Today we present a comparison of the new AMD Radeon 600M integrated GPUs found in AMD Ryzen 6000 processors for notebooks or mini PCs.
These new GPUs offer high performance thanks to RDNA2 technology that leaves far behind the classic Vega that mounted the previous AMD APUs. Combined with the Zen3+ cores, these AMD Ryzen 6000 processors will give us excellent performance in all areas. Let’s see how this hardware behaves in terms of computing power, design apps and how far it goes in Gaming.
AMD Radeon 600M GPU Details
For testing we will use the Beelink GTR6 mini PC, this includes the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX APU manufactured with TSMC 6 nm FinFET process. A Chip that has a configuration of 8 cores Zen3+, support for 16 threads, which can reach 4.9 GHz in turbo mode and has a base frequency of 3.3 GHz. The integrated GPU is an AMD Radeon 680M with 12 cores and a top speed of 2.4 GHz. We have 32 GB of Crucial DDR5 RAM at 4800 MHz Dual Channel installed in its 2 SODIMM slots and for storage we find a Kingston M.2 NVMe 2280 500 GB up to 7000 MB/s.
AMD Radeon 600M General Specifications
AMD’s GPU generation offers two different solutions for now, on the one hand, the Radeon 680M version for Ryzen 7 or 9 processors, which has 12 cores and reaches 2.4 GHz. On the other hand we have the Radeon 660M found in Ryzen 5 processors, which has 6 cores and reaches 1.9 GHz.
This new Navi architecture offers powerful improvements over the previous generation. We have bandwidths that double performance and new features that improve all core communication. These improvements mean theoretically almost doubling the raw performance compared to previous versions.
In the current range of AMD processors for notebooks or mini PCs we have many options. Thanks to AMD’s chiplet design, we have combinations with 8 or 6 cores offering 12 or 16 threads respectively. The level of power consumption will also determine the performance of the GPU, something that must be taken into account.
Fidelity Super Resolution
Thanks to the new image optimization techniques we have in AMD with Fidelity Super Resolution to get more performance in our games. In games that support it we can get up to a performance of +50% losing some image quality. An excellent technique for mini PCs and integrated GPUs.
Video and sound processor
In these new AMD Ryzen 6000 APUs we have improvements in the Video and Audio integrated section. We have support for four video outputs, compatible with DisplayPort 2 and HDMI 2.1 ports with their respective ALLM and VRR technologies. In addition, we have Video Codec VCN 3.1 multimedia engines and ACP 6 audio processor.
- Video decoding: H.264/MPEG4 AVC, H.265, VP9, AV1 and JPEG / HDR10+ / No Dolby Vision.
- Video encoding: H.264 and H.265.
- Audio: Dolby and DTS 7.1 / No Dolby Atmos.
We conducted several performance tests comparing the new AMD Ryzen 6000 APUs with RDNA2 GPU in its two versions Radeon 680M and 660M. We will focus on comparing the performance of this graphics solution against its rivals in the mini-PC sector.
- Windows 11 Pro
- 32 GB of 4800 GHz Dual Channel RAM
As we can see in the compared performance tests the new AMD Ryzen 600M GPUs improve substantially. In these synthetic benchmarks they leave the previous AMD Vega and the current Intel Xe far behind. In the tests with DX9 already quite old we have an improvement almost double, in the most modern tests we have a similar improvement. A big jump that as we will see is also reflected in real games.
We ran multiple performance tests running games. The results are quite good, as we can see the new Radeon 680M and 660 M far outperform the previous AMD Vega and the current Intel Xe. These integrated GPUs allow us to play games in 1080p quality in quite demanding titles if we adjust the quality appropriately. In the aspect of emulators at most we stay in some simple games for Wii, PS2, Dreamcast, on consoles like PS3 or Switch depending on the title we can play 30fps comfortably.
- Setting: High quality / 1080p resolution / No VSync / Play emulators with RetoArch.
- On models with integrated Intel HD GPU on low and 720p resolution.
As we see in our test with the AMD Radeon 680M it is possible to play titles like Fornite without problems with medium settings at 1080p reaching about 60 fps in low quality, if we activate TSR at 50% (like FSR of Unreal Engine 5) we already reach 100 fps in low settings. Undoubtedly an integrated GPU that gives us a much more efficient gaming experience than the previous Vega.
- BIOS settings: Power consumption at 45 W / GPU RAM set to 8 GB.
For video playback, the new AMD Radeon 600M offers a VPU with hardware support. for HEVC and VP9 codecs and we have support for the modern AV1 video codec. In this processor has support for 10bit color and native HDR support by default and resolution up to 8K. This hardware is perfectly valid as a multimedia system to use KODI, IPTV or to use it with PLEX app as a server.
- Video outputs: DisplayPort 2 / HDMI 2.1 / HDR10+ / No Dolby Vision.
- Audio outputs: HDMI up to 7.1 / No Dolby Atmos.
- Tutorials: Install KODI with add-ons / Auto refresh rate / Multichannel audio on Windows
|h.264 / 1080i / 8bit
|h.264 / 1080p / 4K / 8bit
|h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)
|h.265 / 1080p / 8bit
|h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)
|h.265 / 4K / 8bit
|h.265 / 4K / 10bit HDR
|VP9 P1 / 4K / 8bit
|VP9 P2 / 4K / 10bit HDR
|VP9 P2 / 8K / 10bit HDR
|AV1 / 4K@24fps / 10bit
|AV1 / 8K@24fps / 10bit
|100 Mbps = 12,5 MB/s
- * The maximum bit rate depends on the internal storage, usb port, Ethernet adapter with our SAMBA Network.
- SW = does not have hardware acceleration and may have some frameskip in very heavy files.
After testing the new AMD Radeon 600M GPUs we can say that we are looking at a fairly significant advance in performance. These integrated graphics cards far surpass the previous AMD Vega and also leave behind the current Intel Xe.
As we have seen, it is possible to play demanding games quite satisfactorily in 1080p resolutions and with the right settings we can get quite a lot of performance out of this hardware. In addition, we have performance enhancement features such as FSR, thanks to this system we can render only 50% of the scene and maintain a high image quality, which is ideal for this type of hardware.
In general, the new AMD Radeon 600M with RDNA2 technology offers high performance and good features. By being able to combine them with systems such as FSR we have many more options to take advantage of them.