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AMD Ryzen 7 4800U keeps up with higher-powered Intel Core i9-9880H thanks to promising Geekbench 5 test scores

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800 APU is a fast 15 W processor. (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 7 4800 APU is a fast 15 W processor. (Image source: AMD)
A Lenovo system featuring an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U APU has been tested on Geekbench 5 recently, and it managed scores of 1,150 points for the single-core test and 7,047 points for the multi-core test. The 8-core Renoir processor achieved similar results to the Coffee Lake Intel Core i9-9880H processor, even though the latter could rely on a higher TDP.
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An unnamed Lenovo laptop has been put through its paces on Geekbench 5 with the aid of its AMD Ryzen 7 4800U processor. As mentioned above, the system raked in 1,150 points and 7,047 points for the single-core test and multi-core test, respectively. The Ryzen 7 4800U chip has eight cores and 16 threads, clock rates of 1.8 GHz to 4.2 GHz, and it is targeted at laptop OEMs designing thin and light devices with effective cooling solutions.

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U APU has a TDP of 15 W by default; however, it can be tweaked by laptop vendors for a figure between 10 W and 25 W. The part in this Geekbench 5 test may have been operating at 25 W, but it still performed admirably when you compare it with a rival from Intel, such as the 8-core i9-9880H. The Intel Coffee Lake chip not only has higher base and boost clock rates (2.3 GHz; 4.8 GHz), but it can also draw more power than the Renoir chip thanks to its TDP of 45 W. But, in a system labeled “LENOVO 81TE” the i9-9880H scored 1,214 points and 7,547 points, respectively, which means the lower-powered Ryzen 4000 series APU was able to keep up with this high-end rival.

Of course, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U processor does have its advantages, including being manufactured on an efficient 7nm process (compared to 14nm++ for the i9-9880H). But our own tests with the Coffee Lake processor with Geekbench 5 help shine an even better light on the Renoir APU: The i9-9880H managed median scores of 1,186 points and 7,100 points, placing it barely a nose ahead of the Ryzen 7 4800U in this particular benchmark.

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AMD Ryzen 7 4800U. (Image source: Geekbench)
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U. (Image source: Geekbench)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03- 6 (Update: 2020-03- 6)