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AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 3 5300U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

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.

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

► remove from comparison AMD R3 5300U

The AMD Ryzen 3 5300U (not to be confused with the A4-5300 from 2012) is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Lucienne generation. The R3 5300U integrates four cores (quad core) based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2.6 (guaranteed base clock) to 3.8 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT for a total of 8 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process. Compared to the older and similar Ryzen 3 4300U (Renoir), the Ryzen 3 5300U offers SMT and slightly higher clock speeds. The faster Ryzen 3 5400U is based on the newer Zen 3 architecture. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information on the Lucienne / Renoir architecture.

Performance

The average 5300U in our database matches Intel Core i5-11300H, Core i7-11375H and also AMD Ryzen 5 4500U in multi-thread performance, making it an outstandingly good processor for sub-US$600 laptops.

In addition to the four CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics adapter with 6 CUs at up to 1500 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 4 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip.

The TDP of the APU is specified at 15 Watt (default) and can be configured from 10 to 25 Watt by the laptop vendor (most chips are configured higher than 15 Watt). That means the chip is intended for thin and light laptops (but with fans).

AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4600HS

The AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4600HS 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. Compared to the similar named Ryzen 5 4600H, the 4600HS is the power efficient version with a TDP of 35 Watt (10 Watt less).

Due to the two deactivated cores and the slower Turbo clock speed, the Ryzen 5 4600HS should be significantly slower than the Ryzen 7 4800HS. 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 35 Watt (default). Although the TDP is 10 Watt lower than the Ryzen 5 4600H, the chip is still intended for big and relatively heavy laptops. 

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 3 5300UAMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir (Zen 2)Lucienne U (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
» AMD Ryzen 3 5300U2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock2000 - 4400 MHz2600 - 3800 MHz3000 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB256 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB2 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 164 / 86 / 12
TDP15 Watt25 Watt35 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6FP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980UAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R3 5300UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600HS

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4980U
41.6 pt (46%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R3 5300U
34.9 pt (39%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
min: 4772     avg: 5147     median: 5147 (8%)     max: 5522 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (55%)
min: 1102     avg: 1116     median: 1115.5 (49%)     max: 1129 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
492 Points (57%)
min: 431     avg: 436.7     median: 438 (50%)     max: 441 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3453 Points (15%)
min: 1883     avg: 2026     median: 2058 (9%)     max: 2138 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1658 Points (17%)
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min: 832     avg: 874     median: 873.5 (9%)     max: 915 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
182 Points (55%)
min: 166     avg: 168     median: 168 (51%)     max: 170 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.9 Points (27%)
9.3 Points (13%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
1.9 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5715 Points (47%)
5118 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
35106 Points (40%)
22139 Points (25%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
35101 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8723 Points (48%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
236.1 s (1%)
321.8 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.4 s (4%)
10 s (5%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2551 Points (15%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
42368 MIPS (26%)
min: 19170     avg: 21768     median: 21768 (13%)     max: 24366 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4320 MIPS (52%)
min: 3755     avg: 3977     median: 3976.5 (48%)     max: 4198 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.8 fps (21%)
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min: 5.87     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (14%)     max: 6.74 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.9 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5.1 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
1170 Seconds (20%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
342 Seconds (2%)
min: 524     avg: 571     median: 570.5 (4%)     max: 617 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
min: 0.654     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.664 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
7931 Points (17%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.8 s (1%)
16 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
758 s (3%)
366 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
11759 Points (32%)
min: 7958     avg: 8157     median: 8157 (22%)     max: 8356 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
10152 Points (26%)
min: 8604     avg: 8931     median: 8930.5 (23%)     max: 9257 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
18654 Points (35%)
min: 12075     avg: 12502     median: 12502 (23%)     max: 12929 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
5917 Points (30%)
min: 3541     avg: 3731     median: 3730.5 (19%)     max: 3920 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1133 Points (49%)
min: 1040     avg: 1060     median: 1060 (46%)     max: 1080 Points
1100 Points (48%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7156 Points (25%)
min: 3730     avg: 3961     median: 3960.5 (14%)     max: 4191 Points
6345 Points (22%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1049 Points (47%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4134 Points (13%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4560 Points (47%)
4630 Points (48%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
16261 Points (18%)
20170 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
16771 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4096 Points (80%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
18122 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4432 Points (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
811 ms (1%)
min: 878     avg: 892     median: 892 (1%)     max: 906 ms
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
150.3 Points (47%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (55%)
min: 187.3     avg: 194.2     median: 194.2 (51%)     max: 201 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
935 Points (36%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 30.2     avg: 36.6     median: 36.6 (6%)     max: 43 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 33     avg: 39.8     median: 39.8 (8%)     max: 46.5 Watt
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
3.5 Watt (3%)
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 5.91     avg: 22.7     median: 22.7 (58%)     max: 39.4 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 19.7     avg: 22.5     median: 22.5 (26%)     max: 25.2 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4980U → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 3 5300U → 74% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS → 93% n=2

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