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[FPS Benchmarks] Red Dead Redemption 2 on AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M – the bigger GPU is 38% faster on average

Red Dead Redemption 2 follows the successful GTA gameplay formula – a big open world that can be roamed freely, a lot of missions that are spread all over the map, some interesting side quests, a decent story, and good graphics. This time virtual world takes place back in the Wild West times so you’ll ride horses instead of cars.

The game definitely looks great but it comes with a price – not many laptops out there can max it out with a decent FPS at the same time. The Max preset is a real pain for a lot of GPUs and in most cases, the same goes even for High quality.

For this comparison, we have picked two fast AMD GPUs – AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M, Let’s see what kind of performance these two can offer when it comes to Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Contents

AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M variants

 AMD Radeon RX 6800MAMD Radeon RX 6600M
ArchitectureRDNA 2RDNA 2
GPU chipNavi 22Navi 23
Shader units2560 (+43%)1792
ROPs6464
Base Clock (MHz)2116 (+73%)1224
Boost clock (MHz)2390 (+18%)2034
Memory clock (MHz)2000 (+14%)1750
Memory size (MB)12272 (+50%)8192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)192 (+50%)128
TGP (Total Graphics Power)~145W (+45%)~100W
DirectX version12.112.1
Technology7nm7nm
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date06.202109.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Red Dead Redemption 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX 6800M131 fps (14%)91fps (+44%)56 fps (+56%)
AMD Radeon RX 6600M115 fps63 fps36 fps




Verdict

First of all, the Max preset is a no-go for the two GPUs because 8xMSAA isn’t available at all – even when we forced it through the “system” file it was fixed at 4x mode. Aside from that, the Radeon RX 6800M is 38% faster on average compared to Radeon RX 6600M and that’s a heft performance gap. If you plan to play this game regularly and you want, the bigger GPU is a good choice, of course, if you can afford it. The smaller sibling can bring good performance to the table (and lower price) if you don’t mind Medium details

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 6800M

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 6600M