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AMD embarrasses Intel with Ryzen 7 HP ProBook 455 G7 running 150 percent faster than the more expensive Core i7 ProBook 450 G7

AMD embarrasses Intel with Ryzen 7 HP ProBook 455 G7 running 150 percent faster than the more expensive Core i7 ProBook 450 version (Source: HP)
AMD embarrasses Intel with Ryzen 7 HP ProBook 455 G7 running 150 percent faster than the more expensive Core i7 ProBook 450 version (Source: HP)
We all know AMD is having a field day against Intel with its latest family of Zen 2 CPUs, but we didn't think it could get this bad.

The latest 15.6-inch HP ProBook this year is the ProBook 450 G7 and ProBook 455 G7 powered by Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-U and AMD 3rd gen Zen 2 processors, respectively. The two models are otherwise visually identical leaving it up to buyers to decide if they want an Intel laptop or AMD laptop. Historically, the AMD model would run slower than Intel and cost less in the process, but the latest Ryzen processors have now enabled the AMD model to be both faster and cheaper.

We recently had a chance to review the ProBook 450 G7 and ProBook 455 G7 configured with the Core i7-10510U and Ryzen 7 4700U, respectively, but the performance data as shown below skews heavily in favor of the latter especially in terms of multi-thread performance. CineBench results for the Ryzen 7 4700U are 118 to 147 percent faster than the Core i7-10510U even after adjusting for performance throttling despite both processors having the same number of simultaneous threads. We made sure to run both laptops on High Performance mode as well to get the fastest results possible from each.

The story remains similar when looking at their integrated GPUs where 3DMark results are about 2x faster across the board in favor of the RX Vega 7. The gap would have likely been even wider had our AMD ProBook been configured with dual-channel RAM instead of single-channel RAM, but the numbers are impressive nonetheless.

To add salt to the wound, other aspects outside of performance like battery life and temperatures are not any shorter or warmer, respectively, on the AMD ProBook 455 G7. We're able to record a WLAN runtime of about 7 hours on each laptop with CPU temperatures of around 84 C and 67 C on the Intel and AMD, respectively, when fully stressed.

These AMD advantages aren't exclusive between the HP ProBook 450 G7 and ProBook 455 G7. We've been seeing similar results between Intel and AMD Lenovo ThinkPad laptops as well. It won't be until Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs become available before the blue chipmaker can begin closing the performance gap in the Ultrabook space.

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HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø409 (370.4-481.68)
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø905 (890.95-1068.26)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2601 Points ∼100% +147%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=34)
1398 Points ∼54% +33%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
1051 Points ∼40%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
462 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=33)
434 Points ∼94% +10%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
396 Points ∼86%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1050 Points ∼100% +118%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=41)
664 Points ∼63% +38%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
482 (370.4min - 481.68max) Points ∼46%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
181 Points ∼100% +60%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=38)
178 Points ∼98% +58%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
113 Points ∼62%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
1051 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (671 - 1051, n=27)
814 Seconds * ∼77% +23%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
536.5 Seconds * ∼51% +49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4981, n=27)
4568 MIPS ∼100% +13%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4208 MIPS ∼92% +4%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
4051 MIPS ∼89%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
27219 MIPS ∼100% +123%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=27)
17519 MIPS ∼64% +44%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
12196 MIPS ∼45%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
1244 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=27)
1198 Points ∼96% -4%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1109 Points ∼89% -11%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4853 Points ∼100% +32%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
3663 Points ∼75%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (2474 - 4467, n=27)
3640 Points ∼75% -1%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6.79 fps ∼100% +99%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=27)
4.53 fps ∼67% +33%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
3.41 fps ∼50%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
115.68 s ∼100% +49%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
77.8 s ∼67%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=23)
58.8 s ∼51% -24%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.75 sec * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.638 - 0.81, n=24)
0.683 sec * ∼91% +9%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.651 sec * ∼87% +13%

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3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
1032 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (728 - 1084, n=9)
933 Points ∼90% -10%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
742 Points ∼72% -28%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=77)
378 Points ∼37% -63%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
3447 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (2407 - 3593, n=9)
3074 Points ∼89% -11%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
2425 Points ∼70% -30%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1420, n=199)
1152 Points ∼33% -67%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (16972 - 25720, n=6)
22404 Points ∼100% +1%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
22208 Points ∼99%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
16972 Points ∼76% -24%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=212)
9229 Points ∼41% -58%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4389 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (2459 - 5086, n=9)
3646 Points ∼83% -17%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
2567 Points ∼58% -42%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2142, n=231)
1572 Points ∼36% -64%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (3993 - 5422, n=9)
4844 Points ∼100% +15%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4202 Points ∼87%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
4019 Points ∼83% -4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=231)
1744 Points ∼36% -58%

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Allen Ngo, 2020-08- 3 (Update: 2020-08- 6)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.