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AMD Ryzen 7 4800H vs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4800H

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is a Renoir APU designed for larger, more powerful laptops with room for better termals. The Ryzen features eight Zen 2 cores running at 2.9 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.2 GHz (Boost). The CPU also has 8 MB of L3 cache and a Vega series integrated GPU. Thread-doubling SMT tech is enabled in this processor, allowing for up to 16 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

Ryzen 7 4800H is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and in part thanks to this fact AMD promises an up to 2x higher performance-per-watt figure compared to Ryzen 3000 series mobile APUs. This isn't the only noteworthy change however as Zen 2 architecture is leagues ahead of the outgoing Zen+ when it comes to single-core performance. Renoir family processors feature up to 8 CPU cores compared to 4 cores of the previous generation mobile AMD CPUs.

A 4800H will work with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. The important difference between desktop Ryzen 4000 and mobile Ryzen 4000 processors is that the latter do not have PCI-Express 4.0 support, meaning those blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to a throughput of 3.9 GB/s.

The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir processor family hub for more information on these CPUs.

Performance

The average 4800H in our database is in the same league as the Core i7-11850H, the Core i7-1360P and also the Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. This highlights just how great of a job Renoir designers did, back in the day.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term power limit of 45 W, the MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK is among the fastest laptops built around the 4800H that we know of. It can be more than 20% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Graphics

Ryzen 7 4800H features the Radeon RX Vega 7, a 7 CU integrated graphics adapter running at up to 1,600 MHz. The iGPU's underlying architecture is fairly old as of 2021, yet its 448 shaders will let you play many games of 2020 and 2021 as long as you stick to reasonable resolutions and presets. F1 2021 runs well at medium quality, 1080p resolution, to give you an example. A Vega 7 can be as fast as a GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, or as slow as an 80 EU Iris Xe; this depends on the benchmark as well as on cooling system performance and TDP settings of a laptop as mentioned above. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The Vega definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz. This iGPU is capable of hardware decoding AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos. There is no AV1 support to be found here though. Such a video will have to be SW-decoded leading to much lower energy efficiency.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 7 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W. Laptop makers are allowed to change that to anything between 35 W and 54 W, with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. The Ryzen 7 4800HS is a 35 W edition of the Ryzen 7 4800H that trades away a bit of performance for lower power consumption. In both cases, an active cooling solution is a must.

Both the 4800H and the 4800HS are built with TSMC's 7 nm process for decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4500U

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is an upper mid-range, hexa-core processor of the Renoir product family. The APU was unveiled in H1 2020; it is designed for use in thinner, lighter laptops. Its six Zen 2 CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.0 GHz (highest Boost frequency possible). Ryzen 5 4500U features the Vega 6 iGPU.

The sole advantage of Ryzen 5 4600U over Ryzen 5 4500U is the thread-doubling SMT technology support. The former has SMT while the latter does not.

Architecture

Zen 2 is a resounding success, delivering massive improvements over outgoing Zen Plus-based processors. Ryzen 5 4500U is manufactured on the cutting-edge 7 nm TSMC process; it is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 memory. This processor has 8 MB of Level 3 cache.

While the APU uses Zen 2 cores just like the desktop-grade Ryzen 3000-series processors do, Ryzen 7 3800XT included, it does does not have PCI-Express 4.0 support. It does feature several PCI-Express 3.0 lanes for connecting discrete graphics cards, SSDs and other devices. Four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes allow for read/write rates of up to 3.9 GB/s provided a suitably fast NVMe SSD is used.

Ryzen 5 4500U gets soldered permanently on to the motherboard (FP6 socket interface) and is anything but user-replaceable.

Performance

The average Ryzen 5 4500U in our database nearly matches the Core i5-11300H, the Core i5-11320H and also the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned - thus delivering an undeniably impressive performance jump over the outgoing Ryzen 5 3500U.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term power limit of 38 W, the Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5 is among the fastest systems powered by the R5 4500U that we know of. It can be about 20% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system built around the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Graphics

Just like its name suggests, the Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics adapter has 6 Compute Units (6 x 64 = 384 unified shaders). In the case of Ryzen 5 4500U, this graphics adapter runs at up to 1,500 MHz. The iGPU definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz; it will have no trouble HW-decoding HEVC, AVC, VP9, MPEG-2 and other widespread video codecs. AV1 is not supported though; such a video will have to be software-decoded for much lower energy efficiency.

Vega 6 will let you play many titles of 2020 and 2021 as long as you stick to low settings and low resolutions. F1 2021 (720p, Low) runs at 32 fps; Outriders (720p, Low) runs at 27 fps, to give you an example or two. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

Power consumption

This Ryzen chip is very energy efficient, as of mid 2022, thanks to the cutting-edge 7 nm TSMC manufacturing process and the mature Zen 2 architecture.

The Ryzen 5 4500U has a default TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit) of 15 W that can be changed to anything between 10 W and 25 W by laptop makers if required, a right they use more often than not. Clock speeds and performance will change accordingly as a result. By going for the lowest value, it will be possible to use the APU as the heart of a passively cooled tablet, laptop, mini-PC.

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 4800HAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir-H (Zen 2)Renoir-U (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir-U (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H « 2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U compare2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U compare2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U « 2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2900 - 4200 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 6
TDP45 Watt15 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, SMT, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SMEDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SME
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1600 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerwww.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4800H
35.1 pt (49%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4500U
30.5 pt (42%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 9644     avg: 10889     median: 11135.5 (10%)     max: 11642 Points
5920 Points (5%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1248     avg: 1254     median: 1253.5 (53%)     max: 1259 Points
1152 Points (49%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 462     avg: 482.1     median: 485 (54%)     max: 491 Points
min: 424     avg: 445.8     median: 447.5 (50%)     max: 453 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3692     avg: 4275     median: 4339.5 (11%)     max: 4663 Points
min: 1843     avg: 2236     median: 2219 (5%)     max: 2530 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1652     avg: 1859     median: 1854 (12%)     max: 1995 Points
min: 715     avg: 896     median: 892 (6%)     max: 1007 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 186     avg: 188     median: 188 (57%)     max: 191 Points
min: 156     avg: 172.8     median: 174 (52%)     max: 177 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 19.95     avg: 21     median: 21.1 (27%)     max: 21.92 Points
min: 10.22     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (14%)     max: 11.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.16     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (54%)     max: 2.19 Points
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (50%)     max: 2.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5643     avg: 5684     median: 5684 (34%)     max: 5725 Points
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (32%)     max: 5355 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 37236     avg: 37276     median: 37276 (27%)     max: 37316 Points
min: 22934     avg: 24156     median: 24155.5 (18%)     max: 25377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 61208     avg: 62934     median: 62933.5 (44%)     max: 64659 Points
38477 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 9712     avg: 9782     median: 9781.5 (12%)     max: 9851 Points
9139 Points (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
90.9 s (1%)
min: 170.4     avg: 171.9     median: 171.9 (2%)     max: 173.4 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.4 s (1%)
min: 5.7     avg: 7.8     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.48 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4601 Points (7%)
min: 3420     avg: 3493     median: 3493 (6%)     max: 3566 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 44827     avg: 49860     median: 50075 (29%)     max: 53883 MIPS
min: 22466     avg: 24384     median: 24101 (14%)     max: 25891 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4575     avg: 4678     median: 4686 (56%)     max: 4743 MIPS
min: 4235     avg: 4290     median: 4288 (51%)     max: 4338 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 101.5     avg: 102.7     median: 102.7 (36%)     max: 103.9 fps
59.3 fps (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 209     avg: 215.6     median: 215.6 (50%)     max: 222.2 fps
210 fps (48%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 10.8     avg: 12.6     median: 12.8 (22%)     max: 14.1 fps
min: 5.86     avg: 6.8     median: 6.9 (12%)     max: 7.33 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (33%)
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (16%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.9 GB/s (33%)
min: 0.865     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (15%)     max: 0.922 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.3 GB/s (27%)
4.9 GB/s (13%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 248     avg: 266     median: 262 (2%)     max: 299 Seconds
min: 533     avg: 603     median: 584 (4%)     max: 748 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.562     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.603 sec
min: 0.614     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.654 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12018     avg: 12683     median: 12683 (27%)     max: 13348 Points
min: 8933     avg: 8934     median: 8933.5 (19%)     max: 8934 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.8 s (2%)
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.5 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
22.6 s (1%)
24 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
564 s (3%)
min: 620     avg: 622     median: 622 (3%)     max: 624 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 51446     avg: 57673     median: 57672.5 (51%)     max: 63899 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 11401     avg: 14657     median: 15160 (41%)     max: 15838 Points
min: 7061     avg: 8121     median: 8095 (22%)     max: 8704 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 60191     avg: 61331     median: 61331 (50%)     max: 62471 Points
min: 61260     avg: 63475     median: 63892 (52%)     max: 65272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 59769     avg: 62130     median: 62130 (50%)     max: 64491 Points
min: 57910     avg: 62775     median: 63587.5 (52%)     max: 66013 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 65802     avg: 66827     median: 67127 (57%)     max: 67553 Points
min: 68588     avg: 69178     median: 69062 (58%)     max: 69884 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 13135     avg: 15479     median: 15669 (40%)     max: 16818 Points
min: 6900     avg: 7494     median: 7616 (19%)     max: 7925 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 19980     avg: 21647     median: 21847 (39%)     max: 22687 Points
min: 9800     avg: 11318     median: 11477 (20%)     max: 12259 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 6255     avg: 8706     median: 8925 (38%)     max: 9631 Points
min: 3316     avg: 3759     median: 3734 (16%)     max: 4187 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1154     avg: 1188     median: 1191 (50%)     max: 1207 Points
min: 1082     avg: 1109     median: 1097 (46%)     max: 1220 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5920     avg: 7725     median: 7955 (14%)     max: 8672 Points
min: 4352     avg: 4774     median: 4632 (8%)     max: 6234 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1177     avg: 1184     median: 1184 (5%)     max: 1191 Points
1074 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6027     avg: 7108     median: 7108 (22%)     max: 8189 Points
4282 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4808     avg: 4950     median: 4949.5 (49%)     max: 5091 Points
min: 4486     avg: 4624     median: 4624 (46%)     max: 4762 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 23108     avg: 26453     median: 26453 (29%)     max: 29798 Points
min: 17798     avg: 18561     median: 18561 (21%)     max: 19324 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
18690 Points (33%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3960 Points (77%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
19029 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4162 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
6630 Points (53%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5771 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
20968 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
16596 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
14964 Points (39%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 783     avg: 826     median: 791 (1%)     max: 1220 ms
min: 819     avg: 851     median: 853 (1%)     max: 871 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
99 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
90.9 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 37080     avg: 43309     median: 43309 (39%)     max: 49538 Points
min: 33759     avg: 43608     median: 48506 (44%)     max: 48558 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 204     avg: 217.7     median: 218.5 (46%)     max: 229 Points
min: 191     avg: 196.5     median: 197 (41%)     max: 202 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
816 Points (31%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 62     avg: 76.6     median: 83 (14%)     max: 84.9 Watt
min: 28.8     avg: 42     median: 43 (7%)     max: 53 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 81     avg: 84     median: 84 (15%)     max: 86.9 Watt
min: 26.8     avg: 37.8     median: 30.7 (6%)     max: 53 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 20.9     avg: 22.1     median: 22.1 (16%)     max: 23.3 Points per Watt
min: 16.5     avg: 24.7     median: 25.3 (19%)     max: 31.7 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4800H → 100% n=45

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4500U → 78% n=45

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