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Every AMD Ryzen 7 4800H laptop we've tested thus far have been outperforming the Intel Core i7-10875H and Core i9-10980HK, but there's a catch

Every AMD Ryzen 7 4800H laptop we've tested thus far have been outperforming the Intel Core i7-10875H and Core i9-10980HK, but there's a catch (Image source: Eluktronics)
Every AMD Ryzen 7 4800H laptop we've tested thus far have been outperforming the Intel Core i7-10875H and Core i9-10980HK, but there's a catch (Image source: Eluktronics)
Every AMD Ryzen 7 4800H laptop we've tested thus far have been outperforming the Intel Core i7-10875H and Core i9-10980HK, but there's a catch
Allen Ngo, 🇷🇺

In the world of laptops, it's inaccurate to say that one processor is faster than a competing alternative without a large enough sample size as we've demonstrated many times before. However, we can certainly notice trends along the way and the current trend for the Intel Comet Lake-H series versus the AMD Renoir-H series is leaning more and more towards AMD's favor.

We've reviewed 7 laptops with octa-core Comet Lake-H or Ryzen 7 Renoir-H processors thus far and the systems running on AMD hardware have been consistently edging out their Intel counterparts in multi-threaded workloads. The Blender rendering benchmark, for example, finishes almost 40 seconds faster on the AMD-powered Eluktronics RP-15 when compared to the fastest Core i7-10875H laptop currently in our database. CineBench multi-thread results are also about 15 percent higher on average with the Ryzen 7 4800H.

The key area where Intel still holds the advantage is in single-threaded or single-core operations. The 7-Zip compression/decompression benchmark, for example, runs 15 percent faster on Intel hardware when set to a single core while the opposite is true when all cores are enabled.

The main challenge for Intel is that more applications and games are beginning to better exploit multi-core setups meaning any advantages in single-thread operations will become less relevant to most gamers and content creators over time. If you're in the market for a high-performance octa-core laptop, it's going to be difficult to recommend an Intel Comet Lake-H platform especially when you start to factor in the price parity between it and the Ryzen 7 4800H.

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Eluktronics RP-15 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Phison PM81000GPMQCN28BTF-E12S4 M.2 NVM SSD; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1970 (1946.66-1995.21)
Aorus 17G XB GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1613 (1597.83-1832.68)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1573 (1544.4-1818.6)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1572 (1548.11-1671.4)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1541 (1518.31-1635.12)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1773 (1724.58-1815.79)
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1753 (1601.6-1850.14)
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 / 5.2: 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) - CPU (Multi Core)
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4663 Points ∼100%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4257 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4132 Points ∼89% -11%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
3823 Points ∼82% -18%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
3801 Points ∼82% -18%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3713 Points ∼80% -20%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
3431 Points ∼74% -26%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
511 Points ∼100% +4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
499 Points ∼98% +2%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
489 Points ∼96%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
486 Points ∼95% -1%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
485 Points ∼95% -1%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
477 Points ∼93% -2%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼93% -2%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1995 (min: 1946.66, max: 1995.21) Points ∼100%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1850 Points ∼93% -7%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1833 (min: 1597.83, max: 1832.68) Points ∼92% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1818 (min: 1544.4, max: 1818.6) Points ∼91% -9%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1816 (min: 1724.58, max: 1815.79) Points ∼91% -9%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1671 (min: 1548.11, max: 1671.4) Points ∼84% -16%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1635 (min: 1518.31, max: 1635.12) Points ∼82% -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
213 Points ∼100% +13%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
211 Points ∼99% +12%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
203 Points ∼95% +7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
201 Points ∼94% +6%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼89% 0%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼89%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼87% -2%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
317 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
295 Seconds * ∼93% -19%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
290 Seconds * ∼91% -17%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
285 Seconds * ∼90% -15%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
271 Seconds * ∼85% -9%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
262.5 Seconds * ∼83% -6%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
248 Seconds * ∼78%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
5457 MIPS ∼100% +16%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
5413 MIPS ∼99% +15%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
5345 MIPS ∼98% +13%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5227 MIPS ∼96% +11%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4717 MIPS ∼86% 0%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4711 MIPS ∼86%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4666 MIPS ∼86% -1%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
53883 MIPS ∼100%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
48837 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
47170 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
46702 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
45679 MIPS ∼85% -15%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
44829 MIPS ∼83% -17%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
43786 MIPS ∼81% -19%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1347 Points ∼100% +12%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1293 Points ∼96% +7%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1283 Points ∼95% +6%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1233 Points ∼92% +2%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1207 Points ∼90%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1189 Points ∼88% -1%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1166 Points ∼87% -3%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8672 Points ∼100%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
8139 Points ∼94% -6%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
8087 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7782 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7634 Points ∼88% -12%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
7431 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
5920 Points ∼68% -32%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
14.1 fps ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
13 fps ∼92% -8%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.8 fps ∼91% -9%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
12.2 fps ∼87% -13%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.2 fps ∼87% -13%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.1 fps ∼86% -14%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
10.8 fps ∼77% -23%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
84.3 s ∼100% +39%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
61.4 s ∼73% +1%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
60.7 s ∼72%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
53.1 s ∼63% -13%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
52.4 s ∼62% -14%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.4 s ∼62% -14%
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
28.6 s ∼34% -53%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Asus TUF A15 FA506IV-HN172
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.603 sec * ∼100% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.596 sec * ∼99% -4%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.592 sec * ∼98% -3%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.583 sec * ∼97% -2%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.574 sec * ∼95%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.556 sec * ∼92% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.547 sec * ∼91% +5%

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Allen Ngo, 2020-05-30 (Update: 2020-05-30)
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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.