AMD at Computex 2021: FSR vs. DLSS, Ryzen 5000 APUs, and Radeon RX 6000M GPUs


Something to gaze forward to: AMD’s Computex keynote perfect took region and we have gotten the final particulars attributable to a pre-briefing which incorporated three key announcements: FidelityFX Substantial Resolution (FSR), unusual Ryzen 5000 desktop APUs and Radeon RX 6000M GPUs for laptops. Listed below are our preliminary suggestions on what’s coming from Crew Red.

FidelityFX Substantial Resolution (FSR)

One ingredient that Radeon GPUs have lacked for rather some time now is a lawful competitor to Nvidia’s DLSS, but that is changing this month with the initiating of FidelityFX Substantial Resolution or FSR. Here is AMD’s long awaited alternative that may per chance strive to upscale games from a lower render resolution to a elevated output resolution, taking into account elevated stages of performance with out a most well-known reduction to visuals – or ideally the an identical visual quality.

AMD is now now not providing a ton of particulars perfect yet, but we originate have a release date of June 22, which is perfect all the arrangement thru the corner. Here is when we’ll look the first sport procure patched with FSR enhance.

FSR is allotment of AMD’s GPUOpen program, and as such it be speculated to work on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs, even folks that don’t enhance DLSS, tackle the GeForce 10 series. AMD lists enhance for RX Vega, RX 500, RX 5000 and RX 6000 series GPUs, and all Ryzen APUs with Radeon Graphics. They won’t be providing technical enhance on GPUs from diverse distributors but we originate know that FSR will work on Nvidia GPUs from as a minimum Pascal and more moderen.

AMD teased FSR performance in two scenarios: the first is Godfall working on an RX 6800 XT the utilization of Epic settings and ray tracing at 4K resolution. With out FSR, the game modified into as soon as working at 49 FPS. With FSR the utilization of the Extremely Quality mode, performance elevated to 78 FPS, a 59% lengthen. That margin jumped to 2X the utilization of the Quality mode, and exceeded 2X in both the Balanced and Performance modes.

AMD hasn’t shared what render resolutions every of these modes are working at, however the performance claims are spectacular, and we are in a position to look there’ll doubtless be heaps of FSR alternate choices to gain from. These performance uplifts are per what Nvidia claims with DLSS 2.0 in basically the most up-to-the-minute titles, but pointless to say, right here’s perfect one sport and we have now now not have any opinion how it modified into as soon as tested.

The 2d performance teaser we bought modified into as soon as finally on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 working Godfall again at 1440p Epic settings. FSR working in the Quality mode, so one step down from the wonderful mode, delivered a 41% elevated body rate and took the game above 30 FPS on moderate. AMD acknowledged they chose this demo since the GTX 1060 is mainly the most neatly-most current GPU faded nowadays on Steam, and pointless to say, they’d prefer to boast about how FSR works on this GPU whereas DLSS does now not. This performance uplift is lower than what modified into as soon as seen beforehand at 4K the utilization of the 6800 XT, so as that’s one thing to ranking in due direction as there is a likelihood that FSR may per chance per chance now now not manufacture the an identical on AMD because it does on Nvidia.

The extensive demand trace stays visual quality. We finest seen two peaceful photos with aspect-by-aspect comparability pictures, no video comparisons, and completely nothing in lawful part. The first image looked rather factual however the 2d showed sure variations and the FSR image modified into as soon as clearly execrable, showing less part and more blur.

Update: AMD uploaded this 4K video to YouTube after the keynote…

That’s the final info we have gotten for now and we will have to include shut a see at it for ourselves quickly to assess visual quality in depth. What we originate know are two extra issues: AMD is asking this a “spatial upscaling know-how,” with no mention of AI or temporal upscaling, even though I’d be bowled over if there wasn’t a temporal part that faded info from more than one frames. No mention of “higher than native” quality both, which most most probably would perfect be marketing talk about.

As for sport enhance. Treasure DLSS, FSR requires integration on a per-sport basis. AMD claims that 10 sport studios and engines will integrate FSR in 2021, with an unspecified selection of games. Godfall is a mode of, and we may per chance per chance look a list of games as early as nowadays on AMD’s web pages, but we weren’t supplied one throughout the pre-briefing. In this sense, AMD is starting miles in the merit of Nvidia which has been in an arena to develop DLSS 2.0 enhance considerably in the 18 months because it modified into as soon as first deployed.

Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G

Next up we have gotten news of two unusual APUs for the desktop market, the Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G had been beforehand presented for the OEM market, but will now be coming to the DIY market in finally the an identical make.

The Ryzen 7 5700G is an 8-core, 16-thread processor the utilization of AMD’s Zen 3 architecture, clocked up to 4.6 GHz with 16 MB of L3 cache and a 65W TDP. There will be a Vega GPU interior with 8 compute gadgets clocked up to 2 GHz. Here is the an identical Cezanne die that AMD are the utilization of for Ryzen Mobile 5000 APUs tackle the Ryzen 9 5900HX, so it’s a monolithic manufacture reasonably than chiplet basically based totally, and has half of the L3 cache but peaceful points a unified CCX.

Complementing this CPU is the Ryzen 5 5600G, which is a six-core processor clocked up to 4.4 GHz, also with 16 MB of L3 cache and with 7 Vega compute gadgets clocked up to 1.9 GHz. The Ryzen 3 quad-core option presented for OEMs is now now not being introduced all the arrangement thru to the desktop market.

AMD is positioning these processors as cheaper trace Zen 3 selections to the present X-objects with no integrated graphics that have been in the marketplace for some time now. The firm acknowledged that there has been heaps of assign a matter to for non-X CPUs and it looks to be these substances are keep of dwelling to fill that gap.

Unfortunately even though, these aren’t finally the low trace CPUs many have been seeking. The Ryzen 5 5600G is priced at $260, $40 now now not up to the Ryzen 5 5600, but now now not the $200-220 that many folk had been hoping a Ryzen 5 5600 would slot into, so even after this announcement we peaceful don’t have a $200 Zen 3 processor of any form (your finest desire on this segment are outdated generation AMD products, or Intel).

The Ryzen 7 5700G sits between the 5600X and 5800X with its $360 tag, and both CPUs will doubtless be on hand on August fifth. AMD supplied some performance slides evaluating the Ryzen 7 5700G to the Intel Core i7-11700 which is Intel’s teach competitor at $370, and pointless to say you are going to be in an arena to include shut these numbers with a grain of salt as they are straight from AMD. With that acknowledged, AMD originate seek info from their integrated GPU to be considerably higher than the iGPU Intel are offering in Rocket Lake substances tackle the 11700.

This may per chance occasionally be rather intelligent to look how these monolithic chips review to the chiplet-basically based totally desktop processors already on the market in both productiveness and gaming performance, to look which arrangement is superior. I don’t seek info from these unusual APUs to be as like a flash given the lower quantity of cache and a minute bit of lower clock speeds, but latencies will doubtless be intelligent.

Radeon RX 6800M and more gaming laptop GPUs

AMD is making a brand unusual push into gaming laptops with grand more succesful RDNA 2 GPUs. We had seen some RX 5000M GPUs hit the market in the last few years, and AMD has made diverse attempts at laptop gaming up to now, however the extensive disclose for them has been effectivity.

Nvidia merely has had the more efficient architecture for generations now, which has led them to dominate the laptop gaming panorama. AMD is attempting to shift that legend with unusual GPUs that characteristic low indolent energy and trusty time energy biking, optimized for mobile make components. We know already the RDNA2 architecture is a lot more efficient than RDNA1, taking into account elevated performance and/or lower energy plan looking out on the conditions.

The pause laptop GPU that AMD is announcing is the Radeon RX 6800M, which is basically based totally on their Navi 22 GPU die, the an identical that powers the Radeon RX 6700 XT on the desktop. Luckily even though, AMD is being luminous with naming, calling this product the “6800M” which must clearly distinguish it from the desktop substances.

The RX 6800M points 40 compute gadgets and 96 MB of infinity cache, plus sport clock quickens to 2300 MHz which is more fit a minute bit of lower than the 2424 MHz sport clock for the desktop RX 6700 XT. The reminiscence subsystem entails 12 GB of GDDR6 on a 192-bit interface. Despite the RX 6700 XT being a 230W desktop GPU, AMD is itemizing the mobile 6800M with a finally identical configuration at 145W with that 2300 MHz sport clock anticipated to be performed at 145W in accordance with AMD’s specification table. We’ll have to look how that plays out, but it no doubt does demonstrate the 6800M being efficient.

About these energy rankings, AMD says there’ll doubtless be some wiggle room for OEMs to customize the energy level looking out on the cooling manufacture and likewise whether applied sciences are enabled tackle SmartShift – AMD’s dynamic energy allocation machine that shifts energy between the CPU and GPU as obligatory. Nonetheless, AMD has now now not hinted at any make of lower energy variants, so it doesn’t sound tackle they’ll be happening the Max-Q route.

The RX 6800M will come first in the Asus ROG Strix G15, a laptop that we have gotten already bought on hand and belief to envision and benchmark for you later this week. For now, listed below are AMD’s supplied benchmarks which you may want to always include shut with a grain of salt. They gain the 6800M will doubtless be between 1.4 and 1.7x sooner than the RTX 2070 for laptops, whereas handing over performance all the arrangement thru the an identical trace as the RTX 3080 Laptop laptop GPU, targeting 1440p gaming.

AMD will be suggesting that the RX 6800M will bring considerably higher performance on battery than the RTX 3080 looking out on the game. We don’t in overall take a look at gaming on battery but AMD did have reveal trace on this, suggesting that RDNA2 is particularly efficient at lower energy stages that may per chance per chance also merely also be sustained on battery energy.

The Radeon RX 6700M modified into as soon as also presented. Here is a minimize down version of the Navi 22 die with 36 compute gadgets at the an identical 2300 MHz sport clock, along with 10 GB of GDDR6 reminiscence on a 160-bit bus. 80 MB of infinity cache is incorporated. AMD is itemizing this as a 135W GPU, which in comparability to Nvidia is analogous to the upper pause of the RTX 3070’s vary and the heart of the RTX 3080.

Next is the Radeon RX 6600M, the utilization of a brand unusual Navi 23 die that we also seek info from to characteristic on the desktop one day. This GPU points 28 compute gadgets and a sport clock of 2177 MHz, with AMD itemizing a 100W energy limit. 8 GB of GDDR6 reminiscence is incorporated right here along with 32 MB of infinity cache. The first machine to make exercise of this GPU desires to be an HP Omen 16 mannequin, and AMD is touting high stages of performance for 1080p gaming, comparable to the RTX 3060.

The Radeon 6800M and 6600M desires to be on hand lawful away, whereas the 6700M will doubtless be on hand quickly – and that’s potentially attributable to the 6700M counting on minimize down silicon. We’re wrathful to envision all of these GPUs in the coming weeks to look perfect how neatly AMD can stack up to Nvidia for gaming performance in a laptop make ingredient and whether we at closing have accurate competition on this house.

The closing ingredient AMD talked about modified into as soon as their unusual laptop program called “AMD Advantage,” which is finally a laptop manufacture and certification direction of to make certain the wonderful quality laptops the utilization of AMD hardware. The Advantage program combines Ryzen GPUs with Radeon GPUs, low latency 144Hz+ displays, like a flash SSDs, decent thermals and battery existence, plus more. The Asus and HP laptops we perfect talked about are the first that may per chance start as allotment of this program and the first to make exercise of RDNA2 graphics.