NotebookCheck has published some of the world’s first Radeon RX 5300M benchmarks, and the results suggest that AMD’s latest mobile GPU performs quite a bit better than NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 and its Max-Q variants. While the entry-level card isn’t much of a match for the GTX 1660 Ti, the RX 5300M manages to beat out the GTX 1650 by as much as 25% in 3DMark’s Fire Strike graphics test. Expect these cards to be very popular with laptop OEMs.

We should mention one thing here, though. Synthetics tell only half the story and these scores may not reflect real-world gaming performance. The Radeon RX 5500M performs, on an average, somewhere between the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q in gaming. Therefore, even though the RX 5300M seems to have outdone the GTX 1650 in synthetics, we would still keep our expectations tempered with respect to games, where we suspect the GTX 1650 could still have an edge thanks to its higher clocks and memory.


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