Playing esports on an APU powered laptop is a dream come true for budget gamers. Today, prominent YouTube Tech Enthusiast Jarrod’s Tech has done more contribution to determine the precise gaming fps performance of Renoir Ryzen 4000 series laptop APU. Specifically, Ryzen 9 4900HS APU has an 7nm Vega 8 (CUs) iGPU which is more than capable of doing simple 2D tasks. So for this case, Jarrod has decided to focus on latest 7nm Vega 8 iGPU gaming performance. Let’s see how the most anticipated Renoir iGPU can do gaming miracles.
On 1080p resolution high, medium and low settings the 7nm Vega 8 looks very impressive against it’s predecessor 12nm RX Vega 10 iGPU by scoring 73 fps playable performance on high preset and low setting got a whopping fast 141 fps.
Another famous competitive online shooter game is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege that runs faster on 7nm Vega 8 iGPU reaching up to 57 fps average performance on Low Vulkan API settings at 1080p resolution.
Number one real-time strategy game Dota 2 from Steam runs butter-smooth on both 12nm and 7nm Vega iGPUs even on Ultra 1080p settings. Anyway, 7nm Vega 8 wins this round by getting above 60 fps on Ultra and a staggering 186 fps on Low settings.
Well-known battle royale shooting esports title Fortnite Chapter 2 also prefers 7nm Vega 8 iGPU because on average fps performance it scores above 100 fps on Low setting at 1080p resolution with stable 1% Low minimum fps too.
Never aging The Witcher 3 heavy graphics triple A game title barely runs on both APUs below 30 fps even with Hairworks Off Low settings at 1080p Full HD resolution due to low bandwidth of video memory constrains.
Latest and heaviest triple A title Shadow of the Tomb Raider is miraculously playable on 7nm Vega 8 iGPU on Lowest settings at 1080p average fps performance. Probably, Direct X 12 is helping the Radeon Vega architecture to be utilized efficiently tha DX 11 API.
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds a.k.a PUBG is amazingly good for 7nm Vega iGPU during Low settings 1080p gameplay process by scoring 42 fps performance which playable for some people but you can’t compete online with those average and 1% Low minimum fps results.
Overall, Ryzen 9 4900HS vs Ryzen 7 3750H APUs showdown was the biggest shocking performance test if you compare 7nm against 12nm process nodes. As per AMD’s marketing materials, they promised 59% more performance uplift for 7nm Vega iGPU compared to 12nm one and they delivered with clear independent results demonstrated by Jarrod’s Tech. With only 2 CUs short the 7nm Vega 8 has dominated it’s 12nm RX Vega 10 predecessor with average 44.24% superior performance at minimum settings preset.
The secret sauce behind effective dominance of 7nm Vega 8 iGPU might be concluded by AMD engineers in following improvements: “2x wide Data Fabric interface for power efficient data transfer, graphics low power state transition optimization, 25% higher peak graphics clock and 77% higher peak memory bandwidth due to DDR4 3200MHz speed.
Source: Jarrod’s Tech Via YouTube
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