AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX makes Cinebench R23 debut with impressive performance gains and high power draw
AMD's Dragon Range-based Ryzen 9 7845HX made quite a splash by rocketing to the top of PassMark's charts. While Intel's Raptor Lake-HX processors eventually dethroned it, AMD still can take back the crown with the flagship Ryzen 9 7945HX. Unfortunately, the CPU's real-world performance is still shrouded by mystery. Laptops featuring the hardware are scheduled to hit shelves sometime in February 2022. Meanwhile, its younger sibling, Ryzen 7 7745HX, has shown up online.
Twitter leaker @9550pro stumbled upon a Bilibili post showing the Ryzen 7 7745HX's Cinebench R23 results. It scores 1,828 points in the single-core test and 18,606 in multi-core. Given its "HX" nametag, the processor is quite power-hungry and can guzzle up to 95 Watts under load. To put things in perspective, that is about how much the Ryzen 9 6900HX consumed while scoring only 1,616 and 14,085 points in the benchmark.
It is hard to pinpoint the Ryzen 7 7745HX's position in the laptop CPU segment based on its Cinebench R23 showing alone. Benchmarks for current-gen Raptor Lake-HX i7 models are absent, and it would be unfair to compare it against Core i9 SKUs because of their remarkably high power draw and higher core count. However, the Dragon Range processor trades blows with the last-gen Core i9-12950HX (1,845/20,307), which is nothing short of impressive.
On the Phoenix side, the Ryzen 7 7840HS scored 1,800 and 16,845 on Cinebench R23. We put its lower-tier variant, Ryzen 7 7735HS, through the paces in our in-depth Asus TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition review, where it scored 1,588 and 13,995 points in Cinebench R23. Both tests effectively confirm AMD's Zen 4 CPU cores do better with a higher power budget, and it'll be interesting to see how Dragon Range fares against Raptor Lake-HX.
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