AMD Radeon RX 6700M tested against GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

Published: Aug 7th 2021, 15:13 GMT   Comments

AMD Radeon RX 6700M 110W on average 9% faster than GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU with 80W TGP

The first results of an independent performance test of the AMD Radeon RX 6700M have been posted.

MSI Delta 15, Source: MSI

Zhihu offers a first look at the just-released Radeon RX 6700M laptop GPU, which was installed in MSI Delta 15 laptop. This gaming laptop is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5000H series CPUs exclusively. The Delta 15 supports AMD SmartShift technology, which allows for the transition of unused power from the GPU to CPU and vice versa, depending on the workload.

AMD RX 6700M is based on a cut-down Navi 22 GPU with 2304 Stream Processors. This mobile graphics card is equipped with 10GB GDDR6 memory across a 160-bit bus, a somewhat unique configuration for this GPU that is not even available for desktop variants of Navi 22.

AMD Radeon RX 6700M GPU-Z Specifications, Source: Zhihu

The first thing that was tested was the 3DMark Time Spy synthetic benchmark. It’s a quick comparison between an old, unspecified version of the driver and a newer Adrenalin 21.7.2, which was the first to officially support this graphics card. The card scored 9282 points with the pre-launch driver and 9837 points with 21.7.2 (6% difference).

AMD Radeon RX 6700M 3DMark Time Spy, Source: Zhihu

Officially Radeon RX 6700M graphics card is designed for 1080p up to 1440p gaming. A large capacity of 10GB GDDR6 memory may be enough to store high-fidelity textures. The tests that have been posted are focusing on 1080p gaming in unspecified settings.

AMD Radeon RX 6700M Gaming Performance, Source: Zhihu

On average, the graphics card offers 109.1% performance of GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU in Max-Q settings (80W). What is important to note is that the SKU that was tested (R21M-E110-70) is offered with a TGP of 80W, 110W, and 135W. Neither the person testing nor MSI offers clear information on which variant is installed in Delta 15. However as noted by the author of the test, it is definitely not the 135W version, as the GPU power peaks at 115W, including SmartShift. That said, it should be a 110W version.

AMD Radeon RX 6700M TGP estimation, Source: Zhihu

In other words, the Radeon RX 6700M 110W appears to be 9.1% faster than GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 80W. A higher TGP is definitely the dominant factor why the AMD card is faster. However, these are just the first tests that were shared, and we expected much more detailed comparisons including the same TGP variants soon.

It is also worth noting that the official product page for Delta 15 also offers a preview of RX6700M gaming performance, however, this data is not compared to any other known MSI laptop.

Source: Zhihu via @davideneco25320

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