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AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

AMD R7 4980U

The AMD Ryzen 7 4980U is a Renoir family processor designed for certain Microsoft Surface systems. 4980U has eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (Boost) with thread-doubling SMT tech enabled for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to that AMD promises a 2x improvement in performance-per-Watt over Ryzen 3000 series mobile CPUs.


The Zen 2 microarchitecture has brought a sizeable per-thread performance boost compared to the outgoing Zen+ parts. Renoir product family is also the first to introduce 8-core ULV processors to laptop market, keeping power consumption within reasonable limits. This AMD processor family is very impressive from most perspectives. One of the disatvantages to keep in mind is the lack of PCI-Express 4 support, meaning these blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to 3.9 GB/s tops.

Ryzen 7 4980U is designed to work with quad-channel LPDDR4 memory at up to 4,267 MHz. 8 MB of Level 3 are present in this chip. The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir hub page for more information on the product family.


4980U is the fastest ULV Ryzen 4000 series model. As such, its clock speeds are 200 MHz higher (both the base and Boost) compared to the older Ryzen 7 4800U. We fully expect the new Zen 3 based Ryzen 7 5800U to be even faster thanks to the new architecture. In the meantime, 4980U proves to be nearly as fast as an i7-10870H in multi-core benchmarks while bending the knee to older Intel CPUs, such as the i5-8300H, when under single-thread load.


In addition to its eight CPU cores, the Ryzen 7 also features the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) at up to 1,950 MHz. This iGPU is compatible with FreeSync and DirectX 12 and is able to HW-decode AVC, HEVC, VP9-encoded videos (no AV1 support here). Vega 8 is capable of outputting UHD 2160p60 video signal to several monitors and, similar to Intel's Iris Xe (80 EUs), is good enough for a bit of light gaming on the go, provided one is content with sub-1080p resolutions and low/medium quailty presets.

Power consumption

The APU has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W; much like it is with other U-class Ryzen 4000 chips, AMD is fine with laptop makers (Microsoft, in this case) changing that value to anything between 10 W and 25 W.

The 7 nm TSMC process this Ryzen 7 is built with makes for above average, as of mid 2022, energy efficiency.

SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir-U (Zen 2)

Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir-U (Zen 2)

AMD Ryzen 7 4980U « 2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U compare2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate2000 - 4400 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/13/2021
Product Link (external)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980U


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
35.7 pt (52%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1658 Points (17%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.8 fps (21%)
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