AMD Radeon 680M Graphics Are A Great Upgrade With RDNA2, Excellent On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 25 July 2022 at 11:15 AM EDT.
AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics
AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics

Batman: Arkham Knight is one of the older Windows games that runs well on Steam Play and benchmark friendly. With Batman Arkham Knight it shows the substantial uplift going from prior Cezanne with Vega graphics now to Rembrandt with RDNA2 graphics... It's a very big difference for this game that is being rendered with Vulkan by way of DXVK. Not only is it a big generational leap but for this game does come out ahead of the Core i7 1280P's Xe Graphics.

AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics

Not only is the Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U's graphics much faster but the SoC was consuming even less power than the 5850U thanks to the TSMC 6nm FinFET from 7nm.

AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics

The power efficiency gains are pretty wild thanks to the raw power of the RDNA2 graphics and the improvement in overall power consumption.

AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive could run at 1080p with a 120+ FPS average with Vulkan while the Intel Xe Graphics here came out slightly ahead.

AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics
AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics

The DDraceNetwork platformer game was showing substantial improvements going from the Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U to the 6850U with RDNA2 graphics and returning Rembrandt to being well ahead of Alder Lake P.

AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics
AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics
AMD Radeon 680M Linux Graphics

The OpenGL-rendered Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is still rather tough on the "Yellow Carp" graphics but at least a big step forward generationally. The Alder Lake P graphics hung when trying to run this native Linux game port by Feral Interactive.


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