Most people don’t expect much from integrated graphics solutions, but it seems that AMD’s new iGPU can do a surprisingly good job.
Wccftech spotted the AMD Radeon 780M in a benchmark, showing the performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS and the RDNA iGPU itself. Who would have thought that this card would be able to beat Steam’s #1 discrete GPU?
The Ryzen 7 7840HS was found in a laptop and was paired with 32GB of DDR5 RAM. We can see that the system was running on the Balanced power profile, which means you could possibly get a bit more performance at the cost of battery life by switching to a profile that favors performance.
When tested against an OpenCL benchmark, the RDNA 3 graphics card scored 36,757 points. That score puts it on par with Nvidia’s GTX 1650. While it’s an outdated card, it’s still the most popular graphics card in the Steam Hardware Survey, and it’s likely to take a while for it to be dethroned.
The Ryzen 7 7840HS belongs to the AMD Phoenix line. This is the latest mobile solution from Team Red that emphasizes performance combined with low power consumption. We’ll find these chips in lightweight laptops that probably don’t have one of the best discrete graphics cards. Instead, these chips will rely on the integrated RDNA 3 GPU to deliver solid graphics performance.
The exact CPU in question comes with eight cores and 16 threads. It runs at a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz, but can be boosted up to 5.1 GHz. That’s not bad for a chip designed to power thin and light laptops. As for the iGPU itself, it comes with 12 graphics cores and clocked at 2700 MHz. Everything runs on a TDP of 35 to 54 watts, so laptops should have a solid battery.
That a lightweight laptop can match the performance of a GPU that many gamers continue to use for AAA titles is encouraging for AMD.
While Phoenix laptops are more likely to be used for productivity than gaming, it sounds like the RDNA 3 iGPU could make them quite versatile. We will have to wait for a few more benchmarks to know the true scope of its performance.