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AMD Ryzen 5 4600H vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

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 7 4980U

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The AMD Ryzen 7 4980U is a Renoir family processor designed for certain Microsoft Surface systems. 4980U has eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (Boost) with thread-doubling SMT tech enabled for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to that AMD promises a 2x improvement in performance-per-Watt over Ryzen 3000 series mobile CPUs.

Architecture

The Zen 2 microarchitecture has brought a sizeable per-thread performance boost compared to the outgoing Zen+ parts. Renoir product family is also the first to introduce 8-core ULV processors to laptop market, keeping power consumption within reasonable limits. This AMD processor family is very impressive from most perspectives. One of the disatvantages to keep in mind is the lack of PCI-Express 4 support, meaning these blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to 3.9 GB/s tops.

Ryzen 7 4980U is designed to work with quad-channel LPDDR4 memory at up to 4,267 MHz. 8 MB of Level 3 are present in this chip. The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir hub page for more information on the product family.

Performance

4980U is the fastest ULV Ryzen 4000 series model. As such, its clock speeds are 200 MHz higher (both the base and Boost) compared to the older Ryzen 7 4800U. We fully expect the new Zen 3 based Ryzen 7 5800U to be even faster thanks to the new architecture. In the meantime, 4980U proves to be nearly as fast as an i7-10870H in multi-core benchmarks while bending the knee to older Intel CPUs, such as the i5-8300H, when under single-thread load.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, the Ryzen 7 also features the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) at up to 1,950 MHz. This iGPU is compatible with FreeSync and DirectX 12 and is able to HW-decode AVC, HEVC, VP9-encoded videos (no AV1 support here). Vega 8 is capable of outputting UHD 2160p60 video signal to several monitors and, similar to Intel's Iris Xe (80 EUs), is good enough for a bit of light gaming on the go, provided one is content with sub-1080p resolutions and low/medium quailty presets.

Power Consumption

The APU has a 15 W TDP that OEMs are free to change to anywhere between 10 W to 25 W. 4980U is a good fit for ultraportable laptops but is unlikely to play well with passive cooling solutions.

ModelAMD Ryzen 5 4600HAMD Ryzen 7 4980U
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 4980U2 - 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 4680U compare2.2 - 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 4980U2 - 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 4680U compare2.2 - 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 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB512 KB
L2 Cache3 MB4 MB
L3 Cache11 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 128 / 16
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 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600HAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980U

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 - R7 4980U
45.9 pt (54%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 7713     avg: 8145     median: 7935 (13%)     max: 8786 Points
9164 Points (15%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1134     avg: 1148     median: 1148 (57%)     max: 1161 Points
1260 Points (63%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 428     avg: 446.1     median: 452 (58%)     max: 454 Points
492 Points (63%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3055     avg: 3234     median: 3234 (14%)     max: 3393 Points
3453 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1398     avg: 1427     median: 1420 (15%)     max: 1467 Points
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1658 Points (17%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 175     avg: 177     median: 177 (61%)     max: 179 Points
182 Points (62%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.3 Points (30%)
18.9 Points (35%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (6%)
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5365 Points (48%)
5715 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
32756 Points (45%)
35106 Points (48%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
236.1 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.4 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4380 Points (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 36693     avg: 37807     median: 37660 (27%)     max: 38873 MIPS
42368 MIPS (30%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4334     avg: 4398     median: 4414 (63%)     max: 4471 MIPS
4320 MIPS (62%)
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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9.8 fps (21%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.8 GB/s (28%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.4 GB/s (29%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5 GB/s (19%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 337.2     avg: 351.2     median: 349 (2%)     max: 369 Seconds
342 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.627 sec
0.6 sec (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.5 s (2%)
9.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.1 s (1%)
24.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
607 s (3%)
758 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 10904     avg: 11680     median: 11593.5 (40%)     max: 12640 Points
11759 Points (41%)
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
10152 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 17769     avg: 18033     median: 18019 (44%)     max: 18378 Points
18654 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5496     avg: 6113     median: 6145.5 (33%)     max: 6792 Points
5917 Points (32%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1099     avg: 1114     median: 1116.5 (55%)     max: 1123 Points
1133 Points (55%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5260     avg: 6005     median: 6021.5 (21%)     max: 6574 Points
7156 Points (25%)
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
811 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 46066     avg: 47138     median: 47137.5 (49%)     max: 48209 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 198     avg: 206     median: 207 (55%)     max: 212 Points
210 Points (55%)
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=26

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4980U → 105% n=26

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