RDNA 2 architecture on the Ryzen 6000 offers a welcome performance boost. All the games in our panel have been tested and are fluid, with compromises on the details of course, even if nothing prevents us from picking among less demanding titles. With the iGPU of its Ryzen 6000, AMD takes a significant advantage over Intel’s Iris Xe, especially since the latter should not be renewed for some time.

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