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AMD Ryzen 5 4600H vs AMD Ryzen 5 4680U

AMD Ryzen 5 4600H

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The AMD Ryzen 5 4600H is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4600H integrates six of the eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (12 threads). The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips.

Due to the two deactivated cores and the slower Turbo clock speed, the Ryzen 5 4600H should be significantly slower than the Ryzen 7 4800H. The old top model Ryzen 7 3750H is still clearly slower due to the four Zen+ cores. Compared to the competition, the Intel Core i7-8850H (6-core Coffee Lake 2.6 - 4.3 GHz) should offer a similar performance.

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics card with 6 CUs and up to 1500 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information.

The TDP of the APU is specified at 45 Watt (default) and can be configured to 35 - 54 Watt by the laptop vendor. That means the chip is intended for big and relatively heavy laptops. The similar named Ryzen 5 4600HS is the 35 Watt version of the chip with the same specifications.

AMD Ryzen 5 4680U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 4680U is a semi-custom APU of the Renoir family designed for Microsoft devices. The 4680U integrates six CPU cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture clocked at 2.2 GHz (base) to 4 GHz (Boost) with SMT support for a total 12 threads. The two advantages a 4680U has over the older Ryzen 5 4600U are its higher base clock speed and a faster iGPU.

Architecture

The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and in part thanks to this fact, AMD advertises a 2x performance per watt improvement over the 12 nm Ryzen 3000 mobile processors. The built-in dual-channel memory controller supports LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 MB of L3 cache can be found on the chip.

Just like the other mobile Ryzen 4000 CPUs, a 4680U supports PCI-Express 3.0. Please go to our Renoir processor hub page for additional information on the product family.

Performance

The Ryzen 5 will lag behind the Ryzen 7 4980U in multi-threaded workloads because of the lower core count, 6 vs 8, while being way ahead of the Intel Core i7-1065G7 (4 cores, up to 3.9 GHz), the fastest 15 watt Intel Ice Lake CPU. The single core performance does not differ much between the 4680U and 1065G7, as the max Boost clock speeds are nearly identical. Therefore, Ryzen 5 4680U is a very capable 15 watt CPU and clearly faster than the older Ryzen 7 3700U.

Graphics

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a DX 12 compatible Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics adapter with 7 CUs (448 unified shaders) at up to 1,500 MHz. The Vega iGPU will have no trouble HW-decoding AVC, HEVC and VP9 videos, but the newer AV1 codec will only be decoded via software. In terms of gaming, we are looking at an MX150-level performance. Pretty much all games released in 2020 can be played on low to medium settings in 720p on this graphics adapter.

Power Consumption

While the TDP of the APU is specified at 15 watts, it consumed roughly 23 watts under prolonged load in our testing. The chip is a good fit for the thinner, lighter laptops provided an active cooling system is present.

ModelAMD Ryzen 5 4600HAMD Ryzen 5 4680U
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U compare2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U compare2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock3000 - 4000 MHz2200 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB384 KB
L2 Cache3 MB3 MB
L3 Cache11 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 126 / 12
TDP45 Watt15 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600HAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4680U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4600H
44.4 pt (52%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4680U
41.5 pt (49%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 7713     avg: 8145     median: 7935 (13%)     max: 8786 Points
7073 Points (12%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1134     avg: 1148     median: 1148 (57%)     max: 1161 Points
1163 Points (58%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 428     avg: 446.1     median: 452 (58%)     max: 454 Points
451 Points (58%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3055     avg: 3234     median: 3234 (14%)     max: 3393 Points
2478 Points (11%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1398     avg: 1427     median: 1420 (15%)     max: 1467 Points
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1291 Points (13%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 175     avg: 177     median: 177 (61%)     max: 179 Points
170 Points (58%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.3 Points (30%)
15.6 Points (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (6%)
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5365 Points (48%)
5301 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
32756 Points (45%)
31826 Points (43%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
248.6 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.2 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4380 Points (25%)
3576 Points (21%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 36693     avg: 37807     median: 37660 (27%)     max: 38873 MIPS
32745 MIPS (23%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4334     avg: 4398     median: 4414 (63%)     max: 4471 MIPS
4077 MIPS (58%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
82.9 fps (38%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
197 fps (53%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 9.27     avg: 9.8     median: 9.8 (21%)     max: 10.4 fps
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7.7 fps (16%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.8 GB/s (28%)
1.2 GB/s (41%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.4 GB/s (29%)
1.4 GB/s (29%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5 GB/s (19%)
8.3 GB/s (31%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 337.2     avg: 351.2     median: 349 (2%)     max: 369 Seconds
458 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.627 sec
0.7 sec (15%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.5 s (2%)
10.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.1 s (1%)
24.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
607 s (3%)
581 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 10904     avg: 11680     median: 11593.5 (40%)     max: 12640 Points
10051 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 61439     avg: 63513     median: 63779 (54%)     max: 65322 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 10548     avg: 11100     median: 11085.5 (28%)     max: 11681 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 17769     avg: 18033     median: 18019 (44%)     max: 18378 Points
16642 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5496     avg: 6113     median: 6145.5 (33%)     max: 6792 Points
5067 Points (27%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1099     avg: 1114     median: 1116.5 (55%)     max: 1123 Points
1078 Points (53%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5260     avg: 6005     median: 6021.5 (21%)     max: 6574 Points
5785 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4964 Points (57%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
25247 Points (31%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4605 Points (71%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
20939 Points (51%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 844     avg: 849     median: 848.5 (1%)     max: 855 ms
877 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 46066     avg: 47138     median: 47137.5 (49%)     max: 48209 Points
47184 Points (49%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 198     avg: 206     median: 207 (55%)     max: 212 Points
198 Points (52%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
66.4 Watt (11%)
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
66.4 Watt (18%)
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
21.1 Points per Watt (24%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4600H → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4680U → 98% n=30

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