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AMD Ryzen 5 4600U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

AMD Ryzen 5 4600U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 4600U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4600U integrates six cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2.1 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) with SMT / Hyperthreading support (12 threads). The chip is manufactured in the modern 7 nm process at TSMC and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips.

With two less cores, the Ryzen 5 4600U is clearly slower than the Ryzen 7 4700U and 4800U in multi threaded workloads. However, it should still beat the fastest 15 Watt Ice Lake Intel Core i7-1065G7 (4 cores, 3.9 GHz). Thanks to the 4 GHz Boost clock, the single core performance should be similar. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 4600U is a very fast 15 Watt CPU and clearly faster than the old Ryzen 7 3700U.

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 15 Watt (default) and can be configured from 10 to 25 Watt by the laptop vendor. That means the chip is intended for thin and light laptops (but with fans).

AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4980U

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 4600UAMD 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 4600H compare3 - 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 4600U2.1 - 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 4600H compare3 - 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 4600U2.1 - 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
Clock2100 - 4000 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB512 KB
L2 Cache3 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 128 / 16
TDP15 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 4600UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4600U
41.8 pt (49%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4980U
45.9 pt (54%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (63%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 447     avg: 449     median: 447 (58%)     max: 453 Points
492 Points (63%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2544     avg: 2628     median: 2544 (11%)     max: 2796 Points
3453 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 838     avg: 1089     median: 1089 (11%)     max: 1340 Points
065130195260325390455520585650715780845910975104011051170Tooltip
1658 Points (17%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 175     avg: 175.5     median: 175.5 (60%)     max: 176 Points
182 Points (62%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.9 Points (35%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5715 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
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%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
34854 MIPS (25%)
42368 MIPS (30%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4247 MIPS (61%)
4320 MIPS (62%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
8.8 fps (19%)
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9.8 fps (21%)
0123456789101112131415Tooltip
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
402 Seconds (3%)
342 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
0.6 sec (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
758 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7925     avg: 9140     median: 9139.5 (32%)     max: 10354 Points
11759 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
11149 Points (28%)
10152 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
17296 Points (43%)
18654 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5152     avg: 5176     median: 5175.5 (28%)     max: 5199 Points
5917 Points (32%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1105 Points (54%)
1133 Points (55%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5591 Points (19%)
7156 Points (25%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
851 ms (1%)
811 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
199 Points (53%)
210 Points (55%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4600U → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4980U → 113% n=17

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