Intel Core i9-10980HK practically ties with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H in Geekbench 5 comparison but there is a huge power difference
A comparison on Geekbench 5 between a Comet Lake i9-10980HK in a Gigabyte Aorus 17X YB and a Renoir Ryzen 7 4800H in an Asus TUF Gaming laptop has been shared online by Tum Apisak. It seems the two rival processors managed very similar results, with the Intel mobile processor scoring 1,352 points in the single-core benchmark while the Ryzen 4000 chip managed 1,196 points.
Results should be quite similar, considering that both the Intel Core i9-10980HK and AMD Ryzen 7 4800H are 8-core processors that can utilize 16 threads. The Comet Lake processor has a default TDP of 45 W and the Renoir APU has the same default figure. Unsurprisingly, the multi-core benchmark results are also close, with the AMD chip just ahead on 8,390 points.
However, it’s important to point out a couple of things here. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H was tested on Geekbench 5.1, which offers higher scores than Geekbench 5.0 where the Intel Core i9-10980HK was benchmarked. More crucially, the Comet Lake processor can actually use up to 135 W of power (PL2 max), which is necessary if it wants to hit that famed clock rate of 5.3 GHz. The Ryzen 4000 chip can utilize up to 65 W in contrast. So regardless of the Geekbench version discrepancy, the AMD processor still has a significant edge over the Intel chip when it comes to price and performing at the same level but with much lower power consumption.
|Gigabyte Aorus 17X YB||Asus TUF Gaming FA706IU|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-10980HK||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H|
|Cores/threads/TDP||8/16/45 W||8/16/45 W|
|Geekbench single||1,352 points||1,196 points|
|Geekbench multi||8,386 points||8,390 points|