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AMD Ryzen 9 4900H in Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop surpasses both the Intel Core i9-9980HK and i9-10980HK in leaked Fire Strike Physics Score

The Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-AL038T laptop has been tested with the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H APU. (Image source: Scan)
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-AL038T laptop has been tested with the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H APU. (Image source: Scan)
An AMD Ryzen 9 4900H APU in an Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop (FA506IV) has been spotted on 3DMark’s Fire Strike benchmark where it managed a respectable Physics Score of 22,383 points. This put the Ryzen 4000 laptop ahead of most of the devices we have tested with either the Intel Core i9-9980HK or i9-10980HK.
Daniel R Deakin,

It seems the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H has really broken from cover as the top-end Renoir APU has started making its presence known in various benchmarks. As part of an Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop, which is now available for pre-order, the Ryzen 4000 processor managed a Physics Score of 22,383 points in a recent Fire Strike test that was discovered by Tum Apisak.

The powerful 8-core, 16-thread AMD Ryzen 9 4900H fared well against its comparable rivals: the Intel Core i9-9980HK and the Intel Core i9-10980HK. A single laptop powered by the Coffee Lake processor managed a higher score in Fire Strike in our tests, but this was the somewhat monstrous Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX laptop that comes with 64 GB RAM, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, and an eye-watering price tag.

While the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H in the Asus TUF Gaming A15 managed to mostly overpower the older Intel Core i9-9980HK, it also surpassed the only Comet Lake i9-10980HK processor that we have tested in Fire Strike so far, which was in an MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS laptop. However, our MSI review device cost 2,850 Euros (US$3,172) whereas the Asus TUF Gaming A15 with Ryzen 9 4900H is currently listed at a pre-order price of £1,399.99 (US$1,721).

Obviously there are significant differences between the two gaming laptops; for instance, the MSI GS66 has a more powerful GPU (RTX 2070 Super Max-Q vs. RTX 2060). The MSI device also offers a 99.99 Wh battery, impressive 300-Hz display, and top-end Dynaudio and Steelseries technology implemented with the sound emissions and keyboard, respectively, so it is aimed at gamers who want a more immersive experience and are willing to pay more. But this seems to be yet another example of AMD providing a much better price/performance result overall with its Ryzen 4000 processors than what the typical equivalent Intel parts can manage.

AMD Ryzen 9 4900H Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-10980HK
Cores/threads/TDP 8/16/45 W 8/16/45 W 8/16/45 W (cTDP-down 35 W)
Physics Score 22,383 points 20,357 points (median)
22,463 points (maximum)
20,918 points
Fire Strike results. (Image source: 3DMark)
Fire Strike results. (Image source: 3DMark)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-06- 1 (Update: 2020-06- 6)
Daniel R Deakin
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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.