AMD at Computex 2021: Radeon RX 6000M Series, Advantage Laptops, FSR
Computex 2021 is happening now in the form of COMPUTEXVirtual, and AMD has made some announcements. Briefly, we are getting RDNA 2 mobile graphics via the new AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series, the AMD Advantage Design Framework promises “to deliver the next generation of premium, high-performance gaming laptops”, and we have more details – and a release window – for FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR).
More details via AMD’s press release follow.
AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series mobile graphics are built on breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, delivering up to 1.5X higher performance4 or up to 43 percent lower power at the same performance level5 compared to AMD RDNA architecture. They also bring advanced technologies such as AMD Infinity Cache and DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) to next-gen laptops.
The AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU is a graphics powerhouse, offering world-class 1440p/120 FPS performance6 with a powerful blend of raytracing, compute and traditional effects for true-to-life visuals. The AMD Radeon RX 6700M GPU offers 1440p/100FPS gaming performance7, next-level visuals and efficiency designed for the new generation of advanced gaming and content creation laptops. The AMD Radeon RX 6600M GPU is designed to deliver high refresh rate 1080p/100FPS gaming8 for lightweight laptops. Radeon RX 6000M Series mobile graphics bring numerous game-changing features available to gamers on the go, including:
- AMD Infinity Cache – Up to 96MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die reduces latency and power consumption to deliver higher gaming performance than traditional architectural designs.
- AMD Smart Access Memory – Unlocks higher performance for select AMD-powered laptops by providing AMD Ryzen processors with access to the entire high-speed AMD Radeon GDDR6 graphics memory.
- AMD SmartShift Technology – Dynamically shifts laptop power between AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors and AMD Radeon Graphics, providing an additional increase in gaming performance.
- AMD Radeon Chill – Power-saving feature that helps save battery by regulating frame rates based on in-game movements.
- AMD FidelityFX – Supported by more than 45 titles, AMD FidelityFX is an open-source toolkit of visual enhancement effects for game developers available through AMD GPUOpen. It includes a robust collection of rasterized lighting, shadow and reflection effects, as well as the new AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, that can be integrated into the latest games with minimal performance overhead.
AMD Advantage Design Framework
With the new AMD Advantage Design Framework, AMD and its global PC partners are redefining high-performance mobile gaming. AMD Advantage laptops combine AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics, AMD Radeon Software and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors with exclusive AMD smart technologies, AMD FreeSync™ Premium-certified displays, fast NVME storage, optimal thermal designs, and other advanced system design characteristics.
AMD Advantage laptops are designed to deliver best-in-class gaming experiences, providing new levels of performance and responsiveness. Enhancements from AMD SmartShift and AMD Smart Access Memory boost gaming performance on these systems. In addition, AMD Advantage laptops are optimized to deliver over 100FPS gaming in today’s most visually demanding titles, all-day battery-powered video playback (10+ hrs.)10, 144Hz+ high-refresh rate, vividly bright (300+ nits) displays, and custom-tuned thermals for cool operation during continuous gameplay – all packed into sleek laptop designs.
Several AMD Advantage gaming laptops are expected to be available in 2021. The ROG Strix G15/17 AMD Advantage Edition gaming laptops, featuring AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPUs, AMD Ryzen 5900HX Mobile Processors and AMD smart technologies, are expected to be available beginning in early June at Best Buy and other leading retailers. The OMEN 16 laptop, featuring AMD Radeon RX 6600M GPUs, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Mobile Processors and AMD smart technologies, are expected to be available soon at JD.com. AMD Advantage laptops from Lenovo and MSI are expected to be available later this year.
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) offers broad support on more than 100 AMD processors and GPUs as well as competitor GPUs. FSR offers four quality settings allowing gamers to adjust the balance between image quality and performance based on their preferences, providing high-performance, visually stunning gaming experiences for even the most demanding visual features, including raytracing. FSR offers up to 2.5X higher performance in “Performance” mode than native resolution gaming in select titles.
“AMD has been a strong partner throughout the development of Godfall, providing players with stunning visuals and world-class performance to power this first-of-its-kind, looter-slasher, melee action-RPG,” said Keith Lee, CEO of Counterplay Games. “Now, with FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD has delivered another amazing platform-agnostic feature that’s easy for developers to implement and provides the Godfall community with higher performance at higher resolutions with all of the bells and whistles, including raytracing, cranked way up.”
FSR is an open-source solution based on industry standards, making it easy for developers to integrate the technology into new and existing titles. More information about FSR and supported titles will be announced on June 22. Learn more here.
The full keynote presentation from Lisa Su is available for replay on AMD’s Computex event page.