Not to be outdone by Nvidia, AMD’s graphics business kicked off CES with four new mobile RDNA3 GPUs and accompanying graphics technology upgrades.
AMD has launched the Radeon RX 7600M XT and RX 7600M. Both GPUs are focused on improving 1080p gaming on laptops. The complementary Radeon RX 7770S and RX 7600S target thin and light laptops with up to 100W power consumption. AMD also announced two upcoming software techs: HYPR-RX, a kind of master control that enables all of AMD’s gaming features, and balancing upscaling tech on supported laptops. SmartShift RSR is useful for
Whereas Nvidia unveiled its RTX 4090/4080 GPUs for laptops without any details, AMD did a little better. Still, questions remain about some important details.
AMD announced the final generation Radeon RX 6600M, 6700M and 6800M in May 2021. The RX 6600M has eight compute units/ray accelerators, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, a 2,177 MHz game clock, a 128-bit memory interface, and 32 MB of infinity cache.
All we know about the RX 7600M XT and RX 7600M is that they are a step up to the RDNA3 architecture. The RX 7600M XT contains 8 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit memory bus and features 32 TFLOPS of FP32 power. The RX 7600M offers the same memory and bus width, with 28 TFLOPs instead. However, I don’t know the number of compute units/ray accelerators, nor the game clock. (On the RX6600M, they were 28 CUs and 2,177MHz, respectively.)
However, from a performance perspective, it has some distinct advantages. According to AMD, the 7600M XT is 26% faster across popular game titles. AMD also claims the 7600M XT to be faster than both his RTX 3060 8GB and 12GB variants.
On the other hand, the RX 7700S and 7600S have similar designs. Both he comes with 8GB of his GDDR6 memory and a 128-bit memory bus. The RX 7600S contains 28 32-bit TFLOPS and the 7700S can do 32 TFLOPS.
The new mobile GPUs are built into Alienware M18 and M16, Asus TUF Gaming A16, Emdoor APX970 and AG958GP, IP3 ARN37A.
Unsurprisingly, AMD believes its new GPUs will bring significant benefits to thin and light laptops. AMD compared the new GPU to the old 6700S.
Interestingly, all four of the new GPUs consume the same die space and use the same process technology.
New software enhancements in progress
According to Aaron Steinman, senior manager of Radeon product management at AMD, all four GPUs include AV1 hardware encoding and decoding, AMD noise suppression, and content-adaptive machine learning and AI visual analytics to help preserve text. Includes support.
Three other software technologies are worth noting. According to Steinman, AMD plans to ship his SmartShift RSR in the first half of 2023. This is a technology that frees up discrete GPU resources and offloads upscaling computations to his APU. AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) launches his 3.0 version offering enhancements like better upscaling and smoother motion frames. Finally, AMD Software supports his HYPR-RX. It’s a one-button control that combines Radeon Anti-Lag, Radeon Boost, Radeon Super Resolution and more. According to Steinman, turning on HYPR-RX also turns on these features. According to AMD, these are expected to be available in the first half of 2023.