Massive Ryzen 4500U leak: 50 percent faster than i5 8250U, Console-level Vega 6 benched in AC: Odyssey and GTA V
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Ukrainian outlet Overclockers.ua was spotted breaking embargo by publishing a review of the Ryzen 4500U-powered Acer Aspire SF314 today. Earlier today, we spotted Geekbench scores for what seemed to be a Ryzen 4500U-powered Acer laptop. Those Geekbench numbers now appear to have been just the tip of the iceberg.
The Overclockers.ua review is the most detailed look at Ryzen 4000 mobile hardware yet. The review put the SF314 through a benchmark suite that included 3DMark, Cinebench, Geekbench, and a number of current-gen games. The results are remarkable. In CPU benchmarks like Geekbench and Cinebench, the Ryzen 4500U crushed the Intel i5-8250U by over 50 percent, even though both parts have the same 15W TDP. The Ryzen 4500U‘s 7nm Zen 2 architecture allows it to deliver a generational leap in performance over the Coffee Lake i5.
AMD’s integrated Vega graphics continue to deliver a strong showing in the Ryzen 4500U. While still using the same GPU core as Ryzen 3000 mobile APUs, higher sustained clockspeeds and faster memory mean that the Ryzen 4500U’s Vega 6 GPU offers as much as 59 percent faster GPU performance compared to Ryzen 3000 APUs. This has a tangible impact on the iGPU gaming experience.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and Far Cry 5 run at a playable 32 FPS and 37 FPS respectively, while GTA V runs at a steady 54 FPS clip. These numbers are nothing short of astounding when considering that the 4500U is a 15W ultra-low voltage laptop/convertible part. The Ryzen 4500U delivers console-level gaming performance at a fraction of the power budget. Once the embargo lifts, we’ll have access to a much wider range of Ryzen 4000-series hardware. But until then, this SF314 review is about as good as it gets.