AMD Ryzen 5 4500U powering a purported Lenovo IdeaPad laptop takes the Intel Core i7-10710U to the cleaners in Geekbench 5
Over the past few days, we have seen quite a few Lenovo laptops, such as the ThinkPad T14/T15, ThinkPad L14/L15, and the ThinkPad X13 Yoga, being refreshed with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 APU options. Now, we see that an unnamed Lenovo notebook powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor has popped-up on the Geekbench benchmarking site.
As per the Geekbench 5 entry, the Lenovo laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with a base frequency of 2.38 GHz and sports 8 GB of RAM. The Ryzen 5 4500U scored 1,083 in single-core and 4,744 points in the multi-core test. These scores are much better than most Core i7-10710U scores in the same test under Windows. This is despite the Core i7-10710U having a higher boost frequency and multi-threading support, which the Ryzen 5 4500U lacks.
What's more interesting is that the Ryzen 5 4500U seems to offer very good sustained performance, maintaining a consistent 3.9 GHz clock throughout the run. This can be verified by appending .gb5 to the Geekbench URL linked below. While this can be attributed to several factors, we do think that this unnamed Lenovo laptop has a pretty robust cooling solution.
The Lenovo AMD laptops we've seen so far include the Yoga Slim 7 and the slew of ThinkPads mentioned above. This entry could, therefore, belong to an IdeaPad series going by the motherboard model identified as LNVNB161216.
We are already aware that the Ryzen 4000 series offers some tough competition for the Intel Ice Lake CPUs, but for them to potentially displace a very mature platform such as Comet Lake-U makes a very interesting proposition for future laptop buyers.