AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS offers +23% benchmark gains over Ryzen 7 5800HS while slotting neatly between the i5-12500H and i7-12700H
The Ryzen 7 6800HS laptop chip is one of AMD’s new processors for computers such as the Asus ROG Flow X13 and Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 devices (which get the Creator Edition variant of the APU). The Zen 3+ “Rembrandt” processor promises better integrated graphics, thanks to the presence of the RDNA2-based Radeon 680M, and it should fit well inside both gaming machines and thin and light laptops due to its reasonable power requirements (TDP: 35 W).
A single sample has been tested on PassMark at the time of writing, so the margin for error is high. The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 6800HS managed a single-thread score of 3,428 MOps/s and a CPU Mark of 25,460 (benchmark suite with multiple tests). This puts it +12.03% and +23.09%, respectively, ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800HS while also offering a higher peak clock of 4.7 GHz (vs. 4.4 GHz). These are generational performance improvements that most AMD fans should be satisfied with.
The AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS also finds itself in a useful spot by offering cross-bench performance that places it in-between the Intel Core i5-12500H and i7-12700H (see comparison image below). However, as noted by the benchmark site, the estimated yearly running cost is 22.17% lower for the Rembrandt chip. The hybrid Intel chips have slightly higher base TDPs (45 W) but much higher TDP up figures of 115 W. The Alder Lake processors also have additional cores/threads to fall back on for performance advantages, leaving plenty of options for laptop buyers to choose from.