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Computex 2021: AMD announces Radeon RX6000M GPUs with RDNA2, Ryzen 5000 APUs for desktops

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jun 01, 2021 10:58 pm
AMD Ryzen
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Dimapur, June 1 (EMN): AMD has finally unveiled the RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000M series GPUs for laptops and mobile devices at the ongoing virtual Computex 2021 trade show. The American semiconductor company also announced that Ryzen 5000G APUs will be available for the consumer market come August.

AMD RADEON RX6000M series mobile graphics

Kicking off proceedings, AMD has finally taken the wraps off the much-awaited RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000M series GPUs — the RX 6800M, RX 6700M, and the RX 6600M.

These new RDNA2-based GPUs are AMD‘s answers to Nvidia‘s RTX series GPUs dominance over the mid-range and high-end gaming segments.

According to AMD, these new RDNA2-based GPUs provides 1.5X faster performance while consuming 43 per cent less power as compared to last-gen RDNA GPUs.

The RX 6800M is touted to be the “fastest AMD Radeon GPU for laptops” and it will go up against Nvidia‘s RTX 3080. The RX 6800M is considered to be the mobile version of the RX 6700 XT and it is designed for comfortable 1440p/120 FPS gaming.

The 36-core Radeon RX 6700M is targeted at the users who want balanced gaming i.e capable of 1440p at 100 fps gaming but perfect 1080p performance.

The RX 6600M is more or less targeted at the mid-range gaming segment and will focus on strong 1080p at 100 fps performance on AAA titles.

AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs for retail markets

In another big development, AMD announced that its Ryzen 5000G APUs will be available for purchase in retail stores come August 5. This is huge news considering that the Ryzen 5000G series of APUs was previously only available on pre-built systems.

AMD Ryzen 5000 series APUs
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AMD has now officially confirmed that the 5600G and 5700G APUs will be available for consumers for $259 and $359, respectively. However, the APU prices for Indian markets is yet to be announced.

The Ryzen 7 5700G is a 65W 8-core, 16-thread APU with Vega 8 graphics. It has a 3.8 GHz base frequency with an additional max frequency boost of 4.6 GHz.

The Ryzen 5 5600G comes is a 65W six-core 12-thread with a 3.9 GHz base, 4.4 GHz boost, and built-in Radeon Vega 7 graphics.

The announcement of AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs being made available to consumers on the retail market is pretty big news. For one, the rise in GPU prices has made most gamers think twice about upgrading their old GPUs for newer ones and new PC owners don’t want to shell out exorbitant sums of money to get their hands on the next-gen discrete GPUs. These Ryzen APUs not only have the processing power but can act as a capable backup GPU for some decent 1080p gaming with its integrated Vega graphics.

Time will only tell how well these new AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs will perform, however, judging by how well the last 4000-series APUs performed, it might not be a surprise if these new APUs become popular especially against Intel’s integrated graphics solutions.

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jun 01, 2021 10:58:56 pm