AMD Ryzen 5 4500U in Lenovo laptop creeps past Intel Core i7-1065G7 in Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 in Geekbench 4 multi-core test
Last year, we tested a Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 device that featured an Ice Lake chip in the form of the Core i7-1065G7. The Intel chip has a specified TDP of 15 W, but in the case of the Dell XPS it was configured right up to 25 W to offer greater performance. In the Geekbench 4 tests, the i7-1065G7 in the Dell XPS 13 produced scores of 5,752 points and 18,772 points in the single-core test and multi-core test, respectively. While the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U in the unnamed Lenovo laptop lagged far behind in the single-core test (4,696 points), it managed to beat out the Ice Lake rival in the multi-core test.
Generally, when referring to Geekbench benchmarks, similar AMD and Intel processors tend to throw up typical results that end up with Intel being dominant in the single-core tests and AMD leading in the multi-core tests. However, the Ryzen 5 4500U can rely on six cores (and six threads) for this while the i7-1065G7 only has four cores (but eight threads thanks to Hyper-Threading), so some might have expected an even better result from the AMD part with its two extra cores. But the chances are this Ryzen 4000 APU is only going to throw out even stronger scores in the near future and increase its current narrow margin.
This likelihood can be demonstrated by a comparison screenshot shared online by Tum Apisak. The Ryzen 5 4500U has appeared on Geekbench 4 before, in an HP Envy x350 convertible. Previous multi-core scores were recorded at 14,105 points and 15,412 points – and now the Renoir APU in a Lenovo laptop has offered up 18,819 points in the same test not even a month later. The TDP of the Ryzen 5 4500U is 15 W by default, but it can be altered to 10 W – 25 W by a laptop vendor. It seems a warning shot has been fired by the Ryzen 4000 APU over the Ice Lake SoC, and who knows what kind of scores the AMD processor will offer in a system that incorporates a sufficient cooling solution for it to be configured to 25 W.