AMD’s new Radeon 6000S series GPUs are here to beef up thin-and-light gaming laptops

AMD is heading for a complete overhaul of its laptop hardware at CES 2022, with a full lineup of new discrete GPUs for laptops: a new line of RX 6000S models designed to enhance graphics on thin-and-light gaming laptops and an expanded line of RX 6000M GPUs for more traditional gaming laptops.

The RX 6000S series of chips starts with three new designs: the RX 6800S, the RX 6700S and the RX 6600S. AMD says the new GPUs will enable high-performance gaming laptops that are 20 percent thinner and less than 4.5 pounds in weight, with the goal of maximizing power efficiency.

The 6000M series is getting a few new entry-level chips — the RX 6500M and RX 6300M ​​— and souped-up versions of some of its existing models, including the RX 6850M, which AMD says is 7 percent faster than its old top mobile GPU, the RX 6800M. . Rounding out are the RX 6650M XT and the RX 6650M, which AMD claims offer up to 20 percent faster speeds than the original RX 6600M. (AMD already has a trio of powerful GPUs for mobile devices as part of the RX 6000M lineup: the RX 6800M, RX 6700M and RX 6600M, which were introduced last year.)

AMD Mobile GPUs

Fashion model units of account GDDR6 Game Clock (MHz) Memory interface Infinite cache TGP
Fashion model units of account GDDR6 Game Clock (MHz) Memory interface Infinite cache TGP
AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT 40 12GB Up to 2.463 192-bit 96MB Up to 165W
AMD Radeon RX 6650M XT 32 8GB Up to 2,162 128 bit 32MB Up to 120W
AMD Radeon RX 6650M 28 8GB Up to 2222 128 bit 32MB Up to 120W
AMD Radeon RX 6500M 16 4GB Up to 2,191 64 bit 16MB Up to 50W
AMD Radeon RX 6300M 12 2GB Up to 1,512 64 bit 16MB Up to 25W
AMD Radeon RX 6800S 32 8GB Until 1975 128 bit 32MB Up to 100W
AMD Radeon RX 6700S 28 8GB Until 1890 128 bit 32MB Up to 80W
AMD Radeon RX 6600S 28 4GB Up to 1,881 128 bit 32MB Up to 80W

All GPUs in both the refreshed RX 6000M and newly introduced RX 6000S series will feature AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture and should pair well with AMD’s newly announced Ryzen 6000 laptop CPUs for customers looking for more power than the integrated RNDA 2 graphics that provide those chips.

Laptops with the new RX 6000M and RX 6000S chips are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2022.


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