This is a detailed guide on performance/gaming laptops built with modern AMD Radeon GPUs.
While AMD processors have been a competitive choice on a multitude of modern laptops in recent years, AMD graphics cards have failed to win quality designs in the past.
That, however, is changing with the release of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Mobile series of GPUs (up to RX 6850M XT laptop series as of 2022), based on the AMD RDNA2 architectures, with powerful compute units, variable-rate shading, RT acceleration, and AMD Infinity Cache. The RX 7000 Mobile series is expected for sometime in 2023, and we’ll keep you updated when we know more.
In all fairness, AMD mobile graphics have not been proper alternatives to the Nvidia mobile options up till now, but with RDNA2 which promises a 50% increase in performance and 40% reduction in power use, AMD laptop GPUs now stand a chance. There are a couple of different GPU sub-series as part of the RX 6000 lineup:
- Radeon RX 6850M XT – designed for 1440p+ gaming, with a design power of 130-165 W, meant for full-size performance notebooks;
- Radeon RX 6800M – designed for 1440p gaming, with a design power of 145+ W, meant for full-size performance notebooks;
- Radeon RX 6800S – designed for 1080p gaming in ultraportable performance notebooks, with a design power of up to 105W;
- Radeon RX 6700M – designed for 1440p and 1080 gaming, with a design power of up to 135W, a more affordable mid-range chip;
- Radeon RX 6700S – designed for 1080p gaming in ultraportable performance notebooks, with a design power of up to 105W;
- Radeon RX 6600M – designed for 1080p gaming, with a design power of up to 100W;
- Radeon RX 6600S – designed for 1080p gaming in budget ultraportable products, with a design power of up to 80W.
We’ll have a quick look at these chips down below and explain what they’re meant for, and then in the second part of the article, we’ll go through all the available/announced laptops to feature this sort of 2022 AMD graphics.
The majority of these products pair AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics, enabling the AMD Advantage framework of software and hardware technologies meant to amplify your performance and everyday experience, such as SAM – Smart Acces Memory or SmartShift or Radeon Boost/Chill or FreeSync, among others. Of course, you should always look past the marketing and check out detailed reviews in order to decide on the best product for your needs and budget.
Nonetheless, based on our reviews so far, the laptops based on RX 6000 AMD graphics are worth at considering with this generation and have some strong points in certain workflows, but do show their limitations when it comes to thermals and RT performance.
They also have a price advantage over their Nvidia-based piers, and AMD promises there won’t be major compromises with these products, which will benefit from modern designs, good quality screens (144+ Hz, low latency, 300+ nits, and at least 100% sRGB), fast storage and long battery life, alongside the works and gameplay performance you’d expect from a 2022+ gaming device.
Ok, so here’s a quick summary of these Radeon RX 6000 hardware specs.
|RX 6850M XT||RX 6800M||RX 6800S||RX 6700M||RX 6700S||RX 6600M||RX 6600S|
|Compute Units &
|Power||140-165W||145+ W||up to 105W||up to 135W||up to 100W||50-100W||up to 80W|
|Clocks||2463 MHz||2300 MHz||1975 MHz||2300 MHz||1890 MHz||2177 MHz||1881 MHz|
|Memory||12 GB||12 G||8 GB||10 GB||8 GB||8 GB||4 GB|
|Memory Width||192 bit||192 bit||128 bit||160 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit|
|Infinity cache||96 MB||96 MB||32 MB||96 MB||32 MB||32 MB||32 MB|
|Meant for||1440p gaming
full-size performance laptops
full-size performance laptops
portable performance laptops
|1080p or 1440p gaming
mid-range gaming laptops
portable performance laptops
budget gaming laptops
It’s difficult to properly judge the performance of these chips at this point, especially since the TGPs might vary between the different implementations. We do have some gaming results for you down below, based on the data presented by AMD, and we’ve also reviewed a couple of AMD Advantage laptops on the site, with benchmarks, gaming results, the whole deal.
For the most part, though, expect the RX 6850M / 6800M full-size laptops to deliver 60+ fps at QHD resolution with maximum settings in modern AAA titles, and trade blows in performance with high-powered RTX 3070s and 3070Tis. The Radeon RX 6800S, on the other hand, is a lower-power chip meant for ultraportable designs such as the Zephyrus G14, and fares somewhere between a 3060 and a 3070Ti at around 100W of power.
That aside, AMD advertises the 6700M at 100+ fps for QHD gaming with High Settings, and the 6650M/6600M for 60+ fps at FHD resolution and Max Settings. On the mobile space, this detailed article covers the performance differences between the RX 6800S and the 6700S chips, and even compares them to mid-powered RTX 3060/3070Ti implementations.
As for the lower-tier RX 6650M and 6600M chips, these should be a match for high-powered 3050Ti models and low-power RTX 3060s.
Nonetheless, take all these with a grain of salt and look into our reviews for a more in-depth analysis of these AMD Radeon laptop graphics platforms.
Radeon RX 6850M XT, 6800M, 6800S laptops
The remainder of this article lists the complete selection of AMD Advantage laptops built on the top-tier AMD RX Radeon chips, namely the full-power RX 6850M XT and RX 6800M, as well as the efficient RX 6800S/6700S/6600S hardware meant for ultraportable designs. Mid-tier RX 6700M, 6650M, and 6600M are also included here for the time being, but we’re transitioning those to a separate section in the near future.
The list is a work in progress, so if you spot any mistake or something that should be in here and is not, please let us know about it in the comments sections down below.
|2022 Alienware m17 R5 Advantage||17.3-inch FHD 165 or 480Hz or UHD 120Hz matte||up to Ryzen 9 6900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM||up to RX 6850M XT (?? W)||7.3 lbs / 3.3 kg|
|2022 update; metallic build with RGB elements and RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad, optional Cherry MX switches; 16:9 screen, FHD or UHD panel options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 + RX 6850M XT for the Advantage model; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 97 Wh battery and 240W charger; dual speakers|
|Price: from $1799 for 6700M model|
|Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage||15.6-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 300 Hz or QHD 165Hz matte||up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200||up to Radeon RX 6800M 145+W||5 lbs /2.05 kg|
|mid-range design; plastic and metal build, matte black design with bright red elements; 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad; 16:9 matte display with narrow bezels and FHD 300 Hz or QHD 165 Hz panels with 100% DCI-P3 colors, all with AMD FreeSync; up to R9 and RX 6800M, with SAM and Smartshift, 2x RAM sticks and 2x M.2 gen4 SSDs with RAID0; high power settings and vapor chamber thermal module; easily serviceable; 90 Wh battery; dual speakers; 280W charger|
|Price: from $1650 – latest configurations and updated prices|
|Asus ROG Strix G17 Advantage||17.3-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 300 Hz or QHD 165Hz matte||up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200||up to Radeon RX 6800M 145+W||5.95 lbs /2.7 kg|
|17-inch version of the Strix G15 Advantage above|
|2022 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402||14-inch 16:10 FHD+ IPS 144 Hz / QHD+ IPS 120 Hz matte||up to Ryzen 9 6900HS / max 48 GB RAM DDR5-4800||up to RX 6800S (80-105W), MUX||3.65 lbs / 1.65 kg|
|R9+6800S review , R9+6700S review – 2022 model; lightweight magnesium build; updated 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard; 16:10 screens with updated fast/wide-gamut panels and camera; 1x memory slot + 8/16 GB soldered RAM, single M.2 PCIe gen4 storage slot; AMD exclusive with up to Ryzen 9 HS and Radeon RX 6800S 105W with Smart Shift – RX 6700s vs 6800s comparison available here; 76 Wh battery, 240W charger; quad-speakers|
|Price: from $1649 – to be updated|
|Corsair Voyager a1600||16-inch QHD 240Hz matte||up to Ryzen 9 6900HS / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM||up to Radeon RX 6800M (??W)||5.5 lbs / 2.4 kg|
|2022 model; portable metalic build, RGB backlit keyboard with Cherry MX slim switches; 16:10 screen; good IO, multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with Radeon RX 6800M graphics; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 99 Wh battery, FHD camera, dual speakers|
|Price: from $2700|
|2022 HP Omen 16||16.1-inch 16:9 IPS QHD 165Hz matte||up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200||Radeon RX 6650M ?? W||5.1 lbs /2.3 kg|
|2022 update; portable design and metal build; white or 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad; includes SD card slot and HDMI 2.1 port; 16:9 matte display with narrow bezels and either FHD or QHD 165 Hz panel with 100% sRGB colors and AMD FreeSync; up to R9 + RX 6650M or R9 + 3070Ti configurations, 2x RAM sticks and 1x M.2 gen4 SSD; 83 Wh battery; dual speakers; 200W charger|
|Price: from ~$1600 for R9 + 6650M – latest configurations and prices|
|2022 HP Victus 15||15.6-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 144Hz matte||up to Ryzen 7 5800H / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200||Radeon RX 6500M 40 W||5.1 lbs /2.3 kg|
|2021 model; mid-range laptop design; 16:9 matte display; up to R7 + RX 6500M configurations, 2x RAM sticks and 1x M.2 gen4 SSD; 52.5 Wh battery; dual speakers; 200W charger|
|Price: from ~$800 for R5 + 6500M – latest configurations and prices|
|Lenovo Legion 5||15.6-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 165Hz matte||up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200||Radeon RX 6600M 100 W||5.3 lbs /2.4 kg|
|reviewed here and here in RTX configurations; standard design and plastic chassis, but good build quality; 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; includes SD card-slot and HDMI 2.1 port; 16:9 matte display with narrow bezels and QHD 165 Hz panel with 100% sRGB colors and AMD FreeSync; up to R7 and RX 6600M 100W, or up to RTX 3070 140W with Nvidia GPUs, 2x RAM sticks and 2x M.2 SSDs; 60 or 80 Wh battery; dual speakers; 230W charger|
|Price: from $1299 – latest configurations and updated prices|
|2022 Lenovo Legion 7||16-inch 16:10 IPS QHD+, matte, with FreeSync, VRR||up to Ryzen 9 6900HX / max 64 GB RAM DDR5-4800||up to RX 6850M 175 W||5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg|
|full-size performance and gaming notebook; premium metallic build; 16:10 screen with QHD+ panel with VRR support; up to Ryzen 9 and RX 6850M XT graphics, RX 6700M variant also available, 2x RAM slots, 2xM.2 gen4 SSD; updated thermal module with vapor chamber; 99 Wh battery + 300W charger, dual speakers|
|Price: from $1849 for R7 + 6700M|
|2022 Lenovo Legion Slim 7||16-inch 16:10 IPS QHD+, matte, with FreeSync||up to Ryzen 9 6900HX / max 48 GB RAM DDR5-4800||up to RX 6800S 100?? W||4.5 lbs / 2.05 kg|
|portable all-purpose notebook; premium metallic build, thinner and lighter than the Legion 7; 16:10 screens, various panel options; up to Ryzen 9 and RX 6800S graphics, RX 6600S variant also available, partially onboard memory + 1x RAM slot, 2xM.2 gen4 SSD; updated thermal module vs. previous generation; 71 Wh battery + 230W charger, dual speakers|
|Price: from $1499|
|Lenovo ThinkPad Z16||16-inch 16:10 FHD+ IPS pr 4K OLED||up to Ryzen 9 6950H / max 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM||up to RX 6500M 40W||4.2 lbs / 1.9 kg|
|reviewed here – 2022 model; premium metal build; ThinkPad keyboard, haptic touchpad; 16-inch 16:10 screen, with touch/matte IPS or touch 4K OLED panels; AMD Advantage design with Ryzen and RX specs, soldered memory, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 72 Wh battery and 135W USB-C charger; dual up-firing speakers|
|Price: from $1599|
|MSI Alpha 15||15.6-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 144/240Hz matte||up to Ryzen 7 5800H / max 32 GB RAM DDR4-3200||Radeon RX 6600M ?? W||5.1 lbs /2.3 kg|
|entry-level design and plastic chassis; red/RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:9 matte display with narrow bezels, up to 240Hz panels, AMD FreeSync; up to R7 and RX 6600M with AMD Smartshift, or up to RTX 3060 with Nvidia GPUs, 2x RAM sticks and 2x M.2 SSDs; small 51 Wh battery; dual speakers; 180W charger|
|MSI Delta 15||15.6-inch 16:9 IPS FHD 240Hz matte||up to Ryzen 7 5800H / max 64 GB RAM DDR4-3200||Radeon RX 6700M 100W||4.2 lbs /1.9 kg|
|ultraportable premium design (based on the GS65 series); RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:9 matte display with narrow bezels, up to 240Hz panels, AMD FreeSync; up to R7 and RX 6700M with AMD Smartshift, 130W combined CPU+GPU power, 2x RAM sticks and 2x M.2 SSDs; 82 Wh battery; dual 2W speakers; 240W charger|
That’s about it for now on this selection of laptops with AMD Radeon RX graphics cards, but stay tuned for updates, and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on these in the comments section down below.
June 22, 2021 at 5:36 am
Yes, please. Let MSI and Lenovo come with their top-tier versions, and it would become really interesting. A 6900M version wouldn't hurt either.
August 13, 2021 at 11:09 pm
i think amd are sticking to lower end parts as the shortages
July 25, 2021 at 2:32 pm
I think the lenovo legion 5 pro will also be coming with the 6600M processor
Jo A Grey
October 9, 2021 at 4:02 am
Honestly I think this lineup is utterly pathetic and shows that AMD is not at all interested in the laptop market… there should be dozens of models available with the RX 6800m and Zen 3 CPUs… instead you have exactly one model. This list says there is a 165hz 1440p version of the ROG strix 15, but I've never found it listed for sale anywhere and the ROG Strix 17 is complete vaporware… that leaves the ROG Strix 15 with the 300hz 1080p screen as the ONLY RX 6800m laptop on planet earth. Theres also only one model of 6600m laptop and all the 6700m models are "TBA" which at this point means canceled because by the time they are released we will have Zen 4 and RDNA 3 parts… of course those will all get sold directly to miners and scalpers though so who knows. This is just ridiculous at this point… AMD I was so excited for your come back tour, but so far its been a giant let down.
October 9, 2021 at 9:48 am
yeah, this was not a great launch. Hopefully, next-gen Zen platforms will be available with Radeon graphics in more SKUs.
September 20, 2022 at 8:24 pm
Horrible options, except for maybe the Corsair which has Thunderbolt.
But no 17 inch screens, full keyboards or USB 4 support and they are asking like close to $3 grand?
Last laptop I purchased was a Acer Predator, with AMD processor and GPU and I am looking to upgrade.
Looks like maybe next year.
But yeah, truly horrible options on the AMD side for anything in a laptop compared to Intel/Nvidia duopoloy.