Core AMD Navi 33 It’s not a high-end GPU, but it’s not an entry-level one either. They are small at 204mm2 and have 13.3 Billion transistors embedded, which is 10% more than some older high-end GPUs such as the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti.
AMD Radeon RX 7700S is a new discrete mobile GPU based on the Navi 33 processor. It has become the main part of the ASUS TUF A16 gaming laptop. There is no official TUF Dash gaming laptop yet, as this leak suggests, but the product code appears to match the latest 2023 TUF A16 Advantage Edition (FA617) system that was announced at CES 2023. This gaming laptop may be equipped with a Ryzen 7000HS Phoenix processor “Zen4” and Radeon RX 7700S GPU.
This model is powered by a Zen3 Rembrandt die, in this case a Ryzen 5 7535HS with 6 cores and 12 threads. Additionally, the Radeon RX 7700S graphics have been upgraded with 2048 stream processors and 8GB of GDDR6 memory over a 128-bit bus.
Referring to the GeForce RT 4070, 4060, and 4050 Geekbench scores, it’s now possible to compare both architectures in the same test. It appears that the 7700S is indeed faster than its predecessor based on the RDNA2 architecture, but only by 12%. Also, the GPU is actually slower than the GeForce RTX 4050 laptop GPU, but only by 3%.
It’s too early to draw conclusions based on this very short test alone. After all, there aren’t even TGP specs for the GPUs that were used in each of these tests, and that can have a big impact on final performance. However, that’s what’s in stock for now, and more data will come in in the weeks ahead before these systems become available to reviewers and new players.