AMD has long been an anecdote in gaming laptops, there are few laptops on the market that are sold with a dedicated GPU from AMD instead of one from NVIDIA. All this encouraged by architectures with a less efficient thermal and energy design than their direct competition. Something that AMD decided years ago to tackle and that has allowed them to offer a portfolio of GPUs to manufacturers of gaming laptops in the form of their RX 6000 Mobile.
This is how the RX 6000 Mobile performs according to benchmarks
Through a series of benchmarks it has been possible to know what is the performance of your AMD RX 6600M compared to NVIDIA’s RTX 3060. Recall that the AMD GPU from AMD has 28 Compute Units and a total of 1792 ALUs in FP32 and the second 30 Compute Units with a total of 3840 ALUs in FP32, so the NVIDIA GPU input computing power It wins, but we can’t forget that AMD’s RX 6600M runs at a higher clock speed.
So there was a question about which GPU performed better and therefore where to place the RX 6600M in terms of performance compared to its rival from NVIDIA. Luckily, a series of benchmarks have appeared that help us to get an idea of the performance of this AMD GPU for gaming laptops.
Starting with the synthetic benchmark that is 3DMark and its different tests we can see very different results. For example eIn the different Fire Strike benchmarks, the AMD RX 6600M ranks above the NVIDIA RTX 3060, but instead if we talk about Time Spy and Port Royal, it is the NVIDIA processor that wins.
Let’s not forget that Fire Strike is a benchmark based on DirectX 11, with Time Spy being the 3DMark benchmark based on DirectX 12. And we cannot forget that DX11 is an API that has not been used in newer games for a long time. Although to be fair it is best to see the performance of the RX 6600M in games.
How does the RX 6600M perform in games?
AMD sells its RX 6600M as the ideal GPU for next-gen games running at Full HD resolution. So that is why they have compared it to the RTX 3060 running games at that resolution, since it is the NVIDIA GPU designed for games at the same resolution.
As you can see in the graph above, AMD’s GPU only beats NVIDIA’s in two games such as ACOD and Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Borderlands 3. With the exception of the Gearbox game, which is a title promoted by AMD and therefore optimized, neither of the other two games make use of next-generation graphics APIs such as DX 12 and Vulkan.
Let’s not forget that a good part of the results are part of the policies between GPU manufacturers and video game developers. NVIDIA’s dominance has allowed them to have the advantage of more optimized profiles for their hardware, which is a disadvantage that AMD will have to face beyond the technology of its GPUs.