[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M – the bigger GPU is 45% faster on maxed-out visuals


Borderlands 3 is a game that has fun gameplay full of action-packed scenes, an interesting story, a decent soundtrack, implemented RPG elements, and of course – tons of weapons. The graphical representation is spot on because of the cell-shading tech that’s why Borderlands 3 has a unique look.

When it comes to system requirements, the game scores somewhere in the middle – not too heavy but it’s not as light as some games like CS:GO for example. For 60 FPS on Badass preset, you’re going to need a decent amount of firepower.

For our article, we choose two fast AMD RDNA 2 GPUs – the AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M. Let’s see the actual performance difference between these two is while benchmarking with the aid of Borderlands 3.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 list.

AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M variants

  AMD Radeon RX 6800M AMD Radeon RX 6600M
Architecture RDNA 2 RDNA 2
GPU chip Navi 22 Navi 23
Shader units 2560 (+43%) 1792
ROPs 64 64
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 type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 (+50%) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) ~145W (+45%) ~100W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 7nm 7nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 06.2021 09.2021
Detailed specs Link Link


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)

Borderlands 3 Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX 6800M 117 fps 105 fps 96 fps (+23%) 87 fps (+45%)
AMD Radeon RX 6600M 119 fps (+2%) 105 fps 78 fps 60 fps


On Very Low and Medium details, the two rivals are showing almost virtually the same performance. However, on High and especially on Badass details, the Radeon RX 6800M is clearly faster compared to the Radeon RX6600M. If you plan to play with the best possible eye-candy visual quality, the AMD Radeon RX 6800M should be on your shortlist, if money isn’t a problem.

If 60 FPS on max visuals is enough for you, the Radeon RX6600M can offers decent performance alongside a lower price tag.

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 6800M

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 6600M

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