Apple M2 Gaming Performance Outperforms AMD Ryzen 7 6800U

Laptop users are sometimes need entertainment time by playing indie or triple A game titles. However, Macbook Pro users were struggling to run any simple game titles due to hardware limitations put by Intel’s integrated graphics. At last, Apple has ditched Intel for good and switched onto making own Apple Silicon SoCs to meet some Macbook Pro gamer’s demand.

Meet the Apple M2 chip with stronger graphics than it’s M1 predecessor. Well established prominent Hardware Unboxed YouTube channel had some fun running and comparing M2 SoC against AMD’s finest Ryzen 7 6800U APU.

Apple M2 vs AMD Ryzen 7 6800U

Apple M2 vs Ryzen 7 6800U Gaming
Courtesy of Hardware Unboxed

Amazing Apple M2 gaming performance superiority is noticeable in playing Shadow Of The Tomb Raider adventure game in which Apple M2 produces over 30fps playable performance in medium settings at 1080p with SMAAT2X enabled. That’s fantastic result was compared to AMD’s flagship Ryzen 7 6800U Octa core APU with Radeon 680M iGPU. Hard to judge between them but Apple M2 comes forward as winner by raking 10% extra framerate in each settings.

Pricing wise, Apple M2 Macbook Pro costs over $1500 in North America and Europe so it was not meant to be gaming machine but rather a productivity beast for video editors.